Department of Applied Sciences of Rajasthan Institute of Engineering & Technology organized a seminar on“Scientific and Cultural values of Mathematics” on 17/04/2017.The Chief Guest and speaker for the seminar was Prof.D.S.Hooda Honorary Prof.in mathematics at GJ Univ.of Science & Technology, Hisar & Research Advisor to ABV Hindi Univ.,Bhopal,MP.
He enlightened the students with the importance of mathematics.He said that mathematics is a methodical application of matter. It is so said because the subject makes a man methodical or systematic. Mathematics makes our life orderly and prevents chaos. Certain qualities that are nurtured by mathematics are power of reasoning, creativity, abstract or spatial thinking, critical thinking, problem-solving ability and even effective communication skills.
He focused that Mathematics is the cradle of all creations, without which the world cannot move an inch.Everyone needs mathematics in their day-to-day life. Various subjects of mathematics like limits,functions,real and complex analysis, numerical analysis etc leads to open-minded attitude among youngsters and help them develop clarity in their thinking
He emphasized on practicing rather than reading. The greatest hurdle in the process of learning mathematics is lack of practice. Students should daily work out at least 10 problems from different areas in order to master the concept and develop speed and accuracy in solving a problem.
After motivational talk, the prizes were distributed among the Ist year students for various events/activities conducted during the session. The awards were categorized as: Project making, Poster making, Essay writing and Attendance & discipline.