Head of the Department
Prof. Bal Chandra Yadav
Physics plays a key role in science education and society providing the molecular alphabet for science. It is the source of new concepts about all aspects of the nature and is a driving force for new technologies. The Department of Physics under the School of Physical Sciences at BBAU Lucknow was established in 2010 with a goal to pursue excellencein teaching and research in basic and advanced areas of experimental & theoretical physics, as well as in interdisciplinary areas of science & technology.Department is known for research in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Computational Physics (ab-initio methods), Nuclear and Particle Physics, Ultrasonics and Photonics.The department strives to train its students to become skilled and motivated physicists. Students have consistently shown success in various competitive exams like CSIR, UGC-JRF/NET, GATE, JEST etc. and secured jobs in academic institutions, universities and other offices. Students are admitted for M.Sc.(Physics), M.Sc.(Nuclear Medicine Technology), M.Phil.(Physics) courses and Ph.D.programme through National Level Entrance Examinations organised by the university.Choice Based Credit System is being followed and few papers may be chosen which supplement and complement core Physics subject from other disciplines viz. Mathematics, Statistics, Chemistry, Electronics, Environmental Science etc. The course curriculum of M. Sc. (Physics), M. Sc. (Nuclear Medicine Technology), M.Phil. (Physics) and Ph. D. has been prepared in view of the guidelines from UGC and MHRD, Govt. of India as modified time to time in respective BPGS (Board of Postgraduate Studies) meetings. Modification in syllabus in consultation with the industry professionals, practitioners, students and their parents basically who are the stake holders is a continuous process. In addition to the normal teaching classes and the practical training, the curriculum has integral components of seminars and research based on projects targeted to shape the student’s career in accordance with the requirement of the present national and international needs. The department is in the process of developing facilities conducive for training in the field of Physics at par with that of international level. Faculty of the department is running various externally funded research projects from agencies like DST, DAE, UGC and CSIR. Many distinguished scientists and eminent scholars from premier research institutes such as CSIR, IIT, IISER, Indian and foreign Universities are invited to deliver lectures in their area of research interest from time to time. The students are exposed to both academics as well as extracurricular activities during their tenure.
Major and Minor Facilities
Low Background Counting System (HPGE & Atomtex)
Dosimetry of neutron and Gamma using Conducting Polymers and SSNTD’s
Low Beta Counting Setup
MRF and RF Enhancement Setup for Hall Effect Studies & Dosimetry
Development of new Thermoluninescence Materials & its Dosimetry Applications.
Development of Conducting Polymers
Four Probe Setup
Microscope for Track Measurements
Alpha source for Thickness Measurement
Muffle furnace (12000C)
G M Counter
Distillation Set up