Srinivasa Ramanujan is hailed as an an all-time great mathematician, like Euler, Gauss or Jacobi, who has left behind 4000 original theorems, despite his lack of formal education and a short life-span. He made substantial contributions to the analytical theory of numbers and worked on elliptic functions, continued fractions, and infinite series. In recognition of the contributions of the legendary Indian mathematician, Sri. Srinivasa Ramanujan, the Union Government of India in 2012 has decided to celebrate December 22, birthday of Srinivasa Ramanujan, as the National Mathematics Day every year.
The basic objective of celebrating National Mathematics Day (NMD) is to spread the message of importance of mathematics for the development of humanity. Numerous educational events are organized at Indian schools and universities in connection with NMD. Various initiatives are encouraged to enthuse, motivate and inculcate, a positive attitude to learn mathematics among the younger generation of the country. Capacity building of teachers & students through training/ camps in Mathematics, development, production & dissemination of teaching learning materials (TLMs) for Mathematics and research in related areas will be a priority.
National Mathematics Day is a great day for the Nation, remembering the extraordinary genius in the field of Mathematics. The celebrations will be primarily aimed at generating awareness on the importance of mathematics and inculcating interest among students to pursue a career in mathematics.
Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment (KSCSTE) has been successfully co-ordinating the State level activities in connection with the observance of many important days including National Science Day. National Mathematics Day shall be celebrated throughout the State with much enthusiasm and the student communities of the State will be the primary beneficiaries of such programmes.
Proposals from Schools, Colleges and University Departments in the Kerala State will be selected for the celebration of National Mathematics Day. The selected institutions for conducting different programmes will be asked to ensure wide publicity about the programme through newspapers and other electronic media. The various activities in connection with the National Mathematics Day are planned with interactions and the resource persons/experts with the related field are chosen for handling the sessions. The organizers are directed to document each activity and to furnish detailed report with captioned photographs highlighting the activities along with specific recommendations. The financial assistance will be released only after the successful conduct of the programme, subject to the submission of satisfactory report and audited financial statements.
• Last date for submission of completed applications: JUNE 30, 2018
• Publish the list of selected institutions in KSCSTE website: LATEST BY JULY 10, 2018
• Organizing the programme: JULY 15 - AUGUST 15, 2018
• Last date for submission of report, SE and UC: SEPTEMBER 15, 2018