Basic Science


The Department of Physics came into existence with the establishment of the institution in the year 1980. The Physics department established with a mission “To achieve Excellence in Education, Entrepreneurship & Innovation by producing Engineers with high ethical standards, Integrity and credibility”. Since the establishment of Adichunchanagiri Institute of Technology, the Physics Department became the part of engineering departments and it has been fully equipped with basic infrastructural facilities with a carpet area of 300 sq.m.

The Physics Department is presently headed by Dr. M. L. MALLIKARJUNA who is duly supported by well qualified and experienced staff members Dr. B. N. LAKSHMINARAYANA, Dr. S. RAGHAVENDRA and Dr. S. NAGARAJU. The students those who are pursuing engineering are given individual attention in the laboratory as well as in the theory classes. The results in both theory and practical examinations have been consistently good. The staff members of the department are actively engaged in teaching engineering Physics and guiding research students leading to Ph.D’s. Several research publications procured by the department with international collaborations. VTU has recognized the department laboratory as research center.

The department has good supporting non-teaching staffs with one assistant instructor and one mechanic


To develop Adichunchanagiri Institute of Technology as a center of excellence and to strive for continuous improvement of technical Education and Human Resource Advancement.


To achieve Excellence in Education, Entrepreneurship, and innovation by producing engineers with high ethical standards, integrity and credibility.

Department Info

Department of Physics

HOD: Dr. M L Mallikarjuna

+91-8262- 220444 |


Program Educational Objectives (PEO’s)

  • To provide standard undergraduate education for students aspiring to pursue the Mechanical Engineering profession to seek a career in a multidisciplinary field.
  • To impart technological advancement through, conferences, workshops, technical talk, and industry-academia interaction.
  • To imbibe knowledge pertaining to social, ethical, and environmental issues in engineering practice.
  • To pursue a problem-solving approach using analytical abilities with effective communication and holistic team spirit.

Program Outcomes (PO’s)

  1. Engineering knowledge:Apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals, and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems.
  2. Problem analysis:Identify, formulate, review research literature, and analyze complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering sciences.
  3. Design/development of solutions:Design solutions for complex engineering problems and design system components or processes that meet the specified needs with appropriate consideration for the public health and safety, and the cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.
  4. Conduct investigations of complex problems:Use research-based knowledge and research methods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of the information to provide valid conclusions.
  5. Modern tool usage:Create, select, and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools including prediction and modeling to complex engineering activities with an understanding of the limitations.
  6. The engineer and society:Apply reasoning informed by the contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to the professional engineering practice.
  7. Environment and sustainability:Understand the impact of the professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts, and demonstrate the knowledge of, and need for sustainable development.
  8. Ethics:Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the engineering practice.
  9. Individual and team work:Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings.
  10. Communication:Communicate effectively on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, such as, being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.
  11. Project management and finance:Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the engineering and management principles and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects and in multidisciplinary environments.
  12. Life-long learning: Recognize the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change.

Program Specific Outcomes (PSO’S)

  • PSO 1: Employability: Students acquire a technical and managerial skill that makes them an employable graduate.
  • PSO 2: Research: Students acquire the theoretical and practical background of each course that they are capable of applying it for solving real-time (Physical) problems.

Every student’s academic journey is unique. How each chooses to take advantage of the opportunities to learn, grow, and flourish varies. Our alumni are passionate life-long learners and driven leaders, making a difference in the information field.