• Name : Prof S. Srinivasa Rao
  • Designation : Head of the Department
  • Phone : 08912844587, 4586
  • Email: head.physics@andhrauniversity.edu.in

Established in the year 1932 starting with a three year B.Sc (Hons.) degree course in Physics with an intake of six students, the Department of Physics has grown into one of the biggest departments in India offering Physics courses in the University campus The Department of Physics has 7 faculty members with over 140 students besides a good number of research scholars and supporting staff. The Physics Department, from its inception, has been recognized as a reputed centre for research leading to Ph.D degrees. It has also been recognized as a UGC Centre for Advanced Study (SAP) Phase- II in Solid State Physics, Materials Science, and Atmospheric & Space Physics. The Department of Physics, located in the heritage building of the University named as JVD College of Science and Technology, is presently offering two different two-year M.Sc courses in Physics and Electronics (Instrumentation). In addition to the research laboratories in Solid State Physics, Materials Science and Atmospheric & Space Physics the Department has a newly established Liquid Crystals Nano Composites Laboratory(LCNCL). The Department Library is well equipped with more than 10,000 volumes of various text and reference books.

The curriculum for the Programmes is restructured to cater to the requirement of Choice Based Credit System (NEP-2020), following the University Grants Commission (UGC) guidelines. In the proposed structure, due consideration is given to Core and Elective Courses along with Ability Enhancement (MOOCS and Value added) Courses. Furthermore, these courses will facilitate systematic and thorough learning towards better understanding of the subject. Well-ordered and planned curricula divided into two years (comprised of four semesters) shall motivate the student for pursuing higher studies in Physics and inculcate enough skills for becoming a good Physicist. The Programme Highlights are: Distinctive academic curriculum, qualified and competent faculty members, transfer of knowledge through scholarly activities, Interdisciplinary project-based learning, guidance for CSIR, UGC-NET, state-of-the-art laboratories, exceptional computational facilities, industry interaction and abroad opportunities.


Sl.No Name of the Program
PG Programmes
1 M.Sc. (Physics)
2 M.Sc. Electronics (Instrumentation)
Doctoral Programmes
1 Ph.D. (Physics)

Name Designation Qualification Specialization
Prof. D.S.V.V.D.Prasad Professor M.Sc., Ph.D. Aeronomy & Space Physics, Electronics
Prof. K.Samatha Professor & Rector M.Sc., Ph.D. Ultrasonic, Solid State Physics
Prof. M. R.K.Nanchara Rao Professor M.Sc., M.Phil.,PGDCS, Ph.D. Liquid Crystals and Nano Technology
Prof.S.Srinivasa Rao Professor & Head of the Department M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D. Atmospheric physics and Space physics
D.B.Venkatadri Associate Professor & Chairman PGBOS M.Sc.(Tech.) Instrumentation
Dr. G. Manikya Rao Associate Professor M.Sc., Ph.D. Materials Science , Nano materials
Dr.B.Ravi Kumar Associate Professor M.Sc., Ph.D. Nano technology & Materials, Computer and Information Sciences
S.No Name Position
1 Dr.M.Krishna Murthy Worked as Chief Controller, DRDO
2 Prof.P B Rao Former Director, NARL& Vice-Chairman, ADCOS,ISRO
3 Prof.B V Krishna Murthy Former Director, SPL, VSSC, Trivandrum
4 Dr.E.Bhagiratha Rao Worked as Director, DRDO
5 Dr.I.Achyuta Rao Worked as Director, DRDO
6 Prof.P.Bala Rama Rao Worked as Director, ISRO
7 B V S MURTHY Worked DGM,ECIL Hyderabad
8 Prof.D V G L Narasimha Rao Distinguished Professor of University of Massachusetts,USA
9 Dr.P R PANT Worked as DGM, Survey of India
10 Dr. Prasada Rao T.A Worked as Professor, IIT Chennai
11 Dr. K. Maduchudana Reddy Scientist 'd ' IIT M, pune
12 Sri C.Rama Rao Worked as Scientist, DRDO
13 Dr. H S Rama Rao Worked as Director, DRDO
14 Prof.K V S Ramana Worked as Professor, IIT Chennai
15 Dr. J V Ramana Rao Worked as Director, DRDO
16 Dr. T R S Reddy
17 Dr. E V R Rao Worked Director, ECIL Hyderabad
18 Dr. C A Reddy Worked as Director, ISRO
19 H R S Sastry Worked as Director, DRDO
20 Prof.J.Sobhanadri Worked as Professor, IIT Chennai
21 Dr.D.Sangameswara Rao Worked as Scientist H, DRDO
22 Dr.R V Narayana Worked as Scientist H, DRDO
23 Dr. P Raghavendra Rao Worked as Scientist G, DRDO, Hyderabad
24 Dr.P.Purushothamudu Scientist, USA
25 Dr.D NRU Worked as Scientist, DRDO
26 P.Prabhakara Rao General Manager, ECIL
27 Dr. U V Girish Kumar Former Head, Indian Oil Corporation
28 L Girish Kumar Worked as G M, Andhra Bank
29 Prof.J H Sastri Former Director, IIA, Bangalore
30 Sri Y V S T Sai,IRS Former Secretary, APPSC,
31 Dr. C Murali Krishna National Cancer Institute, Middlesex, USA
32 Sri. T Rambabu ISTRAC, Bangalore
33 Dr.T.Buchi Venkata Rao Scientist, IGCAR,Kalpakkam, Tamilnadu
34 Dr.Kamineni K Bose Virginia, USA
35 Dr.P T Jayachandran University of New Brunswick, Calfornia
36 Prof.A V Subramanyam IIT Madras
37 Dr.Srikanth Scientist, ISRO
38 Dr.Durga Prasad Scientist, PRL
39 Dr.Venkatesh Scientist, PRL
40 Madhavan Scientist, IIRS
41 Dr.P.Ermest Raj IITM Pune
42 R V Subbarao TC&QCD/IGCAR,BARC,Mumbai
43 Dr.A V Krishna Rao Scientist NSTL
44 Prof.V Veeraiah Former VC,Vikrama Simhapuri University
45 Prof.V K B Kota Scientist, PRL
S.No Date Name of the Event
1 11/7/2021 Sir, C.V.Raman, Birth Day Celebrations and talk on Raman Effect applications.
2 11/12/2021 Career Guidance and method preparation for NET/GATE by Mr.Gowri Sankar Das
3 2/9/2022 Inauguration of Safe Drinking Water (RO) system in the Department of Physics A.U, The System was sponsored By ICICI
4 2/16/2022 Inauguration of the Liquid Crystals Nano composites Laboratory in the Department of Physics by Hon'ble Vice- Chancellor, A.U, Prof P.V.G.D.Prasad Reddy,
5 2/22/2022 Inauguration of Books Exhibition Science day festival from 22- 02-2022 to 28-02-2022 by Prof.K.Samatha(Rector)A.U,
6 2/22/2022 Inauguration of Poster Expo, which contains posters of 75 well known and great scientists are displayed.
7 2/22/2022 Inauguration of Lab on Wheels as part of the Science week Festival, Air pollution equipment is displayed and will be
8 2/22/2022 Inauguration of Virtual reality Video show established by NTPC inaugurated by Hon'ble Vice chancellor A.U
9 2/24/2022 Inauguration of Space on wheels of ISRO as part of Science Festival for exhibition to students & visitors.
10 2/26/2022 Visit to NSTL open house exhibition by the students M.SC. Physics. & Electronics(Instrumentation)
11 2/28/2022 Science Day celebrations garlanding the bust of Sir C.V.Raman & Science day rally
12 3/8/2022 International Womens day celebrations are conducted in the Seminar hall on 08-03-2022, essay writing competitions were conducted for women students.
13 6/16/2022 Event on cyber safety & national security ,under the banner
Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav
14 7/16/2022 Visit of Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage
15 7/19/2022 NMR spectrometer with available components and conducted experiments and achieved resonance and published his work by Dr. E.V.Raghava Rao
16 9/22/2022 Prof. K.Hanumantha Rao, Professor of Physics (Retired) and
former Head, Physics has delivered a Guest Lecture for M.Sc. physics.
17 10/15/2022 Bharat Ratna Dr. A.P.J.Abdul Kalam Birth Day Function, Essay writing and Elocution compotation were conducted for the students.
18 10/18/2022 Prof. K.Hanumantha Rao (Rtd.) Department of Physics has delivered a guest lecture on materials science to the students of M.Sc. Physics final year
19 11/7/2022 Prof.Puvvada Ramesh former Dean, Vignan University Head, ECE, GITAM University has delivered a guest lecture.
20 11/7/2022 Dr. Viswajit kale, project leader anchoram enterprises, Mumbai has presented the work principal application of HPLC & LCMS for the students of M.Sc. Electronics (Instrumentation)
21 11/19/2022 Dr. M.Murali Krishna Kumar, Director NMR Research Centre has delivered guest Lecture on NMR Spectroscopy &
Applications to the students
22 11/21/2022 100th Birthday of Prof. B.R.Rao celebrated, Prof. K.Samatha(Rector) have garlanded the bust of Prof. B.R.Rao
23 12/6/2022 Visit to satish dhavam space research centre(SHAR) sriharikota on 06-12-2023
24 12/7/2023 Prof. DV.GLN Rao, fellow of the American Physical society visit to the department and interacted with the students and staff
25 2/8/2023 Prof. D.V.G.L.N.Rao fellow of the American physics society, given a guest lecture and interacted with the final year students.
26 2/28/2023 National Science day, a rally was conducted from CAO A.U to Department of Physics.
27 3/28/2023 Dr. K.Mahesh, California, US has delivered an invited talk for the students guidance for Science & Technology
28 5/8/2023 Mr. PRVS Siva Rama Krishna, Executive Officer, ICSI career awareness program on company secretary course.
29 5/9/2023 Visit to NSTL 1st year students M.Sc. Physics & M.Sc. Electronics(Instrumentation)
30 5/26/2023 Hon'ble Vice Chancellor Prof P.V.G.D.Prasad Reddy has released the flyer of 30th national conference on liquid crystals (NCLC-2023)

Satish Dhawan Space Research Center - ISRO Sriharikota industrial visit by M.Sc second year students, scholars on 6.12.2022

Inauguration of Liquid Crystals Nano Composites Laboratory Liquid crystals laboratory in department of Physics by Hon'ble Vice-chancellor Prof.P.V.G.D.Prasad Reddy garu

M.Sc first year students visit the National Science & Technology Laboratories (NSTL) on 9.3.2023.

Release of flyer for National Conference on Liquid Crystals on 2-4, November 2023.

Sir.C.V.Raman Birthday celebrations on 7.11.2022 and talk on Raman effect applications in new age technology.

Dr.A.P.J.Abdukalam Birthday celebrations and talk on His contributions to the field of science and technology

Prof B.R.Rao ex- Vice - Chairman UGC and Member of Parliament (RS) centenary birthday celebrations 21.11.2022