Eligibility: PTTS 2017 is for MSc First year year /IMSc students who are highly motivated towards research.
Structure of the PTTS Program: Every working day, there will be two lectures of 90 minutes duration in the forenoon followed by tutorial session of 90 minutes duration in the afternoon. The schedule will also include daily experimental sessions. Courses:
Classical Physics: M.Sivakumar (Univ of Hyderabad)
There will also be guest lectures on topics of current research. There will be a session on career prospects in physics.
Methodology of training: Unlike in traditional lectures, in this program classes will be interactive in nature. Students will be asked questions, and will be encouraged to ask questions in the lectures. They will be asked to come to the blackboard to solve a problem or explain a concept during tutorials. There will be an emphasis on clarifying students’ understanding of fundamental principles. Assignments for the afternoon tutorials will include problems and discussion questions based on the topics discussed in the morning. Students will be encouraged to discuss the solutions among themselves with the teacher playing more the role of a facilitator. An appropriate syllabus will be developed keeping in mind the college syllabus in different parts of the country. The experimental physics course will be structured so as to make students think of how to propose and design an experiment, and to identify errors in obtaining and interpreting the data. They will not be given a pre-designed experiment with instructions. The emphasis in both theory and experiments will be on training students to think independently. Motivated students will learn to enjoy doing physics.
About 30 students from all over India will be selected.
The selection of students will be by a committee consisting of the coordinators.
Students from colleges and smaller universities, who may benefit the most from the exposure to a program such as PTTS, will be preferentially selected.
Selection will be based on the performance in any standard examination such as the National Graduate Physics Examination (NGPE), NTSE, KVPY, academic performance at school and college level, teacher's recommendation, your responses in the application form, etc.
The students have to write a 250 word essay " Why I want to attend this program".
Teachers when giving recommendation letters are encouraged to assess the students for high motivation, analytic ability, how quick they are in understanding concepts, curiosity and eagerness to ask questions in class.
How to apply: Go to the application page and fill up the application before the deadline. Download the Teacher's Reference formhere . Your teacher should email the filled Reference form to firstname.lastname@example.org or send it by speed post to the address in the form.
LAST DATE FOR RECEIVING THE ONLINE APPLICATION: 13th April 2017
Dates of the Program: 22-May to 5-June,2017
Travel and accommodation: Limited travel grants for needy students. Free boarding and lodging will be provided at the venue.
Certificate: Students successfully completing the program will be given a certificate.
Venue: Loyola College, Chennai -500034 Contact details: Email: email@example.com
Address for correspondence: Local Coordinator Mr Joesph Prabagar, Department of Physics, Loyola College, Chennai-600034 Phone:919786601577 email: firstname.lastname@example.org