KOHIMA, December 7: Considered the “most popular undergraduate/graduate training programme in Mathematics running in India”, a week-long Mathematics Training and Talent Search (MTTS) programme got underway here at Kohima Science College, Jotsoma on December 3.
This is the first time the Mini-MTTS programme is being held in Nagaland, and the first time the programme is being hosted by a college instead of universities or institutes like IITs and NITs.
50 participants from reputed institutes and colleges from all over Northeast India are participating in the event which will go on till December 8. The resource persons for the programme are Prof. G. Santhanam from IIT Kanpur, Prof. Bhaba Kumar Sarma from IIT Guwahati and Dr. Dhiren Kumar Basnet from Tezpur University.
In his keynote address, Prof. Bhaba Kumar Sarma highlighted the history and the aims and vision of the innovative and prestigious programme. MTTS programmes, he said, stress critical thinking and logical reasoning, and the strategy adopted is ‘Think, Ask and Solve’. He expressed his happiness on having the programme in Nagaland, a place where “warmth was felt from the beginning.”
Highlights of the inaugural programme included welcome note by the Principal, KSCJ, Dr Lily Sema, short speech by Dr SN Pandey, HoD of Mathematics Department, KSCJ while Jane Roseline Yimchunger chaired the programme.
(Page News Service)