Bhairab Ganguly College

Bhairab Ganguly College

  • Reaccredited
    NAAC Grade A+
  • Affiliated to
    W.B. State Univ.
  • Govt.
  • AISHE Code

Department of Physics

Department of Physics

About the Department

  • General Course introduced in 1969
  • Honours Course introduced in 1990
  • Intake capacity in Honours course is 40
  • Contact Email :

The Department of Physics is inspired by the belief that Law of Nature is the beautiful if explained in a scientific manner. Its pedagogical practices include informal classroom interactions, model demonstration, students’ seminar, paper presentations, wall magazines which enable students to explore the fascinating world of Physics. Physics holds an important place in the history of humanity and is valuable to the future of all human beings, and this is a belief, that guides the functioning of the department of Physics. The mission of the department is to inspire, prepare, and empower students to succeed in the ever-changing world. 

The department provides an environment conducive to nurturing analytical minds. It is the endeavour of the department to offer a rich academic experience wherein students learn to think critically, communicate theoretical concepts effectively, and become lifelong learners. The intention is to promote interdisciplinary learning so that the students develop a wider perspective and equips them with the resources necessary not only for subject learning but to enable them to compete with confidence at multiple levels in various fields. 

The students at the Department of Physics are provided with holistic education to empower them to lead from the front. The teachers adopt techniques such as discussions and power point presentations to encourage the students in exploring the subject. Interactive sessions are conducted before the beginning of a new topic or chapter to enable the students to have in-depth knowledge and practical application of the same is taught in an elaborate manner. The students are provided with practice sheets on a regular basis for revision. Assignments and practicum are also conducted to provide the students a base to excel in final exams. Computer Lab having 15 machines with C++, Fortran and Python are sed to perform numerical methods. Student queries and doubts are tackled through tutorials conducted regularly. The students are encouraged to think out of the box and tackle real life situations. 

Departmental Association Activities

The department of Physics organises a wide range of activities throughout the year. A number of talks, seminars, study trips to SINP, VECC, BIFR, BITM and other activities are arranged. This tradition began right at the time of the department’s inception. 


Non-teaching Staff

  • Sri Sukhdev Pradhan, Laboratory Attendant
  • Sri Dipak Ram, Laboratory Attendant

Other Administrative Capacities by Departmental Faculties:

  • Dr. Sahana Chakraborty, IQAC Co-ordinator for 5 years, During 2nd Cycle NAAC visit (7-9th April 2016)
  • Dr. Debabrata Bhadra, Bursar  for 3 and half years

Research Projects Implemented in the Department

Title of the Project Name of the Principal Investigator Funding Agency
Low energy positron dynamics in diatomic molecule Tapas Mukherjee UGC
Investigation on Cosmic Ray Phenomena Rena Majumdar UGC

Designing of ferroelectric polymer nanocomposites containing surface functionalized ferroelectric oxide nanoparticles for high energy density capacitor application

Debabrata Bhadra UGC

Development of magnetic graphene oxide adsorbent for the removal and preconcentration of As (III) and As (V) species from environmental water samples

Debabrata Bhadra BGC

Biological Waste Derived Nano-hydroxyapatite for the Removal of Heavy Metal Ions from Rural Polluted Water.

Debabrata Bhadra UGC

JRF in the Department

Smt. Arpita Roy, M.Sc., 

Junior Research Fellow in a WBDST&BT Major Reaerch Project of Dr. Debabrata Bhadra

Important Publications in recent years by Faculties:

  • Nuclear dynamics in a positron-CO collision using close-coupling methods T Mukherjee, Physical Review A, Volume 96 Pages 042709 (2017)
  • Substrate induced molecular conformations in rubrene thin films: A thickness dependent study, Sumona Sinha, C-H Wang, T Mukherjee, M Mukherjee Synthetic Metals, Volume 230 Pages 51-57 (2017)
  • Low Percolation Threshold and Enhanced Electrical and Dielectric Properties of Graphite Powder/Poly (Vinyl Alcohol) Composites.
  • Debabrata Bhadra, Polymer Composites doi: 10.1002/pc.24525 (2017) Biocompatibility of poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) – graphene oxide composite using cryopreserved human stem cells, B. Chaudhuri, B. Mondal, D. Bhadra & S.C.Sarkar Chemical Science Review and Letters 6 (23), 1831-1836 (2017)
  • Study of the floating potential in a glow discharge plasma using Langmuir Probe, S. Lahiri, Rena Majumder, D. Roy Chowdhury, R. K. Saha, M.S. Janaki, A.N.S. Iyengar, International Journal of Research on Social and Natural Sciences Vol. II Issue 2 December 2017 ISSN (Online) 2455-5916 (2018)

Social Outreach Programmes that some of the faculty are involved in:

Science has become an important and permanent part of our daily lives. We can not think of a single aspect of daily living that Science has not made easier, faster and safer. Science gives us the platform to ask “what, how and why” of nature and is the reason for the ever increasing understanding that people have about the world around them. It is therefore important to educate people about recent developments in science and technology. Our Department actively engaged in quality research and teaching believes in creating such awareness.

Our efforts are to make science interesting, exciting and intriguing for the participants and to contribute to overall understanding of how and why things work like they do. The objective of this program is to inculcate in students an aptitude to appreciate the role and contribution of science in the betterment of mankind. The program has been designed to create harmony between learning and applying scientific knowledge towards the development of the society with a mission to foster a new generation of scientists who are inspired to improve the world with Science.

Our department is picking-up momentum in its outreach activities to provide technical advantage to persons outside the urban area. Some of these activities include: Engagement with interior villages, sharing lecture series with the interested intellectuals in the city, encouraging bright poor students of schools to give them a thrust about recent developments of Physics.

Debabrata Bhadra & Shirsendu Sarkar have been associated with Srijan Sujan (, working to provide talented but necessitous students with financial assistance for their higher studies.

Any correspondence can be made to the following address:

  • Shirsendu Sarkar, SPIE Kolkata Chapter, CU
    Phone: +919851610634
  • Any Schools willing to organize a workshop with different scientific models and hand on demonstration of X-th and XII-th standard are requested to write at

Outstanding Alumni

  • BISWAJIT KARMAKAR, Associate Professor
    Experimental Condensed Matter Physics Division, SINP
  • Nilanjan Halder, Associate Professor,
    Department of Physics, Manipal University Jaipur
Solo performance at Farewell
Award for Students' Seminar
Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre Visit
Departmental faculty and NTS
Prof. J.K.Bhattacharjee delivering lecture
Ongoing Computational Lab in the Department
Students with Prof. Scholtz at SNBNCBS in National Science Day 2019
Study Tour to ISI Kolkata
Visit to SINP to attend Lectures
M.Sc Project Students under the guidance of Dr. Bhadra under UGC MRP
Students at registration desk
Inauguration of UGC Sponsored National Conference
Speaker during the Seminar
Poster Presentation
Students displaying Models on a competition of Celebrating National Science Day 2018
Prof S Sengupta of IACS is delivering a lecture
Hon. M.P Loksabha Prof. Saugata Roy discussing with our students
Students displaying Wall magazine on a competition of Celebrating Golden Jubilee Year
Prof. Roychowdhury from TIFR at special lecture
Students undergoing Online Examinations
Dr. M. De Roychaudhuri falicited by Dr. Majumder
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