Coordinates: Bhaskaracharya Pratishthana is a research and education institute for mathematics in Pune, India, founded by noted Indian-American mathematician professor Shreeram Abhyankar. The institute is named after the great ancient Indian Mathematician Bhaskaracharya (Born in 1114 A.D.). Bhaskaracharya Pratishthana is a Pune, India, based institute founded in 1976. It has researchers working in many areas of mathematics, particularly in algebra and number theory.
Since 1990, the Pratishthana has been the nodal center for the Regional Mathematics Olympiad under the National Board of Higher Mathematics. Pratishthana is noted for its mathematics olympiad training programs for high-school students.
Pratishthana publishes the mathematics periodical Bona Mathematica and has published texts in higher and olympiad mathematics.
Recently, in Pratishthana, two projects supported by MHRD have been started. One is on e-learning and other on the use of free open source software in Mathematics education (FOOSME). In the e-learning project video broadcasting of online Maths lectures is being done. The topics are Ring Theory and Complex Analysis. These lectures are at Undergraduate levels. The FOSSME project is all about exploring FOSS for Maths Education. There were 3 national level workshops held on FOSS for Maths education, Scilab, Advanced and LaTeX Advanced.
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