The Physics Department of Gokhale Memorial Girls' College, affiliated to the University of Calcutta, started its journey as a General Course in 1961. The college started a Baccalaureate Degree program in Physics Honours for the first time in the academic Session 2012-2013. Currently the department is managed by five full time Faculty members. Our focus is not just on teaching text materials and the art of writing good answers, but also on developing technical skills and innovation and overall development of the students. Class tests, quizzes are organized in a regular interval as a part of formative assessment. Students are also encouraged to deliver lectures and presentations on Students' Seminar as a preparatory step to research activities in future. Such activities help to develop personality, fluency in English and enhance their ability to withstand situations like interviews etc. Eminent speakers are invited to talk in seminars organized by the department. This is to motivate students and make them aware of cutting-edge research areas. Students are also encouraged to contribute to College magazine, Wall magazines, read articles in the class and make interesting scientific models during the Annual Exhibition. As and when possible, teachers of the Department guide students to make the best possible use of both the departmental library as well as the central Library which has a very good collection of books, journals and e-books. Since parental guidance and monitoring is essential for the overall development and academic progress of the students, the Departmental faculty members meet with the guardians to interact with them along with their wards.
To build a strong foundation in overall understanding of the
subject as a whole by igniting passion, interest and nurturing
enthusiasm. The department also imparts knowledge with rigorous
academic training simultaneously discovering the joy of
The mission is to generate quality human resources for the nation to meet the changing needs of humanity.
"The study of physics teaches to accept reality with awe and
admiration, not to mention the amazement and joy that come along
with it." - Lisa Meitner
Physics is one of the most fascinating subjects. It is, in fact, a core subject for many science and technology branches. Hence a Bachelor (Honours) Degree in Physics is a must for studying Post-graduate Courses in Physics and Applied Physics in various Universities in India and abroad.
Sri. Tapan Nag
Sri. Samar Kumar Naskar