Department of Pure and Applied Physics at Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidalaya, established in 1994, is one of the premier physics doing places in this region of central India. Since its inception, it has been actively involved in teaching and research activities, offering top-notch undergraduate and graduate education, as well as pursuing research in diverse areas of fundamental and applied physics. The department is having 20 teaching faculty. To develop professionals, the department offers an undergraduate four-year B. Sc. programmes in physics and electronics. The department also offers a first-year B. Tech programme and M. Sc. programmes in Physics and Electronics. Our research spans over theoretical and experimental condensed matter physics, accelerator physics, materials science, photonics and astrophysics. The Department of Pure and Applied Physics is a premier research facility in the central India, with a Ph.D. program that is lively and dynamic, currently enrolling about 34 research students. The departments M. Sc. students and research fellows have access to advanced materials characterization and synthesis tools like X-ray diffractometer, Raman spectrometer. Dielectric spectroscopy measurement set up, UV-Vis spectrophotometer, Atomic Force Microscopy, and scanning electron microscopy, thermal evaporation chamber, Mask aligner and high temperature furnaces as key facilities. The department contains a library with a wealth of resources for researchers and students. A 3 MV high current pelletron accelerator facility has been installed in the Department in 2014 and offers various ion beam based experimental facilities such as ion implantation, ion irradiation, Rutherford backscattering spectrometry (RBS), RBS-Channeling, Proton induced x-ray emission (PIXE), and Elastic recoil detection analysis (ERDA). These ion beam based experimental facilities are being used for the materials synthesis, materials modification, and materials characterizations. The Department is inducted with DST-FIST in 2021 with a financial support of 92 lakhs. Under DST-FIST, the department got thin film/bulk ferroelectric characterization measurement sutup.

Vision of Department

To produce quality students ready for teaching and research. To develop the essential infrastructure for high standards of research in the thrust area of Material Science , Experimental Condensed Matter Physics ,Computational Material Science, Astronomy &Astrophysics, Nanotechnology. To be a department of “Excellence” and be included in the one of the best physics departments of the country. To motivate students for high quality teaching learning process in Physics as well as in interdisciplinary areas. To build collaboration with researchers of best institutes of world. To bring research funding from scientific organizations at national and international level

Mission of Department

*To motivate the students for the developmental activities of the department. *To make advancement in science and technology to attain International standards. *To implement planning for the continuous Improvement of academic and research activities.

Achievements of Department

The Department has bagged 30 major/minor research projects from national funding agencies such as DST, UGC, ISRO, IUAC and DAE-CSR etc. worth approx. six and half crores (in Indian rupees) in last five years. The faculties have published around 250 publications in international journals in the last five years. 65 students have got placements in various Government/private sectors/abroad as postdocs and around 232 students have joined in national institutes for higher studies in last five years. In last five years, 30 students have qualified national level exams such as NET, GATE, JEST and SET etc. The department awarded 17 PhDs in last five years. The undergraduate students topped national level IAPT examination.