N E W S L E T T E R NO. 19

March, 2008

(Registration No. S-550, Delhi)


Professor Ratan Prakash Agarwal was born on June 15, 1925 at Basti in Uttar Pradesh, India. He held two doctorate degrees, one from Lucknow University (1950) and second from London University (1953). He completed his doctoral thesis from London University under the supervision of famous classical analyst Professor W.N. Bailey of Bedford College.

He was a Fulbright Visiting Research Professor at West Virginia University, USA during 1967 – 68. Under the Indo-American Exchange Programme, he was invited as Visiting Professor by Pennsylvania State University, USA, in 1979. He was on the faculty of Lucknow University from 1946 to 1985 save for a break of three years at Gorakhpur University where he was Head of the Department of Mathematics from 1963 to 1966. He was the Vice-Chancellor of Rajasthan University, Jaipur, from 1985 to 1988. He was also the Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor of Lucknow University.

He served the Society as General Secretary and also as the Editor of the Journal of Indian Mathematical Society for many years. He was the President of the Section of Mathematics, Indian Science Congress Association for the year 1982– 83. He was also the President of the Indian Mathematical Society in 1984–85. He received Ramanujan Birth Centenary Award for outstanding Contribution to Mathematics from the Indian Science Congress Association in 1991; He was also a recipient of Distinguished Service Award of the Mathematical Association of India in 1985, American Biographical Institute’s Distinguished Leadership Award in 1987 among other several honours.

He was, perhaps, a rare doctoral supervisor who took considered care in not having a joint publication with any of his 23 Ph.D. students and one D.Sc. student. He was a prolific researcher. He published 65 research papers and many research monographs. The three volumes entitled “Resonance of Ramanunjan’s Mathematics” authored by him are considered monumental. Not only that he was a great mathematician, he was a great human being too.

During early eighties, when the Society was sailing through very rough weather, Professor Agarwal provided a very strong leadership for lifting the Society through his Presidentship in 1984 – 85, and thereafter too.

Under his leadership, the Constitution of the Society was modified, aptly updated and was tailored to suit the growth and development of the Society.

Professor R. P. Agarwal left for his heavenly abode on Wednesday, February 9, 2008 at Lucknow.

Throughout his life he remained a great source of inspiration to all the young budding mathematicians as also to his colleagues and fellow workers. The Indian Mathematical Society pays its respectful homage to the memory of Professor R. P. Agarwal who nurtured the Society for many years.

N E W S L E T T E R NO. 19
March, 2008


73rd Centenary Year Annual Conference : Highlights

The 73rd Annual Conference of the Indian Mathematical Society was held at the University of Pune, Pune, from December 27, 2007 to December 30, 2007 under the Presidentship of Professor R.B. Bapat (Delhi). The Conference was attended by more than 330 delegates. Two Presidential Addresses (General and Technical), three Plenary Lectures by Professor S. T. Yau (Fields Medalist, Harvard University), Professor Richard Hamilton (Clay Award winner, California University) and Professor S. R. S. Varadhan (Abel Prize Winner, Courant Institute), four Memorial Award Lectures, eleven invited lectures and ten Symposia were delivered during the Conference. Also, in all 120 research papers were presented at the Conference including 13 research papers for the Paper Presentation Competition for various Prizes.

The Conference was inaugurated by Shri Prithviraj Chavan, Hon’ble Minister of State (Prime Minister’s Office), Government of India, in the forenoon of December 27, 2007. The function was presided by the Hon’able Vice-Chancellor Dr. Narendra Jadhav. Professor B. N. Waphare, Head, Department of Mathematics and Local Secretary of the Conference offered a warm welcome to the delegates. The General Secretary Professor V. M. Shah spoke about the Indian Mathematical Society and expressed his sincere and profuse thanks, on behalf of the Society, to the host for organizing the Conference. The Academic Secretary Professor Satya Deo

reported about the academic activities of the Society. Dr. (Miss) S. P. Arya reported about Professor P. L. Bhatnagar Memorial Prize for 2007. The Prize was awarded to the top scorer Shri Abhishek Hemantumar of Pune. Professor R. B. Bapat delivered his Presidential address (General) on “CHALLENGES AND FRUSTRATIONS OF BEING A MATHEMATICIAN”. The function ended with a vote of thanks by the host.

Professor R. B. Bapat delivered his technical address on “RECENT DEVELOPMENTS AND OPEN PROBLEMS IN THE THEORY OF PERMANENTS” which was presided by Professor V. M. Shah, senior most past president of the Society present in the Conference.

Details of the Plenary Lectures delivered :

1. Professor S. T. Yau. (Fields Medalist, Harvard University, USA) delivered a Plenary Lecture under M. K. Singal Memorial on “PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE OF INDIAN AND CHINESE MATHEMATICS”. Chairperson: Professor Satya Deo.

2. Professor Richard Hamilton. (Clay Award Winner, Columbia University, USA) delivered a Plenary Lecture on “SURGERED RICCI FLOW”. Chairperson: Professor R. S. Kulkarni.

3. Professor S. R. S. Varadhan. (Abel Prize Winner, Courant Institute, New York, USA) delivered a Plenary Lecture on “HOMOGENIZATION”. Chairperson : Professor N. K. Thakare.

Details of the Memorial Award Lectures delivered :

1. The 21st P. L. Bhatnagar Memorial Award Lecture was delivered by Professor T. M. Karade (Nagpur). He spoke on “RELATIVISTIC CONSIDERATION FOR MODIFIED NEWTONIAN DYNAMICS (MOND)”.
Chairperson : Dr. (Miss) S. P. Arya.

2. The 18th V. Ramaswamy Aiyer Memorial Award Lecture was delivered by Professor Dinesh Singh (Delhi University, Delhi).

Chairperson : Professor R. B. Bapat.

3. The 18th Srinivasa Ramanujan Memorial Award Lecture was delivered by Professor J. Radhakrishnan (TIFR, Mumbai). He spoke on “THE LIST DECODING RADIUS OF REED-SOLOMON CODES”.
Chairperson : Professor I. B. S. Passi.

4. The 8th Ganesh Prasad Memorial award Lecture was delivered by Professor Siddhartha Gadgil (IISc, Bangalore). He spoke on “ORDERS ON MANIFOLD AND SURGERY”.
Chairperson: Dr. S. B. Nimse.

Details of the Special Session of Paper Presentation Competition for various prizes :

During this Session thirteen research papers were presented for various IMS Prizes, AMU Prize and V M Shah Prize. Professor Satya Deo Tripathi (Chairperson), Professor A. K. Agarwal, Professor T. M. Karade and Professor Aparajita Ojha were the judges. Following is the result :

1. IMS Prize (Geometry) : Anandateerth Mangasuli.
2. IMS Prize (Discrete Mathematics): Santosh Dhotre.
3. IMS Prize (Number Theory) : Meenakshi Rana.
4. IMS Prize (Operations Research) : No Prize awarded.
5. IMS Prize (Fluid Dynamics) : S. Saravanan.
6. IMS Prize (Algebra) : Participant absent.
7. AMU Prize. : No entry.
8. V M Shah Prize (Analysis) : B. L. Ghodadra.

Details of Invited Lectures delivered :
1. S. S. Abhyankar (Purdue University, USA) :
“On the Jacobian Problem”.
2. K. Varadarajan (University of Calgary, Canada) :
“Anti hopfian and Anti Co-hopfian Modules”.

3. Dinesh Thakur (Arizona State University, USA) :
“Recent Developments in Function Field Arithmetic”.
4. Madhu Raka (Panjab University, Chandigarh) :
“Idempotent Generators of Irreducible Cyclic Codes”.
5. V. Balaji (CMI, Chennai) :
“Principal Bundles on Projective Varities”
6. Ajay Kumar (Delhi University) :
“Operator Space Structure on Banach Spaces”.
7. Arbind K. Lal (IIT, Kanpur) :
“Graph Structure via Laplacian Matrix”.
8. Rafiqiul Alam (IIT, Guwahati) :
“Numerics of Structured Eigenvalue Problems”.
9. C. M. Joshi (Udaipur) :
“On Some Generalized Baily Type Transforms”.
10. Tej B. Singh (Delhi University) :
“Free Involutions on Projective Spaces”.
11. T. Parthasarathy (Chennai) :
“Semidefinite Programming Problem – A survey”.

Details of the Symposia organized :

Organizer : Professor Ajay Kumar (Delhi University).
Speakers :
• Daniel E. Wulbert (University of California, San Diego): “On a Locator Problem”.
• K. B. Sinha (JNCASR, Bangalore): “Krein’s Shift Function and Index Theorems”.
• S. G. Dani (TIFR, Mumbai) : “Ergodic Theory and Von Neumann Algebra – in regard to Harmonic Analysis and Operator Algebra”

Organizer : Professor S. A. Katre (Pune University).
Speakers :
• K. M. Rangaswamy (University of Colarado, USA) : “On Modules of Finite Torsion-free Rank over Valuation Domains”.
• S. A. Katre (Pune University) : “Warings problem for Matrices over commutative rings”.
• J. B. Srivastava (IIT Delhi) : “Some research problems on Group Algebras of certain infinite groups”.
• Sudesh K. Khanduja (Panjab University, Chandigarh): “On irreducible factors for polynomials in two variables”.

Organizer : Professor A. Ojha (PTDPM IIIT, Jabalpur).
Speakers :
• Vijay Natarajan (IISc. Bangalore) : “Topological Analysis for Data Exploration"
• Suman Mitra (DAIICT, Gandhinagar) : “Detection and Tracking of Objects in Low Contrast Condition”
• Roshan Rammohan (University of New Mexico) : “Context Sensitive Probabilistic Modeling and Applications”
• Aparajita Ojha (PTDPM IIIT, Jabalpur) : “Rational Patches for Smooth Surface Construction”

Organizer : Professor Madhu Raka (Panjab university, Chandigarh).
Speakers :
• Prabal Pal : “On the PAPR of cosets of Linear Codes ”.
• Sudhir Ghorpade (IIT Powai, Mumbai) : “Higher weights of Grassmann codes”.

• Gurmeet K. Bakshi : “Polyadic Codes and their Generalizations”.
• Anuradha Narasimhan : “Exponential sums and linear codes over finite fields”.
Organizers : Professor R. S. Kulkarni (IIT Powai, Mumbai) and Professor Satya Deo (HRI, Allahabad).
Speakers :
• C. S. Aravinda (TIFR, Bangalore) : “Khinchine type theorems for closed negatively curved manifolds”.
• J. K. Verma (IIT Powai, Mumbai) : “Mixed multiplicities of ideals and mixed volumes of polytopes”.
• R. S. Kulkarni (IIT Powai, Mumbai) : “z-classes in Quaternionic Geometries”.
• Kishor Marathe (CUNY): “Quantum Topology” 6. On “ BIOMATHEMATICS ”.
Organizer : Professor Peeyushchandra (IIT, Kanpur).
Speakers :
• Girija Jayaraman (IIT Delhi): “Physiological Applications of Fluid Dynamics”
• M. Ramachandra Kaimal (University of Kerala) : “Graph Theoretical and computational Approaches in Biological Networks”
• Joydeep Dhar (IIITM, Gwalior) : “Spatio-temporal models of spreading of disease: Role of Incubation Period and Movement of Carrier Population”.
• V. Sundararajan (C-DAC Pune) : “Population genetics based algorithms and their applications”.

Organizer : Professor B. N. Waphare (Pune University, Pune).

Speakers :
• B. N. Waphare (Pune University, Pune) : “Irreducibility of Graphs and Matroids”.
• V. B. Borse (Pune University, Pune) : “Removable cycles in Graphs and Matroids”.
• M. M. Shikare (Pune University, Pune) “Splitting in Matroids”.
• V. V. Joshi (Pune University, Pune) : “Neutral elements in Posets”.

Organizer : Professor A. P. Singh (Jammu University, Jammu).
Speakers :
• A. P. Singh (Jammu University, Jammu) : “Spiralling Baker Domain”.
• Rajiv K. Srivastava (Dr. B. R. Ambedkar University, Agra) “Certain Topological aspects of the Bicomplex Space”.
• I. K. Lahiri (Kalyani University, Kalyani) : “Entire and Meromorphic functions sharing values with their Derivatives”.
• M. G. P. Prasad (IIT Guwahati) : “Iteration of Meromorphic Functions”.

Organizer : Professor A. K. Agarwal. (Panjab University, Chandigarh).
Speakers :
• A. K. Agarwal (Panjab University, Chandigarh) : “Ramanujan’s mock theta functions and combinatorics”.
• N. K. Baruah (Tezpur University, Assam) : “Ramanujan's Eisenstein series and hypergeometric-like series for 1/pi^2”
• Roshan Rammohan (University of New Mexico) “Context Sensitive Probabilistic Modeling and Applications”

• M.S. Mahadeva Naika (Bangalore) : “On some new Explicit Evaluations of Class Invariants”.
• R. K. Yadav (J. N. V. University, Jodhpur) : “On applications of q-fractional calculus”

Organizer : Dr. S. B. Nimse (New Arts, Commerce and Science College, Ahmednagar).
Speakers :
• S. B. Nimse (Ahmednagar).: “Choquet and Sugeno Integrals”.
• (Mrs) S. V. Ingale (Ahmednagar) : “Generalised Measures and Their Applications”
• Rajeshwar Andale (Mumbai) : “Mathematical Theory of Evidence”.
• M. S. Chaudhari (Shivaji University, Kolhapur) :

General Body Meeting

The General Body Meeting was held at 12.15 p.m. on December 30, 2007 in the Fergusson College, Pune.

The General Body Meeting was followed by the Valedictory Function. Various Prizes were awarded to the recipients during the Valedictory Function. Profuse thanks and gratefulness were expressed to the host by the Office bearers and delegates for organizing a 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 invited to suggest the names of the prospective speakers for these awards with their brief write-up. The suggestions may be sent to the General Secretary Professor V. M. Shah

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

For the year 2008 these areas are:
Six IMS Prizes : Algebra, Geometry, Topology, Discrete Mathematics, Number Theory, Operations Research, Fluid Dynamics, Biomathematics and Computer Science.
AMU Prize : Functional Analysis. (Out of the stipulated areas: Algebra, Functional Analysis and Differential Geometry)
V.M. Shah Prize : Analysis.

Three / Four judges are appointed by the Council for “Paper Presentation Competition” for deciding the award of various Prizes. Each of these eight prizes listed above carries a Certificate and a cash amount of Rs.1000/-.

Following conditions apply:

1. Only the Members of the Society are eligible for participation in the Competition.

2. The upper age limit of a candidate for participation in the Competition for 2008 is 40 years as on December 31, 2008.

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.

All the research papers intended to be presented for prizes or otherwise during the ensuing Annual Conference of 2008 should be sent to Professor Satya Deo, Academic Secretary, IMS. The manuscript and the abstract of the papers intended for presentation be prepared as suggested later on in the “Manuscript Style” para.

Only Members of the Society are entitled to participate in the Academic Programmes or present their papers in the Conferences.

In case of joint authorship of a manuscript, all the authors are required to be members of the Society.

Further details for sending such papers will be announced in the next (August) News Letter.

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. During 2007-08 such lectures were held at the following centers :

Ajmer, Bangalore, Chennai, Gwalior, Jammu, Lucknow, Mysore, Pune and Vadodara.

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 V. M. Shah 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 0019-5839) and The Mathematics Student (MS ; the Student ; ISSN 0025-5742) , both of which are quarterly.

Contributions in the form of research papers, short notes, research problems, etc. are invited for the Student.

Only the research papers of high quality are published in the Journal.

Manuscript Submission : Manuscripts intended for publication should preferably be submitted online in the LaTeX .pdf file or in the standard word processing format (Word or Word Perfect) including figures and tables. In case of hard copy submission, Three (3) copies of the manuscripts along with a Compact Disc (CD) copy are required to be submitted.

For the Journal, manuscripts should be submitted to
Professor N. K. Thakare, Editor, JIMS.
C/o. Department of Mathematics, University of Pune,
Pune – 411 007 (MS), India.
E-mail : jims@math.unipune.ernet.in .

For the Student, manuscripts should be submitted to
Professor J. R. Patadia, Editor, MS.
Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science,
The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda,
Vadodara – 390 002 (Gujarat), India.
E-mail : jamanadaspat@gmail.com

Manuscript Style : Manuscripts (including bibliographies, tables, etc.) should be typed double spaced on A4 size white paper with 1 inch (2.5 cm.) margins on all sides with font size 11 pt., preferably in LaTeX. Sections should appear in the following order : Title Page, Abstract, Text, Notes and References. Comments or replies to previously published articles should also follow this format with the exception of abstracts. While typing in LaTeX, the following Preamble be used as is required by the Press :


Title Page: The Title page should include the manuscript title, authors’ names & permanent affiliations and the name, address & e-mail address of the author to whom page proofs and reprints are required to be sent.

Abstract: The following page should include an abstract of not more than 100 words, a list of two to six key words and AMS subject classification (2000).

Text: The text of the manuscript should begin on a new page. The introduction should have heading number 1. Subsequent section headings (including appendices) should be designated by Hindu-Arabic numerals (2,3,…etc.) and subsection headings should be numbered 2.1, 2.2, etc. Figures, tables and displayed equations should be numbered consecutively throughout the text (1, 2,… etc.). Equation numbers should appear flush left in parentheses and running variables for equation (e.g., i =1,2,…, n) flush right in parentheses.

References: Responsibility for the accuracy of bibliographic citations lies entirely with the Authors. References in the text be indicated by number(s) in square brackets in line with the text. Example: “… as mentioned in [2, 8]. Ramanujan [9] obtained the following result …”. In the list, the references should be numbered in the order in which they appear in the text. Examples:

Reference to a journal publication:
1. G. Birkhoff, Neutral elements in general lattices ,
Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 46 (1940), 702 – 705.
Reference to a book:
1. J. Munkres, Elements of Algebraic Topology,
Addison–Wesley, 1984.

Illustration Style: Originals for illustrations should be sharp and of good contrast. Each Figure and Table should be mentioned in the text and numbered consecutively using Hindu-Arabic numerals. For each Figure and Table, its desired location in the text should be clearly specified. Each Figure and Table must have a caption. Example of proper style for captions : “Figure 1” or “Table 1”. Suggested Figure formats are : TIFF, GIF, EPS, PPT and Postscript. Files should be at least 300 dpi.

Copyright : Copy right of the articles published in the Journal or the Student lies with the Indian Mathematical Society.

Reprints: Authors of the papers printed in the Journal and the Student are entitled to 50 reprints free of charge.

In case of any query, the concerned Editor may be contacted.

Page Charges :

The page charges for publications in the Journal / the Student are US$35 / Rs.100 per page except for invited articles.

Subscriptions :

• Annual subscription for the Journal :

Rs. 1000/- for Libraries in India ;

$80/- for Libraries outside India or for personal use.

• Annual subscription for the Mathematics Student :

Rs. 800/- for Libraries in India ;

$75/- for Libraries outside India or for personal use.

Payments : All payments are to be made to Dr. (Miss) S. P. Arya, Treasurer, IMS by DD drawn in favour of “The Indian Mathematical Society” payable at New Delhi, India.

Membership of the Society

Membership fees of the Society is as under :

Life Membership Fee :

Rs.2000/- ( US $1000/- for those residing outside India ).

Members of the Society are entitled to a free copy of the “Mathematics Student” for their personal use (not for sale/resale).

Ordinary Annual Membership Fee : Rs. 200/- ( US $100/- for those residing outside India ).

Sessional Membership Fee :

Rs. 200/- ( US $100/- for those residing outside India ).

Sessional Members are those who join the Society only for a particular Session. They may contribute papers for presentation and / or participate in any of the academic programmes held during the Session.

• Membership form is available on the IMS website.

Member in good standing :

A member is considered to be of good standing in a particular year if he/she has paid his/her Membership dues by June 30 of that year.
IMS Library

The Indian Mathematical Society Library is housed in the Campus of the Ramanujan Institute for Advanced Study in Mathematics, University of Madras, Chennai – 600 005 ever since it was shifted from Poona.

The Library has a rich collection of back volumes of mathematical journals from all over the world. At present the Library is receiving 61 journals on Exchange Basis. The Library is having a rich collection of back numbers of reputed mathematical journals and there is a spate of request for xerox copies of articles published in these journals. The Library attends to these demands promptly. If a particular journal is not available in the IMS Library, the scholars/students are requested to contact other Libraries where it is likely to be available providing them with the addresses of those Libraries.

The address of the IMS Library is :

The Indian Mathematical Society Library,
The Ramanujan Institute for Advanced Study in Mathematics,
University of Madras, Chepauk, Chennai – 600 005.
Phone : 044 – 25360357 ; E-mail : riasm@md3.vsnl.net.in

For further information one may contact Professor K. Partasarathy, The Librarian of the IMS and Director of the Institute.

V. M. Shah
General Secretary, IMS.
The M. S. University of Baroda,
Vadodara – 390 002 (Gujarat), India.
March 25, 2008. Phone : (R) : 0265 – 2433823.

Note : Any change or modification in the address and an e-mail id may please be communicated to the General Secretary.


• Members are requested to note their Membership Number pasted on the cover (enclosing this News Letter) along with their names. This may be quoted while communicating change of addresses, etc.

• The Complete List of the Life Members of the Society is available on the IMS website along with their Membership Numbers. Members whose mails have been returned undelivered are marked accordingly with a note in red along with their names on the IMS website.

Society looks forward to their correct addresses.

• Any change or modification in the address and an e-mail id may please be communicated to the General Secretary.

A Fervent Appeal

All the Members of the Society are humbly requested to appeal to their non-resident friends, not necessarily from the field of mathematics, to become Life Members of the Society by paying Membership Subscription of US $1000/-. This may be considered a token of goodwill towards the Indian Mathematical Society, and a benevolent act of charity on their part for the welfare of the Society at large.
• Membership form is available on the IMS website.

International Congress of Mathematicians 2010 (ICM 2010)

“The international Congress of Mathematicians (ICM) is an event of unique significance to the mathematical community around the world. It is held once in every four years. The venue for the Congress is chosen, from the bids received for it, by the International Mathematical Union. India has won the bid for holding the ICM in 2010. This is the first time the event is to happen in India and only the third time in Asia (after Kyoto-1990 and Beijing-2002). With the concurrence of IMU it has been decided to hold ICM 2010 at Hyderabad during August 19 – 27, 2010. This congress will be held at Hyderabad International Convention Centre (HICC).
A webpage for the ICM 2010 is located at "http://www.icm2010.org.in" .

Council Members 2008-09

1. Prof. A. K. Agrawal. President.
Center for Advanced Study in Mathematics,
Punjab University,
Sector 14, Chandigarh - 160 014 (Punjab), India.

2. Prof. R. B. Bapat. Immediate Past President.
Indian Statistical Institute Delhi,
7, S. J. S. Sansanwal Marg,
New Delhi-110016, India.

3. Prof. V. M. Shah. General Secretary.
Department of Mathematics,
Faculty of Science,
The M. S. University of Baroda,
Vadodara - 390 002 (Gujarat), India.

4. Prof. Satya Deo. Academic Secretary.
HRI, Chhatnag Road,
Jhusi , Allahabad - 211 019 (UP), India.

5. Dr. S. B. Nimse. Administrative Secretary.
Principal, New Arts, Commerce & Science College ,
Ahmednagar - 414 001 (MS), India.

6. Dr. (Miss) S. P. Arya. Trasurer.
Maitreyi College,
Bapu Dham Complex, Chanakyapuri,
New Delhi-110 021, India.

7. Prof. N. K. Thakare. Editor, J. Indian Math. Soc.
C/o : Department of Mathematics,
University of Pune,
Pune – 411 007 (MS), India.

8. Prof. J. R. Patadia. Editor, The Math. Student.
Department of Mathematics,
Faculty of Science,
The M. S. University of Baroda,
Vadodara - 390 002. (Gujarat), india.

9. Prof. K. Parthasarathy. Librarian.
Ramanujan Institute for Advanced Study in Mathematics,
University of Madras,
Chennai-600 005(TN), India.

10. Prof. A. P. Singh.
Department of Mathematics,
University of Jammu,
Jammu-180 006. (J & K), India.

11. Prof. G. S. Srivastava.
Department of Mathematics,
I. I. T. Roorkee,
Roorkee – 247 667 (UC), India.

12. Prof. A. S. Gupta.
Plot No. 85 F,
Hill Co operative Society,
Prem Bazar, Kharagpur – 721 306 (WB), India.

13. Prof. V. Kannan.
Department of Mathematics & Statistics,
University of Hyderabad,
P.O. Central University,
Hyderabad - 560 046 (AP), India.

14. Prof. (Mrs.) M. Shrivastava.
Department of Mathematics & Computer Science,
R. D. Vishwavidyalaya, Pachpedi,
Jabalpur - 482 001(MP), India.

15. Prof. Manjul Gupta.
Department of Mathematics & Statistics,
I. I. T. Kanpur,
Kanpur - 208 016(UP), India.

16. Prof. S. Bhushnurmath.
"Paranjyoti", Saptapur,
Haliyal Road,
Dharwad - 580 001(Karnataka), India.