Physics: Introduction

Welcome to the Department of Physics in Shivaji College, University of Delhi. The Physics department boasts of inspiring teachers, creative students and equally accomplished alumni. The faculty in our department strongly believes that though desire is the key to motivation, it is determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of our goals and commitment to excellence that enables us to attain the success that we seek. As was pointed out by Albert Einstein “It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge”, the faculty in our department is a dedicated group of people striving for excellence in physics teaching and research. The department offers excellent infrastructure and fully functional laboratories for students (both Honours and General). Richard Feynmann once quoted that “It doesn’t matter how beautiful your theory is, it doesn’t matter how smart you are, if it doesn’t agree with experiment, it is wrong.” Taking this forward, we ensure that apart from imparting strong theoretical foundation, the students enrolled in our department are provided with fully equipped laboratories so that they can gain knowledge and expertise to perform experiments on optics, electronics, microprocessor based programming, Mechanics, thermal physics etc. The main aim of the department is to provide high quality physics education, producing well groomed undergraduates who will be strongly engaged in pushing the frontiers of knowledge in physics and its related disciplines through scholarly activities.