Department of Physics is established in the academic year 1971-72 and introduced Electronics as one of the optional subject at undergraduate level in the academic year 1980-81. The department started Postgraduate programme M.Sc. Physics with specialization Photonics in the academic year 2007-08 under UGC’s Innovative Programme scheme. From 2006-07 the department is recognized as star department under UGC’s CPE scheme and DST-FIST sponsored department from the year 2014-15. The Department is running B.Sc. with Physics and Electronics as one of the optional subjects. From the year 2017-18 Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) pattern has been implemented at Undergraduate as well as Postgraduate level. As a part of CBCS, at UG II Year Skill Enhancement Courses namely Applied Optics and Radiation Safety in Physics subject, PCB designing and Electrical Equipment maintenance in Electronics subject have been introduced. At PG level the department is running Photonics as specialization wherein courses related with Optics, laser, Fiber Optics, Photonic Devices and Sensors, Thin Film and Nanotechnology, Industrial Phonic Engineering are offered. Also under CBCS the courses like Experimental Techniques and Energy Physics are offered as electives. At the Postgraduate final year a Research based Project of 200 marks is offered wherein students are completing research projects in the fields of Thin Films, Material Science, Supercapacitors, Solar Cells, Nuclear Physics, Electronics, Modern Physics etc. The department is recognized as research centre in Physics by Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University, Nanded in 2004-05. The major areas of the research are thin film, Graphene, Gas Sensors, Solar Cells, Supercapacitors. At present in the department 02 faculties are working as University recognized research guide under whom 07 scholars working for Ph.D. and 02 Scholars have completed their doctoral degrees. In the department has 01 CSIR, 01 UGC Fellow and 01 DST Project fellow are working. One faculty from the department has been awarded DST-FAST Track Scheme for Young Scientist with a project worth Rs. 24.55 Lakh in the year 2014. The faculties of the department have completed 01 Major Research project sponsored by UGC, 01 Major Research project sponsored by DST and 05 Minor Research projects sponsored by UGC. The research output has been reflected in terms of 75 papers in highly reputed international journals with maximum impact factor of 4.803 and 60 papers in Proceedings of National/International conferences and seminars. The Scopus h index of faculties is 15 with total citations of 582 and 15 with total citations of 650. The Google scholar i10-index for the faculties are 24 and 29 respectively. The department has successfully organized 09 National/state level Conferences/Seminars. The department has signed MOU with Sterlite Optical Technologies Aurangabad, Suresh Indu Lasers, Pune, C-Met Pune, and Vidya Pratishthan’s Arts Science College, Baramati. Also department has collaborative research work with Chonnam National University, South Korea, Shivaji University, Kolhapur, Solapur University Solapur, Mumbai University, Savitribai Phule Pune University, North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon and N. Wadia College, Pune.
The department organizes the National/ State level conference, Quiz competitions, Poster presentation competition, PPT presentation, Guest lectures, Parents Teacher Meeting, C language competition, Workshop on Robo-feast, Carrier Guidance Seminar, Seminar for career Opportunities, Computer Literacy Program, Art Exhibition Competition, BOS Meeting, Campus Interview, Staff Seminar, Visit To “Sevagram” Kawatha, ICT Training for Secondary Teachers. As a part of continuous internal evaluation the department conducts Activity based test, Surprise test, Poster presentation and Home assignment. In addition to this the faculties of the departments are felicitated for special achievements.