Established in 2007, the Department of Basic Sciences & Humanities imparts Applied Physics , Applied Chemistry, Applied Mathematics, English & Social Science as subjects to the under graduate students of Engineering. Together, the PCM Departments have faculty of eight members with one Assistant Professor and seven lecturers. Faculty members in the Department are Post Graduates in the field of Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and English & Social Science. Most of them are pursuing the doctoral research.
The department has well-equipped laboratories viz. Applied Physics, Applied Chemistry as practical assignments also form a major part of the curriculum.
The excellent coordination among the faculties in the department gives it the strength to work with a team spirit. The laboratories in the department are well equipped to fulfill the need of undergraduate education. The faculty members of the department are well experienced to handle teaching effectively. The Head of the Institution, Dr. G. K. Awari is a Mechanical Engineer and is an active administrator. The students’ forum of the department, ‘Crescent’ actively organizes various co-curricular and extracurricular activities for students of first year B.E. Ours is an academic family which looks forward for the betterment of the students and their teachers.
Major part of Basic Science & Humanities Department:-
1. Applied Physics
2. Applied Chemistry
3. Applied Mathematics
Applied Physics, being a subject at the first year level for all branches, plays a major role in the Basic Science Department. The Department has experienced teachers who are always at hand to clear the queries of students. The teachers are well versed with the academic needs of the students and their efforts are always directed towards fulfilling the same. In addition to solving the difficulties of students academically, the faculty members also work towards inculcating an interest level towards the subject.
Applied Mathematics also plays a major part in the curriculum of first year B.E. Mathematics – I and Mathematics – II are two papers under this head and are common for all branches in first year course. The departmental faculty also teaches M-III and M-IV subjects to the students of third and fourth semester of Computer Science & Engineering, Information Technology, Electronics and Electronics Communication Engineering. The Mathematics faculty ‘Mrs. Rupali Kelkar’ has published a book on Applied Mathematics II.
The staff members are encouraged to improve their qualifications by registering for M.Phil and Ph.D. programmes. The department has experienced teachers who inculcate knowledge and interest amongst students to their best.
The faculty members of Applied Chemistry Department teach various topics related to the field f Engineering & also take up practicals for under graduate students of Engineering. Meeting queries of inquisitive minds is their sole focus, perfrming untiringly to enrich students with their experience. The teaching staff of the Dept. is actively engaged in research and obtained Ph.D. Recently a few research publications have appeared in journals of international repute viz. Journal of Chemical Technology (a CSIR publication), Chemical Engineering World, Paint India, Down to Earth, Surface Coating Australia and Asian Journal of Chemistry. The department also established research lab to carry-out the R & D which has advanced and sophisticated infrastructure.
Engineers are vital addition towards societal development. And English is an international language in demand. Fused together, they make an important combination for the field of engineering. The faculties members of this department teach English and Social Science to B.E. first year and try make the knowledge suitable to need-of-the–hour.
Applied Physics & Applied Chemistry labs are being managed by this Department for providing adequate practical training. They are fully established with necessary equipments.