NEWS LETTER
NO. 24
August, 2010
Indian Mathematical Society
INDIAN MATHEMATICAL SOCIETY
( ESTABLISHED: 1907 ; REG. NO. S550, Delhi )
Regd. Office: Department of Mathematics, University of Pune, Pune.
http://www.indianmathsociety.org.in
Fascimile of the Commemorative Postage Stamp on the
'Indian Mathematical Society' issued by the Department of
Posts (Philately Division, Government of India, to mark the
completion of hundred years of the Society. Released on the
Inaugural day of the Platinum Jubilee 75th Annual Conference
of the Society on 27th December 2009.
A Fervent Appeal
All the Members of the Society are humbly requested to appeal to their nonresident friends,
not necessarily from mathematics, to become Life Members of the Society by paying Membership
Subscription of US $1000/. This may be considered as a token of goodwill towards the Indian
Mathematical Society, and a benevolent act of charity on their part for the welfare of the Society at large.
• Membership form is available on the website
• Members are requested to note their Membership Number pasted on the cover
(enclosing this News Letter) along with their names. This may be quoted while communicating change of
addresses, etc.
• The Complete List of the Life Members of the Society is available on the IMS website along with their Membership Numbers. Members whose mails have been returned undelivered are informed accordingly with a note in red with their names on website.
Society looks forward to their correct addresses.
• Any change or modification in the address and an email id may please be communicated to the General Secretary.
N E W S L E T T E R NO. 24


76th ANNUAL CONFERENCE

The 76th Annual Conference of the Indian Mathematical Society will be held under
the auspices of the Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology (SVNIT), Surat395 007,
Gujarat, during December 27– 30, 2010 under the Presidentship of Prof. R. Sridharan,
Chennai Mathematical Institute, H1, SIPCOT IT Park, Padur Road, Sirusheri – 603 103 (TN), India.
Correspondence pertaining to arrangements for accommodation etc. at SVNIT, Surat, during the Conference should be addressed to : Dr. A. K. Shukla. Local Organizing Secretary, 76th IMS Conference, and Head, Department of Applied Mathematics and Humanities, Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, Surat  395 007, Gujarat. Phone (O): 02612201545, (M): 09879109964 Email: < ajayshukla_svrec@yahoo.co.in > Details for sending Papers for presentation at the Conference : 1. Papers should be typed double spaced on an A4 size white paper and should be accompanied by an Abstract in triplicate prepared as per the instructions and format given later on in the following. Abstract should be brief and should not exceed 250 words. The use of Formulae and symbols should be minimized. Abstracts received without full length paper shall not be considered. 
2. Papers should be sent by
registered post with the words
“For the 76th IMS Annual Conference”
written in a box on the right hand top corner of
the envelope to The Academic Secretary,
Prof. Satya Deo, HarishChandra Research Institute, Chhatnag Road, Jhusi,
Allahabad  211 019 (UP), so as to reach him
not later than October 31, 2010
(after which date no paper will be accepted).
See also 4. and 5.
An Email address must be mentioned in the address of the author in the paper.
3. A stamped selfaddressed envelope should be enclosed for the
acknowledgement / acceptance of the paper for its presentation at the Conference.
4. A copy of the abstract and the paper must also be sent electronically
(in .pdf format) to the Academic Secretary Prof. Satya Deo at his email
address : vcsdeo@yahoo.com or sdeo@mri.ernet.in .
5. A copy of the paper and the abstract should be retained by the
author and brought for use at the time of the Conference as it would not be
possible for the Society to make the paper available at the Conference.
6. Every paper submitted for presentation should be classified,
as far as possible, according to the following classification scheme/codes
and the same should be prominently displayed
in red ink on the right hand top corner of
the abstract.
(A) Combinatorics, Graph Theory and Discrete Mathematics.
(B) Algebra, Number Theory and Lattice Theory.
(C) Real and Complex Analysis (including Special Functions, Summability and Transforms).
(D) Functional Analysis.
(E) Differential Equations, Integral Equations and Functional Equations.
(F) Geometry.
(G) Topology.
(H) Measure Theory, Probability Theory and Stochastic Processes, and Information Theory.
(I) Numerical Analysis, Approximation Theory and Computer Science.
(J) Operations Research.
(K) Solid Mechanics, Fluid Mechanics, Geophysics and Relativity.
(L) Electromagnetic Theory, MagnetoHydrodynamics, Astronomy and Astrophysics.
(M) BioMathematics.
(N) History and Teaching of Mathematics.
Every author intending to present a paper should either be a member of the Society or
should register himself / herself as a Sessional member. In case of joint authors,
both the authors must be either members or should become Sessional members.
Nonmembers wishing to become annual members can do so by paying ` 200/
Those wishing to become Sessional members can do so by paying ` 200/. The dues
can be paid to the Treasurer,
Prof. S. K. Nimbhorkar, Department of Mathematics, Dr. B. A. M. University,
Aurangabad – 431 004 by sending
a payee’s a/c Bank Draft drawn in favour of
the Indian Mathematical Society payable at Aurangabad,
so as to reach her by December 10, 2010.
After this date, applications for becoming Sessional members will be accepted
only at the venue of the Conference in Pune during 26th to 30th December, 2010.
Acceptance of a paper for presentation does not automatically imply its acceptance
for publication in the Journal of the Indian Mathematical Society or in The Mathematics
Student. In case an author wants a paper to be considered for publication in either of
these periodicals, he/she should submit the same separately to the Editor concerned.
Award of Various Prizes for Research Paper Presentations :

In order to encourage and inspire the young and budding research workers, the Society holds,
during its Annual Conferences, a Special Session of Paper Presentation Competition for
Six IMS Prizes, AMU Prize and V M Shah Prize to be awarded to the best research paper
presented in the following grouping of mathematical areas for these Prizes. This Special
Session is held as a part of the Academic Programme with no other parallel session.

Following conditions apply :
1. Only the Members of the Society are eligible for participation in the Competition.
2. The upper age limit of a candidate for participation in the Competition is 40 years as
on December 31 of the year of the Conference.
3. (a) The paper to be presented for the competition has to be
under single authorship.
(b) Independent work at the postdoctoral level is preferred.
(c) The work must have been carried out in India.
(d) Stress will be on both, quality of research as well as performance
during the presentation.
4. Two copies of the full paper with the abstract in triplicate (not exceeding 250
words) prepared as per the details mentioned in the above as well as its electronic
version in .pdf format should reach Prof. Satya Deo at the address given earlier
not later than October 31, 2010.
An Email address must be mentioned in the address of the author in the paper.
Note : One who is already awarded a prize in a certain area in the past is not
expected to participate in the competition for the prize in the same area.
An appeal :
All the Heads of the Departments / Institutions and the Research Supervisors are
requested to encourage their research workers for participation in this Competition.
Narsinga Rao Memorial Prize.
This Prize is awarded to the author of the best research paper published in the Journal of
the Indian Mathematical Society or The Mathematics Student. The Prize carries a token amount
of ` 2000/ along with a Certificate.
The Prize will be recommended by a committee consisting of The Academic Secretary, Indian Mathematical
Society (Convener), Editor, Journal of the Indian Mathematical Society and the Editor, The Mathematics Student.
The Prize will be awarded during the Inaugural Session of the Annual Conference of the Indian Mathematical
Society.
Following conditions apply :
1. The research paper must be under single authorship, the research work must have
been carried out in India and the post  doctoral research work is preferred.
2. >/b> The upper age limit of the awardee should not be more than 45 years as on
the date of receipt of the paper by the Editor.
P. L. Bhatnagar Memorial Prize.
This Prize is awarded annually to the top scorer of the Indian team at the International Mathematical
Olympiad. It consists of a cash of ` 1000/ and a Certificate. The Prize will be awarded during the Inaugural
Session of the Annual Conference of the Indian Mathematical Society.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR PREPARING ABSTRACT
The following instructions should be followed carefully to ensure smooth editing and printing of the abstract:
(1) Computer print out of the Abstract is required.
(2) The use of Formulae and symbols should be minimized.
(3) List of references should not form part of the abstract.
(4) Classification of the abstract is a must.
(5) Full address is not allowed, Email address is must.
(6) The word “abstract” should not be written.
(7) Abstract must begin with the title of the paper.
(8) Coma should be inserted at the end of the title and the name(s) of the author(s)
be written on the same line.

FORMAT FOR ABSTRACT
INDIAN MATHEMATICAL SOCIETY 
Name of the Author(s) : Institution(s) : Name of the Presenter : Address for Correspondence : ABSTRACT : (The abstract must be accommodated in the space as on page9 in strict accordance with instructions given above. The word “abstract” must not be written in the box). SECTION: (The Section (A, B, C, etc.) should be carefully chosen and entered here. Refer the classification codes given on pages 45) 
Periodicals published by the Society
The Society publishes two periodicals –
The Journal of the Indian Mathematical Society
(JIMS ; the Journal ; ISSN 00195839) and
The Mathematics Student
(MS ; the Student ; ISSN 00255742), both of which
are quarterly.
* Only the research papers of high quality are published in the Journal.
* Ordinarily the following is published in The Mathematics Student :
• the texts of Presidential Addresses, the Plenary talks and the Award Lectures
delivered at the Annual Conferences,
• the abstracts of the research papers presented at the Annual Conferences,
• the texts of the invited talks delivered at the Annual Conferences,
• research papers, and
• the Proceedings of the Society’s Annual Conferences, Expository & Popular
articles, Classroom Notes, Problems and solutions, Book Reviews, Reports of IMS Sponsored
lectures, etc.
Copyright :
The copyright of the articles published in the Journal of the Indian Mathematical Society or
The Mathematics Student lies with the Indian Mathematical Society.
Manuscript Submission :
Manuscripts intended for publication should be submitted
online
in the LaTeX , .pdf file or in the standard word processing format (Word or Word Perfect)
including figures and tables.
For the Journal, manuscripts in the electronic form should be submitted to
Prof. N. K. Thakare, Editor, JIMS.
C/o. Department of Mathematics, University of Pune,
Pune – 411 007 (MS), India.
Email :< jimsmorane@gmail.com >
For the Mathematics Student, manuscripts in the electronic form should be submitted to
Prof. J. R. Patadia, Editor, The Mathematics Student.
(Department of Mathematics, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda)
5, Arjun Park, Near Patel Colony, Behind Dinesh Mill,
Shivanand Marg, Vadodara390 007 (Gujarat), India.
Email : jamanadaspat@gmail.com
Manuscript Style :
Manuscripts (including bibliographies, tables, etc.) should be typed double spaced on
A4 size white paper with 1 inch (2.5 cm.) margins on all sides with font size 11 pt.,
preferably in LaTeX. Sections should appear in the following order : Title Page,
Abstract, Text, Notes and References. Comments or replies to previously published
articles should also follow this format with the exception of abstracts. While typing
in LaTeX, the following Preamble be used as is required by the Press :
\documentclass[10pt]{amsart}
\usepackage{amsfonts,amssymb,amscd,amsmath,enumerate,verbatim,calc}
\renewcommand{\baselinestretch}{1.2}
\textwidth=11.5cm
\textheight=19.5cm
\topmargin=0.5cm
\oddsidemargin=0.5cm
\evensidemargin=0.5cm
\pagestyle{plain}
Title Page:
The Title page should include the manuscript title, authors’ names & permanent
affiliations and the name, address & email address of the author to whom page proofs
and reprints are required to be sent.
Abstract:
The following page should include an abstract of not more than 100 words, a list of
two to six key words and AMS subject classification (2000).
Text:
The text of the manuscript should begin on a new page. The introduction should have
heading number 1. Subsequent section headings (including appendices) should be designated
by HinduArabic numerals (2,3,…etc.) and subsection headings should be numbered 2.1, 2.2,
etc. Figures, tables and displayed equations should be numbered consecutively throughout
the text (1, 2,… etc.). Equation numbers should appear flush left in parentheses and
running variables for equation (e.g., i =1,2,…, n) flush right in parentheses.
References:
Responsibility for the accuracy of bibliographic citations lies entirely with the Authors.
References in the text be indicated by number(s) in square brackets in line with the text.
Example: “… as mentioned in [2, 8]. Ramanujan [9] obtained the following result …”. In the
list, the references should be numbered in the order in which they appear in the text.
Examples:
Reference to a journal publication:
1. G. Birkhoff, Neutral elements in general lattices,
Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 46 (1940), 702 – 705.
Reference to a book:
1. J. Munkres, Elements of Algebraic Topology,
Addison–Wesley, 1984.
Illustration Style:
Originals for illustrations should be sharp and of good contrast. Each Figure and
Table should be mentioned in the text and numbered consecutively using HinduArabic
numerals. For each Figure and Table, its desired location in the text should be clearly
specified. Each Figure and Table must have a caption. Example of proper style for
captions : “Figure 1” or “Table 1”. Suggested Figure formats are : TIFF, GIF, EPS,
PPT and Postscript. Files should be at least 300 dpi.
Reprints:
Authors of the papers printed in the Journal and the Mathematics Student are entitled to 20 reprints
free of charge (only to the first named author in case of a joint authorship). No additional reprints are
supplied even on payments.
In case of any query, the concerned Editor may be contacted.
There are no page charges for publications in the Journal as well as The Mathematics Student.
Subscriptions :
* Annual subscription for the Journal / The Mathematics Stuent :
For each periodical
• ` 1500/ for Libraries of Educational Institutions in India  provided the subscription is
direct or through an agent who gives complete name and address of the subscriber.
The supply will be made directly to the subscribing library.
• ` 4500/ for others for personal use or to the agents who do not supply the name
and address of the end user.
• $100/ for personal use or for Libraries outside India.
The agents are entitled to 10 % discount on their orders.
Business Correspondence and Payments :
All business correspondence be addressed to Prof. S. K. Nimbhorkar, Treasurer, IMS;Department of
Mathematics, Dr. B. A. M. University, Aurangabad – 431 004 (Maharashtra), India. All payments are
to be made to
Prof. S. K. Nimbhorkar, Treasurer, IMS
by a payee's a/c DD
drawn in favour of “The Indian Mathematical Society” payable at Aurangabad
(Maharashtra), India at the address mentioned in the above.
Membership of the Society
Life Membership Fees :
` 2000/ (US $1000/ for those residing outside India  referred to as International Life Members ).
The Life Members of the Indian Mathematical Society with their mailing addresses in India or
the International Life Members are entitled to a FREE copy of the Mathematics Student for their
personal use (not for sale/resale). They can subscribe the Journal at ` 1500/ (US$ 35/) for their
personal use (not for sale/resale).
Ordinary Annual Membership Fees :
Rs. 200/ ( US $100/ for those residing outside India ).
Sessional Membership Fees :
Rs. 200/ ( US $100/ for those residing outside India ).
Sessional Members are those who join the Society only for a particular Session. They may contribute papers for presentation and / or participate in any of the academic programmes held during the Session.
* Membership form is available on IMS website.
Member in good standing :
A member is considered to be of good standing in a particular year if he/she has paid
his/her Membership dues by July 31 of that year.
IMS Library
The Indian Mathematical Society Library is housed in the Campus of the Ramanujan Institute
for Advanced Study in Mathematics, University of Madras, Chennai600 005 ever since it was
shifted from Pune.
The Library receives many journals on Exchange basis and has a rich collection of
back numbers of reputed mathematical journals received from all over the world.
the complete catalogue of the back volumes
of all the periodicals published by the Society as well as those received in exchange
by the Society and available in the IMS Library, Chennai, is displayed on the IMS website.
There is a spate of request for xerox copies
of articles published in these journals and the Library attends to these demands promptly.
If a particular journal is not available in the IMS Library, the scholars/students are
requested to contact other Libraries where it is likely to be available providing them
with the addresses of those Libraries.
The address of the IMS Library is :
The Indian Mathematical Society Library,
The Ramanujan Institute for Advanced Study in Mathematics,
University of Madras, Chepauk, Chennai – 600 005.
Phone : 044 – 25360357 ; Email : riasm@md3.vsnl.net.in
For further information one may contact Prof. K. Partasarathy, The Librarian of the IMS
and Director of the Institute.
NOMINATIONS FOR ELECTION TO
THE COUNCIL OF THE SOCIETY
The Council has made the following nominations for elections to the Council:
President: Prof. P. K. Banerjee, Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science, J. N. V. University,
Jodhpur – 342 005 (Rajasthan) has been nominated for election to the office of the President of the Society
for a period of one year with effect from April 1, 2011.
Administrative Secretary : Prof. M. M. Shikare, Department of Mathematics, University of Pune,
Pune – 411 007 (MS) has been nominated for election to the office of the Administrative Secretary of the
Society for a period of three years with effect from April 1, 2011.
As per the convention, the Local Secretary of the current Annual Conference of the Society,
Prof. S. Arumugam, Kalasalingam University, Krishnankoil is nominated for election as Member
of the Council for a period of three years with effect from April 01, 2011.
The other nominees as Members of the Council for a period of three years with effect from April 01, 2011
are Prof. M. A. Sofi
(University of Kashmir, Srinagar) and Prof. A. K. Srivastava (BHU, Varanasi).
Any member of the Society may submit to the Returning Officer, Prof. V. M. Shah, “Anant”, 7, Jaynagar Society,
R. V. Desai Road, Vadodara – 390 001, (Gujarat), India., an alternative list of name(s) for some or all of the
above vacancies, only such nominations being considered valid as are supported in writing by a letter of
consent from each one of the candidates proposed by a member, so as to reach the Returning Officer
not later than the October 1, 2010.
The nominations made by the Council with an indication made to that effect, together with other valid
nominations made by members of good standing of the Society shall be submitted by the Returning
Officer to all members of the Society in good standing by means of ballot papers sent by post by
November 1, 2010 with instructions to be returned to him latest by the December 15, 2010.
(A member will be considered to be of good standing if his/her membership Fees are not in arrears
and if he/she has paid his/her membership Fees for the current year by July 31, 2010).
The Returning Officer shall collect the ballot papers returned to him by the members up to
December 15, 2010 and carry them to the venue of the Conference, where they will be opened
and counted by him (or his nominee) in the presence of a committee consisting of the President
(or his nominee) and the other Secretaries. A simple majority shall determine the result of the election
in each case.
The list of newly elected officebearers and additional members of the Council shall be announced at
the General Body Meeting going to be held during the Annual Conference. The new Council shall assume
charge of its office with effect from the April 1, 2011.
PROCEEDINGS OF THE ANNUAL GENERAL BODY
MEETING OF THE SOCIETY HELD AT THE DEPARTMENT OF
MATHEMATICS, KALASALINGAM UNIVERSITY, KRISHNANKOIL,
ON DECEMBER 30, 2009 AT 12:15 PM
The Annual General Body Meeting of the Indian Mathematical Society was held on December 30, 2009
at 12:15 p.m. in the Department of Mathematics, Kalasalingam University, Krishnankoil.
The following business was transacted:
Item 1. To confirm the Minutes of the General Body Meeting held on December 30, 2008
at Allahabad.
The minutes of the General Body Meeting held at 12.15 p.m. on December 30, 2008 at Allahabad
were confirmed.
Item 2. To receive the report of the General Secretary for 2009.
General Secretary Prof. V. M. Shah reported as follows :
• Two IMS News Letters  No. 21 in March 2009 and No. 22 in August 2009  were published.
• In order to create awareness, further foster the Society and widely popularize it among
the Mathematics Community in the Country, a coloured Poster (size:15’’?20’’) was prepared
highlighting some salient features of the oncoming Platinum Jubilee 75th Annual Conference
of the Society at the Kalasalingam University, and was sent to all the Mathematics Departments
of about 500 universities / Institutions / Colleges in the Country in the month of September 2009
• A Commemorative Postage Stamp on the “Indian Mathematical Society” was released
in the afternoon of December 27, 2009. Sustained efforts were made to see that the Stamp is
released on the Inaugural day itself (Sunday) of the Platinum Jubilee 75th Annual Conference of
the Society.
• 160 Life Members and 50 Ordinary Members have been enrolled during the year 2009
• Each Life Member of the Society is now allotted a Permanent Membership Number.
• The complete list of Life Members of the Society is now available on the IMS website.
Members whose mails have been returned undelivered in the past are marked accordingly
with a "NOTE : MAIL RETURNS UNDELIVERED"
in RED.
The Society looks forward to their correct
addresses.
• The complete catalogue of the back volumes of all the periodicals published by
the Society as well as those received in exchange by the Society and available in the
IMS Library, Chennai, is now displayed on the IMS website.
• IMS sponsored lectures were held at the following centers: Agra, Ahmedabad, Ajmer,
Allahabad, Aurangabad, Chandigarh, Delhi, Jammu, Lucknow, Mysore, Nanded, Pune, Vadodara.
• P. L. Bhatnagar Prize for 2009 has been awarded to Sameer Wagh (Pune) for being the top
scorer for the Indian Team (25 points) at the 50th International Mathematics Olympiad held
at Bremen (Germany) in July, 2009.
• Department of Science & Technology (DST), Govt.of India, is approached for an annual recurring
grant of rupees Ten lakh. A letter to this effect has also been written to Hon’ble Shri Prithviraj
Chauhan, Minister of State (Independent Charge), DST. Continuous follow up efforts are going on
in this regard.
• Efforts are on for getting declared by the Government of India the 22nd December
(the birth day of Srinivasa Ramanujan) as a “National Mathematics Day” throughout the
Country.
Item 3. To receive the report of the Academic Secretary for 2009.
The Academic Secretary Professor Satya Deo presented the outline of the Academic Programme
of the Platinum Jubilee 75th Annual Conference of the Society during December 27  30, 2009.
The following was the actual academic programme that took place during the Conference.
• A Plenary Talk was delivered by R. Balasubramanian
(IMSc, Chennai).
• Prof. M. S. Choudhary (Shivaji University, Kolhapur;
• IMS Memorial Award Lectures were delivered by
Prof. Girija Jayraman
(IIT Delhi ; 23rd P. L. Bhatnagar Memorial Award Lecture);
Prof. M. S. Choudhary
(Shivaji University, Kolhapur ;
20th V. Ramaswamy Aiyer Memorial Award Lecture),
Prof. Ravi Kulkarni
(IIT, Mumbai ; 20th Srinivasa Ramanujan Memorial Award Lecture) and
Prof. A. M. Mathai
(Center for Mathematical Sciences, Pala; 20th Hansraj Gupta Memorial Award Lecture).
• Five Invited Talks were delivered by the experts in their respective areas.
• Six Symposia were organized by the experts in various current topics.
• Nineteen research papers were presented in the “Paper Presentation Competition”
for various Prizes.
• 109 research papers were accepted for regular presentation. Thus, this year there
were total 128 contributed papers for presentations.
Item 4. To receive the report of the Editor of the JIMS for 2009.
Editor, Journal of the Indian Mathematical Society, Prof. N. K. Thakare reported as follows :
• Position of publication of received manuscripts :
The number of manuscripts pending in 2008 : 41
The number of manuscripts received in 2009 : 56
Total : 97
Number of manuscripts accepted in 2009 : 27
Number of manuscripts not accepted in 2009 : 37
Number of manuscripts pending with referees
or under process : 33
Total : 97
• Status of publication of the Journal :
• Vol. 75, Nos. 14 (January – December, 2008) is published and sent to subscribers
in January 2010.
• Vol. 76, Nos. 12 (January – June, 2009) is ready for printing and likely to be published
and dispatched to the subscribers by April 2010.
• Vol. 76, Nos. 34 (July – December, 2009) will be published by August 2010.
The Editor, JIMS wishes to take this opportunity to thank the contributors who submitted
the manuscripts and the learned referees.
The Editor is also thankful to the General Secretary of IMS, Prof. V. M. Shah and the Treasurer
of the Indian Mathematical Society , Prof. S. K. Nimbhorkar for their help. The Editor would like
to offer his heartfelt thanks to his former colleagues Prof. B. N. Waphare and Prof. M. M. Shikare
of Pune University for their unstinted assistance in the matter of publication of the periodicals of the Society.
The credit for the dispatch of both the periodicals of IMS goes to Dr. Vinayak Joshi from Pune University
and we thank him profusely.
There is no backlog of accepted papers.
Item 5: To receive the report of the Editor of the Mathematics Student for 2009.
Editor, The Mathematics Student, Prof. J. R. Patadia reported as follows:
Publication Status :
• The Special Centenary Volume (2007) as well as the Vol. 76, Nos. 1 4, (2007)
of The Mathematics Student are published and distributed.
• The Vol. 77, Nos. 1 4, (2008) of The Mathematics Student is in Press and
soon will be published and distributed. The contents of this volume is
available on the Society's website.
• The Vol. 78, Nos. 1 4, (2009) of The Mathematics Student is expected
tol be published and distributed within eight months.
Manuscript Status :
• 22 manuscripts are received during the period from December 24, 2008 to
December 23, 2009 and 34 manuscripts were reported as pending with the referees
in the last report.
• Out of these total 56 manuscripts, 09 are accepted, 26 are not accepted and 19 are pending
with the referees.
Acknowledgements :
• The Editor takes this opportunity to put on record his sincere thanks and profuse
gratefulness to the referees for their continuous support in our sustained efforts to improve
the standard of the periodical. The Society looks forward to the active assistance in the
constructive referring work from the large pool of well established mathematicians.
• The Editor thanks Prof. B. N. Waphare, Treasurer Prof. S. K. Nimbhorkar and the
Administrative Secretary Prof. S. B. Nimse for their assistance in the distribution work
of the Special Centenary Volume as well as of the Vol. 76, Nos. 1 4, (2007) of The
Mathematics Student.
• The Editor also thanks the Department of Mathematics of the Pune University and
the Pune Press for their assistance in the publication of these volumes.
Call for research contributions: Contributions are welcome and are assured of all the
sincere efforts for prompt processing.
Item 6. To consider the Audited Statement of Accounts for
the year 200809 and budget for the Financial year 201011.
The Treasurer Prof. S K Nimbhorkar presented the Audited Statement of Accounts for 2008 –09
and budget for the Financial year 2010 – 11 for approval.
The audited Statement of Accounts for the year 2008 – 2009 and the Annual Budget for the year
2010 – 2011 presented by the Treasurer are approved.
Item 7. To consider the venue of the Annual Session of the next Conference.
There were two invitations to hold the 76th Annual Conference of the Society in December 2010.
One was from the Vice Chancellor of the Acharya Nagarjun University, Nagarjun Nagar – 522 510,
Dist. Guntur, Andhrapradesh and the other was from the Director of the Sardar Vallabhbhai National
Institute of Technology (SVNIT), Surat 395 007, Gujarat.
The Council gratefully accepted the invitation from the Director of the Sardar Vallabhbhai National
Institute of Technology, Surat395 007, Gujarat to hold the 76th Annual Conference of the Indian
Mathematical Society in December 2010.
Dr. A. K. Shukla, Head, Department of Applied Mathematics and Humanities, Sardar Vallabhbhai
National Institute of Technology will be the Local Organizing Secretary for the Conference
Item 8.To receive the report of the Returning Officer regarding elections.
The returning Officer Prof. A. K. Agarwal reported that no elections were required to be held,
and hence, the following members are declared elected.
1) President for 2010 – 11 :
Prof. R. Sridharan.
(CMI, Chennai).
2) General Secretary :
Prof. V. M. Shah.
(Vadodara).
for a period of three years
w.e.f. April 1, 2010.
3) Academic Secretary. :
Prof. Satya Deo.
(Allahabad).
for a period of three years
w.e.f. April 1, 2010.
4) Treasurer :
Prof. S. K. Nimbhorkar
(Aurangabad).
for a period of three years
w.e.f. April 1, 2010.
5) Editor, JIMS. :
Prof. N. K. Thakare.
(Pune).
for a period of three years
w.e.f. April 1, 2010.
6) Editor, The Mathematics Student. : :
Prof. J. R. Patadia.
(Vadodara).
for a period of three years
w.e.f. April 1, 2010.
7) Three members of the Council : for a period of three years w.e.f. April 1, 2010.
Prof. Ramji Lal
(Allahabad);
Prof. Huzoor Khan
(Aligarh);
Prof. Indrajit Lahiri
(Kalyani);
Item 9. Any other item with the permission of the Chair. NIL
After expressing profuse thanks to the host, the meeting ended with a vote of thanks
to the Chair.
V. M. Shah
General Secretary, IMS.
August 24, 2009.
NOTICE OF THE ANNUAL GENERAL BODY MEETING
The Annual General Body Meeting of the Indian Mathematical Society will be held on December 30, 2010 at
12.15 p.m. at the Department of Mathematics and Humanities, SVNIT, Surat – 395 007 to consider the
following agenda.
All the members of the Society are requested to kindly attend the meeting.
AGENDA
1. To confirm the Minutes of the General Body Meeting held on December 30, 2009 at
Kalasalingam University, Krishnankoil.
2. To receive the report of the General Secretary for 2010.
3. To receive the report of the Academic Secretary for 2010.
4. To receive the report of the Editor of the Journal of the Indian Mathematical Society for 2010.
1. Plenary Lectures :
1. To receive the report of the Editor of the Mathematics Student for 2010.
2. To consider the Audited Statement of Accounts for the year 20092010 and the Budget for the
Financial Year 2011 – 2012.
3. To consider the venue of the Annual Session of the Next Conference to be held in December 2011.
4. Announcement of the results of the following elections:
President for 2011 – 2012, Administrative Secretary for a period of three years w. e. f. April 01, 2011
and Three members of the Council for a period of three years w. e. f. April 01, 2011.
5. Any other item with the permission of the chair.
(Members in good standing are entitled to exercise vote.)
V. M. Shah
General Secretary, IMS.
(Department of Mathematics, The M. S. University of Baroda),
“Anant”, 7, Jay Nagar Society, R. V. Desai Road,
Vadodara – 390 001 (Gujarat), India.
Phone : (R) : 0265 – 2433823.
August 24, 2010.
High lights of the Academic Programme
of the ensuing Conference at SVNIT, Surat.
(Academic Programme Update, if any, will be displayed on the
SVNIT, Surat, Conf Acad Program Update
link from time to time)
Speakers are :
*
M. S. Narasimhan.
(TIFR, Mumbai) :
“”.
*
Raman Parimala
(Dept. of Mathematics, Emory University, USA) :
“ ”.
2. IMS Memorial Award Lectures :
* 24th P. L. Bhatnagar Memorial Award Lecture will be delivered by
Shiv Sankar
(CMI, Chennai) on
“Fourier Series, Arithmetic and Control Theory”
.
* 21st V. Ramaswamy Aiyer Memorial Award Lecture will be delivered by
Prof A. Ojha
(DPMIIIT, Jabalpur)
“ ”.
* 21st Srinivasa Ramanujan Memorial Award Lecture will be delivered by
Mahan Maharaj
(School of Mathematical Sciences, Ramkrishna Mission Vivekanand University, Belur Math, Howrah) on
“ Geometry and dynamics of Kleinian groups ”
* 21st Hansraj Gupta Memorial Award Lecture will be delivered by
Subhash J. Bhatt
(Dept. of Mathematics, S. P. University, Vallabh Vidyanagar Nagar, Gujarat)
“ ”
3. One hour Invited Talks :
* S. M. Bhatwadekar
(TIFR, Mumbai) :
* V. Suresh
(University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad) :
* Madhavan Mukund
(CMI, Chennai) :
“ ”.
* V. D. Sharma
I I T Bombay, Powai, Mumbai) :
“Hyperbolic systems of PDEs and the associated wave phenomena”.
* S. K. Khanduja
(Panjab University, Chandigarh) :
“Eisenstein and Schonemann Irreducibility criteria: Some Applications and
Generalizations".
4. Half an hour Invited Talks :
* C. S. Rajan
(T I F R, Mumbai) :
* Anupam Singh
(IISER, Pune) :
“Real and Strongly Real Classes in PGL_n(q) and PSL_n(q)”
* M. M.Shikare
(University of Pune, Pune) :
“The element splitting operation for graphs, binary matroids and its applications”
* M. S. Mahadeva Naika
(Central College, Bangalore University, Bangalore) :
“Recent works on modular equations and its applications”
* V. K. Katiyar
(I I T Roorkee, Roorkee) :
“Modeling in Health Care Management Systems”
* B. M. Pandey
(IT, B H U, Varanasi) :
5. Symposia :
* On
“Approximation Theory and its applications”
Convener: Huzoor Khan
(AMU, Aligarh).
* On
“ Modelling in Environmental Fluid Mechanics ”
Convener : Girija Jayaraman.
(I. I. T. Delhi, Delhi).
* On
“ ”
Convener : Manjul Gupta.
(I. I. T. Kanpur, Kampur).
* On
“ Developments in Continued Fractions”
Convener : K. C. Prasad.
(University of Ranchi, Ranchi).
* On
“ Mathematics and Information Technology ”
Convener : G. N. Prasanna.
(I I I T, Bangalore).
* On
“ Cohomology of transformation groups ”
Convener : T. B. Singh
(University of Delhi, Delhi).
* On
“ Methods of approximation ”
Convener : (Mrs) P V. Jain.
(R. D. Univedrsity, Jabalpur).
* On
“ special functions and their applications ”
Convener : Arun Verma.
((retired) IIT Roorkee, Roorkee).
NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
* P. L. Bhatnagar Prize for 2010 to Indian Team at 51st IMO.
The 51st International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) was held during July 02–14, 2010
at Astana, Kazakhstan. The Indian team secured the
36th position among 97 countries, winning Two Silver medals, One Bronze medal and
Three Honourable Mention.
Gaurav D Patil
(Pune; Phone: 9423562627, Email: gaurav231992@gmail.com ) was the top scorers with 25 points.
He will be awarded the P.L. Bhatnagar Memorial Prize (carrying a Prize of ` 1000/ and a Certificate)
of the Indian Mathematical Society. The Prize will be awarded to him in the Inaugural Session of the
ensuing 76th Annual Conference of the Society on December 27, 2010 at the Saradar Vallabhbhai
National Institute of Technology, Surat, Gujarat.
The 52nd International Mathematical Olympiad will be held in Netherlands from July 16 – 24, 2011
* Narasingrao Memorial Prize by IMS.
K. R. Vasuki
(Department of Mathematics, Mysore University, Mysore, Karnataka) is the IMS Narasingrao Prize awardee
for the best research paper published in the J. Indian Math. Soc. / The Mathematics Student for the year 2008.
The Prize will be awarded to her in the Inaugural Session of the ensuing 76th Annual Conference of the Society
on December 27, 2010 at the Saradar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, Surat, Gujarat.
* ISCA Annual Session .
The 98th Session of the Indian Science Congress Association will be held at the SRM University, Chennai,
India during January 3  7, 2011. The Focal Theme of the Session will be “Quality Education and
Excellence in Scientific Research in Indian Universities”. Dr. K. C. Pandey, Ph.D., D.Sc, Department of
Zoology, Lucknow University, Lucknow – 226 007 (Phone: 05224017845, Email: pandey_kc43@rediffmail.com)
will preside over the Session.
Prof. Satya Deo (H R I, Allahabad; Email : vcsdeo@yahoo.com) is the Sectional President,
Dr. S. Ahmed Ali (Lucknow; M: 09415583389; EMail: ahmad67@rediffmail.com) is the Recorder and
Dr. K. Ganesan (SRM University, Chennai; Email : ganesank@ktr.srm.univ.ac.in) is the
Local Sectional Secretary for the Mathematical Sciences (including Statistics).
* ISCA Young Scientist Awardee for Mathematical Sciences (including Statistics) for the
year 200910. .
Arabin Kumar Dey, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, IIT, Kanpur, Kanpur – 208016
(Email: arabin@iitk.ac.in) is the ISCA Young Scientist Awardee for the year 200910 for the
Mathematical Sciences (including Statistics).
The IMS congratulates this distinguished young researcher and wishes him the best in his pursuit
of excellence in Mathematics.
* ISCA Awardees for the Year 200910.
Dr. Rajinder Jeet HansGill, Chandigarh, is the ISCA Awardee for SRINIVASA RAMANUJAN BIRTH
CENTENARY AWARD for the year 200910.
Prof. Manindra Agrawal, I I T Kanpur, is the ISCA Awardee for P. C. MAHALANOBIS BIRTH
CENTENARY AWARD for the year 200910.
Prof. Satya Deo, Allahabad, is the ISCA Awardee for M.K. SINGHAL MEMORIAL AWARD for
the year 200910.
The IMS congratulates these distinguished mathematicians and wishes them the best in their pursuit
of excellence in Mathematics.
* INSA Medal for Young Scientist – 2010. .
Amritanshu Prasad , (The Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai) is the INSA Medal awardee
for the Young Scientist – 2010.
The IMS congratulates this distinguished young researcher and wishes him the best in his pursuit of
excellence in Mathematics.
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INDIAN MATHEMATICAL SOCIETY
Council Members 200910
1.
Prof. R. Sridharan.
President.
Chennai Mathematical Institute, H1, SIPCOT IT Park,
Padur Road, Sirusheri – 603 103 (TN), India.
Email:
rsridhar@cmi.ac.in
2.
Prof. Peeyush Chandra.
Immediate Past President.
Department of Mathematics and Statistics,
I. I. T. Kanpur,
Kanpur208 016 (UP), India.
Email:
peeyush@iitk.ac.in
3.
Prof. V. M. Shah.
General Secretary.
(Department of Mathematics, The M. S. University of Baroda),
“Anant”, 7, Jay Nagar Society, R. V. Desai Rd.,
Vadodara – 390 001 (Gujarat), India.
4.
Prof. Satya Deo.
Academic Secretary.
HRI, Chhatnag Road,
Jhusi , Allahabad  211 019 (UP), India.
Email:
vcsdeo@yahoo.com
5.
Dr. S. B. Nimse.
Administrative Secretary.
ViceChancellor, S. R. T. Marathawada University,
Nanded  (MS), India.
Email:
dr.sbnimse@rediffmail.com
6.
Prof. S. K. Nimbhorkar.
Treasurer.
Department of Mathematics, Dr. B. A. M. University,
Aurangabad – 431 004 (MS), India.
Email:
sknimbhorkar@gmail.com
7.
Prof. N. K. Thakare.
Editor, J. Indian Math. Soc.
C/o : Department of Mathematics,
University of Pune,
Pune – 411 007 (MS), India.
Email:
nkthakare@gmail.com
8.
Prof. J. R. Patadia.
Editor, The Math. Student.
(Department of Mathematics, The M. S. University of Baroda),
5, Arjun Park, Near Patel Colony, Behind Dinesh Mill,
Shivananda Marg, Vadodara – 390 007 (Gujarat), India.
Email:
jamanadaspat@gmail.com
9.
Prof. K. Parthasarathy.
Librarian.
Ramanujan Institute for Advanced Study in Mathematics,
University of Madras,
Chennai600 005. (TN), India.
Email:
krishnanp.sarathy@gmail.com
10.
Prof. (Mrs.) M. Shrivastava.
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science,
R. D. Vishwavidyalaya, Pachpedi,
Jabalpur482 001 (MP), India.
Email:
mlshrivastava@rediffmail.com
11.
Prof. Manjul Gupta.
Department of Mathematics and Statistics,
I I T Kanpur, Kanpur  208 016 (UP), India.
Email:
manjul@iitk.ac.in
12.
Prof. S. Bhoosnurmath.
"Paranjyoti", Saptapur, Haliyal Road,
Dharwad  580 001 (Karnataka), India.
Email:
ssbmath@yahoo.com
13.
Prof. B. N. Waphare
Department of Mathematics, University of Pune,
Pune – 411 007 (MS), India.
Email:
bnwaph@math.unipune.ernet.in
14.
Prof. Geetha Rao
90 / 1 (Old 50 / 1), Second Main Road, Gandhi Nagar,
Adyar, Chennai – 600 020 (TN), India.
Email:
geetha_srao@yahoo.com
15.
Prof. P. Sundaram.
12, Alagappa Layout, Mahalingapuram,
Pollachi – 642 002 (TN), India.
Email:
psundaram2001@yahoo.com
16.
Prof. Ramji Lal.
Department of Mathematics,
University of Allahabad,
Allahabad – 211 002 (UP), India.
Email:
ramjilal@mriernet.in ; mathrjl@gmail.com
17.
Prof. Huzoor H. Khan.
Department of Mathematics,
Aligarh Muslim University,
Aligarh – 202 002 (UP), India.
Email:
huzoorkhan@yahoo.com
18.
Prof. Indrajit Lahiri.
Department of Mathematics,
University of Kalyani,
Kalyani – 741 235, Dist. Nadia (WB), India.
Email:
indr9431@dataone.in
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