Department of Physics


“Striving for Better Society”

The department has been established in 1969. Since then it has pioneered in Physics education in the Malwa region of Punjab. The department has well qualified and experienced teaching faculty . It offers UG courses : B.Sc. (N.M.) and B.Sc. (N.M with Computer applications) .The department excels in providing practical knowledge through its well equipped three state of the art laboratories, a dark-room and DBT sponsored Innovation Hub  . A number of alumni of the department are well placed in their respective fields. Various student oriented activities like Seminars/ Extension Lectures/ Conferences/ Poster-making Competitions are regularly organized by the Department. Recently the department has organized a National Conference on the Topic “Recent advances in science and technology for sustainable development ”.

The following are list of  the past and  present  faculty members of the department

Sr. No. Faculty
From To
1 Prof. P.S. Garg 01-07-1969 25-08-2003
2 Prof. J.P. Singal 27-10-1969 28-02-2006
3 Prof. K.L. Singal 14-07-1970 31-10-2001
4 Prof. R.K. Aggarwal 16-07-1971 30-04-2006
5 Dr. V.S. Puri 01-09-1978 01-04-2003

Faculty of the Department

1 Dr. Gurpreet Singh
2 Dr. Kulwinder Singh Mann
3 Prof. Harpreet Kaur Brar
4 Dr. Vikas Duggal


  • To strive continuously in pursuit of excellence and to identify  practical applications of physics for the betterment of society.


  • The department of Physics at DAV College, Bathinda strives to provide an outstanding educational experience for students.
  • It aspires to disseminate current knowledge through interaction with various research units, the academic world and community at large.

Yashpal Association of Physics Students (YAPS) :

Yashpal Association of Physics Students(YAPS) has been established by the department in the honour of an eminent teacher, renowned scientist and an academician of our country. The aim of the association is to encourage maximum participation of the students in the various academic activities of the department. it constitute a committee of ten students from the B.Sc classes and  leads to the organization of various activities of the department.

Equipments/Facilities in the Department :

The department has well equipped and state of the art laboratories. All the required apparatus for performing experiments are available in the laboratories. The electronics Lab has facility to trace electrical signals on the screen. We have CRO (10 MHz and 20 MHz, Dual Beam), Function Generator for frequency range 10 kHz-10 MHz), PN junction diodes, Transistors, Amplifier (OP-Amp, CE-Amp etc.), basic logic gates, Oscillators, Series/parallel LCR resonance circuits and Digital and Analog multimeters. The G.M. counter with Cs-137souce is available for conducting experiments based on nuclear physics. The mechanics lab is equipped with Kater’s pendulum, Maxwell Needle, Fly wheels, Young’s modulus apparatus, Poisson’s ratio apparatus, barometer etc. For performing experiments of thermal physics the department has Lee-Disc apparatus, Adiabatic expansion coefficient apparatus. Planck’s constant measurement facility using photo cell, LASER (He-Ne), Thermo-e.m.f. apparatus. We have well equipped dark room for performing experiments of light (optics). It is equipped with spectrometers, mercury and sodium lamps, diffraction grating, optical bench, travelling microscopes. A multimedia projector is also available in the department. The broad-band internet and printing facility is available in the department.

Departmental Library

The department has its own library which has a collection of nearly 258 reference/text books of various authors for B.Sc. students. Some of the books have been donated by the publishers and the faculty members. These books are issued to the needy and deserving students. The record of issued books is maintained by the department.


Outreach Activities:

  •  Oscilloscopes: CRO Vs. DSO BY Dr. Asha Rani, Assistant Professor, DEV Samaj College for Women, Ferozpur, Punjab (17/05/2022)

  • Rangoli Utsav – Environmental Rangoli  (For School and College Students) (25/11/2021)

  •  Tracker Software for Physics Practicals by Dr. Leena Joshi, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai (01/11/2021)

  • Science: Fiction to Reality BY Dr. Jaswinder Singh, Lect. In Physics, Govt. Sen. Sec. School, Kalyan, Patiala (05/08/2021)  

  •  Three Days Workshop/Training on Electronics Projects by Mr. Sukhvinder Singh, Coordinator, NIERT, Patiala, Punjab (22/02/2021 to 24/02/2021)

  •  One Week Online Interdepartmental Workshop on MS-Excel/Spreadsheet as a tool for Enhancing Mathematical and Computational Skills by

Dr. P.K. Ahluwalia, Prof. (Retd.), Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla

Dr. Sapna Sharma, Associate Professor, St. Bede’s College, Shimla

Ms. Sarmistha Sahu, Coordinator AMMANNI-IAPT Anveshika, Associate Professor (Retd.), Department of Physics, MLAC, Bengaluru, Karnataka.

(27/01/2021 To 01/02/2021)

  •  Constructivism and Learn by doing Practicals for UG Students by Ms. Sarmistha Sahu, Coordinator AMMANNI-IAPT Anveshika, Associate Professor (Retd.), Department of Physics, MLAC, Bengaluru, Karnataka (03/12/2020)
  •   Constructivism and Learn by doing Practicals for UG Students by Ms. Sarmistha Sahu, Coordinator AMMANNI-IAPT Anveshika, Associate Professor (Retd.), Department of Physics, MLAC, Bengaluru, Karnataka (03/12/2020)


Tours/Virtual Tours/Industrial Visit

  • Visit to

Edison Tech. Lab, Dhuri, Punjab (MARHAR INDUSTRIES) (29/10/2021)

  • Visit to
  1. P.P. Industries Pvt. Ltd., Bathinda
  2. Aggarwal Corrukrafts Pvt. Ltd., Bathinda (18/02/2021)

  • Virtual tour to SAIF/CIL/UCIM Labs at PU Chandigarh  (11/12/2020) by

1.Mr. Tejbir Singh,

2.Ms. Anitha MB,

3.Dr. Rajendra Singh

  • Virtual Tour to Optics Lab at TIFR, Mumbai BY Dr. Venu Gopal Achanta, Professor, Department of Condensed Matter Physics and Material Science, TIFR, Mumbai (05/12/2020).



Interdisciplinary Activities

  • Webinar on Scholarships for pursuing higher studies in Sciences by  Prof. (Dr.) Sandeep Kansal, Department of Physics, MRS Punjab Technical University, Bathinda (27/03/2021)

  • Quiz competition “Knowledge Quest-2021” was organised on 10/03/2021.


National Science Day Celebration on 02/03/2022

Theme: Integrated Approach in Science & Technology for Sustainable Future

Organizing Department: Faculty of Sciences

Activities performed

Expert Lecture by Dr. Rajeev Kumar, Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Studies, Panjab University, Chandigarh

1.Poster making competition for School and College Students

2.PPT Presentation Competition for College Students

3.Quiz Competition for School and College Students

Number of Beneficiaries:  165 Students and Faculty Members


Activities of Journal’s Club

  • Introduction to Research Tools by Dr. Rudra Rameshwar, T.I.E.T. Patiala, Punjab on 13/02/2021.

  •   Introduction to Research Journals by Dr. Sushil Kumar, Associate Professor, Department of Physics, Chitkara University, Chandigarh (23/01/2021)


National Conference

National Conference: Recent Advances in Science & Technology for Sustainable Development Sponsored by SERB-DST


Seminars/Webinars/Invited Lectures

  • Semiconductor Devices: Innovations, current trends and challenges by Dr. Harsupreet Kaur, Assistant Professor, Department of Electronic Science, University of Delhi (2nd December, 2020)

  • Physics of Forces in Nature by Dr. S. Devashankar, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, L.N. Govt. College, Ponneri, Tamilnadu (04/09/2021)

  • What to do after B.Sc.? Opportunities in Higher Education and Foreign Scholarships by Dr. Felix Bast, Associate Professor, Central University of Punjab, Bathinda (24th February, 2021)

  •  Solar PV Cells by Dr. Sudesh Bhagwat, Homi Bhabha State University, Mumbai (19/02/2022)

  • Environmental Radioactivity by Dr. Rohit Mehra, Associate Professor, Department of Physics, DR. B.R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar (21/01/2022)

  • Applications of Physics in Medical Field by Dr. Rajiv Dhawan, Associate Professor, Department of Radiotherapy, Govt. Medical College, Amritsar (27/04/2022)


Activities of the Department

  • Under the DBT Star College Scheme, the Department Of Physics at DAV College Bathinda organized a one day webinar on “Constructivism and Learn By Doing Practicals” for UG students on 3 rd December, 2020. The resource person on the occasion was Ms. Sarmistha Sahu, Coordinator AMMANNI-IAPT Anveshika, Associate Professor (Retd.), Department of Physics, MLAC, Bengaluru, Karnataka. The webinar was attended by 60 participants.

  • Extension Lecture by Prof. Kunwar Rajeev, Associate Professor in Physics Department, DAV College Jalandhar on the topic ” How to sharpen your memory” on 18th Oct.,2018.                                                                                           
  • Invited Lecture by Dr. M.P. Singh, Principal Punjabi University Guru Kashi College , Talwandi Sabo on the topic “Innovations in Science and Technology” on 12th Oct.,2018.



  • National Conference on “Emerging Scenario in Basic and Applied Sciences for Sustainable Development” was held on 5th April,2018. Dr. R.K. Kohli , vice-chancellor, Central University of Punjab,Bathinda was Keynote Speaker on the Occasion. Dr. Rohit Mehra , Professor, Department of Physics, National Institute of Technology(NIT), Jalandhar was Resource Person in the Conference.




  • Extension Lecture on “Living with Radiations and Public Perceptions” by Dr. B.K. Sapra, Head of Environmental and Biodosimetry Section, BARC, Mumbai on 20th Mar.,2018.




  • Extension Lecture on “Role of Physics in Medical Field” by Prof. Rajeev Dhawan, Associate Professor, Govt. Medical College, Amritsar on 27th Mar.,2017.




  •  Extension Lecture on “Nuclear Astro Physics” on 28th Apr.,2016 by S. Jaspreet Singh Randhawa ,Research Scholar at St. Mary ‘s University Nova-Scotia,Canada was the Resource Person.




Farewell Parties :

  • Farewell party for outgoing Class of B.Sc. Final year on 5th May,2018.



  • Farewell party for outgoing Class of B.Sc. Final year



  • Farewell party for outgoing Class of B.Sc. Final year