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The University Department of Physics, University of Mumbai established in the year 1971, offers postgraduate leading to the Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree, by research or papers, awarded by the University of Mumbai. In addition, M.Phil and Ph.D. degree programmes are also undertaken by the Department. Experienced faculty of the Department is devoted to research in their respective areas of specialization. Research and teaching are given equal importance by the faculty. Extra care is taken to pay individual attention to the students in their laboratory work and tutorial sessions. Project work and problem sessions are encouraged to develop innovative and analytical approach to physics learning. Topical seminars by scientists of nearby research institutes are arranged to create research-awareness amongst students. Some scientists are also invited for teaching, examination and curricular development.
Department of Physics
The Department of Physics is exclusively a postgraduate Department of the University of Mumbai. It is one of the centers of the University of Mumbai for conducting M.Sc., M.Phil. and Ph.D. programmes. Although it is one of the centres, it offers centralised M.Sc. lecture course programme for the benefit of students of other centres (e.g. various affiliated colleges) where lectures are not held. On behalf of the University, it also acts as a centralized admissions center for admission to M.Sc. (by papers), to all the postgraduate centres. University of Mumbai finances the department to create and maintain infrastructural facilities for its various teaching and research programmes. Additional finance required for research work is sought by individual faculty members from various national funding agencies such as UGC, DST, CSIR, BRNS, DOE, etc. It has a close interaction with teachers and scientists from teaching and research institutes associated with the University both for the teaching and research programme of the Department.
The Department of Physics is housed in Lokmanya Tilak Bhavan and partely in Dnyaneshwar Bhavan located in well-planned Vidyanagari Campus of the University of Mumbai. The Vidyanagari Campus is off the C.S.T. Road (now known as Vidyanagari Marg) near Kalina and is accessible both from C.Railway and W.Railway. BEST bus route 318, 313, 91 and 37 plying between Kurla [West] (C.Railway) and 318, 313 and 306 Santacruz [East] (W.Railway) pass via Vidyanagari and 312 & 374 connect it to Andheri, Vile-Parle & Sion.
On the very first visit, the student falls in love with the campus environment. Its well laid gardens and vast area, away from dense and noisy city, help to create necessary atmosphere for creative activities. Staff quarters, Girls' and Boys' hostels and late evening research workers keep the campus alive also in the evenings. Campus library houses books and journals of almost all the subjects. Canteen offers a common meeting place for students and teachers from various arts, science and commerce departments. It is a new experience for a science student to encounter a research worker deeply involved in an arts faculty. Summing up, the campus offers an opportunity for an all-round development of student's personality.
The Department offers three MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS and one SHRI NITIN RASIKLAL PARIKH MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP, to be awarded strictly on the basis of merit. There is also LATE PRINCIPAL R.D. GODBOLE award for a student standing first among those offering Nuclear Physics option. In addition, for financially needy students, it offers three FREE STUDENTSHIP to be awarded on the basis of need-cum-merit. These assistanceships are available to only those students who are enrolled in the department.
The highway to Information Technology and access to the vast knowledge in the world has been made possible by acquiring the INTERNET Facility. The Physics Department has not only acquired this facility for itself, but has linked to various department and the Campus of the Mumbai University with right planning & efficiency.
The facility has increased the scope of RESEARCH and accessibility to Research Papers in Journals, which may not have been possible to subscribe to in the past.