PROGRAMMES ORGANIZED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS
FELICITATION TO TOPPERS AND WINNERS OF POSTER DESIGN COMPETITION
A facilitation program for the meritorious students of UG 2020-23 batch Physics students was held on 21.06.2023 Wednesday at 2.00 PM. The Head of the Department welcomed the gathering and introduced the chief guest of the program Dr. Sreejith O. V., Post Doctoral Fellow, Oxford University, UK. The gathering included teachers of the Department, Research Scholars, Students of 2020-23 batch UG Physics and 2021-24 batch UG Physics. The chief guest interacted with the students for about 1.00 hr. on ‘success formula after under graduation’. He has narrated the need for getting admission in a high class institute having National/International repute. The enjoyment in campus life is also equally important, he said. The influence of academic atmosphere and research culture is crucial in academic upliftment of an individual, he added. The chief guest motivated the gathering in a great way and asked to prepare well for getting admission in top class Institute and thereby securing life. He has officially inaugurated the function and distributed memento to Ms. Keerthana K. (University topper), Ms. Arya T V (University 2nd topper), Ms. Drisya K (A+ holder) and Ms. Nandana C. K. (A+ holder). He has also handed over the cash prize of Rs. 4000/- to Ms. Keerthana K., as part of the endowment instituted by Prof. K C Padmaja, Retired Head of the Department of Physics, Payyanur College to the topper of B Sc. Physics examination of Kannur University. The chief guest was kind enough to distribute the memento and cash prize to the winners of poster design competition organized by the Department of Physics, in association with IQAC Payyanur College in connection with the World Environment Day. (First prize, Ms. Thanooja, Dept. of Chemistry, memento and Rs. 1000/- as cash prize, Second prize, Ms. Fathimathul Nisa, Department of Economics, memento and Rs. 500/- as cash prize). Further, our students cleared their doubts on various opportunities after graduation. The program concluded at 3.00 PM with the formal vote of thanks by Dr. Manoj Kumar N., Assistant Professor, Department of Physics. A total of about 50 participants were there in the program.
WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY- POSTER COMPETITION
Department of PG Studies & Research in Physics in association with IQAC Payyanur College conducted a poster design competition on 05.06.2023 to the students of Payyanur college on account of world environment day. The focal theme of poster design was ‘solutions to plastic pollution’ which is the theme for the world environment day 2023. A total of 10 students from various disciplines participated in the program. The posters were judged by Dr. Swaran P. R., Head, Department of Zoology and Dr. Sreejith E. K., Assistant Professor, Department of Physics for identifying the best two from the designed posters. The posters from Ms. Thanooja T., III B Sc. Chemistry is identified as the best and Ms. Fathimathul Nisa from III B A Economics as next to best. The identified best 2 posters will be awarded with certificate, memento and cash prize (Rs. 1000 and Rs. 500 to the best and next to the best ) in a function which will be organised by the Department of Physics in a later date as all the classes of college resume.
WORKSHOP ON RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
The Department of PG Studies & Research in Physics, Payyanur College organised a Research Methodology Workshop on 30.05.2023, Tuesday at the Department of PG Studies & Research in Physics, Payyanur College in association with the Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) and Research Committee of Payyanur College. The workshop started at 3.00 PM with a welcome speech by Dr. Prakash V., Coordinator of the program. The Head of the Dept. Dr. Preethi Rajan M. K., gave presidential remarks. The Principal of the college Dr. Santhosh V. M., conveyed his best wishes to the program in his absence. The coordinator of college IQAC Dr. Swaran P. R. also addressed the program. The workshop was held online and Dr. Anish Kumar Warrier, Associate Professor of Geology, Department of Civil Engineering, Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), Manipal – 576104, Karnataka, India, was the resource person. His online existence and sharing of research ideas during the occasion made the event successful. The talk delivered on ‘Manuscript Preparation and Presentation’ has certainly motivated the participants. A total of 50 participants were there for the program, including teachers, research scholars and students. All the staff of the Physics Department were actively involved in the program. The program ended at 4.45 PM with the vote of thanks proposed by Ms. Athira A., student of II Semester M Sc. Physics.
The Department of PG Studies & Research in Physics, Payyanur College organised a Research Workshop on 27.05.2023, Saturday at the Department of PG Studies & Research in Physics, Payyanur College in association with the Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) and Research Committee of Payyanur College. The workshop started at 3.00 PM with a welcome speech by Dr. Prakash V., Coordinator of the program. The Head of the Dept. Dr. Preethi Rajan M. K., gave presidential remarks. The Principal of the college Dr. Santhosh V. M., conveyed his best wishes to the program in his absence. The coordinator of college IQAC Dr. Swaran P. R. also addressed the program. The workshop was held online and Ms. Shilpa Pavithran, Student Assistant, Friedrich Alexander University, Germany was the resource person. Her online existence and sharing of experience during the occasion made the event successful. The talk delivered on ‘Masters and Research Practices in Data Science Abroad’ has certainly motivated the participants. A total of 40 participants were there for the program, including teachers, research scholars and students. All the staff of the Physics Department were actively involved in the program. The program ended at 4.00 PM with the vote of thanks proposed by Dr. Vinodkumar T., faculty from the Department of Physics.
ORION-NIGHT SKY WATCH ’23 – A NIGHT JOURNEY THROUGH SKY
The Astronomy club, Department of Physics conducted a night sky watch in association with IIST, Trivandrum & Astro, Payyanur on 25 & 26 March 2023 for all students and faculties of Payyanur College. Dr. Sarita Vig from IIST handled sessions and explained the stars and constellations during sky watch. It was followed by an inspiring talk by an young astrophysics aspirant Miss. Nakshathra, member, Astro Payyanur. The night session was closed by 10:30 pm, followed by dinner. Next day at 4:30 am the programme resumed to watch the morning sky. The session was utilized by about 120 participants of various streams of the college. The program was concluded at 6:30 am.
THARANGAM 2023 – A SCIENCE EXTRAVAGANZA
As part of the National Science Day on February 28, the department of Physics organized a science exhibition “Tharangam 2023” which was inaugurated by the Principal, Dr. V. M. Santhosh. Many exhibits and experiments were showcased to inculcate scientific temper and inquisite among students. Equation wall, illusion room, craft exhibits made from waste materials, games and food-court were the few attractions of the event. Students and teachers from nearby schools visited the exhibition.
Felicitation to the Alumnus -Dr Ambili K M
Kerala State Young Scientist award winner and alumnus Dr.Ambili K.M was felicitated by Dr. V M Santhosh Principal Payyanur College in a programme conducted by Dept of Physics in association with IQAC Payyanur College on 24.2.23 at seminar hall. She is working as Space Scientist at VSSC Thiruvanathapuram. The programme was presided by Dr.Preethi Rajan HoD Dept of physics. Dr.Reshmi PM welcomed the gathering. IQAC joint coordinator Dr.Prakash V, staff advisor smt Nisha V K, Union chairman AthulRaj felicitated the function followed by vote of thanks by Abhijith Manikandan.
Dr.Ambili K M delivered a talk on Space Physics and interacted with students.
The Physics department laboratory was visited by the students of Edanad UP School on 6-2-2023.
In this programme entitled “Bright Horizon”, budding knowledge seekers were familiarized with different concepts in physics.Various interactive and thought provoking games were also organized. The winners were recognized with exciting prizes.
FLIGHT TO BRIGHT CAREER- A TALK ON CAREER GUIDANCE
Department of physics organized a talk on career guidance “Flight to Bright Career” on 11.01.2023, 2 pm at the seminar hall. A very interesting, informative and motivated talk was delivered by Mr. Deepu Joseph, Assistant Professor, Nirmalagiri college, Koothuparamba. The programme was concluded with the vote of thanks by Mr. Abhijith Manikandan, Association Secretary.
NO TO DRUGS CAMPAIGN
Department of Physics conducted a debate related to ‘No to drugs Campaign ‘ of govt on 15.12.22 at 10.30 am among final year students. Four teachers from the department interacted with them. Students actively participated and discussed the issues related to narcotics usage. Program ended at 11.15 am.
The toppers of university examination (UG &PG) and CUSAT MSc entrance examination were felicitated on 11/08/22 by the chief guest Dr. K.V. Devadasan , Rtd. HOD of Physics, MG College Iritty. He interacted with our students and distributed the cash award.