Mysuru, February 21, 2019: “Contribution of Indians to the field of mathematics is immense. It was the Indians who contributed ‘Zero’ to the world. Though the credit of contributing ‘Zero’ to the world goes to the great Indian mathematician and astronomer Brahma Gupta of 5th CE, there are evidences about the usage of ‘Zero’ as a ‘dot’ in the Bhakshali Manuscript of 3rd CE. Allamaprabhu also has mentioned about the concept of ‘Zero’ in his vachanas as ‘Shunya,’ opined Prof. H.B. Walikar, former Vice-Chancellor, Karnatak University, Dharwad.
He inaugurated a two-day National Conference on the topic ‘Current Trends in Mathematics’ organized by the Department of Mathematics, JSS College of Arts, Commerce and Science, Ooty Road, Mysuru.
“Zero, as an incarnation of ‘Shunya’, is derived from the Indian philosophical background,” he explained.
Prof. B.V. Sambashivaiah, Chief Executive of the JSS College Complex welcomed the dignitaries and participants. He said that the objective of organizing the seminar was to promote scientific approach and awareness among the teachers, young researchers, and students about the recent advances in the studies on the current trends in mathematics.
Earlier the programme commenced with an invocation by Kum. Madhura and Kum. Sadhana, Second-year M.Sc. (Mathematics) students. Prof. M. Mahadevappa, Principal, proposed a vote of thanks. Prof. S. Linganna, HoD, and Dr. N. Ravikumar, Organizing Secretary were present. Dr. Rajendraprasad compered the programme.
A total number of 200 members including the teachers and students participated in the conference.