Physics, which is sometimes called as Natural Philosophy, is a science of matter, energy and their interaction as experienced in our universe. This ‘definition’ hardly represents what physics exactly means and allows physics to overlap on almost every branch of science and technology. The disciplines like chemical physics, biophysics, mathematical physics, geophysics, astrophysics and engineering physics clearly indicate the all-inclusive nature of physics. One remarkable difference between physics and other disciplines is that while other sciences try to explain a phenomenon using the principles peculiar to their own field, physics tries to explain the same phenomenon using generalized and minimum set of (or possibly using single) principles.
Throughout it’s course of development physics has evolved through interlocking of theory, experiment and technology. Though many branches like thermodynamics, electronics, fluid mechanics, material science, electromagnetic engineering have branched off from physics during the course of it’s evolution, physics still continues with it’s original aim of understanding nature and natural phenomena.
For a technocrat or an engineer, physics in just like a ‘window’ through which he can observe nature in a scientific manner.
The Department runs a course of Applied Physics-I, and Applied Physics-II as the part of Applied Science at I and II. Both Applied Physics I and II have lab component where students have to perform five experiments in addition to a few demonstrations in each semester and submit the term work. The Department has established physics lab ad-measuring 1390 sq. meter which is well equipped with all the required equipment’s which is (including experimental and demonstration setups), as well as a few research facilities. Department has also established a departmental library which has all required references (79 titles and 173 copies). The applied physics courses are taught with emphasis on practical applications.