Dr. Shaju K.Y.

Dr. Shaju K.Y.
Associate Professor
Department of Physics
9446721949
shajuky@gmail.com


Date of Birth 04-05-1967
Home address

Kavungal House, 4B, Angel Homes, Ollur, Thrissur, Kerala 680306

Educational Qualifications                

M.Sc. Physics with Advanced Electronics Specialization, 5th Rank (1989, Uty of Calicut)

(b) P G Diploma in Computer Applications (1999, State Board of Technical Examinations, Kerala)

(c) M.Phil. Physics with Photonics specialization (2001, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi) 1st Rank

(d) Ph.D. in Physics with Astrophysics as specialization. Title of Thesis “Study on Period Search methods of Variable stars : Application to ASAS and CRTS Databases” (2015, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi)

Research papers Published 

a) Books

A book on “Mechanics” for III Semester BSc Physics co-authored along with V.S.Madhavan and published by Calicut University Central Co-operative Stores Ltd. No.4347, Calicut University P.O., Kozhikode.

b) Articles (International/National separately)

National :

1.      An article on “ExpEYES ( Experiment for Young Scientists)”, page 8, APT Tunes, January 2013.

2.      An article on “Prospects in Physics for B.Sc. Physics students”, page 35, APT Tunes, June 2015.

3.       “Photometric study of hot Contact binaries in SMC”, D. Shanti Priya, K. Sriram, K.Y. Shaju and P. Vivekananda Rao, Bull. Astr. Soc. India (2013) 41, 159172

8. Participation in courses/Seminars/Workshops :

(a) International

1) Participated in the Third international conferences on “Frontiers in Nanoscience and Technology”, Cochin Nano – 2011 during August 14-17, 2011

(b) National

1) Participated in a 1 day seminar on Quantization of Fields on 18-02-2003 at Vimala College, Thrissur.

2) Participated in a 1 day seminar on “Education for Integral growth” on 15-03-2003 at Christ College, Irinjalakuda.

3) Participated in a 1 day seminar on Quantum Field Theory on 16-01-2004 at Christ College, Irinjalakuda

4) Visited IUCAA (Inter University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics), Pune, under the visiting programme during August 15 - 28, 2004

5) Participated in the workshop on “High Performance Computing”, held at IUCAA, Pune during October 5 - 9, 2004.

6) Participated in the National Seminar on “Gravity and Light” held at Cochin University of Science and Technology ,Kochi during January 14 - 15, 2005.

7) Participated in a 1 day seminar on Quantization of Fields on 12-12-2005 at Vimala College, Thrissur.

8) Participated in a two weeks workshop on “Phoenix” at IUAC (Inter University Accelerator Centre), New Delhi during 3rd Oct 2005 to 14th Oct 2005.

9) Resource person for the UGC Sponsored workshop on “Computer Interfaced Physics Experiments” at Department of Physics, Farook College, Kozhikode on 23rd August, 2006.

10) Participated in a one week workshop on “Phoenix” at IUAC, New Delhi during 24th September 2007 to  29th September 2007.

11) Organized a UGC sponsored workshop on Physics experiments with computers based on Phoenix , which held at Christ College, Irinjalakuda during August 2008.

12) Invited Participant in a Workshop on “machine learning methods in astronomy”, held at MACFAST, Thiruvalla on January 19- 23, 2009

13) Participated in a one day workshop on astronomy, held at Cochin University of Science and Technology on 21-2-2009

14) Participated in a five-day work shop on syllabus restructure in electronics held at Calicut University during 9-2-2009 to 13-2-2009

15) Participated in a 5 days workshop on “Advanced Statistical Techniques for Astronomy” held at IUCAA, Pune during October 4-8, 2010.

16) Attended the user awareness programme on “Access to E-Resources under the UGC INFONET Digital Library Consortium, organized by the INFLIBNET and the University Library, CUSAT on 29-10-2010.

17) Resource person for in-service course of Plus two teachers of Kendriya Vidyalaya on 27/12/2010

18) Participated in the conference “CHANDRAYANA”, during 3-7, January 2011, held at Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai.

19) Participated and was a member of organizing committee for a National workshop on “Recent Trends in Theoretical Physics”, NWRTTP-2011, held at CUSAT, Kochi during 19-21 March 2011.

20) Participated in the “Advanced Computational Techniques” during 25-27, August 2011, at Christ College, Irinjalakuda.

21) Participated in the National Workshop on “Science with virtual observatory”, October 10-13, 2011, Newmann College, Thodupuzha.

22) Participated in a 2 days National Seminar on “Materials for Electromagnetic Applications” at Christ College, Irinjalakuda on 29-30 November 2011.

23) Participated in the workshop on “Statistical Analysis of Time series data with applications”, WSTSA-2013, during January 14-16, 2013, held at CUSAT.

24) Participated in the workshop on “Fourier Transform on Astrophysics”, WFTAP,  during 13-15, February, 2013 held at M.G.University, Kottayam

25) Poster presentation of “Re-Analysis of ASAS Database - Detection of new variable stars” Shaju K.Y.and Ramesh Babu Thayyullathil, 30th meeting of Astronomical Society of India,, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, 20-22 February 2013.

26) Participated in the IIA-PennState Astrostatistics school, which held at the Vainu Bappu Observatory campus, Kavaloor, Thamilnadu, of the Indian Institute of Astrophysics during 22-29 July, 2013.

27) Participated in a 5 days workshop on “Python Programming in Astronomy” held at IUCAA, Pune during February 17-21, 2014.

28) Participated in a 2 days seminar on “National Science day and 100th year of Bohr Atom model celebrations”, held at CUSAT, Kochi during 28th  Feb and 1st  March 2014.

29) Organised a seminar on "Postulates in Quantum Mechanics and Mysteries in Physics" at Christ College, Irinjalakuda on 18-3-2014.

30) Attended a one day seminar on "Successful autonomous colleges in India" at S H Thevara organised by KSCSTE and Rajagiri college of social sciences on 6-6-2014.

31) Attended a one day seminar on "Scholar Support Programme" organised by Kerala State Higher Education Dept. at Trivandrum on 7-8-2014.

32) Organised a Workshop on "Exp EYES" at Christ College, Irinjalakuda on 21-8-2014.

33) Organized 2 days Workshop on Complex Analysis under the collaboration with APT (Academy of Physics Teachers), Kerala and Christ College, Irinjalakuda on      Nov 1, 2, 2014

34) Participated in 3 days Workshop on Linear Algebra organised by APT, Kerala at St. Thomas College, Palai during Dec 26-28, 2014.

35) Resource Person for Latex Tutorials during the Workshop on Theoretical Physics at St. Thomas College, Palai, on Dec 26, 2014.

36) Resource Person for free "JAM coaching class for UG students" organized by TOPIC (Teachers of Physics in Calicut University) at St.Thomas College, Thrissur on 29-11-2014.

37) Valedictory programme, organised by APT, Kerala in collaboration with EKN centre for Education, Research and Development, Irinjalakuda and held at Christ College as part of centenary celebration of Bohr’s atom model.

38) Participated in 2 days  Workshop on Tensor Analysis organised by APT, Kerala at UC College, Alwaye Feb 14-15, 2015.

39) Participated in 3 days Workshop on Differential Equation organised by APT, Kerala at Farook College, Kozhikode during April 10-12, 2015.

40) Participated in 3 days Workshop on Group Theory organised by APT, Kerala at Providence Womens College, Kozhikode during May 15-17, 2015.

41) Participated in 2 days Workshop on “Lagrangian Dynamics” organised by APT, Kerala at Vimala College, Thrissur during June 27-28, 2015.

42) Participated in a seminar on “Quantum Statistical Mechanics”  organised by Research and Post Graduate Dept of Physics, Christ College, Irinjalakuda on July 1, 2015

43) Organized 2 days Workshop on “Central Force Problems” under the collaboration with APT (Academy of Physics Teachers), Kerala and Christ College, Irinjalakuda on Oct 17-18, 2015.

44) Participated in 2 days Workshop on “APT Series in Experimental Physics (APTSEP)” organised by APT, Kerala at Providence Womens College, Kozhikode during November 14-15, 2015.

45) Participated in APT Workshop Series in theoretical physics “RIGID BODY DYNAMICS AND SMALL OSCILLATIONS” organised by The Academy of Physics Teachers and Department of Physics, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi, during 19-21 Dec, 2015.

46) Participated in a workshop on ‘RISC Microcontrollers based Projects on Open Source Platform’ Dept. of Instrumentation and Control Engineering, N.S.S. College of Engineering, Palakkad on 11 January 2016.

47) Participated in APT Workshop Series in theoretical physics “SPECIAL THEORY OF RELATIVITY”  organised by The Academy of Physics Teachers and Department of Physics at U.C. college, Aluva during 13-14 February 2016.

48) Participated in APT Workshop Series in theoretical physics  “ELECTROSTATICS”  organised by The Academy of Physics Teachers and Department of Physics, Providence Women’s College, Kozhikode during 29-30 April & 1 May 2016

 

49) Resource person for the ExpEYES  Curriculum Development training for state level resource persons among school teachers at ICFOSS, Technopark, Thiruvananthapuram during 10-11 May 2016.

50) Participated in 1 day Workshop on “APT Series in Experimental Physics ” organised by APT, Kerala at St.Thomas College, Pala during June 26, 2016.

51) Participated in 2 days Workshop on “Virtual Observatory” organised by APT, Kerala at S.H. College, Chalakudy during July 16-17, 2016.

    Presentation and Participation in Seminars  Paper presentation outside India

1. “Automated period detection from variable stars time series data”, Shaju.K.Y., Piet Reegen and Ramesh Babu Thayyullathil, 11th Asian-Pacific Regional IAU Meeting 2011: APRIM - 2011, Chiang-Mai, Thailand, 21-26 July 2011.

 

(d) Paper presentation outside Kerala

1. “Automated period detection from variable stars time series database”, Shaju.K.Y., Piet Reegen and Ramesh Babu Thayyullathil, 29th meeting of Astronomical Society of India, during February 23-25, 2011, held at, Raipur, Chatheesgad.

9. Training/Refresher Courses attended :

1) Refresher Course on Lasers held at Pondichery University, Pondichery, under the auspices of U.G.C. during 21-7-97 to 10-8-97.

2) Refresher Course in Solid State Physics held at Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi under the auspices of U.G.C. during 26-2-98 to 21-3-98.

3) Refresher Course in Computer Science held at Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, under the auspices of U.G.C. during 6-5-02 to 30-5-02.

4) Refresher Course in Physics held at Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi, under the auspices of U.G.C. during 21-10-02 to 15-11-02.

5) Refresher Course in Astrophysics held at Inter University centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pune (Autonomous institute of U.G.C.) during 16-05-05 to 15-06-05.

6) Successfully completed one year online training course in Science Journalism in 2007 conducted by Indian Science Communication Society, Lucknow and National Council for Science and Technology Communication, New Delhi)

 

10.  Involvement as Examiner in University Examinations (details) :

(a) Participated in C.V.Camps and worked as external practical examiner during last 25 years.

(b) Chairman, Board of Examiners, M.Sc. Physics III Sem. theory C.V.Camp 2014-15

(c) Chairman, Board of Examiners, M.Sc. Physics IV Sem. Practical and Viva Voce,  2014-15

(d) Chairman, Board of Examiners, M.Sc. Physics IV Sem. theory C.V.Camp 2014-15

(b) Chairman, Board of Examiners, M.Sc. Physics III Sem. theory C.V.Camp 2015-16

 

11. Extension work/Community service (give Short account of contributions in programmes of National integration and involvement in NSS/ NCC, Sports & Games. Cultural activities. National Literacy Mission, Environmental Protection/ NGOs etc. :

(a) NSS Program officer at Christ College, Irinjalakuda for the year 1991-92.

(b) Won Second prize in Nadanpattu competition in Keli 2009, The Cochin University Youth Festival, held at Cochin University Main Campus, Thrikkakkara in October 2009.

 

12.Membership / Official Position in Academic Socio-cultural Voluntary Organization etc. : (details)

(a). State Secretary, Academy of Physics Teachers (APT), Kerala (2014-16), (2016-18)

(b). Life Member, Indian Association of Physics Teachers (IAPT)

(c). Life Member, Astronomical Society of India (ASI)

(d). Life Member, Indian Physics association (IPA)

(e). Life Member, Academy of Physics Teachers(APT), Kerala

(f). Executive member, Academy of Physics Teachers(APT), Kerala (during 2007 -14)

 (f). Member, Organization of Physics Teachers in Calicut University (OPTIC) (unregistered)

(g) Founder Member, Teachers of Physics in Calicut University (TOPIC) (unregistered)

(h) Life member, EKN Centre for Research and Development, Irinjalakuda

(I) Board of Studies member in Electronics, Calicut University during 5-2-2007 to 4-2-2010.

 

 

 

 

13. Efficiency as organizer (details of programmes : Hosted)

(a) Completed a Science Popularisation Project on '100th year of Bohr atom model : Celebration throughout Kerala' sponsored by Kerala State Council for Science Technology and Environment (KSCSTE), in collaboration with APT, Kerala.

(b) Coordinated workshop on ExpEyes by Dr.Ajithkumar B.P., IUAC, New Delhi at 7 districts of Kerala.

(c) Planned and helped the state coordinator to execute APT workshop series in Theoretical Physics as Secretary of APT. This is a kind of silent revolution, which taking place among the Physics fraternity of the State of Kerala. By realising the fact that, the majority of physics teachers in Kerala are juniors with less than 10 years of Service, the workshop series is a golden chance to re-learn what they studied at post graduate level and  improve the quality of teaching for the benefit of students. We have planned to conduct detailed workshops on the core M.Sc. topics, both theory and practical through a period of 3 to 4 years.

(d) Local Coordinator, APT workshop series in Theoretical Physics, 1, 2 Nov.  2014

(e) Local Coordinator, APT workshop series in Theoretical Physics, 17, 18 Oct.  2015

(f) The life membership number of APT Kerala increased from 40 to 224, after assumed the post of State Secretary of APT, Kerala.

(g) The general coordinator of International Year of Astronomy (IYA), 2009 conducted by the APT, Kerala. Acted as State coordinator of All Kerala quiz competition as part of IYA. Also composed a DVD, with Astrophysics study materials for distribution among the members.

(h) All Kerala Physics Talent Search Examination 2009 regional coordinator conducted by the APT, Kerala.

(i) All Kerala Physics Talent Search Examination 2013 regional coordinator conducted by the APT, Kerala.

(j) All Kerala Physics Talent Search Examination 2014 regional coordinator conducted by the APT, Kerala.

(k) All Kerala Physics Talent Search Examination 2015 regional coordinator conducted by the APT, Kerala.

 

14. Contribution of the teacher to the general Welfare and growth of the institution

(a) Chief Superintendent of University examinations, 2015-16

(b) Chief Superintendent of Internal examinations, 2014-15

(c) Coordinator, Scholar Support Programme, 2014-15,  2015-16,  2016-17

(d) College website - in - charge (2012 onwards)

(e) Taken initiative to install a NPTEL Video Library in the Christ College Library.

(f) Taken initiative to prepare a notice on the advantages of autonomous status to Christ College, Irinjalakuda in order to educate the students.

 

15. Any other information relevant to the context :

(a) Periodically updated educational qualifications.

(b) The group mail administration of aptkerala@googlegroups.com, which is intended for APT(Academy of Physics Teachers), Kerala members

(c) The group mail administration of topic-kerala@googlegroups.com, which is intended for TOPIC(Teachers of Physics in Calicut Uty) members.

(d) The group mail administration of christcollegeijk@googlegroups.com, which is intended for APT(Academy of Physics Teachers), Kerala members

(e) The WhatsApp group  administration of APT Kerala, which is intended for APT(Academy of Physics Teachers), Kerala members

(f) The WhatsApp group  administration of Christ College IJK, which is intended for Teaching and Non-Teaching staff members of Christ College, Irinjalakuda.

(g) Physics video lectures of eminent professors recorded (some videos recorded professionally) and uploaded nearly 52 hours of APT physics workshop series classes of different resource persons on Youtube at the link www.youtube.com/shajuky, which are accessible for the physics students and teachers through internet, free of cost.