Department of Physics


        The department established in the year 1987   has grown from a tiny seed into a huge tree in the past three decades. The department’s unaided wing came into existence in the year 1994 as the demand ratio for physics rises up. The PG course was began in the year 2005 which enabled the womenfolk in the Theni district, to pursue their dreams of higher studies in physics.  In the year 2014 the department was credited to have M.Phil. course. The department was uplifted as the research center by the Mother Teresa Women’s University in the year 2015. The department has reputed faculties in various fields.  There are 6 aided and 9 unaided faculties in the department with Thin films, Thin film solar cells, Advanced ceramics, Condensed matter physics and Nanomaterials as their areas of specialization.

        Dr. R. Mary Mathelane, Dr. A. Clara Dhanemozhi, Dr. M. Arulmozhi and Dr. A. Jegatha Christy have minor and major projects funded by the University Grand Commission (UGC) of India.  The department is well equipped with research tools that could enable the young minds with research thirst.  Dr. Sr. S. Jesurani has the credit of presenting paper in the international conference held at Spain.  Dr. A. Clara Dhanemozhi has visited Nepal, Malaysia, Australia and United Kingdom to participate and present research paper at the international conference. Dr.A. Jacquiline Regina Mary had international visits to Singapore and United Kingdom to share her research experience. Dr. R. Mary Mathelane, Dr. M. Arulmozhi and Dr. A. Jegatha Christy took part in the international conference at Liverpool hope university, UK.  The department has reputed faculty members serving as resource persons, members in academic bodies to the institutions in and around Theni district.  Dr. R. Mary Mathelane, Dr. A. Clara Dhanemozhi, Dr. M. Arulmozhi prepared course materials and practical physics books for the B.Sc. (UG) students.

        The department also has the special feature of giving individual projects for the UG students.  The department has academic affiliations with National Institute of Technology (NIT) Trichy, Gandhigram Rural Institute-Deemed University, Kalasalingam University, Arul Anandar College. It has also linkages with ISRO Kalpakkam, Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA), Koodankulam Nuclear Plant, Indian institute for Astrophysics Kodaikanal (IIA). The department has the regular practice of conducting National Eligibility Test for the undergraduate Physics students every year organized by the Indian Association of Physics Teachers (IAPT) Kanpur. The final year student emerged as a centre topper for two consecutive years (2018-2019 & 2019-2020). The department has prominent alumini serving in various capacities both in government and private sectors. The students are provided with ample opportunities to acquire knowledge about recent developments in the field of physics through guest lectures and intercollegiate competitions conducted by the Physics Association.  The staff have been playing a major role in shaping the future of students.


  • To build a foundation for overall development of the Department by igniting and nurturing enthusiasm, passion in the study of Physics, as a part of curriculum.

  • To involve the students to serve the community and nation through education, communication of scientific point of views and to participate in defining the future of science, technology and society.


          JAC‟s PG and Research Centre of Physics marches with the mission as “Excellence in Physics teaching and research”. The Department provides an outstanding learning experience to the students, in which they develop strong analytical, quantitative and problem solving skills, with a deep appreciation of the role that Physics plays in technical innovations and make a wide range of career choices. The Department encourages the students to foster cutting- edge Research that expands the horizons of Science & technology. The Primary responsibility of the Department of Physics is to develop scientifically informed citizens through research-intensive education in Physical Sciences and related technologies and the next generation of scientists,at large.


Year of Establishment Course
1987 UG (Aided)
1994 UG (Un-Aided)
2005 PG (Un-Aided)
2014 M. Phil. (Un-Aided)
2015 Research Centre
Teaching Staff – Aided Programme

Dr. Mrs. M. Arulmozhi, Head & Associate Professor

(UGC – MRP – F. No. 42-8362013 – Final Report / Executive Summary)

Dr. Mrs. A. Jegatha Christy, Assistant Professor

UGC MRP No.F. MRP-6823/16 (SERO/UGC) – Final Report 


Teaching Staff – Un-Aided Programme


Date Title of the Seminar/ Conference Agency Level
23rd & 24th March, 2009 Recent Trends in physics UGC National
21st January, 2010 Intercollegiate Meet – Phyjac-‘10 JAC Regional
17th February, 2012 Intercollegiate Meet – Phyjac-‘12 JAC Regional
31st August, 2012 Popular Series Lecture-3 (Smart window materials) GRI National
5th &6th February, 2013 Recent Trends in Advanced Materials CSIR National
16th September 2013  India based Neutrino Observatory-Awareness TIFR, Mumbai Workshop
6 & 7th February 2014 Latest Trends In Physics For Interdisciplinary Advancements UGC National
9th September 2015 Institutional Training Programme in collaboration with PCRA  PCRA Regional
4th &5th February 2016 Recent trends in physics and material research UGC National
07th September 2016 Institutional Training Programme in collaboration with PCRA PCRA Regional
27th September 2016 Nuclear Energy – A source of safe, clean and green energy Kudankulam State Seminar
10th February 2017 Recent Advancements in Materials Science UGC National
5th October 2017 Seminar on Exploring New World in Space ISRO, Mahendragiri Regional
15th September 2017 Institutional Training Programme in collaboration with PCRA PCRA Regional
9th February 2018 Recent Trends in Physics UGC National
8th February 2019 Recent trends in Material Science and Its Technological Applications UGC National
30th September 2019 Energy Conservation in Collaboration with PCRA PCRA Regional
13th December 2019 Emerging Trends in Physics IAPT National
6th August 2020 Webinar on Functional Properties and Bandgap Engineering of ZnO-GaN Alloys International
27th February 2021 Guest Lecture on Exploration of the Universe JAC Regional
01st March 2021 Energy conservation opportunities in Domestic sector PCRA Regional
12th March 2021 International webinar on Recent Advancements in solar cell Technologies JAC International
28.02.2022 Guest Lecture on “Physics and Chemistry of Materials : Basic Concepts” JAC Regional
04.05.2022 Guest Lecture on Technologies 2050 JAC Regional
05.08.2022 Guest Lecture on “Transdisciplinary research and Global opportunities for women” JAC Regional



Name of the faculty Year of recognition Area of Specialization
Dr. M. Arulmozhi 2013 Condensed Matter Physics
Dr.  A. Clara Dhanemozhi 2015 Thin Film Nanomaterials and Solar Applications
Dr. Sr. S. Jesurani 2015 Advanced Ceramics
Dr. A. Jegatha Christy 2017 Nanomaterials


S.No. Nature Name of the Principal Investigator/Co-Investigator Funding Agency Year Amount
1. Minor Dr. Mrs. R. Mary Mathelane/ Dr. Mrs. A. Clara Dhanemozhi UGC 2007 Rs.60,000/-
2. Minor Dr. Mrs. M. Arulmozhi UGC 2007 Rs.65,000/-
3. Student Project Scheme Dr. Mrs. R. Mary Mathelane TNSCST 2012 Rs.10,000/-
4. Student Project Scheme Dr. Mrs. A. Clara Dhanemozhi TNSCST 2012 Rs.10,000/-
5. Minor Dr. Mrs. R. Mary Mathelane UGC 2013 Rs.2,00,000/-
6. Major Dr. Mrs. M. Arulmozhi UGC 2013 Rs.12,82,480/-
7. Minor Dr. Mrs. A. Clara Dhanemozhi UGC 2014 Rs.4,50,000/-
8. Minor Dr. Mrs. A. Jegatha Christy UGC 2017 Rs.4,90,000/-
9. Student Project Scheme Dr. Mrs. R. Mary Mathelane TNSCST 2017 Rs.10,000/-
10. Student Project Scheme Dr. Mrs. A. Clara Dhanemozhi TNSCST 2019 Rs.7,500/-

Book Publications

  • “Practical Physics” by Dr. Mrs. R. Mary Mathelane and Dr. Mrs. M. Arulmozhi – ACCA Publications, Periyakulam – 2007.
  • “Practical Physics – II Edition” by Dr. Mrs. R. Mary Mathelane and Dr. Mrs. M. Arulmozhi – GNET Computers, Trichy – 2015.


    1. Awards and recognition Received by the Faculty:
Name Award / Recognition Place
Sr. S. Jesurani Best – Women Achiever Maya Academy, Theni
Best Paper Presentation award (2) 1.Loyola College, Chennai
2.J. A. College for women, Periyakulam
Bharatha Rathna Indira Gandhi Gold Medal Global Economic Progress and Research Association on 9th March 2019.
National Educational Leadership Award The Indian Society of International Law, New Delhi on 4th April 2018.
Dr. Mrs. A. Clara Dhanemozhi Editorial Board Member American Journal of Material Synthesis and Processing  for December issue on 10th November 2018.
IARDO Award for academic leadership    IARDO & Gokul Institute of Engineering and        Technology  , Kora.
Dr. M. Arulmozhi Best Paper Presentation award S. R. M University, Kattankulathur
Mock Peer Team Member for Re-accreditation by NAAC on 26.02.2010 Yadava College, Madurai – 14.
Member of External Question Paper Validation Committee on 27.03.2010 Lady Doak College, Madurai.
One of the experts in the discussion session on “Motivation to students towards research” in the National Level Seminar on “Recent Trends in Physics” during 29 & 30.12.2010 SFR College for Women, Sivakasi.
Assistant Chief Examiner (Hall No. 4 – Centre Code: 204, Jayaraj Annapackiam College for Women (Autonomous), Periyakulam) for TNPSC Group IV & Group VIII Exams, 07.07.2012 Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission, Government of Tamil Nadu.
Member of the Staff Recruitment Committee, 19-07-2012 St. Anne’s College of Education, Periyakulam.
Judge for “Puthiya Thalaimurai Aayudham Seivom’s “Veetuku Oru Vingnaani 2012” Science Fest, 27.07.2012 T. M. H. N. U. Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Muthudevanpatti, Theni.
Qualified in  SET 2017 Conducted by Mother Teresa Women’s University, Kodaikanal.


Name Award Place
Best Postal Presentation(Rs.1000/-) MTU,Kodaikanal
R.Uma II M.Sc Physics Participated in the International Conference on “Smart Materials, Structures and Systems (ISSS)” Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.
K.Vinisha Rani
First Prize in AD-ACT Competisition in “PHYONICS – 2008” N.M.S.Sermathai Vasan College for Women, Madurai.
First Prize for PG, Second Prize For PG, Second Prize For UG respectively in Regional Seminar on “Applications of Magnetic Materials” Arul Anandar College, Karumathur.
K.Krithika ,
K.Devi Karumari
First Prize in Dumb charade in “State Level Intercollegiate Meet – PHYSKNIT – 2K8”, Fatima College, Madurai.
First Prize in Phys querade in Intercollegiate Physics Meet “PHYXPLOSION ‘09” Lady Doak College, Madurai.
A.Anees Fathima
First Prize in Model display in Intercollegiate Physics Meet “FESTOPHYS ‘09” Gandhigram Rural University, Gandhigram.
R.Uma First prize in paper presentation in State Level Intercollegiate Student’s Seminar on “Physics of Smart Materials” Thiagaraja College of Arts and Science, Madurai
Participated in the state level symposium and Indelfes Competitions(Over all Shield) S.R.College for Women,Trichy
V. Buvaneswari
First prize, Third prize in Paper presentation respectively in the State Level Intercollegiate Student’s seminar on “ASTROPHYSICS” Thiagarajar College,Madurai
R.Manogowri Attended a Special camp at Delhi& Himachal Pradesh Representing MTU,Kodaikanal Best NSS Volunteer
UGC Merit Scholarship (Two Years) – Rs. 40,000/- per year UGC, Delhi
Mariyaniraimathi Best Speech (Rs.5000/-) MTU, Kodaikanal
A.Ansalna NCC “C” Certificate Examination certificate with “A” Grade

M. Manogowri,

A.Benazir fathima

Refresher course Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore.
M.Jennathul Firthous and C.Keerthana NCC- Senior Under Officer
M. Dharani I  Place in verse writing and essay competition District collector, Theni
A. Monisha Jeffrine The Best paper presenter award in the National Conference MVM College, Dindigul.
M. Ravikashree and Y. Hevin Nivetha Winter School Programme IIA, Kodaikanal.
S. Murugeswari Member of GIAN
M. Swetha CATC cum GP RDC TRG-I camp James College  of Engineering and technology, Navalkadu, Nagercoil
P. Jeevitha Sathaniyalar Viruthu 2019 Sri Guru Dhanshinamurthy Seva Sangam, Periyakulam
S. Yogeswari and M. Angaleeshwari NIC (National Integration Camp) LS College, Muzaffarpur, Bihar
D. Josaphin State Topper National Graduate Physics Examination 2020, Indian Association of Physics Teachers (IAPT), Kanpur.
Dr. M. Arulmozhi Global Eminent Academician Award VIJ- Trust, Tamilnadu
Dr. M. Arulmozhi Women Researcher Award VD GOOD Professional Association Chennai


  • e-Career Pluz Info Private Ltd., Madurai.
  • J. K. Systems, Tirunelveli.
  • MoU signed with Department of Physics, Arul Anandar College, Madurai-14.


Prominent Alumni

  1. P. Arunadevi,  System Analyst, Polaris, USA.
  2. B. Shanmuga Priya-Software Engineer, USA.
  3. U. Narmatha-Cashier, State Bank of India, Andipatti.
  4. M. Chitra-Assistant Professor, Government Polytechnic College, Madurai.
  5. P. Helen-TCS, Team Leader, Chennai.
  6. V. Deepa, System Analyst, WIPRO, Bangalore.
  7. S.Santhanalakshmi-Govt. School Teacher, Periyakulam
  8. N. Priyadharshini, Assistant Section Officer, Tamilnadu Public service Commission, Chennai.
  9. G.Sugantha-Tahsildar, Revenue Dept. – Theni.
  10. V.C.Venkidammal- Govt. School Teacher, Vadipatti.
  11. X.Helen Flora-Asst.Prof. – Kamaraj College,Tuticorin.
  12. Dr. Vanitha, Dept. of Physics, Kalasalingam University, Krishnankoil.
  13. Mrs. Vinnarasi Lisa, Police Department, Dindigul.
  14. Jesintha, Assistant Professor, Govt. Arts College, Melur.
  15. Dr. V. Lakshmipriya, Assistant Professor, VHNSN College, Virudunagar.
  16. Suvetha Rani, Assistant Professor of Physics,Thiyagarajar College, Madurai-9.
  17. Arulmozhi, Assistant Professor of APA College, Palani.
  18. Mrs. N.Sumathi, Professor in Physics and Head,Govertment  Arts College for women, Nilakkottai.
  19. G. Selva Rani, Meenashi College, Madurai.
  20. C.Selvarani, PG.Assistant in Physics.Govt.Hr.Sec.School, Periyakulam.
  21. V.C.Venkidammal, Govt.Hr.Sec.School, Narasingapuram, Dindigul.
  22. Carrol Jamima, Assistant.H.M, P.G.Assistant in physics, Dudly.Hr.Sec.School,Dindugul.
  23. G.Sugantha, Revenue Department.


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Inception : 1987
Courses Offered : B.Sc.




No. of Faculty members : 12
No. of Students : UG: 116

PG: 33


Ph.D.: 8

No. of Awards : Faculty: 5

Students: 2

Paper Publications : International:61

Impact Factor:0.69-2.68

h-index :11-115

i10-index: 10

Paper Presentations : International:11

National: 54

Conference / Workshop Attended : International: 93


State Level:27



Conference / Workshop Organized : International: 2


State Level: 8