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School of Physical Sciences



The Department of Physics of Loyola College was established in 1926, just a year after the college was founded, to offer physics course for the intermediate program. From a humble beginning, it has grown in leaps and bounds to stand tall today, offering B.Sc., M.Sc., M.Phil. and Ph.D programs. So far the department has produced more than 200 M.Phil. and 137 Ph.D dissertations.

At present, there are 20 teaching staff and 6 non-teaching staff in the department. There are 9 research guides supervising more than 40 scholars registered for Ph.D. The department has carried out research in solid state physics, crystal growth and characterization, NLO Studies, organic semiconductors, polymers and thin films, material science, astrophysics, geophysics, nanomaterial synthesis and characterization for various applications.

The department has well equipped laboratories (2 for UG, 1 for PG, 1 for M.Phil., and a spacious workshop) for conducting all its programs with separate space for research guides and state-of-the-art centennial research laboratory.

Successive List of Heads of the Department

1926 – 1955: Prof. V. Somasundaram

1955 – 1976: Prof. C.C. Ouseph

1976 – 1992: Rev. Dr. Joseph Inchackal, SJ

1992– 1995: Dr. A. William

1995 – 1999: Prof. S. Ravichandran

1999 – 2004: Dr. S. Xavier Jesu Raja

2004 – 2009: Dr. A. Ramanand

2009 – 2014: Dr. Joe Jesudurai

2014 – 2019: Dr. P. Sagayaraj

2019 Onwards: Dr. S. Jerome Das


Dr. S. Jerome Das
Head of the Department
JG16 - Department of Physics
Loyola College (Autonomous)
Nungambakkam, Chennai - 34.