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Department of Applied Sciences Education

  1. INTRODUCTION

The Department of Applied Science Education is in existence since 1965 in the Institute. The Department is recognized for many significant contributions in training and research. With an orientation of interdisciplinary learning, the department promotes practical aspects of Applied Sciences and offers a variety of training programmes in Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry and Science education with practical applications in engineering and technology. The main focus of the research activities in applied sciences are in the area of theoretical and experimental including Atmospheric Physics, Free Electron Laser, applications of the Fixed point theory and Computational Chemistry.

 

The department has contributed in various curriculum revision projects of Gujarat, Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra states in the areas of Physics, Chemistry , Mathematics, Chemical, Ceramic and Plastic engineering. The department of Applied Science education has conducted number of workshops, seminars, and conferences in the area of science and engineering for teachers of technical education.  

 

  1. VISION OF THE DEPARTMENT

 

        To develop department of applied science education as a center of excellence to promote innovations, research & development, and applied science education based training to impart new knowledge for applied science and engineering applications.

 

  1. MISSION

 

  • Launch demand based long term and short-term applied science education and training programs.
  • Undertake curriculum development in emerging areas of applied science at discipline /course /topic levels to bring about need based and qualitative change in applied science focused to engineering applications.
  • Develop need based specific innovative instructional resources for effective teaching and training in applied science education
  • Undertake research in the area of applied sciences, engineering education and training. 
  • Enhance international outreach through various linkages with other organizations and agencies.

 

  1. OBJECTIVES

 

  •   Conduct need based short term training programs in basic and interdisciplinary areas on content updating and methodologies of applied science teaching.
  •   Initiate long term PG programs in interdisciplinary areas of applied science.
  •   Develop Outcome based curriculum of applied sciences to present science as an integral part of engineering and technology applications.
  •   Develop training resources like textbooks, workbooks, lab manuals, video films etc.
  •   Promote research and development and foster scientific temper.
  •   Translate scientific innovations into engineering and technological applications.
  •   Develop need based mathematical training programs to enhance analytical and critical thinking for engineering applications.
  •   Develop linkages with other organizations and agencies for consultancy.

 

  1. CORE STRENGTHS OF THE DEPARTMENT

 

  • Competence of integrating course knowledge dimension infusing with curriculum of diploma and degree engineering programs
  • Actively involved in research areas in Applied Sciences and Science education
  • Develop instructional/learning resources in the area of applied science, Science Education, interdisciplinary areas of science and engineering.
  • Competence to design and develop low-cost laboratory/virtual experiments
  • Integrate mathematics for various engineering applications
  • Use ICT based methods for teaching learning
  • Use various OERs and simulation tools for teaching learning
  • Supportive and motivated Faculty and staff

 

  1. FACULTY AND STAFF

Faculty

 

Sl.

No.

Name

Designation

Qualification

1.      

 Dr. P. K. Purohit

                                                              

Professor and HoD

M.Sc.(Physics), Ph.D (Physics)

2.      

Dr. Deepak Singh

 

Associate Professor

B.Sc., M.Sc. (Mathematics), B. Ed., Ph. D (Mathematics)

3.      

Dr. Bashirulla Shaik

 

Assistant Professor

M.Sc (Physical Chemistry),  M. Phil (Chemical Sciences),  Ph.D (Chemistry)

4.      

Dr. Hussain Jeevakhan

 

Assistant Professor

M.Sc (Physics), Ph.D (Physics), NET (Physics)

 

Staff

 

Sl.

No.

Name

Designation

1.      

Dr. Izhar Ahmed

Scientific Officer

2.      

Mr. Kamal Mehra

Lab Technician

3.      

Mrs. Sadhana Tripathi

LDC

4.      

Shri  Rais Miyan

Multi Skilled Attendant

 

 

 

 

  1. FACILITIES

 

S. No.

Name of Items/Infrastructure

Existing Instruments S/w Available/ Furniture

1.      

Laboratory 1

Physics Lab

·        Air Track

·        Frictionless Board

·        Spectrometer

·        Electrical Instruments

2.      

Laboratory 2

Chemistry Lab

Ø Micro controller-based pH meter

Ø Analytical microprocessor based digital Balance

3.      

Computer Lab

Computer system-15 Nos(13-dell, model no.423,2-HPZ-200) 
Software’s

 i.       Discovery Studio 3.1, DS Standalone, QSAR

ii.       LeaditflexX

iii.       Statisca QC.

iv.       Turbomole

v.       Sybyl 1.1

 

  1. FACULTY RESEARCH AREAS

 

Faculty members of the DASE involved in the research area of Atmospheric/Plasma Physics, applications of Fixed point theory, optimization, Computational Chemistry, Molecular modeling, Free electron Laser, Nanotechnology.

 

  1. ACHIEVEMENTS

 

9.1        TRAINING-NATIONAL

 

        Department faculty have conducted nearly 300 training programmes in the past five years and trained approximately 7000 participants at national level in following categories Pedagogy, content based,

 

S. NO

Category

20-21

19-20

18-19

17-18

16-17

15-16

Program Nos.

1.      

Pedagogy/Andragogy

24

37

21

21

24

19

146

2.      

Content Based

12

13

16

11

20

23

95

3.      

Curriculum Reforms

--

--

9

11

--

--

20

4.      

Interdisciplinary

2

8

5

8

11

6

40

 

 

 

Major training Ares covered in the past years are

  • Innovations in teaching learning
  • Advance teaching methods
  • Induction training programs
  • Design of Laboratory Experiences
  • Nano Technology
  • Laser Technology
  • Mathematics and its engineering applications
  • Applications of transforms in engineering and technology
  • Curriculum Reforms
  • Environmental Aspects
  • Research paper and Proposal Writing
  • Green Technology

Departmental faculty with trainees

Training activities of DASE

9.2      TRAINING -INTERNATIONAL

                                       

01 Programme titled as “Environmental pollution, analysis and treatment” Under TCS Scheme

 

9.3      LONG TERM PROGRAMMES

 

Faculty of the Department has contributed in various long term programmes such as M Tech. Ed.M Tech Program and MBA.

 

9.4      CURRICULA DEVELOPED

 

      Faculty of the Department has developed competency and outcome-based curriculua for various states as follows.

 

S.NO.

University and State

Curricula Particulars

1

GTU, Gujarat

Chemical engineering Programmes, Ceramic Engineering Programmes, Branch specific curriculum of applied sciences

2

MSBTE, Maharashtra

Developed Outcome based discipline specific curriculum of applied sciences

3

CSVTU, Chattisgarh

Redesigned Outcome based discipline specific curriculum of applied sciences


9.5      PEDAGOGY RESEARCH CONTRIBUTIONS

Department have submitted research projects with title as

  • “Impact analysis of curriculum of basic science and mathematics courses on effectiveness of Degree engineering programs” for Pedagogical research
  • “Effectiveness of virtual lab for developing core concepts of physics in engineering degree/diploma students”

 

9.6      LEARNING RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT (PRINT AND NON PRINT)

 

Department have developed Print and non print LRs for training and Education

  • Department have contributed in development of 3 MOOCs, 3 Video Lectures,
  • Faculty of the Department has published nearly 10 Books In the areas of applied sciences.

 

Books Authored by DASE faculty

S.No

Title of the Books

1.      

Antarctic: Vigyan evam chunotiyan            (Science and Challenges)

2.      

“Antarctic: Aakarshan Kyon-----?, ISBN: 81-89107-143

3.      

Antarctic Where the Silence Speaks, ISBN: 81-89107-03-08

4.      

Antarctic: Ek Rahashymay Mahadeep, ISBN: 978-93-80834-09-2

5.      

Ionospheric study of Equatorial Anomaly Station, ISBN978-3-8433-5566-7

6.      

Antarctica:- A Planet of the Planet,P. K. Purohit, ISBN: 978-3-639-51212-0.

7.      

Engineering Mathematics -I

8.      

Engineering Mathematics –II, ISBN: 81-89352-03-02

9.      

Integration Theory and Functional Analysis

10.             

Four apparatus for nuclear physics experiments

 

9.7      RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES UNDERTAKEN

 

Department has conducive research environment and actively involved in undertaking research work         since inception. The detailed research development activities are as follows.        

 

 

      Ph.D. Awarded: Total 28 Students have been awarded Ph.D’s under the guidance of faculty of the Department.

 

S.No.

Subject

No of student Awarded Phd

No of student pursuing Phd

1

Physics

14

5

2

Mathematics

14

2

 

      Research Publications:

  • Published 160 (approximately) In national and international indexed journals of repute.
  • Published 140 (approximately) In national and international Conferences.
  • Published 11 Book Chapters in national and international indexed journals/books

 

S.No.

Subject

No of paper published in journals

1

Physics

88

2

Mathematics

37

3

Chemistry

31

 

 

Conferences Organized: 04 (03 national and 01 International Conferences)

  • International Conference on Recent Trends in Analysis and Optimization, during 09/11/20 to 11/11/2020 conducted in Online mode
  • 49 Annual Convention of Chemists, Jointly Organized by Indian Chemical Society and National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research, Bhopal, From 12 – 15 Dec. 2012.
  • Conference on Advances in Pharmaceutical Research and Chemistry, Organized by National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research, Bhopal, From 22 – 24 March 2012.
  • Regional Workshop on Youth Leadership for Eco & Wash Futures on 4th July 2014 and 18th Meeting of Technical Advisory Committee on S&T Communication for Eco-Wash Awareness and Literacy

 

           

Glimpses of International Conference on Recent Trends in Analysis and Optimization, during 09/11/20 to 11/11/2020 in Online mode.

Sponsored Projects: 01

Department have successfully completed a sponsored project by DST, Govt of India with the title: Prof.S.S. Bhatnagar memorial lecture series”.

 

As a part of project “S. S. Bhatnagar Memorial Lecture Series for Popularization of Science” funded by DST Govt. of India, the department organized the lectures of eminent scientists like Bharat Ratna  Prof.C.N.R.Rao, Prof. Sourav Pal,Prof. Girjsh Govil Prof. C. L. Khetrapal,Prof. Lallan Mishra, Prof. B. R. Srinivasan,Prof. S. P. Gupta,Prof. Mrs. Sulabha Kulkarni, Prof. J. P. Mittal, Prof. Kunal Roy, Prof Alireza Ashrafi from university of Kashan were invited for popularization of science.

Glimpses of Prof S. S. Bhatnagar memorial lecture  series

 

9.8        CONSULTANCY PROJECTS FOR ACADEMIA/INDUSTRIES/FIELD AGENCIES

 

Faculty members of the DASE are engaged as coordinator for consultancy based faculty Induction Program (FIP)  under  PMMMNMTT of TLC ( Teaching learning Center)  awarded by MHRD ( MOE).

9.9        EXTENSION SERVICES

 

Department is involved in Vetting of laboratory equipment for Physics, Chemistry, Plastic & Pharmacy laboratories for polytechnic colleges of various states of western region.

 

9.10      DISTANCE LEARNING MODE:

Department had developed learning resources for applied sciences for distance learning courses for Gujarat states.