Research Activity

Department of Physics offers Ph.D/ M.Sc. (Engg.) research programs from Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum.

Faculty with Ph.D


Name of the Faculty

Area of Research


Dr. S Abdul Sattar

X-ray spectrometry, Trace Elemental Analysis


Dr. Jeevan Kumar P

Thin films, Photovoltaics and Nano materials


Dr. Hitha D Shetty

Polymer nano composites

Research work taken up by the Department:

1.Metal oxide (MO) semiconductors for photovoltaic applications

2.High-K dielectrics for Microelectronic applications

3.Trace Element analysis

4.Plasma Processing


Sponsored R&D Projects

(1) Title: Study and Development of Indium-free transparent thin films and its applicability to nanostructured based electrochromic device.

Budget: Rs. 19, 00, 000.

(2) Title: Development of Prototype Debris Monitoring System

Budget: Rs. 9, 96, 000.

Sponsoring Agency: GTRE, DRDO

(3) Title: Development of low cost Copper-Oxide solar cells and modules by Magnetron sputtering & Effect of silver nanoparticles incorporation on the solar cell performance.

Budget: Rs. 34,00,000/-

Sponsoring Agency: Under Young Scientist Scheme, SERB, Department of Science & Technology (DST), New Delhi.

Status: Ongoing

(4) Title: Fabrication of silver particle embedded optically active copper oxide and Zinc Oxide thin films for plasmonic solar cell application

Budget: Rs. 1,50,000/-

Sponsoring Agency: TEQIP.

Status: Completed

(5) Title: Graphite-Polymer composites: Synthesis, Characterization and Applications as Effective Electromagnetic Shielding Materials.

Budget: Rs. 50,000/-

Sponsoring Agency: TEQIP.

Principal Investigator: Ms. Hitha D Shetty

Status: Completed

(6) Title: Fabrication and Characterization of Polymer-Nano composites for MEMS Applications.

Budget: Rs. 40,00,000/-

Sponsoring Agency: Vision Group on Science and Technology (VGST), Govt. of Karnataka.

Status: Completed

Major Equipment in the Department

(i.) Multi-Target Reactive Magnetron Sputtering Unit.

(ii.) Thermal Evaporation Unit (PVD)

(iii.) CVD Furnace with Gas mixer (CVD)