MTA Inaugural Conference 2019

MTA honours Savitribai Phule on her 188th birth anniversary on January 3, 2019

January 3-5, 2019

Venue: Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, TIFR, Mumbai.

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The inaugural conference will provide a forum for mathematics teachers, mathematics educators and mathematicians from all over the country to come together and discuss all aspects of mathematics education, and also to offer directions for the newly formed Association.

The conference will include discussions on mathematics teaching and learning at school level as well as college level. Discussions on mathematics education will be on curricular as well as pedagogic aspects.

A section of the conference will be devoted to papers presented by teachers reporting on their classroom experiments and experiences, on difficult topics in mathematics curriculum, on mathematics assessment, on the use of technology, on the olympiads and Madhava competition, and so on. Discussion on all aspects of mathematics teachers’ professional lives will be welcome.

The conference will also feature two workshops on the following themes:

  • Bridging school and college mathematics
  • Use of technology in the mathematics classroom 

There will be a panel discussion on “Engaging every child in mathematics : realising the vision of Savitribai Phule”.

MTA(I) aims to serve as an instrument to improve the standards of mathematics in the country at various levels, generate interest in mathematics among students through various activities and nurture mathematical talent. The Association extends a warm welcome to all mathematics teachers to participate in its inaugural conference, to join MTA(I) and strengthen this effort.

For all queries about the conference, please send an email to


Teachers are invited to share their classroom experiences, ideas and innovations

Submissions on ALL aspects of mathematics education and of relevance to the professional lives of mathematics teachers are welcome.

Representative areas include, but are not limited to, the following.

  • Classroom experiments and experiences
  • Problem solving
  • Student projects in mathematics
  • Difficult topics in mathematics curriculum
  • Pedagogic innovations
  • Links to applications in the mathematics classroom
  • Challenges in assessment
  • The use of technology
  • The olympiads and Madhava competitions

Submissions are limited to TWO pages, of at most 1200 words, provided as a PDF or DOC file. Submit  your abstracts using the Easychair conference system by clicking on the button below.

Deadline for submissions: November 16, 2018 (extended date). 

Abstract submission is closed now.

Authors will be informed about the acceptance of their abstract by November 30, 2018, after which they may register for the conference.

Accepted abstracts will be presented at the conference and made available in a free, electronic access form from the MTA(I) site. For an accepted abstract to be included in the programme, one of the authors must commit to presenting the paper at the conference.

Application for participation without submitting an abstract

Teachers who wish to apply for conference participation without submitting an abstract may do so by visiting the registration portal and submitting the participation application online. Those who prefer so can download, fill and send this participation form instead by email to or by post to the MTA (I) address given here.

Deadline for application for participation without abstract submission: November 16, 2018 

Participation Application submission is closed now.

Once the application is accepted, they will be able to register at the conference registration portal after November 30, 2018.

For all queries related to application /registration, write to


A limited number of grants will be available providing travel support (by A/c class on train) and/or registration waiver for participants who need such support. Those seeking support will need to apply to before November 15, 2018.

ACCOMMODATION: Limited accommodation on a sharing basis will be available on the HBCSE campus for conference participants. If accommodation is required, it must be mentioned at the time of registration. (Please note that accommodation is not guaranteed to all those who request it.)



  • Abstract Submission Deadline: November 10, 2018 November 16, 2018
  • Application for participation without abstract submission Deadline: November 16, 2018
  • Grant request application Deadline: November 15, 2018
  • Notification to Authors: November 20, 2018 November 23, 2018 November 24, 2018
  • Decision on grant requests: November 30, 2018



Thursday January 3, 2019
9:00 AM Registration and Welcome
9:30 AM – 11:00 AM Inaugural session – Chair: S. G. Dani
Keynote speaker: M S Raghunathan (NCM, IIT-B)
Presentation on Savitribai Pule: Kishore Darak (Tata Trusts)
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Theme Session 1 (School Mathematics) – Chair: R. Athmaraman

Anna Leena George (Dr. Dada Vaidya College of Education, Ponda, Goa)
S R Santhanam (AMTI, Chennai)
Sneha Titus (Azim Premji University, Bengaluru)

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM Paper presentation session 1 (parallel)
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM Panel discussion (Engaging every student in Mathematics) – Chair: Bhaba K. Sarma

Dinesh Lahoti (Edugenie, Guwahati)
Anita Rampal (CIE, Delhi University)
Kameshwar Rao (NCERT (Retd) )

Friday January 4, 2019
9:30 AM – 11:00 AM & 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Workshops in parallel (Details about the Workshops)
Note: Participants should pre-register for the workshop at the time of registering for the conference 

Workshop 1: Technology in Math education
– Chair: Jonaki GhoshSpeakers:
Sangeeta Gulati (Sanskriti School, Delhi)
Aaloka Kanhere (HBCSE, Mumbai)
Ajit Kumar (Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai)

Workshop 2: Bridging school and college mathematics
– Chair: Geetha VenkataramanSpeakers:
Vijayakumar Ambat (CUSAT, Kochi (Retd))
Shobha Bagai (Cluster Innovation Centre, Delhi)
Anisa Chorwadwala (IISER, Pune)
S Kumaresan (Univ of Hyderabad (Retd))
Revathy Parameswaran (PS Senior Secondary School, Chennai)
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM Poster presentations
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM General Body Meeting of MTA(I) – Chair: S. G. Dani
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM Public Lecture  – R. Balasubramanian (IMSc, Chennai)
Saturday January 5, 2019
9:30 AM – 11:00 AM Theme Session 2 (College Mathematics) – Chair: B. Sury

Amber Habib (Shiv Nadar University, Delhi)
Shobha Madan (IIT Goa)
Fozia Qazi (IUST, Jammu and Kashmir)

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Theme Session 3 (Classroom experiences) – Chair: Shobha Madan

Sadiya Rehman (Sprigdales School, Delhi)
Vinayak Sholapurkar (S. P. College, Pune)
Kanchana Suryakumar (Poorna Learning Centre, Bengaluru)
B Sury (ISI, Bengaluru)

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM Future plans for MTA(I) – Chair: Vinayak Sholapurkar
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM Valedictory session – Chair: K. Subramaniam



Registrations will start only after Nov 30, 2018

Conference registration fee: Rs 1000 (Rs 500 for MTA life members)

Participants may obtain MTA life membership while registering for the conference (Life membership: Rs 3000; Rs 2000 for school and college teachers). For information on how to apply for membership, click here.

The conference fee covers participation in the conference, conference lunch and tea and conference materials.




For information about the location of the venue, click here.



  • Amber Habib (Shiv Nadar Univ, Delhi)
  • Bhaba Kumar Sarma (IIT Guwahati)
  • Geetha Venkataraman (Ambedkar University Delhi)
  • Jonaki Ghosh (Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi)
  • K. Subramaniam (HBCSE, Mumbai)
  • R. Athmaraman (AMTI, Chennai)
  • R. Ramanujam (IMSc, Chennai) (Convener)
  • Shobha Madan (IIT Goa)


  • Ambat Vijayakumar (CUSAT, Kochi)
  • B. Sury (ISI, Bengaluru)
  • K. Subramaniam (HBCSE, Mumbai)
  • R. Ramanujam (IMSc, Chennai)
  • S. R. Santhanam (AMTI, Chennai)
  • Shweta Naik (HBCSE, Mumbai)
  • Sneha Titus (Azim Premji University, Bengaluru)
  • Udayan Prajapati (St. Xavier’s College, Ahmedabad)
  • V. M. Sholapurkar (S. P. College, Pune) (Convener)
  • Vivek Monteiro (NavNirmiti, Mumbai)