Compact Courses for Post-graduate Students

RAMANUJAN MATHEMATICAL SOCIETY

Brief note on “COMPACT COURSE (CC)”

Aim: RMS has planned ‘Compact Courses for postgraduate students in mathematics’ to collaborate with universities / institutions to teach their students and guide their teachers in some topics in which they do not have an expert faculty. 

Nature of CC: The lectures in a compact course (CC), which will be of two week duration, will supplement the lecture program of a specific topic taught in a department. Problem-solving is an important component of the program. Each day, three hours are to be allocated for this purpose for two weeks.

Resource Persons: The panel of resource persons for the Compact Coursescontains some of finest mathematicians and devoted teachers, see “CC-RP”. RMS will choose the main faculty of a CC from this panel and he will be assisted, by a younger mathematician, either by a PDF (called associate faculty) or a senior research student (called tutor).

Finance: RMS desires that the participating institute bears either full or a part of the expenses of organising a CC in its department.

Details of CC: The programme has been carefully planned taking almost all aspects for an effective collaboration, see “CC-1”. Departments, wishing to join in this collaborative teaching programme, are requested to fill in CC-2 form.

Training of younger mathematicians: In order that the CC will be most effective in developing expertise in teaching of the topic of CC in the depuartment where CC is held, it is recommended that the associate faculty / ttor of the compact course is from the department. If that is not possible, RMS will arrange.


The Compact Courses Program Committee:
Prof. Phoolan Prasad (Chair),
Indian Institute of Science,
Bangalore.
T S S R K Rao (member),
Indian Statistical Institute,
Bangalore Centre.
R. Balakrishnan(member),
Bharathidasan University,
Tiruchirappalli.


Reports:
  1. St. Paul’s College, Kalamassery, Kerala, 1-10 December, 2014
  2. Central university of Kerala, Tejaswini Hills, Periye (P.O), 09-21 February, 2015. Report 1 - Report 2 - Report 3
  3. Compact Course at BHU, period 16-28 February, 2015. Report 1 - Report 2

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