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 National Mathematics Day observed at USTM

Ri Bhoi, USTM, 22 December 2017: To celebrate the 130th birth anniversary of Srinivasa Ramanujan, the Department of Mathematics, University of Science and Technology Meghalaya organized National Mathematics Day today at the University conference hall. A seminar presentation and competitions were organized among the students of Mathematics on topics related to Mathematics used in practical life.
Addressing the gathering, the chief guest of the programme Dr Rupam Barman, Associate Professor, IIT Guwahati said that certain qualities that are nurtured by mathematics are power of reasoning, creativity, abstract or spatial thinking, critical thinking, problem-solving ability and even effective communication skills. Even insects use mathematics in their everyday life for existence. USTM Chancellor Mahbubul Hoque also addressed the participants and said that one cannot lead life without application of mathematics in day to day matters. Others who addressed the students and teachers include, Prof RK Sharma, Pro VC, USTM, Prof Alaka Sarma, Dean, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Prof Enamul Karim, Dean of Applied Science and Ajmal Barbhuiya, Academic Registrar, USTM.
Three power point presentations were made by three groups of students of the Mathematics department, titled ‘Application of congruent number in practical life’, ‘Mathematics in Nature’ and ‘Application of Criptography in real life’. Interesting mathematical discussions such as application of congruence in ISBN number and ATM card number caught interest of the audience.

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