Science Academies' 91st Refresher Course in Experimental Physics
Ramnarain Ruia College, Mumbai University, Mumbai

25 September 2017 to 11 October 2017
Sponsored by
Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore
Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi
The National Academy of Sciences India, Allahabad

A Refresher Course in Experimental Physics will be held at Ramnarain Ruia College, University of Mumbai, Mumbai, in association with University of Mumbai-Department of Atomic Energy Centre for Excellence for Basic Sciences (CEBS), from 25 September to 11 October 2017 for the benefit of faculty involved in teaching undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Participants in this course will gain hands-on experience with about twenty five out of forty experiments, with a low cost kit developed for the Indian Academy of Sciences, and manufactured by Ajay Sensors and Instruments in Bangalore. These experiments are in (a) mechanics, (b) heat, (c) electricity both DC and AC, (d) magnetism, (e) relaxation, (f) phase sensitive detection technique, and (g) non-linear dynamics. This course is sponsored by Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore, Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi and The National Academy of Sciences, India, Allahabad.

Refresher courses in Experimental Physics held so far have been highly successful and the experiments have been included in about 150 institutions including universities, autonomous colleges, and advanced science institutions involved in education. Over 1800 participants have been trained so far and more than 250 kits have been sold. The course will be directed by Prof. R. Nagarajan, F.A.Sc., F.N.A.Sc., F.N.A. It may be noted that UGC regulations include Refresher Courses in API scores for career advancement.

Applications are invited from teachers with experience in teaching undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Engineering and Physics. Motivated students of B.Sc. and M.Sc. Physics courses with keen interest in Experimental Physics may also apply. The number of seats will be about 30. Selected participants will be provided with travel assistance (limited to three-tier A/c train fare), accommodation and local hospitality during the Course in addition to course material.

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A copy of the application form signed by the applicant should also be sent by Post to the Course Coordinator, at the address given below. In case of teachers, the form must also be signed and stamped by the Head of the applicant’s Institution stating that leave will be sanctioned if the applicant is selected for the Course. A recommendation letter from a teacher is essential for student applicants. Scanned copies of the duly signed documents sent by e-mail will also be accepted.

Address for communication: Dr. Rajendra Rathi, Course Coordinator, Refresher Course in Experimental Physics, Department of Physics, Ramnarain Ruia College, L.N. Road, Matunga (C. Rly.), Mumbai 400019.
e-mail: rajendrarathi@ruiacollege.edu, Phone: +91 22 24143098.

Last date for the receipt of applications: 30th July 2017
Selected participants will be informed by: 5th August 2017

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