Science Academies' Refresher Course on


Ramanujan Institute for Advanced Study in Mathematics
University of Madras, Chennai 05.
May 02 to 14, 2018
Sponsored by
Indian Academy of Sciences, Bengaluru
Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi
The National Academy of Sciences India, Allahabad

A Refresher Course in Topology will be held at Ramanujan Institute for Advanced Study in Mathematics, University of Madras, Chennai, during May 02-14, 2018. The program is for the mainly for benefit of faculty in the university/college who teach Topology. However, we encourage Research Scholars and Post-Doctoral Fellows (PDF), who work in topology and related areas also to apply.
The course consists lectures on the following topics: (a) topology of metric spaces, (b) basic properties of topological spaces, (c) separation axioms and metrization theorems, (d) fundamental groups, (e) covering spaces and (f) homology theory. Emphasis will be not only on exposition of various concepts and theorems, but also on problem solving.
This Refresher Course is sponsored by Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore, Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi and The National Academy of Sciences, India, Allahabad. This is an all India initiative which aims to help motivated college teachers to improve their background knowledge thereby add value to their teaching.

The course will be directed by Prof. Parameswaran Sankaran, FNASc, FASc. It may be noted that UGC regulations include Refresher Courses in API scores for career advancement.
The number of seats will be about 30 for teachers and 10 for PDF/PhD students. Selected participants will be provided with travel assistance (limited to three-tier A/c train fare), accommodation and local hospitality during the Course in addition to course material.

Interested applicants must submit their application ONLINE by clicking on the following link:
Apply here

copy of the application form signed by the applicant should also be sent by Post to the Course Coordinator, at the address given below. In case of teachers, the form must also be signed and stamped by the Head of the applicant’s Institution stating that leave will be sanctioned if the applicant is selected for the Course. A recommendation letter from a teacher is essential for student applicants. Scanned copies of the duly signed documents sent by e-mail will also be accepted.

Address for communication:
Dr. R. Parthasarathi, Course Coordinator,
Refresher Course in Topology,
Ramanujan Institute for Advanced Study in Mathematics,
University of Madras, Chepauk, Chennai 600 005
E-mail: rctop2018@gmail.com, Phone: +91 44 2533 3380.
Last date for the receipt of applications : 5th April 2018

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