The Physics Department of Gokhale Memorial Girls'
College, affiliated to the University of Calcutta, started its
journey as a General Course in 1961. The college started a
Baccalaureate Degree program in Physics Honours for the first
time in the academic Session 2012-2013. Currently the department
is managed by five full time Faculty members. Our focus is not
just on teaching text materials and the art of writing good
answers, but also on developing technical skills and innovation
and overall development of the students. Class tests, quizzes
are organized in a regular interval as a part of formative
assessment. Students are also encouraged to deliver lectures and
presentations on Students' Seminar as a preparatory step to
research activities in future. Such activities help to develop
personality, fluency in English and enhance their ability to
withstand situations like interviews etc. Eminent speakers are
invited to talk in seminars organized by the department. This is
to motivate students and make them aware of cutting-edge
research areas. Students are also encouraged to contribute to
College magazine, Wall magazines, read articles in the class and
make interesting scientific models during the Annual Exhibition.
As and when possible, teachers of the Department guide students
to make the best possible use of both the departmental library
as well as the central Library which has a very good collection
of books, journals and e-books. Since parental guidance and
monitoring is essential for the overall development and academic
progress of the students, the Departmental faculty members meet
with the guardians to interact with them along with their wards.
Vision & Mission
To build a strong foundation in overall understanding of the
subject as a whole by igniting passion, interest and nurturing
enthusiasm. The department also imparts knowledge with rigorous
academic training simultaneously discovering the joy of
The mission is to generate quality human resources for the
nation to meet the changing needs of humanity.
"The study of physics teaches to accept reality with awe and
admiration, not to mention the amazement and joy that come along
with it." - Lisa Meitner
Physics is one of the most fascinating subjects. It is, in fact,
a core subject for many science and technology branches. Hence a
Bachelor (Honours) Degree in Physics is a must for studying
Post-graduate Courses in Physics and Applied Physics in various
Universities in India and abroad.
A student with a Physics Honours Degree may pursue
further studies in a wide variety of technical fields such
as Computer Application, Electronics and other allied
Engineering subjects. Building a career and getting jobs is
aplenty in technical subjects.
A student with a Graduate Degree in Physics can pursue
Masters Degree in various IITs and other prestigious
universities/institutes like, IISc, HRI, TIFR. One may also
join in theoretical as well as experimental research
activities in future.
Environmental Science is a cause of big worry in todays'
world. Environment study, atmospheric science, Ocean science
have plenty of research funding all around the globe.
Python is the language of computer science today. Todays'
IT industry runs on python and Big data, Artificial
Intelligence, Machine learning tools can be done easily in
Python language. A physics Hons student may find it easier
to adapt in such an environment and learn and drift smoothly
into the corporate world.
Geophysics also has good prospects.
Interdisciplinary fields like Socio-Physics, Econo-physics
are also emerging where various Physics ideas and concepts
are applied on socio-economic modeling.
Manami Roy was a senior research fellow in Astrophysics
and Astronomy at Raman Research Institute. At present she is
a pre-doctoral fellow at Flatiron Institute- Center for
Computational Astrophysics New York USA.
Srinjana Rout is pursuing PhD in Aryabhatta Reseach
Institute of Observational Sciences (ARIES), Naninital. Also
a former summer intern at S N Bose National Centre for Basic
Oishi Chakraborty is pursuing PhD in Indian Institute of
Science (IISc), Bangalore.
Smritiparna Ghosh is pursuing Ph.D. in UGC-DAE
Consortium for Scientific Research, Indore
Neha Sharma is a project intern in Cosmology at Delhi
University joined in June-2022.
Soumita Chakraborty is a project assistant at IISER,
Debarati Pal is an assistant Manager at Bangiya Gramin
Monica Chowdhury studied M.Tech (Applied Optics) at
Technology Campus, CU after completing MSc in Electronics
from WB State University.
Arpita Saha presented a poster on "Asteroids, Comets and
Meteorites: Tools for understanding the Unknown about the
Solar System" in Indian Planetary Science Conference-2021
organized by PRL-Ahmedabad on 25- 26 February 2021. Arpita's
artwork(s) for an Astrobiology Artbook was a part of
Astrobiology course conducted by ACEA, AU Mumbai, BMSIS and
Mars Society Australia was published in December 2020. She
was also selected as a Research Associate for BMSIS Young
Scientist Program in June 2021.
Sayani Das, Aditi Das and Arpita Saha are the former
interns at IUCAA (Inter University Centre for Astronomy and
Sayani Das is a Q&A Expert in Advanced Physics at Chegg
Ranjita Shaw is studying MSc in Geophysics at IIT