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|
|2014||M. Phil. (Un-Aided)|
Teaching Staff – Aided Programme
- Dr. Sr. S. Jesurani, Principal & Associate Professor
- Dr. Mrs. A. Jacquiline Regina Mary, Head & Associate Professor
- Dr. Mrs. R. Mary Mathelane, Associate Professor
- Dr. Mrs. A. Clara Dhanemozhi, Associate Professor
Dr. Mrs. M. Arulmozhi, Associate Professor
Dr. Mrs. A. Jegatha Christy, Assistant Professor
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/-|
- “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.
- Dr. Mrs. M. Arulmozhi, Associate Professor
- Dr. Mrs. A. Jegatha Christy, Assistant Professor
- 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.|
AWARDS AND RECOGNITION RECEIVED BY THE STUDENTS:
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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|
|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|
|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.
- P. Arunadevi, System Analyst, Polaris, USA.
- B. Shanmuga Priya-Software Engineer, USA.
- U. Narmatha-Cashier, State Bank of India, Andipatti.
- M. Chitra-Assistant Professor, Government Polytechnic College, Madurai.
- P. Helen-TCS, Team Leader, Chennai.
- V. Deepa, System Analyst, WIPRO, Bangalore.
- S.Santhanalakshmi-Govt. School Teacher, Periyakulam
- N. Priyadharshini, Assistant Section Officer, Tamilnadu Public service Commission, Chennai.
- G.Sugantha-Tahsildar, Revenue Dept. – Theni.
- V.C.Venkidammal- Govt. School Teacher, Vadipatti.
- X.Helen Flora-Asst.Prof. – Kamaraj College,Tuticorin.
- Dr. Vanitha, Dept. of Physics, Kalasalingam University, Krishnankoil.
- Mrs. Vinnarasi Lisa, Police Department, Dindigul.
- Jesintha, Assistant Professor, Govt. Arts College, Melur.
- Dr. V. Lakshmipriya, Assistant Professor, VHNSN College, Virudunagar.
- Suvetha Rani, Assistant Professor of Physics,Thiyagarajar College, Madurai-9.
- Arulmozhi, Assistant Professor of APA College, Palani.
- Mrs. N.Sumathi, Professor in Physics and Head,Govertment Arts College for women, Nilakkottai.
- G. Selva Rani, Meenashi College, Madurai.
- C.Selvarani, PG.Assistant in Physics.Govt.Hr.Sec.School, Periyakulam.
- V.C.Venkidammal, Govt.Hr.Sec.School, Narasingapuram, Dindigul.
- Carrol Jamima, Assistant.H.M, P.G.Assistant in physics, Dudly.Hr.Sec.School,Dindugul.
- G.Sugantha, Revenue Department.
Teachers Day Celebration-Photos
JAC Virtual Alumnae Meet PG& Research Centre of Physics-27.11.2021
|No. of Faculty members||:||12|
|No. of Students||:||UG: 116
|No. of Awards||:||Faculty: 5
|Conference / Workshop Attended||:||International: 93
|Conference / Workshop Organized||:||International: 2
State Level: 8