Frontiers in Physics


"Frontiers In Physics (FiP) - XIII" is the 13th installment of Annual National Level Seminar Series organised by Astro Club, Department of Physics, Fergusson College (Autonomous), Pune. The main objective of this event is to encourage students and teachers from various fields of Science to come together and share this interdisciplinary platform not only to learn but also to promote, exchange and develop novel scientific ideas with one accord for the betterment of tomorrow.

The National Students' Seminar will be inaugurated by Prof. Sanjeev Dhurandhard (Professor Emeritus, IUCAA) which will be followed by his seminar. Along with him eminent professors will deliver seminars.

The Registration fees includes Lunch & High tea on both days, Kit, Souvenir, Certificate of participation.  







Registration Procedure
  • Step  I : Fill up the Google form. Click here to fill the form.

  • Step II : Complete the registration by completing the payment either by Online or Offline method.

  • Registration Fees:

For Students : Rs 350 

For PhD / Post Doc : Rs 500 ​

For Teachers : Rs 800 

*Including GST

Mode of Payment :-

Online :- Transfer the Registration fees to the following account​. 

Bank Name:- Central Bank Of India, F.C. Road Branch, Pune.

Account holder: The Principal, Fergusson College, Pune​.

Account No. :- 1176660016

IFS Code :- CBIN0281019

Note :- Write Purpose of Transaction as FiP - XIII

​Cash:- Registration fees to be submitted at Astro Club, Dept. of Physics, Fergusson College (Autonomous), Pune-04​ (Upload the fee receipt in Google form).



Fergusson College (Autonomous), Pune.

Important Dates
  • Registrations Start - 31st Jan 2020

  • Deadline for Abstract Submission - 12th Feb 2020

  • Confirmation of Abstract - 12th Feb 2020

  • Registrations Closes on - 13th Feb 2020 (10 PM)

   (After Deadline late fees of Rs 50 will be charged)

  • Last date for poster submission - 15th Feb 2020

  • FiP-XIII - 17th & 18th Feb 2020

Poster Presentation Competition

The competition will provide a platform for one to showcase their ideas and work to everyone, hence contributing towards the scientific evolution. Anyone can present a poster on their project or any topic they are interested in.

Call for Abstracts
  • The abstract length should be limited to less than 350 words.

  • It must contain the paper title, the author names, their corresponding affiliation and e-mail addresses. Equations, figures, literature may be avoided in the abstract.

  • Please note that the presenting author of each accepted abstract has to register for the Seminar.

  • Please mail your Abstracts to by 12th Feb 2020

  • Specifications of Poster: Scientific poster (A0 size)

How to Reach?

Pune city is known as the educational capital of Maharashtra State, and also as the city of intellectuals. It is one of the fastest-growing Metropolitan cities and is one of the green urban areas in India. It has a population of about 3.5  million.


Reaching Pune


Pune is well-connected by air, rail and road.


By Air


Pune airport is nearly 12 km from Fergusson College. Almost all domestic carriers operate from Pune airport and direct flights are available from major cities in India. Cabs (Prepaid taxi/ Ola/ Uber) and auto rickshaw service are available from Pune Airport to reach the venue. They have designated pick-up locations at the airport.


By Rail


Pune Central railway station is nearly 5 km from Fergusson College. Train services are available to almost all parts of the country. Cabs/ Auto rickshaw may be hired from the railway station to reach the College.


By Road


Pune is connected by several State and National Highways and Pune-Mumbai Expressway. Public and private buses operate between Pune and other cities within the state and neighbouring states. Bus terminals are mostly within the distance of 2 – 8 km from the University.


Travelling via Mumbai


Mumbai is approximately 140 km away from Pune, well-connected by road and rail. Travel by Pune-Mumbai Expressway may take 3 to 5 hours, depending on the traffic. Trains take nearly 3 hours. Luxury buses operated by MSRTC (called “Shivneri”) operates every 30 minutes from Dadar to Pune starting at 5.30 a.m. till Mid-night. One can also take a Shivneri (one per hour from 6 am to 10 pm) originating at Borivali (Mumbai), which is close to the Mumbai Airport. There are direct fast trains available between Mumbai and Pune like the Deccan Queen, Indrayani Express, Pragati Express, Intercity Express, Singhad Express and Deccan Express. In addition, there are several long-distance trains originating from Mumbai which passes through Pune. By road, it takes about 3 to 4 hours and taxis are available from Dadar.

There is also door-to-door shared taxi service (KK Travels) which can pick you up from Mumbai airport and drop you to your destination. Pre-paid taxi services are also available from Mumbai airport.


Travelling in Pune


In Pune city, one can hire an auto rickshaw, cabs or travel by buses run by the Pune Municipal Transport. If you are new to Pune city the most convenient way of travelling is by auto rickshaw which is metered, or Ola or Uber.