Prof. P. A. Pandya Endowment Lectures :

This annual lecture series is organised by the Indian Physics Association with the help of a generous endowment provided by Prof. S. P. Pandya (who retired as Director of Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad in 1988 ) in honour of his late father, Prof. P. A. Pandya.

The lecture is organized annually at one of the IPA chapters in India and is delivered by an eminent Indian physicist. The subject matter of the lecture is usually an exciting account of a recent development in physics in a particular field, which will provide inspiration to young students and information to teachers. Alternatively, it could be a pedagogical presentation of a topic in physics offering a new point of view.

The selection of the lecturer is made by the executive committee of IPA and the lecturer is paid a token honorarium of Rs. 10,000/- .




About Prof. P. A. Pandya :

Professor P.A.Pandya was born on 27th May, 1904 and had his early school education at Nadiad, Gujarat. In 1932 he was awarded the M.A. degree in Pure Mathematics of the University of Bombay. Shri P.A.Pandya joined the MTB College of Surat in 1927 as Demonstrator in Physics and was promoted as full Professor in 1939. On retirement in 1959, he was appointed as the first Principal of the newly established M.N.Science College of North Gujarat Education Society at Patan. Prof. Pandya was responsible for establishing this college as a full-fledged institution before his retirement in 1964. In view of his distinguished services to the cause of education, Prof. Pandya was recalled to serve as the first Principal of the R.P. Science College established at Anand. Prof. P.A.Pandya has written a book on Relativity in Gujarati which has been published by the University Text Books Board of Gujarat.

Prof. Pandya passed away at the ripe age of 92 years after a brief illness on February 5, 1996.

The selection of the lecturer is made by the executive committee of IPA and the lecturer is paid a token honorarium of Rs. 10,000/- .

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