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IIT_GuwahatiThe Department of Mathematics, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati is organizing a Quality Improvement Programme - Short-Term Course (QIP-STC) on Role of Numerical Analysis in Scientific Computing at IIT Guwahati during May 20 - 24, 1013.

With the advent of modern high-speed computers, the numerical methods have been successfully applied to study problems in Science and Engineering. Such problems may be formulated in terms of an algebraic equation, an ordinary or partial differential equation. The art of science of preparing and solving scientific and engineering problems have undergone considerable changes. Analytical solutions, when available, may be precise in themselves, but may be in unacceptable form because of the fact that they are not amenable to direct interpretation in numerical terms, in which case the numerical analyst may attempt to devise a method for effecting that interpretation in a satisfactory way, or he may prefer to base his analysis instead upon the original formulation.


The course is open to teachers of Engineering Colleges approved by AICTE. No course fee is charged for participants sponsored by AICTE approved institutions.
Participants from Industry and Government organizations are eligible, provided they meet their T.A. and D.A., and pay a course fee of Rs. 4500/- and Rs. 2500/- respectively. The payment is to be made by demand draft drawn on any Nationalized Bank in favor of IIT Guwahati, payable at Guwahati.

Course Objectives:

  1. To provide preliminaries of numerical analysis
  2. To make aware of various techniques to solve different types of problems
  3. To introduce mathematical software like MATLAB, SCILAB, etc.
  4. Applications of numerical methods to other fields of Science and Engineering

Course Contents:

  1. Solution of Nonlinear Equations
  2. Direct/Iterative Methods for Solution of Linear/Nonlinear System of Equations
  3. Interpolation and Numerical Differentiation
  4. Numerical Integration
  5. Numerical Solution of ODEs/PDEs
  6. Software like MATLAB, SCILAB
  7. Computer Practical

How to apply:

The selected participants have to send a demand draft for Rs. 1000/- drawn on any Nationalized Bank in favour of QIP, IIT Guwahati, payable at Guwahati, as a caution deposit for confirmation of their participation. The caution-money will be returned back only if the participant joins the course.

Important Dates:

  1. The last date for the receipt of duly endorsed applications: April 05, 2013
  2. Intimation of Selection: April 09, 2013
  3. Last date for receiving the caution deposit: April 26, 2013


S. Natesan
Department of Mathematics
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati
Guwahati – 781 039, Assam
Ph. No.: 0361 2582613, 2582650
Fax No.: 0361 2582649
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Important_DatesGraduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an all India examination that tests the comprehensive understanding of various undergraduate subjects in Engineering and Technology.

The GATE score of a candidate reflects the relative performance level of a candidate. The score is used for admissions to various post-graduate programmes (ME, MTech, direct PhD) with financial assistance provided by MHRD and other Government agencies.

GATE is conducted jointly by the Indian Institute of Science and seven IITs (IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Guwahati, IIT Kanpur, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Madras and IIT Roorkee) on behalf of the National Coordination Board â€" GATE.

Important Dates:

  1. Last date for Submission of Online Application (website closure): September 30, 2012 (23:00 Hrs)
  2. Last date for the receipt of printed version of ONLINE Application at the respective zonal GATE Office: October 8, 2012
  3. Last date for request of change of city: November 20, 2012
  4. Availability of admit card on Online Application Interface: December 5, 2012
  5. GATE 2013 Online Examination for Papers: AR, CE, GG, MA, MT, PH and TF: January 20, 2013 (09:00 Hrs to 12:00 Hrs)
  6. GATE 2013 Online Examination for Papers: AE, AG, BT, CH, CY, MN, XE and XL: January 20, 2013 (14:00 Hrs to 17:00 Hrs)
  7. GATE 2013 Offline Examination for Papers: CS, ME and PI: February 10, 2013 (09:00 Hrs to 12:00 Hrs)
  8. GATE 2013 Offline Examination for Papers: EC, EE and IN: February 10, 2013 (14:00 Hrs to 17:00 Hrs)
  9. Announcement of results on Online Applicant Interface: March 15, 2013 (10:00 Hrs)

Source: India Today

IIT_GuwahatiNumerical Linear Algebra is concerned with the theory and practical aspects of computing solutions of three fundamental problems which are at the core of science and engineering, viz., linear systems of equations, least-squares problems and eigenvalue problems. Reliable software for solving these problems are of utmost importance for most scientific processes and finite precision arithmetic poses significant challenges to the numerical accuracy of solutions. Also the rapid advances and changes in the computer hardware make it necessary to keep revisiting existing software for these problems so that they make the most efficient use of the available computing resources. Moreover, the need to design efficient mathematical models of real world phenomena constantly gives rise to challenging problems in the area. Meeting the challenges in computing also leads to a better understanding of the theoretical aspects of these problems and vice versa.

The proposed conference envisages an opportunity for young researchers interested in such problems to be exposed to some of the leading experts and other young researchers active in the area from all over the world who will highlight the state of the art research in the subject and also showcase its many applications. It also aims to encourage young researchers to present their work to some of the most eminent researchers in the field.

The conference will be preceded by a workshop on Numerical Linear Algebra to be held from 7-12 January, 2013 at the same venue which will be fully sponsored by the National Centre for Mathematics. For more details about the workshop please visit the site:

The conference format will consist of mostly invited talks and some contributed talks by young researchers with the resource persons of the workshop also giving invited talks at the conference.

For participation in the conference please click here.

To view the list of invited speakers please click here.

Venue: Conference Centre, IIT Guwahati.

Important dates:

  1. Last date for submitting complete applications: 10 October, 2012
  2. Opening of online registration process: 1 October, 2012
  3. Early bird registration deadline: 15 December, 2012

Click here to more details.

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