Award of 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 the award of various Prizes to be awarded to the best research papers presented in the following group of areas. This Special Session is held as a part of the Academic Programme with no other parallel session.

The Award of Six IMS Prizes .

The Six IMS Prizes are awarded to the best research paper presented, one each in each of the following six groups of research areas.

1. IMS Prize : Group - 1. : Discrete Mathematics (Combinatorics, Graph Theory, Posets), Lattice Theory, Set Theory, Logic, Number Theory and related areas. .

2. IMS Prize : Group - 2. : Algebraic Geometry, Geometry, Topology, Algebraic Topology and related areas.

3. IMS Prize : Group - 3. : Measure Theory, Probability Theory,Stochastic Processes,and related areas.

4. IMS Prize : Group - 4. : Differential / Integral / Functional equations and inequalities, Special Functions , Numerical Analysis and related areas.

5. IMS Prize : Group - 5. : Solid Mechanics, Fluid Mechanics, Electromagnetic Theory, Magneto-Hydrodynamics, Astronomy, Astrophysics, Relativity and related areas.

6. IMS Prize : Group - 6. : Operations Research, Optimization, Computational Mathematics, Information Technology, Biomathematics, History of Mathematics 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 six prizes listed above carries a cash award of Rs.1000/- along with a Certificate.

For the award of these prizes, FOLLOWING CONDITIONS apply :

1. The candidate must be a member of the Society for being eligible for the award of any of the above Prizes.

2. The upper age limit of a candidate for any of the above awards for a particular year is 40 years as on December 31 of that year.

3. (a) The paper to be presented for the competition has to be under single authorship .

(b) Independent work at the post-doctoral 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.

The Proceedure to participate :

Authors intending to present a paper for the award of any of the above eight prizes must

1. send TWO copies of full paper along with the abstract in triplicate (not exceeding 250 words) to

Professor M. M. Shikare ,
Academic secretary (in charge),
Center of Advanced Study in Mathematics,
University of Pune, Pune - 411 007 (Maharshtra).
Email : < mmshikare@gmail.com >

so as to reach there not later than 31st October of that year.

2. indicate the name of the prize as also the Area and the group in which the paper is intended to be presented at the top of each copy of the paper and the abstract.

3. append to the complete paper a copy of the biodata/c.v. including full name, address, research experience, list of publications, along with the date of birth ( duly supported by the attested copy of the High School Leaving Certificate).

For further information or clarification, write to :

Professor N. K. Thakare
General Secretary, IMS,
C/o : Department of Mathematics,
University of Pune,
Pune - 411 007 (Maharashtra).
E-mail : < nkthakare@gmail.com >