IMS Memorial Award Lectures :

There are Five memorial award lectures each of one hour duration which are delivered
as a part of the Academic Programme during the Annual Conferences of the Society,
P.L.Bhatnagar Memorial Award Lecture:
A memorial lecture to be delivered by a distinguished mathematician at the Annual
Conferences of the Society was instituted in 1987 in the memory of late
Professor P.L. Bhatnagar
The details of the Lectures organized so far are as follows:

Sr. No.
 Year
 The Speaker
 Topic

1
 1987
 N. Mukunda
 Mathematics and Physics of Quantum Mechanics

2
 1988
 J. V. Narlikar (Pune)
 Applied Mathematics : A No Man's Land ?

3
 1989
 V. Laxmikanthan
 

4
 1990
 J. N. Kapur (IIT Kanpur, Kanpur)
 Maximum Entropy Principle.

5
 1991
 H. C. Khare
(Allahabad University, Allahabad)
 Thermosolutal Instability of Magnetohydrodynamic Flow through Porous Medium

6
 1992
 D. K. Sinha
(Jadavpur University, Kolkata)
 Some Aspects of Theoretical Scenario in Atmospheric
and Oceanic Sciences.

7
 1993
 P. C. Vaidya
(Gujarat University, Ahmedabad)
 Concept of Time

8
 1994
 Karmeshu
(JNU, Delhi)
 Stochastic Models of Innovation Diffusion
and Technology Substitution

9
 1995
 A. S. Gupta
(IIT Kharagpur, Kharagpur)
 Thermoconvective Waves

10
 1996
 R. K. Jain
 Integrated Mathematics

11
 1997
 Mihir Banerjee
 A Mathematical Investigation of Experimental Observations

12
 1998
 S. K. Malik
 Patterns and Chaos in Mathematics

13
 1999
 A. C. Srivastava
 Historical Development of Fluid Dynamics and Mass Diffusions

14
 2000
 Sarva Jit Singh (Rohtak)
 Deformation of a Stratified HalfSpace by
Surface Loads and Buried Sources

15
 2001
 Piyush Chandra
(IIT Kanpur, Kanpur)
 Peristaltic Transport : A Review of Analytical Study

16
 2002
 R. C. Srivastava
 Converging Shock in the Welfare of Mankind

17
 2003
 B. D. Bandopadhyaya
 

18
 2004
 Renuka Ravindran
(IISc, Bangalore)
 Computation of Solutions of Systems of
Ordinary Differential Equations

19
 2005
 P. L. Sachdeva
(IISc, Bangalore)
 Nonlinear Science  An Overview

20
 2006
 Phoolan Prasad. (IISc, Bangalore)
 P L Bhatnagar and BGK Model

21
 2007
 T. M. Karade
(Nagpur)
 Relativistic Consideration for Modified Newtonian Dynamics (MOND)

22
 2008
 G. S. Srivastava
(IIT Roorkee, Roorkee)
 Entire Function Extensions of Continuous Functions  a Brief Survey 
23
 2009
 Girija Jayraman
(IIT Delhi, Delhi)
 Mathematical Challanges in Modelling the Cardiovascular
Flows and associated Clinical Proceedures 
24
 2010
 Shiva Sankar
(CMI, Chennai)
 Fourier Series, Arithmetic and Control Theory 
25
 2011
 Rama Bhargava
(I I T Roorkee, Roorkee)
  (Could not be deivered) 
26
 2012
 Basudeb Datta
(I I Sc, Bangalore)
 Triangulations
of Projective spaces 
27
 2013
 Indira Narayanaswamy
(Aeronautical Development Agency, Bangalore)
 Mathematics in Tejas Design:
Configuration to flight testing 
28
 2014
 S. K. Tomar
(Punjab University, Chandigarh)
 Wave propagation in local
and nonlocal microstretch elastic media 
29
 2015
 V. D. Sharma
(IIT Bombay, Powai, Mumbai)
 Evolution and Asymptotic behaviour of Nonlinear hyperbolic waves 
30
 2016
 G. P. Rajasekhar
(IIT Kharagpur, Kharagpur)
 Tumor growthchemomechanical modelling and existence theory 
31
 2017
 Pradeep G. Siddheshwar
(Bangalore University, Bangalore)
 Understanding 'understood' instabilities in fluids.

32
 2018
 Manoranjan Mishra
(IIT Ropar, Ropar, Rupnagar, Punjab)
 Hydrodynamics Instabilities in Porus Media Flows.

V. Ramaswami Aiyar Memorial Award Lecture:
A memorial lecture to be delivered by a distinguished mathematician
at the Annual Conferences of the Society was instituted in 1990 in the memory of
Society's founder father late Shri
V. Ramaswami Aiyar
The details of the lectures organized so far are as follows:

Sr. No.
 Year
 The Awardee
 Topic

1
 1990
 M. K. Singal
(Meerut University, Meerut)
 Excitement and Relevance of Mathematics

2
 1991
 R. S. Mishra
(BHU, Varanasi)
 The Unidirectional Thought Process of Mathematicians

3
 1992
 R. P. Agarwal
(Lucknow University, Lucknow)
 Ramanujan's Generalized Hypergeometric Series

4
 1993
 K. R. Parthasarathy
(ISI Delhi, Delhi)
 Classical Markov Processes from a Quantum probabilistic
Point of view

5
 1994
 V. Krishnamurthy
(BITS, Pilani)
 Cultural Aspects of Mathematics Teaching

6
 1995
 (Mrs.) Asha Rani singal
(Meerut University, Meerut)
 Mathematics : An unexpected Pleasure

7
 1996
 (Miss) S. P. Arya
(Maitreyi College, Delhi)
 Trends in Topology

8
 1997
 Govind Swarup
 Puzzles of the Universe

9
 1998
 V. M. Shah
(The M. S. University, Vadodara)
 A Peep in to the Grass Roots of all Mathematical Education

10
 1999
 Sunder Lal
(BRA University, Agra)
 The Mathematics of Sharing Secrets

11
 2000
 Usha Bhosle
(TIFR, Mumbai).
 Vector Bundles and Principal Bundles

12
 2001
 S. P. Singh
 Fixed Points Theorems and its Applications to Approximation Theorems

13
 2002
 V. G. Tikekar
 Some Small Pearls in Mathematical Works

14
 2003
 B. K. Lahiri
(Kalyani University, Kalyani)
 Uniformly Normed Structures

15
 2004
 V. K. Balchandran
(Madras University, Chennai)
 Algebraic Topology : Some
Historic Perspectives

16
 2005
 S. Parvathi
(Madras University, Chennai)
 "SchurWeyl Duality" for a Larger Class of Algebras

17
 2006
 S. S. Bhooshnurmath
(Karnatak University, Dharwad)
 Birth and Development of Hyperbolic Metric
and its impact on 21st Century Mathematics

18
 2007
 Dinesh Singh
(Delhi University, Delhi)
 Harmonic Analysis on the Unit Circle :
A Personal Perspective

19
 2008
 S. Arumugam
(Kalaslingam University, TN)
 Domination and coloring in graphs 
20
 2009
 M. S. Chaudhary
(Shivaji University, Kolhapur)
 Transform Analysis on some Distribution Spaces 
21
 2010
 A. Ojha
(DPMIIIT, Jabalpur)
 Certain applications of mathematics in path planning 
22
 2011
 Geetha S. Rao
(Ramanujan Iinstitute for Advanced Study in Mathematics, Chennai)
 Tools and techniques in approximation theory 
23
 2012
 Ajay Kumar
( Delhi University, Delhi )
 From Fourier series to harmonic analysis on locally compact groups. 
24
 2013
 M. M. Shikare
( Pune University )
 Generalizations of some graph theoretic operations to binary metroids. 
25
 2014
 Sudhir Ghorpade
( IIT Bombay, Powai, Mumbai )
 Number of solutions of systems of polynomial equations over finite fields 
26
 2015
 Uttara V. Naik Nimbalkar
( S. P. Pune University, Pune )
 Likelyhood, Estimating Functions and Generalized method of Moments 
27
 2016
 C. S. Aravinda
( T.I.F.R. CAM, Bangalore)
 Geodesic Conjugacies of surfaces 
28
 2017
 H. K. Mukherjee
( N.E.H.U., Shillong)
 classification of Manifolds  Different shades 
29
 2018
 K. N. Raghavan
(I.M.Sc., Chennai)
 Symmetric Functions

Srinivasa Ramanujan Memorial Award Lecture:
A memorial lecture to be delivered by a distinguished mathematician
at the Annual Conferences of the Society was instituted in 1990 in the memory of
the mathematical genius
Shrinivasa Ramanujan.
The details of the lectures organised so far are as follows:

Sr. No.
 Year
 The Awardee
 Topic

1
 1990
 R. P. Agarwal
(Lucknow University, Lucknow)
 Ramanujan's Last Gift

2
 1991
 M. S. Raghunathan
(TIFR, Mumbai)
 On the Congruence Subgroup Problem

3
 1992
 S. Bhargava
(Mysore University, Mysore)
 On Ramanujan's Remarkable Summation Formula

4
 1993
 R. P. Bambah
(Punjab University, Chandigarh)
 The Conjectures of Minkowski, Watson and others

5
 1994
 V. Kannan
(University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad)
 Some Selection Theorems

6
 1995
 B. V. Limaye
(IIT Bombay, Mumbai)
 Spectral Approximation

7
 1996
 N. K. Thakare
(Pune University, Pune)
 Sperner Theory

8
 1997
 V. S. Sunder
(ISI Bangalore, Bangalore)
 Commuting Squares

9
 1998
 A. K. Agarwal
(Punjab University, Chandigarh)
 The Legacy of Ramanujan

10
 1999
 Deependra Prasad
(TIFR, Mumbai)
 On the Shimura  Taniyama  Weyl Conjecture :
Proof of Fermat's Last Theorem

11
 2000
 V. Srinivasa
 On Diophantine Equations

12
 2001
 R. Balasubramaniam
(IMSc, Chennai)
 Elliptic Curve Cryptology

13
 2002
 C. Adiga
(Mysore University, Mysore)
 Sums of Squares and Sums of Triangular Numbers and
Their Relationship

14
 2003
 M. A. Pathan
(AMU, Aligarh)
 Some extensions of Ramanujan's Theorems

15
 2004
 S. K. Nimbhorkar
(Dr. B A M University,Aurangabad)
 Bear*rings, Lattice Theory, Graph Theory and their interrelationship

16
 2005
 V. C. Dhumir
(Punjab University, Chandigarh)
 View Obetruction problems and their generalizations

17
 2006
 P. K. Banerji
(JNV University, Jodhpur)
 Unfolding the concepts of Boehmians and their applications

18
 2007
 J. Radhakrishnan
(TIFR, Mumbai)
 The list decoding radius of ReedSolomon codes

19
 2008
 Dr. (Mrs.) Padmavathamma
(Mysore University, Mysore)
 Generalized Frobenius Partitions
(couldn't be delivered during the Conference) 
20
 2009
 Ravi Kulkarni
(IIT Bombay, Powai, Mumbai)
 Spaces of Geometric Objects and Parametriation Problems

21
 2010
 Mahan Maharaj
(Ramkrishna Mission Vivekanand University, Belur Math, Howrah)
 Geometry and Dynamics of Kleinian groups

22
 2011
 B. Ramakrishna
(Harish Chandra Reasearch Institute, Allahabad)
 Modular forms of halfintegral weight 
23
 2012
 J. K. Verma
(IIT Bombay, Powai, Mumbai)
 Linear Diophantine Equations and Stanley's solution of the AnandDumirGupta conjecture 
24
 2013
 Dilip P. Patil
(IISc, Bangalore)
 Burnside algebras of finite groups 
25
 2014
 B. V. Rajaram Bhat
(ISI, Bangalore).
 Positivity in C*algebras and Hilbert C*modules 
26
 2015
 P. Sankaran
(IMSc, Chennai)
 Twisted conjugacy in groups of PLhomeomorphisms of the reals 
27
 2016
 Eknath Ghate
(TIFR, Mumbai)
 The Tau of Ramanujan. 
28
 2017
 Amritanshu Prasad.
(IMSc, Chennai)
 The timed Plactic monoids. 
29
 2018
 Nayandeep Deka Baruah.
(Tezpur University, Tezpur)
 Some Partition Identities Analogous to
Ramanujan's "Most Beautiful Identity". 
Hansaraj Gupta Memorial Award Lecture:
A memorial lecture to be delivered by a distinguished mathematician
at the Annual Conferences of the Society was instituted in 1990 in the memory of Professor
Hansaraj Gupta.
The details of the lectures organised so far are as follows:

Sr. No.
 Year
 The Awardee
 Topic

1
 1990
 A.M. Vaidya
(Gujarat University, Ahmedabad)
 Hansaraj Gupta  Man and Mathematician

2
 1991
 K. Ramachandra
(IISc, Bangalore)
 A New Approach to the Zeros of zeta (s)

3
 1992
 H. P. Dixit
(RD University, Jabalpur)
 Wavelets and Multiresolution Analysis

4
 1993
 Satya Deo
(RD University, Jabalpur)
 Projective Dimension of the Module of
Piecewise Polynomials over Manifolds

5
 1994
 Arun Verma
 RogersRamanujan type Identities and their Applications

6
 1995
 U. B. Tewari
(IIT Kanpur, Kanpur)
 The Multiplier Problem

7
 1996
 I. B. S. Passi
(Punjab University, Chandigarh)
 Trace Function Methods in Group Rings

8
 1997
 R. Parimala
(TIFR, Mumbai)
 Classification of Hermitian Forms via Classical Invariants

9
 1998
 T. Parthasarathy
(Osmania university, Hyderabad)
 An Old Prolem of Samualson and Jacobian Conjecture

10
 1999
 R. S. Pathak
(BHU, Varanasi)
 Analytic Functions and Distributions

11
 2000
 Rajendra Bhatia
(ISI, Delhi)
 Linear Algebra to Quantum cohomology 
The Story of Alfred Horn's Inequalities

12
 2001
 M. M. Pant
 eLearning : Prospects and Applications in the
Indian Context

13
 2002
 S. G. Deo
 Trigonometric Like Operators in Banach Spaces

14
 2003
 S. Sribala
(Madras University, Chennai)
 Jordan Algebras

15
 2004
 A. P. Singh
(Jammu University, Jammu)
 Advances in the Dynamics of Entire and
Meromorphic functions

16
 2005
 R. K. Singh
(Jammu University, Jammu)
 Invariant Subspace Problem and Development
of Mathematics around it. (couldn't be delivered during conference; text in The Math. Student 2006)

17
 2006
 R. J. HansGill
(Punjab University, Chandigarh)
 A Conjecture of Minkowski

18
 2007
 R. Sujatha
(TIFR, Mumbai)
  (couldn't be delivered during conference)

19
 2008
 S. D. Adhikari
(HRI, Allahabad).
 The relation between two combinatorial group
invariants  history and ramifications 
20
 2009
 A. M. Mathai
(Center for Mathematical Sciences, Pala)
 Random Geometrical Configurations and
Random Volumes 
21
 2010
 Subhash J. Bhatt
(Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidya Nagar, Anand, Gujarat)
 C*algebras, uniform Banach algebras and a functional analytic meta theorem 
22
 2011
 Ajai Choudhry
(Foreign Service Institute, Delhi)
 Some Diophantine problems concerning perfect powers of integers 
23
 2012
 B. N. Waphare
(Pune University, Pune)
 Dismantlability and Reducibility in Discrete Structures 
24
 2013
 Ajit Iqbal Singh
(ISI, Delhi).
 How permutations, partitions, projective representations and
positive maps entangle well for quantum information theory 
25
 2014
 Ritabrata Munshi
(TIFR, Mumbai)
 Rational points and Lfunctions via the circle method 
26
 2015
 B. Sury
(ISI, Bangalore)
 Generating matrix groups over nice rings 
27
 2016
 Neena Gupta
(ISI, Kolkata)
 SOME PROBLEMS ON POLYNOMIAL RING 
28
 2017
 Atul Dixit
(IIT, Gandhinagar)
 ModularType transformations and integrals
involving the Rieman $\Xi$ function. 
29
 2018
 S. S. Khare
(N.E.H.U., Shillong)
 Trends in Bordism, GBordism Theory and
Fixed point set  A survey. 
Ganesh Prasad Memorial Award Lecture:
A memorial lecture to be delivered by a distinguished mathematician
once in two years at the Annual Conferences of the Society was instituted in 1993
out of the endowment fund created for the purpose in the memory of Professor
Ganesh Prasad.
The details of the lectures organised so far are as follows:

Sr. No.
 Year
 The Awardee
 Topic

1
 1993
 P. K. Ghosh
 Generalized Functions

2
 1995
 Kalyan B. Sinha
(I S I Delhi, Delhi)
 Fock spaces and Their Operators

3
 1997
 M. G. Nadkarni
(Bombay University, Mumbai)
 Ergodic Theory and Set Theory

4
 1999
 R. B. Bapat
(ISI Delhi, Delhi)
 Resistance Distance in Graphs

5
 2001
 J. R. Patadia
(The M. S. University of Baroda, Vadodara)
 Lacunary Series and Sidon Sets

6
 2003
 Rajiv K. Srivastava
(BRA University, Agra)
 Bicomplex Numbers  Analysis and Applications

7
 2005
 Aloke Dey
(I S I Delhi, Delhi)
 Orthogonal Arrays

8
 2007
 Siddhartha Gadgil
(I I Sc, Bangalore)
 Orders on Manifold and Surgery

9
 2009
 A. K. Srivastava
(BHU, Varanasi)
 The General SobrietySpatiality Equivalence
(couldn't be delivered) 
10
 2011
 Gadadhar Mishra
(I I Sc, Bangaluru).
 Differentiation, homogeneous operators and matrix valued cocycles for the Mobius group.
(couldn't be delivered during Conference; text in The Math. Student 2012) 
11
 2013
 D. V. Pai
(I I T Gandhinagar, Gandhinagar).
 Viscocity approximation methods for minimization and fixed point problems. 
12
 2015
 M. T. Nair
(I I T Madras, Chennai)
 Compact Operators and Hilbert scales in illposed problems 
13
 2017
 Pournima V. Jain
(R. D. Vishwavidyalaya, Jabalpur.)
 Approximation by spline functions and its applications 
