Bhubaneswar: For Plus II students to pursue studies at home in view of the COVID-19 pandemic, Directorate of Higher Secondary Education in Odisha started Science and Commerce classes on the Doordarshan TV on Thursday. As notified by the Directorate, Chemistry classes will be held on September 17 and 18, Mathematics on September 21, 22, 24 […]

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]]>Bhubaneswar: For Plus II students to pursue studies at home in view of the COVID-19 pandemic, Directorate of Higher Secondary Education in Odisha started Science and Commerce classes on the Doordarshan TV on Thursday.

As notified by the Directorate, Chemistry classes will be held on September 17 and 18, Mathematics on September 21, 22, 24 and 25 and Commerce on September 23.

Apart from this, the videos of these classes will also be available on the YouTube channel of Odisha School Education Programme Authority (OSEPA) and the Doordarshan.

The duration of the classes will be one hour — 10 am to 11 am.

To clear doubts on the subjects, the students can contact the concerned teachers through the WhatsApp Group formed under the Odisha Siksha Sanjog Programme.

The next schedule of classes will be notified after September 25.

The Directorate has directed the principals of the Higher Secondary Schools/Junior Colleges to intimate students about the timing of the classes.

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]]>The National Board for Higher Mathematics (NBHM) under the Department of Atomic Energy has invited applications from interested candidates to appear in the ‘Doctoral Scholarship Test’ for grant of scholarship for 2020. The test scores will also be used for screening of candidates for admission to PhD and integrated PhD programmes in institutes such as: […]

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]]>The National Board for Higher Mathematics (NBHM) under the Department of Atomic Energy has invited applications from interested candidates to appear in the ‘Doctoral Scholarship Test’ for grant of scholarship for 2020.

The test scores will also be used for screening of candidates for admission to PhD and integrated PhD programmes in institutes such as:

National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) Bhubaneswar

Harish-Chandra Research Institute (HRI)

• Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Mohali (IISER Mohali)

• Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune (IISER Pune)

• The Institute of Mathematical Sciences (IMSc)

**The test is scheduled for January 25, 2020.**

**The application portal for registration will remain open until January 5.**

Click here for the notification.

According to a notification, the ‘NBHM Doctoral Scholarship 2020’ is intended to support the pursuit of research leading to the PhD degree in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics.

Students who clear the test will also have to appear in an interview for the grant of scholarship.

**About the scholarship:**

The scholarship is granted for a period of four years starting August 2020, but is renewed every year, the renewal being subject to satisfactory progress as judged by NBHM. It is extendable to the fifth year at NBHM’s discretion.

The scholarship consists of a monthly fellowship and a contingency grant, the rates of which are revised from time to time.

**The current rates are as follows:**

Monthly fellowship — Rs 31,000 for the first two years and Rs 35,000 for the subsequent two/three years.

Yearly contingency grant — Rs 40,000.

In addition, house rent allowance (HRA) is payable as per central government norms.

**How to apply:**

Applications to appear for the written test will be accepted exclusively online on the official website (https://nbhmscholarships.in/)

An application fee (along with applicable collection charges) needs to be paid online at the time of the application. For applications completed on or before 25th December, the application fee will be Rs 500. For applications completed after that date, the fee will be Rs 650.

The first centre-wise sorted list of candidates for the test will be published around December 20. A second list will be published around January 1 and the third list around January 12.

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]]>The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Gandhinagar, has announced the launch of a major project on the history of Indian mathematics with the support of a grant from Infosys Co-founder, Kris Gopalakrishnan. About the Project: IIT Gandhinagar will develop programmes and support research scholars, conferences, publications, etc. and broaden global awareness and understanding of the […]

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]]>The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Gandhinagar, has announced the launch of a major project on the history of Indian mathematics with the support of a grant from Infosys Co-founder, Kris Gopalakrishnan.

**About the Project: **

IIT Gandhinagar will develop programmes and support research scholars, conferences, publications, etc. and broaden global awareness and understanding of the wide-ranging and seminal Indian contributions to number systems, geometry, algebra, trigonometry and algorithmic methods.

**Krish Gopalakrishnan:**

“I am delighted to support this project to better understand and create wider awareness of the significant contributions that Indians have made from the 8^{th} Century BC to 20^{th} Century in the development of mathematics. I am confident that IIT Gandhinagar will do exceptional work in this area.

**IIT Gandhinagar Director Sudhir K Jain:**

India has made major contributions to many of the foundations of modern mathematics, which is not deeply studied or widely known. We are grateful to Gopalakrishnan for this support, which will enable us to undertake a systematic study of the history of Indian mathematics and to disseminate those contributions both within India and globally.

**Indian mathematicians and their contribution to the field of Mathematics**

Among the world’s ancient civilisations, India made innovative, wide-ranging and seminal contributions to mathematics. From the Shulba Sutras of the eighth to sixth century BCE to Sankara Varman’s Sadratnamala of the 19th century, Indian mathematics boasts a long, continuous and cumulative intellectual tradition, with illustrious names such as Aryabhatta, Brahmagupta, Bhaskaracharya or Madhava, but also a host of lesser-known yet brilliant scholars from almost every part of the subcontinent. Through its advances in number systems, geometry, algebra, trigonometry, and algorithmic methods, India contributed to some of the foundations of modern mathematics.

**Indian Mathematicians of the Twentieth Century **

In the twentieth century, this production continued on a new foundation. While S. Ramanujan now stands out among the world’s greatest mathematicians, others, such as Syamadas Mukhopadhyay, S.S. Abhyankar, K.S. Chandrasekharan, Raj Chandra Bose, S.S. Shrikhande, Harish-Chandra and many more, made significant contributions to various branches of mathematics.

(With inputs from news reports and publications)

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]]>Malkangiri: Taking a break from his regular duties, Malkangiri Collector Manish Agarwal took to teaching children at a school in the district’s cut-off areas. Agarwal donned the teacher’s role during a surprise visit to Salim Gaon Upper Primary School on Thursday. The visit was part of the collector’s initiative to gauge the standard of education […]

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]]>Malkangiri: Taking a break from his regular duties, Malkangiri Collector Manish Agarwal took to teaching children at a school in the district’s cut-off areas.

Agarwal donned the teacher’s role during a surprise visit to Salim Gaon Upper Primary School on Thursday. The visit was part of the collector’s initiative to gauge the standard of education in schools in Maoist-prone areas.

At the school, Agarwal first held a discussion with the students and then taught them Mathematics for some time.

“No doubt, the teachers are taking classes. But the basic idea behind this initiative is that officials can also supplement in building career of students,” he said.

Later, the collector also visited other schools and anganwadi kendras to inspect the quality of food provided under the mid-day meal (MDM).

He also held a discussion with teachers about issues concerning the schools so that necessary steps could be taken for improving the education system.

A few days ago, Nilagiri MLA Sukant Nayak had taught mathematics to students during a surprise visit to Tenda Ashram School in Balasore. In a video that has gone viral, the MLA was seen sharing methods to solve a problem related to right-angled triangle.

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]]>CBSE has carried a major reform for the Class X board exams in 2020 by giving students the choice to select either the easier version or the standard version of the Mathematics paper. While the easier version will be known as ‘Mathematics-Basic’ for those who do not wish to take up the subject after Class […]

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]]>CBSE has carried a major reform for the Class X board exams in 2020 by giving students the choice to select either the easier version or the standard version of the Mathematics paper.

While the easier version will be known as ‘Mathematics-Basic’ for those who do not wish to take up the subject after Class X, the ‘Mathematics-Standard’ will be relatively tough and it will be for those who wish to make a career in Science.

As the students have already opted for their choice during the registration for the board exams, CBSE has released the sample question papers for both the formats.

**For Mathematics-Basic, students can click here to have an idea about the level of preparation required.****Students who are appearing for Mathematics-Standard can click here and find out the level of difficulty and prepare accordingly.**

Both the papers will carry 80 marks each and will be for three hours. The Class X board exams are likely to begin in February-March 2020.

According to CBSE, students who opt for ‘Mathematics-Standard’ but fail in the exam, can opt for ‘Mathematics-Basic’ in the compartments. Students who take the Mathematics-Basic can only re-appear in the same paper in the compartments.

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]]>Bhubaneswar: Taking note of the poor performance of the school students in English, Science and Mathematics, the Odisha government has decided to give more time to these subjects. Talking to mediapersons here on Tuesday, School and Mass Education minister Samir Ranjan Dash said that it has been decided to extend the class duration of English, […]

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]]>Bhubaneswar: Taking note of the poor performance of the school students in English, Science and Mathematics, the Odisha government has decided to give more time to these subjects.

Talking to mediapersons here on Tuesday, School and Mass Education minister Samir Ranjan Dash said that it has been decided to extend the class duration of English, Mathematics and Science subjects from the existing 45 minutes to 90 minutes.

He further said that efforts will be made at the primary level to improve the standard of the students in English language. “Initially, a pilot project will be taken up in which one school in each district will be identified where special emphasis will be given to English language. After reviewing the performance of the students of these schools, this will be implemented at the block level in the next phase,” Das said.

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]]>New Delhi: In January this year, CBSE had announced a major change in the Class X Board exam from 2020 onwards. A circular issued said two levels of examination in Mathematics will be conducted to help the different level of learners. Students will have the option of opting either for ‘Mathematics-Standard’ or ‘Mathematics-Basic’. The Board […]

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]]>New Delhi: In January this year, CBSE had announced a major change in the Class X Board exam from 2020 onwards. A circular issued said two levels of examination in Mathematics will be conducted to help the different level of learners. Students will have the option of opting either for ‘Mathematics-Standard’ or ‘Mathematics-Basic’.

The Board exams are due in February and before schools begin the process of filling the exam registration form, here’s what you need to know before making an informed choice between ‘Maths-Basic’ and ‘Maths-Standard’.

1. According to reports quoting CBSE’s Controller of Board examination Sanyam Bhardwaj, a student who opts for basic Mathematics will not be able to study the subject at the plus-two level.

2. However, if a student scores good marks in basic Mathematics and wishes to pursue the subject in Class XI, they will have to appear for the Class X compartmental exam, usually held a month after the results are declared.

3. According to reports, such a student can opt for Maths in Class XI only after clearing the compartmental exam.

4. Reports also said that basic Mathematics paper will be easier to score but the standard maths paper will be difficult, based mostly on concepts.

5. The Board has advised students to take up Maths only if they are interested in the subject.

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