Applied Science & Humanities
About the Department
The Department of Applied Science and Humanities plays a vital role in imparting the practical aspects of basic sciences and humanities to build a solid foundation as part of the engineering curriculum. The department endeavors to lay strong foundation in the core areas of Physics, chemistry, Mathematics, Environmental Studies and English communication. All the courses are designed with an emphasis to produce graduates who are competent in the field of research as well as make them employment ready. The department has well equipped laboratories of Physics, Chemistry and fully functional English language Lab. The department has well qualified, experienced and committed team of faculty members who are actively engaged in teaching assignments. It is worth mentioning that all the faculty members of the department are Ph.D. holders. Additionally, all the faculty members diligently pursue research in different fields to keep up with the advancement in research milieu and they have published various research papers in reputed national and international journals.
To make students industry-ready with the knowledge of basic sciences and communication skills.
- To provide a strong foundation to all the students in the basic courses with value added programs and guide them to their respective disciplines.
- To stimulate the students in their respective fields of study and create an interface between emerging areas of engineering.
- To influence students with cutting edge research in the field of science and technology.
- To inculcate values, social responsibility and plant the seeds of sustainable.
Laboratories & Infrastructure
The Department of Applied Science and Humanitieshas well equipped laboratories of both Physics & Chemistry. The labs have instruments like- Energy Band Gap, PN Junction, Stefan’s Law, Sonometer, Newton’s Ring, Plane Diffraction Grating, Variation of Magnetic Field, Melde’s, DO Meter, Turbidity Meter, pH Meter, Spectrophotometer, Conductivity Meter, Stalagmometer, Ostwald’s Viscometerare available here to conduct experiments like-Determination the Wave Length of Sodium Light, Determination of Frequency of AC, Determination of an electrically maintained Tuning Fork, Study the effect of Temperature on reverse saturation current, Variation of Magnetic field and estimation radius of Coil, Determination the wavelength of Spectral Lines, To verify Stefan’s Law, V-I characteristic of P-N junction diode, Determination of pH, Determination of Hardness of Water, Determination of Alkalinity of Water, Surface tension of Water, Viscosity of Liquid, Determination of Chloride Content of Water, Separation of Binary Mixture by Paper Chromatography. All the students &faculty members get access to these laboratories for any experiment or research activity.
About our Research
All the faculty members of the department of Applied Science and Humanities are Ph.D.
The Department of Applied Science and Humanities is established in RIT, Roorkee with the aim to provide a welcoming and encouraging environment to the first year students so that we can manifest a strong foundation of the fundamentals of Applied Sciences (Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics), Environmental Studies and Humanities i.e. Communication skills. The department strives to instill scientific temper in the students and inculcate in them basic tool of analysis as well as knowledge on which engineering is based. The department is dedicated to provide fundamental education by promoting research in diverse and interdisciplinary field. Moreover we provide our students with ample opportunities to develop their overall personality by encouraging them to participate in various curricular and co-curricular activities held throughout the year. The faculty members of the department actively participate in developing the analytical, creative, critical, communication skills as well as ethical values in the students to prepare them for the professional world.
Dr. Shaifali Joshi
Head of Department
(Applied Science & Humanities)
- The students of first year were shortlisted for the grand finale of Smart India Hackathon 2019.
- Many students from first year have been awarded the certificate from IIT Bombay for their proficiency in C and Python language.
- Swapnil Suman Selected in TOYCATHON 2021
It is a great honor to announce that one project of Swapnil Suman, B.Tech 1st year (CSE), namely Eco Deco got selected in the grand finale of Toycathon 2021. Toycathon is an inter-ministerial initiative organized by Ministry of Education’s Innovation Cell with support from All India Council for Technical Education, Ministry of Women and Child Development, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Ministry of MSME, Ministry of Textiles and Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. Currently, India’s toy market stands at around 1.5 Billion USD, which primarily is dominated by imported toys. Moreover, majority of these toys do not represent Indian heritage, civilization and value systems. Toycathon 2021 is a unique opportunity for Students, Teachers, Start-ups and Toy experts/professionals in India to submit their innovative toys/games concepts and win large number of prizes worth Rs. 50 lakhs.
- Dr Rachan Karmakar, worked in Department of Science and Technology, Government of India sponsored project named ‘Development of 100% Bio-Dieseled Tractor at CSIR- CMERI’. He has also been awarded with the Affiliate Membership of Royal Society of Chemistry, London.
- Dr Neeraj Kumar has been awarded Research Intern Diamond Jubilee Award- CSIR-NPL and Senior Research Fellowship- CSIR-NPL.