Activities during 2015-16

Alumni Meeting

Alumni meeting of Physics Department were held at the seminar hall of S N College Chempazhanthy on 5-07-2015 at 10 am. 40 members were present and 11 members of the executive committee were elected. The meeting came to an end at 12.30pm.

PTA Meeting
PTA meeting of S5 Core physics students were conducted on 7-9-2015 at 1:30 pm.
PTA meeting of S3 Core physics students were conducted on   1-12-2015 at 10 am
PTA meeting of S1 Core physics students were conducted on   2-12-2015 at 1:30 pm.
Refresher Course
Smt Resmi  S, Assistant Professor in Physics attended refresher course in women’s studies (Multidisciplinary) conducted by the UGC-Human resource development centre , University of Kerala , Kariyavattom, Thiruvananthapuram from 1-10-2015 to 21-10-2015
Extension Activities
Science exhibition was conducted by the department of Physics in connection with the golden jubilee celebration of our college associated with  alumni association ‘CHESNA’,  on 20th and 21st July 2015.The exhibition was attended by more than 1000 students and 100 teachers from our college and nearby educational institutions and also the public. Since the event was in connection with the golden jubilee celebration of our  college, students who studied here from 1964 [first batch] onwards blessed the function with their presence.

The achievements in Space technology and the role of VSSC were revealed and the participants were thrilled and felt proud of our nation. The areas like remote sensing,Telemedicine, EDUSAT, Chandrayan, Mangalyan etc were explained and new projects were  revealed. It is interesting that the date of the exhibition coincided with the anniversary  of man landing on the moon

A program was conducted by the Physics department to commemorate the death of great scientist Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam on 7-8-2015. Two students Jagadeesh M and Aparna S Devan made a presentation based on the life and scientific achievements of our missile man Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam in the seminar hall  which the students of the whole college attended in two sessions.

Achievement of Students
Sanjai J S of III Sem Physics joined ASAP for Global Business Foundation skill.
Pranav M of III Sem Physics got Ist prize in college level, Ist prize  in district level and 2nd  prize in zonal level competitions in power quiz conducted by KSEB Officers Association
ShahanaHakkim H S of III Sem Physics got Ist prize in English essay competition and 2nd prize in Malayalam essay competition conducted by Rashtriya  Hindi Sahithya Samachar.
ShahanaHakkim and Amitha  C A  got Ist prize in UN based Quiz conducted by Politics Department
Arathi U Nair and Vareenia M J  got 2nd prize in World literature Quiz at University college.
Akhil.G, Vishnu S Shaji  and Vivek Ravi  of III Sem Physics are members of the program “WALK WITH THE SCHOLAR’

Activities during 2014-15

Seminars organized in the department
A talk on “Living in the Quantum World” was delivered by K.B Jinesh, Assistant Professor, IIST TVPM in the Spectrum-2015 seminar series.
Dr. Premlet, Associate Prof of Physics, T.K.M College of Engineering & Dr. Prince, TKM College of Arts & Science gave a talk on Astronomy.
The success of launching of the Mangalyan on 25/9/2014 was celebrated by showing a documentary of the satellite to all students, in the seminar hall.

Activities during 2013-14

PTA Meetings
PTA meeting of Final year B.Sc. Physics was conducted on 9/1/14 and parents of 28 out of 29 students attended the meeting.
DLMC Meetings
Department Level Monitoring Committee for the FDP students is effectively working in the Department. Convener of the committee is Dr. Sreeletha S., Faculty advisor, Dr. K. Kochunarayanan and Coordinator is Dr. D. Beena. Three meetings were conducted during this period to discuss the academic matters of Semester I, III and V and 2 meetings for II, IV and VI FDP students. The committee could effectively do the online enrollment and semester registration of the students. The committee could do the internal examinations and prepare the CE sheets in time. Committee analysed the semester results also during meetings.
Participation in University Examinations
Prof. P S Amaladevi, Dr. K. Kochunarayanan, and Dr. G. Lillybai were Chief Examiners and Dr. Sreeletha S. Additional Examiner for VI Semester examination May 2013 (2010 admission). Prof P.S. Amaladevi was the Chief Examiner for the V Semester B.Sc Examination November 2013. Dr. D. Beena was Additional Examiner for the above Examinations. She was also the Chairman of V semester B.Sc Examination, November 2013.Dr. K. Kochunarayanan was the Chairman of Final year B.Sc. Physics (old scheme) for 2013 March.
Gravity”, the reunion of our 2001 Batch
The reunion of our 2001 batch was conducted on 7/3/2014, Saturday. The Programme was organized by the old students of that batch. The inaugural function was presided over by Dr. Sreeletha S., HOD. Mr. Justin Russel rendered the welcome speech. Our principal Dr. M. Devakumar inaugurated the programme. Felicitations were offered by former Principal of our College and a former faculty member of our Department Prof. M.R. Sahridayan Thampi, former HOD of our Department Prof. P.N. Muraleedharan, former teachers of our Department Prof. K.K. Jose, Prof. K.G. Sathheshchandran Nair, Smt. Deepa, and the current teachers Dr. K. Kochunarayanan and Dr. D. Beena. Vote of thanks was expressed by the old student Mr. Abhilash. NAAC Coordinator of our College, Dr. Devipriya and the present non-teaching members of our Department also attended the programme. 28 old students and their family members were gathered on that day. After the inaugural meeting the students honored the teachers and non teaching staff by presenting mementoes. After lunch break students introduced their family and their present status. The gathering was dispersed at 4 pm after tea.
Seminar organized by the Department

As part of Annual seminar series of the college, Spectrum 2014 our Department conducted the Seminar on 19/3/2014, at 1.30 pm at the Seminar Hall. Dr. Sudheer S.K. Assistant professor, Department of Optoelectronics, University of Kerala was the chief guest. Head of the Department Dr. Sreeletha S. presided the meeting. Dr.G. Lillybai rendered the welcome speech. Our respected Principal Dr. M. Devakumar inaugurated the seminar. Dr. D. Beena introduced the guest. Dr. S.K. Sudheer delivered a talk on “Lasers and its applications in material processing”. Vote of thanks to resource person was expressed by Prof. P.S. Amaladevi.
Five students of II B.Sc. Physics, also presented Papers. Amrutha C.L. presented the paper Raman effect Amrutha S. presented, “Mangalyan”, Prakash R Presented the topic ‘Earth’s magnetic field’, Saranya Sivan presented ‘Satellites: Communication and weather forecasting’ and Amal JS talked about ‘Petrol engine’. Vote of thanks was expressed by Sethulekshmy J S of I B.Sc. Physics.

Veena Memorial Endowment Award distribution
This award is contributed in the ever loving memory of late Miss. Veena P.V., by her parents. Miss Veena P.V. was a student of our Department during 2007-2010 and was the top scorer of the class for the year 2010 with 95.4% of marks. The award will be given to the top scorer for Physics every year. This award distribution was also done at the same function for Seminar on 19/3/2014. The award was given by our Principal Dr. M. Devakumar. The top scorer of the year 2013, Mrs. Linsha Fathima Latheef received the award from the Principal.