National Mathematics Day Celebration

National Mathematics Day sponsored by PSCST (Punjab State Council of Science and Technology) was celebrated at PEC University of Technology, Chandigarh on 10.11.2016. It is celebrated on the birth anniversary of Indian mathematical genius Srinivasa Ramanujan, in recognition of his contribution to mathematics. Dr. Asha Gupta welcomed the Chief Guest Prof. Manoj K Arora, Director, PEC University of Technology at the inauguration of National Mathematics Day. Prof. Manoj K Arora congratulated the Department of Applied Sciences for celebrating this day and highlighted the importance of Mathematics in engineering and other fields. Dr.Vasundhara Singh, Head of the Department of Applied Sciences thanked the Director, the students and Punjab State Council of Science and Technology for financial support and emphasised that such events help in popularising mathematics in Science and Engineering. During this celebration there were two expert lectures, by Dr. Shelly Arora, Department of Mathematics, Punjabi University, Patiala on applications of differential equations and by Prof. S K Tomar, Department of Mathematics, Panjab University, Chandigarh, who highlighted the importance of Mathematics and Mathematical modelling in various Engineering disciplines ranging from Civil,  Mechanical, Aerospace and Geotechnical engineering.

A Mathematical Quiz was also organised for the students of BE 1st year of PEC University of Technology, UIET, UICET, CCET as a part of National Mathematics Day celebrations. A preliminary screening test of all the registered teams was conducted. On the basis of screening test, five teams were shortlisted to participate in the final quiz. Winners of the quiz were awarded cash prizes amounting to a total of Rs. 8400/-.Team comprising of Sanjit, Tamanjyot, Talatiya Hardev won the first prize. The 2nd prize was bagged by team comprising of Janamdeep, Mayank Saggar and Abhinav Chawla. The 3rd prize went to the team comprising of Gurasish, Piyush Jadon and Manav Bansal. Team comprising of Lalit Gandhi, Harmanpreet and Rohit Saini awarded with 4th prize. The National Mathematics Day activities were coordinated by Dr. Asha Gupta and Dr. R Sehmi. The program concluded with the prize distribution.

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