Department of Basic and Applied Sciences

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I.                  The Department : Basic and Applied Sciences

 

The Basic and Applied Sciences branch came into being with establishment of the University College of Engineering in 2003 at the Punjabi University Campus. This branch got the status of independent department in Sept., 2013. The department offers foundation courses in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Communicative English and Management to the B. Tech. and Five year Engineering Management Integrated Programme students. Besides, the department also offers some other courses such as Numerical Methods and Applications and operation research to the students. The theoretical aspects of different subjects are supported by well equipped labs in Physics and Chemistry for imparting practical skills. Recently, a digital language lab has been established in the department to inculcate soft skills in the students. Additionally, the subjects of Environmental Science and Road Safety and Punjabi Language are also offered by the department. There are 26 faculty members in the department and all are actively involved in research work in their respective fields of specialization. Some of the faculty members have research projects and are also guiding Ph.D. students. The department is supported by nine Technical /non-teaching staff.    

 

II.               Faculty and System Officers with qualifications and specialization:

Faculty

Specialization

Distinction/

Awards

Publications/

Projects

(Number only)

Conferences/

Seminars Attended

(Number only)

Name: Dr. Sanjiv Puri

Experimental

Atomic Physics

(Photon-atom

interactions /

Ion-atom

collisions /

Elemental

analysis using

EDXRF and

PIXE

techniques

 

 

 

 

 

Visiting Scientist

(Awarded by International Science Programs, Uppsala, Sweden

 

Citations of Research publications (as per Google Scholar) are 1748 and h-index is 21.

Books:02

Conferences

Designation: Professor and Head

Papers

National : 17

Qualifications: NET, Ph.D.

National : NIL

International : 03

Contact Information

International : 63

Seminars

Ph: +91-9815603759

Projects : 04

National : 14

Email:sanjivpurichd@yahoo.com; sanjivpuriucoe@gmail.com

 

 

Link to Bio-Data

 

International: 02

 

 

 

 

 

Name: Dr. Rakesh Kumar

Differential Geometry 

(Geometry of Lightlike Submanifolds of semi                    -Riemannian Manifolds)

Awarded Young Geometer Award twice by The Tensor Society, India

 

Awarded Gold Medal in M.Sc. from Punjabi University

 

Awarded Outstanding Faculty Award in field of Differential Geometry by Venus International Foundation, Chennai

Books: 1

Chapters: 03

Conferences

Designation: Assistant Professor in Mathematics

Papers

National : 10

Qualifications: NET, Ph.D.

National : 08

International : 18

Contact Information

International : 47

Seminars

Ph: +91-98154-30944

Projects : Nil

National :  16

Email: dr_rk37c@yahoo.co.in; rakesh_bas@pbi.ac.in

 

 

Link to Bio-Data

 

International: Nil

 

 

 

 

 

Name: Dr. Praveen Lata

Solid Mechanics (Elastic Solids)

Gold Medal in B.A. from Punjabi University

Books: 02

Conferences

Designation: Assistant Professor in Mathematics

Papers

National : 03

Qualifications: M.Sc. M.Phil. NET, Ph.D.

National :4

International : 10

Contact Information

International :17

Seminars

Ph: +91-9501333588

Projects :0

National : 02

Email: parveenlata70@gmail.com

parveenlata@pbi.ac.in

 

 

Link to Bio-Data

 

International:NIL

 

 

 

 

 

Name: Dr. Anup Thakur

Material Science

Post Doctorate Fellow at Pohang Accelerator Laboratory (PAL), POSTECH,  S. Korea

Books: Nil

Conferences

 

 

 

Designation: Assistant Professor in Physics

Papers

National : 13

Qualifications: NET, Ph.D.

National :10

International : 16

Contact Information

International :51

Seminars

Ph: +91-9417110095

Projects :02

National : 11

Email: dranupthakur@gmail.com

 

 

Link to Bio-Data

 

International: 05

 

 

 

 

 

Name: Dr. Baldeep Singh

Management (Marketing)

 

Books: 01

Conferences

Designation: Assistant Professor in Management

Papers

National : 05

Qualifications: Ph.D.

National :02

International : 2

Contact Information

International :10

Seminars

Ph: +91-9814200135

Projects : Nil

National : Nil

Email: Baldeep_placement@yahoo.com

 

 

Link to Bio-Data

 

International: Nil

 

 

 

 

 

Name: Ms. Heena Atwal

Human Resource

 

Books:1

Conferences

Designation: Assistant Professor in Management

Papers

National : 10

Qualifications: M.B.A.,  NET

National : Nil

International : Nil

Contact Information

International :03

Seminars

Ph: +91-9814754364

Projects : Nil

National : 11

Email: heena.atwal@yahoo.com

 

 

Link to Bio-Data

 

International: Nil

 

 

 

 

 

Name: Ms. Jyoti Puri

English Language Teaching and Literature

Punjabi University Gold Medal in M.A (English)

Books: 02

Conferences

Designation: Assistant Professor in English

Papers

National : 05

Qualifications: M.A. M.Phil., NET

National : 02

International : 03

Contact Information

International : 04

Seminars

Ph: +91-9876572409

Projects : Nil

National : Nil

Email: jyoti24puri7@gmail.com

 

 

Link to Bio-Data

 

International: Nil

 

 

 

 

 

Name: Ms. Kanchan

British Poetry, Linguistics and     Communication Skills

 

 

Books: NIL

Conferences

Designation: Assistant Professor in English

Papers

National : 19

Qualifications: M.A., NET

National : 1

International :8

Contact Information

International : 1

Seminars

Ph: +91-9914499880

Projects : Nil

National : 5

Email: kanchangc11@gmail.com

 

 

Link to Bio-Data

 

International: Nil

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name: Dr. Jasleen Kaur

Management (Marketing)

 

Books: 01

Conferences

Designation: Assistant Professor in Management

Papers

National : 08

Qualifications: M.B.A.,  NET, Ph.D.

National : 04

International :Nil

Contact Information

International : 04

Seminars

Ph: +91-9888814906

Projects : Nil

National : Nil

Email: jas_leena81@yahoo.co.in

 

 

Link to Bio-Data

 

International: Nil

 

 

 

 

 

Name: Dr. Raminder Kaur

Materials science and nanotechnology

 

Books: Nil

Conferences

Designation: Assistant Professor in Physics

Papers

National :10

Qualifications: Ph.D.

National : Nil

International : 04

Contact Information

International : 09

Seminars

Ph: +91-9779038282

Projects :Nil

National : 01

Email: raminder_k_saini@yahoo.com

 

 

Link to Bio-Data

 

International: Nil

 

 

 

 

 

Name: Dr. Sukhpal Singh

Experimental Radiation Physics

 

Books: 1

Conferences

Designation:            Assistant Professor in Physics

 

Papers

National : 13

Qualifications: NET, Ph.D.

 

National : Nil

International : 2

Contact Information

 

International : 25

Seminars

Ph: +91-9501599229

 

Projects : Nil

National : Nil

Email: dr_sps@rediffmail.com

 

 

 

Link to Bio-Data

 

 

International: 02

 

 

 

 

 

Name: Dr. Isha Mudahar

Nanoscience

Award of Research Fellowship under “Meritorious Students Scheme funded by University Grants Commission (UGC)” from December 2007 –July 2010

Books: 01

Conferences

Designation: Assistant Professor in  Physics

Papers

National : 13

Qualifications: Ph.D.

National : 01

International : 04

Contact Information

International : 12

Seminars

Ph: +91-8146992328

Projects : 01

National : 01

Email: dr.ishamudahar@gmail.com

 

 

Link to Bio-Data

 

International: Nil

 

 

 

 

 

Name: Ms. Jasmine Kaur

Communication skills in English

Received National Scholarship in BA Hons. School in English from Govt. of India , Ministry of Education and social welfare.

Books: Nil

Conferences

Designation:          Assistant Professor in English

Papers

National : 01

Qualifications: M.A., NET

National : 01

International : Nil

Contact Information

International : Nil

Seminars

Ph:+91-9914014818

Projects : Nil

National : 01

Email: jasminesarab@yahoo.co.in

 

 

Link to Bio-Data

 

International: Nil

 

 

 

 

 

Name: Mr Mohinder Singh

Experimental Radiation Physics

 

Books: Nil

Conferences

Designation: Assistant Professor in Physics

Papers

National : 02

Qualifications: M.Sc., NET

National : Nil

International : 01

Contact Information

International :01

Seminars

Ph: +91-8284858913

Projects : Nil

National : 01

Email: mohindersingh@pbi.ac.in

 

 

Link to Bio-Data

 

International: Nil

 

 

 

 

 

Name: Dr. Ella Mittal

Management ( HR and Marketing)

 

Books: Nil

Conferences

Designation: Assistant Professor in Management

Papers

National : 04

Qualifications: M.B.A., Ph.D.

National : Nil

International : Nil

Contact Information

International : 04

Seminars

Ph: +91-9780245156

Projects : Nil

National : Nil

Email: ella_1986e@yahoo.com

 

 

Link to Bio-Data

 

International: Nil

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name: Ms. Garima Gupta

Differential Geometry

 

Books: Nil

Conferences

Designation: Assistant Professor in Mathematics

Papers

National : 7

Qualifications: M.Sc., NET

National : Nil

International : 04

Contact Information

International : 01

Seminars

Ph: +91-9781355051

Projects : Nil

National : 07

Email: garimagpt24@yahoo.co.in

 

 

Link to Bio-Data

 

International: Nil

 

 

 

 

 

Name: Ms. Reetu

Differential Geometry

 

Books: Nil

Conferences

Designation: Assistant Professor in  Mathematics

Papers

National : 07

Qualifications: M.Sc. M.Phil, NET

National : 02

International : Nil

Contact Information

International : Nil

Seminars

Ph: +91-9815614208

Projects : Nil

National : 04

Email: reet.gemini@gmail.com

 

 

Link to Bio-Data

 

International: Nil

 

 

 

 

 

Name: Dr. Nidhi Gupta

Inorganic Chemistry

Gold Medal –M.Sc

Books: Nil

Conferences

Designation: Assistant Professor in  Chemistry

Papers

National : 12

Qualifications: Ph.D.

National : Nil

International : 04

Contact Information

International : 09

Seminars

Ph: +91-9781722231

Projects : Nil

National : 02

Email: drnaveenabs@rediffmail.com

 

 

Link to Bio-Data

 

International: Nil

 

 

 

 

 

Name: Mr Amrinderpal Singh

Pure Mathematics

 

Books: Nil

Conferences

Designation: Assistant Professor in Mathematics

Papers

National : 01

Qualifications: M.Sc., NET

National : Nil

International : Nil

Contact Information

International : Nil

Seminars

Ph: +91-9530582997

Projects : Nil

National : Nil

Email: amrinderpalsinghramsingh@yahoo.com

 

 

Link to Bio-Data

 

International: Nil

 

 

 

 

 

Name: Dr. Ritu Bala

Physical Chemistry and Photochemistry

 

Books: Nil

Conferences

Designation: Assistant Professor in Chemistry

Papers

National : 08

Qualifications: Ph.D.

National : 04

International : 04

Contact Information

International : 02

Seminars

Ph: +91-9888842311

Projects : Nil

National : 06

Email: ritu.shahi@yahoo.co.in

 

 

Link to Bio-Data

 

International: Nil

 

 

 

 

 

Name: Ms. Sudesh Kumari

Applied Physics

 

Books: Nil

Conferences

Designation: Assistant Professor in  Physics

Papers

National : 03

Qualifications: M.Sc., NET

National : Nil

International : 01

Contact Information

International : Nil

Seminars

Ph: +91-9464485309

Projects : Nil

National :

Email: sudeshphysics@gmail.com

 

Nil

Link to Bio-Data

 

International: Nil

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name: Dr. Anil Kumar

Experimental Atomic Physics/ Radiation Physics

 

Books: Nil

Conferences

Designation: Assistant Professor in Physics

Papers

National : 15

Qualifications: Ph.D.

National : Nil

International : 05

Contact Information

International :16

Seminars

Ph: +91-8872760101

Projects : Nil

National : 02

Email: anilkumar29181@yahoo.co.in                           

 

 

Link to Bio-Data

 

International: 01

 

 

 

 

 

Name: Dr. Rajmohinder Kaur (Contract)

Punjabi literature and linguistics

 

Books: 02

Conferences

Designation: Assistant Professor in Punjabi

Papers

National : 02

Qualifications: NET, Ph.D.

National :07

International : Nil

Contact Information

International :Nil

Seminars

Ph: +9108872200136

Projects :Nil

National : Nil

Email: rajsidhu1983@gmail.com

 

 

Link to Bio-Data

 

International: Nil

 

 

 

 

 

Name: Dr . Rashmi Sachdeva (Contract)

Differential Geometry

 

Books: Nil

Chapter: 01

Conferences

Designation: Assistant Professor in Mathematics

Papers

National : 03

Qualifications: M.Sc., NET,Ph.D.

National : 01

International : 06

Contact Information

International : 08

Seminars

Ph:  +91-9914102305

Projects : Nil

National : 06

Email: rashmi.sachdeva86@gmail.com 

 

 

Link to Bio-Data

 

International: Nil

 

 

 

 

 

Name: Dr.  Rajiv Mall

(Contract)

Organic Chemistry

 

Books: Nil

Chapters:01

Conferences

Designation: Assistant Professor in Chemistry

Papers

National : 11

Qualifications:  M.Sc., NET, ,Ph.D.

National :Nil

International : 03

Contact Information

International : 06

Seminars

Ph: +91-9780622150

Projects : Nil

National : 01

Email: rajivmall@yahoo.co.in

 

 

Link to Bio-Data

 

International: Nil

Name: Dr Anupreet Kaur

(Contract)

Inorganic/ Analytical/ Nanochemistry/ Environmental

Chemistry

 

Books: 1

Chapters:01

Conferences

Designation: Assistant Professor in Chemistry

Papers

National : 3

Qualifications:  M.Sc., Ph. D.

National : Nil

International : 20

Contact Information

International : 12

Seminars

Ph: +91-9501095705

Projects : Nil

National : 01

Email:

anupreetchem@gmail.com,

anu_chem06@yahoo.co.in

 

 

Link to Bio-Data

 

International: Nil

 

III. Thrust Areas

 1. PHYSICS:

a) Radiation Physics

b) Material Science

c) Nanoscience and nanotechnology

d) Theoretical Condensed Matter

 

2. MATHEMATICS:

a) Differential Geometry

b) Applied Mathematics

c) Number Theory

 

3. CHEMISTRY:

a) Inorganic Chemistry

b) Organic Chemistry

c) Physical Chemistry and Photochemistry

   

4. MANAGEMENT:

a) Marketing

b) Human Resources

 

IV.  Major Research Projects, Minor Projects

S.No.

Title of the project

Funding Agency

Duration

Principal Investigator/ Co-Investigator (s)

Approved Outlay (in Lacs)

1.

Investigation of processes following L and M shell photoionization and analytical applications using EDXRF technique

DST

2007-2011

Prof. Sanjiv Puri

17.85

2.

Electrochemical synthesis of nanowires and their characterization

DST

2009-2013

Dr. Sanjeev Kumar

15.30

3.

Synthesis of ZnO and TiO2 transparent thin films using sol-gel technique and their magnetic characterization

UGC

2011-2013

Dr. Sanjeev Kumar

1.55

4.

Phase Transition Studies of Ag doped Ge-Sb-Te Thin Films

DST

2014-Ongoing

Dr. Anup Thakur

26.77

5.

Interaction between carbon nanostructures.

DST

2014-Ongoing

Dr. Isha Mudahar

13.5

6.

Investigation of photon atom interaction processes at incident energies across the Li subshell absorption edges for some medium Z elements using synchrotron radiation.

IAEA

2014-Ongoing

Prof. Sanjiv Puri

6.5

 

V.  Infrastructure Facilities

A) Well equipped teaching laboratories for experimental instruction in Physics, Chemistry and Communication Skills

B) Research laboratories having X-ray flourescence spectrometer, Nanomaterial synthesis lab, Potentiostat, spin coater,

     furnaces, thin film vacuum coating units  etc.

 

 

VI. Non-teaching and technical staff (Supporting staff)

Non Teaching Staff

Technical Staff

Mr. Kuldip Singh                    Sr. Asstt.

Mr. Vinod Kumar                   Clerk

Mr. Pritpal Singh                    Clerk

Ms. Harvinder Kaur            Clerk

Mr. Paramjeet Singh              Helper

Mr. Vineet Kumar                Helper

Mr. Ramesh Kumar                JTA

Ms.  Sukhpreet Kaur               JTA

Smt. Baljeet Kaur                    Lab. Attd.

Smt. Harcharanjeet Kaur     Lab. Attd.

Smt.  Avneet Kaur                   Lab. Attd.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VII. Contact Details

Phone: 0175-3046336

 

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