National Meet on History of Mathematical Sciences

7-9 January 2010

Organized by

Department of Mathematics,  University of Delhi, Delhi 110 007

Jointly Organized by

Indian Society for History of Mathematics, Delhi

Venue: Conference Center, University of Delhi (North Campus)

Announcement and Registration form is here


Chief Patron
Deepak Pental
Vice-Chancellor, University of Delhi

Pro Vice-Chancellor, University of Delhi

Advisory Committee
S G Dani, TIFR, Mumbai (Chairman)
B S Yadav, ISHM, Delhi (Convenor)
Dinesh Singh, University of Delhi
B K Dass, University of Delhi
N R Garg, IP University, Delhi
A I Singh, ISI Delhi
S L Singh, Rishikesh
R C Gupta, Jhansi

Organizing Committee
Dinesh Singh, University of Delhi (Chairman)
B K Dass, University of Delhi (Coordinator)
P K Kapur, University of Delhi
Ajay Kumar, University of Delhi (Treasurer)
Manmohan Gupta, Ramjas College, Delhi
R K Panda, University of Delhi
V Ravichandran, University of Delhi
(Organizing Secretary)

Academic Program Committee
B K Dass, University of Delhi (Chairman)
I B S Passi, IISER, Mohali
Ajay Kumar, University of Delhi
V Ravichandran, University of Delhi
R K Panda, University of Delhi

About the Meet

This meet shall be organized as an annual activity of the Indian Society for History of Mathematics. The meet will cover all aspects of the history  of mathematical sciences including mathematics, statistics, operations research, computer science and their applications to societal needs. The meet will focus on the topics including but not limited to the following:
  • General Histories, Source Books and Biographies of Mathematicians
  •  Mathematics and Indigenous Cultures of the World
  •  Ancient Indian Mathematics
  • • The Origin of Mathematics
  •  Mathematics in 15th to 18th Centuries: Renaissance
  •  19th and 20th Centuries Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences
  • History of Mathematical Sciences as a subject in Educational Curricula
  • Future Perspective
The academic sessions will consist of plenary, invited talks and contributed oral/poster presentations including workshops and brainstorming session(s).

Call for Papers

Papers covering topics pertaining to the above areas are invited for the oral presentation in the
meet. The authors are requested to submit an extended abstract of their contribution latest by December
10, 2009. Information about acceptance of the paper will be communicated to the corresponding author by December 15, 2009.

Best Oral/Poster Presentation Awards

Two awards each for the best oral/poster presentation will be given to participants below
35 years of age. Send your full paper along with your recent curriculum vitae before December 10, 2009 for consideration for the award.


The Registration fee of Rs. 1500 for participants is payable latest by December 25, 2009. For accompanying
person, please add Rs. 1000 to the registration fee. All payments should be made either by a local Cheque or a Demand Draft drawn in favor of Registrar, University of Delhi, Delhi and
payable at Delhi/New Delhi.


Moderate accommodation will be arranged on request in the local hotels or guest houses on payment basis. Limited accommodation may be available on the campus of the University and in nearby educational and research institutes. All communication regarding accommodation should be sent to Prof. Ajay Kumar, Department
of Mathematics, University of Delhi, Delhi 110 007, email: ak7028581@googlemail.com or akumar@maths.du.ac.in

About ISHM

The Indian Society for History of Mathematics (ISHM) aims to promote study, teaching and education in history of mathematical sciences. It provides a forum for exchange of ideas and experiences regarding various aspects of history of mathematical sciences. In addition to annual conferences, ISHM has been organizing seminars/ symposia on the works of ancient, medieval and modern mathematicians and has been regularly bringing out its bulletin Ganita Bharati ever since inception. The ISHM was founded by the late Professor Udita Narayana Singh in the year 1978. The current president of ISHM is Prof. S G Dani.

About Us

The University of Delhi was established in 1922  as a unitary, teaching and residential university by an Act of the then Central Legislative Assembly. Only three colleges existed then in Delhi: St. Stephens College founded in 1881, Hindu College founded in 1899 and Ramjas College founded in 1917, which were affiliated to the University. The University thus had a  modest beginning with just three colleges, two faculties (Arts and Science) and about 750 students. At present, there are 14 faculties, 86 academic departments and 79 colleges
spread all over the city, with about 2,20,000 students. In the University of Delhi, the Department of Mathematics was started in 1947 and in 1957 a post-graduate course in  mathematical Statistics was initiated. The department was therefore renamed as Department of Mathematics and mathematical Statistics. In 1963 a two year postgraduate course in Operational Research was instituted under this department. As such the department expanded considerably and so did its activities. Consequently in December 1964 the Faculty of
Mathematics was formed and in August 1973 the only department under the Faculty was divided into four departments, viz. Department of Mathematics, Department of Statistics, Department of Operational Research, and Department of Computer Science. The teaching of computer science was however, started in 1982.

Address for Communications

National Meet on
History of Mathematical Sciences,
Department of Mathematics,
University of Delhi,
Delhi 110 007


University of Delhi, Delhi 110 007, India

Website: http://maths.du.ac.in

Website maintained by: Dr V Ravichandran, University of Delhi