NEWS LETTER
NO. 26
August, 2011
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.
Permanent Account Number (PAN) of the Society The PAN No. of the Society is AABTT8706D 

Tamilnadu Lifetime Achievement Award for Women2009.
Dr. Geetha Srinivasa Rao, Former Professor, Ramanujan Institute for Advanced Study in Mathematics, University of Madras, Chennai, is awarded Tamilnadu Lifetime Achievement Award for Women2009 in the discipline of Mathematical Sciences. The IMS congratulates this distinguished mathematician and wishes her the best in her pursuit of excellence in Mathematics 
N E W S L E T T E R NO. 26


77th ANNUAL CONFERENCE

The 77th Annual Conference of the Indian Mathematical Society will be held under
the auspices of Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathawada University (SRTM University),
Vishnupuri, Nanded 431 606 (MS), India, during December 27 – 30, 2011 under the Presidentship of Prof. P. K. Banerji, Department of Mathematics, J. N. V. University, Jodhpur  342 005 (Rajasthan), India.
Correspondence pertaining to arrangements for accommodation etc. at SRTM University, Nanded, during the Conference should be addressed to : Dr. S. B. Nimse, Local Organizing Secretary, 77th Annual Conference, and Vice Chancellor, SRTM University, Vishnupuri, Nanded 431 606 , Maharashtra. Phone: (O) : +9102462229282 (M) : 09422434043 Email : dr.sbnimse@rediffmail.com, vcsrtmun@sancharnet.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 77th IMS Annual Conference”
written in a box on the left 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, 2011
(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 as well as in the abstract.
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 Rs. 200/ Those wishing to become Sessional members can also do so by paying Rs. 200/. The amount 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, 2011.
After this date, applications for becoming Sessional members will be accepted only at the venue of the Conference in Nanded during 26th to 30th December, 2011.
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

A.
A. Narsinga Rao Memorial Prize.

areas for these Prizes. This Special Session is held as a part of the Academic Programme with no other parallel session.
IMS Prize : Group1: : Discrete Mathematics (Combinatorics, Graph Theory, Posets), Lattice Theory, Set Theory, Logic, Number Theory and related areas.
IMS Prize : Group2: : Algebraic Geometry, Geometry, Topology, Algebraic Topology, and related areas.
IMS Prize : Group3: : Measure Theory, Probability Theory, Stochastic Processes, and related areas.
IMS Prize : Group4: : Differential / Integral / Functional equations and inequalities, Special Functions , Numerical Analysis and related areas.
IMS Prize : Group5: : Solid Mechanics, Fluid Mechanics, Electromagnetic Theory, Magneto Hydrodynamics, Astronomy, Astrophysics, Relativity and related areas.
IMS Prize : Group6: : Operations Research, Optimization, Computational Mathematics, Information Technology, Biomathematics, History of Mathematics and related areas
AMU Prize : Algebra, Differential Geometry and Functional Analysis.
V M Shah Prize : Real Analysis, Complex Analysis, Fourier Analysis, Harmonic Analysis, Approximation Theory and related areas.
Three / Four judges are appointed by the Council for “Paper Presentation Competition” for deciding the award of various Prizes.
Each of these eight prizes listed above carries a Certificate and a cash amount of
Rs. 1000/.
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, 2011. An Email address must be mentioned in the address of the author in the paper as well as in the abstract. 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. 
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, 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[11pt]{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.
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
• Rs. 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.
• Rs. 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.
Membership of the Society
Life Membership Fees :
Rs. 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.
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.
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, Chennai – 600 005 ever since it was shifted from Pune.
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.
There is a spate of request for photocopies 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 : (O) +914425360357, (M) 09600097799.
Email : thangarajv@yahoo.com
For further information one may contact Prof. V. Thangaraj, Director, Ramanujan Institute for Advanced Study in Mathematics, University of Madras, Chennai, who is the Librarian of the Society.
NOMINATIONS FOR ELECTION TO
THE COUNCIL OF THE SOCIETY
The Council has made the following nominations for elections to the Council:
President: Prof. Huzoor H. Khan, Department of Mathematics, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh – 202 002 (UP) 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, 2012.
As per the convention, the Local Secretary of the current Annual Conference of the Society, Dr. A. K. Shukla, SVNIT, Surat is nominated for election as Member of the Council for a period of three years with effect from April 01, 2012.
The other nominees as Members of the Council for a period of three years with effect from April 01, 2012 are Dr. Mahadev Naika (Bangalore) and Prof. P. K. Jain (Delhi).
Any member of the Society may submit to the Returning Officer, Prof. M. M. Shikare , Department of Mathematics, University of Pune, Pune – 411 007, Maharashtra, 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 5, 2011.
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 10, 2011 with instructions to be returned to him latest by the December 10, 2011.
(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, 2011).
The Returning Officer shall collect the ballot papers returned to him by the members up to December 10, 2011 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, 2012.
MINUTES OF THE ANNUAL GENERAL BODY MEETING
OF THE SOCIETY HELD IN THE SAMIYANA IN THE
CAMPUS OF THE SARDAR VALLABHBHAI
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY,
SURAT, ON DECEMBER 30, 2010 AT 12:15 PM
The Annual General Body Meeting of the Indian Mathematical Society was held on December 30, 2010 at 12:15 p.m. in the Samiyana in the Campus of the Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology (SVNIT), Surat.
Since the President Prof. R. Sridharan had to leave before the meeting, the General Body meeting was presided by the senior most past president Prof. V. M. Shah present in the meeting.
The following business was transacted:
Item 1 : To confirm the Minutes of the General Body Meeting held on December 30, 2009 at Allahabad.
The minutes of the General Body Meeting held at 12.15 p.m. on December 30, 2009 at Allahabad were confirmed.
Item 2 : To receive the report of the General Secretary for 2010.
General Secretary Prof. V. M. Shah reported as follows :
• Two IMS News Letters  No. 23 in March 2010 and No. 24 in August 2010  were published. They are also displayed on the IMS Website.
• Welcoming the delegates of International Congress of Mathematicians – 2010 (ICM, August 19 – 27, 2010, Hyderabad), a profile 1907 – 2010 of the Indian Mathematical Society (32 pages + 4 coloured cover pages) was prepared and published with the cooperation of Prof. Satya Deo, Prof. N K Thakare, Prof. J R Patadia, Prof. S K Nimbhorkar and the family friends of Prof. V M Shah and Prof. J R Patadia. It was distributed to all the delegates of the ICM – 2010.
Prof. S. K. Nimbhorkar, Prof. M. M. Shikare, Prof. B.N. Waphare, Mrs. & Mr. Niraj B. Karande (Hyderabad, family
friends of Prof. B. N. Waphare), Dr. S. B. Nimse and Dr. Vinayak Joshi managed to distribute the copies of this profile to the delegates of the ICM – 2010.
The copies of the News Letters and the profile were sent to all the members of the Society, as also to all the university departments and many colleges in the Country.
• 156 Life Members and 40 Ordinary Members have been enrolled during the year 2010.
• 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 available on the IMS website.
• A. Narasinga Rao Memorial Prize is awarded to
K. R. Vasuki
for his research paper entitled “On certain Ramanujan – Weber type Modular functions” published in the J. Indian Math, Soc. 75 (2008), 173 – 192, adjudged to be the best research paper published in the Journal of the Indian Mathematical Society / The Mathematics Student in the year 2008.
• P. L. Bhatnagar Memorial Prize for 2010 has been awarded to
Gaurav D. Patil
(Pune) for being the top scorer for the Indian Team (25 points) at the 51st International Mathematics Olympiad held at Astana (Kazakstan) during July 02 – 14, 2010.
• K. Subramanian Iyer, former Asst. Librarian of the IMS Library at the Ramanujan Institute for Advanced Study in Mathematics, University of Madras, Chennai, was falicitated for his long and dedicated services from February 1951 to October 2009, till his attainment of the age of Eighty eight (88)
years. A Citation and amount of Rs. 2000/ was presented to him during the inaugural session in absentia as he could not remain present on health ground.
We, on behalf of the Society, wish him a very comfortable and healthy life ahead.
• Efforts are on for getting declared by the Government of India the 22nd December (the birth day of legendary mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan) as a “National Mathematics Day” throughout the Country. A letter to this effect was also written to the then Hon’ble Minister Shri Prithviraj Chavan, then Minister of State (IC), DST. We learnt about his positive response; however, now he is the Chief Minister of Maharashtra. We appeal to all concerned to make efforts for this purpose.
• It may be recalled that the Council of the Indian Mathematical Society at its Meeting held on December 26, 2009 at the Kalasalingam University. Krishnankoil – 626 190 (which was adjourned) and of the adjourned Meeting that was held on December 29, 2009 at 4.30 p.m. at the Kalasalingam University, Krishnankoil – 626 190 during its Platinum Jubilee 75th Annual Conference has resolved the following :
Item 18:
F. Consideration of having Society’s own premises at Pune where the Society was founded.
The Council resolves to take necessary steps to purchase Society’s own premises at Pune and authorizes the General Secretary, IMS, to take necessary measures accordingly on behalf of IMS, and to sign necessary documents.
In this regard, it is a matter of great pleasure to inform that The Indian Mathematical Society has now purchased its own Office premises (a Flat) at a prime location at Pune . The details are as follows :
Address:
Flat No. 301, Third Floor, Shriram Tower
Cooperative Housing Society,
Chhatrapati Shivaji Chowk,
(CTS No. 346 + 347), Aundh,
PUNE – 395 007 (MS).
Area : 900 sq. ft. (83.64 sq. m.).
Cost : 29, 50, 000/ (Rupees Twenty Nine lakhs fifty thousand only).
The purchase documents were signed by the General Secretary Prof. V. M. Shah on September 09, 2010 and they were witnessed by
1. Prof. N. K. Thakare. 2. Prof. J R Patadia.
3. Prof. S. K. Nimbhorkar. 4. Prof. B. N. Waphare.
5. Prof. M. M. Shikare.
• It may also be recalled that the Council of the Indian Mathematical Society at its Meeting held on December 26, 2009 at the Kalasalingam University. Krishnankoil – 626 190 (which was adjourned) and of the adjourned Meeting that was held on December 29, 2009 at 4.30 p.m. at the Kalasalingam University, Krishnankoil – 626 190 during its Platinum Jubilee 75th Annual Conference has resolved the following :
Item 18:
E. Consideration of registration of the Indian Mathematical Society at Pune under Society’s Act 1860.
The Council resolves to take necessary steps to get the Society registered at Pune under Societies’ Act 1860 and authorizes the General Secretary to take necessary steps on behalf of IMS, in connection with thereof.
(Note: Presently the Society is registered at Delhi with Registration No. S – 550, Delhi).
In this regard, all the necessary information that the Registrar’s Office, at Pune, requires has been collected and the work is in Progress.
Item 3. To receive the report of the Academic Secretary for 2010.
Academic Secretary Prof. Satya Deo reported as follows :
A meeting of the Academic Programme Committee (APC) of IMS was held at the Department of Mathematics, University of Pune, Pune, on July 04, 2010. Keeping the suggestions from the members of the APC in mind, three distinguished mathematicians,
Prof. Manjul Bhargava, Prof. R. Parimala and Prof. M. S. Narasimhan, were contacted for plenary talks, and two of them, Prof. R. Parimala and Prof. M. S. Narasimhan agreed to accept our invitation. However, Prof R. Parimala later expressed her regret on health grounds, and Prof M. S. Narasimhan delivered a plenary talk as per details given below.
Plenary Lecture(s) :
• A Plenary lecture was delivered by
M. S. Narasimhan
(FRS, IISc, Bangalore) on “Algebraic Geometry and Analysis”.
Memorial Award Lectures :
The names of four memorial award lecturers were finalized from the nominations received by invitation by the General Secretary from the past presidents, Council members as well as from the floor (through IMS News Letter). As per traditional convention, they were invited by the General Secretary, Prof V. M. Shah, and all
of them accepted the invitation. Details are given below.
• 24th P. L. Bhatnagar Memorial Award Lecture
by
Shiva Shankar
(CMI, Chennai) on “Fourier Series, Arithmetic and Control Theory ”.
• 21st V. Ramaswamy Aiyer Memorial Award Lecture
by
A. Ojha
(DPMIIIT, Jabalpur) on “Certain applications of mathematics in path planning”.
• 21st Srinivasa Ramanujan Memorial Award Lecture
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
by
Subhash J. Bhatt
(Dept. of Mathematics, S. P. University, Vallabh Vidyanagar Nagar, Gujarat). on “C*algebras, uniform Banach algebras and a functional analytic meta theorem”.
Invited Talks.
Twelve mathematicians were contacted for giving invited talks. One hour invited talks were introduced in the IMS for the first time this year. There were five onehour invited talks and 7 half an hour invited talks. However, because of the Gurjar agitation in Rajsthan,
some speakers could not reach the venue of the Conference. The details of the invited talks actually held are given in the following.
One hour Invited talks :
• V. Suresh (University of Hyderabad) on “A Hasse Principle for quadratic forms”.
• Madhavan Mukund (CMI, Chennai) on “Interplay between Automata Theory and Mathematical Logic” .
• V. D. Sharma (IIT Bombay, Powai, Mumbai) on “Hyperbolic systems of PDEs and the associated wave phenomena” .
Half an hour Invited talks :
• C. S. Rajan (TIFR, Mumbai) on “Spectrum and Arithmetic” .
• Anupam Singh (IISER, Pune) on “Real and Strongly Real Classes in finite linear groups”.
• M M Shikare (Pune University) on “The element splitting operation for graphs, matroids and its applications” .
• M. S. Mahadeva Naika (Central Collage, Bangalore University, Bangalore) on “Recent work on Modular equations and its applications”.
• R. D. Giri (University of Bombay, Mumbai) on “Coding Theory for every one – semigroup approach” .
• B. M. Pandeya (IT, BHU) on “CMC Modules over Noetherian rings”.
Symposia :
Eight symposia, each having about 56 invited speakers, were organized this year on different topics. However, because of the Gurjar agitation in Rajsthan, some speakers could not reach the venue of the Conference. The details of actually conducted symposia are given in the following.
• On “Summability operators and Applications”. Convener: Huzoor H. Khan (AMU, Aligarh).
• On “Modeling in Environmental Fluidmechanics” . Convener : Girija Jayaraman (I. I. T. Delhi, Delhi).
• On “Recent advances in Analysis and Operator Theory” . Convener : Manjul Gupta (I I T Kanpur, Kanpur).
• On “Mathematics and Information Technology”. Convener : G. N. Prasanna (IIIT, Bangalore).
• On “Cohomology of Transformation groups”. Convener : Satya Deo (HRI, Allahabad).
• On “Special Functions and their Applications”. Convener : Arun Verma (IIT Roorkee, Roorkee).
• On “Around Continued fractions”. Convener : K C Prasad (University of Ranchi, Ranchi).
Research Papers :
• A total of 170 papers were received for presentation at this Conference out of which 3 papers were not accepted for presentation because they were not in correct format or were below the standard.
A total of 33 papers out of 167 papers were for Paper Presentation Competition for Six IMS Prizes, AMU Prize and VMS Prize. There was one entry for the AMU prize, 9 entries for the VMS prize and 23 entries for various IMS prizes.
Item 4. To receive the report of the Editor of the JIMS for 2010.
Editor of the JIMS, Prof. N. K. Thakare reported as follows:
No. of manuscripts pending with referees or
under process at the end of 2009 : 33
The number of manuscripts received in 2010 : 100
Total : 133
Number of manuscripts accepted in 2010 : 45
Number of manuscripts not accepted in 2010 : 48
Number of manuscripts pending with
referees or under process: 40
Total : 133
• 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. 14 (January – December, 2009) is published and sent to subscribers in August 2010.
• Vol. 77, Nos.14 (January – December, 2010) is published and will be sent to subscribers in January 2011.
• Vol. 78, Nos.12 (January – June, 2011) will be published in June 2011.
• Vol. 78, Nos.34 (July – December, 2011) will be published in November 2011.
The Editor, JIMS wishes to take this opportunity to thank the contributors who submitted the manuscripts and the learned referees, who helped in the evaluation of the manuscripts.
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.
The Editor of JIMS would like to thank authorities of Z. B. Patil College (Dhule) and Vilas Suryawanshi (Dhule) for their technical support.
There is no backlog of accepted papers.
The researchers are requested to submit quality papers to JIMS for publication.
Item 5: To receive the report of the Editor of the Mathematics Student for 2010.
Editor, The Mathematics Student, Prof. J. R. Patadia reported as follows:
Publication Status :
• The Vol. 78, Nos. 1 4, (2009) 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. 79, Nos. 1 4, (2010) of The Mathematics Student is expected
tol be published and distributed within six months.
Manuscript Status:
• 43 manuscripts are received during the period from December 24, 2009 to December 23, 2010 and 19 manuscripts were reported as pending with the referees in the last report.
• Out of these total 62 manuscripts, 14 are accepted, 33 are not accepted and 15 are pending with the referees.
Acknowledgement:
• 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 mathematicians from India and abroad.
• The Editor thanks the Treasurer Prof. S. K. Nimbhorkar and the Administrative Secretary Dr. S. B. Nimse for their assistance in the composing, printing and distribution work of the Vol. 78, Nos. 14, (2009) 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 the Mathematics Student.
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 200910 and budget for the Financial year 201112.
The Treasurer Prof. S K Nimbhorkar presented the Audited Statement of Accounts for 2009 – 10 and budget for the Financial year 2011 – 12 for approval.
The audited Statement of Accounts for the year 2009 – 2010 and the Annual Budget for the year 2011 – 2012 presented by the Treasurer were approved.
Item 7 : To consider the venue of the Annual Session of the next
Conference.
The Council gratefully accepted the invitation from Dr. S. B. Nimse, The Vice Chancellor, SRTM University, Vishnupuri, Nanded  431 606 (MS) to hold the 77th Annual Conference of the Society in December 2011.
It is a pleasure to announce that the invitation to hold the 78th Annual Conference of the Society in December 2012 has been received from Prof. C. S. Bagewadi, Professor and Chairman, Dept. of P G Studies and Research in Mathematics, Kuvempu University, Shimoga, Karnataka. The letter was personally delivered by Dr. S. K. Narasimhamurthy, Chairman, Dept. of P. G. Studies and Research in Computer Science.
The invitation is accepted pending the formal invitation letter from the Vice Chancellor, Kuvempu University, Shimoga, Karnataka.
Item 8 : To receive the report of the Returning Officer regarding
elections.
The returning Officer Prof. V. M. Shah reported that no elections were required to be held, and hence, the following members are declared elected.
I. President for 201112 : Prof. P. K. Banerjee (Jodhpur).
II. Administrative Secretary : Prof. M. M. Shikare. (Pune).
for a period of three years
w. e. f. April 1, 2011.
III. Three members of the Council for a period of three years
w. e. f. April 1, 2011.: Prof. S. Arumugam (Kalasalingam).
Prof. M. A. Sofi (Srinagar, J & K).
Prof. A. K. Srivastava (Varanasi).
Item 9. Any other item with the permission of the Chair.
I. Consideration of the appointment, not the nomination for election, to the Office of the Administrative Secretary of the Society as and when required in future.
( Ordinarily the Administrative Secretary of the Society looks after the composing / typesetting work of the manuscripts of the Society’s both the periodicals, their printing as well as the distribution of the copies of these periodicals. Also, he/she is
required to continuously monitor the Society’s Office work and to look after the Office premises of the Society.
Observing that
• the composing / typesetting work of the manuscripts as well as the printing of the Mathematics Student and the Journal of the Indian Mathematical Society is done at Pune.
• the mailing work of these periodicals is also carried out from Pune – The Mathematics Student being mailed to more than 1600 members,
• the Head quarters (Registered Office) of the Society is now at Pune, and
• the Society has purchased a flat for its Office premises at Pune where the Society was founded more than hundred years ago in April, 1907 ;
it is considered natural that the “election” to the Office of the Administrative Secretary may not be congenial to maintain proper efficiency in continuous monitoring as required by the situation ).
With this background, the Council discussed this matter and it therefore proposed that the Administrative Secretary of the Society be appointed by the Council of the Society. The following was resolved.
It is resolved that the Administrative Secretary of the Society be appointed by the Council as and when required.
II. Consideration of the required amendment in the relevant clause(s) of the Constitution of the Society as necessitated by the resolution in Item 9. I.
The Council resolved to amend the existing Clause 8. (b) (i), Clause 8. (b) (ii) and Clause 8. (b) (iii) of the Constitution of the Society into amended Clause 8. (b) (i), Clause 8. (b) (ii) and Clause 8. (b) (iii) as stated below:
Existing Clause 8. (b)
8.(b)(i) The three Secretaries, the two Editors and the Treasurer shall be elected by the members of the Society for a term of three years and shall be eligible for reelection.
8.(b)(ii) The Librarian shall be nominated by the Council for a term of three years and shall be eligible for renomination.
8.(b)(iii) Notwithstanding any other provision in the Constitution of the Society, a casual vacancy of the Librarian, on account of death or any other reason shall be filled in by the Council for a specific period as may be required.
Clause 8. (b) after the amendment
8.(b)(i) The two Secretaries (General Secretary and Academic Secretary), the two Editors and the Treasurer shall be elected by the members of the Society for a term of three years and shall be eligible for reelection.
8.(b)(ii) The Librarian and the Administrative Secretary shall be appointed by the Council for a term of not exceeding three years and shall be eligible for reappointment.
8.(b)(iii) Notwithstanding any other provision in the Constitution of the Society, a casual vacancy of the Librarian / Administrative Secretary, on account of death or any other reason, shall be filled in by the Council for a specific period as may be required.
For the kind information of the members of the Society :
The amendments in the Constitution of the Society as adopted in Item 9.II were unanimously adopted by the General Body of the Society in its Meeting held on December 30, 2010 at 12.15 p.m. in the Samiyana in the Campus of Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, Surat, Gujarat.
The General Body recorded a vote of thanks to the SVNIT, for hosting the Conference.
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, 2011.
NOTICE OF THE ANNUAL GENERAL BODY MEETING
The Annual General Body Meeting of the Indian Mathematical Society will be held on December 30, 2011 at 12.15 p.m. at the Department of Mathematics, Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathawada University (SRTM University), Vishnupuri, Nanded  431 606 (MS), 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, 2010 at SVNIT, Surat.
2. To receive the report of the General Secretary for 2011.
3. To receive the report of the Academic Secretary for 2011.
4. To receive the report of the Editor of the Journal of the Indian Mathematical Society for 2011.
5. To receive the report of the Editor of the Mathematics Student for 2011.
6. To consider the Audited Statement of Accounts for the year 20102011 and the Budget for the Financial Year 2012 – 2013.
7. To consider the venue of the Annual Session of the Next Conference to be held in December 2012.
It may be noted that the invitation to hold the 78th Annual Conference of the Society in December 2012 has been received from Prof. C. S. Bagewadi, Professor and Chairman, Dept. of P G Studies and Research in Mathematics, Kuvempu University, Shimoga, Karnataka. The letter was personally delivered by Dr. S. K. Narasimhamurthy, Chairman, Dept. of P. G. Studies and Research in Computer Science.
The invitation is accepted pending the formal invitation letter from the Vice Chancellor, Kuvempu University, Shimoga, Karnataka.

1. Plenary Lectures :
High lights of the Academic Programme
of the ensuing Conference at SRTM University, Nanded.
(Academic Programme Update, if any, will be displayed on the
SRTM University, Nanded, Conf Acad Program Update
link from time to time)
Speakers are :
• Raman Parimala.
(Dept. of Mathematics, Emory University, USA) :
• Dinesh Singh
(VC, Delhi University, Delhi)
• Ravi Kulkarni.
(IIT Mumbai, Powai, Mumbai) :
2. IMS Memorial Award Lectures :
• 25th P. L. Bhatnagar Memorial Award Lecture will be delivered by
Rama Bhargava
(IIT Roorkee, Roorkee) on
“?”
.
• 22nd V. Ramaswamy Aiyer Memorial Award Lecture will be delivered by
Prof Geetha S. Rao
(Chennai)
“ Tools and Techniques in Approximation Theory ”.
• 22nd Srinivasa Ramanujan Memorial Award Lecture will be delivered by
B. Ramakrishnan
(HRI, Allahabad) on
“ Modular forms of halfintegral weight ”
• 22nd Hansraj Gupta Memorial Award Lecture will be delivered by
Ajai Choudhry
(Dean, Foreign Service Institute, New Delhi)
“ Some diophantine problems concerning perfect powers of integers ”
* 10th Ganesh Prasad Memorial Award Lecture will be delivered by
Gadadhar Mishra
(IISc, Bangalore)
“ Differentiation (?)! ”
3. Half an hour Invited Talks :
• Chanchal Kumar
(IISER, Mohali) :
• Vinayak Joshi
(University of Pune, Pune) :
"On zero divisor graphs of posets"
• U. C. De
(University of Calcutta, Kolkata) :
"Certain Generalisations of Einstein Manifolds with Applications to Relativity"
• S. S. Khare
(NEHU, Shillong) :
• V. Lokesh
(Acharya Inst. of Technology, Bangalore) :
“An Excursion on Mathematical means”
• R. K.Yadav
(Jodhpur University, Jodhpur) :
• B. Rai
(University of Allahabad) :
• M. M. Tripathi
(BHU, Varanasi) :
“ChenRicci inequalities for Riemannian submanifolds”
• Mohan Kadalbaju
(IIT, Kanpur) :
• K. Srinivasa :
(IMSc, Chennai):
“On the zeros of Riemann zetafunction: some recent results”
• G. S. Khadekar
(RTM Nagpur University, Nagpur) :
• Cenap Ozel
(Turkey, cenap.ozel@gmail.com) :
4. Symposia :
• On
“ Functions of Matrix Argument and Applications”
Convener : A. M. Mathai.
(Center for Math. Sciences, Pala).
• On
“Extremal Graph Theory”
Convener: B. N. Waphare
(University of Pune, Pune).
• On
“Ramanujanyesterday and today”
Convener : M. A. Pathan.
(AMU, Aligarh).
• On
“ Analysis and related fields”
Convener : Rajiv Srivastava
(IBSc, Agra).
• On
“ Topology”
Convener : V. Kannan.
(Hyderabad Uni.) :
• On
“Modeling and Uncertainty Analysis”
Convener : D. Datta
(BARC Mumbai) :
•
Special Session :
There will be a special Session of oneandhalf hour for SAARC mathematicians.
NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
• P. L. Bhatnagar Prize for 2011 to Indian Team at 52nd IMO.
The 52nd International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) was held during July 13–24, 2011 at Amsterdam, Netherland. The Indian team secured the
23rd position among 101 countries, winning One Gold Medal, One Silver Medal, Two Bronze Medals and Two Honourable Mention.
Akashnil Dutta
(Barrackpore, akashnil07@gmail.com , akashnil@mit.edu)
was the top scorer with 28 points. He will be awarded the P. L. Bhatnagar Memorial Prize (carrying a Prize of Rs. 1000/ and a Certificate) of the Indian Mathematical Society. The Prize will be awarded to him in the Inaugural Session of the ensuing 77th Annual Conference of the Society on December 27, 2011 at the SRTM University, Vishnupuri, Nanded  431 606 (MS).
The 53rd International Mathematical Olympiad will be held in Mar del Plata (Argentina) during July 04  16, 2012.
• Narasingrao Memorial Prize by IMS.
B. B. Waphare
(Maeer's MIT Arts, Commerce and Science College, Alandi (D), Ta. Khed, Dist. Pune, 412 105, (MS), Email: balasahebwaphare@gmail.com ; bbwaphare@mitpune.com ) is the IMS Narasinga Rao Prize Awardee for the best research paper entitled “The pseudoDifferential type operator and Hankel type transformation associated with Bessel type operator” published in the J. Indian Math. Soc. for the year 2009. The Prize will be awarded to him in the Inaugural Session of the ensuing 77th Annual Conference of the Society on December 27, 2011 at the SRTM University, Vishnupuri, Nanded  431 606 (MS).
• ISCA Annual Session .
The 99th Session of the Indian Science Congress Association will be held at the K I I T University, Bhubaneshwar, Odisha, India, during January 3  7, 2012. The Focal Theme of the Session will be “Science and Technology for Inclusive InnovationRole of Women”. Prof. Geetha Bali, Vice Chancellor, Karnataka State Women's University, Bijapur  586101, Karnataka, India (Tel. +918352240023 ; Email: gbgpisca99@gmail.com) will preside over the Session.
Prof. Ashis Sengupta,
Applied Statistics Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, 203, B. T. Road, Kolkata  700108, Email: ashis@isical.ac.in is the Sectional President for the section of Mathematical Sciences (including Statistics).
• ISCA Young Scientist Awardee for Mathematical Sciences (including Statistics) for the year 201011. .
Ms. A. Sathya,
Department of Mathematics, Gandhigram Rural
University (Deemed University), Dindigul District – 624302, Tamilnadu (Email:sathi.pappa@gmail.com) is the ISCA Young Scientist Awardee
for the year 201011 for the Mathematical Sciences (including Statistics).
The IMS congratulates this distinguished young researcher and wishes her the best in her pursuit of excellence in Mathematics.
• ISCA Awardees for the Year 201011.
Prof. Allam Appa Rao
ViceChancellor, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Kakinada533003, A.P, is the ISCA Awardee for SRINIVASA RAMANUJAN BIRTH CENTENARY AWARD for the year 201011.
Prof. Parameswaran Sankaran,
IMSc, Chennai, is the ISCA Awardee for M. K. SINGHAL MEMORIAL AWARD for the year 201011.
The IMS congratulates these distinguished mathematicians and wishes them the best in their pursuit of excellence in Mathematics.
• INSA Medal for Young Scientist – 2011. .
Dr. Kingshook Biswas ,
(Department of Mathematics, Ramakrishna Mission, Vivekananda University, P.O. Belur Math, Distt. Howrah (West Bengal) is the INSA Medal awardee for the Young Scientist – 2011.
The IMS congratulates this distinguished young researcher and wishes him the best in his pursuit of excellence in Mathematics.
INDIAN MATHEMATICAL SOCIETY
Council Members 201112
1.
Prof. P. K. Banerji
President.
Department of Mathematics, J. N. V. University,
Jodhpur – 342 005 (Rajasthan), India.
Email:
banerjipk@yahoo.com
2.
Prof. R. Sridharan.
Immediate Past President.
Chennai Mathematical Institute, H1, SIPCOT IT Park,
Padur Road, Sirusheri – 603 103 (TN), India.
Email:
rsridhar@cmi.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:
sdeo94@gmail.com
5.
Prof. M. M. Shikare.
Administrative Secretary.
Department of Mathematics, University of Pune,
Pune  411 007(MS), India.
Email:
mms@math.unipune.ac.in
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. V. Thangaraj.
Librarian.
Ramanujan Institute for Advanced Study in Mathematics,
University of Madras,
Chennai600 005. (TN), India.
Email:
thangarajv@yahoo.com
10.
Prof. B. N. Waphare
Department of Mathematics, University of Pune,
Pune – 411 007 (MS), India.
Email:
bnwaph@math.unipune.ernet.in
11.
Prof. Geetha Rao
90 / 1 (Old 50 / 1), Second Main Road, Gandhi Nagar,
Adyar, Chennai – 600 020 (TN), India.
Email:
geetha_srao@yahoo.com
12.
Prof. P. Sundaram.
12, Alagappa Layout, Mahalingapuram,
Pollachi – 642 002 (TN), India.
Email:
psundaram2001@yahoo.com
13.
Prof. Ramji Lal.
Department of Mathematics,
University of Allahabad,
Allahabad – 211 002 (UP), India.
Email:
ramjilal@mriernet.in ; mathrjl@gmail.com
14.
Prof. Huzoor H. Khan.
Department of Mathematics,
Aligarh Muslim University,
Aligarh – 202 002 (UP), India.
Email:
huzoorkhan@yahoo.com
15.
Prof. Indrajit Lahiri.
Department of Mathematics,
University of Kalyani,
Kalyani – 741 235, Dist. Nadia (WB), India.
Email:
indr9431@dataone.in
16.
Prof. S. Arumugam.
Director (R & D), Kalasalingam University,
Anand Nagar, Krishnankoil – 626190,
(Via) Srivilliputtur, Dist. Virudunagar (TN), India.
Email:
s.arumugam.klu@gmail.com
17.
Prof. A. K. Srivastava.
Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science,
Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi – 221 005 (UP), India.
Email :
arunksrivastava@gmail.com
18.
Prof. M. A. Sofi.
Department of Mathematics,
Kashmir University,
Srinagar – 190 006, (J & K), India.
Email :
aminsofi@rediffmail.com