About Department


  1. Physics is the study of matter, energy and their interactions.
  2. Physics education and research plays a key role in the future progress of humankind.
  3. It inspires young people & contributes to the technological development & discoveries.
  4. Physics is an important element in the education of chemists, engineers and computer scientists, as well as practitioners of the other physical and biomedical sciences.
  5. Physics helps us to improve our quality of life by providing the basic understanding necessary for development of humankind.

            In summary, for all these reasons, physics is an essential part of the educational system and of an advanced society.


The scope of Physics is quite broad and applicable in various fields. Students of BSc Physics graduate can apply for researcher or scientist posts at top organisations in India like DRDO, BARC, ISRO, NTPC, BHEL etc. As well as various private organisations hire candidates with B.Sc Physics degree for the post like technical support/ Technician jobs.


            Prior to 1971, due to illiteracy and lack of any facility of higher education in Sillod Tehsil the students had to go to Aurangabad to obtain higher education. Taking into account this deficiency; Hon’ble Late Manikraoji Palodkar, the Ex-revenue Minister, Govt. of Maharashtra laid the foundation stone of a Society in June 1971 named as ‘Rajarshi Shahu Education Society’. The purpose of establishing the society was to provide education to the economically and educationally backward masses of the rural vicinity of Sillod.

            Yeshwantrao Chavan College of Arts and Commerce was established in June 1972 as an unit of ‘Rajarshi Shahu Education Society’ as a pioneer educational institute. The motto of the institution is “Bahujan Hitaay Bahujan Sukhaay”. This is a reputed educational institute in Sillod tehsil as well as in Aurangabad district. The college is affiliated to Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathawada University, Aurangabad and it is recognized under 2(f) and 12(B) of UGC Act.

            Initially the college had only Arts and commerce faculties. As we were entering in the era of Science and technology, as well as the growing need of the youths from the area, the institute has taken a noble step to start science faculty in the June 1993. The science wing was started with five basic subjects, Physics is one of them.

            Initially the department of Physics was run purely on non-grant basis from 1993 to 1999. The junior College teachers have extended their valuable co-operation in running and flourishing the department previously. Later, Mr. A.A. Pandit in November 1994 and Mr. M.S. Patil in October 1995 have joined as full time lecturer. With their dedication and consistent efforts they successfully developed the department in all respects.  The strength of the students is consistently rising due to the well-equipped laboratory facilities and dedicated teachers. 

            In between, Mr. A.A. Pandit had got teacher fellowship for PhD work by UGC, New Delhi under FDP in 9th plan. He has been awarded by PhD degree by Dr.BAMU Aurangabad on 18th February 2002. Mr. M.S. Patil completed his M.Phil. degree in June 2009 and his PhD is in progress.

            In view of rising work load of the department Mr. V.B. Sanap  joined the department as a full time teacher in May 2009 with M. Phil. He completed his Ph.D. in Jan. 2014.

            At present there are three full time teachers, one of them is Principal of college and Head of Physics department and two are Assistant Professors and one Lab Attendant render service to the department.

Sr No.Name of facultyCell No.PhotoResume
1Dr. ASHOK APPARAO PANDIT9423452991Resume


  • B.Sc.F.Y
  • B.Sc.S.Y
  • B.Sc.T.Y