Farewell meeting

A farewell meeting was held on March 27, 2024, in the first-year B.Sc. classroom to bid adieu to our retiring faculty and esteemed Head of the Department, Ms. Shyny K Ittiachan. This heartfelt gathering served as a tribute to her dedicated service and invaluable contributions to the department. Colleagues and students alike came together to express their gratitude and appreciation for her guidance, mentorship, and leadership over the years. Fond memories were shared, and well wishes extended for her future endeavors. The event was a poignant reflection of the deep respect and admiration held for Ms. Shyny K Ittiachan, marking the end of an era while also celebrating her legacy within the department.

“Sky Watch” program

On February 22, 2024, the department orchestrated a captivating “Sky Watch” program, offering attendees an opportunity to explore the wonders of the celestial realm. Renowned astronomer, Dr. N Shaji from Maharaja’s College, Ernakulam, led the workshop, guiding participants through an enlightening journey of celestial observation. This immersive experience allowed participants to marvel at the beauty of the night sky, while also deepening their understanding of astronomical phenomena. Through this program, the department reaffirmed its commitment to fostering scientific curiosity and appreciation for the natural world.

Morning Star Lecture Series

On February 22, 2024, the department proudly hosted the ‘Morning Star Lecture Series,’ focusing on the topic “Super Capacitors for Energy Storage.” Dr. Asha A.S., Associate Professor in Physics at Cochin University of Science & Technology, graced the session as the esteemed resource person. With expertise and clarity, Dr. Asha elaborated on the necessity, applications, and construction aspects of supercapacitors. The event commenced with Dr. Rintu Mary Sebastian’s introduction of the resource person, setting the tone for an enlightening discourse. Welcoming the audience, Ms. Atisha Kujur fostered an atmosphere of anticipation and engagement. Finally, Ms. Anupama extended heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Asha for her invaluable insights, concluding the session with a vote of thanks. This lecture series exemplified our commitment to fostering knowledge dissemination and academic excellence within the department.  

National Science Day

In commemoration of National Science Day, the department hosted an online seminar titled “Research Methodologies in Solar Cell Science: A Primer on Basic Research” on February 21, 2024. The session, skillfully facilitated by Dr. Anju Elsa Tom from St. Aloysius College, Trissur, aimed to provide participants with a foundational understanding of research methodologies in solar cell science. Ms. Neenu Mary Thomas introduced the esteemed resource person, setting the stage for an enriching discussion.Welcoming the gathering, Ms. Jisna Jose fostered an atmosphere of enthusiasm and engagement. Finally, Ms. Anjaly K. Paul extended gratitude on behalf of the department, thanking Dr. Anju Elsa Tom for her insightful contribution and all attendees for their active participation. This seminar exemplified our commitment to fostering knowledge exchange and innovation in the field of science.

Community Lab

The department hosted a special ‘Community Lab’ program on February 15, 2024, tailored for the homemakers of Ward 27 of Angamaly Municipality. The focus of the program centered around ‘Energy Conservation Techniques and Energy Management.’ Led by Ms. Sreedevi Krishnakumar and Ms. Angel Rose George, second-year physics students, the sessions provided valuable insights and practical tips on conserving energy in daily life. Participants actively engaged in the discussions, clearing their doubts and gaining valuable knowledge to implement energy-saving practices in their households. This initiative exemplifies the department’s commitment to community outreach and empowerment through education.

Picnic

The department organized a delightful one-day picnic to Vagamon on February 9, 2024. This excursion provided students and faculty with a refreshing break from academic endeavors.

Christmas Celebrations

The spirit of Christmas was joyously celebrated on December 22, 2023, within the department. Festivities included a heartwarming cake cutting ceremony, symbolizing unity and shared joy among students and faculty. Additionally,Christmas greetings were exchanged, fostering a sense of warmth as everyone came together to commemorate the festive season.

Energy Conservation Day

In commemoration of Energy Conservation Day, the department jointly with IIC and energy  conservation club, conducted a workshop titled ‘ECOGLOW’ on December 14, 2024. The workshop focused on practical training in LED bulb assembly, providing participants with hands-on experience in energy-efficient technology. Ms. Neenu Mary Thomas as the resource person, guiding attendees through the intricacies of LED bulb assembly and highlighting the importance of energy conservation. This initiative underscored our commitment to promoting sustainability and equipping students with valuable skills for a greener future.

Power Quiz

In collaboration with the KSEB Officer’s Association, the department organized a Power Quiz on November 21, 2023. We are proud to announce that Ms. Adhulya P.A., a first-year B.Sc. Physics student, clinched the first prize, while Ms. Shilpa P.S., pursuing her first year of M.Sc. Chemistry, secured the second prize.

Scintilla 2023

As an integral component of ‘EDUCERE 2023’, an Education Expo, the department organized Scintilla 2023 on October 26th and 27th, 2023. This dynamic event featured exhibits categorized into three themes: Astrophysics, Revolution, and Fun and Facts. Additionally, a dedicated session on Robotics was included to enrich the learning experience. Students from both Higher Secondary Schools and High Schools actively participated in this engaging initiative, fostering a spirit of curiosity and exploration. Scintilla 2023 served as a platform to ignite passion for learning and discovery among young minds, showcasing the diverse realms of knowledge within the field of physics.

Silver Jubilee Celebration of the department

As part of the Silver Jubilee Celebration of the department, a quiz competition was organized for Higher Secondary School students. The Grand Finale took place on October 26, 2023, with enthusiastic participation from six schools. We are thrilled to announce that students from Mar Augustine Memorial Higher Secondary School Koratty secured the first prize, followed by students from Mar Athanasius Higher Secondary School Athani in second place, and students from De Paul Higher Secondary School Angamaly in third place. The first and second position holders were awarded with cash prizes. This event not only marked a milestone in our department’s history but also showcased the spirit of academic excellence and camaraderie among students from different schools.

Artificial Intelligence and Robotics

An orientation class on “Artificial Intelligence and Robotics was arranged on 27 September 2023.Mr. Gokul T.S. and Ms. Apsitha M.Saji from ‘I Hub Research and Robotics Pvt.Ltd. Cochin served as the resource persons.

Session on Capacitive Building & Skill Enhancement

The Department of Physics, in collaboration with the Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC), hosted a session on “Capacitive Building & Skill Enhancement” for all students of the college on September 26, 2023, in the college auditorium. This session aimed to equip students with essential skills and knowledge in capacitive building, fostering their professional development and enhancing their skill set. The resource person for the session was Mr. Eldhose Poulose, Corporate Trainer, Carrer Guru, Ernakulam. Through interactive discussions and informative presentations, attendees gained valuable insights into capacitive building techniques and its relevance in contemporary contexts. The collaborative effort between the Department of Physics and IQAC underscored the commitment to holistic education and skill enhancement within the college community.

Study Tour

A study tour to Mithradam Renewable Energy Center was organized on September 25, 2024, to all physics students and open course participants. This excursion provided a unique opportunity for attendees to delve into the realm of renewable energy and witness firsthand the innovative technologies employed at the center. Participants had the chance to explore various renewable energy sources, learn about sustainable practices, and gain insights into the future of energy production and conservation. The tour fostered a deeper understanding of renewable energy concepts and their practical applications, enriching the educational experience for all involved.

Project-making sessions

As a component of experiential learning, project-making sessions were organized on October 20th and 21st, 2023. These sessions provided students with hands-on opportunities to apply theoretical concepts in practical settings, fostering creativity, problem-solving skills, and teamwork. By engaging in project-based learning, students gained valuable real-world experience, preparing them for future academic and professional endeavors.

World Space Week

Commemorating World Space Week, the department arranged an interdepartmental quiz competition on October 11, 2023. This intellectually stimulating event drew participation from various disciplines. Ms. Shilpa P.S. and Ms. Afnitha P.T., representing the M.Sc. Chemistry program, won the first and second prizes respectively.

Face Painting Competition

In celebration of Independence Day, the department organized the inter-departmental Face Painting Competition titled ‘Azadi’ on August 17, 2023. A total of eleven teams participated in this creative event. Ms. Vismaya Pradeep & Ms. Devika K.V. from the first year of the FCS program secured the First position, while Ms. Safna T.D. & Ms. Anagha Lalu from the second year of Economics secured the Second position. Additionally, Ms. Nayana T.D. & Sr. Sathma Josy from the second year of FCS secured the Third position. This competition not only showcased the artistic talents of the students but also fostered a spirit of unity and celebration among various departments.

Departmental Alumni Reunion

On August 12, 2023, the department hosted a heartwarming alumni get-together, providing a platform for former students to reconnect and reminisce about their shared experiences and cherished memories. This event served as a testament to the enduring bond among alumni, highlighting the significant role the department has played in shaping their lives and careers.

Popular Science Lecture on “Indian Lunar Science and Exploration Programme and its Global Context”

Students had the privilege of attending an enlightening online Popular Science Lecture on “Indian Lunar Science and Exploration Programme and its Global Context” delivered by Smt. Megala S., Deputy Director for Lunar Science and Exploration at the ISRO Headquarters in Bengaluru. This insightful session, held on July 20, 2023, provided valuable insights into India’s Lunar Science and Exploration endeavors and their significance in the global context. Through such engaging lectures, the department endeavors to enrich students’ understanding of cutting-edge scientific developments and inspire them to explore new frontiers in science and technology.

International Moon Day

In connection with International Moon Day department organized various programs. Lunar Quiz 2023 an online quiz competition for Higher Secondary students on 20 July 2023.  ‘Lunar Spot Quiz’ was also arranged on the same day at institutional level and students from various departments actively participated and prizes were distributed.

Live streaming of Chandrayaan-3 launch

On July 14, 2023, the Department of Physics organized a live streaming session of the historic Chandrayaan-3 launch. This event provided students with the opportunity to witness firsthand the momentous occasion of Chandrayaan-3’s launch. By facilitating this live streaming, the department aimed to inspire and engage students in the exciting realm of space exploration, fostering a deeper appreciation for scientific advancements and innovation.

Awareness program on Robotics and Coding

Awareness program on ‘Robotics and Coding’ was organized on 11 November 2022.Ms. Lincy Lexy, faculty from DCS Robotics from Aluva handled the session. The team demonstrated various experiments based on the topic.

Morning Star Lecture Series

Morning Star Lecture Series was arranged on 10 November 2022. Dr. Ajith Thomas was the resource person. The topic of the lecture was ‘Science around Us’. The resource person demonstrated various phenomena that occur around us. The session was really informative and students benefited from the workshop.

Science Talk

In connection with World Science Day, Science Talk was arranged on 10 November 2022 at Speakers Corner. Angel Rose George (I. Physics) and Gouri Suresh (II Physics) delivered a talk on the focal theme ‘Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development.’

Come let’s explore

‘Come Let’s Explore’ programme organized for Higher Secondary students of the neighboring school students was arranged on 08 November 2022. Various experiments were exhibited in the laboratory. Nearly 75 students benefited from the programme.

Community Lab 2022

Community Lab programme was conducted on 28 November 2022 at ‘Pakalveed’ to the   house keeping ladies. The students communicated to the participants on the topic ‘House Hold Energy Management Techniques.’ Aneena Peter, Aysha T.A, Maria Pappachan and Marykutty V.V. of III Physics were the spokespersons.

Story Writing

Department in association with National Service Scheme conducted Story Writing competition in connection with ‘LAHARI MUKTHA KERALAM’ on 25 October 2022.’Impact of Drug Abuse’ was the theme.16 students participated in the competition Nandana K.N. (II B.Voc.) & Athira Vijayan (I M.Sc. Chemistry) secured first and second prizes respectively.

Power Quiz 2022

Power Quiz was conducted in association with Kerala State Officers Association on 20 October 2022. Aysha T.A. (III Physics) and Anakha P.M. (II PG Chemistry) secured first and second prizes respectively and were selected to State level competition

Space Week Quiz

World Space Week – Quiz Competition 2022

First Position

1.Angel  Rose(I Physics)

2.Sona Mirza Hassan (III Chemistry)

Second Position

1.Anakha P.M.(II PG Chemistry

2. Neethu Varghese(II PG Chemistry)

Study Tour 2022

As part of world Space week on October 7th, 2022, PG and UG Physics students visited Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (ISRO) and Priyadarshini Space Planetarium Trivandrum. The students and staff witnessed Rocket Launching at ISRO.

Onam 2022

The departmental Onam celebration was on 2nd September. Students organized ‘Onam sadhya’ and a few cultural programs to make the event cheerful.

Student Lecture Series

Department organised Student Lecture Series – I on 3 August, 2022 on the topic ‘Lets Crack IOT ‘. Ms.Aneena Peter and Ms. Aysha T. A.( III Physics) handled the session.

Sky watch

Department organised ‘Sky Watch’ programme on 11 March, 2022. Dr. N.Shaji, Former Associate Professor, Maharajas College Ernakulam was the resource person. The resource person gave a briefing about the Sky-Watcher telescope, various constellations and facts about moon. Students could able to watch moon’s surface clearly and many stars namely Sirius, Kartika, Orion constellation, Taurus constellation etc. Sky watch programme was really a wonderful experience to students.

National Science Day

The Department of Physics, Morning Star Home Science College, Angamaly in association with Academy of Physics teachers, Kerala celebrated National Science Day 2022. The focal theme of the event was Integrated Approach in Science and Technology for a sustainable future. A seminar was organized for the students of the department on March 4, 1 pm on the topic “Research Approaches in Nanoscience”. The resource person for the session was Dr. Sr. Simi NJ, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, Newman College, Thodupuzha. The resource person introduced basic concepts in nanoscience and nanotechnology to students in a very effective way.

Community Lab

Community Lab Programme on ‘LED Series Bulb Assembling’ was organized on 21 December 2021. The main objective of the programme was transaction of knowledge to the community. This time the programme was given to the high school students.