NEWS LETTER
NO. 28
August, 2012
Indian Mathematical Society
INDIAN MATHEMATICAL SOCIETY
( ESTABLISHED: 1907 ; REG. NO. S550, Delhi )
Regd. Office: Department of Mathematics, University of Pune, Pune.
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'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 
• 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.

N E W S L E T T E R NO. 28


78th ANNUAL CONFERENCE

The 78th Annual Conference of the Indian Mathematical Society will be held under the auspices of Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi  221 005 (UP), during January 22 – 25, 2013 under the Presidentship of Prof. Huzoor H. Khan, Department of Mathematics, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh – 202002 (UP), India.
Correspondence pertaining to arrangements for accommodation etc. at Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, during the Conference should be addressed to : Prof. A. K. Srivastava, Local Organizing Secretary, 78th Annual Conference, and Head, Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi  221 005 , UP. Contact : 05426702588 (Office) ; Mobile: 9336908819 (primary), 9044690678. Email : ims2012.bhu@gmail.com 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 sentence
“For the 78th 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, 2012
(after which date no paper will be accepted).
See also 4. and 5 in the following.
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 : sdeo94@gmail.com .
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 left 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 / 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. 250/ Those wishing to become Sessional members can also do so by paying Rs. 250/. 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 him by December 10, 2012.
After this date, applications for becoming Sessional members will be accepted only at the venue of the Conference in Varanasi during 22nd to 25th January, 2013.
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.

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 :
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, 2012. 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: 

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). 1. SECTION: (The Section (A, B, C, etc.) should be carefully chosen and entered here. Refer the classification codes given earlier). 
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 galley proofs and soft copy (PDF file with watermarked ‘Author’s copy”) of the paper published (in place of reprints) is 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.
Authors' copy of their articles:
The authors of the papers printed in the Journal as well as in the Mathematics Student shall be entitled to receive, on line, a soft copy (a pdf file with watermarked ‘Author’s copy”) of the paper published.
There are no page charges for publications in the Journal as well as 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 :
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.
Henceforth, from the 2011 issue of The Mathematics Student onwards, the Life Members will be sent the Member's free copy of the Mathematics Student on line in electronic form to their Email address registered by the members with the Society (instead of in the physical form) for their personal use (not for circulation).
Those Members who have not registered their email address are requested to register it on < imsgoesgreen@gmail.com >.
It may please be noted that the contents of The Mathematics Student will continue to be available on the Society’s website www.indianmathsociety.org and a physical copy of The Mathematics Student will continue to be available at the IMS Library (Ramanujan Institute of Advanced Study in Mathematics, Madras University, Chennai) as well as at the Registered Office of the Society (Department of Mathematics, University of Pune, Pune – 411 007) for reference during office hours.
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. 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 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 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 : (O) +914425360357, (M) 09600097799 Email : premalatha.kumaresan@gmail.com For further information one may contact Dr. Premalatha Kumaresan, 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. (Mrs.) Geetha S. Rao (RIASM, Madras University, Chennai) 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, 2013.
General Secretary:
Prof. N. K. Thakare (Pune) has been nominated for election to the Office of General Secretary of the Society for a period of three years with effect from April 1, 2013.
Academic Secretary:
Prof. A. K. Srivastava (BHU, Varanasi) has been nominated for election to the Office of Academic Secretary of the Society for a period of three years with effect from April 1, 2013.
Treasurer:
Prof. S. K. Nimbhorkar (Aurangabad) has been renominated for election to the Office of the Treasurer of the Society for a period of three years with effect from April 1, 2013.
Editor, Journal of the Indian Mathematical Society:
Prof. Satya Deo (Allahabad) has been nominated for election to the Office of the Editor, J. Ind. Math. Soc., for a period of three years with effect from April 1, 2013.
Editor, The Mathematics Student:
Prof. J. R. Patadia (Vadodara) has been renominated for election to the Office of the Editor, The Mathematics Student., for a period of three years with effect from April 1, 2013.
As per the convention, the Local Organizing Secretary of the 77th Annual Conference of the Society, Dr. S. B. Nimse (Nanded) is nominated for election as Member of the Council for a period of three years with effect from April 1, 2013.
The other nominees as Members of the Council for a period of three years with effect from April 1, 2013 are Prof. Girija Jayaraman (New Delhi) and Dr. S. Ahmad Ali (Lucknow).

MINUTES OF THE ANNUAL GENERAL BODY MEETING
OF THE SOCIETY HELD IN THE SENATE HALL OF THE SWAMI RAMANAND TEERTH MARATHWADA UNIVERSITY, NANDED, ON DECEMBER 30, 2011 AT 12:15 PM

The Annual General Body Meeting of the Indian Mathematical Society was held on December 30, 2011 at 12:15 p.m. in the Senate Hall of the Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University, Nanded.
The following business was transacted:
Item 1 : To confirm the Minutes of the General Body Meeting held on December 30, 2010 at Surat.
The minutes of the General Body Meeting held at 12.15 p.m. on December 30, 2010 at Surat were confirmed.
Item 2 : To receive the report of the General Secretary for 2011.
Since the General Secretary Prof. V. M. Shah, could not attend the meeting, Prof. N. K. Thakare presented the report sent to him by Prof. V. M. Shah.
Report of the General Secretary for 2011 :
• Two IMS News Letters  No. 25 in March 2011 and No. 26 in August 2011  were published. They are also displayed on the IMS Website. The copies of the News Letters were also sent to all the university departments and many colleges of the Country.
• 163 Life Members and 30 Ordinary Members have been enrolled during the year 2011.
• 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 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 ) for his research paper entitled “The pseudoDifferential type operator and Hankel type transformation associated with Bessel type operator” published in the J. Indian Math. Soc. 76 (2009), 187200 adjudged to be the best research paper published in the Journal of the Indian Mathematical Society / The Mathematics Student in the year 2009.
• P. L. Bhatnagar Memorial Prize for 2011 has been awarded to Akashnil Dutta (Kolkata) for being the top scorer for the Indian Team (28 points) at the 52nd International Mathematics Olympiad held during July 13–24, 2011 at Amsterdam, Netherlands.
• Sustained and continuous efforts were being made 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.
Now, the Hon’ble Prime Minister has declared 22nd December as National Mathematics Day and 2012 as National Mathematics Year on 26th December 2011 at Chennai.
• It may also be recalled that at present the Indian Mathematical Society is registered at Delhi with Registration No. S – 550. However, the Registration Certificate is missing and the concerned office is unable to issue duplicate certificate so in the Council Meeting held at the Kalasalingam University, Krishnankoil during the 75th Annual Conference it was resolved that the Indian Mathematical Society be registered at Pune under Society’s Act 1860. The action in this regard has been initiated and the decision from the Registrar’s office, Pune is awaited.
• It may also be recalled that the Council of the Indian Mathematical Society at its Meeting held during the 76th Annual Conference that was held at Surat has resolved to digitize the volumes of the Journal of the Indian Mathematical Society and the Mathematics Student. The Committee consisting of Prof. N. K. Thakare (Convener) Prof. V. Thangraj, Prof. Mrs. Geetha S. Rao, Prof. J. R. Patadia and Prof. M. M. Shikare visited the IMS Library at Chennai in this context. They also called on Prof. R. Balasubramaniam, Chairman, NBHM, at Chennai and discussed financial aspects of the matter. The response of the Chairman, NBHM, was quite positive.
Item 3 : To receive the report of the Academic Secretary for 2011.
1. A meeting of the Academic Planning Committee (APC) of IMS was held at the Department of Mathematics, University of Pune, Pune on July 03, 2011. The names of five memorial award lecturers were decided. They were all contacted by the General Secretary, Prof V.M.Shah, and all of them accepted the invitations. However, Prof. Rama Bhargava, IIT Roorkee, and Prof Gadadhar Mishra, IISc Bangalore, couldn’t participate due to personal reasons.
2. Keeping the suggestions from the members of the APC in mind, three mathematicians of highest possible stature were contacted for plenary talks. Professor R Parimala and Prof Ravi Kulkarni attended the conference and gave their plenary talks. Prof Dinesh Singh of Delhi University expressed his regrets and could not come.
3. Twelve mathematicians were contacted for giving invited talks. All of them agreed but two were unable to come. Rest of the speakers attended the conference and gave their talks.
4. Six Symposia, each having about 56 invited speakers, agreed to organize symposia on different topics of mathematics. They were all held and there were about 30 invited speakers under
this category. Prof Mathai couldn’t make it due to some official engagements. There was a special symposium for SAARC countries.
5. A total of 140 research papers were received for presentation at this conference. As mentioned in the “Abstract Book” there were 20 competitors for various best paper presentations. There were three entries for AMU prize, three entries for VMS prize and 14 entries for various IMS prizes. Thus, this year there was a total of 160 contributed papers for presentations. 3 papers were rejected because they were not in correct format or were below the standard of the Society.
6. There was a special session on “Careers in Mathematics Education” for secondary school teachers in which several teachers of Marathawada region participated. Prof Satya Deo, Prof A Sofi and Prof Vijayakumar addressed the audience and there was a lively interaction with the audience for their questions
Item 4 : To receive the report of the Editor of the JIMS for 2011.
Editor of the JIMS, Prof. N. K. Thakare reported as follows:
No. of manuscripts pending with referees or under process at the end of 2010: 40
The number of manuscripts received in 2011 : 132
Total : 172
Number of manuscripts accepted in 2011 : 51
Number of manuscripts not accepted in 2011 : 82
Number of manuscripts pending with referees or under process : 39
Total : 172
• Publication Status :
• Volume 77 (1 – 4) 2010 of the Journal of the Indian Mathematical Society was published and sent to the subscribers in December 2010..
Volume 78 (1 – 4) 2011 of the Journal of the Indian Mathematical Society was published and sent to the subscribers in August 2011.
• Volume 79 (1 – 4) 2012 of the Journal of the Indian Mathematical Society is in press and will be sent to the subscribers in January 2012.
There is no backlog of accepted papers.
• Acknowledgements:
The editor puts on record his grateful thanks to the referees and to the contributors.
The Editor is also thankful to the General Secretary of IMS, Prof. V. M. Shah, the Treasurer of IMS, Prof. S. K. Nimbhorkar and his former colleagues Prof. B. N. Waphare and Prof. M. M. Shikare from Pune University, Pune for their help. The Editor of JIMS would like to thank authorities of Z. B. Patil College (Dhule) and Vilas Suryavanshi (Dhule) for their technical support.
The credit of dispatch of both the periodicals of IMS goes to Dr. V. V. Joshi from Pune University and we thank him profusely.
• Call for research contributions :
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 2011.
Editor, The Mathematics Student, Prof. J. R. Patadia reported as follows :
Publication Status:
The Vol. 79, Nos. 1 4, (2010) of The Mathematics Student is published and distributed. The contents of this volume is available on the Society’s website.
The Vol. 80, Nos. 1 4, (2011) of The Mathematics Student is in Process and is expected to be published and distributed within three months.
Manuscript Status:
52 manuscripts are received during the period from December 24, 2010 to December 23, 2011 and 15 manuscripts were reported as pending with the referees in the last report.
Out of these total 67 manuscripts, 11 are accepted, 31 are not accepted and 25 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 Prof. M. M. Shikare for their assistance in the composing, printing and distribution work of the Vol. 79, Nos. 14, (2010) 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 201011 and budget for the Financial year 201213.
The Treasurer Prof. S K Nimbhorkar presented the Audited Statement of Accounts for 201011 and budget for the Financial year 2012– 13 for approval.
The Audited Statement of Accounts for the year 2010 – 2011 and budget for the year 2012 – 2013 presented by the Treasurer, Prof. S. K. Nimbhorkar, is approved.
Item 7 : To consider the venue of the 78th Annual Session of the Society.
Fervent Appeal for Donation to the Society by Ravi Kulkarni
Taking clue from his experiences in USA and the concept of charity as prevailing in several religions and corporate world, Prof. Ravi Kulkarni (IIT Bombay, Powai, Mumbai) appealed to the members of the mathematical community, during the General Body Meeting of the Society on December 30, 2011 at Nanded, to consciously develop an attitude of donating 1/2% to 1% of their annual income, which is reasonably good these days, either to the corpus of IMS or specifically earmarked for some academic activities.
The Council accepted the proposal from Prof. A. K. Srivastava, Head, Department of Mathematics, Banaras Hindu University (BHU), to hold the 78th Annual Conference of the Indian Mathematical Society at BHU, Varanasi.
The Council also accepted his request to hold the 78th Annual Conference of the Indian Mathematical Society during January 22 – 25, 2012 (instead of November 27 – 30, 2012, as requested earlier).
(The firm invitation from Hon’ble ViceChancellor, BHU, has also been now received).
Item 8 : Announcement of the results of the following elections:
President for 2012 – 2013 and three members of the Council for a period of three years w. e. f. April 01, 2012.
The returning officer Prof. M. M. Shikare reported that no elections were required to be held and hence the following members are declared elected.
I. President for 201213 : Prof. Huzoor H. Khan. (AMU, Aligarh).
II. Three members of the Council for a period of three years w. e. f.
April 1, 2012 : Dr. A. K. Shukla (SVNIT, Surat), Dr. Mahadev
Naika (Bangalore) and Prof. P. K. Jain (Delhi).
The General Body recorded a vote of thanks to the SRTM University, Nanded, for hosting the Conference.
NOTICE OF THE ANNUAL GENERAL BODY MEETING
The Annual General Body Meeting of the Indian Mathematical Society will be held on Friday, January 25, 2013 at 12.15 p.m. in the Department of Mathematics, Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi  221 005 (UP), to consider the following agenda.
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, 2012.
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, 2011 at SRTM University, Nanded.
2. To receive the report of the General Secretary for 2012.
3. To receive the report of the Academic Secretary for 2012.
4. To receive the report of the Editor of the Journal of the Indian Mathematical Society for 2012.
5. To receive the report of the Editor of the Mathematics Student for 2012.
6. To consider the Audited Statement of Accounts for the year 20112012 and the Budget for the Financial Year 2013 – 2014.
7. To consider the venue of the 79th Annual Session of the Society to be held in December 2013.
8. Announcement of the results of the following elections:
President for 2013 – 2014.
General Secretary, Academic Secretary, Treasurer, Editor of JIMS, Editor, Math Student and three members of the Council for a period of three years w. e. f. April 01, 2013.
1. Plenary Lectures :
9. 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, 2012.
Highlights of the Academic Programme of the ensuing
Conference at Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi.
• Gopal Prasad.
(R. Bott Chair Professor in Mathematics, University of Michigan, USA) :
“Applications of Number Theory to Geometry .”
• V. Srinivas
(School of Mathematics, TIFR, Mumbai) :
“ The BlochBeilinson Conjectures .”
2. IMS Memorial Award Lectures :
• 26th P. L. Bhatnagar Memorial Award Lecture will be delivered by
Basudeb Datta
(IISc, Bangalore) on
“Triangulations of projective spaces”
.
• 23rd V. Ramaswamy Aiyer Memorial Award Lecture will be delivered by
Ajay Kumar
(Delhi University) on
“ From Fourier series to Harmonic Analysis on locally compact groups”
.
• 23rd Srinivasa Ramanujan Memorial Award Lecture will be delivered by
J. K. Verma
(IIT Bombay, Powai, Mumbai) on
“ Hilbert series of graded algebras in commutative algebra, algebraic geometry and combinatorics ”
.
• 23rd Hansraj Gupta Memorial Award Lecture will be delivered by
B N Waphare
(Pune University, Pune) on
“ Fault Tolerance in Graphical and Ordered Structures ”
3. One hour Invited Talks :
1. S. D. Adhikari
(HRI, Allahabad) :
“Some early Ramseytype theorems in Combinatorial Number Theory: Some generalizations and open questions”
2. Rama Bhargava
(IIT Roorkee, Roorkee) :
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4. Half an hour Invited Talks :
1. S. B. Nimse
(SRTM University, Nanded) :
“Riemann Zeta Function and Riemann Hypothesis”
.
2. Zafar Hasan
(AMU, Aligarh) :
Analogies Between Electromagnetism and Gravitation in General Relativity
.
3. P. Sundaram
(Pallachi Tamil Nadu) :
“Recent trends in intuitionistic fuzzy topology”.
.
4. Debajit Hazarika
(Tejpur University) :
“On some recent applications of topology”
.
5. Sarita Thakar
(Shivaji University, Kolhapur) :
"The general solution of Lane Embden type equation"
.
6. C. S. Dalawat
(HRI, Allahabad):
“Some refinements of Serre's mass formula in prime degree”
.
7. Harish Chandra
(BHU, Varanasi) :
“Local spectral theory and Composition Operators”.
.
8. Nita Shah
(Gujarat University, Ahmadabad):
“Transportation Problem Using Tonelli Lagrangians”.
.
9. Arindama Singh
(IIT, Madras):
“Elongated Diagonalization”.
.
10. Vijay Gupta
(NSIT, Delhi):
“Recent Developments on Linear Operators”
.
5. Symposia :
11. Haresh Dedania
(S P University, VVNagar, Gujarat) :
“Uniqueness Properties in Banach Algebras ”
.
12. Manoj Yadav
(HRI, Allahabad) :
“Automorphisms, central quotients and commutator subgroups of finite nilpotent groups”.
.
13. Santwana Mukhopadhyay
(BHU, Varanasi):
"Thermoelasticity with Phaselags: Future Trends and Challenges".
.
1. On
“Optimization and Approximation Theory”
.
Convener :
Q. H. Ansari.
(AMU, Aligarh).
Speakers:
(i). Vijayaraghavan Indumathi
(Pondicherry University, Pondicherry):
"Semicontinuity Concepts and Metric Projections"
.
(ii). D. V. Pai
(IIT Gandhinagar, Ahmedabad):
“WellPosedness, Regularization, and Viscosity Solutions of Minimization problems”
.
(iii). P. Shunmugaraj
(IIT Kanpur):
“Convergence of Slices and Proximinality”
.
(iv). S. P. Singh
(Memorial University, St. John's, Canada):
“Best Approximation in Nonlinear Functional Analysis”
.
(v). P. Veeramani
(I I T Madras, Chennai):
“On Existence of Best Proximity Points”
.
(vi). Q. H. Ansari
(Dept. of Mathematics, AMU, Aligarh):
“Triple Hierarchical Variational Inequalities”
.
2. On
“Lie Theory”
.
Convener :
Punita Bartra.
(HRI, Allahabad).
Speakers:
(i). Ravi Kulkarni
(IIT Bombay, Powai, Mumbai):
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.
(ii). S. Eswara Rao
(TIFR, Mumbai):
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.
3. On
“Bio Mathematics”
.
Convener :
Ram Naresh.
(HBTI, Kanpur).
Speakers:
(i). Sunita Gakkhar
(I I T Roorkee):
“Dynamical behaviour of some Ecoepidemiological Models ”
.
(ii). O.P. Misra
(Jiwaji University, Gwalior):
“Spread and Control of Influenza in two Groups: A Model”
.
(iii). B. Dubey
(BITS, Pillani):
“A mathematical model for optimal management and utilization of a renewable resource by Population”
.
(iv). Ranjit Kumar Upadhyay
(Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad):
“Why Tigers have Stripes and Leopards have Spots: Understanding Propagation mechanism of Turing patterns”
.
(v). A.K. Misra
(BHU, Varanasi):
“Modelling the dynamics of algal bloom and its control: effect of time delay”
.
(vi). Ram Naresh
(Harcourt Butler Technological Institute, Kanpur):
“Modeling the effect of disinfectants in controlling the bacterial diseasetuberculosis”
.
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4. On
“Wavelets and their Applications”
.
Convener :
S. K. Upadhyay
(IT, BHU).
Speakers:
(i). M. K. Khan
(AMU, Aligarh) :
“Construction of wavelet frames and its applications”
.
(ii). B. N. Mandal
(ISI, Kolkata):
“Evaluation of singular integrals by using Daubechies scale functions”
.
(iii). S. S. Pandey
(R D University, Jabalpur) :
“Gabor multipliers for Weighted Banach Spaces on locally compact groups”
.
(iv). R.S. Pathak
(BHU, Varanasi) :
“Properties of the Wavelet transform”
.
(v). Romesh Kumar
(University of Jammu, Jammu):
“Weighted Composition Operators”
.
(vi). S. K. Upadhyay
(BHU, Varanasi) :
“Watson wavelet transforms”
.
5. On
“Algebraic and Differential Topology”
.
Convener :
S. S. Khare.
(NEHU, Shillong).
Speakers:
(i). Anant Shastri
(IIT Bombay, Powai)
"Aproximation and Invariance of Domain"
.
(ii). Basudeb Datta
(IISc, Bangalore):
"Tight triangulations of manifolds"
.
(iii). Himadri Kumar Mukherjee
(NEHU, Shillong)
“Recent Trends in Manifold Topology”
.
(iv). Amiya Mukherjee
(ISI, Kolkata):
“Poincare Duality and Index Theorem”
.
(v). S. S. Khare
(NEHU, Shillong):
“Recent Trends in Finite Group Actions, cobordism and fixed point sets”
.
(vi). Krishnendu Gangopadhyay
(IISER, Mohali):
“Classification of complex hyperbolic isometries”
.
•
Panel Discussion
on
“Current trends in Mathematical Research in India”
.
Panelists:
(i). N. K. Thakare.
(Pune University, Pune).
(ii). J. K. Verma
(IIT Bombay, Powai, Mumbai).
(iii). S B Nimse
(SRTM University, Nanded).
(iv). Harish Chandra
(BHU, Varanasi).
(v). Q. H. Ansari.
(AMU, Aligarh).
NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
• On retirement of Prof. V. Thagaraj,
Dr. Premalatha Kumaresan,
Director, Ramanujan Institute for Advanced Study in Mathematics, University of Madras, Chennai,
has been appointed as the Honourary Librarian of the Society.
• Starting with 2013, the March IMS News Letter will be sent
on line
only.
• P. L. Bhatnagar Prize for 2012 to Indian Team at 53rd IMO.
The 53rd International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) was held during July 04–16, 2012 at Mar del Plata, Argentina. The Indian team secured the
11th position winning Two Gold Medals, Three Silver Medals and an Honourable Mention.
Mr. Debdyuti Banerjee
(Hoogly; 03326324711; chandana.snbv@gmail.com) and
Mr. Prafulla Susil Dhariwal
(Pune; 09096542402, prafullasd@hotmail.com)
were the top scorers with 28 points. They 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 them in the Inaugural Session of the ensuing 78th Annual Conference of the Society on January 22, 2013 at the Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi  221 005 (UP).
The 54th International Mathematical Olympiad will be held in Santa Marta (Colombia) during July 18  26, 2013.
• A. Narasingrao Memorial Prize by IMS.
For the year 2010, the Committee did not recommend this prize.
• ISCA Annual Session for the Centenary Year.
• The 100th Session of the Indian Science Congress Association will be held at the Calcutta University, Kolkata, West Bengal, during January 3  7, 2013. The Focal Theme of the Session will be “Science for shaping the future of India”. Dr. Manmohan Singh, Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, is the General President.
• Prof. Dinesh Singh, Vice Chancellor, Delhi University, (Email: vc@du.ac.in) is the Sectional President for the section of Mathematical Sciences (including Statistics).
• Prof. M. Wasadikar, Department of Mathematics, Dr. B. A. M. University, Aurangabad, is the Recorder for the section of Mathematical Sciences (including Statistics).
• ISCA Young Scientist Awardee for Mathematical Sciences (including Statistics) for the Centenary Year 201112. .
Dilip Kumar,
Senior Research Fellow (DST), Center for Mathematical Sciences, Pala, Kerala and
Suchandan Kayal,
Department of Mathematics, IIT Kharagpur, Kharagpur, are the ISCA Young Scientist Awardee for the year 201112 for the Mathematical Sciences (including Statistics).
The IMS congratulates these distinguished young researchers and wishes them the best in their pursuit of excellence.
• ISCA Awardees for the Year 201112.
Prof. B. P. Sinha,
Kolkata, is the ISCA Awardee for M. K. SINGHAL MEMORIAL AWARD for the year 201112.
The IMS congratulates this distinguished Scientist and wishes him the best in his pursuit of excellence.
• INSA Medal for Young Scientist – 2012. .
Dr. Neeraj Kayal,
Microsoft Research Lab. India, “VIGYAN”, #9 Lavelle Road, Bangalore560 025 is the INSA Medal awardee for the Young Scientist – 2012.
The IMS congratulates this distinguished young researcher and wishes him the best in his pursuit of excellence.
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 J. R. Patadia on
imsgoesgreen@gmail.com
or
jamanadaspat@gmail.com
so that further necessary action can be taken.
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