It is with a sense of profound grief and deep sorrow we regret to report the sad demise of
Professor Vadilal Maganlal Shah (Prof. V. M. Shah) on Sunday, the 3rd December 2017.

Born on 25th September 1929, Professor Shah served our Society as the President,
General Secretary, Academic Secretary,Treasurer, Editor of both the IMS periodicals,
The Mathematics Student and The Journal of Indian Mathematical Society .

We offer our heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family of Prof V. M. Shah.

Prof. N. K. Thakare,
General Secretary,
The Indian Mathematical Society.

International Conference on
the History of Mathematics in India at IIT Gandhinagar

It is for the information of all that the above Conference will be held during December 4–6, 2017. This conference will host some of the best scholars in the field from India and overseas, who will throw fresh light on India’s advances in ancient as well as recent contributions of Indian mathematicians. Speakers will include senior as well as junior ones, and while some of the lectures will explore technical issues, others will be of a more general, popular or historical nature, thus accessible to a wider audience. The conference will be held in collaboration with the

Indian Society for History of Mathematics.

The organizing committee

Devidas V. Pai
Indranath Sengupta
Atul Abhay Dixit
Surjeet Kour
Sudipta Sarkar
Michel Danino.

Further information can be found on the conference’s website:

Prof. Indranath Sengupta < >

Michel Danino < >

83rd Annual Conference of the Society, 2017.

The 83rd Annual Conference of the Indian Mathematical Society
will be held under the auspices of
Sri Venkateshwara University,
Tirupati-517 502, Andhra Pradesh, India

during December 12-15 , 2017

under the Presidentship of
Prof. Manjul Gupta
I.I.T. Kanpur, Kanpur-208 016, UP, India.

Local Organizing Secretary:
Prof. S. Sreenadh
Department of Mathematics,
Sri Venkateshwara Tirupati University,
Tirupati-517 502, Andra Pradesh, India.
E-mail : ; (M): +91-9490418165

Information regarding
Paper Presentation Competition / Paper Presentation.

The electronic version of the paper and the abstract in .pdf format, either for Paper Presentation Competition or for just Presentation at the ensuing 83rd IMS Conerence, should be sent to Prof. Peeyush Chandra, The Academic Secretary, IMS, on the e-mail address
< >
so as to reach him
not later than October 15, 2017
(after which date no paper will be accepted).

For details of various Prizes for Paper Presentation Competition, conditions that apply, instructions for preparing abstracts, format of abstract, etc. one must refer pages 4, 5 and 6 of the IMS News Letter No. 38 .


A message from Kyrylo O. Stetsenko
(to the members of mathematical community of India)

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen of the IMS,

Let me share with you very special musical work. That is undoubtedly world's first-of-a-kind romantic song.

About Mathematics. For mathematicians. Written by mathematicians.

Please, enjoy and feel free to spread it among right people.

Yours faithfully,

Kyrylo O. Stetsenko

Here is link on YouTube:

Courtesy: Kyrylo O. Stetsenko
on 04-08-2017


Information about ICM 2018 travel grants
(from the Brazilian organisers)
among Indian mathematicians.
The relevant link is:

Courtesy: T. R. Ramadas
on behalf of the INSA Committee
that is charged with liaison with the IMU.


(IMS desires to go paperless)

As is now known probably to all, the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) has taken a “Green Initiative in Corporate Governance” (Circular No. 17/2011 dated 21.04.2011 and Circular No. 18/2011 dated 29.04.2011) allowing paperless compliances by Corporate India through electronic mode. This is a welcome move as it will benefit the society at large through reduction in paper consumption and contribution towards a greener environment.

Though Indian Mathematical Society is not a part of corporate India, it is an organization of highly qualified intellectuals which greatly appreciates this move by Government of India and IMS Members will be happy to learn that the Council of our Society willingly decided on its own to take lead by participating in this noble cause. Accordingly, the Society proposes to send IMS News Letters, Member’s Free Copy of The Mathematics Student (from 2011 issue onwards) and any other member communications henceforth to the members in electronic form to their email address registered* by the members with the Society instead of sending them in physical form .

It may please be noted that the IMS News Letters and Contents of The Mathematics Student will continue to be available on the Society’s website 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 – 422 007) for reference during office hours.

Society looks forward to the support from all the IMS Members in this initiative for the noble cause.

* IMS Members who have yet not registered their E-mail address are requested to communicate their E-mail address, along with Name and their Unique Membership Number (without fail) to .
Further, from the 2012 issue onward, all the authors/contributors to The Mathematics Student as well as to the Journal of the Indian Mathematical Society will be sent, on line, a pdf file of their article instead of the 20 free reprints.

For the benefit of those life Members who have yet not registered their E-mail address, the pdf file of the Mathematics Student, Vol. 81, Nos. 1-4, (2012) onwards are made vavilable here on Society's website.

For the information of concerned life Members, in the following we provide the list of E-mail addresses from where the official mail message with attached IMS News Letter No. 33 was bounced back. On these E-mail addresses, no further communications will be sent till the correct E-mail address is registered.

The List:,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

For the kind information of the Members


The Council of the Indian Mathematical Society at its Meeting held on December 26, 2009 at the Kalasalingam University. Krishnankoil – 626 190 (which was adjourned) and of the adjourned Meeting that was held on December 29, 2009 at 4.30 p.m. at the Kalasalingam University, Krishnankoil – 626 190 during its Platinum Jubilee 75th Annual Conference has resolved as in the following :

Item 18: A. Consideration of having Society’s own premises at Pune where the Society was founded.

The Council resolves to take necessary steps to purchase Society’s own premises at Pune and authorizes the General Secretary, IMS, to take necessary measures accordingly on behalf of IMS, and to sign necessary documents.

In this regard, it is a matter of great pleasure to announce that The Indian Mathematical Society has now purchased its own Office premises (a Flat) at a prime location at Pune . The details are as follows :

Address :
Flat No. 301, Third Floor,
Shriram Tower Co-operative Housing Society,
Chhatrapati Shivaji Chowk,
(CTS No. 346 + 347), Aundth, PUNE – 395 007 (MS).

Area : 900 sq. ft. (83.64 sq. m.).

Cost : Rs. 29,50,000/- (Rupees Twenty Nine lakhs fifty thousand only).

The purchase documents were signed by
the General Secretary Prof. V. M. Shah
September 09, 2010.
and they were witnessed by
1. Prof. N. K. Thakare.
2. Prof. J. R. Patadia.
3. Prof. S. K. Nimbhorkar.
4. Prof. B. N. Waphare.
5. Prof. M. M. Shikare.