Oct. 25, 2000 - Nov. 27, 2000
In accordance with the "Rio De Janeiro" Declaration on May 6, 1992 by the International Mathematical Union, the Department of Mathematics, Fatima Mata National College, Quilon celebrated the World Mathematical Year 2000 by conducting several programmes. The main focus was on the young talents at the High School level ( 8 th grade) and College level rather than Higher level or Research level. On Oct. 25, 2000 we conducted an essay competition on "Image of Mathematics" at the under graduate level. Atheesh Kumar, J. of I BSc. Mathematics won the first prize. The second and third prizes were awarded to Neeti C. Joseph of II BSc. Chemistry and Nripan Das P.A. of II BSc. Mathematics respectively. A Poster Designing Competition was conducted on Oct. 27, 2000 on "World Mathematical Year 2000" . The first prize went to Mathew Kurian of II B. Com. and the second and third prizes were awarded to Parwathy K. Nair of Final BSc. Mathematics and Alphonse Justus of II BSc. Mathematics respectively. In order to spot out and foster young talents at High School level, we conducted a Scholarship Examination in Mathematics. Forty-six young talents from twenty-six High Schools attended the examination and Deepthi Luke of Lourde Matha High School, Kovilthottam, Quilon won the first prize. Archa Prabhan of Vimala Hridaya School, Quilon and Ancy Rajan of St. Margaret's High School won the second and third prizes respectively. The Closing Ceremony of the World Mathematical Year 2000 was held on Nov. 27, 2000. The chief guest was Dr. E. Krishnan ( Deptatment of Mathematics, University College, Trivandrum). On the same day, we conducted the Prof. N.T. Jose Memorial Inter Collegiate Quiz Competition on Mathematics and General Knowledge. The quiz programme was jointly conducted by Dr. E. Krishnan and Prof. A.S. Francis (Department of English, Fatima Mata National College, Quilon) . the meeting was inaugurated by Rev.Sr. Adolph Mary, Vice Principal of the College and Presided over by Prof. A. Telveenus, H.O.D. Math. of the College. Dr. E. Krishnan distributed the prizes.
Head,Dept. of Mathematics Fatima Mata National College
Quilon- 691001 Kerala State, S.India