South Campus KU holds 5th session of ‘Mathematics Popularisation Programme’ in Sopore
Post by RK News on Monday, December 26, 2022
Srinagar, Dec 25: The South Campus of the University of Kashmir held its fifth session of the ‘Popularisation of Mathematics’ programme at Government Boys Higher Secondary School, Sopore.
The ongoing programme is a month-long activity being held by the Department of Mathematics, South Campus, in collaboration with the Department of Science and Technology, Government of Jammu and Kashmir.
150 students from adjoining secondary and senior secondary schools participated in the programme along with their escort teachers.
Director South Campus Dr Mukhtar A Khanday highlighted the objectives of the outreach programme and delivered the keynote lecture on ‘Mathematics Education in Kashmir: Challenges and Remedies’. He also highlighted the contributions of great mathematician, S. Ramanujan, besides career opportunities and scholarships available for students in Mathematics
Dr Khalid Nazir, Lecturer Mathematics, Boys HSS Uri was a special guest who delivered a lecture on the importance and applications of Mathematics, while Abdul Rashid Dar, former professor of Mathematics, Higher Education Department, along with his team of students welcomed the guests and other participants and conducted the proceedings of the event.
Principal, Boys Higher Secondary School, Sopore, Mr Abdul Rashid highlighted the problems faced by students at the school level and suggested that teachers as well as parents should help them to overcome the “difficulties related to mathematics”.
Prof Wali Mohammad Shah, Dean School of Physical and Chemical Sciences, Central University of Kashmir suggested that such programmes should be conducted on a routine basis, while Prof B A Zargar, Department of Mathematics KU, highlighted the importance of mathematics.
Additional Deputy Commissioner Sopore, former Chief Education Officers of Baramulla district, members of civil society and former Director, North Campus KU Prof Irshad Ahmad Wani also spoke on the occasion.
A quiz programme ‘Koun Banega Champion-KBC of Mathematics-2022’ was conducted among six shortlisted groups of students. The winners of the first three positions were presented with awards.