Maths

  • 2 Indian-origin academicians win maths global prize August 13, 2014

    New York: Two Indian-origin academicians have won global prizes in the field of mathematics with one of them being awarded the Fields Medal - known as the 'Nobel Prize of mathematics'. Manjul Bhargava won the Fields Medal, while Subhash Khot won the Rolf Nevanlinna Prize, awarded by the International Mathematical Union,...
  • Indian mathematician Nikhil Srivastava wins Polya Prize for solving knotty riddle July 11, 2014

    Washington: A young Indian mathematician, Nikhil Srivastava, has been named a joint winner of the prestigious George Polya Prize for finding proof of a riddle that had eluded mathematicians for more than half a century. Srivastava of Microsoft Research India and Adam W. Marcus and Daniel A. Spielman from Yale University...
  • Ramakrishna Mission vice president Swami Gitananda dead March 14, 2014

    Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission's vice president Swami Gitananda died at a private hospital in Kolkata on Friday following old age complications, a spokesman of the religious order said. He was 90. Gitananda breathed his last at 9.10 am on Friday at the Ramakrishna Mission Seva Pratishthan. He was hospitalised on February...
  • Class 5 student beaten by teacher, admitted to hospital in Jind December 7, 2013

    Jind: In another corporal punishment shocker, a Class 5 student of a government school in Kairkhedi village was admitted to hospital after she was allegedly beaten up by her teacher on Saturday. Amrita was badly beaten up by her teacher Surendra for not solving a Maths problem, her parents said. While...
  • Producer Anand Appugol will contest Assembly elections April 1, 2013

    Producer of one of the biggest films in Kannada 'Kranti Veera Sangolli Rayanna' Anand Appugol is likely to contest from the Kittur constituency in the coming Assembly Elections. Feeling extremely happy for the 150 days of his film 'KVSR', Anand Appugol's camping in New Delhi for the Congress-I ticket. In case...
  • Asian-American students outperform other ethnic groups March 31, 2013

    Washington: Asian-American students perform better than all other ethnic groups when it comes to science and math, with males' in particular scoring better, a new US study has found. US researchers Nicole Else-Quest, Concetta Mineo and Ashley Higgins studied 367 White, African American,Latino/Latina, and Asian American 10th grade male and female...
  • CBSE 10th Board mathematics exam paper 2013 solutions March 6, 2013

    These are the solutions to the questions in the mathematics examination paper which CBSE Xth Board examinees had to solve in 2013. Students are advised to try to solve the questions themselves before consulting the solutions. The solutions have been answered by the http://www.topperlearning.com/ faculty. ...
  • CBSE 10th Board mathematics exam paper 2013 March 6, 2013

    This is the mathematics examination paper which CBSE 10th Board examinees had to solve in 2013. Students are advised to try to solve the questions themselves before consulting the solutions. The solutions have been answered by the http://www.topperlearning.com/ faculty. Click here for the solutions....
  • Math genius Ramanujan's cryptic formula finally proved correct December 29, 2012

    London: Indian maths genius Srinivasa Ramanujan's cryptic deathbed theory, which he claimed was conceived in his dreams-has finally been proven correct, almost 100 years after he died. In 1920, while on his death-bed, Ramanujan wrote a letter to his mentor, English mathematician GH Hardy, outlining several new mathematical functions never before...
  • CAT 2012: last minute tips October 4, 2012

    It is just about a week to go now for CAT 2012 to begin. The question on most students minds, especially those giving the exam in the first half of the exam window is, "What should I do between now and the CAT to be able to crack the exam?"...
  • Director Ravindra enters ad film making July 21, 2012

    Ravindra back from Mumbai to Kannada cinema from 'I am Sorry Mathe Banni Pritsona' that was re-released as 'Mathe Banni Pritsona' a brilliantly made film has gone back to Mumbai to work on commercial ads with a sad face of failure of his debut cinema. In the last eight months...
  • Civil Services Mains exam syllabus: Mathematics July 4, 2012

    Paper I Section A Linear Algebra Vector, space, linear dependence and independence, subspaces, bases, dimensions. Finite dimensional vector spaces. Matrices, Cayley-Hamiliton theorem, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, matrix of linear transformation, row and column reduction, Echelon form, equivalence, congruence and similarity, reduction to canonical form, rank, orthogonal, symmetrical, skew symmetrical, unitary, hermitian, skew-hermitian forms–their eigenvalues. Orthogonal...
  • Indian boy solves 350-year-old Math problem May 26, 2012

    London: A 16-year-old Indian origin schoolboy in Germany has managed to crack puzzles that baffled the world of maths for more than 350 years, it was reported in London Saturday. Shouryya Ray, from Dresden, has been hailed a genius after working out the problems set by Sir Isaac Newton. Ray solved two...
  • Actress Keerthi talks about her dreams and more May 25, 2012

    After an unsuccessful 'Nannusire' actress Keerthi had pretty good role in the last two films 'Just Math Mathalli' and as lead heroine in 'Preethi Nee Shaswathana'. Both the films got rave reviews for her performance. Keerthi is a promising actress and her performance plus attitude to make it big in...
  • Mumbai students struggle to score 25 pc in 9th May 22, 2012

    Mumbai: With the number of class IX students failing to secure a minimum of 25 per cent marks in their final exams in their Maths and Science papers rising this year, city-based schools are a worried lot. School principals believe that special efforts are required from teachers, students and their...
  • Head injury turns college dropout into a genius! April 29, 2012

    Washington: In an incident which appears be a perfect plot for any reality-based fiction work, an American college dropout after being brutally attacked by a group of street robbers has turned a mathematics genius. It happened after 41-year-old Jason Padgett's brain was damaged in a brutal attack by muggers. He was...
  • PM declares 2012 as 'National Mathematical Year' December 26, 2011

    Chennai: Declaring 2012 as the 'National Mathematical year' as a tribute to maths wizard Srinivasa Ramanujan, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday voiced concern over the "badly inadequate" number of competent mathematicians in the country. He also said that the perception that pursuit of mathematics does not lead to attractive...
  • Kannada Review: Refreshing movie ‘I'm Sorry...' June 20, 2011

    Film: 'I'm Sorry Mathe Banni Preethsona' ; Cast: Prem, Karishma Tanna, Tabala Naani and Sanjjana; Director: Ravindra; Rating: *** 1/2 Debutant director Ravindra has done a neat job in 'I'm Sorry Mathe Banni Preethsona', about feelings like suspicion, trust, sanctity and compulsions in the relationship of a happily married couple. It...
  • History of nationalism in Indian cinema January 26, 2011

    New Delhi: Nationalism in Hindi cinema has come a long way since the 1940s and 50s. Film's like 'Naya Daur' and 'Anand Math' during the era carried the message of patriotism with the dreams and hopes of building a new India. Though nation building was the mission, freedom struggle provided...
  • Child prodigy advises British govt on finances August 29, 2010

    London: A seven-year-old maths prodigy, who became the youngest Briton to gain the top grade in GCSE maths, now advises the British government on the country's finances, Daily Mail reported on its website on Sunday. Oscar Selby, who last week got an A* at less than half the age at which...
  • DPS boy tops CBSE results with 98 pc in Delhi May 22, 2009

    New Delhi: Delhi Public School (DPS) student Subhashish Bhadra scored 98 per cent in his Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) class 12 exams to top the Delhi region. "I didn't expect to top the region. I was expecting something around 95 per cent. Yes, I am excited and...
  • View Chat: Clearing class XII Maths doubts March 17, 2009

    Your Maths board exam is scheduled for March 21 and Topper gurus and Maths whizzes Prateeksha Joshi and Neha Agarwal come to the rescue! These Maths Topper gurus have answered all your last-minute doubts. ...
  • Chat Now: Clearing class XII Maths doubts March 17, 2009

    Your Maths board exam is scheduled for March 21 and Topper gurus and Maths whizzes Prateeksha Joshi and Neha Agarwal come to the rescue! If you have any last-minute doubts, fret not. Post your questions now. Our Maths Topper gurus will clear your doubts. ...
  • CBSE to make amends over 'wrong' question March 15, 2009

    New Delhi: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has admitted to a printing error in a mathematics question set by it for the Class X board examination and said students who attempted it would not unnecessarily lose marks. "There was a problem in this particular question. Consideration will be given...
  • Class X Boards: View chat with math whizzes March 12, 2009

    Your Maths board exam is scheduled for March 14 and Topper gurus and Maths whizzes Prateeksha Joshi and Neha Agarwal come to the rescue! ...
  • UK opens first state-funded Hindu school September 16, 2008

    London: Britain's first state-funded Hindu school opened its doors to its first batch of 23 students on Monday. The school will be ready in September 2009. On Monday, the first batch of students - aged four to five years - started their term in a temporary building. For the one...
  • TCS to hire 2,000 science and maths graduates August 27, 2007

    Chennai: Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Asia's largest software company, has decided to accelerate recruitment of science and maths graduates. The company's confidence in science graduates stems from the success of its pilot programme TCS Ignite, where it put 500 science graduates to a seven-month training programme that includes working on...
  • CBSE tough on going easy on kids June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: Pressure to perform, score high marks and get into a good college has made the Board exams a nightmare for students. The story is no different this year, but there is certainly a bit of relief for the students. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided ...
  • Confident + Happy = poor in Math October 19, 2006

    Washington: Children who are turned off by Math often say they don't enjoy it, they aren't good at it and they see little point in it. Who knew that could be a formula for success? The nations with the best scores have the least happy, least confident Math students, says a...
  • Mathematics on way out of schools! September 22, 2006

    New Delhi: Days after it first proposed making Mathematics and English optional subjects for minority and ST/SC students in schools, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is now out to kick 'Maths' out of the 'main course' in secondary level. Or this is precisely what the board has now...