About the department

The Department of physics was established in the year 2005.The Department of Physics is one of the vibrant departments of the college. A team well experienced, highly motivated faculty with proven excellence in teaching and research carrying forward the motto of the institution. The Department aims to disseminate knowledge and skills based understanding of the concepts of science especially in areas relevant to Engineering and Technology.

The department has well equipped laboratory with all modern instruments. The department provides individual attention for character-building, personality development along with educational and research excellence.

Programmes offered

Vision & Mission

  • The vision of the department of physics is to produce students for graduate studies with an adequate-broad understanding the basic concepts of science and technology by providing quality instruction and research education.
  • The mission of the Department is to provide a high quality education in physics to advanced areas of engineering and technology which meet the needs of industry, academia, and government.
  • Moreover the department to facilitate to accomplish research in various advanced area of science and technology and play an integrating and leadership role to the multi-disciplinary community of science and engineering.
Programme Specific Outcomes (PSOs)
Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)
Program Outcomes (POs)

Advisory Committee

Department Program Advisory Committee (DPAC)
S.No Member Designation

Members of the Board of Studies

S.No. Name of the Member Communication Address Of The Members BoS Designation

List of Laboratories

The Department of Physics possesses excellent facilities and sophisticated equipments to provide students, the best possible education with training to develop adequate practical skills during the course of study. The Laboratory is well equipped to cater to the needs of students.
Physics department add wings in fulfilling the vision and mission by imparting the strong fundamentals of Science among the budding Engineering students community. It brings the various branches of Engineering on a common platform to instill the challenging modern scientific ideas in the minds of young aspirers.
The Department aims to disseminate knowledge and skill based understanding of the concepts of science, especially in areas relevant to Engineering and Technology. The following equipments are available in the Physics Laboratory are:

  • Ultrasonic Interferometer
  • Travelling Microscope
  • Spectrometer
  • Diode laser
  • Lee’s Disc
  • Young’s Modulus – Uniform & Non-Uniform
  • Physical Balance
  • Air – Wedge
  • Torsion Pendulum
  • Post office box for band gap determination

Faculty & Staff

S.No. Name of the faculty Designation Qualifications
1 Ms.M.Aruna MSc., MPhil., Professor & Head
2 Dr.A.Prabhu MSc., MPhil.,Ph.D Associate Professor
3 Dr. Prabakaran K Associate Professor
4 Mr.M.Ayyanar MSc., MPhil., Assistant Professor
5 Mr.A.Ashokkumar MSc., MPhil., Assistant Professor
6 Mr.P.Gopalkannan MSc., MPhil., Assistant Professor
7 Mrs.K.Chandra Priya MSc., MPhil., Assistant Professor
8 Mr.K.Simbu MSc., MPhil., Assistant Professor
9 Mr.T.Kasinathan MSc., MPhil., Assistant Professor
10 Ms. Priya P Assistant Professor
S.No Name of the Supporting Staff Designation Qualification



Short-Term Courses

S.No. Name of Agency Courses Offered Discipline


Seminars, Conferences & Workshops conducted through Professional Societies Events organized in last three academic years:

Science Exhibition

11.10.2011 to 12.10.2011

Science Exhibition for School Students

Mr. Mayilsamy Annadurai


National Science Day Celebration


National Science Day Celebration And Inter College Competition

Dr.Kumar Ganesan
Scientist, NLP Counselor, Motivational Writer and Speaker. Chennai.




Global Warming

Dr. R. Ravishankar, Asst. Prof. Post Graduate & Research Department of Physics, Thiruvanamalai.


Awareness Program


Effect of Radio Frequency

Dr.R.Arun Varma, Scientist “D” Grade, RST division, MAPS


Science Day Celebration


National Science Day Celebration

Mr.Yercard Elango (Yercaud) Motivational Speaker on Science, Salem.


Title of paper Name of the
Department of the
Name of
Year of publication ISBN/ISSN number
Nonlinear nano-scale localized breather modes in a discrete weak ferromagnetic spinlattice L. Kavitha, E. Parasuraman, D. Gopi, A. Prabhu and Rodrigo A. Vicencio Physics Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 2016 ISSN: 0304-8853
Modulational instability and nano-scale energy localization in ferromagnetic spin chain with higher order dispersive interactions L. Kavitha, A.Mohamadou, E.Parasuraman, D.Gopi, N.Akila and A.Prabhu Physics Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 2016 ISSN: 0304-8853
Nano Breathers and Molecular dynamics simulations in hydrogen bonded chains L. Kavitha,A. Muniyappan, A. Prabhu, S. Jayanthi and D. Gopi Physics Journal of Biological Physics 2013 ISSN: 0092-0606
Propagation of shape changing soliton in an nonuniform nonlocal media L. Kavitha, C. Lavanya, S. Dhamayanthi, N. Akila, and D. Gopi Physics Chinese Physics B 2013 ISSN: 0092-0606
Effect of inhibitors on corrosion control of mild steel in natural aqueous environment V. Manivannan andN. Chitralekha Physics Asian Journal of Physics 2013  ISSN: 0970-7077


S.No Name of the organisation Domain / Area of Activities Contribution Activities & Outcomes Year of
signing MoU
1. Sahana Rubber Industries, Salem Boiler feed water analysis Consultancy, Industrial visit & Inplant training Students are trained in the site and various field experience 22 nd August 2013 5 years


Department of Physics

Mahendra College of Engineering,

Mahendra Salem Campus,

Chennai Main Road, Minnampalli, Salem,

Tamil Nadu 636106.

Phone: (0427) 2482884

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