13-09-2022  Tuesday


Maths Olympiad RGC

Date: 10 to 13 September, 2022
Time: 09:00 - 18:00

Venue: Main Building Conference Room - 202

Coordinator: Programme Office

RGC - Resource Generation Camp


Twenty-First V. G. Kulkarni Memorial Lecture (Online)

Date: 13 September, 2022
Time: 16:00 - 17:30

Venue: Online Meeting/Video Conferencing

Coordinator: Dean's Office

Title of the talk:

Mathematics education for the 21st century: Old challenges, new prospects


Prof. R. Ramanujam (Faculty (Retd.) Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai and Visiting Professor at Azim Premji University, Bengaluru)

Live on YouTube: https://youtu.be/Tjh7Yo3d5HI

Abstract of the talk:

With the country formulating a new education policy and renewing the curriculum framework, there is an expectation in the air that our mathematics and science education should / will be reshaped to meet the challenges of the 21st century. Similar discussions elsewhere in the world point in interesting directions, but very old challenges still remain.

About the speaker:

Prof. R. Ramanujam is a researcher in mathematical logic and theory of computation. After working as faculty at the Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai from 1987 to 2021. He is currently a Visiting Professor at Azim Premji University, Bengaluru.

Prof. Ramanujam has been associated with the Tamil Nadu Science Forum and is editor of Thulir, a monthly science magazine for children. He was a member of the steering committee of the National Curriculum Framework 2005 and chaired the National Focus Group on Teaching of Mathematics, NCERT. Currently, he is President of the Mathematics Teachers Association of India and is on the Education Committees of ACM India and the Association for Symbolic Logic. He is a member of the committee set up by the Tamil Nadu Government in June 2022 to formulate the state's education policy.

Prof. Ramanujam was awarded the 2020 Indira Gandhi Award for Science Popularization by the Indian National Science Academy.