Chandigarh, Dec. 2 The Annual Foundation School was inaugurated in the Department of Mathematics, Panjab University, today by Padam Bhushan Professor R.P. Bambah,former Vice Chancellor of Panjab University and an eminent mathematician of international fame. About 40 research students from all over India are participating in this program to be held from December 2 to 29. This program is sponsored by National Board for Higher Mathematics, Department of Atomic Energy of India. The aim of this school is that talented young students experience excitement and challenge, love of creativity and thrill of tackling problems. There will be emphasis on highlighting inter-relations between basic branches of mathematics. To serve this
purpose, there will be four lectures on unity of mathematics by Professor I. B. S. Passi, who is associated with the organization of Advanced training in Mathematics Schools since their inception.
After the inauguration, Professor R.J.Hans Gill, emeritus Professor department of Mathematics gave a special lecture followed by technical sessions on core courses of Mathematics, in which lectures are being given by distinguished resource persons Professor A.R. Shastri of IIT Bombay, Professor Parvati Shastri from Bombay University, Professor C.S. Arvinda from TIFR Banglore, Professor Ajay Kumar from University of Delhi, besides Professor Khanduja, Dr G.K.Bakshi, Professor S. Bhatnagar and Dr R. Bajaj from Panjab University. This program is coordinated by Professor Sudesh Kaur Khanduja and Dr. Gurmeet Kaur Bakshi of the department with Professor A.K. Bhandari as Chairperson.