Department Of Physics


  • Higher education for Women, creating opportunities for experiential learning, nurturing “Young Leaders”.
  • Excellence in the academic disciplines, research and outreach activities focusing on "Quality in Every Activity".


  • To inculcate high moral, ethical and professional standards among our students towards societal responsibility and community development.
  • To achieve academic excellence through active student-teacher interaction, thereby enriching research and development activities.

The Department of Physics was started in the year 1948, the year of establishment of the College, offering Physics as an ancillary subject to students. In 1978, the department was upgraded as Major department offering Physics, leading to B.Sc degree course.

The Department has always maintained a high academic record right through its inception. Post graduate degree course, M.Phil course and Ph.D program were introduced in the year 2004, 2009, and 2018 respectively. The Department is nourished by young and dynamic faculty members who are actively engaged in research, leading to publications in international journals of repute. The Department encourages the students to participate in different co-curricular, extra-curricular, intra-inter collegiate events to showcase their talents and enhance their integrity.

The Astronomy Club of Ethiraj College for Women under the auspices of the department, affiliated to Vigyan Prasar Network of Science Clubs (VIPNET), an autonomous organization under the Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India, caters to the astronomical interest of the students across various disciplines. The vibrant club was established in 2017 and has progressed to the Bronze Club status in the year 2018 through innumerable activities.

We aspire to provide an academic system which would build high moral, ethical and professional standards, ensuring social upliftment of women students emerging as young leaders.

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