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KU V-C inaugurates 2-day conference on Emerging Trends in Mathematics

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Srinagar: Vice-Chancellor of University of Kashmir Prof Talat Ahmad on Tuesday inaugurated a two-day national-level conference on ‘Emerging Trends in Mathematics’.

The conference, held in both offline and online modes, has been organised by the varsity’s Department of Mathematics in collaboration with Department of Science and Technology, Government of Jammu and Kashmir—alongside celebration of Mathematics Day—to expose young faculty members in the university, colleges, research scholars and other scientists to the importance of mathematics and its utility in other disciplines.

Asserting that applicability of mathematics can be found in all aspects of our day-to-day life, Prof Talat said it was therefore important to keep pace with emerging trends in the field and ensure that we don’t lag behind.

“A fairly good knowledge of basic mathematics will lead young minds to develop their own understanding and reasoning abilities and, consequently, take appropriate and logical decisions,” he said.

The Vice-Chancellor stressed on drawing young students towards studying and/or opting for mathematics which, he said, is a promising field.

“This can be done by raising inquisitiveness among young students about the subject right from the elementary level and by dispelling the myths about it, if any, in their minds,” he said.

He also highlighted the role of mathematical modeling in other disciplines including Life Science, Geology, Geophysics and Climate Change.

In view of Covid-19 guidelines, only 30 participants were selected to attend the conference in offline mode, while all others joined the deliberations online.

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