Staff Reporter, Bhopal
The main objective of the study of mathematics is to show to the human beings the right way to study the nature. Minister of State for Higher Education Deepak Joshi expressed these views at a two-day seminar on “Different Dimensions of Mathematics at Institute for Excellence in Higher Education here today.
Joshi said that the contribution of India to the field of mathematics is unique. He referred to mathematics starting from Varahmihir, Brahmgupt and Bhaskaracharya to Ramanajum. Joshi said that contribution of Kapitthaka Gurukul, established by Acharya Varahmihir is also very important for progress of mathematics.
Joshi said that in the childhood we were afraid of mathematics. He said that mathematics should be taught in an easy way so that students are not afraid of it. He also interacted with the students in the library. He said that the important teachings in the books and taught by the teachers are more important than the knowledge available on internet. Joshi also released souvenir of the institute.
G. K. Shrinivasan, professor of IIT, Mumbai delivered a detailed lecture on the history of the mathematics. He also highlighted the principles of maths in different countries.
Director of the institute Dr. Pramila Maini said that the research papers based on mathematics of relations should also be published. Professor Namita Shrivastava and Dr. Meera Pingle gave information regarding the aims of seminar.