The Eigth Refresher Course in Materials Preparation and Measurement of Properties will be held from
1st to 15 September 2017 at the premises of the Indian Academy of Sciences in Jalahalli, Bengaluru.
This Course will provide hands-on experience in thin film preparation by evaporation and sputtering,
making pellets of materials and attaching contacts, and measurement of thermal conductivity, thermal
diffusivity, electrical resistivity of alloys of metals, thermoelectric, dielectric, piezoelectric, ferroelectric
and magnetic properties, superconductivity, phase transitions and differential thermal analysis. The
Course will be jointly directed by Dr T. G. Ramesh and Professor R. Srinivasan.
Refresher courses in Experimental Physics conducted by Professor R. Srinivasan have been very successful.
Total number of seats in the Course will be about 25.
The Course is essentially meant for teachers in universities and colleges teaching physics or materials
science. A few students studying I M.Sc. physics or materials science courses will also be admitted. It
has been brought to our attention that teachers in universities/colleges who attend Refresher Courses
of two-week duration are also entitled to be considered for promotion.
Interested applicants must submit their application ONLINE by clicking on the following link:
In the case of teacher applicants, a hard copy of the application should be forwarded to the Academy
by the Head of the Institution stating that leave will be sanctioned if the applicant is selected for the
Selected participants will be intimated by e-mail around 1 August 2017. They will be paid the actual
to and fro train fare not exceeding three-tier AC fare. Boarding and lodging in Bengaluru will be taken
care of by the Academy.
Last date for receiving applications will be 25 July 2017.