The UGC-MMTTC-UoH – Malaviya Mission Teacher Training Centre at the University of Hyderabad launched the Teacher Orientation Programme for Upskilling in Physics, a collaborative effort of University of Hyderabad, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) and Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE).


The inaugural ceremony of this program was held on 19th January 2024 at MMTTC (HRDC). Professor B.J Rao, Vice Chancellor of the University of Hyderabad, graced the occasion as the Chief Guest, symbolizing the university’s commitment to advancing education and fostering academic excellence. Professor M. Krishnamurthy, representing TIFR, was the Guest of Honour. His invaluable insights and expertise have immensely contributed to the academic landscape, and his presence added great significance to the event.

Among the distinguished guests present were Professor K. C. James Raju, Dean, School of Physics, whose unwavering support and guidance have been instrumental in this initiative. Additionally, Professor G. Manoj Kumar, (ACRHEM) the Program Coordinator, whose dedication and vision have been pivotal in bringing this program to fruition. Other guest present was Dr. Shirish Pathare from TIFR, whose involvement has greatly enriched the program.


This inaugural event marked the beginning of a journey towards enhancing the pedagogical practices in Physics education. The program aims to equip faculty members from higher educational institutions across South India with the latest teaching methodologies and content updates in the field of Physics, thereby fostering a culture of continuous learning and professional development. This joint flagship program will be extended to other science subjects.

The participants from various institutions across South India are part of this program which shows their unwavering commitment towards advancing the quality of education in the region. Their active engagement and dedication are commendable and serve as a testament to their passion for excellence in teaching.

Prof. Prakash Babu, the Director of MMTTC, whose leadership and commitment has been integral to the success of this endeavour. This programme will collectively strive towards the noble goal of enhancing the standards of Physics education in our academic institutions.