The department was established in the year 1979 with an undergraduate programme B.Sc., Physics (special). It currently offers two undergraduate programmes, one postgraduate, M. Phil and Ph.D. programmes in Physics. B.Sc., Specialization in PC hardware and Networking was started in 2003 and renamed as B.Sc.,Physics with Computer Applications in 2007. The Department was elevated to the status of a Research Centre in 2008 and the M.Phil programme has been offered since 2010. With the establishment of the state of art Geo-informatics Centre funded by ISRO in 2004 the department offered a PG diploma and certificate course in Remote Sensing and GIS till 2019. Besides the department offers a certificate course in Medical Instrumentation from 2018. The areas of research carried out are Spectroscopy, Computational Physics, Solid-State Ionics and Computational Material Science. The department has received funds from University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi, DST and DBT for major research projects. The department has four recognized guides and has produced 25 M.Phil. scholars , 7 doctorates , 1 submitted and 1 pursuing her research.
At present, the department comprises 18 teaching faculty members (6 aided , 5 SF and 5 semester appointees , 2 senior guest lecturers) and 4 non-teaching staff and 1 graduate assistant. The alumnae of the department are well placed in diverse areas including premier research and educational institutions, IT and banking sectors.
The Physics department comprises General Physics, Electronics I and II, Optics, Computational Physics, GIS , Research labs I , II and Solar PV Corner which provide experiential learning to appraise the theoretical concepts. The departmental library houses around 4,000 books in various branches of Physics.
Make the academic programme contribute contemporary theoretical and practical applications, communicate scientific analysis effectively and enable students apply knowledge and skills for career goals.
Develop academically and professionally motivated women leaders equipped with objective and critical thinking who foster scientific temper with a sense of social responsibility.