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Twitter explodes with gratitude as Prof HC Verma retires from IIT-K

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Twitter explodes with gratitude as Prof HC Verma retires from IIT-K
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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.

https://twitter.com/HCVermaIITK/status/880964424537735168

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.

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As soon as the news of his retirement broke out, Twitter exploded with reactions where people expressed gratitude to their favourite teacher.

On the other hand, some also expressed grief that he is retiring from the Institute.

https://twitter.com/omerjerk/status/880116906816090112

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.

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