International Conference on "Number Theory and Combinatroics," the fourth in
the series, was held at the Srinivasa Ramanujan Centre [SRC], SASTRA at
Kumbakonam between 19th and 22nd December 2006. This annual event attracted
mathematicians and researchers world over because of the relevance of
Ramanujan mathematics today and the quality of the proceedings of the
conference. This year the $10,000 SASTRA-Ramanujan Award was given to the
31-year old mathematician, Dr. Terence Tao of the University of California,
who is considered to be a child prodigy.
which is ever responsive to changes especially in curricular innovations,
organized a two-day workshop on "Revamping of Curriculum". The workshop,
which was attended by a cross-section of students, Deans and senior faculty
members proved to be very fruitful and the innovative suggestions that
emerged from the deliberations of the workshop will be implemented in the
next academic year.
Shri N. Gopalaswamy,
Chief Election Commissioner of India delivered the Second Shri V. Narayanan
Memorial Lecture on 6th December 2006, at SRC Kumbakonam. The National
Seminar on "Embedded Systems" and the National Seminar on "Intelligent
Instrumentation & Control" and Workshop on "Mechatronics and Automation"
were the other major events of the quarter.
Students have won laurels in the Stair-Climber Robotics contest conducted by IIT[m].
The fact that they won
the first, second and the third
prize in the event is a proof of the world-class technical skills our
I wish all the readers of ITIHAS a very happy and
prosperous New Year 2007.
Prof. R. SETHURAMAN
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON
NUMBER THEORY AND COMBINATORICS
International Conference on "Number Theory and Combinatorics", was organized
at Srinivasa Ramanujan Centre of SASTRA at Kumbakonam from 19th
to 22nd December 2006. Shri S. Sathyam, I. A. S. (Retired)
Ministry of Human Resources Development, New Delhi inaugurated the
conference. In his inaugural address he said that the need of the hour
is good mathematics teachers in specific and good science teachers in
general. Shri Sathyam said that students would be encouraged to take up
science streams as a subject of study and as their career, provided the
teaching is given in the right way.
He expressed the need for a
very relevant curriculum and inspiring pedagogy that would attract young
students to enroll themselves into science programmes, since the subject
forms the foundation in any advanced field of engineering and medicine.
Shri Sathyam lighting the traditional lamp