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.
Active learning is gaining popularity in western countries.Interview with Carl Weiman, Nobel Laurate in Physics.
Teaching will be interactive in nature, where students will be encouraged to think, ask questions, critically examine the concepts and apply.Unlike in traditional lectures, in this programme classes will not be in the conventional chalk and talk style will be interactive in nature. Students will be asked questions, and will be encouraged to ask questions, in the lectures.They will be encouraged to discuss the solutions among themselves in the tutorials with the teacher playing more the role of a facilitator.
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.
Though the content of the course is by and large traditional, the goal will be to train them to think like like a physicist.
To bring to focus the novelty in teaching methodology, a set of suggested guidelines for teachers has been prepared for both theory and experimental courses. which will be shared with the resource persons. We believe that this teaching methodology, in the theory courses and especially in the experimental course, will have a larger impact on the philosophy and training in physics education beyond PTTS.
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
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