HC Verma is one of those teachers whose name always comes up when anyone mentions great science teachers. On 1st July, the physics veteran announced retirement from his 38-year long career in teaching and research. He took to Twitter to break the news.
HC Verma or Dr Harish Chandra Verma is an Indian experimental physicist in the field of research in nuclear physics. The expert, who hails from Bihar, and is the author of various books. Dr Verma was a professor at the reputed Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur till he retired.
His most popular work is the two-volume book Concepts of Physics. Besides being an excellent teacher, Dr Verma is also a humanitarian. He has also co-founded initiatives like ‘Shiksha Sopan’ for the social upliftment of the children belonging to the economically weaker section living near the IITK campus.
As soon as the news of his retirement broke out, Twitter exploded with reactions where people expressed gratitude to their favourite teacher.
Retiring Speech of HC Verma Started like this:
My Dear Pullies and Springs..#HCVerma
— Neeraj Vijay (@neerajvijay24) July 1, 2017
HC Verma has retired. Even he couldn't calculate the formula for GST.
— Trendulkar (@Trendulkar) July 1, 2017
Thank you HC Verma for introducing me to the fascinating world of physics pic.twitter.com/avMc83OUI7
— Nisarg (@Nisargr_) July 1, 2017
No One, Not Even Newton Or Einstein, could have solved all HC Verma problems in one go! #ConceptsOfPhysics
— Sarthak Ranka (@Horn_ok_pls) July 1, 2017
On the other hand, some also expressed grief that he is retiring from the Institute.
"Finally locked my IITK lab and submitted the keys to Office. End of 38 years of formal teaching and research." -… https://t.co/L696bb0d1c
— IIT Kanpur (@iitkanpur1) June 30, 2017
Dr Verma had joined IIT Kanpur as an assistant professor in 1994. He taught several courses there, guided M. Sc. and PhD students and authored a book named ‘Quantum Physics’. The professor also pursued research in experimental nuclear physics.