B. K. Birla College of Arts, Science & Commerce, Kalyan
Empowered Autonomous Status
Conducted by Kalyan Citizens' Education Society
Affiliated to University of Mumbai
Reaccredited by NAAC (3rd Cycle) with ‘A’ Grade (CGPA – 3.58) | ISO 9001: 2015 Certified

Science Aided Physics


The department of Physics was established in 1972 and currently offers B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. Programs. Department of Physics is “Highly Rated Department” under College of Excellence Scheme of UGC. Department has also received special grants from UGC,DBT and DST strengthening undergraduate teaching and for laboratory up gradation.

Late Shri C. G. Chavre, Ex- Vice Principal and then Head Department of Physics laid the foundation stone of the department. With rigorous efforts of late Shri. C. G. Chavre the department was able to establish a postgraduate laboratory in the year 1990. Dr. S. V. Salvi of The Institute Science Mumbai was appointed as Adjunct faculty and in the year 2004 the department was recognized for M.Sc. (by research) and Ph.D. (Physics) degrees by University of Mumbai. Materials Research laboratory (MRL) for research was then established in the College in the year 2004. In the year 2009,‘thin film deposition’ laboratory was added to the research wing of the department. Over the years all the five department faculty members have gained expertise in synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials, and this has paved way for the establishment of additional laboratory for nanomaterial research in 2016. There are 03 research guides in the department and has produced 13 Ph.D.s till date. The faculties have completed several major/minor research projects and have published more than 100 research papers in various reputed national and international journals. Eight patents have been granted and others filed based on the research carried out in the department. All the faculty members have presented their research work abroad from time to time.
  • Undergraduate Lab
  • Dark Room
  • Post Graduate Lab – Electronics-I Developed under FIST grant
  • Post Graduate Lab – Electronics-II
  • Star Laboratory - Developed Under BSR and Star College Scheme Grant
  • Crystal Growth Lab
  • Thin Film Research Lab
  • Nano-material Synthesis Lab developed under CE scheme
  • Books: More than 2500
  • Journals: 26
  • Popular science magazines: 08
  • Books: 200
  • Laboratory Manuals: 25
  • Spectrofluorimeter- JASCO (under CE scheme)
  • I-V measurement set up-Keithley (under FIST grant)
  • Thin film deposition system –Hind Hi Vac
  • Rapid Thermal annealing setup
  • Hioki LCR Hi-Tester
  • Metallurgical Microscope
  • Polarizing Microscope
  • Muffle Furnace
  • Horizontal Split Furnace (under CE scheme)
  • Pallet Making Machine
  • Spin Coater Unit (under star status)
  • Temperature Controlled Four Probe set-up
  • Conductivity Meter
  • Equipments worth of Rs.15 lacks are purchased for undergraduate laboratories under Star Status Scheme


Dr. (Mrs.) Madhavi Thakurdesai - Head of Department
M.Sc., Ph.D., Head & Professor (Research Guide)
Dr. Mahendra Khandpekar - Professor
M.Sc. Ph.D., D.Sc., (Research Guide)
Dr. Vijay Jadhav - Associate Professor
M.Sc., Ph.D., NET,SET,GATE, (Research Guide)
Dr. Harish Dubey - Assistant Professor
M.Sc, Ph.D.,(Research Guide)
Dr. Dattatrey Kshirsagar - Associate Professor
M.Sc, Ph.D., PDF (University of Genova),(Research Guide)
Dr Pallavi Pandit - Assistant Professor (CHB)
M.Sc. Ph.D.
Dr Rashmi Galphade - Assistant Professor (CHB)
M.Sc., Ph.D


Student Achievements
Ms.Ishita Shitut Ph.D. IISc. Bengaluru 2017
Ms. Manjiri Pathak M.Sc. University of Tubingen, Germany 2018
Mr. Jibin Joseph M.Sc. University of Tubingen, Germany 2019
Ms. Diksha Gautam M.Sc. IISER, Trivendrum 2021
Mr. Shriram Pillaie M.Sc ICT, Mumbai 2021
Mr. Shubham Upadyay M.Sc ICT, Mumbai 2021

Faculty Achievements
Dr. Madhavi Thakurdesai
  • Recipient of Swa. Savarkar Purskar given by Pune Marathi Granthalay for the book Prakashvedh in the year May 2016
  • Recipient of Mahatma Jyotirao Phule Utkrushta Marathi Vangmay Nirmiti Purskar given by Maharashtra State Government for the book Prakashvedh for the year 2016
  • Recipient of M.V.Chiplonlakar Award given by Indian Physics Association (Pune Chapter) for science popularization for the year 2018.
Dr. Mahendra Khandpekar
  • Nestle Best Paper Award, CIFTRI, Mysore, 2007.
  • World Year of Physics Award, Encouragement Prize, Indian Physics Association, Mumbai, 2005.
  • Ist Prize in National Essay Competition of Indian Association of Physics Teachers, Kanpur (2020 & 2021)
Dr.Harish Dubey
  • Appreciation Award for Contribution in the field of Education by Late Lt. Cdr. Dr. Praveen Deosthalee Foundation in March-2017.
  • Appreciation Award for Extra Ordinary Contribution to NCC at the hands of Shri Shripad Naik, Hon’ble Raksha Rajya Mantri, Govt. of India on 13th Aug.2019.


Certificate Courses Conducted :
Genral Science for Competitive Examinations
Advanced Electronics
Basics Electronics
Astronomy and Astrophysics
UG | PG Courses Conducted :
Ph. D.
M. Sc. (By Research)
M.Sc. (By Papers)


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