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IAPT is a grass-root organization working for the upgradation of Physics teaching and Physics teachers by conducting various academic programmes and activities, throughout the country.
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Activities

Orientation Programmes/Seminars/Workshops for Teachers

These are organised regularly by Regional Councils in both, theoretical and Experimental Physics. A number of such programmes have been carried out with the support from MHRD, Infosys Foundation and other such agencies.

Activities of RC - 4
Activities of RC - 6
Activities of RC - 9
Anveshika is an IAPT initiative to create centers across India in schools and Colleges where students and teachers can learn experiment-based physics and try out their own ideas. Started in 2001 at Saraswati Gyan Mandir Inter college, Kanpur in 2001, the project has been expanded and in January 2013, 16 Anveshikas are running in the country under National Anveshika Network of India called NANI.
The Anveshikas regularly organize interaction sessions with students, short and long term Teachers training programmes, develop new teaching demos and other activities as found appropriate with the IAPT objective to make Physics teaching more effective and learner centric.
While most of the Anveshikas work at middle, high and plus2 levels, some of these are equipped to handle undergraduate level physics experiments.
List of Anveshikas in the Country under NANI

S.No

Name of Anveshika

Place

Coordinators Name

1

SGM-IAPT Anveshika

Kanpur

Mr. Amit Kumar Bajpai

2

Pt.? G. D. V IAPT Anveshika

Dehradun

Mr. Rohit Sharma

3

TAXXILA-IAPT ANVESHIKA

KOLKATA

DR. AMIT KUMAR JANA

4

BVN-IAPT ANVESHIKA

NEW DELHI

MRS. PRAGYA NOPANY

5

PATNA-IAPT ANVESHIKA

Patna

, DR. AMRENDRA NARYAN & DR. RAKESH SING

6

KIIT - IAPT Anveshika

Odisha

MRS.RAJASHREE MOHAPATRA,

7

Ammanni IAPT Anveshika

Bangalore

Dr. Sarmistha Sahu

8

Vibha-IAPT Anveshika

Hyderbad

Mr. Jitender Singh

9

GCG-IAPT Anveshika

Gadhinglaj

Dr. shivanand masti

10

Mitra-IAPT Anveshika

Lucknow

Dr. R. K. Mitra,

11

SGGS-IAPT ANVESHIKA

CHANDIGARH

MR. MS MARWAHA

12

RAMAN-IAPT ANVESHIKA

Agra

DR. R. K. AWASTHI

13

GO&GO- IAPT ANVESHIKA

Auraiya

MR. BRAJESH DIXIT

14

OHM-IAPT ANVESHIKA

Gwalior

Mr. DEVENDRA SHARMA

15

VSS-IAPT ANVESHIKA

MUNGER

DR. K. N. RAI

16

VIDYA-IAPT Anveshika

Dhanbad

Mr. Arvind Pathak,

17

BPS-IAPT ANVESHIKA

PILANI

MR. MANORANJAN KUMAR

18

FOCUS? IAPT? ANVESHIKA

Andra Pradesh

Mr. J.CHANDRASEKHAR RAO

19

SSB ?IAPT- ANVESHIKA

Bhilawadi

Mr. GAJANAN? BALOUNDA? PATIL

20

SAMADHAN-IAPT ANVESHIKA

PILIBHEET

MR. LAXMIKANT SHARMA

21

SIWAN-IAPT ANVESHIKA

Siwan

Mr. RAJJEV RANJAN,

22

HAPPY-IAPT ANVESHIKA

J&K

Mr. Mineesh Gulati

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Functioning? of Anveshikas:
While Each Anveshika plans its own programmes, they share the same vision and basic methodology. All the Anveshikas are coordinated under NANI(National Anveshika Network on India). The main decisions are taken by a steering committee consisting of President, Secreatary and Treasurer of IAPT, NANI Coordinator and an academician opted by them.
Presently Prof. HC Verma, Physics Department, IIT Kanpur is the NANI Co-ordinator (Contact: hcverma@iitk.ac.inThis e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).
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(Last updated on 17.08.2018)

FINAL ANNOUCEMENT

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Letter from Co-ordinator Asian Physics Olympiad for participating in Asian Physics Olympiad 2013 being held in Indonesia.Click here.

Selection process for?participation in Asian Physics Olympiad.

Also to know more about Asian Physics Olympiad please click.

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The Centre established at Midnapore College, Midnapore (WB), provides an year round exclusive facility, of working experiments in Physics. It is also engaged in developing new laboratory experiments/ exercises in physics.

A 3-day national Convention is organized every year, since 1984, on some specific theme.Papers are presented by members and lectures are delivered by experts in the field. Presentation of innovations in teaching methods, demonstrations and lab experiments is a regular feature in all conventions.

Regional Councils also organize regional conventions at their convenience. Teachers? talent in various aspects of Physics education is identified and rewarded by organizing contests during conventions.

ANNOUNCEMENT XXXII Annual Convention 2017

HARIDWAR 29 -31st October 2017

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The chronological order in which annual conventions has happened is as follows
  1. Annual Convention and Symposium at Shimla 2007
  2. Annual Convention and Symposium at Bangalore 2008
  3. Annual Convention and Symposium at Kanpur 2009
  4. Annual Convention and Symposium at Rajkot 2010
  5. Annual Convention and Symposium at Jaipur 2011
  6. Annual Convention and Symposium at Kochi 2012
  7. Annual Convention and Symposium at Kolkata 2013
  8. Annual Convention and Symposium at Jaipur 2014
  9. Annual Convention and Symposium at Hyedrabad 2015
  10. Annual Convention and Symposium at Gandhinagar Ahmedabad 2016
  11. Annual Convention and Symposium at Haridwar 2017
  12. Annual Convention and Symposium at Ranchi 2018
  13. Annual Convention and Symposium at IIIT Allahabad 2019

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Pictures from the diffrent IAPT Annual Conventions are available in the Gallery

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Indian Association of Physics Teachers

IAPT-Dinabandhu Sahu Memorial Award

The IAPT-DSM Award has been established to recognize a young Physics teacher for his/ her significant contribution to undergraduate Physics teaching in any institution in India, recognized by the UGC. It is hoped that the Award will encourage and motivate many more teachers to elevate the undergraduate Physics teaching to a higher level. Along with the recognition and prestige, the Award comes with a citation and a cash prize.

Who is eligible?

A UG Physics Teacher with at least 5 years of Undergraduate Physics Teaching.

Full time teacher as per UGC Guidelines.

Not More than 50 years of age as on 30th of June of the relevant year.

For details visit,https://sites.google.com/site/iaptdsma/home

For any clarification contact, iapt.dsm.award@gmail.comThis e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

For Nomination (online) by an IAPT Member or Physics Faculty or Head of the Institution; Please visit,

https://www.cognitoforms.com/ IAPTDSMANomination

Form For Application (online) Please visit,

https://www.cognitoforms.com/IAPTDSMAApplicationForm

The Award is instituted in memory of Late Shri Dinabandhu Sahu, a multi- faceted personality, and a patriot, whose actions in public sphere, were directed towards social, educational, and economic advancement of people and development of the whole nation. A brilliant lawyer, he offered his legal services pro bono to many freedom fighters, irrespective of their political affiliation. He was a Cabinet Minister of Government of Odisha for two terms and the Advocate General for five years. He represented Odisha in Central Advisory Board of Education and National Development Council. He was a believer in education for all and founded Kendrapara College and Kendrapara Engineering School. The people of Kendrapara have established "Dinabandhu Sahu Law College" as a tribute to the one who never forgot his roots.

List of the Award recipients till date

1. Dr OSK Subramanya Sastri, Central University of HP and

Dr Pathik Kumbhakar, NIT, Durgapur

2015

2. Dr Vipul Rastogi, IIT Roorkee

2016

3.Dr Vandna Luthra, Gargi College,University of Delhi 2017

4.Dr Neetu Chopra Kanya Maha Vidyalaya, Jalandhar and Dr ManoranjanKar IIT Patna 2018

5.Dr Punita Verma, Kalindi College, University of Delhi 2019

Under this program life members are offered quality physics books at a considerable discount, under arrangement with publishers. The aim is to help teachers build up their personal libraries.
IAPT started this evaluation with NSEP and NGPE, examinations since 1992, essentially to stress the point that no evaluation of a science student is complete without inclusion of an evaluation of experimental skills.
Innovation Hub

Innovation hub is collection of low cost and working scientific models to learn fundamental concepts in the visible range. Over 30 models are developed and installed at several institutions. All the parameters are in the range of human perception. The quantum phenomena are bought to visible range. Pictorial details are described in the Innovation Hub Magazine. The first innovation hub was established at the Vivekananda Global University, Jaipur, in collaboration with the Indian Association of Physics Teachers (IAPT) Regional Council RC-6, Rajasthan. Now more than 20 innovation hubs are established at different institutions in India.The space requirement is about 600-1000 sq. ft.

Contents Of Innovation Hub
Established Innovation Hub
  • Vivekananda Global University, Jaipur
  • Hans Raj MahilaMahaVidyalaya, Jalandhar
  • SV Public School, Jaipur
  • Rani LaxmibaiMahilaMavidhyalaya, Parola, Jalgaon
  • Amity University, Noida
  • Govt. College, Kota
  • KanyaMahaVidyalaya, Jalandhar
  • Regional Institute of Education, Bhubaneswar
  • Bajaj Science Centre, Wardha
  • GLA University, Mathura
  • University of Kota, Kota
  • IIS University, Jaipur
  • Avaneshika, Jaipur
  • SS Jain Subodh College, Jaipur
  • Amity University, Jaipur
  • Pune University, Pune
  • Science Park, Chandrapur
  • Regional Institute of Education, Ajmer
  • Bansur PG College Bansur, ( Alwar)
  • Prayan Innovations, Sanganer, Jaipur

For setting up Innovation Hub, send your query to Prof. Y K Vijay, President, IAPT RC-6 , vijayyk@gmail.com or contact @ 9461302757 visit google page of Y K Vijay.

Indian National Physics Olympiad (InPhO) & International Physics Olympiad (IPhO)

International Olympiads are held every year in mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Astronomy. The International Physics Olympiad (IPhO) has been organized practically every year since 1967.IPhO is held in a different country every year. India has been participating in InPhO from the XXIXth IPhO held in Iceland in July.

Olympiads are internationally recognized competitions in various fields of knowledge. They are the highest level examinations and are hosted by different countries every year. Participation in any of the Olympiads has worldwide recognition and is considered as a great achievement

Since 1998, NSEP has been linked to the InPhO. Top 1% at national level in NSEP become eligible to appear in InPhO. Top 35 in InPhO qualify to join a training camp at Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE) Mumbai, at the end of which a five member team is selected to represent India at OhO. The Indian team has been performing consistently well at IPhO. A student can participate in InPhO only through NSEP.

 

American Physical Society- Kilabmi Ramavatarm Fellowships

Named, after (late) Prof. K. Ramavataram, a Professor of Physics in U.S.A., this fellowship is awarded, every two years, to an Indian undergraduate Physics teacher to visit US for a session to study teaching methods in Physics.

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Indian Association of Physics Teachers (IAPT)

NATIONAL COMPETITION FOR INNOVATIVE EXPERIMENTS IN

PHYSICS (NCIEP) ? 2016

This activity is being held since 2003, to encourage Physics Teachers to conceive and set up an original innovative experiments in Physics. The Competition is held every year at the venue of the Annual Convention. Innovation rather than sophistication is the main spirit of the competition and, therefore, the use of computers for data acquisition and display is not allowed.

Please read the following guidelines carefully:

Eligibility of the Participant & Expected Type of? Innovative Experiment:

1. The participant can be a teacher at any level or M. Phil. / Ph. D. awarded / pursuing student or a scientists from national laboratories or a science communicator working in ?Science centres,? etc. He /She need not be an IAPT member.

2. The experiment should be an original one, designed by the participant himself / herself. It can be even a demonstration type experiment.

Entries and Prizes:

1. There will be two categories of entries and prizes on the basis of age. Top 3 experiments from each category A and B may be awarded cash prizes.

Category

Age

I st prize

II nd prize

III rd prize

A

? 45 yrs

Rs 5000/-

Rs 3000 /-

Rs 2000/-

B

> 45 yrs

Rs 5000/-

Rs 3000/-

Rs 2000/-

How to Submit:

1. Submit the experiment as an email attachment (word & PDF file) at vvsoman.iapt@gmail.comThis e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , in the following format: Times New Roman, font size 12, line spacing 1.5, justified, sufficient margins on all sides. It should contain title of the experiment, abstract of the experiment (not exceeding 300 words), detailed theory with necessary diagrams, procedure, observations, calculations, graphs, results and references. There is no limit for the number pages. The participant should not write his / her name, name of college / school, etc. anywhere. This may reveal his/her identity.

2. The covering letter in the form of an email must contain: Title of the experiment, name of the participant (s) with age, category A / B, institutional affiliation of each participant, address for correspondence, email address and mobile number along with the following declaration. ?The proposed experiment is original, designed and developed by the participant(s) and not published / submitted elsewhere?.

Post Submission Process:

1. Selected entries from each category will be invited for demonstration at the 31st IAPT convention venue to be held at Gandhinagar. The dates and venue will be notified later. Generally the convention is in mid October. The invited entries will be paid full railway fare from work place to convention place plus expenses on carrying the equipment if necessary as per IAPT rules. In case of joint authors only one of the participants is eligible to receive traveling charges (as per IAPT rules). The selected participant has to come with his own setup for final demonstration.

2. Decision of the judges will be final.

3. The abstracts of all the selected experiments will be published in IAPT bulletin after the competition. IAPT bulletin has ISSN number 2277-8950.

Closing Date:

1. It is aimed to give each selected participant at least a margin of clear 60 days for railway reservation and therefore the closing date to receive the entries is 30 June 2016.

Contact Details:

1. Please feel free for any query at Tele. No. 09822228348,

2. Email: vvsoman.iapt@gmail.comThis e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

To Download Announcement Click Here

Dr. Vijay V. Soman,
National Coordinator, NCIEP

What is National Standard Examination?

National Standard Examination (NSE) conducted by IAPT in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Astronomy, Junior Science is the first step for the worldwide Olympiad.

All further steps are conducted by Homi Bhabha Certer for Science Education (HBCSE), Mumbai.

After NSE examination, next step for the eligible students is the Indian National Olympiad (INO) examination in the respective subjects. ?For details click the following link

Details about National Standard Examinations 2016

NATIONAL COMPETITION FOR INNOVATIVE EXPERIMENTS IN

PHYSICS (NCIEP) ? 2017

This activity is being held since 2003, to encourage Physics Teachers to conceive and set up original innovative experiments in Physics. This competition is held every year at the venue of the IAPT annual convention. Innovation rather than sophistication is the main theme and therefore the use of computers for data acquisition and display is not allowed.

1. The participant can be a teacher at any level. The participant can even be a M. Phil. / Ph. D. awarded / pursuing student or a scientist from regional / national laboratory or a science communicator working in science centers, etc. He /She need not be a IAPT member.

2. The experiment should be an original one, designed by the participant. It can be even a demonstration type experiment.

3. There will be two categories of entries and prizes on the basis of age. Top 3 experiments from each category A and B may be awarded cash prizes.

Category

Age

I st prize

II nd prize

III rd prize

A

? 45 yrs

Rs 5000/-

Rs 3000 /-

Rs 2000/-

B

> 45 yrs

Rs 5000/-

Rs 3000/-

Rs 2000/-

4. Please submit the experiment as an email attachment at: vvsoman@gmail.comThis e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

There should be only two files (in PDF format) attached to the email.

4.1 The first file (with file name: Bio data) should mention:

(i)?Title of the experiment,

(ii)?Name and age of each participant,

(iii)?Institutional affiliation of each participant,

(iv)?Address for correspondence,

(v)?mobile number (s),

(vi)?All the authors must sign the following declaration. ?The proposed experiment is original, designed and developed by the participant(s) and not published / submitted elsewhere?.

4.2 The second file (with file name: experiment) should contain

(i)?Title of the experiment,

(ii)?Abstract of the experiment (not exceeding 300 words),

(iii)?Detailed theory with necessary diagrams, procedure, observations, calculations, graphs, results, and references.

(iv)?There is no limit for the number pages. The participant should not write his / her name, name of college / school, etc. anywhere in this second file.

(v). Also try to highlight the innovations you have incorporated and its importance as a teaching aid.

(vi). Please use Times New Roman font, font size 12, line spacing 1.5, and justified, maintain sufficient margins on all sides.

5. Selected entries from each category will be invited for demonstration at the 32nd IAPT convention to be held at Haridwar (29-31 Oct. 2017). The invited entries will be paid full railway fare from work place to convention place plus expenses on carrying the equipment (if any) as per IAPT rules. In case of joint authors only one of the participants is eligible to receive travel support from IAPT (as per IAPT rules). The selected participant has to come with his own setup for final evaluation on 28th Oct. 2017as well as demonstration.

6. For any query, please feel free to contact at Tele. No. 09822228348

7. Decision of the judges will be final.

8. The abstracts of all the selected experiments will be published in IAPT bulletin after the competition. IAPT bulletin has ISSN number 2277-8950.

9. The closing date to send the entries is 10 July 2017.

Dr. Vijay V. Soman,

National Coordinator, NCIEP

Click here to download pdf.

National Graduate Physics Examination (NGPE), is conducted on similar lines as NSEP. During 2018 more than 14000 students appeared in this test from across the country

  • Last Date for Submitting Form: 17 November 2019
  • Date of Examination: Sunday, 19th January 2020
Recognition:

S. N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, Kolkata, allows direct admission to toppers in NGPE, after an interview, in their integrated Ph.D. programme.

Scholarships:

A number of scholarships (subject to a maximum of 5) have been instituted to encourage students to take-up physics as a career. Those who seek admission in M.Sc. (physics) after NGPE, are eligible for these scholarships.


NGPE 2020

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NGPE 2017

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NGPE 2012

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National Standard Examinations

Are held at two levels with the objectives:

  1. To enable the student judge him/her self against a national standard.
  2. To present correct perspective of physics.
  3. To increase the student teacher interaction through discussion on the Q. Paper.

Meritorious students are identified, duly honored and awarded medals & token prizes .

NSEP

At+2 level-National Standard Examination in Physics (NSEP) conducted every year since 1987, has become the most ?visible? activity of IAPT. It is a voluntary examination. More than 40,000 students at over 1200 centres, most of which are in small towns and villages, appear in this examination. The participation, purely voluntary, offers an opportunity to measure one?s standing against a national standard. NSEP in not linked to any entrance or scholarship award. Students are allowed to take away the question paper and the solutions are provided to them after a week. The NSEP is carried out in English, Hindi & a few other Indian languages.

NGPE

At B.Sc. level-National Graduate Physics Examination (NGPE). It is conducted on similar lines as NSEP.

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Recognition to NSEP and NGPE

Gold medallists in NSEP, after they complete their education, may join DAE directly through interview without appearing in their entrance test.

S.N.Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, Kolkata, allows direct admission to toppers in NGPE, after an interview, in their integrated Ph.D. programme.

Physics/Chemistry/Biology/Astronomy Olympiad

Students will have to appear for NSEP (or NSEC/NSEB/ NSEA), be in the top 200 students and then through the Indian National Physics Olympiad INPhO (or INChO or INBO or INAO) he/she may be selected for the further selection procedure of the respective International Olympiad.

To enroll for the olympiads

Students must register from their OWN College. The Principal/Physics Teacher of the College/ Jr. College/ High School will enroll them. He will give the students further instructions. In case a student has any difficulty then he/she may write to IAPT examination office. Send a self addressed envelope (size 25 cm x 10 cm) with Rs 5/- stamp affixed to it. A list of Centres in THAT STATE can then be sent to the student. DO NOT SEND ANY MONEY TO IAPT. Enrolment at the centers only. No direct enrolment.

Fees

Rs. 60/- per student per subject (per examination)

Orientation Programmes/Seminars/Workshops for Teachers

These are organized regularly by Regional Councils in both, theoretical and Experimental Physics. A number of such programmes have been carried out with the support from MHRD, Infosys Foundation and other such agencies.

A number of scholarships (subject to a maximum of 10 in NSEP and 5 in NGPE) have been instituted to encourage students to take-up physics as a career. Those who seek admission in:

(i) B.Sc. (with Physics) after NSEP and

(ii) M.Sc (physics) after NGPE, are eligible for these scholarships.