Dean's Message

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Prof. Rajesh Kumar

School of Physical and Material Sciences

I welcome you to the CUHP School of Physical & Material Sciences (SoPMS). As the Dean, I joined a supportive, warm and energetic community of teachers and students with a deep sense of commitment to teaching, learning and innovations. More than ever, we are committed to produce teachers, scholars, and community leaders with full of knowledge and dedication to address the challenges faced by our country and humanity as a whole. The school of Physical and Material Sciences (SoPMS) is a community of diverse talents with diverse specializations, divided at present into main two departments, viz., the Department of Physics and Astronomical Science and the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Science.

The Physics Department under the school is enjoying the status of the biggest and vibrant department of the CUHP, as we are successfully running three programmes: BSc, MSc and Research Degree. In addition to regular faculties, we have two UGC-FRP teachers and a number of guest faculty members contributing to the smooth functioning of the Department. In the School we have also a newly established Department of Chemistry and Chemical Sciences started from the session 2017-18. Working together in harmony is the central idea of the SoPMS. As faculty and staff, we work closely in partnership to fulfill the vision and mission of the School. Our non-teaching staff works in collaboration with faculty and students to accomplish our common goals and routine work.

As researchers, we work collaboratively with our partners at national and international levels to link critical research questions to community-based issues, innovative ideas, drawing on diverse methodologies and disciplines, and seeking knowledge from various corners. As teacher educators, we have introduced an approach to learning based on the notion of mentor teachers working in close partnership with students to prepare them to enter into the profession of teaching and research. As public scholars, we have introduced Community Connect Projects in the curriculum that provides the students opportunities for civic engagement around problems, like awareness of scientific temperament, saving of energy and environment.

All the faculties of SoPMS are young, active, and accomplished ones, who are nationally and internationally recognized for their contributions to research and teaching. Our School is also a community of diverse talents, which engage our students and alumni who seek to change the world through teaching, research, and innovations. More than ever, SoPMS is committed to producing good teachers, researchers, and community leaders full of knowledge and dedication, who can address the challenges faced by our nation and humanity as a whole. Doing science requires dedication, passion, hard work, knowledge updating, and research in cutting-edge science problems with an innovative approach, all of which you will find at SoPMS.