Department of Physics is a VTU recognized research centre, vide letter no VTU/Aca./2010-11/A-9/6221 dated 31st August 2010. A research center with 50sqm area has basic facilities required to work on field of crystal growth. Dr. Asha Rao & Dr. Jayarama of the department are VTU recognized guides to guide the students in the field of crystal growth, irradiation studies on solar cells and other new areas of Physics . Mr. Sathyanarayana Bhat has registered under VTU under the guidance of Dr. Asha Rao working in the area of solar cells. Mr. Anthoni Praveen Menezes, Asst Professor of the Department has registered under VTU for PhD under the guidance of Dr. Jayarama working in the area of Growth and Characterization of conjugated novel organic nonlinear optical materials. This research center has become the user facility for the external research scholars also since 2 years. 7 Research Scholars from different institutes are using our centre for their research work.
DAE - BRNS project of 10.3 lakh on 'A comparative study on radiation effects on multi junction solar cells' is sanctioned to Dr. Asha Rao for a period of 3 years. Basic research work of the project is completed at ISRO during the first year. The department has published 18 research articles in National/International Journal and presented several articles in different National/International conferences in the last 6 years.