IAPT was established in the year 1984 by the great visionary late Dr. D.P. Khandelwal with active support from some physics teachers with the aim of upgrading the quality of physics teaching and physics teachers through a mass movement of dedicated teachers. Since then it has grown into a major organization with more than 11000 members of which 7000 are Life-members, 65 are institutional members and about 100 of them from abroad. The members include research workers, science administrators, science savvy enthusiasts, university, college and school teachers.
The objective of IAPT as spelled out in its Constitution reads:
"To upgrade the level of teaching and teachers of physics and related areas at all levels to pool and mobilize the talents and resources of teachers in the national perspective" - Dr. D.P. Khandelwal, Founder IAPT
Pledges of IAPT
IAPT took two pledges from the very beginning, namely,
- Members will not ask for any privilege, but will rather search for ways in which they can best serve the society
- Members on IAPT duties will be paid traveling allowance upto only sleeper class railway fare.
(Last updated on 02/04/2017)