In tune with the vision of the College, ‘Tejaswinavadhithemastu’ – let learning lead from darkness to light – the department of Physics aims at providing quality education in science for the fulfillment of individual and social needs and responsibilities especially of the weaker sections of the society.
To provide quality education at comparatively lower expense
To provide facilities for intellectual excellence
To help students become self reliant and emotionally mature
To create deep commitment to society
To function as a centre of extension activities
INTORDUCTION OF PRE-DEGREE COURSE
The department of Physics started functioning in Government College, Malappuram with the introduction of Physics as one of the optional subjects at Pre-degree level, in the year 1978. Group I students had Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry as their optional subjects and Group II students had Biology, Physics and Chemistry as their optional subjects. These courses were affiliated to the University of Calicut. At this point of time higher education in Science was not accessible even for many bright students especially girls passing out form schools in the district.
INTRODUCTION OF B Sc PHYSICS
B Sc course with Physics as the main subject and Mathematics and chemistry as the subsidiary subjects was introduced in the year 1993-94. Our college became the first Government College in the district to offer Degree course in any science subjects.
A new science block with an estimated cost of Rs 1.5 crores aw completed during 1995-96
DELINKING OF PRE-DEGREE COURSE
The above courses continued here until the delinking of Pre-degree course from Colleges with the introduction of +! And +2 courses in schools, in the year 2000.
COURSE AND CURRICULUM
B Sc PHYSICS
Government College Malappuram is affiliated to Calicut university. BSc degree course conducted by the department of Physics is recognized by it. Physics is the main subject, Mathematics, the compulsory subsidiary and Chemistry is the other subsidiary subject. The duration of the course is three years. Normally the academic year starts in June and ends in March. Examinations are conducted by the University at the end of each academic year.
The sanctioned strength of students is 24. An addition of 5 seats are allowed every year. Thus total strength becomes 29. The admission is based purely on merit with reservation for SC/ST as per rules. Admission is based on the marks secured in science subjects in the +2/equivalent examination with due weightage for the score in Physics.
Each paper in Physics carries 60 marks Out of this 10marks is based on internal evaluation. Internal assessment is done through class tests, assignment, regularity, attendance etc. Continuous evaluation helps students upgrade themselves. Internal assessment is published well in advance so that the students can meet the concerned teachers/HOD for clarification/complaint, if any regarding the internal assessment.
Model examinations are conducted every year. Class PTA is convened at least once in a year. The feed back form the parents and teachers are given due consideration. A tutor is put in charge of each class. The interaction during the tutorial hours between the students and teachers is found to be very effective. The parents are encouraged to meet the tutors regularly.