in the month of October, Dr. D. B. Dhaigude, Head, Department .of
Mathematics, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, planned
to organize a
State Level Instructional Seminar on Developments in Graduate and Post-Graduate
Mathematics in the University Department of Mathematics. At this juncture
Dr. D. Y. Kasture, Dr. D. B. Dhaigude, Dr. M. D. Jahagirdar, Dr.B. P. Reddy, Dr.
M. A. Deshpande, Dr. S. R. Joshi, Dr. S. N. Kasaralikar, Dr. K.R. Mehara and many
other college teachers in Marathwada region thought about specific plans for developments in Graduate and Post-Graduate Mathematics.
They decided to form a Mathematics Forum, which will initiate various activities for academic
excellence and welfare activities for mathematics teachers . At the same time it
was also decided to felicitate Dr. G. R. Shendge who was about to retire due to
superannuation from the services of the university. The validictory function of
the State Level Instructional Seminar was coupled with the inauguration of the Marathwada
Mathematical Society at the hands of Dr. Arbind Lal, (IIT
Kanpur), in presence
of veteran Mathematics Professors :
Dr. V. Raghvendra, (IIT Kanpur), Dr. Kumaresan, (University of Mumbai), Dr.S. G.
Deo, (Goa University), Dr. M.S. Chaudhari,(Shivaji University Kolhapur), and felicitation
of Dr. G. R. Shendge, who donated Rs. 55,000/- to the Marathwada Mathematical Society
out of the sum of Rs. 90,000/- collected for his felicitation at the time of his
retirement from Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University Aurangabad. The remaining
amount was spent for the publication of proceeding of the seminar. The donors became
the members of the Society. The economical background of the Society became strong
due to Dr. K. S.Bharuka memorial fund
Rs. 54,000/-, Dr. N. E. Joshi memorial fund Rs. 32,000/- , Dr. S. R. Joshi support
fund Rs. 26,000/- and also the collection of large amount due to patron membership
of various institutes in Maharashtra and individuals as well as life membership
of various indivisuals. The Marathwada Mathematical Society registered under
in 2000. During the last decade the Society has worked for the development
of Mathematics, Mathematics teachers in particular and Mathematics lovers in general.