University of Calcutta



Winter School Physics and Technology of Sensors (PHYTSENS-12)

About The School

The Institute of Radio Physics and Electronics, University of Calcutta, a UGC Networking Resource Centre in Physical Sciences in India, has organized a Winter School on “Physics and Technology of Sensors (PHYTSENS-12)” during November 21 – December 11, 2012.

The purpose of the school was to impart training to participants on the various aspects of sensors, such as its physics, design issues related to its fabrication and implementation, and its applications in various fields. Lectures had been arranged starting from fundamental sensory physics, smart materials, to its interface electronics instrumentation, DAS and finally its applications in wide spread areas like chemical, mechanical, electronics, biology, etc.

A number of theoretical lecture sessions were conducted to familiarize the participants with the topic and to introduce them to various advanced topics. Simultaneously, laboratory sessions were conducted so that the participants obtained in-depth hands-on experience in the design, computational issues and applications of sensors. Special emphasis was given on sensor modeling, its instrumentation, data acquisition, and applications using several advanced hardware and software. The purpose of the school was also to help young teachers, build infrastructural facilities for advanced teaching in practical courses of M.Tech students and in project works of both M.Tech. and B.Tech. students in the area of sensors and instrumentation.

Selected applicants from Young Faculties, Research Scholars and advanced students from various institutes of different parts of the country were registered as participants for this school. It may be noted that in accordance with Govt. of India rules, SC/ST candidates had been selected.


Selection of Candidates

The submitted registration forms were examined and a list of selected candidates were published on the website to enable them to book for train/air tickets. Due consideration was given to select participants from all over India and to give preference to candidates from North Eastern regions. The following Table may provide an idea how the objective was fulfilled. Twenty one (21) participants from various regions of our country attended in the school – 13 were outsiders and 8 were from the University of Calcutta as indicated in the Table. Four (4) candidates belonging to the SC community attended the school.