NASI-TMC Workshop on Ancient Indian Mathematics

Date: 
Wed, 01st Aug 2018 to Tue, 14th Aug 2018
Venue: 

Dept of Mathematics,
Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU).
(Virtual Class Room at Lecture Hall Complex near Dept. of Mathematics)

Workshop on Ancient Indian Mathematics (Interdisciplinary)

Supported under NASI-TMC Programmes (2018-19)
(Held under the auspices of Lokmanya Tilak Chair, S. P. Pune University)


 Supporting Institutions/Departments:

  1. Dept. of Mathematics, SPPU, Pune.

  2. Bhaskaracharya Pratishthana, Pune, 

  3. Dept. of Sanskrit and Prakrit Languages, SPPU, Pune

Organising Committee:

  • Prof. S. A. Katre, Chair Professor, Lokmanya Tilak Chair, SPPU (Coordinator)

  • Prof. V. S. Kharat, HoD, Department of Mathematics, SPPU

  • Dr. Shailaja S. Katre, HoD, Department of Sanskrit and Prakrit Languages, SPPU

  • Dr. V. V. Acharya, Trustee, Bhaskaracharya Pratishthana & HoD, Dept. of Math., Fergusson College, Pune

  • Dr. Mugdha Gadgil, Dept. of Sanskrit & Prakrit Languages, SPPU (Co-Coordinator)

  • Dr. Ganesh Kadu, Dept. of Mathematics, SPPU (Co-Coordinator)

 
Nature of the workshop:

  • Interdisciplinary (Mathematics and Sanskrit)

 Financial Support:

  • The workshop was sanctioned an amount of Rs. 2,50,000 under the joint programmes of National Academy of Sciences, India and The Mathematics Consortium.

 Time:

  • 2 hours every day from 4 pm to 6.15 pm. during 1st -14th August, 2018.  (expect Sundays). On 1st and 2nd August the program started start at 3.30 pm. As 9th August was a holiday, lectures were held instead on Sunday, 12th August from 10 am to 12.15 pm.

 Schedule: 

  • Lecture 1:     4 pm to 5 pm
  • Lecture 2:     5.15 pm to 6.15 pm
  • Snacks:         5 pm to 5.15 pm

 Registration Fee:

  • Nil

No. of Registered participants:

  • 110.

 Target Audience:

  • Students (MA/MSc/BSc in Mathematics, Sanskrit), Teachers Mathematics/Sanskrit, working/retired), interested people from Industry and other related subjects such as Statistics, Physics, High School Teachers in Mathematics, other interested people.

 The programme was made available online by e-content development department of SPPU. 
Mr. Aniruddha Joshi (Head) and Mr. Suchit Hasabnis efficiently organized online streaming of the 25 talks with the help of other staff.
Apart from the main centre at SPPU, the programme was shown online at MIT Alandi College of Arts, Commerce and Science and also by Abeda Inamdar College. 
The lectures are available on You Tube & will be available at the e-content development webpage of SPPU.

 
Details of the lectures:

  • 1st August
     Inauguration : 3.30 pm
    Lecture 1: Prof. Saroja Bhate,Topic: Ganitapada of Aryabhata, Time: 4.15 to 5.15
    Lecture 2: Dr. Mugdha Gadgil, Topic: Lilavati of Bhaskaracharya, Time: 5.15 to 6.15
  • 2nd August
    Lecture 1: Dr. Mugdha Gadgil,Topic: Lilavati, Time: 3.30 -4.30
    Lecture 2: Prof. G. U. Thite, Topic: Introduction to Shulbasutras, Time: 4.40-5.00
    Lecture 3: Prof. S. G. Dani, Topic: Mathematics in Shulbasutras, Time: 5.15-6.15
     
  • 3rd August
    Lecture 1: Dr. Mugdha Gadgil,Topic: Lilavati, Time: 4.00 -5.00
    Lecture 2: Prof. S. G. Dani, Topic: Mathematics in Shulbasutras, Time: 5.15-6.15
     
  • 4th August
     Lecture 1: Dr. Mugdha Gadgil,Topic: Lilavati , Time: 4.00 -5.00
     Lecture 2: Prof. S. G. Dani,   Topic: Patiganit of Sridharacharya and Ganitasarasangraha of Mahaveeracharya,   Time: 5.15-6.15
     
  • 6th August
     Lecture 1: Dr. Mugdha Gadgil,Topic: Lilavati, Time: 4.00 -5.00
     Lecture 2: Prof. S. A. Katre, Topic: Bijaganita of Bhaskaracharya, Time:  5.15 to 6.15
     
  • 7th, 8th, 10th August
     Lecture 1: Dr. Mugdha Gadgil,Topic: Lilavati, Time: 4.00 -5.00
     Lecture 2: Dr. Venketeswara Pai, Topic: Grahadhyaya of Bhaskaracharya,   Time:  5.15 to 6.15
     
  • 11th August
     Lectures 1&2: Prof. S. A. Katre, Topic: Bijaganita (Quadratic Surds), Time: 4.00-5.00 and 5.15-6.15
     
  • 12th August
    Lecture 1: Prof. S. A. Katre, Topic: Bijaganita (Pell’s Equation), Time: 10.00-11.00
    Lecture 2: Dr. Venketeswara Pai, Topic: Grahadhyaya of Bhaskaracharya, Time: 11.15-12.15
     
  • 13th August
    Lectures 1 &2:  Prof. M. S. Sriram, Topic: Grahadhyaya, Time: 4.00 -5.00 and 5.15-6.15
     
  • 14th August
    Lectures 1 &2:  Prof. M. S. Sriram, Topic: Goladhyaya of Bhaskaracharya,   Time: 4.00 -5.00 and 5.15-6.15
  • Speakers:
    • Prof. Saroja Bhate:  Retd. Professor, Department of Sanskrit & Prakrit Languages, SPPU (1 talk)
    • Dr. Mugdha Gadgil: Dept. of Sanskrit & Prakrit Languages, SPPU (8 talks)
    • Prof. G. U. Thite:  Retd. Professor, Department of Sanskrit & Prakrit Languages, SPPU (1 talk)
    • Prof. S. G. Dani: TIFR, Currently: Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences, Mumbai (3 talks)
    • Prof. S. A. Katre: Lokmanya Tilak Chair Professor, SPPU (4 talks)
    • Dr. Venketeswara Pai: Department of Humanities, IISER, Pune (4 talks)

Prof. M. S. Sriram: Department of Theoretical Physics, University of Madras, Chennai  (4 talks)It is planned to publish a book based on the lectures delivered in the workshop. The book may also have additional topics.


Prof. S. A. Katre, Coordinator, Welcoming the participants in the NASI-TMC Workshop on Ancient Mathematics. Others: Dr. S. S. Katre, Prof. D. D. Dhavale (Head, Western Region, NASI), Prof. Nitin Karmalkar, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, SPPU, Prof. Saroja Bhate (Speaker) 
Prof. S. A. Katre, Coordinator, Welcoming the participants in the NASI-TMC Workshop on Ancient Mathematics. Others: Dr. S. S. Katre, Prof. D. D. Dhavale (Head, Western Region, NASI), Prof. Nitin Karmalkar, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, SPPU, Prof. Saroja Bhate (Speaker)
Prof. Dilip D. Dhavale, Head, NASI Western Region speaking to the audience in the Inauguration Function in WAIM, SPPU 
Prof. Dilip D. Dhavale, Head, NASI Western Region speaking to the audience in the Inauguration Function in WAIM, SPPU
Hon. Vice Chancellor Prof. Nitin Karmalkar Inaugurating the Workshop on Ancient Indian Mathematics 
Hon. Vice Chancellor Prof. Nitin Karmalkar Inaugurating the Workshop on Ancient Indian Mathematics
 
Participants of Workshop on Ancient Indian Mathematics
Participants of Workshop on Ancient Indian Mathematics
First Lecture by Prof. Saroja Bhate ( Former HoD, Sanskrit Prakrit, SPPU ) on Ganitpad of Aryabhata
First Lecture by Prof. Saroja Bhate ( Former HoD, Sanskrit Prakrit, SPPU ) on Ganitpad of Aryabhata
Valedictory Function: Speaker Dr. Venketeswara Pai being felicitated by Prof. Vilas Kharat (HoD, Maths, SPPU )                                               Others: Dr. S. S. Katre, Dr. V. V. Acharya, Prof. M. S. Sriram (Main Speaker)
Valedictory Function: Speaker Dr. Venketeswara Pai being felicitated by Prof. Vilas Kharat (HoD, Maths, SPPU )  Others: Dr. S. S. Katre, Dr. V. V. Acharya, Prof. M. S. Sriram (Main Speaker) 
Valedictory Function: Feedback from participants 
Valedictory Function: Feedback from participants
Co-Coordinator and Speaker Dr. Mugdha Gadgil being felicitated by Dr. Shailaja Katre ( HoD, Sankrit-Prakrit Dept., SPPU) 
Co-Coordinator and Speaker Dr. Mugdha Gadgil being felicitated by Dr. Shailaja Katre ( HoD, Sankrit-Prakrit Dept., SPPU)
Co-Coordinator Dr. Ganesh Kadu being felicitated by Dr. Shailaja Katre ( HoD, Sanskrit-Prakrit Dept. SPPU )
Co-Coordinator Dr. Ganesh Kadu being felicitated by Dr. Shailaja Katre ( HoD, Sanskrit-Prakrit Dept. SPPU )