Math assists in accurate expression of thoughts
At a psychological level, exposure to mathematics helps in developing an analytic mind and assists in better organisation of ideas and accurate expression of thoughts, said Visiting Prof K Y Vasudeva Rao, Department of Basic Sciences, IIT Bhubaneswar, here on Saturday at GITAM Deemed to be University
Visakhapatnam: At a psychological level, exposure to mathematics helps in developing an analytic mind and assists in better organisation of ideas and accurate expression of thoughts, said Visiting Prof K Y Vasudeva Rao, Department of Basic Sciences, IIT Bhubaneswar, here on Saturday at GITAM Deemed to be University.
Participating as chief guest in National Mathematics Day Celebrations held in commemoration of Srinivasa Ramanujan’s birth anniversary organised by GITAM Deemed to be University, Vasudeva Rao mentioned that more than arithmetic and geometry, mathematics today was a diverse discipline that deals with data, measurements and observations from science, with inference, deduction, and proof, with mathematical models of natural phenomena, of human behaviour, and of social systems.
He said that mathematics plays a predominant role in our everyday life and it has become an indispensable factor for the progress of our present day world.
GITAM In-Charge Vice-Chancellor Prof K Sivarama Krishna observed that professions like engineering, medicine, physics, nurses, computer science and actuarial science, require math proficiency.
Mathematics occupies a crucial and unique role in the human societies and represents a strategic key in the development of the whole mankind, he added.
GITAM Institute of Technology Principal Prof K Lakshmiprasad said that anyone entering into a science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) career is expected to have harnessed basic and advanced math concepts.
He mentioned that the candidates with strong math background in the field will undeniably have the upper hand. Mathematical competence opens doors to productive futures at same time lack of mathematical competence keeps those doors closed particularly in engineering education.
GITAM Institute of Science Principal Prof K Arunalakshmi said that mathematical tools have allowed many advances in the present time.
New, exciting challenges in life sciences can and are being met using mathematical modelling with a direct impact on improving people's quality of life in health, social and ecological issues, she added.
She informed that GITAM Institute of Science is giving importance to interdisciplinary approach and encouraging the students at UG level.
The university engineering and science mathematics departments heads Dr Chandrasekhar and Dr Ravishankar participated in the programme.