Institute of Mechanics of Continua and Mathematical Sciences
Our Aims & Scope
The Institute of Mechanics of Continua and Mathematical Sciences started its journey on 2nd October 2004 with just fifteen mathematicians with a mission to develop the science for the benefit of humanity and a safer world. Professor Pran Ranjan Sengupta, eminent mathematician, and scientist, the founder President of the Institute believed that research and development of mathematics in India would shape the future of science and technology of the world. We can fight against world hunger or global warming, cancer, or terrorism, the issue facing humanity at present.
The mathematicians and scientists of the Institute of Mechanics of Continua and Mathematical Sciences in collaboration with bright minds from across the global scientific Institutions and Academic Institutions along with like-minded individuals are working together to develop the quality of life. They are deeply engaged in research to find out the new way of fighting against hunger and disease and to protect the environment of our beloved earth and to innovate alternative energy solutions. This is just the beginning. The first issue so Journal of the Institute, “Journal Mechanics of Continua and Mathematical Sciences “came into light on 25th September 2006. Professor Binoy Kumar Lahiri, an eminent mathematician, and scientist has inaugurated the first issue of the journal .Dr. Sudarshan Roy Choudhury, Minister-in-charge, Higher Education, West Bengal, India was present as the chief guest on this auspicious occasion. A good number of distinguished Mathematicians and Scientists of West Bengal were present and delivered lectures and appreciated the new philanthropic mission of the institute.
Professor P. R. Sengupta
Prof. P. R. Sengupta, an eminent applied mathematician, was born on 28th August 1938 in Bagerhat, Barisal, now in Bangladesh. He passed the Matriculation examination from Sarapaprasad Vidyapith in 1951, I. Sc. in 1953, and B. Sc. in 1956 from City College, and M. Sc. examination in applied Mathematics in 1959 from Calcutta University. Prof. Sengupta Was awarded the Ph.D. Degree from Jadavpur University in 1963 under the guidance of Prof. B.B. Sen and D. Sc. Degree from Kalyani University in 1978. He started his teaching career at Ramakrishna Mission Vidyapith, Belur in 1960, and joined as a lecturer in Mathematics at Kalyani University in 1966 and was attached there till his retirement as a professor in 2002.
He had a great contribution in the field of Continuum Mechanics with more than 1000 Research Papers in Nationally and Internationally reputed Journals and more than 60 Ph. D. Scholars. Prof. Sengupta attended more than 200 National and International Seminars/ Symposiums and became the President, Mathematics Section, Indian Science Congress association in 1955. His attachment as an active member had enlightened various societies and organizations. He was the founder President of the Institute of Mechanics of Continua and Mathematical Sciences. Prof. Sengupta was a fellow of the National Academy of Science, Academy of Science & Technology, and FIMA(UK).
He was a man of wisdom and apart from his outstanding contributions in Mathematics, he had a great interest and knowledge in various subjects in science like Physics, Chemistry, Statistics, Computer science, etc. Prof. Sengupta was Keenly interested and had great knowledge in Literature and Arts and contributed a large quantity. His simplicity, generosity, affection, religious mind, great soul and so many greatest qualities touched everybody’s heart.
Prof. Sengupta breathed his last on 21st May 2005