Inception of the Department - The department of Physics was established with B.Sc. Course in concurrence with the college in 1958. The department started its growth with limited infrastructure and facilities under able leadership of Prof. D. S. Supe as a head of the department.
Progression of the Department - The Post graduate program was started in the year 1992-93 and from the same year research laboratory of the department was recognized by the University for Doctoral Research in Physics. The Career Oriented Course (COC) in Astronomy and Astrophysics was introduced in the year 2009-10 with the funding from UGC. Prof. D. K. Zanwar followed the footsteps of Prof. Supe as a head of the department, followed by Prof. P. B. Wani, Prof. M. S. Namboodri, Dr. V. S. Deogaonkar, Prof. S. N. Ingale, Dr. S. A. H. Khatib, Prof. A. B. Walkhade, Prof. L. N. Gawande and Dr. V. B. Bhatkar.
Current Status - Currently Dr. W.S. Barde is occupying the chair of Head, with a young, enthusiastic and energetic team of ten faculty members. The department has the separate well equipped U.G. laboratories, dark room and P.G. and Research Laboratories. The faculties of the department are using advanced teaching techniques. Till the date four students obtained their M. Phil. degree and fifteen students obtained Ph.D. degree from the department. Many students excelled in the results of S.G.B.A.U. Amravati with Gold Medals and Merit Certificates. Numbers of students have cleared the NET/SET/GATE and other competitive examinations. Many major and minor research projects are successfully completed and few are undergoing presently.
The alumni of the department are well placed in prestigious positions at various institutions, organizations, establishments, enterprises.
Remarkable Features - Designing of indigenous laboratory equipments, Use of Virtual Labs, e- Academic Management System, NET/SET/GATE/JAM exam guidance, Bridge Course and Remedial Coaching for slow learners. Night Sky Observation Facility (Schmidt-Casegrain 8” Celestron Telescope, Giant-Binoculars, DSLR Camera)