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Mathematics conferences/workshops held at SPS, JNU in past.


A half-day event on “May 12 initiative 2023: Celebrating Women in Mathematics”  on May 19, 2023 from 3:30pm to 5:30pm.


This event was a part of the global celebration of  the birthday (May 12th) of the famous mathematican Maryam Mirzakhani.  to recognize and celebrate women in mathematics. It was funded by the International Mathematical Union and was also supported by Jawaharlal Nehru University.

A general talk about some pioneering women mathematicians was followed by an invited talk by Prof. Tanvi Jain (ISI Delhi) on “Entrywise products and powers of matrices”. The event concluded with the screening of a film on the famous mathematician Olga Ladyzhenskaya.


A 1-day event on "Symposium in Mathematics" was organized at SPS on the occasion of National Mathematics Day on 22-12-2022.


About the symposium:

The symposium had two themes: the first theme was named "Ramanujan and Modern Mathematics", which was organized by the Mathematics group at SPS and Dr Rajkumar          Krishnan from SE and was held in the pre-lunch session; and, the second theme was named "Applied and Ancient Mathematics", which was organized by Dr Gajendra Pratap  Singh from SCIS and was held in the post-lunch session. In the pre-lunch session, there   were five talks on various topics of modern mathematics by the following speakers:

Prof. Gaurav Bhatnagar (Ashoka University), Dr. Shiv Prakash Patel (IIT Delhi), Prof.  Anuradha Sharma (IIIT Delhi), Ms Deepika Sharma (PhD student, SPS, JNU) and Ms  Shashi Chaurasia (MSc student, SPS, JNU).


A popular mathematics lecture on “The Geometry of Groups” was delivered by Prof. Indira Chatterji (University of Nice, France) on February 18, 2019.


This talk was part of an outreach programme of  the  organization Indian Women and Mathematics  and was supported by JNU, NBHM and IMU-CWM.


International Conference and Workshop in Mathematics on "Teichmuller Theory and Interfaces with Ergodic Theory and Group Actions", October 28 - November 1, 2013


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Science Academies' Workshop on Ergodic Theory and Dynamical Systems, October 1, 2012


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International Conference on "Advances in Mathematics : Focus on Women in Mathematics", October 5-7, 2009


The School of Physical Sciences (SPS), JNU, organized an International Conference on Advances in Mathematics: Focus on Women in Mathematics during 5-7 October, 2009.


It was the first conference in mathematics at JNU as the mathematics program at SPS started recently. The Conference was a significant event in the India Mathematics year 2009 (IMY-2009). The International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM) will be held in India for the first time-in Hyderabad during 19-27 August 2010. This Congress is held once in four years in different parts of the world. The Department of Science & Technology (DST), Government of India has decided to organize IMY-2009 as Pre-ICM 2010 activity.


The purpose of this conference was to create awareness about current research in various fields of mathematics via plenary and invited talks by eminent mathematicians from India and abroad. The conference was attended by more than 120 participants, who were very enthusiastic students and faculty members of various universities and institutes across India. It indeed provided a platform where students and faculty could interact with eminent mathematicians and each other, leading to a celebration of mathematics and encouraging young students to seek a career in mathematics.


The conference was inaugurated by a distinguished mathematician, Professor M.S. Raghunathan (FRS, Padmashri) of TIFR, Mumbai, and there was an evening public lecture on the first day by a well-known mathematicians/computer scientist, Professor Manindra Agrawal of IIT Kanpur. The plenary speakers included Professors R. Parimala (Emory University, Atlanta, USA), Alladi Sitaram (ISI, Bangalore), Mythily Ramaswamy (TIFR, Mumbai), Madhu Raka (Punjab University, Chandigarh), R. Sujatha (TIFR, Mumbai) and R. Balasubramanian (IMSc, Chennai). Apart from highly acclaimed talks by very distinguished speakers, there were presentations by students and post-doctoral fellows in the conference.


About two-thirds of speakers were women-the special focus on Women in Mathematics was central theme running through the program, culminating in a panel discussion on the theme on the last day. The panelists were Drs. Gota Chadha, S.G. Dani, Rohini Godbole, Amber Habib and Jayasree Subramanian.




Professor Riddhi Shah of SPS was the convener of the conference, the other members of the organizing committee being Drs.Amala Bhave, JNU, Amber Habib, Mathematical Sciences Foundation, Delhi, Anima Nagar, IIT Delhi, Geetha Venkataraman, St. Stephen's College, University of Delhi, Rahul Roy, ISI Delhi, Sachi Srivastava, University of Delhi and Saroj Bala Malik, Hindu College, University of Delhi.





A warm welcome to the modified and updated website of the Centre for East Asian Studies. The East Asian region has been at the forefront of several path-breaking changes since 1970s beginning with the redefining the development architecture with its State-led development model besides emerging as a major region in the global politics and a key hub of the sophisticated technologies. The Centre is one of the thirteen Centres of the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi that provides a holistic understanding of the region.

Initially, established as a Centre for Chinese and Japanese Studies, it subsequently grew to include Korean Studies as well. At present there are eight faculty members in the Centre. Several distinguished faculty who have now retired include the late Prof. Gargi Dutt, Prof. P.A.N. Murthy, Prof. G.P. Deshpande, Dr. Nranarayan Das, Prof. R.R. Krishnan and Prof. K.V. Kesavan. Besides, Dr. Madhu Bhalla served at the Centre in Chinese Studies Programme during 1994-2006. In addition, Ms. Kamlesh Jain and Dr. M. M. Kunju served the Centre as the Documentation Officers in Chinese and Japanese Studies respectively.

The academic curriculum covers both modern and contemporary facets of East Asia as each scholar specializes in an area of his/her interest in the region. The integrated course involves two semesters of classes at the M. Phil programme and a dissertation for the M. Phil and a thesis for Ph. D programme respectively. The central objective is to impart an interdisciplinary knowledge and understanding of history, foreign policy, government and politics, society and culture and political economy of the respective areas. Students can explore new and emerging themes such as East Asian regionalism, the evolving East Asian Community, the rise of China, resurgence of Japan and the prospects for reunification of the Korean peninsula. Additionally, the Centre lays great emphasis on the building of language skills. The background of scholars includes mostly from the social science disciplines; History, Political Science, Economics, Sociology, International Relations and language.

Several students of the centre have been recipients of prestigious research fellowships awarded by Japan Foundation, Mombusho (Ministry of Education, Government of Japan), Saburo Okita Memorial Fellowship, Nippon Foundation, Korea Foundation, Nehru Memorial Fellowship, and Fellowship from the Chinese and Taiwanese Governments. Besides, students from Japan receive fellowship from the Indian Council of Cultural Relations.