Ramanujan Mathematical Society

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Ramanujan Mathematical Society
Formation 1985
Headquarters Thiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India
Ravi S. Kulkarni
Website http://www.ramanujanmathsociety.org/

Ramanujan Mathematical Society is an organisation of persons formed with the aim of "promoting mathematics at all levels". The Society was founded in 1985 and registered in Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India. Professor G. Shankaranarayanan was the first President, Professor R. Balakrishnan the first Secretary and Professor E. Sampathkumar the first Academic Secretary. The initial impetus for the formation of the Society was the deeply felt need of a new mathematical journal and the necessity of an organisation to launch and nourish the journal.[1][2]


Cover page of December 2004 issue of the Journal of Ramanujan Mathematical Society

The publications of Ramanujan Mathematical Scociety include the following:

  • Mathematics Newsletter: A journal catering to the needs of students, research scholars, and teachers. The Newsletter was launched in the year 1991 with Professor R Balakrishnan as Chief Editor. Currently, Professor S Ponnusamy of IIT Madras is the Chief Editor.
  • Journal of the Ramanujan Mathematical Society : The Journal was started in 1986 with Professor K S Padmanabhan as Editor-in-Chief. Initially it was a biannual Journal. Now it has four issues per year. The present Editor-in-Chief is Professor R Parimala of Emory University, Atlanta, USA and the Managing Editor is Professor E Sampathkumar of University of Mysore.
  • Little Mathematical Treasures: This is envisaged as a series of books addressed to mathematically mature readers and to bright students. So far only one book has been published under this series: "Adventures in Iteration" by Dr Shilesh A Shirali.
  • RMS Lecture Notes Series in Mathematics: This is a series consisting of monographs and proceedings of conferences.

Endowment Lectures[edit]

The Society organises the following endowment lectures every year.[3]

  • Professor W H Abdi Memorial Lecture:[4] The lectures were started in the year 2000 and are sponsored by Department of Mathematics, Cochin University of Science and Technology, of which Professor Wazir Hasan Abdi (1922–1999) was the Head during the period 1977 - 1982.
  • Professor C S Venkataraman Memorial Lectures:[5] The lectures, started in 1996, are sponsored by Dr C S Venkataraman Memorial Trust, Thrissur, Kerala State.
  • Professor M N Gopalan Endowment Lectures:[6] The lectures, started in 2000, are sponsored by Professor M N Gopalan, Mysore.
  • Prof J N Kapur Endowment Lectures: The lectures, started in 2002, are sponsored by Professor J N Kapur, New Delhi.

Executive Committee[edit]

President Prof. Ravi S. Kulkarni, Bhaskaracharya Pratishthana, Pune.
Vice President Prof. Dinesh Singh, Vice Chancellor, University of Delhi.
Member Prof. Mahuya Datta, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata.
Academic Secretary Prof. S. Kumaresan, University of Hyderabad.
Treasurer Prof K Srinivas, Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai.
Librarian Prof V Balaji, Chennai Mathematical Institute, Chennai.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Home page:. "Ramanujan Mathematical Society". Retrieved 20 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "The Ramanujan Mathematical Society". University of St Andrews, Scotland. Retrieved 22 April 2012. 
  3. ^ "RMS Endowment Lectures". Ramanujan Mathematical Society. Retrieved 22 April 2012. 
  4. ^ "Professor W.H.Abdi Memorial Lecture". Ramanujan Mathematical Society. Retrieved 22 April 2012. 
  5. ^ "Professor C. S. Venkataraman Memorial Lectures". Retrieved 22 April 2012. 
  6. ^ "Professor M. N. Gopalan Endowment Lectures". Retrieved 22 April 2012.