The department of Physics was started in the year 1971 with the under graduate course B.Sc. Physics. Formerly this college was affiliated with Madurai Kamaraj University any later from 2008 onwards it is affiliated by Alagappa University under the choice based credit system of curriculum. The government of Tamilnadu introduced shift system in 2007 and this department is adhering the shift system till now. In the year 2011 post graduate course (M.Sc.), was offered and the research programmes, Ph.D and M.Phil are stated in the subsequent years 2012 and 2013 . Now the department has strong commitment towards teaching and learning. The department has an excellent library with 2511 books available in all the fields of physics. Every year the students secured their academic university ranks in all programmes. From this department 72 students have obtained their PG degree and 52 students have obtained their M.Phil degree. The students are engaged in curricular, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities effectively.
All the members of the faculty are doctorate degree holders and they are enthusiastically interested in research activities. Thrust area of research programmes are being pursued intensively in this department which includes lattice dynamics, thin films, crystal growth, non linear optical materials, Graphene nano composites , nano oxides and ferrites materials. Within a short span of time 6 numbers of students obtained their Ph.D degree from this department. The department provides separate research laboratory equipped with furnaces and basic synthesising amenities. The research scholars have done their research work in this department itself.