Mathematics Fest at St Aloysius College (Autonomous)

The Department of Mathematics (UG & PG), St Aloysius College (Autonomous) was organized a one-day MATHEMATICS FEST to commemorate the 105th Birth Memorial Celebrations of Prof. K.A. Krishnamurthy on 1 August 2018 in the Fr L.F. Rasquinha Auditorium, LCRI Block. Dr Reena Alva, Managing Director, MARS Learning Centre was the Chief Guest. Sri Praveen Kumar S., an Alumnus, IIT Madras and Member, Vision 2025-Education, Navakarnataka. Rev. Dr Praveen Martis SJ, Principal, St Aloysius College (Autonomous) presided over the programme.

Chief Guest, Ms. Reena Alva in her address narrated the story of Mr. Nikhil Ravishankar, an alumnus of the College explaining how he achieved success in his life without formal education. She advised the students not to stick on to the classroom teaching, but go beyond it. All that students need is passion and focus in the subjects. She also briefed about Prof. K.A. Krishnamurthy, a passionate teacher and a role model. She urged the students to achieve more in mathematics and use that knowledge for the society. She urged the students to become entrepreneurs than working under someone else.

Rev. Dr Praveen Martis SJ, in his presidential remarks said that Prof. K.A. Krishnamurthy is a great professor who inspired many young minds. Mathematics is a very important subject and more alive than other subjects. He also quoted the scientific knowledge of Albert Einstein and how he achieved success. He advised the students to think beyond and be passionate with their ideas.

The Department has also arranged a guest lecture on the topic “Mathematics as a Career” by Sri Praveen Kumar S.
Programme Convenor, Denzil Jason Saldanha, briefed about the fest and introduced the guests. Anupriya Shetty, HOD of PG Mathematics, welcomed the gathering. Lecturer, Teena Jathanna proposed the vote of thanks.