The department was established along with the inception of this institute in 1967, and has the current faculty strength of two Professors, one Associate Professor and one Assistant Professor. The department conducts short-term courses in emerging areas of Applied Science- Applied Physics, Applied Chemistry, Applied Mathematics, etc. It has well equipped laboratories: Applied Physics, Laser & Fiber Optics, Optical Fiber Communication and Nanoscience & Nanotechnology. These laboratories have latest equipments like He-Ne and Semiconductor lasers, Advanced laser kits, Fiber optics trainers, OFC system design and simulation softwares, Radiation detectors & counting systems, Ultrasonic interferometers, Atomic Force Microscope, Spectrophotometer in addition to conventional experiments in physics for graduate and post-graduate courses. The department has published text-books in Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics, undertook research studies and developed many teaching-learning modules in selected areas. Some video films have also been prepared on selected topics by the faculty of this department.