Established in the year 1961, Tagore Government Arts and Science College is the premier Institution in the Union Territory of Pondicherry. During the period of 41 years the institution has grown into full-fledged institution offering 16 disciplines at the graduate level. Since the academic year 1986-87, the institution was affiliated to the PONDICHERRY UNIVERSITY and from 1989-90 it is functioning as an Under-Graduate institution.

From the year of inception, the college had PRE-UNIVERSITY COURSE( P.U.C.) offering Physics as one of the subjects for two groups of students, until P.U.C. is replaced by +2 pattern. At the same time the department had allied physics courses for Mathematics and Chemistry Main Students.

Physics had been introduced as a main subject in the year 1968, since then the Department had been showing the BEST WAY for many students who is doing research, placing themselves at the top of the best institutions both at home and abroad.


Since September 1997, the department has been functioning in the ground-floor of a new Science block with 1,154 sq.m of floor area, incorporating three well-equipped laboratories and three lecture hall, besides staff-rooms, store rooms and a computer room.

Threre is a small collections of books in the department for quick reference, but the College library has a sizeable collection of over 4,000 titles in the subject to cater to the needs of the students and the staff. Apparatus, Chemicals and equipment were procuted for the Departments to the tune of Rs. 100 000 in 2002-03 and in the current year, orde3rs have so far been placed for these items worth about Rs. 30,000/-. The Departmental records are currently being computerized.

The infrastucture facilites in the Department are sufficient, except for the occasional failure of scientific companies to supply in time a few items of chemicals or equipment; such insufficiencies are tided over by loans from the Post-graduate Centre which also faces similar problems, the assistance being mutual.

Many of the costly equipment by the College, such as the UV-Visible Spectrophotometer, Power generator, etc., have been transferred to the P. G. Centre when it was set up.


First,Second and third yeat B.Sc. Physicshave well furnished class rooms. Practicals are carried out in two different laboratories for main and allied students,furnished with suitable work tables and apparatus.

Computer room

Computer room has monitor and other accessories to modernize our activities.

Store room

The store room has updated records of academics, administrative activities and also costly eqipment, materials and departmental library books(170 numbers).


Recently our Department is equipped with the above said projectors which we have proposed to utilize during seminer presentations.


Physics Faculty

Dr.R. Sekar                   HOD

Dr.Dinesh Kumar Guptha,M.Sc.,Ph.D.,AMIETE


Dr.S.Santhose Kumar

First Semester
Language Paper-I

English Paper-I

Paper-I Mechanics of Particles, Rigid Bodies and Continuous Media.

Paper-II Kinetic theory and Thermo-dynamics.

Allied Paper-I Allied Mathematics-I

Second Semester
Language Paper-II

English Paper-II

Paper-III Oscillations, Waves and Acoustics

Main Practical Physics Main Practical-I

Allied Paper-II Allied Mathematics-II

Third Semester
Language Paper-III

English Paper-III

Paper-VI Optics

Paper-VII Electricity

Allied Paper-III Allied Chemistry-I

Allied Practical Allied Chemistry Practical-I

Fourth Semester
Language Paper-IV

English Paper-IV

Paper-VII Magnetism and Electrodynamics

Paper-VIII Electronics

Main Practical- Physics Main Practical-II

Allied Paper-IV - Allied Chemistry-II

Allied Practical- Allied Chemistry Practical-II

Fifth Semester
Paper-IX Stastical Physics

Paper-X Solid State Physics

Paper-XI Laser and Molecular Spectroscopy

Paper-XII Digital Electronics

Paper-XIII Astrophysics Material Science (Optional)

Main Practical Physics Main Practical-III

Sixth Semester
Paper-XIV Electromagnetic waves and Relativity

Paper-XV Atomic Physics

Paper-XVI Nuclear Physics

Paper-XVII Communication Electronics

Paper-XVIII Numerical Methods and Computer Application(Optional)

Main Practical Physics Main Practical-IV

Paper-XXII Electronics