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Mentor tips for IIT hopefuls

Getting advice from someone who has been there and done that is always priceless.

Around 600 IIT aspirants and 150 physics teachers of different CBSE-affiliated schools across the state will experience just that, as they will get to interact with eminent physicist of IIT-Kanpur Harish Chandra Verma over the weekend in Ranchi.

Verma will reach the state capital on Saturday. It will be his maiden visit to Ranchi.

CBSE-affiliated school Saraswati Vidya Mandir in Dhurwa is hosting the interface. Verma is slated to inaugurate three science labs at Aryabhatta Vigyan Bhavan on the cradle premises around 11am on Saturday.

Principal of Saraswati Vidya Mandir K.K. Das said: “During his two-day stay here, he will speak to students as well as teachers of our school as well as representatives of cradles we have invited.”

Das added that on Saturday, Verma would interact with teachers from 11.30am to 4.30pm with an hour-long lunch break in between.

On Sunday, he will speak to IIT aspirants from 10am to 12.15pm.

Later on the same day, Verma will hold a session with selected persons, including principals of CBSE schools, on teaching methodologies at the grassroots level.

A nuclear experimental physicist, whose main interest lies in condensed matter and materials applications, Verma is currently working on nanocrystalline magnetic materials and systems alloys.

Verma has authored several books for college students. At present, he is working on a book on electro-mechanics.