Jyotiprasad Medhi Award in Mathematical Sciences

জ্যোতিপ্ৰসাদ মেধি গাণিতিক বিজ্ঞান বঁটা

Jyotiprasad Medhi Award in Mathematical Sciences 2024

Call for Application Submission

Deadline: May 1, 2024


Jyotiprasad Medhi Award in Mathematical Sciences has been set up in his memory on the occasion of his 100th birth anniversary. It is planned that this award will be given every three years with the first one in 2024 through an application process. Professor Jyotiprasad Medhi was born in Ramdia, Assam on 1 July 1924 and did his matriculation from Dibrugarh Govt. Boys High School in 1940. He then studied at Cotton College, Guwahati for I.Sc. and  B.Sc. (Hons.) in Mathematics. After that, he went to Calcutta University to obtain his M.Sc. in Mathematics. He returned to Guwahati to join Cotton College as Lecturer of Mathematics in 1947 and then joined newly established Gauhati University (GU) as Lecturer of Mathematics in 1948. In 1952, he went to the University of Manchester, UK to pursue M.Sc. in Statistics and from there he went to the University of Paris (Sorbonne), France to obtain his D.Sc. in Probability and Statistics in 1956. He was believed to be the first Assamese to obtain a doctorate in Statistics. He returned to GU in 1956 to continue his teaching and research until his retirement while serving as the Head of the Department of the Statistics Department and also as Dean, Faculty of Sciences and Acting Vice-Chancellor of GU.  He was bestowed with Professor Emeritus status by GU. His research areas were on queueing theory and time series analysis, making fundamental contributions to bulk queueing theory. His textbooks on Stochastic Processes and Queueing Theory are widely used for teaching in many academic institutions around the world. 

This award is to select an active researcher in mathematical sciences who is a faculty member at an institution of higher education in Assam who is of 40 years of age or younger. The application criteria are listed below:

The awardee will be selected by an international committee. The proposed award constitutes of a plaque and a cash reward of Rs. 1,50,000/-.

The site is now open for submission and applications must be submitted online by completing the Form: https://forms.gle/kpkJJqBUsuHSVHG68 by the deadline May 1, 2024, 11:59pm IST. Any qualified candidates may directly submit applications; no nominators are necessary. The applicants are requested to check the requirements listed in the Form carefully in order to prepare the material required to be submitted with the online application. 

Note: 1) This online Form requires the applicant to have a Gmail account. If the applicant does not have one, please create one; 2) The applicant’s two papers to be uploaded must be in the PDF format. 3) The bio-data may be in Word or PDF.

For any questions, please send an email to J.Medhi.Award@medhi.org

 Website: medhi.org