WELLCOME TO THE HOME PAGE OF THE MATHEMATICS STUDENT (Math Student ; ISSN 0025-5742 ) The Mathematics Student is being published since 1933. It is a quarterly periodical and the four numbers of it constitute a single volume. It is published in two parts: numbers 1 and 2 (January to June) as one part and numbers 3 and 4 (July to December) as the second part. In fact, at the time of the silver jubilee celebrations of the Society on the occasion of completion of twenty five years of existence of the Indian Mathematical Society in 1932, it was decided to start the publication of another periodical and accordingly the Society started in 1933 a new periodical, named The Mathematics Student, with A. Narasinga Rao as its first Editor who worked as the founder editor almost single-handed with great devotion for eighteen years (1933-1950)and placed it on a firm footing. For many years the Mathematics Student used to contain book reviews, announcements, news, notices, problems and solutions, reports of conerences of the Society, academic activities such as class-room notes and other materials considered to promote teaching of mathematics. It used to serve the the student community and beginning researchers by its critical treatment of different level mathematics. Students and Research scholars also used to contribute to it. Among the contributors to the problem section, special mension may be made of Prof. A.A. Krishnaswamy Iyenger, Prof. M.T. Naranienger, Professor K. Satyanarayana and shri D. R. Kaprekar. Over the years the character of the Mathematics Student had changed and it turned almost completely in to a research journal. However, in view of the fact that there is no periodical in the country targeting the students, teachers and upcoming researchers, at the suggestion and support of renowned senior mathematicians like Prof. Bruce C. Berndt (Illinois, USA), Prof. George E. Andrews (Pensylvania, USA), Prof. M. Ram Murty (Queen's University, Canada), Prof. S. G. Dani (TIFR, Mumbai) and several others, a humble begining is again made since 2015 to revive certain characteristics of its earlier period relevant to day. It may be noted with great pride that * A conference, first of its kind in Asia, entitled "South Asian Conference on Mathematical Education" under the directorship of Prof. K. Chandrasekharan was held at T I F R, Bombay, during February 1956 in which mathematicians like M. H. Stone, G. Choquet, H. Freudenthal and a host of other world mathematicans participated; the entire Proceedings of the conference has been published in the Mathematics Student Vol. 54 (1956). ** S. S. Pillai, a brilliant Indian mathematician, who almost solved the famous "Warring Problem", published 8 papers in the Mathematics Student. 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It may please be noted that the contents of The Mathematics Student will continue to be available on the Society’s website www.indianmathsociety.org and a physical copy of The Mathematics Student will continue to be available at the IMS Library (Ramanujan Institute of Advanced Study in Mathematics, Madras University, Chennai) as well as at the Registered Office of the Society (Department of Mathematics, University of Pune, Pune – 422 007) for reference during office hours. ***Life Members with their mailing address in India or the International Life members can subscribe the Journal at Rs.1500/- (US$ 35/-) for their personal use (not for sale/resale).. Business Correspondence and Payments : All the business correspondence be addressed to Prof. S. K. Nimbhorkar, Treasurer, IMS; C/O Dr. (Mrs.) Prachi Kulkarni, Ankur Hospital, Tilaknagar, Aurangabad-431 001 (Maharashtra), India. All the payments are to be made to Prof. S. K. Nimbhorkar, Treasurer, IMS by DD drawn in favour of “The Indian Mathematical Society” payable at Aurangabad (Maharashtra), India. Recently Published Math. Student issues : The following volumes of The Mathematics Student are recently published : Vol. 88, Nos. 1-2, January-June (2019) Access here: Math. Student 2019-Part-1 Vol. 69, Nos. 1-4, January-December (2000) Access here: Math. Student 2000 Vol. 87, Nos. 3-4, July-December (2018) Access here: Math. Student 2018-Part-2 Vol. 87, Nos. 1-2, January-June (2018) Access here: Math. Student 2018-Part-1 Vol. 86, Nos. 3-4, July-December (2017) Access here: Math. Student 2017-Part-2 Vol. 86, Nos. 1-2, January-June (2017) Access here: Math. Student 2017-Part-1 Vol. 85, Nos. 3-4, July-December (2016) Access here: Math. Student 2016-Part-2 Vol. 85, Nos. 1-2, January-June (2016) Access here: Math. Student 2016-Part-1 Vol. 84, Nos. 3-4, July-December (2015) Access here: Math. Student 2015-Part-2 Vol. 84, Nos. 1-2, January-June (2015) Access here: Math. Student 2015-Part-1 Vol. 83, Nos. 1-4, (2014) Access here: Math. Student 2014 Vol. 82, Nos. 1-4, (2013) Access here: Math. Student 2013 Vol. 81, Nos. 1-4, (2012) Access here: Math. Student 2012 Vol. 80, Nos. 1-4, (2011) Access here: Math. Student 2011 Vol. 79, Nos. 1-4, (2010) Vol. 78, Nos. 1-4, (2009) Access here: Math. Student 2009 Vol. 77, Nos. 1-4, (2008) Access here: Math. Student 2008 Special Centenary Volume (2007) Vol. 76, Nos. 1-4, (2007) Access here: Math. Student 2007 Vol. 75, Nos. 1-4, (2006) Vol. 74, Nos. 1-4, (2005) Vol. 73, Nos. 1-4, (2004) Vol. 72, Nos. 1-4, (2003) Vol. 71, Nos. 1-4, (2002) The following volume of The Mathematics Student is under preparation : Vol. 88, Nos. 3-4, July-December, (2019) Contents - old Math. Student issues : The CONTENT of the old Math. Student volumes, from 1941 till 2015 is provided for the benefit of viewers for their reference. For the access to the contents of each of the Math. Student volumes from 2001 till 2015, provided in a tabular form, here is the link: Contents-Math. Student-2001 to 2015 For the access to the the scanned copies of the contents pages of the very old Math. Student issues from 1941 till 1999, we provide below the links. ---- ------ ------