Department of Physics and IQAC of Sacred Heart college under the aegis of UGC Cell (EMMRC, Calicut University) and Central University of Kerala jointly organized a Two day national workshop and Hands-on training on Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) and e-learning, for college teachers of all disciplines at Sacred Heart College, Thevara, Kochi on 09th and 10th August, 2019.
Workshop was inaugurated by the Honorable Vice Chancellor of Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT) Prof. Dr. K. N. Madhusoodanan and the workshop was led by team from EMMRC, Calicut University and Prof. Thiyagaraju from Central University of Kerala. Around 100 faculties from various colleges attended the workshop.
Dr. Pius Augustine and Dr. Sumod S G co-ordinated the events.
Department of Physics organised Platinum Jubilee International Seminar on Quantum Materials at Sacred Heart College, Thevara, Kochi on 18th December 2019.
Dr. Thomas Thundat and Dr. Aldrin antony were the resource persons. Dr. Thundat gave talk on “Quantum materials and single wire power transmission” and Dr. Aldrin talked about “Photonic crystals and peroviskite solar cells”. The participants got a valuable platform to interact with the eminent persons.
Dr. Jimmy Sebastian was the co-ordinator of the seminar.
The activites of Physics association for the year 2019- 20 was inaugurated by Prof. Pramod Gopinath, International School of Photonics, CUSAT on 29.08.2019. Felicitations were offered by Fr. Jose John, Vice Principal, Dr. Siby Mathew, HOD, Dr. Sumod SG and Dr. Mathew George.
Physics Association started to have Onam and Christmas celebrations as one family. Festivities were complemented by cultural events performed by the students. All events were conducted in line with the college policy of go green grow green.
An awareness lecture was conducted in association with Breakthrough Science Society, on 28.11.2019 to discuss the precautions to be taken while watching the solar eclipse of 26.12.2019. The event was inaugurated by Prof. Godfrey Luis (retired) of CUSAT and was graced by Mr. Francis Kulathunkal, Harikumar K S, P P Abraham (BS society) as well as Dr. Siby Mathew (SHC).Distribution of safety glasses was done by Fr. Prasanth Palakkappillil, Principal. Classes were led by experts from BS Society. The event was attended by students from SHC, KV Port Trust and CMI HSS Thevara.
A sky watching session was conducted in association with Breakthrough Science Society, on 31.01.2020 to demonstrate the intricacies of the hobby as well as provide a glimpse of the lunar surface to the participants. The event was inaugurated by Dr. Siby Mathew and was graced by Mr. Francis Kulathunkal, Harikumar K S, P P Abraham (BS society) as well as Dr. Mathew George (SHC). Classes and skywatching sessions were led by experts from BS Society. The event was attended by SHC students as well as more than 200 people from the public.
Our members have also been a part of the Urjakiran project by Kerala government in spreading energy conservation awareness. This year we have conducted a signature campaign.Dr Mathew George was the Coordinator of the event.