This is a prestigious department functioning under S.N. Arts, D.J. Malpani Commerce & B.N. Sarda Science College, Sangamner, popularly known as Sangamner College, Sangamner.

The department was established in 1965 by considering the needs of rural and tribal students of the region to offer B.Sc., M.Sc. , M.Phil. and Ph.D. in Physics under the affiliation of Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU), Pune.. The department has a well furnished & well equipped laboratories for research and allied curricula. For enrichment it also has received funds from various prestigious funding agencies like UGC, BCUD, ISRO, DST-FIST, DBT-STAR scheme, etc.

The department is proud to have a good strength at UG and PG level in the province of SPPU, Pune. The department offers an Autonomous B.Sc. Physics and M.Sc. Physics (with specialization in Nanomaterials, Thin film, Renewable energy) programmes from July 2020 and has received an overwhelming response from the students. The department also offers doctoral research program PhD in Physics and Nanomaterials for highly motivated students looking to pursue a career in the research field.

Many eminent professors like Prof. P. B. Chaudhari, Prof. S. P. Borole, Prof. M. R. Marathe, Prof. S. D. Malwadkar, Prof. R. G. Pathare and Prof. R. V. Zaware have headed the department. Presently Dr. S. N. Dalvi is working as the HoD.

The department has a well established research centre affiliated to Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune with a very good research profile in terms of patents and publications in reputed high impact international journals.

ALL the faculties are well qualified , some of them are post doctoral and actively involved with research in the field of Nano-materials and Renewable energy sources along with regular teaching & other curricular-extracurricular activities. Many research projects funded by UGC, ISRO, SPPU are successfully completed by the faculty members. There is a great number of National/ International patents, research papers and books by the faculties, which have honored the department. The department is a proud recipient of many prizes, awards and recognitions including Best Department award under 5S scheme, gold and silver medals under student research scheme, recognition of research projects under Avishkar research project competition. Dr. S.N. Dalvi has been honoured with “Best teacher Award” of Savitribai Phule Pune University and also worked as Director of Student welfare and Programme Co-ordinator of National Service Scheme (NSS) at Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune along with many others for his contributions to the field of academic, social & cultural activities.

The department has organised various International/National Conferences, Symposiums, Workshops, Webinars and Faculty Development Programmes in collaboration with MNRE, MHRD, HRDC-SPU etc. The department has initiated an innovative activity called “CONVERGENCE” for school students and teachers of Rural and Tribal areas to foster the interest in the area of Physics through hands-on experience. Our department has an honour to work as network institute of Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS) constituent unit of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Department of Space, Govt. of India and we conducts/coordinates outreach programmes in collaboration with them.

Mission of the Department

To make the department of Physics “ the Centre of excellence in teaching, research and development” through self evaluation, accountability and innovation in teaching and research for the overall development of rural youth in social reform.

Courses run by the department
Level Course/Degree Intake Capacity
UG B.Sc. (Physics) 52
PG M.Sc. (Physics) 24
M.Phil Physics 12
Ph.D. Physics 12