Teaching and Mentoring

Here is the list of undergraduate/postgraduate core and elective Physics courses, I have taught over several years:

Short course on General Relativity (GR)


Project Students mentored


B.Tech and Master theses supervised

  • Indranil Das, V year BS-MS student, CBS Mumbai (07/2020-07/2021)
    BSMS thesis project resulted in a publication
  • Manu Srivastava, V year M.Tech student, IIT Bombay (05/2020-06/2021)
    M.Tech thesis project resulted in a publication
  • Vijay Ninmeli, IV year B.Tech (EP) student, IIT Bombay (07/2020-06/2021)
    B.Tech thesis project resulted in a publication
  • Manu Srivastava, IV year B.Tech (EP) student, IIT Bombay (08/2019-06/2020)
    B.Tech thesis project resulted in a publication
  • Vibhu Mishra, V year, BITS Goa (06/2018 - 01/2019)
    Thermalization in Ising and SYK systems
  • Sandra Byju (Co-guide), V year BSMS student, IISER-TVM (08/2017-04/2018)
    Master's thesis project resulted in a publication
  • Mahesh Chandran (Co-guide), V year BSMS student, IISER-TVM (08/2017-04/2018)
    Master's thesis project resulted in publication [Continuing as a PhD Student]
  • Shakul Awasthi, Int. Ph.D. Student, IISER-TVM 12/2016-05/2017
    Modified gravity and Cosmological Constant Problem (Int. Ph.D. Thesis)
  • Navya Nagananda, V year BSMS student, IISER-TVM 07/2016-04/2017
    Constraining modified gravity from LSS observations (Master's thesis)
  • Anjusha C, V year BSMS student, IISER-TVM 06/2016-04/2017
    Non-Associate Quantum mechanics (Master's thesis)
  • Sushruth Muralidharan , V year BSMS student, IISER-TVM 08/2015-04/2016
    Master's thesis project resulted in a publication
  • Jerome M. Kovoor, V year BSMS student, IISER-TVM 05/2015-04/2016
    Influence of Primordial Magnetic Fields on Polarization Maps of CMB (Master's thesis)
  • Pritam Palit, Presidency University 01/2016-05/2016
    Addressing the Eta Problem in Inflationary Cosmology (Master's Thesis)
  • Soham Bhattacharya, Int. Ph.D. Student, IISER-TVM 12/2014-04/2015
    Correspondence between f(R) theories of gravity and General Relativity (Int. Ph.D. Thesis) [continued as a PhD Student]
  • R. Karthik, V year BSMS student, IISER-TVM 08/2014-04/2015
    Fluid-Gravity Correspondence (Master's thesis)
  • P. J. Joseph, V year BSMS student, IISER-TVM 05/2014-04/2015
    Conformal Transformation in Modified gravity Models (Master's thesis) [continuing as a PhD Student]
  • Niyor Borah, IV year BSMS Student, IISER-TVM 11/2013-04/2014
    Symmetries in Time-dependent Harmonic Oscillator (Minor thesis)
  • Krishnand Mallaya , V year BSMS student, IISER-TVM 05/2013-04/2014
    Master's thesis project resulting in the publication
  • Soham Pal, M.Sc. Student, BITS-Hyderabad 01/2013-05/2013
    Master's thesis project resulted in a publication
  • Phani Raj, IV year BSMS student, IISER-TVM 01/2013-04/2013
    Quantization of dissipative Harmonic Oscillator (Minor thesis)
  • K. V. P. Varma, IV year BSMS, IISER-TVM 01/2012-08/2012
    Minor thesis project resulted in a publication
  • Nidhu P; Shamlath A, Master Students, Mahatma Gandhi University 05/2011-08/2011
    PT-Symmetric Hamiltonians and Applications (IISER-TVM)
  • Damien Gredat, Master's student, Universiti Paris-Sud 04/2008-08/2008
    Master's thesis project resulted in a publication (ICG, Portsmouth)

Summer Academy projects supervised

  • Shrriya Kapoor, Shiv Nadar University (05 - 07/2019)
    Interacting dark energy models and the onset of late-time acceleration
  • Kushal Lodha, IIT Kharagpur (INSPIRE Fellow)} (05 - 07/2018)
    Duality relation between Inflation and Collapsing Universe
  • Harikrishnan S V, IISER-TVM (INSIPRE Fellow)} (05 - 07/2018)
    Restricted three-body problem and Mars mission
  • RaviSankarR, IISER Kolkata (INSPIRE Fellow) (05 -07/2018)
    Entanglement for a quenched Harmonic chain
  • Sreehari A P and Muthuswamy R, IISER-TVM (INSPIRE Fellows)} (05 - 07/2018)
    Homotopy Perturbation Theory in Cosmology
  • Naman Agarwal, NIT Suratkal (Academy Fellow)} (05 - 07/2018)
    Lewis invariant in Time-dependent systems
  • Chayan Chatterjee, Presidency University (Summer Fellow) 05 - 07/2017
    Duality relation between Inflation and Collapse via KdV equation
  • Aneesh Agashe, IIT-Hyderabad (Academy Fellow) 05 - 07/2016
    Interacting Dark matter and Dark energy model for the late Universe
  • Aswin P M, CMI (Summer fellow) 05 - 07/2016
    Effective One-body problem in General Relativity
  • Sake Sunil Kumar, Undergraduate student, IIT-Madras (Summer fellow) 05 - 07/2014
    Entanglement entropy of 2-mode squeezed states
  • Sonakshi Sachdev, CMI (Summer fellow) 05/2013-07/2013
    Relation between Elkos and teleparallel gravity theories
  • Harish Lingan, IISER-TVM (KVPY fellow) 05/2011-07/2011
    Statistical analysis to compute target Scores in interrupted T20 Cricket Matches
  • Darshan Kakkad, Delhi University (Academy fellow) 06/2011-08/2011
    PT-Symmetric quantum mechanics
  • M. V. Vishal, Undergraduate student, IIT-Bombay (Summer fellow) 05/2011-07/2011
    Particle production in external electric field backgrounds
  • N. Vigneshwar, IISER-TVM (KVPY fellow) 05/2010-07/2010
    Restricted three body problem
  • Archisman Ghosh, M. Sc. student, IIT-Kanpur 06/2006-09/2006
    Summer project resulting in the publication ICTP,Trieste

Other Summer/Winter Students projects supervised

  • Devi V A, III year BSMS Student, IISER-TVM 12/2016 - 06/2017
    Renormalization group approach to solve non-linear differential equations
  • Sandra B, IV year BSMS Student, IISER-TVM 05 - 12/2016
    Eigenstate Thermalization in Fermionic Oscillator (Summer Project)
  • Mahesh Chandran, III year BSMS Student, IISER-TVM 05 - 07/2016
    Renormalization in quantum mechanics (Summer Project)
  • Shakul Awasthi, I year Int. Ph.D. student, IISER-TVM 05 - 07/2016
    Entanglement entropy and Cosmological Constant Problem (Summer Project)
  • Shakul Awasthi, I year Int. Ph.D. student, IISER-TVM 12/2015
    Geodesics of Uniformly Accelerated Observers (Winter Project)
  • Kanchan Soni, Undergraduate student, IISER-TVM 05 - 07/2015
    Coupled Dark energy-Dark matter models (Summer Project)
  • Sandra B, Undergraduate student, IISER-TVM 05 - 07/2015
    Resonance phenomena in fluid systems (Summer Project)
  • Soham Bhattacharya, Int. Ph.D. Student, IISER-TVM 05 - 07/2014
    Quasinormal modes and dissipative system (Summer Project)
  • R. Karthik, Undergraduate student, IISER-TVM 05 - 07/2013
    Summer project resulting in the publication
  • P. J. Joseph, Undergraduate student, IISER-TVM 05 - 07/2013
    Singular potentials and Renormalization in quantum mechanics (Summer Project)