NEWS LETTER
NO. 31
March, 2014
Indian Mathematical Society
INDIAN MATHEMATICAL SOCIETY
( ESTABLISHED: 1907 ; REG. NO. S550, Delhi )
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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.
Joint Meeting of AMS, IMS and RMS in 2016

• The joint meeting (Conference) of the American Mathematical Society (AMS),
the Indian Mathematical Society (IMS) and the Ramanujan Mathematical Society
(RMS) will be held at Pune in December 2016.

Ensuing 80th Annual Conference of the Society.

• The ensuing 80th Annual Conference of the Society will be held under the auspices of Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad, Jharkhand, during December 2730, 2014. . Dr. S. P. Tiwari,, Associate Professor, Department of Applied Mathematics, Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad, will be the Local Organizing Secretary . His Email address is sptiwarimaths@gmail.com 
• The joint meeting (Conference) of the American Mathematical Society (AMS),
the Indian Mathematical Society (IMS) and the Ramanujan Mathematical Society
(RMS) will be held at Pune in December 2016.

• Prof. S. G. Dani (Department of Mathematics, IIT Bombay,
Powai, Mumbai) has been elected as the President of the Society
for a period of one year w. e. f. April 1, 2014.

• Prof. Subhash J. Bhatt (S. P. University, Vallabh Vidyanagar),
Prof. Dalip Singh Jamwal (Jammu University, Jammu), Prof. Ajay Kumar
(Delhi University, Delhi) and Prof. Ambat Vijaykumar
(Cochin Uni. of Science and Technology, Cochin) have been elected as
members of the Council for a period of three years w. e. f. April 1, 2014.

•
The Complete List of the Life Members (till December 2012)
of the Society is available
on the IMS website along with their Membership Numbers.

•
Prof. S. B. Nimse will be the General President of the Indian Science Congress
to be held at the Mumbai University, Mumbai, in January 2015.

N E W S L E T T E R NO. 31
79th ANNUAL CONFERENCE : Highlights
The 79th Annual Conference of the Indian Mathematical Society was held
at the Rajagiri School of Engineering and Technology, Rajagiri Valley,
Cochin, Kerala, under the Presidentship of Prof. Geetha S. Rao
(Rtd. Professor of Mathematics, Ramanujan Inst. for Advanced Study
in Mathematics, Madras University, Chennai). The Conference was
attended by more than 270 delegates. Two Presidential Addresses
(General and Technical), One Plenary Lecture by Prof. M. Ram Murty,
Canada, Five Memorial Award Lectures and Four invited lectures were
delivered. Also, five Symposia were organized during the Conference.
Moreover, in all 90 research papers were accepted for presentation at
the Conference including 14 research papers for the Paper Presentation
Competitions for various Prizes.
March, 2014
I M S
INDIAN MATHEMATICAL SOCIETY
The Conference was inaugurated by Prof. K. V. Thomas, Minister of
Agriculture and Minister of State in the Ministry of Consumer Affairs,
Food and Public Distribution, Govt. of India. The function was presided
over by Prof. Geetha S. Rao. Rev. Fr. Dr. Antony Kariyil CMI, Director
RSET offered a warm welcome to the delegates. The General Secretary of IMS,
Prof. N. K. Thakare spoke about the Indian Mathematical Society and on behalf
of the Society expressed his sincere and profuse thanks to the host for
organizing the Conference. Prof. N. K. Thakare reported about the academic
programmes of the Conference. Prof. Satya Deo also addressed the gathering.
Prof. Geetha S. Rao delivered her Presidential address (General) on
"The universal appeal of Mathematics". The function ended with
a vote of thanks by the Local Organizing Secretary, Dr. Vinod Kumar P. B..
Prof. Geetha S. Rao delivered her Presidential address (technical) on
“A New Tool in Approximation Theory” which was presided over by
Prof. N. K. Thakare, the senior most past president of the Society present
in the Conference.
Details of the Plenary Lecture :
1. Prof. M. Ram Murty
(Queen's Research Chair and Head,
Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Queen's University,
Ontario, Canada) delivered a
Plenary Lecture on
“Ramanujan and the Zeta function”.
This Lecture was delivered in honour of Prof. V. M. Shah who served
the IMS for nearly thirty years in various capacities.
Details of the Memorial Award Lectures:
1. The 27th P. L. Bhatnagar Memorial Award Lecture
was delivered by
Dr. Indira Narayanaswamy
(Aeronautical Development Agency,
Bangalore) on
“ Mathematics in Tejas Design: Configuration to Flight Testing ”.
2. The 24th V. Ramaswami Aiyar Memorial Award Lecture
was delivered by
Prof. M. M. Shikare
(University of Pune, Pune) on
“ Generalizations of some graphtheoretic results to matroids .”.
3. The 24th Srinivasa Ramanujan Memorial Award Lecture
was delivered by
Prof. D. P. Patil
(IISc, Bangalore) on
“ Burnside Algebras of Finite Groups ”
4. The 24th Hansraj Gupta Memorial Award Lecture
was delivered by
Prof. Ajit Iqbal Singh
(ISI, New Delhi) on
“ How permutations, partitions, projective representations
and positive maps entangle well for Quantum Information Theory ”.
5. The 11th Ganesh Prasad Memorial Award Lecture
was delivered by
Prof. D. V. Pai
(IIT, Gandhinagar) on
“ Viscosity approximation methods for minimization
and fixed point problems  a relook ”.
Details of various prizes awarded by the Society :
1. A. Narasinga Rao Memorial Prize.
This prize for 2011 was not recommended by the Committee
appointed for the purpose, and hence is not awarded to any one.
2. P. L. Bhatnagar Memorial Prize.
For the year 2013, this prize is presented jointly to
Mr. Sagnik Saha
(Kolkata) and
Mr. Shubham Sinha
(New Delhi), 
the top scorers from the Indian Team with 28 points
each at the 54th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO)
that was held during July 1826, 2013 at Santa Marta, Colombia.
3. Various prizes for the Paper Presentation Competition:
A total of 14 papers were received for Paper Presentation Competitions
for Six IMS Prizes, AMU Prize and VMS Prize. There were 11 entries for
six IMS prizes, 02 entries for the AMU prize and 01 entry for the VMS prize.
Prof. Satya Deo (Chairperson), Prof. J. R. Patadia, Prof. B. N. Waphare,
Prof. M. A. Sofi and Prof. P. K. Jain were the judges.
Following is the result for the award of various prizes:
IMS Prize  Group1:
07 Presentations. Prize is awarded to:
Aparna Lakshmanan S.
(Kerala).
IMS Prize – Group2:
01 Presentation. Prize not awarded.
IMS Prize – Group3:
No presentation.
IMS Prize – Group4:
Prize not awarded.
IMS Prize – Group5:
No Presentation.
IMS Prize – Group6:
01 Presentation. Prize not awarded.
AMU Prize :
02 Presentations. Prize not awarded.
V. M. Shah Prize :
01 Presentations. Prize is awarded to:
Abhijit Banerji
(Kalyani University, West Bengal).
Details of Invited Lectures delivered :
• R. N. Mohapatra
(Florida, USA) on
““ Riesz bases, Frames and Eraser””.
• Gangadhar Hiremath
(North Carolina, USA) on
“ Metrization, diagonal properties and invariance "
• Om Ahuja
(Ohio, USA) on
“ Recent Developments in the Theory of Harmonic Univalent
Mappings in the plane "
• M. Wasadikar
(Aurangabad, Maharashtra) on
“ Graphs derived from rings and ordered structures "
Details of the Symposia organized :
1. On
“ Differential manifolds and related areas ”
Convener: Manjusha Majumdar (Calcutta).
Speakers :
Manjusha Majumdar (Calcutta).
A. Sheikh (Burdwan University).
Bhattacharyya (Jadavpur University).
S. K. Srivastava ( Gorakhpur University)
2. On
“ Srinivasa Ramanujan’s work ”
Convener: K. Srinivasa Rao (Retd. Professor, IMSC, Chennai).
Speakers :
Arun Verma (IIT Roorkee, Utharakhand). Ahmad Ali (B. B. D. University, Lucknow). A. K. Agarwal (Punjab University, Chandigarh). K. Srinivasa Rao (Retd. Prof. IMSC, Chennai). 2. On “Advances in Ordered Structures and Enumeration”. Convener: S. K. Nimbhorkar, (Aurangabad). Speakers : V. V. Joshi (Pune). Y. M. Borse (Pune). S. K. Nimbhorkar (Aurangabad). N. Bhavale (Pune). 3. On “Topology and Applications”. Convener: Satya Deo, HRI, Allahabad. Speakers : Kashyap Rajeevsarathy (IISER, Bhopal). Mahender Singh (IISER, Mohali). Satya Deo, HRI, Allahabad. 4. On “Graph Theory and Applications”. Convener: A. Vijayakumar (Cochin Uni. of Sc. and Tech.). Speakers : B. N. Waphare (Pune). S. Arumugum (Kalaslingam). Ms. A. Anuradha (NIT, Trichy) Balaraman Ravindran ( IITM, Chennai) G. Sethuraman (Anna University, Chennai) 
General Body Meeting 
The General Body Meeting was held at 12.15 p.m. on December 31, 2013 in Seminar Hall No. 1 of the Rajagiri School of Engineering and Technology, Rajagiri Valley, Cochin, Kerala. 
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 Professor N. K. Thakare, the General Secretary of the Indian
Mathematical Society up to June 30, 2014. His email address is
nkthakare@gmail.com
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 N. K. Thakare 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.
The details can be found on the website: www.indianmathsociety.org.in
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* Annual subscription for the Journal / the Mathematics Student :
For each periodical
• Rs. 1800/ for Libraries of Educational Institutions in India
when the subscription is through an agent who gives
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From the 2012 issue of The Mathematics Student, the Life Members are given
online access to the Mathematics Student / are sent online the soft copy of
the Mathematics Student, instead of supplying the hard copy, for their personal
use (not for circulation) at their Email addresses registered with the Society.
Those Members who have not registered their email addresses are requested
to register then online on msgoesgreen@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.
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Treasurer, IMS; Department of Mathematics, Dr. B. A. M. University,
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to Prof. S. K. Nimbhorkar, Treasurer, IMS by DD drawn in favour of
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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.
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The information pertaining to IMS library is available on the
website (www.indianmathsociety.org.in/) of 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 a 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.
Prof. N. K. Thakare, General Secretary, IMS.
C/O : Dept. of Mathematics, University of Pune,
Pune411007 (Maharashtra), India.
Phone (R) : 0265 – 2433823.
March 25, 2014.
INDIAN MATHEMATICAL SOCIETY
Council Members 201415
1.
Prof. S. G. Dani.
President.
Department of Mathematics,
IIT Bombay, Powai,
Mumbai 400 076. (Maharashtra)
Email:
shrigodani@gmail.com
2.
Prof. Geetha S. Rao.
Immediate Past President.
(Ramanujan Institute for Advanced Study
in Mathematics, University of Madras, Chepauk,
Chennai 600 005 (TN))
90 / 1 (Old 50 / 1), Second Main Road,
Gandhi Nagar, Adyar, Chennai – 600 020 (TN), India.
Email:
geetha_srao@yahoo.com
3.
Prof. N. K. Thakare.
General Secretary.
C/o : Department of Mathematics,
University of Pune, Pune – 411 007 (MS), india.
Email :
nkthakare@gmail.com
4.
Prof. M. M. Shikare.
Administrative Secretary / Academic Secretary (I/C).
Department of Mathematics, University of Pune,
Pune  411 007(MS), India.
Email:
mms@math.unipune.ac.in
5.
Prof. S. K. Nimbhorkar.
Treasurer.
Department of Mathematics, Dr. B. A. M. University,
Aurangabad – 431 004 (MS), India.
Email:
sknimbhorkar@gmail.com
6.
Prof. Satya Deo.
Editor, J. Indian Math. Soc.
HRI, Chhatnag Road, Jhusi ,
Allahabad  211 019 (UP), India.
Email:
sdeo94@gmail.com , jimsmorane@gmail.com
7.
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
8.
Dr. Premalatha Kumaresan.
Librarian.
Ramanujan Institute for Advanced Study in Mathematics,
University of Madras,
Chennai600 005. (TN), India.
Email:
premalatha.kumaresan@gmail.com
09.
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
10.
Prof. P. K. Jain.
18, Kamyani kunj, 69, I P Extension, Patparganj,
DELHI – 110 092, India.
Email :
pawankrjain@yahoo.com
11.
Dr. Mahadev Naika.
Department of Mathematics,
Central College Campus, Bangalore University,
BANGALORE – 560 001 (Karnataka), India.
Email :
msmnaika@rediffmail.com
12.
Dr. S. B. Nimse.
ViceChncellor, S. R. T. M. University,
Vishnupuri, Nanded  431 606 (MS), India.
Email :
dr.sbnimse@rediffmail.com
13.
Prof. Girija Jayaraman.
Center for Atmospheric Sciences, I I T Delhi,
Hauz Khas, New Delhi110 016, India.
Email :
girija.jayaraman@gmail.com ; jgirija@cas.iitd.ac.in
14.
Dr. S. Ahmad Ali.
292, Chandralok, Aliganj,
Lucknow – 226 024 (UP), India.
Email :
ahmad67@rediffmail.com
15.
Prof. Subhash J. Bhatt.
Dept. of Mathematics, S. P. University,
Vallabh Vidyanagar – 388 120 (Gujarat), India.
Email :
subhashbhaib@yahoo.co.in
16.
Prof. Dalip Singh Jamwal .
Dept. of Mathematics, Jammu University,
Jammu, (J & K), India.
Email :
dalipsj@yahoo.com
17.
Prof. Ajay Kumar.
Dept. of Mathematics,
Delhi University, Delhi, India.
Email :
akumar@maths.du.ac.in
18.
Prof. Ambat Vijaykumar.
Dept. of mathematics, Cochin Uni. of Sc. and Tech.,
Cochin (Kerala), India.
Email :
vambat@gmail.com