1. Prof. K.M. Karunakaran Endowment Lecture

Our alumni, all of them, who came back to the department for the nostalgia, evinced a keen interest to do something for the department from which they had evolved.  One of the main objectives of the Physics Alumni Meet (PAM 2010), was to establish a structured connect with the department, a platform. This would enable the interaction with the department and help the alumni to contribute towards its value addition, in whatever way they could. At the inaugural PAM meet on December,18, 2010, the then constituted panel formulated the forming of the Physics Alumni Society (PAS). At the subsequent early meetings of the executive committee, it was realized that many alumni expressed great interest and enthusiasm to establish an annual endowment lecture. This event would be a great value addition to the department’s academic status. The students of MCC and other city colleges would be benefitted by the exposure to current topics, explained by experts in the respective fields.

Donors:

  1. Prof. P.M. Mathews
  2. Prof. M. Lakshmanan
  3. Dr. S. Ravichandran
  4. Prof. N. Gautham
  5. Dr. Aruna Dhathathreyan
  6. Dr. Peter Jayapandian
  7. Dr. Amrutha & team
  8. Dr. N. Manju
  9. Dr. M.M. Govind
  10. Ms. Mary Agnes Joseph
  11. Dr. R. Balakrishnan
  12. Dr. N. Lakshminarayan
  13. Dr. R. Manickkavachagam
  14. Dr. P. Samuel Asirvatham
  15. Mr. Vijay Kumar Reddy
  16. Mr. A.P. Parthiban
  17. Mr. T.S. Krishnaswamy
  18. Dr. Vaidehi Ganesan
  19. Mr. Saravanan Kannan
  20. Mr. V. Badrinarayanan
  21. Mr. Mukundan Chakrapani
  22. Mr. Moses Mathuram
  23. Mr. C.N. Purushothaman
  24. Mr. R.G. Subramaniyan
  25. Mr. Kumar S. Rajeev
  26. Mr. Raguvir Gurumurthy
  27. Mr. G. Hariharan
  28. Mr. Satish Tavag
  29. Brig. V.A. Subramanyam
  30. Capt. Anand Jayaraman
  31. Mr. Cherian Thompson
  32. Mr. P. Sankara Narayanan
  33. Capt. E. Daniel
  34. Ms. Evanjilina Selvanathan
  35. Ms. Hepzi Sekar
  36. Prof. K.S. Venkatasubban
  37. Mr. Sam Muthiah Franklin
  38. Mr. Joseph George

2. PHYSICS ALUMNI SOCIETY SCHOLARSHIP [PASS]

The PASS was introduced to provide deserving students in the Physics department with financial assistance to lessen their family’s economic burden.The PAS Executive Committee decided that financial aid be provided to students who are in the second and third undergraduate course and the second year post graduate course. The HoD and faculty of the department were given the sole responsibility of identifying students, who required financial assistance. The amount was collected through alumni contributions.

Donors:

  1. Mr. Vijay Reddy
  2. Mr. A.P. Parthiban
  3. Capt. E. Daniel
  4. Capt. Anand Jayaraman
  5. Mr. Anand Walser
  6. Mr. Baskar
  7. Ms. Mhona Russell
  8. Mr. Raguvir Gurumurthy
  9. Students of B.Sc. batch 1992-1995, coordinated by Dr. Vigneswara Ilavarasan
  10. Mr. Arul Chittaranjan Durairaj
  11. Mr. Cherian Thompson
  12. Mr. S. Dhanasekharan
  13. Dr. G. Kumar Sathian
  14. Dr. S. Narayan

2017-2018: Seven students were provided Rs. 5,000/- each (Total Rs. 35,000/-) – three students of 3rd year B.Sc., three more in the second year, and one student from first year M.Sc.

2018-2019: A total of Rs. 1,14,500/- collected from nine alumni donors, was provided to 14 students (three students of 2nd year B.Sc., six students of 3rd year B.Sc., two students of 1st year M.Sc., and three students of 2nd year M.Sc.) to pay their annual tuition fee for the academic year.

2019-2020:A total of Rs. 1,57,171/- collected from 13 alumni donors, was provided to 13 students (six students of 2nd year B.Sc., three more in the third year, one student from first year M.Sc. and three students from second year M.Sc.) to pay their annual tuition fee for the academic year.

2020-2021: A total of Rs. 1,40,094/- collected from 9 alumni donors, was provided to 13 students (two students of 2nd year B.Sc., six more in the third year, and five students from second year M.Sc.) to pay their annual tuition fee for the academic year.

3. GPU-enabled Workstation

Overwhelming and spontaneous contributions of many Alumni enabled the procurement of a GPU enabled workstation optimized to suit the requirements of the department.

Donors:

  1. Mr. Anand Walser
  2. Mr. Arun Achamkulamgara
  3. Dr. Deepak Samuel
  4. Mr. Moses Mathuram
  5. Prof. Narasinga Rao
  6. Prof. P.M. Mathews
  7. Mr. Raguvir Gurumurthy
  8. Dr. R. Balakrishnan
  9. Prof. L. Sriram Kumar
  10. Ms. Sujatha
  11. Students of B.Sc. batch 1990-1993, coordinated by Mr. Saravanan Kannan

4. Air Conditioner

Students of B.Sc. batch 1990-1993 (Coordinator : Mr. Saravanan Kannan) provided a 1.5 ton split air conditioner for the students’ computer lab in the Physics Department.

5. Prof. K.M. Karunakaran Prize for Quantum Mechanics

The students of the 1981-84 batch, B.Sc. (Physics) instituted the Prof. K.M. Karunakaran Prize for Quantum Mechanics. This prize is awarded to the 3rd B.Sc. student who has excelled in Quantum Mechanics. This prize is being awarded every year from 2010. The efforts for instituting this prize had been taken by Dr.S.I.A. Philomin raj, very much before the emergence of the PAM or PAS.

6. Prof. P.M. Mathews Prize for Quantum Mechanics

The prize is awarded to the 2nd M.Sc. student who has excelled in Quantum Mechanics. This prize has been instituted, in 2019, solely by a lumpsum contribution from Prof. P.M.Mathews. This prize is being awarded every year from 2020.

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