NEWS LETTER
NO. 27
March, 2012
(issued: May 12, '12)
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.
Padma Bhusan Award – 2012
An honour of "Padma Bhushan" is conferred upon Professor M. S. Raghunathan (I I T Bombay; formerly at TIFR, Mumbai) by the President, Government of India, in 2012. The IMS congratulates this distinguished mathematician and wishes him the best in his pursuit of excellence in Mathematics. 
• The Govt. of India has declared
22nd December ,
the birthday of the legendary mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan, as the
National Mathematics Day.
• The Govt. of India has declared 2012 as the National Mathematics Year . 
• 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.

Ensuing 78th Annual Conference of the Society.
The ensuing 78th Annual Conference of the Society will be held under the auspices of Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi  221 005 (UP), during January 22 – 25, 2013 . 
Permanent Account Number (PAN) of the Society
The PAN No. of the Society is AABTT8706D 
N E W S L E T T E R NO. 27
77th ANNUAL CONFERENCE : Highlights
The 77th Annual Conference of the Indian Mathematical Society was held at Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University (SRTM University), Vishnupuri, Nanded  431 606 , Maharashtra, from December 27, 2011 to December 30, 2011 under the Presidentship of Prof. P. K. Banerji (J. N. V. University, Jodhpur). The Conference was attended by more than 500 delegates. Two Presidential Addresses (General and Technical), Two Plenary Lectures (by Prof. R. Parimala (Emory University, USA) and Prof. Ravi Kulkarni (I I T Bombay, Powai, Mumbai)) Three Memorial Award Lectures and Ten half an hour invited lectures were delivered. Also, five Symposia were organized during the Conference. Moreover, in all 160 research papers were accepted for presentation at the Conference including 20 research papers for the Paper Presentation Competition for various Prizes.
March, 2012
I M S
INDIAN MATHEMATICAL SOCIETY
The Conference was inaugurated by the Chief Guest Hon'ble Shri. D. P. Sawant, Minister of State, Higher and Technical Education, Special Assistance and nonconventional energy, Medical education, government of Maharashtra, Mumbai, in the forenoon of December 27, 2011. The function was presided by Prof. P. K. Banerji. Dr. S. B. Nimse, ViceChancellor, SRTM University and Local Organizing Secretary of the Conference offered a warm welcome to the
delegates. On behalf of the General Secretary Prof. V. M. Shah, Prof. N. K. Thakare spoke about the Indian Mathematical Society and expressed his sincere and profuse thanks, on behalf of the Society, to the host for organizing the Conference. The Academic Secretary Prof. Satya Deo reported about the academic programmes of the Conference. Prof. N. K. Thakare reported about (i). A. Narasinga Rao Memorial Prize that is awarded to B. B. Waphare for his research paper adjudged to be the best research paper published in the Journal of the Indian Mathematical Society / The Mathematics Student in the year 2009; and (ii). P. L. Bhatnagar Memorial Prize that is presented to Akashnil Dutta (Kolkata), the top scorer from the Indian Team with 28 points at the 52nd International Mathematical Olympiad.
Prof. P. K. Banerji delivered his Presidential address (General) on “UNSINKABLE MATHEMATICS THAT IS SINKING”. The function ended with a vote of thanks by the host.
Prof. P. K. Banerji delivered his Presidential address (technical) “THREE MOST GENERALIZED INTEGRALS OF THE 20th CENTURY” which was presided by Prof. N. K. Thakare, senior most past president of the Society present in the Conference.
Details of the Plenary Lecture :
1. Prof. Ravi S. Kulkarni
(I I T Bombay, Powai, Mumbai) delivered a
Plenary Lecture
on “FCONJUGACY”. Chairperson : Prof. Satya Deo.
2. Prof. Raman Parimala
(Emory University, U. S. A.) delivered a
Plenary Lecture
on “TRACE FORMS”.
Chairperson : Prof. Ravi Kulkarni.
Details of the Memorial Award Lectures:
1. The 25th P. L. Bhatnagar Memorial Award Lecture
could not be delivered.
2. The 22nd V. Ramaswami Aiyar Memorial Award Lecture
was delivered by
Geetha S. Rao
(Ramanujan Institute of Advanced Study in Mathematics, Chennai) on
“Tools and Techniques in Approximation Theory
.”.
Chairperson : P. K. Banerji.
3. The 22nd Srinivasa Ramanujan Memorial Award Lecture
was delivered by
B. Ramakrishnan
(HRI, Allahabad) on
“Modular forms of half integral weight”
Chairperson : Satya Deo.
4. The 22nd Hansraj Gupta Memorial Award Lecture
was delivered by
Ajai Choudhry
(Dean, Foreign Service Institute, Delhi) on
“Some Diophantine problems concerning perfect powers of integers ”.
Chairperson : J. R. Patadia.
Details of various prizes awarded by the Society :
1. A. Narasinga Rao Memorial Prize.
This prize is awarded to
B. B. waphare
(Maeer's MIT Arts, Commerce and Science. College, Alandi (D), Ta. Khed, Dist. Pune412105, Maharashtra, (bbwaphare@mitpune.com; balasahebwaphare@gmail.com) for his research paper entitled “The pseudodifferential type operator and Hankel type transformation associated with Besseltype operators” published in the J. Indian Math, Soc. 76 (2009), 187 – 200 and adjudged to be the best research paper published in the Journal of the Indian Mathematical Society / The Mathematics Student in the year 2009
2. P. L. Bhatnagar Memorial Prize.
For the year 2011, this prize is presented to
Akashnil Dutta
(Kolkata) for being the top scorer for the Indian Team (28 points) at the 52nd International Mathematics Olympiad (IMO) that was held during July 1324, 2011 at Amsterdam, Netherlands.
3. Various prizes for the Paper Presentation Competition:
A total of 20 papers were received for Paper Presentation Competition for Six IMS Prizes, AMU Prize and VMS Prize. There were 14 entries for six IMS prizes, 03 entries for the AMU prize and 03 entries for the VMS prize.
Professors Satya Deo (Chairperson), Huzoor H. Khan, M. A. Sofi and J. R. Patadia were the judges.
Following is the result for the award of various prizes:
IMS Prize  Group1: 06 Presentations. Prize is awarded to:
H. S. Ramananda,
Joseph Engineering College, Mangalore575028.
IMS Prize – Group2: 02 Presentations. Prize is awarded to:
Jaspreet Kaur,
University of Delhi, Delhi.
IMS Prize – Group3 : 01 Presentation. Prize not awarded.
IMS Prize – Group4: 03 Presentations. Prize is awarded to:
Pratima Rai,
Punjab University, Chandigarh  160 014.
IMS Prize – Group5: No Presentation. Prize not awarded.
IMS Prize – Group6: 01 Presentation. Prize not awarded.
AMU Prize : 02 Presentations. Prize is awarded to:
Anil S. Khairnar,
A. G. College, Pune.
V M Shah Prize : 02 Presentations. Prize not awarded.
Details of Invited Lectures delivered :
• Chanchal Kumar (IISER, Mohali) on “Alexander Duals of monomial ideals”. • Vinayak Joshi (University of Pune, Pune) on “On zero divisor graphs of Posets • S. S. Khare (NEHU, Shillong) on “Span of some specific manifolds” . • S. K. Khanduja (Mohali, Chandigarh) on “Irreducible polynomials”. • V. Lokesh Acharya (Institute of Technology, Bangalore) on “An excursion on mathematical means” • K. Srinivas (IMSc, Chennai) on “On zeros of Riemann zetafunction: some recent results”. • G. S. Khadekar (RTM Nagpur University, Nagpur) on “The Universe : What is Man?” • Selby Jose (Mumbai) on “ ” • S. M. Padhye (RLT PG College, Akola) on “On Atsuji space, Lspaces, Uniformly approachable spaces and compactness related concepts” Details of the Symposia organized : 1. On “Topology” Convener: V. Kannan (Central University, Hyderabad). Speakers : • Sharan Gopal (Central University, Hyderabad) : “Periodic points of homeomorphisms on some compact metric spaces”. • Zohreh Vaziry (Pune University, Pune) : “Nearness on Boolean frames ”. 
• Dieter Leseberg
(presented by Zohreh Vaziry) : “Bounded proximities and related nearness”.
• V. Kannan
(Central University, Hyderabad) : “Extension without further periodic points”.
2. On “Extremal Graph Theory”.
Convener: B. N. Waphare (University of Pune, Pune).
Speakers :
• B. N. Waphare
(University of Pune, Pune): “Domination and fault tolerance in hypercubes”.
• S. Arumugam
(Kalaslingam University, Krishnankoil): “Extremal graph theory for metric dimension ”.
• Ambat Vijay Kumar
(CUST, Cochin): “Studies in graph spectra and energy – a survey”.
• Yashwant Borse (University of Pune, Pune): "Critically connected graphs and matroids".
3. On “Methods of Approximation”.
Convener: Smita Naik (Defence Institute of Advanced Technology, Pune).
Speakers :
• Rajendra Deodhar
(DIAT, Pune) : “Neural Networks”.
• Tanmoy Som
(BHU, Varanasi) : “Concepts of soft sets, soft relation, Fuzzy soft relation and Vague soft sets”.
• S. V. Ingale
(New Arts, Science and Commerce College, Ahmadnagar ): “Uncertainty Quantification in Probabilistic safety analysis using dempstershafer Theory ”.
• Smita Naik
(DIAT, Pune): “Applications of Mathematical Modelling and Simulation in Defence”
4. On “Ramanujan – yesterday and today”
Convener: M. A. Pathan (AMU, Aligarh).
Speakers :
• A. K. Agarwal
(Punjab University, Chandigarh): “New Partition Theoretic Interpretations of RogersRamanujan Identities”.
• S. N. Singh
(PU, Jaunpur) : “On transformation formulae for elliptic hypergeometric series ”..
• M. S. Mahadev Naika
(Bangalore University, Bangalore): “A brief survey on continued fractions of Ramanujan”.
• S. Ahmad Ali
(BBD University, Lucknow): “On qseries transformations and Ramanujans Partial Theta Function identities”.
5. On “Analysis and related fields”
Convener : Rajiv Srivastava (I B S, Agra)..
Speakers :
• A. P. Singh
(CURAJ, Ajmer) : “Some applications of approximation theory in complex Dynamics”.
• Indrajit Lahiri
(Kalyani University, Kalyani) : “Nevanlinna’s five and four value theorems and allied results”.
• Rajiv K. Srivastava
(I B S, Agra): “Bicomplex Analysis : State of Art ”.
• P. K. Banerji
(JNV University, Jodhpur): “Applications of Fractional Calculus”.
• S. K. Nimbhorkar
(Dr. B A M University, Aurangabad): “Some Concepts from Analysis in Lattices and Posets”
6. On “Teaching and research of Mathematics in SAARC Countries”
Convener: S. B. Nimse (SRTM University, Nanded).
Speakers :
• Dil Bahadur Gurung
(Kathmandu University, Nepal): "Teaching and Research of Mathematics in Nepal”.
• Buddhi Prasad Sapkota
(Tribhuwan University, Nepal) : "Critical Thinking Strategies in Nepal”
• Saraswati Acharya
(Kathmandu University, Nepal): “Time Dependent Mathematical Model for Tempreture Distribution on Layered Human Dermal Part”.
• Mahameed Rasheed
(Maldives National University, Maldives) and Ali Arif (Maldives) : “current status of higher education in Maldives”.
• P. K. Banerji
(JNV University, Jodhpur) :”Architects of Mathematical Aristocracy”
• D. K. Sinha
(Kolkata University, Kolkata): “ Whither a roadmap for an evolving SAARC Mathematics?”
• Zebun Nisa Khan
(AMU, Aligarh): “Teaching of Mathematics”
7. On “Careers in Higher Mathematics” .
Convener: S. B. Nimse (SRTM University, Nanded).
Speakers :
• Satya Deo
(HRI, Allahabad),
• Amin Sofi
(University of Kashmir, Kashmir),
• A Vijaykumar
(CUST, Cochin).
• S. B. Nimse
(SRTM University, Nanded).
General Body Meeting
The General Body Meeting was held at 12.15 p.m. on December 30, 2011 in the Senate Hall of the Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University, Nanded..
The General Body Meeting was followed by the Valedictory Function. Various Prizes were awarded to the winners of Paper Presentation Competition during the Valedictory Function.
Profuse thanks and gratefulness were expressed to the host by the Office bearers and delegates for organizing a very successful Conference.
Memorial Award Lectures
During every Annual Conference of the Society, the following Memorial Award Lectures are arranged as a part of the Academic Programme (each award lecture is of one hour duration with no other parallel session) :
1. P. L. Bhatnagar Memorial Award Lecture (Instituted in 1987).
2. Srinivasa Ramanujan Memorial Award Lecture (Instituted in 1990).
3. V. Ramaswamy Aiyer Memorial Award Lecture (Instituted in 1990).
4. Hansaraj Gupta Memorial Award Lecture (Instituted in 1990).
5. Ganesh Prasad Memorial Award Lecture (Instituted in 1993 ; and delivered every alternate year).
Each of these Lectures carry a token honorarium of Rs. 2500/ along with a citation.
• Members of the Society are requested to suggest the names of the prospective speakers, along with their brief writeup, for these awards. The suggestions may be sent to the General Secretary Professor V. M. Shah.
Award of Various Prizes
A. A. Narasinga 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 Rs. 2000/ along with a Certificate.
The Prize is 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 is 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. 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.
B. 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 prize of Rs.1000/ and a Certificate. The Prize is presented during the Inaugural Session of the Annual Conference of the Indian Mathematical Society.
C. Various Prizes for Research Paper Presentation.
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 various Prizes to be awarded to the best research papers presented. This Special Session is held as a part of the Academic Programme with no other parallel session.
Following are the areas and the grouping for these prizes :
1. IMS Prizegroup1 : Discrete Mathematics (Combinato
rics, Graph Theory, Posets), Lattice Theory, Set Theory,
Logic, Number Theory and related areas.
2. IMS Prizegroup2 : Algebraic Geometry, Geometry,
Topology, Algebraic Topology, and related areas.
3. IMS Prizegroup3 :. Measure Theory, Probability
Theory, Stochastic Processes, and related areas.
4. IMS Prizegroup4 : Differential / Integral / Functional equations and inequalities, Special Functions , Numerical Analysis and related areas.
5. IMS Prizegroup5 : Solid Mechanics, Fluid Mechan
ics, Electromagnetic Theory, Magneto Hydrodynamics,
Astronomy, Astrophysics, Relativity and related areas.
6. IMS Prizegroup6 : Operations Research, Optimizati
on 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 respective year.
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.
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.
• All the Heads of the Departments / Institutions and the Research Supervisors are requested to encourage their research workers for participation in this competition.
All the research papers intended to be presented for prizes or otherwise during the ensuing Annual Conference of 2012 should be sent to Professor Satya Deo, Academic Secretary, IMS, on or before October 31, 2012. The manuscript and the abstract of the papers intended for presentation be prepared as suggested later on in the “Manuscript Style” paragraph.
Only Members of the Society are entitled to participate in the Academic Programmes or present their papers in the Conferences. In case of joint authorship of a manuscript, all the authors are required to be members of the Society.
Further details for sending such papers will be announced in the next (August) News Letter.
IMS Sponsored Lectures
To popularize mathematics and to create awareness regarding the Society and its activities in the Country, the Society has a Scheme of Sponsored Lectures. It provides a token support of Rs. 1000/ to a number of Departments / Institutions for organizing popular and semi technical lectures.
Members arranging such lectures are required to send the report of the arranged lectures to The Treasurer, IMS, with a copy to The Editor, The Mathematics Student.
Society intends to enhance this activity of organizing such lectures at more and more centers. Members desirous to organize such lectures at their centers may write to the General Secretary Professor V. M. Shah through their respective heads.
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
(Math. Student ;the Mathematics 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 : Copy right of the articles published in the Journal or the 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
Professor N. K. Thakare,
Editor, J. Ind. Math. Soc.,
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
Professor J. R. Patadia,
Editor, The Mathematics Student.
(Department of Mathematics,The M. S. University of Baroda).
5, Arjun Park, Near Patel Colony, Behind Dinesh Mill,
Shivananda 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 (2010).
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 as well as in the Mathematics Student shall be entitled to receive soft copy (PDF file with watermarked as ‘Author’s copy”) of the paper published.
There are no page charges for publications in the Journal as well as in the Mathematics Student. However, if author(s) (whose paper is accepted for publication in any of the IMS periodicals) is (are) unable to send the LaTeX file of the accepted paper, then a charge Rs. 100 (US $ 10) per page will be levied for LaTex typesetting charges.
Subscriptions
* Annual subscription for the Journal / the Mathematics Student :
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 $1000/ for those residing outside India  referred to as International Life Members ). The Life Members of the Indian Mathematical Society with their mailing addresses in India or the International Life Members are entitled to a FREE copy of the Mathematics
Student for their personal use (not for sale/resale). They can subscribe the Journal at Rs.1500/ (US$ 35/) for their personal use (not for sale/resale).
Ordinary Annual Membership Fees :
Rs.250/ ( US $100/ for those residing outside India ).
Sessional Membership Fees :
Rs. 250/ ( 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 the 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 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 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 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 : 044 – 25360357 ; Email :
riasm@md3.vsnl.net.in
For further information one may contact The Director of The Ramanujan Institute for Advanced Study in Mathematics who is the Librarian of the Society.
Donation of Rs. 1,00,000/ by Prof. Ravi S. Kulkarni.
Prof Ravi S Kulkarni (IIT Bombay) has donated Rs. 1,00,000/(Rupees one lakh) to the Society for annually organizing a one day program of lectures/interactions and problem solving sessions for the undergraduate/graduate students of mathematics of universities and degree colleges in the country, in the memory of late mathematicians V. K. Patodi / K. Minakshisundram. The participants in the programme are
supposed to be from the University as well as from the local colleges of the university center and the resource persons are to be invited from anywhere in the country. The amount including accrued interest is required to be utilized within five to seven years. The Society acknowledges with thanks the graceful donation and greatly appreciates it.
Donation of ` 50,000/ by Prof. D. N. Verma.
Prof. D. N. Verma (Retd. Professor, TIFR, Mumbai) has donated Rs. 50,000/(Rupees fifty thousand) to the Society. The Society acknowledges with thanks the graceful donation and greatly appreciates his love and affection for the Society.
Guidelines for acceptance of Donations to the Society
1. There will not be any further institution of Memorial Award Lectures. (This point was discussed in the earlier meetings of the Council and such was the consensus).
2. The donation amount will not be less than Rupees Five Lacs. (There could be an upward revision of this amount from time to time).
3. The donor may be an individual or a trust or a group of individuals.
4. The Indian Mathematical Society will solely and independently own the amount donated to it.
5. A prospective donor should approach the General Secretary of the Indian Mathematical Society with an Offer. Keeping with the spirit of this Policy Guide lines and if so felt necessary, referring to the Council whether the proposal be negotiated or not, in his wisdom, the General Secretary will negotiate the terms and conditions for each donation proposal and will put it before the Council for its consideration and approval. The Council
will deliberate on the proposal, and after modifications, if any, may accept the proposal through a special resolution with specific details mentioning the terms and conditions. This will be published in the IMS News Letter after the Donor agrees to the resolution of the Council.
6. Ordinarily during every Annual Conference of the Society there are several Invited Lectures and Symposia running in parallel sessions. One of these academic programmes may be permanently marked / identified as “so and so sponsored programme in the (fond) memory of ” or “so and so sponsored programme in the honour of ” as per the wish of each donor by the Council. This programme may be arranged in a parallel session during the Conference.
7. Each year, the Council through its Academic Planning Committee (APC) will be the final authority in this regard to finalize the name of a speaker of an invited talk or the names of the symposia speakers for this sponsored programme. The modus operandi for identifying the speaker(s) may be decided by the Council.
The invited speaker(s) will be the guest of the host institution. In case of an honourarium, if any, to the invited speaker, the amount of the honourarium will not exceed the honourarium amount for the existing Memorial Award Lectures.
8. Ordinarily train travel to the extent of AC2 Tier be reimbursed. However, in special cases the domestic air travel may be considered.
9. Not withstanding the above,
(A). An offer of a donation with a stipulated purpose (not as part of the corpus), may be accepted by the Council on its merit.
(B). An offer of a donation of any amount in general, without any stipulated conditions, may be accepted by the Council on its merit as a part of the General Purpose Corpus.
The Council reserves its right whether or not a particular donation be accepted.
Green initiative taken by the Society
– A fervent appeal to all members of the Society
As a part of the “Green Initiative” taken by the Society (for further details, refer Society’s website
(www.indianmathsociety.org.in ),
the Council of the Society has decided
to send on line the soft copy of the Mathematics Student / give on line access to the Mathematics Student to all the Life members instead of supplying the hard copy.
For this purpose, all the members of the Society are requested to register their email address on line, along with Name and the Unique Membership Number therein, to Dr. J. R. Patadia on
imsgoesgreen@gmail.com
or
jamanadaspat@gmail.com
so that further necessary action can be taken.
V. M. Shah, General Secretary, IMS.
(Dept. of Mathematics, The M. S. University of Baroda),
“Anant”, 7 , Jay Nagar Society, R. V. Desai Rd.
Vadodara – 390 001 (Gujarat), India.
Phone (R) : 0265 – 2433823.
March 25, 2012..
INDIAN MATHEMATICAL SOCIETY
Council Members 201213
1.
Prof. Huzoor H. Khan.
President.
Department of Mathematics, Aligarh Muslim University,
Aligarh  202 002 (UP), India.
Email:
huzoorkhan@yahoo.com
2.
Prof. P. K. Banerji.
Immediate Past President.
Department of Mathematics, J. N. V. University,
Jodhpur – 342 005 (Rajasthan), India.
Email:
banerjipk@yahoo.com
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. Ramji Lal.
Department of Mathematics,
University of Allahabad,
Allahabad – 211 002 (UP), India.
Email:
ramjilal@mriernet.in ; mathrjl@gmail.com
11.
Prof. Indrajit Lahiri.
Department of Mathematics,
University of Kalyani,
Kalyani – 741 235, Dist. Nadia (WB), India.
Email:
indr9431@dataone.in
12.
Prof. S. Arumugam.
Director (R & D), Kalasalingam University,
Anand Nagar, Krishnankoil – 626190,
(Via) Srivilliputtur, Dist. Virudunagar (TN), India.
Email:
s.arumugam.klu@gmail.com
13.
Prof. A. K. Srivastava.
Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science,
Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi – 221 005 (UP), India.
Email :
arunksrivastava@gmail.com
14.
Prof. M. A. Sofi.
Department of Mathematics,
Kashmir University,
Srinagar – 190 006, (J & K), India.
Email :
aminsofi@rediffmail.com
15.
Dr. A. K. Shukla.
Department of Applied Mathematics and Humanities,
Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology,
Surat  395 007 (Gujarat), India.
Email :
ajayshukla_svrec@yahoo.co.in
16.
Prof. P. K. Jain.
18, Kamyani kunj, 69, I P Extension, Patparganj,
DELHI – 110 092, India.
Email :
pawankrjain@yahoo.com
17.
Dr. Mahadev Naika.
Department of Mathematics,
Central College Campus, Bangalore University,
BANGALORE – 560 001 (Karnataka), India.
Email :
msmnaika@rediffmail.com