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 Department of Physics
 
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Department of Physics, Maharaja Krishnakumarsinhji Bhavnagar University,
Bhavnagar - 364 001.
 
Year of Establishment:
1988
Faculties:
Department of Psysics
 
Major Research Projects:

Magnetic Fluids, Condensed Matter Physics (Experimental and Theoretical), Nano-Science, Astronomy, Electronics

 
Number of Publications :
International : 255+ National : 10 Books : 1 Book Chapters : 3
 
No of Patents :

Granted: 2                  Under Process : 3

 
Conference / Workshop / Meetings / Lectures etc :
18
 
Research Projects Completed :
Major:   31    (totaling about Rs 4.5 crores)                  Minor: 3
 

Fellowships/Awards/Recognition :

  • Prof RV Mehta & Prof RV Upadhyay - Vikram Sarabhai Award (2007)
  • Dr. R V Mehta - Ramanna Fellow, (2006-09), CSIR Emeritus Scientist, (2003-05)
  • Prof RV Upadhyay - Commonwealth Academic Staff Fellowship (1993), STINT-Visiting Fellow, Sweden (2005)
  • Prof P. K. Jha- UGC Research Award (2012), TWAS Associateship, Trieste, (2004-10), ICTP associatship (2010-2015)
  • Dr. Rajesh Patel – Fulbright Nehru Senior Research Fellowship (2011-12), HariOM Ashram Prerit Award for 2006-07
  • Dr. S P Bhatnagar - IUCAA, Sr. Associateship (1997-2006), ICTP Program (2000)
  • Dr CS Narayanamurthy BOYSCAST Fellow (1991-93) DST
  • G M Sutariya BOYSCAST Fellow (1999-2000) DST
  • Dr. (Ms) Kinnari Parekh BOYSCAST Fellow, (2005-06) DST, FTPYS, (2001-04) DST
  • Dr Rucha Desai - FTPYS (2009-12)
  • Mr. Umesh Dodia IUCAA, Associateship (2003-2006)
  • Dr Anjana Vala - CSIR – SRA(2010-), DST - FTPYS (2007 - 10)
  • Dr. Sanjeev Gupta – Fulbright Post Doctoral Fellowship (2013), Post Doctoral Fellowship – Ministry of Non – Renewable energy (2011), PDF, University of Modena, Italy (2010 ), DST ICTP Fellowship,(2008-09)
  • Ms. Venu Mankad - CSIR-SRF (2012-13), PDF, Karl-Franzens University, Graz
  • Ms. Himadri Soni - ICTP-IAEA STEP Fellow (2012-13), ICTP short term visit (2012) , PDF, Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Erlangen, Germany
  • Dr Garima Aggrawal - Post Doctoral Fellow – Ministry of Non – Renewable energy (2011)
  • Ms. Shweta D. Dabhi, INSPIRE Research Fellowship Award (2013) DST
  • External Visitors with International Fellowship
  • Prof GA Sivjee, Ambry Riddle Aeronautical University, USA, Nehru-Fullbright Professorship (2011-12)
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    Extension Activities :

  • Documentary film on Magnetic Fluid by DECU-ISRO, Edusat
  • Ham Radio (Using Electronics for Emergency Communications)
    -Development / Replication of Low Cost Transceivers and other Equipments
    -Training for Appearing in the License Examination
    -Creating Awareness amongst Govt. Officers, Students and general public


  • Open Source Software (using since 1995)
    -Propagating the Use and Explaining Importance
    -Helping in installation and Management, BSNL,Police, Bank, Railways, Colleges
    -Servers at University and in the Department


  • Science Popularization
    -Demo, Lectures, Visits to various educational institutes, schools, science fairs etc
    -Kits for training
    -Conducted 3 Inspire camps for the bright students – in one camp school students interacted with a Nobel Laureate online for more than 1 hour.
    -Yearly lecture series in memory of Prof KL Narsimham, the first head of the department at Sir PP Instt of Sciences (1932-62) by senior scientists.
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    Remarkable Achievements :

  • Internationally recognized center for research in Magnetic Fluids
  • Three Nehru Fulbright International Fellowships
  • Special Grants - FIST – DST (First Phase) – Rs 25 Lacs (1998)
    - National Center for Ferromagnetic Fluids – DST Research Support Facility - Rs 86 Lacs
    - Center for Excellence in Nano-Magnetic Particles - GUJCOST – Rs 50 Lacs
    - Ramanna Fellowship – DST – Rs 42 Lacs
    - Industrial Project for developing Magneto Rheological Fluids
    - Industrial collaborations with industry for Boronated Rubber
    - Development of MR fluid and temperature sensitive fluids for the strategic applications – sponsored by DST ~ 80 lacs.


  • Research - Optical Storage using Magnetic Fluids
    - Production of Silver/Gold nano particles using bio-route – green synthesis
    - Only University in the region to have 14” automated telescope
    - Compute Cluster with 80 cores
    - Several National-International Collaborations
    - Intel gifted 10 Galileo boards.
    - 2 Vikram Sarabhai Awards of the Govt of Gujarat for research carried out in the department.
    - Established Indian Society for Magnetic Fluid Research to disseminate information on MF.
    - Demonstration of Magnetic Fluid to Hon Dr APJ Abdul Kalam
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