Award winning US prof to teach in Indian varsities

Award winning US prof to teach in Indian varsities

Manjul Bhargava, an Indian origin professor of mathematics in the US and the winner of prestigious Fields Medal which is regarded as the Nobel Prize of Mathematics, has consented to teach in Indian universities under the government’s Global Initiative for Academic Networks (GIAN) programme.

This was announced by Union Mi nister for Human Resource Development Smriti Irani.
“Manjul Bhargava, awarded the Fields Medal 2014, has kindly consented to be a part of GIAN- Global Initiative For Academic Networks. Manjul Bhargava seeks to enliven Math teaching in India. Wants to give back to his roots so that others get wings to fly,” Irani tweeted.

Bhargava, 40, a Canadian-America mathematician received prestigious Fields Medal last year for his contributions in the field of mathematics.  He is the first Indian origin professor to have received such honour so far. His parents had migrated to Canada from Jaipur Rajasthan before he was born.

According to the International Mathematical Union citation, Fields Medal was conferred ion Bhargava for developing “powerful” new methods in the geometry of numbers, which he applied to count rings of small rank and to bound the average rank of elliptic curves.


Bhargava, who has received various other awards for his research in the past, is currently Professor of Mathematics at Princeton University. He also holds Adjunct Professorships at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay and University of Hyderabad.

During Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the US last year, Washington had agreed to support India in inviting 1,000 American academics every year to teach in Indian universities to be identified by the HRD Ministry under the GIAN programme.
DH News Service

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