Sunday, January 13, 2013


The Dept of Physics organised a Seminar on Global Climate Changes in association with Physics Association.
Resource Person: Dr. Bijoy Thampi, Scientist, NASA, Langley, Virginia 



Thursday, December 27, 2012


Congratulations to II B.Sc Physics Students, Bobby and Joshy, who secured first prize for the quiz competitions organised by Dept. of Physics, St.Terases's College, Ernakulam on 18th December 2012.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012


Welcome NAAC peer team members 

Open forum in Physics
Dept. of Physics
Nirmala College

Friday, December 21, 2012


·        Project Proposal Submitted to KSCSTE: 19 November 2009
·        Project Sanctioned by KSCSTE: 09 December 2011
·        NSRC Laboratory Established: January 2012
·        KSCSTE Project Started: 15 February 2012

Ongoing Projects
1.    Title: “Synthesis and applications of nanophase metal oxides” (Minor)
Funding Agency: UGC, New Delhi
Amount: Rs.1,49,000/-
Duration: 2011-2011
Principal Investigator: Dr. Thomas Varghese

2.    Title: “Synthesis, characterization and applications of nanocrystalline metal oxides” (Major)

Funding Agency: KSCSTE, Thiruvananthapuram
Amount: Rs.12,10,000/-
Duration: 2012-2015
Principal Investigator: Dr. Thomas Varghese
Co-investigators: Sunny Joseph and Dr. Jaseentha OP
Project Fellow: Priyanka KP

NSRC has following objectives:
Ø Fabrication of nanocrystalline metal oxides using low temperature chemical synthesis routes
Ø Optimization of different synthesis routes
Ø Characterization of the as prepared samples to understand the crystal formation, crystalline nature, particle size, surface area, surface morphology etc.
Ø Study the effect of various dopants and additives on the crystalline nature & properties of nanometal oxides
Ø Investigation of thermal, optical, electrical, magnetic, electronic and biological properties
Ø Explore novel applications to solve problems like energy, health care, medical, environment etc.
Ø Study the effects of electron beam irradiation on nanophase metal oxides

Research Scholars:          
Ø Philip KA (Part Time), Associate Prof., Newman College, Thodupuzha
Ø Aloysius Sabu N (Part Time), Associate Prof., Nirmala College, Muvattupuzha
Ø Sunny Joseph (Part Time), Associate Professor and HOD, Dept. of Physics, Nirmala College, Muvattupuzha
Ø Sheena PA (Part Time)*, Associate Prof., MES College, Kodungalloor
Ø Priyanka KP (Full Time)*, Project Fellow, Nirmala College, Muvattupuzha
*Registration pending
Extension & Consultancy
NSRC undertakes minor research projects for M.Sc Physics and Chemistry students. There are 16 M.Sc Physics students and 4 M.Sc Chemistry students are joined for their project during the academic year 2012-13.
Ø Four M.Sc Physics students of Newman College, Thodupuzha
Ø Twelve M.Sc Physics students of Indira Gandhi College, Nellikuzhi, Kothamangalam
Ø Four M.Sc Chemistry students of Nirmala College, Muvattupuzha

Ø NSRC collaborated with the Department of Studies in Physics, Mangalore University, Mangalagangotri-574199, Mangalore, Karnataka State( Dated)
Ø NSRC signed MOU with the Research Department of Maharajas College, Ernakualm, Kerala (Dated)

Equipments procured
Ø Distilled water plant
Ø Sensitive electronic balance
Ø Hot air oven
Ø Programmable muffle furnace
Ø Heating mantle
Ø Auto claves
Ø KBr pellatiser
Ø Magnetic stirrer
Ø Computers with internet facility
Ø Laser printer
Ø UV-Vis Spectrophotometer (Shimadzu Diffuse reflectance)

Manuscript Published/Accepted
v “Surface Modification of Nanotitania using High Energy Electron Beam”, International. J. Emerg. Tech. and Adv. Engg. 2 (11), 130-134 (2012)

v "Dielectic studies of nanocrystalline Manganese Tungstate", Advanced Nano Materials Applications (eds.), 91-96 (2012) (Bloomsbury Publishing India Pvt. Ltd.)

v ”Dielectric Properties and A.C. Conductivity of Nanocrystalline Titania”, J. Bas. and Appl. Phys. 2(4), February 2013 (Accepted)

v "Effect of high energy electron beam irradiation on the optical properties of nanocrystalline TiO2Nanosystems: Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics 4(2), March 2013 (Accepted)

Manuscript Presented
v Magnetic properties of copper ferrite and cobalt ferrite nano particles    synthesized by sol-gel method”, Oral Presentation, International Conference on Material Science and Technology-ICMST 2012”, St. Thomas College, Pala, 10-14 June 2012

v "Dielectic studies of nanocrystalline Manganese Tungstate", International Conference MAM-12, Coimbatore, 21-25 November 2012.

v Electrical Properties Of Bismuth Vanadate Nanoparticles”, Oral Presentation, 25th Kerala Science Congress, Technopark, Thiruvananthapuram, 29-31 January, 2013 (Accepted)

Sunday, May 20, 2012


Congats to the following final B.Sc Physics and Physics Vocational students who are selected by IT companies

1. Reseena MP (III B.Sc) - Wipro & Infosys
2. Aiswarya S (III B.Sc) - Wipro & Infosys
3. Deepak Baby (III B.Sc V) - Wipro
4. Kiran Jose (III B.Sc V) - Wipro & Infosys
5. Mathew Sebastian (III B.Sc V) -  Infosys