Research Info

Research and extension are the backbone of any academic institution of Higher Education and more so to the Government College(Autonomous) Rajahmundry. It is with this view the Crystal Growth &Nano Science Research Centre was set up in 2009-10. Nine Departments in the college are recognized as research centres and 12 Doctoral degrees, 02 M.Phil Degrees have been awarded under the supervision of the college faculty during the last 5 years. The College faculty grabbed the prestigious Indian Raman Post-Doctoral Fellowship to carry out post-doctoral research at United States of America during the academic year 2016-17. The College is having the collaborative research work with BARC, Mumbai, RRCAT, Indore, NPL, Delhi and JNTU, Hyderabad. The Department of Physics has applied Indian prestigious projects Mission Innovation #3 and #5 in collaboration with Conn Centre for Renewable Energy Research, University of Louisville, KY, USA. The Nanoscience Research Center has filed a patent on “High bright blue light from Indium doped Gallium Oxide” as a part of its successful DAE-BRNS research project

Under Extension, the College has conducted National Level Refresher Course titled ‘ Experimental Physics’ in association with three Indian National Institutions i.e, Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore, National Academy of Sciences, Ahmadabad, Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi. The College faculty and Post Graduate students have got selections for Summer Research Fellowships under Teacher and Student category from IASc, Bangalore. The fulltime Research Scholars and Post Graduate students have published 45 research publications in reputed International journals and Conferences as a part of their research projects. During last 5 years, the faculty members have published nearly 200 research articles in various Scopus indexed International Journals like Royal Society of Chemistry, Elsevier, Springer, Taylors and Francis etc.,. In the academic year 2017-18, the Faculty of Sciences have published 48 research articles with American Institute of Physics (AIP), New York, USA as conference proceedings under International conference on Renewable Energy Research and Education (RE2).

The Central Instrumentation Laboratory (CIL) is being set up with funds from DST-FIST to Strengthen Teaching & Research facilities in all Science departments of the college. Over the last 7 years, the college has conducted 4 International, 17 National and 11State level seminars/workshops. 1 Major and 13 Minor Research Projects have been completed during the last 7 years. Currently one major research project funded by DAE – BRNS in collaboration with BARC, Mumbai and one UGC Minor research project are in progress. The Centre for Innovation, Incubation and Entrepreneurship was set up to concretize the innovative ideas of students.

At present there are 31 Ph.Ds and 14 M. Phils among the teaching staff in the college. The college encourages faculty to provide academic consultancy services. The college has potential for Extension Services both in academics and community service. “Lab to School” is one such programme.

Notable Research @ Crystal Growth and Nanoscience Research Centre, Department of Physics