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About the Department

The department of Physics was established in 1985, serve with the dynamic mission to achieve excellence in both academic and research perspectives. The department is equipped with good lab facilities and dedicated faculty members. The department offers M.Sc. in Nanoscience and Technology and Ph.D. programs apart from supporting B.Tech Engineering courses. The staff members constantly engage in research activities in various interdisciplinary fields of science & technology. Research focus at Physics are Computational Physics, Biophysics, Spectroscopy, Materials Science, Crystal growth, Thin films, Polymer Composites, Organic Synthesis, Targeted Drug Delivery, Catalysis, Inorganic Materials, Complexes and Nanomaterials. The thrust areas are identified from time to time and the studies are designed by the expertise of in-house teams along with experienced external collaborators.
To make every student a successful engineer with a strong foundation in Physics.
To provide every individual with academically inclined resources to gain quality education in physics and hence facilitate to achieve his/her career goals without compromising on the code ethics. 


Our Faculty

Dr. V. Mani, M.Sc., Ph.D.,

Professor & Senior Research Scientist

Research Area: Semiconductor Physics Physics
Joining Date: 16/06/2014
No. of Publications: 83+ 

Dr. S. Mariyappan Shanmugam, M.Sc., Ph.D.,


Research Area: Semiconductor nanomaterials, Optoelectronic devices, Photovoltaic materials, Graphene, 2D-layered materials.
Joining Date: 15/06/21
No. of Publications: 60+

Dr. Annie Aureen Albert, M.Sc., M.Tech., M.Phil., Ph.D.,

Assistant Professor (SG)

Research Area: Hybrid Nanofluids, Polymer Nanocomposites.
Joining Date: 02/08/2010
No. of Publications: 04

Dr. Rajeswari Yogamalar N, M.Sc., Ph.D.,

Assistant Professor (SG) & Coordinator

Research Area: Semiconductor Nanostructures, Perovskite and ferroelectric materials for energy applications, Gas sensors.
Joining Date: 02/11/2020
No. of Publications: 34

Dr. Tejaswi Ashok Hegde, M.Sc., Ph.D.,

Assistant Professor (SG)

Research Area: Nonlinear Optics, Single-Crystalline Materials, Crystallography, Nano Materials, Computation Chemistry
Joining Date: 02/11/2021
No. of Publications: 32

Dr. Ponmudi Selvan T, M.Sc., M.Tech., M.Phil., Ph.D.,

Assistant Professor (SG)

Research Area: Perovskite solar cells, Physical vapor deposition, Solution-processed thin-film techniques, Nano Materials, and Two-Dimensional (2D) materials, etc.
Joining Date: 02/11/2021
No. of Publications: 06

Dr. Puspamitra Panigrahi, M.Sc., Ph.D.,

Professor & Scientist F

Research Area: Computational condensed matter Physics
Joining Date: 16/06/2014
No. of Publications: 102

Dr. Veena Ragupathi M.Phil., Ph.D.,

Associate Professor and Scientist -D)

Research Area: Electrochemical energy storage devices, high--capacity electrodes for Lithium and Sodium-ion batteries and supercapacitors.
Joining Date: 09/05/2011
No. of Publications: 30+

Dr. K. Srimathi, M.Sc., Ph.D.,

Associate Professor and Scientist -D)

Research Area: Photocatalysis, Green synthesis, 2D material, Conducting polymer, Nanocomposite, quantum dot
Joining Date: 14/07/2011
No. of Publications: 17


About the Program


The Masters in Nanoscience and Technology at Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science (HITS) will take you to new frontiers of scientific discovery. The designed multidisciplinary curriculum, merging the backgrounds in materials science, physics, chemistry, electronics, biotechnology and life sciences, will enable students to gain profound insight into the fundamentals of Nanotechnology. This program will help students to experience the science behind nano-devices, fabrication nuances of nanomaterials and its diverse applications.
Students will have the opportunity of working with eminent scientists around the world like Dongguk University, South Korea, Uppsala University, Sweden and KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden. New Castel University, Australia, Michigan-Tech USA as well as various National Research Institutes like IIT Madras, IGCAR Kalpakkam, NCCR, CIBA-ICAR – Chennai.

Eligibility criteria

Candidates with Bachelor’s degree from recognized university having specialization in Physics, Chemistry, Life Sciences, Biotechnology, Botany, Zoology, Microbiology, Geology, Electronic Sciences, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology with minimum 55% marks are eligible.



The Department of Physics strives to be at the Forefront of Nanoscience for the construction of a strong society through Science Education by being adaptive, innovative and constantly meeting the ever-growing demands of the scientific community in inter-disciplinary Nano Sciences and technologies, thus creating prepared minds to face the challenges.


To educate the students to gain an understanding of the fundamentals of Nano Science and Technologies through a gradual exposure and equip them with practical skills to face the challenges in Technology Development.



The Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) of MSc Nanoscience and Technology are:

  • PEO1: To produce masters who will have the ability to serve in the R&D domain on solving the problems in existing engineering aspects using the cutting edge technology tool called Nanotechnology and Technology.
  • PEO2: To gain thorough scientific knowledge of the fundamental structures of physical, biological, and chemical systems in terms of their molecular and atomic characteristics.
  • PEO3: Work productively as Nanotech professional by adopting to environment with lifelong learning and adhering to ethical standards and apply the knowledge acquired for the improvement of the society.


MSc Nanoscience and technology being an interdisciplinary subject offers knowledge, understanding and output that is integrated and Interdisciplinary in nature

  • PO1 Demonstrate: The MSc program uses research based knowledge and research methods including design of experiments, analysis, and consolidation of information and interpretation of data to demonstrate the outputs for rapid technological development in the field of energy, health, safety and sustainable environment. 
  • PO2 Apply: Identify, formulate, analyse the complex scientific problems and amalgamate traditional research with advanced cutting-edge technologies to apply for product development and manufacturing.
  • PO3 Use: Create, select, adapt and apply appropriate techniques, resources to establish the abilities to carry out research/investigation and development work independently to solve practical problems.
  • PO4 Problem Solving: Identify a timely opportunity and using innovation to pursue the prospects to create values and wealth for betterment of the individual and the society at large. 
  • PO5 Recognise and Appreciate: Recognize the need for multi-disciplinary technologies, exposure to modern tools, environmental sustainability and ability to attain lifelong learning in a broader contest while applying the contextual knowledge to access societal, health, safety and the consequent responsibilities relevant to the professional scientific practice in designing innovative Engineering routes leading to product development.


Understanding growing demand and the need to literate and motivate young generation towards the field of Nanoscience and technology. The field has already reduced the gap in between scientific research and technological breakthroughs in various area including medical, space, military, communication technology etc.

  • PSO1: Ability to synthesize, separate and characterize compounds using laboratory and instrumentation techniques required for a successful research scientist in the area of Nanoscience and technology. 
  • PSO2: Ability to envisage, the current challenges in industrial development processes, work as a team and offer suitable solutions. Get Exposure to National & International research in the field of Nanotechnology and technology.
  • PSO3: A flair for working as a scientist in industry / academy for the development of new methods for a Sustainable environment.

About the Course

M.Sc Nanoscience and technology is a multidisciplinary course to provide industry and research institutes with top quality experts who have a generic background in the different sub-disciplines such as electronics, physics, chemistry, material science, biotechnology, and at the same time be experts in Nanotechnology.

With the M.Sc Nanoscience and technology program, students will learn the basics of material science on the nanometer scale, supplemented by hands –on-training on modeling, simulation followed by synthesis and characterization of Nanomaterials to promote an understanding of nano-scale materials for various practical applications.

Under the supervision Centre for Clean Energy and Nano convergence (CENCON) scientists, students will get the opportunity to work in well-equipped central instrumentation facilities (CIF) of CENCON which would provide exposure to computational modeling-simulation, Synthesis and Characterization of various nanomaterial, having application in the upcoming research fields like Photocatalysis, Dye-degradation, Hybrid-solar-cells, Hydrogen production and storage, toxic and volatile organic compound sensing, Rechargeable batteries, Super-capacitors, Biopolymers for smart applications, Optoelectronic devices, Health care, Water purification, Food packaging and so on.


Curriculum and Syllabus


Laboratory Facilities

Engineering Physics and Materials Science Laboratory

The Department of Physics has an Engineering Physics Laboratory for B.Tech. students and a dedicated Materials Science Laboratory for promoting the research activities of undergraduates, postgraduates, research scholars and faculty members on the first floor of Vaiyapuri hall. It is equipped with modern instruments pertaining to the curriculum and syllabi. Special attention is given to individual students by providing the required numbers of apparatus to learn Physics with excellence. The department has faculty members with diverse expertise in physical science leading into high-quality publications in national and international journals. The research facilities available in the department are

  • Vertical dip coating unit
  • High temperature furnace (1000 °C)
  • Hot air oven & Microwave oven
  • Constant temperature bath







Research and Development

Thrust Areas of Research

  • Thin films
  • Crystal growth and crystallography
  • Nanofluids
  • Spectroscopy
  • Polymer Composite
  • Semiconductor nanostructure
  •  Laser Optics
  • Perovskite and 2D layered materials for energy application

Recent Research Publications 

  • V. N. Mani, G. Muthukumaranb, A. G. Ramu, J. Kumar, Overview of the process technology for the preparation of ultrahigh purity indium required for the fabrication of indium phosphide related epitaxial structures based devices, Journal of Laser Applications, 35, 041201 (2023).Impact Factor – 2.10
  • Niket Suresh Powar, Su-Il In, M Shanmugam, Chemically assembled 2D-van der Waals WSe2-WC heterostructured photo-anodes for electrochemical devices, FlatChem, 40, 100523 (2023). Impact Factor – 6.20
  • Rajeswari Y. N., Sharma, K., &Shafi, P. M., An overview, methods of synthesis and modification of carbon-based electrodes for supercapacitor. Journal of Energy Storage, 55, 105727 (2022). Impact Factor – 9.4
  • M.G. Sribala, B. Meenarathi, V. Parthasarathy, R. Anbarasan, Efficient catalytic activity of novel fluorescent polyimide embedded Ag and V2O5 nanoparticles towards the removal of hazardous pollutants, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 414, 125606 ( 2021) Impact Factor – 14.224
  • G. Sribala. B. Meenarathi. V. Parthasarathy, R. Anbarasan, Evaluation of physicochemical properties and catalytic activity of poly (PMDAH-co-ODA/PPDA) nanocomposites towards the removal of toxic pollutants, Chemosphere, 271, 129890 (2021) Impact Factor – 8.943
  • A. Amala Jeya Ranchani, V. Parthasarathy, Kuo-Lun Tung, R. Anbarasan, “Mg nanoparticle functionalized aminoclay for catalytic applications”, Journal of Molecular Liquids, 296:112005 (2019) Impact Factor – 6.663
  • M.F. Parveen, A. Amala Jeya Ranchani, V. Parthasarathy, R. Anbarasan, Efficient catalytic application of Cu-Fe bimetallic nanoparticles towards the preparation of bio-medically important polymer-based Schiff base systems, Surfaces and interfaces, 25, 101197, (2021) Impact Factor – 6.137

Patents Granted

  • Mariyappan Shanmugam, Indrajit Shown, S. N. Sridhara “Highly Transparent Stickable-Peelable Solar Cells for Building Integrated Photovoltaics” Australian Innovation Patent, Application Number: 2021105520.
  • S. N. Sridhara, Indrajit Shown, Mariyappan Shanmugam, “A Process for Developing Nano-Inspired Ultra-Thin Large Surface Area Anti-Slippery Self-Cleaning Anti-Bacterial Mattress” Australian Innovation Patent, Application Number: 2021105521.
  • Mariyappan Shanmugam, R. W. Alexander Jesudasan “Quantum Dots Intercalated 2D-MX2 Optical Glucose Sensor. German Patent Application. Number: 202022100693.8

Career Opportunities

Considering the tremendous scope and applications of Nanotechnology, the career opportunities in the fields of M.Sc. Nanoscience and Technology are exponential.

  • Electronics & semiconductor industries
  • Photovoltaic & Optoelectronic industries
  • Aerospace and Automobile industries
  • Biotechnology labs
  • Medical, Forensics and pharmaceuticals
  • Environmental monitoring, control and remediation
  • Food industries including quality control & packing
  • Agriculture & textile industries
  • Energy conversion and storage
  • Defense and Military applications
  • Research at various National and International institutions





Physics EXPO 2022


Theme of Physics EXPO 2022 was “Integrated approach in Science & Technology”.

National Science Day 2023

Indians celebrate the National Science Day with pride and dedication on 28th February yearly, spreading the importance of science used in the daily life of the people. This day mark the discovery of Raman effect by Indian Physicist Sir ChandrasekaraVenkata Raman and was rewarded NobelPrize in Physicsin the year1930. To commemorate this great Indian legend, the department of Science & Humanities (Chemistry and Physics) celebrated National Science Day 2023 with the theme “Global Science for global Well-being” and organized various events forthe first year B.Tech students of HITS. The events are Poster presentation conducted on 22ndon the theme “Indian Scientist contribution towards Global well-being”, Painting competition on 23rd with the theme “The impact of Science in Global well-being”, and 5 minutes experiments on 24th of February 2023.


As a part of the celebration, a guest lecture was also arranged on 27th February 2023 and was delivered by the Prof. Dr. S. Renganathan, Department of Biotechnology, Anna University, Chennai on the topic “Growth of Micro-algae – alternatives for Bio-diesel”.“The science of today is the technology of tomorrow”, knowing this, the students were eagerly interacted with the speaker in the discussion and question sessions. The speaker encouraged the students and the faculties in outsourcing the research for the societal need and his talk motivated the students to participate in more academic and research oriented events for equipping as the BEST ENGINEERS.The winning team was congratulated and awarded with the cash prize.

Winter Course – Dec. 2023

The One-Day winter course on Scientific Research Practice and Instrumentation Techniques was conducted on December 20th 2023 at KS Moorthy Hall, SPADE Building by the Department of Chemistry and Physics, Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science, Chennai. The workshop aimed to provide a comprehensive understanding of research methodologies, instrumentation techniques, and specifically emphasized the importance of research documentation. The event gathered 23 participants, including research scholars, and students eager to augment their skills in these domains.


National Science Day 2024

National Science Day 2024 was celebrated in Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science to commemorate the discovery of “Raman Effect” by Sir C. V. Raman.  The theme for this year was “Indigenous Technologies for Viksit Bharat”.  Competitions were organized for the first year students as a part of National Science Day celebrations.


A guest lecture was organized for the first year students as part of National Science Day celebrations for the year 2024 on 28/02/2024 at 2.00 pm in K. S. Moorthy Hall.  Dr. T. M. Sridhar, Professor, Department of Analytical Chemistry, University of Madras delivered a lecture on, “Next Generation Materials Technology Towards Building a Sustainable Viksit Bharat.” The lecture highlighted the contributions of Indian scientists to science, technology and innovation over the centuries and also threw light on the current developments, applications and future directions of research in graphene sheets.