The Physics Department, B. P. Baria Science Institute, Navsari was established in the year 1946 and the building which accommodates it is known as Tata Workshop which will be completing hundred years next year. Till the year 1968, Physics was taught as a subsidiary subject in F. Y. and S. Y. B. Sc. Later, looking to the scope and demand in the subject of Physics, the college obtained approval in the year 1968 to offer degree course in the subject of Physics and the first batch of B. Sc. ( Physics ) students passed out in the year 1970.
The Physics department seeks to nurture every student with scientific aptitude and develop a sense of self-confidence and self-assurance along with necessary skills and competencies amongst its students. The Physics study circle regularly arranges invited talk, by eminent speakers for the benefit of our students and to popularize science and develop interest in the subject of Physics, we arranged a science stage show for students of six schools in our town. Today, the department has a teaching faculty consisting of eight permanent and two ad hoc appointees, supported by five non-teaching staff, to cater to the needs of students. The department is spread over an area of 3722 sq. ft ( i.e. 345.78 sq. m ) and has spacious and well equipped laboratories. The department has separate laboratories for F. Y. B. Sc, S. Y. B. Sc and T. Y. B. Sc. students. The department has a power generator for use in the case of emergencies and provides modest comforts to its students and staff.
The number of students opting for Physics as their principal subject has shown an upward trend in recent times and the department is fully equipped to satisfy the needs of its students. The department has competent, devoted and well-experienced teaching faculty and supportive administrative and technical staff.