Physics Training and Talent Search (PTTS) is a training Programme for highly research motivated and talented undergraduate and post graduate students across the nation following active learning methodology of training.
Some participants in the past have been provided internships . There is a possibility of providing internships for few highly promising students who perform well in the program.
The first Programme of its kind was held from Dec18 to 30, 2015 at Kuvempu University, Karnataka for about 50 BSc III year students selected across India, with funding from several research institutes and national science academies. This Programme was highly successful and it motivated us to continue it. Since then, 4 Programmes have been held at different venues every year.
To provide a platform for motivated students to interact with peers and experts in the field.
To identify talented students and nurture their talent for a research career in Physics.
Quantum mechanics: Jayanth Vyasanakare(Azim Premji University,Bengalore)
Experimental physics: K.T.Satyajit ( Amrita University, Coimbatore)
Quantum mechanics: V.Ravishankar (IIT,Delhi)
Experimental physics : Anjan Gupta (IIT,Kanpur)
We believe that students must have a sound understanding of the fundamental concepts of physics and must know how to apply them before they branch off to advanced topics. Hence we focus on those concepts which they are expected to know as a part of their regular college and university curriculum. The syllabus is framed keeping in mind the background of students from smaller institutions. However, the emphasis is not on completing the syllabus, but on ensuring that whatever students learn, they understand completely.
The effort will be made to have equitable distribution among different regions, from smaller institutions and gender.
This programme is modelled along the lines of highly successful Mathematics Training and Talent Search (MTTS) programme that has trained several mathematicians in India since 1993. For details visit www.mtts.org.in.
Other similar programmes in Physics are the Advanced B.Sc. (Physics) Programme in Ahmedabad, the REAP programme in Bangalore [http://www.taralaya.org/reap.html] and STIPAC: Summer Training in Physics and Chemistry at IGCAR, Kalpakkam. Coordinators of PTTS have been associated with the programmes at Ahmedabad and Kalpakkam.
PTTS -2015 at Kuvempu University
PTTS 2016 at Regional Institute of education
PTTS-2017 Loyola College
PTTS-2018 National Institute of technology , Surathkal
PTTS-2019 Manipal Institute of Technology, Udipi
PTTS-2020 Cancelled due to the pandemic
PTTS-2021 Ahmedabad University(online
How to Apply