To work alone you have the right, But never claim its result. Let not the result of actions be your motive, nor be attached to inaction Chapter II - The Way of Discrimination Bhagavad Gita

Like the crest of a peacock and the head-jewel of the cobra, so does Mathematics stand at the top of the Vedic Sciences -Vedanga Jyotisha of Lagadha (ca 1400 BC)

it has active research programmes in Operations Research. The combined Department of Mathematics and Statistics came into existence in 1976. . Wavelet Analysis. Commerce.a talent search programme for high school students since 1990. Technology. Stochastic Control Theory. Graph Theory.682 022 The erstwhile University of Cochin founded in 1971 was reorganised and converted into a full fledged University of Science and Technology in 1986 for the promotion of Graduate and Post Graduate studies and advanced research in Applied Sciences. Operator Theory.DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS COCHIN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY COCHIN . The teacher and the taught. Topology and Topological Fluid Mechanics. Fractal Geometry. which was bifurcated to form the Department of Mathematics in 1996. The Department has been coordinating the Mathematical olympiad . Management and Social Sciences. It also organizes Mathematics Enrichment Programmes for students and teachers to promote the cause of Mathematics and attract young minds to choose a career in Mathematics. Apart from offering M.Sc degree courses in Mathematics and Operations Research & Computer Applications. “Tejasvinavadhithamastu” May learning illumine us both. Fuzzy Mathematics.

PREFACE This brochure contains information on various talent search and research programmes in basic sciences in general and mathematics in particular and is meant for the students of Xth standard and above. Atomic Energy and many other non govermental organizations also have launched several innovative programmes to spot and nurture scientific talents in the country. VIJAYAKUMAR “When. Human Resource Development. A. The Government of India through the Departments of Science and Technology. Extracted from . Ever since that time.The Story of My Experiments with Truth . with much effort I reached the thirteenth proposition of Euclid. Geometry has been both easy and interesting for me”. We have compiled some of these information and it is hoped that it will be a source of inspiration for the students to choose a career in mathematicsthe mother of all knowledge and the queen of all sciences. the utter simplicity of the subject was suddenly revealed to me. however.Mahatma Gandhi . A subject which only required a not pure and simple use of one’s reasoning powers could not be difficult. It will give an exposure to the very many avenues available to those who enjoy the beauty of science and have the real potential to be an academic and a researcher.


then I acquire the ability to do it even if I didn’t have it in the beginning. -Mahatma Gandhi . But when I believe I can.Man often become what they believe themselves to be If I believe I cannot do something. it makes me in capable of doing it.

Govt. IMO started in 1959 in Romania with the participation from just 7 countries. Final year BSc students and those who have joined for MSc degree course are eligible to apply. National Mathematical Olympiads have a long history.tifr.dae. At present this mega event of the mind has a truly international character and has a participation from more than 80 countries. which in the year 1894 started what is known as Eotvos Mathematical Competition.per month. from where a six-member team is selected to represent India in the IMO. of India which funds various academic programmes related to / Even though the IMO is of comparatively recent origin. Though during the first few years the IMO was confined to the countries like Poland. workshops and for the development of libraries. Selection is made on the basis of a written test usually held in May followed by interviews. 8000/ per month. held in July in different countries. This is conducted in three stages. Russia and Bulgaria.nbhm.res. MATHEMATICAL OLYMPIAD: ‘Mathematical Olympiad’ is a talent search programme of international significance for students who have not entered a university. In India this is organised by the National Board for Higher Mathematics (NBHM). IISc. It was Hungary. Bangalore. The present scholarship amount is Rs. Scholarships for post graduate studies in Mathematics : NBHM awards scholarships for pursuing studies for MSc degree in Mathematics. 4000/. Academic coordination is mainly done by the MO Cell in the Department of Mathematics. It also provides financial assistance for organising seminars. The scholarship amount is Rs. Contact: Member Secretary NBHM Department of Atomic Energy Anusakthi Bhavan CSM Marg Mumbai-400 039 E-mail: nbhm@math. .gov. the Indian National Mathematical Olympiad (INMO) held in February and then an International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) Training Camp in May-June.NATIONAL BOARD FOR HIGHER MATHEMATICS (NBHM) This is a unit of the Department of Atomic Energy. followed by an 1. Selection is based on a written test usually held in September at several centres in India including Website: www. other western countries also started to participate during sixties. since 1988. The questions asked in the olympiads are really challenging and it measures the student’s capacity for original and critical thinking. the Regional Mathematical Olympiad (RMO) usually held during October-December in 18 regions. Research awards for PhD in Mathematics: These awards are meant for motivated students with a MSc degree in Mathematics.

S. 4 Bronze 4 Silver. 1 Bronze 4 Silver. 3 Bronze 1 Silver. 3 Bronze 3 Gold.S. of Medals Rank (Unofficial) 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Germany China Sweden U. 3 Silver. 2 Bronze 1 Gold. 1 Bronze 5 Bronze 3 Silver 25 17 10 22 15 16 14 14 15 10 17 14 7 9 15 14 32 35 25 No.The performance of Indian team in IMO Year Host Country No. Turkey Hong Kong Canada India Argentina Taiwan Romania South Korea United States United Kingdom Japan Greece Mexico Slovenia Vietnam Spain Germany Kazakhstan 4 Bronze 1 Gold. 2 Bronze 1 Silver. 1 Bronze 2 Gold. 1 Bronze 3 Silver. 1 Silver. 2 Silver.R. 3 Bronze 3 Silver. of Countries 50 54 56 60 73 69 73 75 82 79 79 82 83 84 82 85 92 90 94 . 2 Bronze 4 Silver. 3 Silver 3 Silver. 3 Silver. 3 Bronze 5 Silver. 2 Bronze 3 Silver. 1 Bronze 3 Silver. 3 Bronze 1 Gold.

Kottayam. this event is being coordinated since 1990. Five toppers of RMO will be awarded Memorial Prizes and many other attractive prizes. Palghat. Applications not forwarded through proper channel will not be considered. which may be viewed under three broad categories: (a) Research and Development. Geometry. class. Principals of Government recognised schools shall forward the list of participants indicating their names. For old question papers contact the Regional coordinator.will be invited for a training camp to be held in May 2008 to select an Indian team for IMO-2008.each. Prof. Quilon. or D. To these ends it carries out a wide spectrum of inter-related activities. SJS Sansanwal Marg New Delhi . 7th October. INMO awardees are eligible for NBHM scholarships for higher studies. Mananthavadi and Cannanore. Physics.O. 2. 25/.m. Number Theory and Combinatorics and will be of exceptionally high level in difficulty and sophistication. (drawn in favour of Regional Co-ordinator.) : About 20 students (maximum of 6 from class XII) will be selected for INMO. The broad goals of the Centre are to promote equity and excellence in science and mathematics education from primary school to undergraduate college level.110016 e-mail: rbb@isid. HOMI BHABHA CENTRE FOR SCIENCE EDUCATION (HBCSE) Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE) is a National Centre of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research. Calicut.m. Trichur. INMO) payable at SBT CUSAT Campus Branch only.The present National Coordinator is. SCHOLARSHIPS AND FOLLOWUP PROGRAMMES: Five toppers of RMO will be awarded a cash prize of Rs.B. CUSAT and KSCSTE. Professor C. INTERNATIONAL MATHEMATICAL OLYMPIAD (I. LAST DATE: 10th September 2007 This programme is funded by the NBHM.each by Cash / M. Venkataraman All students selected for INMO will be given merit certificates. at Trivandrum. Alleppey.O. PRIZES. to be held in January 2008 at Cochin University Campus. Mumbai. sponsored by the Kerala State Council for Science.S. But questions are usually from Algebra. Technology and Enviornment (KSCSTE). Bapat Indian Statistical Institute 7. HOW TO APPLY: There is no prescribed application form. Ernakulam.) : About 30 toppers of INMO-INMO Awardees . and 5 p. .D.N.O.M. In Kerala. Irinjalakkuda. There is no prescribed syllabus. between 2 p. It is India's nodal centre for Olympiad programmes in REGIONAL MATHEMATICAL OLYMPIAD (R. 2000/.): RMO-2007 will be held on Sunday. and encourage the growth of scientific literacy in the country. Proposals for new centres will be considered. residential address.M. and (c) Olympiads and other Students' Nurture Programmes. Chemistry. Students of class XI / XII and few exceptionally talented students of class X are eligible to appear. and the centre along with a registration fee of Rs. Government of Kerala. Biology and Astronomy. (b) Teacher Orientation and Science Popularisation.M. Adoor. INDIAN NATIONAL MATHEMATICAL OLYMPIAD (I. R.

KVPY fellows will have access to facilities in research Institutions and attend summer camps. Indian Institute of Science Bangalore / kvpy 4. Website: www.400098 e-mail: kumaresa@math. Government of India to encourage highly motivated students of Basic Sciences (Mathematics. Physics.Sc. KISHORE VAIGYANIK PROTSAHAN YOJANA (KVPY) KVPY is a programme initiated by the Department of Science and Technology (DST).Rs. Website: www.Stat. Scholarship ranging from Rs. Kumaresan Programme Director. This programme hopes not only to assist the students to realise their Homepage: http://math. Detailed advertisement inviting applications for these scholarship will appear in all important dailies on the National Science Day (28th February) and the National Technology day (11th May) every year. S. Level I : Final Year undergraduate students with Mathematics as one of their subjects. Website : iisc. 3000 per month will be provided (up to the Pre .iarcs. but also ensure that the best scientific talent is tapped for research and development in the country. MT & TS Dept. Engineering and Medicine to take up careers in research in these areas. students joining / completing I year B.Tech etc) students with Mathematics as one of their subjects. This is organised at three levels. In addition to fellowships.rscpcalicut.Sc degree course in any subject. The goal of the competition is to identify school students with outstanding skills in algorithms and computer The Astronomy Olympiad is coordinated in Kerala by Nehru Science Centre./B. MATHEMATICS TRAINING AND TALENT SEARCH (MT & TS) The aim of this programme is to expose bright students to the excitements of doing mathematics and to promote independent mathematical Usually aptitude tests are held at various centres all over India including Cochin.ernet. Level II : First year postgraduate students with Mathematics main. Calicut. Purav Marg. Mumbai-400088 Website : level) to the selected students.8m. to be held on 4th November 2007 Contact: Convener KVPY. Entry points for Basic Sciences are. Chemistry and Biology).res. 2000 .Contact: The Director HBCSE V. N.html . of Mathematics University of Mumbai Vidyanagari.hbcse. Mumbai . This programme is conducted at different centres in India during May-June.tifr.Ph. since 1993 and is funded by the NBHM.560 012. Level O : Second year undergraduate (B. students completing X Contact: The Indian National Olympiad in Informatics (INOI) is a nationwide competition organized annually by Indian Association for Research in Computer Science in coordination with CBSE.

preparation of textbooks. National Talent Search Scheme (NTSS) is open to the students of Classes 6. Also responsible for the promotion of administrative autonomy for the State owned Research Laboratories and Research Institutions. support and assistance to the State Education Department in its endeavor to improve the quality of elementary. Navodaya Vidyalaya. with a view to making research efforts free from administrative procedures and ensure that they are directed only by those who understand their importance and significance.all the functions and responsibilities of the erstwhile State Committee on . PIN: 695 012 Telephone Numbers: 0471-2341883 / 2340323 e mail : scertkerala@asianetindia.5. THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH AND TRAINING (NCERT) NATIONAL TALENT SEARCH SCHEME The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) was established by the Government of India in the year 1961 with a view to bringing about qualitative improvement in school education in the country. Thiruvananthapuram-695004 Website: www. SCERT (Kerala) functions as an R&D institute at the state level by providing guidance. Kerala State Council for Science. The key strategy of the Council is to identify programmes in focussed areas and target groups to ensure the maximum benefits to the Society. With the formation of the KSCSTE.kscste. Sainik School etc. Technology and Environment Department. the Mental Ability Test (MAT) and the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT).There will be two objective type written tests. Contact : Director State Council of Educational Research & Training (SCERT) (Vidyabhavan). The second level test is conducted by NCERT. Technology and Environment (KSCSTE) The Kerala State Council for Science. SCERT is concerned with the academic aspects of school education including formulation of curriculum. Technology and Environment are being undertaken by the new Council. Some of the main programmes currently available are KSCSTE Research Fellowship Sastraposhini Science Research Scheme Student Projects and Young Scientist Awards. KSCSTE will outline supplementary programmes and policies with special reference to the natural endowments. It advises the Government on policy matters relating to school education . teachers' handbooks and teacher training. XI and XII . Government of Kerala in November 2002. Poojappura PO Thiruvananthapuram. All students studying in Class X in any type of recognized school including Kendriya Vidyalaya. secondary and teacher education. geographic features and unique socio-economic situations of the State. Technology and Environment (KSCSTE) was constituted as an autonomous body under the Science. will be eligible to appear at the State Level Examination conducted by SCERT. Contact: Director KSCSTE Sastra Bhavan Pattom.

Contact: Chairman School of Mathematics T. Pillai Street Triplicane. It also holds “Inter State Mathematical Talent Search Competition” annually. SOME RESEARCH INSTITUTES IN MATHEMATICS: a) Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) b) The Institute of Mathematical Sciences (IMSc) IMSc is a National Institute of higher learning. Vellor. The School of Natural Sciences and The School of Technology and Computer Science. Chennai .tifr. KERALA MATHEMATICS TEACHERS ASSOCIATION (KMTA) KMTA was formed in 2001 for the benefit of school students and teachers.. devoted to fundamental research in the frontier areas of mathematical sciences. summer courses and workshops for teachers and talented students. Its major aims are to assist school teachers to improve their expert and professional skills. for discussing all aspects of Mathematics Education. Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education. B 19. The institute has required the status of a Deemed University in 2002. For membership and other detailsContact: Suresh. “The Mathematics Teacher” is the official journal of the AMTI. spot and foster mathematical talents.400 005 7. to help and foster mathematics clubs for students and offer guidance to choose a career in mathematics. It will also organise workshops. Bhavan’s News Print Vidyalaya Newsprint Nagar. A national conference is held annually in different parts of the country for teachers to meet and deliberate on important issues of mathematics education. Website: http://www. Vijay Avenue 37. Mumbai. Treasurer sarodev@vsnl. The three major groups of research areas are Mathematics.I.2702496 (R) 9.ASSOCIATION OF MATHEMATICS TEACHERS OF INDIA (AMTI) This association was started in 1965 for promotion of efforts to improve Mathematics education at all levels.F.R. The institute which is an autonomous body is funded by the Department of Atomic Energy and the Govt. the National Centre of the Government of India for Nuclear Science & Mathematics was founded in 1945. Research in frontier areas of these disciplines are carried out by these schools.600 005 e-mail: amti@vsnl. V. Bangalore. For details and membership of the association. Kottayam-686 616 Phone: 0482 . Theoretical Physics and Theoretical Computer Science. . National Centre for Biological 8.res. It has now three major schools: The School of Mathematics. Homi Bhabha Road Mumbai .925664410. TIFR has three national centres: National Centre for Radio Astrophysics. organise orientation courses. Contact: Secretary AMTI. It is a forum. The School of Mathematics has a research Centre at the Indian Institute of Science. 0484 . orientation programmes and seminars on all aspects of mathematics in different parts of the state. Bangalore. Pune. of Tamil Nadu.

Bangalore Centre 8th Mile. 203. and with the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU). Delhi centre has an M. The Institute has a 3 year B-Stat (Hons). funded by the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE). Contact: Head ISI. The selection is through a written test at various centres all over India followed by an interview. Further.) .110 016 Website: http://www. ISI.iscical.Math.C. and M.Stat. and located in Allahabad. 2569 318 Fax : +91 (532) 2567 748. 2567 444 e) Indian Institute of Science (IISc. S. Contact: Director ISI. Contact: Head ISI 7. which will enable the students to take up these fields later if they so desire. Road Calcutta .in c) Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) ISI is a unique institution devoted to research. The Institute has a graduate programme. natural sciences and social The B. This centre has active research groups in many areas of mathematics and statistics. degree. conducted jointly with the University of Allahabad.Stat Programme and active research groups in Mathematics. P. Contact: Director Harish .S.ernet. Sansanwal Marg New Delhi . Mahalanobis in Calcultta in 113 Website: http://www. India Phone : +91 (532) 2569 named after the mathematician Harish-Chandra.Stat) course and also an M.Math (Hons. and visiting positions at various levels.560 059 Website: http://www.isid. College P. leading to the Ph. It is an autonomous institute.Chandra Research Institute Chattnag Road.211 019. M. 2569 578. Taramani. M. Government of India.Math programme includes some courses on Computer Science.V.O. Physics etc. Jhunsi Allahabad . It also offers a Master of Statistics (M. B.) Programme from the year 2000. Founded by Prof. Math Course since 2003.Tech Courses. teaching and application of statistics.700 108 Website: ISI Bangalore Centre has started a 3 year B.T.D. Chennai . Operations Research and Theoretical Statistics.Contact: Director IMSc CIT Campus.imsc.isibang. Mysore Road. Bangalore . Research at HRI is focussed on Mathematics and Theoretical Physics. the institute gained the status of an Institution of National Importance in 1959. the Institute offers post-doctoral d) Harish Chandra Research Institute (HRI) Harish-Chandra Research Institute (HRI) is a research institution. Uttar Pradesh.

Chennai Mathematical Institute Plot H1. It was founded in 1989 as a part of the SPIC Science Foundation. all students of the integrated Master’s programme will be required to take courses in Mathematics. electronics and instrumentation.iisc.IISc is a premier institution founded in 1909 for research and advanced instruction in almost all frontier areas of Science and Technology and has a very high international standing in the academic world. Bangalore .D.560 012 (f) Chennai Mathematical Institute Website: http://www. Punjab. side by side with substantial financial support from the Government of India. Contact: The Dr. The Institute receives major private funding. The Department of Mathematics has research groups in many areas of pure and applied Mathematics.I. it has been an autonomous institution. Chemistry and Biology for the first two years of the curriculum. Siruseri . the Institute conducts BSc programmes in Mathematics and Computer Science as well as Physics. IISER is a unique initiative in science education in India. INDIAN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE EDUCATION AND RESEARCH (IISER) Two new institutions devoted to science education and research called Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISER) are located in Kolkata and Pune. Contact: Director Indian Institute of Science Education and Director IISER Kolkata . 900. IISER proposes to create advance teaching and research laboratories where students will have an opportunity to pursue laboratory experiment as well as advanced research under the mentorship of worldclass faculties.cmi. curiosity and creativity. NCL Innovation Park.D Programmes in all areas of Basic Sciences. computational sciences.A new IISER is proposed at Chennai Mathematical Institute is a centre of excellence for teaching and research in the mathematical sciences. The main areas of research at CMI are Mathematics and Computer Science.. IISER will promote a flexible and borderless curriculum in all disciplines of basic sciences. Homi Bhabha Road Pune-411008 Tel: 020-25898021 Website : www. IISER will promote the skills of students in areas such as scientific inquiry. Apart from classroom instructions.. Contact: Chairman Dept. Consequently. Physics.O. A Physics group is also being set up. IISER will be devoted to teaching of 5-year integrated Masters and post-bachelors and postMasters Ph. Therefore.Since 1996. along with MSc programmes in Mathematics and Computer Science.603103 Website: www. One of the objectives of IISER is to make education and career in basic sciences more attractive by providing opportunities in integrated learning of sciences and break the barriers of traditional disciplines. both. funded by the SPIC group in Chennai. SIPCOT IT Park Padur P. workshop and glass blowing practices. of Mathematics I. It has integrated Ph. IISER will be research universities of the highest caliber in which teaching and education will be totally integrated with the state-of-the-art research and will In addition to a vibrant PhD programme. programmes in integrative sciences in an intellectually vibrant atmosphere of research. problem (Phone : 044-32983441) 10. communication skills.

14. R&D laboratories and various industries.math.umuc. 15.duke. NISER is also expected to generate a pool of competent manpower to man various scientific R&D establishments of the country carrying out research work in frontier areas.IIT Kharagpur Extension Centre Block http://www.sitesforteachers. 13.mcs. At a later stage activities will expand to include Earth and Planetary The aim of this special institute is to nurture world class scientists for the country who will take up challenging research and teaching assignments in universities. 5. Sector III Salt Lake City Kolkata . 6.wolfram. Contact : Director National Institute of Science Education & Research Institute of Physics Sachivalaya Marg Bhubaneswar http://www.fsu.ams. Exemplary teaching and research attributes of its faculty is expected to inspire strongly motivated bright young students to dedicate their lives for scientific research. 8. SOME WEB RESOURCES IN MATHEMATICS http://www. Orissa.iiserkol. Every student will be introduced to the excitements in the frontier of knowledge in other branches of fundamental science. NISER aims to impart high quality science education with a vibrant academic .math. Joyofpi. Biology.751 005. 18. It will strive to be recognized as a centre of excellence in science education and research in four basic sciences viz. 7. NISER expects its students to be aware that their talent is recognized and totally supported by the society and they in turn must develop a sense of indebtedness to the society at large. www. 3.700106 11 Website : www.calculus/ www. NISER is going to be affiliated to the Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI). a Deemed University within the DAE (Attention High School Students and Teachers) http://www. Mathematics and Physics.jhu. www. With a flexible borderless http://www. . It is the first institution of its kind set up by the Department of Atomic Energy.html http://www.cgu.htmlmath http://wise. 12. 17. Tel:0674-2301058 12. lii. Engineering sciences and Computer cte. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE EDUCATION AND RESEARCH The National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) is envisioned to be a unique institution of its kind in

R.. L. 27. Katre V. 11.. 8.nyu. Williams K.R. A.19. 1.paperfolding. I-III (Anthem Press) 33. Mathematical Olympiad Challenges (Universities Press) Elementary Number Theory (UBS) Functional Equations. Larson.M. I.S. Maths Olympiad. 26.. Burton Venkatachala B. 1972 .) R. H. 22. Durrell C. Krishnan (Ed.H. 30. 31. Sierpenski.robtw 13.K. Shirali S. Andreescu Bernard and Child Stein haus U. Singal S. 4.M.A.. http://cims. 7. V. Birkhauser (2004) Higher Algebra (Mc Millan) One Hundred Problems in Elementary Mathematics (Dover) College Geometry (Narosa) (1995) The red book of mathematical problems (Dover) International Mathematics Olympiad Vol. 15. 20. Krishnamoorthy etal. 6.S. A problem solving approach Geometry Problem solving through recreational Mathematics (Dover) Challenging Problems in Geometry (Dover) Recreations in the theory of numbers (Dover) The Mathematical Olympiad Hand book OUP (2000) Mathematical Olympiad Challenges Birkhauser (2000) Gems from the Mathematics 2. 16. 10. M. OLYMPIADS: Klamkin.A. 21. BM Pub (2000) Mathematical Olympiad Treasures. O.mathlinks. AMTI (2000) 501 Difficult problems in Mathematics. K 35. Singal. 12. Techniques of Problem Solving .A. V.) An excursion in Mathematics Mastering Olympiad Mathematics (Frank Brothers) Problem Solving Strategies (Springer) First steps in Number Theory (Universities Press) Adventures in Problem Solving .R. 32. 9.html 21. I. Vijayakumar V. LIST OF BOOKS FOR MATH.S.. 23. 19. Yaglom. Bonnie Averback and Oria Chein Alfred Posamentiar and Charles T. Eves H. C M. www. Hardy.1986 The USSR Olympiad Problem Book (Dover) 250 Problems in Elementary Number Theory (Elsevier) An Introduction to the theory of Numbers (Wiley) Geometry Revisited (MAA) Problem Solving through Problems (Springer) Geometric Inequalities (MAA) Challenges and thrill of Precollege Mathematics (New Age Publ. Reiman . 14. Steven G. . Salkind Beiler A. 17. (Interline Publ) Winning Solutions (Springer) Olympiad Mathematics (Pitambar Publ. Roy Choudhary T. 5. Muralidharan G. Gelca S. 34. 3.C. 28. A Gardiner T. Bottema. Seshan Engel A. www. 25. 29..S. 18.) Mathematical challenges from Olympiads. A Shirali S.K. W Niven & Zukerman Coxeter. 20. Lozansky E. Krantz Titu Andreescu & Razvan Gelca. Andreesan R. AMTI (1997) Non-routine problems in Mathematics. Rousseau. 24. Pranesachar C. . J.

the Fields Medal. Mcmullen (US) Efim Isakovich Zelmanov (Russia) Pierre-Louis Lions (France) Jean Bourgain (Belgium) Jean-Christophe Yaccoz (France) Vladimir Drinfeld (USSR) Vaughan Frederick Randal Jones (New Zealand) Shigefumi Mori (Japan). China Berlin. The Fields Medal was first awarded in 1936. Poland Helsinki. Terence Tao (Australia) Wendelin Werner (France) Laurent Lafforgue (France) Vladimir Voevodsky (Russia/US) Richard Ewen Borcherds (GB) William Timothy Gowers (GB) Maxim Kontsevich (Russia) Curtis T. During the congress. Daniel Quillen (US) Enrico Bombieri (Italy). The Rolf Nevanlinna Prize honors distinguished achievements in mathematical aspects of information science. Edmund Landau listed four basic problems about primes. Heisuke Hironaka (Japan) Sergei Petrovich Novikov (USSR) John Griggs Thompson (GB) 2002 1998 Beijing. Nevanlinna Prize and Gauss Prize The International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM) is the largest congress in the mathematics community. the Rolf Nevanlinna Prize in 1982. Edward Witten (US) Simon Donaldson (GB) Gerd Faltings (West Germany) Michael Freedman (US) Alian Connes (France). now called Landau’s problems. List of Fields Medalists and venue of ICM Year 2010 2006 Venue Hyderabad. Willam Thurston (US) Shing-Tung Yau (US) Pierre Deligne (Belgium). Canada Nice. Spain Medalists Andrei Okounkov (Russia). Japan in 2006. David Hilbert announced his famous list of 23 open problems in mathematics. The 1924 congress at Toronto was organized by John Charles Fields. At the 1900 congress in Paris. Charles Fefferman (US) Grigory Margulis (USSR). India Madrid. Switzerland 1990 Kyoto. Finland Vancouver. now called Hilbert’s problems. International Congress of Mathematicians-Fields Medal. the Nevanlinna prize and Gauss Prize. France 1982 (Held in 1983) 1978 1974 1970 . At the 1912 congress in Cambridge. It is held once every four years under the auspices of the International Mathematical Union (IMU). The Fields Medal recognizes outstanding mathematical achievement and is popularly known as the Nobel Prize in Mathematics.. The Carl Friedrich Gauss Prize is awarded for outstanding mathematical contributions that have found significant applications outside of mathematics.All these books are with the Regional Co-ordinator for reference and are also available in leading bookstalls. are awarded. 14. David Mumford (US) Alan Baker (GB). Germany 1994 Zurich. Japan 1986 Berkeley. California United States Warszawa. The Gauss Prize was awarded for the first time to Kiyoshi Itô of Kyoto University. Grigori Perelman (Russia) (denied).

Switzerland Bologna. Trivandrum-695 015. Mathematical Sciences Trust Society. New Delhi . Jesse Douglas (US) Zurich. The Board of Directors of CMI designated a $7 million prize fund for the solution to these problems.mathworld. France Zurich. AGRA. Maredo Viana (IMPA. H. 36. Klaus Roth (GB) United Kingdom Rene Thom (France) Amsterdam. Italy Toronto. The institute dedicated to increasing and disseminating mathematical knowledge. Millenium Prize Problems In order to celebrate mathematics in the new millennium. Ramanujan Prize Ramanujan . Varadhan (2007) . Switzerland Moscow. www. Abel. Singer (2004) Peter Lax (2005) Lennart Carleson (2006) S. dedicated to the memory of N. and developed from a proposal by the mathematics department at the University of Oslo in fulfillment of a request formulated by the Norwegian mathematician Sophus Lie towards the end of the 19th century. France Cambridge. focusing on important classic questions that have resisted solution over the American . Massachusetts. Websites :www.110065.wolfram. Sudhakaran. has named Seven Prize Problems.Felix Klein was a Chairman Heidelberg. Soviet Union Some other prizes : Abel Prize The Abel prize is a mathematics prize of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters. with $1 million allocated to each. Nalanchira. L. Massachusetts (CMI). Michael Atiyah and Isadore M. This prize was awarded from the year 1962 1958 1954 1950 1936 1932 1928 1924 1920 1912 1908 1904 1900 1897 Michal Atiyah (GB). New Friends Colony. instituted by The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) is for young mathematicians from developing countries and funded by the Abel Memorial Fund.S. Italy . 2530601) . Brazil) won the first Ramanujan prize in 2005 and R. 12. Cole Prize etc. Sujatha (TIFR. laurent Schwartz (France) United States Atle Selberg (Norway) Oslo. John Milnor (US) Edinburgh. the first recipient being Jean-Pierre Serre(who was also a Field's medalist !). Sweden Lars Hormander (Sweden). (Tel: 0471-2530812. SCHOOL MATHEMATICS PROJECTS AND OTHER EDUCATIONAL TOYS 1. The Scientific Advisory Board of CMI selected these problems. Mumbai) in 2006. Mr.R. Canada Strasbourg.Indian are the other winners. Norway Lars Ahlfors (Finland). Many other prizes are awarded for outstanding contributions in Mathematics such as Wolf Prize. Paul Joseph Cohen (US) Alexander Grothendieck (France) Stephen Smale (US) Stockholm. Germany Paris. It is modeled after the Nobel Prize. Bhavani. The Clay Mathematics Institute of Cambridge. C-766.mathunion. United Kingdom Rome. 2. Netherlands Kunihiko Kodaira (Japan) Jean-Pierre Serre (France) Cambridge.

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. .I mean the universe . -John Ruskin Quality is not an act. inflame their intellect.P. widen their horizons. -A. it means teaching them to behave as they don’t behave. to hold that you know it. . He must himself be a fellow traveller in the exiting pursuit of knowledge. but it cannot be understood unless one first learns to comprehend the language and interpret the characters in which it is written. Dream Dreams transform into thoughts and thoughts results in action.Aristotle Education is not to teach men facts. Dream. not to reform or amuse them or make them expert technicians. circles and other geometric figures. It is written in the language of Mathematics. if possible. but to think nevetheless. and its characters are triangles. -Galileo Galilei Education does not mean teaching people to know what they do not know. It is a habit.Confucius The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking. It is to unsettle their minds.Robert Maynard Hutchins When you know a thing. Abdul Kalam Philosophy is written in this grandbook . theories or laws. Radhakrishnan Dream.S. teach them to think straight. and when you do not know a thing.which stands continually open to our gaze. without which it is humanly impossible to understand a single word of it. -Albert Einstein . this is knowledge. .J.A good teacher must know how to arouse the interest of the pupil in the field of study for which he is responsible. to allow that you do not know it.

discovering mathematics and teaching mathematics -Simeon Poisson A mathematician’s patterns. Depth beyond depth was revealed to me . Hardy "Obvious" is the most dangerous word in mathematics. beauty can be perceived but not explained. the ideas.that I saw it all. I saw exactly why it happened and why the tergiversation was inevitable but it was after dinner and I let it go. something that no one ever knew before.G. damned lies. Beauty is the first test. there is no permanent place in the world for ugly mathematics. it's the exact opposite. P A M Dirac There are three kinds of lies: lies.T. . in such a way as to be understood by everyone. I saw .a quantity passing through infinity and changing its sign from plus to minus. E.Life is good for only two things. and statistics. Albert Einstein . so for a mathematical theory. Sir Winston Spencer Churchill In science one tries to tell people. Arthur Cayley I had a feeling once about Mathematics .Bell As for everything else.the Byss and Abyss. like painter’s or the poet’s must be beautiful. one might see the transit of Venus or even the Lord Mayor's Show. But in poetry. Mark Twain Imagination is more important than knowledge. like the colors or the words must fit together in a harmonious way.

not possession but the act of getting there. a profound and important idea which appears so simple to us now that we ignore its true merit.but that men will begin to think like computers. and as far as they are certain. after one kingdom is scarcely conquered. they do not refer to reality. which grants the greatest enjoyment. but the act of learning. Pierre-Simon de Laplace No human investigation can be called real science if it cannot be demonstrated mathematically. stretches out his arms for others. who. each symbol receiving a value of position as well as an absolute value. and we shall appreciate the grandeur of the achievement the more when we remember that it escaped the genius of Archimedes and Apollonius.H. Leonardo da Vinci .As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality. But its very simplicity and the great ease which it has lent to computations put our arithmetic in the first rank of useful inventions. they are not certain. two of the greatest men produced by antiquity. Hardy The real danger is not that computers will begin to think like men. Albert Einstein It is not knowledge. When I have clarified and exhausted a subject. in order to go into darkness again. then I turn away from it. the never-satisfied man is so strange if he has completed a structure. I imagine the world conqueror must feel thus. Harris It is India that gave us the ingenious method of expressing all numbers by means of ten symbols. then it is not in order to dwell in it peacefully. Sydney J. G. Karl Friedrich Gauss I am interested in mathematics only as a creative art. but in order to begin another.

J.P. with great thoughts and spread the nobility in thinking and action among the students. the teacher’s love for teaching is essential. on the earth and above the earth. Dr. They should treat all the students equally and should not support any differentiation on account of religion. The teachers must constantly endeavour to fill their mind. so that they blossom into creative enlightened citizens.TEACHING IS A LIFE TIME MISSION To enable development of youth first and foremost. they are making an important contribution to the efforts of national development. Teacher should celebrate the success of the students. Abdul Kalam Former President of India . with teaching as the soul of the teacher. They should realize by being a teacher. the teacher transforms himself or herself as a great teacher only when he or she is capable of elevating the average student to high performance. They should encourage the students and children to ask questions and develop the spirit of enquiry. With their full commitment to the great mission of teaching. community or language and continuously upgrade the capacities in teaching so that they can impart quality education to the students. The teacher conducting himself or herself in a noble way itself is a lifetime message for students. A. The teacher must realize that they are responsible for shaping not just students but ignited youth who are the most powerful resource under the earth.