The Department, which has been an integral part of the College ever since its inception offering instruction in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry to students of the various core branches of engineering, is devoted to foster the understanding of basic scientific principles . The academic programs of this department are designed to meet the requirements of the fast growing technology.
The Department offers several educational programs for undergraduate and postgraduate students. The overriding objectives of these programs are,
- To inform and motivate students to study the fundamental aspects of science and its applications
- To teach Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics for U.G. and P.G. programmes
- To enable the students to analyse and apply mathematical and scientific techniques in engineering technology
- To encourage students to pursue careers in science and engineering
First year B.Tech students are introduced to the world of science and engineering through programs that engage them in various activities under the effective guidance of the faculty. The Department of Basic Sciences caters for the analytic requirements of the B.Tech and M.Tech students.
The Department of Basic Sciences comprises sixteen full time faculty members, of whom twelve are in Mathematics, two in Physics and two in Chemistry. Four of our faculty hold doctoral degrees. While continuing service to other departments, the faculty of the department also make efforts for continuous self-improvement and development as a research department in the field of science and technology.
The Department of Basic Science has a special mission to foster collaborative, interdisciplinary research in different areas of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics that will address the future needs of the society. The Department promotes collaboration among the faculty as well as between Amal Jyothi faculty and researchers of other institutions, industry and government laboratories. The research activities of the department focus on the following areas:
- Graph theory
- Applicable Analysis
- Theoretical Computer Science
- Rough topological spaces- a combination of topology and rough set theory
- Metal nanoparticle-dispersed dendritic hyperbranched polymers and their application in biomedical field
- Polymeric Nanocomposites: Preparation, characterization and properties
- Recycling of polymers
- Permeation properties of filled polymeric systems
- Development of polymer membranes
ACeNT - Amal Jyothi Center for Nanoscience & Technology
Interests within the Department range from Discrete Mathematics and Applicable Analysis in Mathematics to the development of Nanomaterials in Physics and Chemistry. There is a rich variety of problems of vital importance in the development of the science of polymers, biomedical materials, composites and other materials awaiting solution.
The Amal Jyothi Centre of Nanoscience and Technology which was inaugurated in July 2012 is headed by Dr Soney C George and has two full time research scholars attached to it.
- Courses in electronics, materials science, biotechnology and characterization techniques.
- Provides theoretical basis, knowledge of experimental methods and technological applications.
- Social implications of nanotechnology pertaining to ethical and environmental issues.
- Synthesis, Characterization and Properties of NR/clay Nano composites, Funded by Science Engineering Research Centre, Dept of Science and Technology, Govt of India, New Delhi
- Utilization of polymeric waste as a potential filler in elastomers Funded by I2U, AJCE
- “A Textbook of Engineering Physics” – Dr. Sreejith K. Pisharday and Dr. Abin Manoj
- “Ethylene Propylene Diene Rubber/Carbon Black Composites. Polyolefin Composites” 2007 (John Wiley &Sons) – Dr. Soney C George
- “Ethylene Propylene Diene Rubber/Natural Rubber Blends. Polyolefin blends”, 2007 (John Wiley & Sons) – Dr. Soney C George
- “Manufacturing of Multiphase Polymeric Systems 2010” ( John wiley & Sons), Dr. Soney C George
- Adaptation of the book “Introduction to Automata Theory, Languages and Computation”, 3rd edition (by John E Hopcroft, Rajeev Motwani and Jeffery D Ullman) for use by Indian Universities – Dr Lisa Mathew