Friday, March 29th 2019

Executive Committee of RMS 2019-22

The term of the office of the present Executive Committee of the RMS ends on March 31, 2019. The new Executive Committee will hold office for three years with effect from April 1, 2019. Nominations were received for certain posts and elections were held subsequently.The new Executive Committee of the RMS for the period April 1, 2019 - March 31, 2022. This consists of:

Prof. S. Ponnusamy from IIT Madras, Chennai.
Vice President
Prof. Ambat Vijayakumar from CUSAT, Kochi.
Secretary Prof. C.S. Aravinda from TIFRCAM, Bangalore.
Academic Secretary Prof. K.S. Charak from University Of Jammu.
Treasurer Prof. C. Durairajan from Bharathidasan Univ., Trichy.
Members at large:  
Prof. Poornima Gupta University of Delhi, Delhi.
Prof. Ashish Kumar Upadhyay IIT Patna, Patna.
Prof. Jugal K. Prajapat Central University of Rajasthan, Ajmer.
Ex-Officio Members:  
Prof. Dinesh Singh : Past President.
Prof. R. Balakrishnan : Founder Member.
Prof. E. Sampathkumar : Founder Member.
Prof. R. Munshi : Editor-in-Chief, Journal of the RMS.
Prof. V. Kumar Murty : Editor-in-Chief, RMS Lecture Notes Series.

The Secretary would like to thank all the ex-EC members and also the life members of RMS for the support he received towards the efficient functioning of RMS during the past three years.

He also acknowledges the enormous help received from Prof. J.K. Verma while serving as the Returning Officer for the RMS elections held in March.

The new executive committee looks forward to continued support from all the members to strengthen RMS and to play an active role in spreading the culture of mathematics in society.

Monday, March 25th 2019

RMS Eletions Results

The members of the committee appointed for counting of the votes for various posts of RMS met at 11:30 A.M. today at the Department of Mathematics at IIT Bombay. Prof. Ajit Kumar of ICT, Mumbai was present as an observer. The total number of votes received were 248 . Distribution of votes to various candidates are as follows:

Post Name Of the Candidate Number of votes received
President S. Ponnusamy 193
  R. L. Karandikar 55
Vice President Ambat Vijayakumar 172
  K.  Srinivas 74
Members S. A. Katre 134
  Poornima  Gupta 214
  Ashish K Upadhyay 202
  J. K. Prajapat 157


Based on the above data, the results are as follows:

Post Winner
President S. Ponnusamy
Vice - President Ambat Vijayakumar
Members Poornima  Gupta
  Ashish K Upadhyay
  J. K. Prajapat


Click here to download the PDF.

Thursday, March 21st 2019

Members not eligible to vote in this round

The RMS members whose membership is to be approved only in the 2019 annual general body meeting are not eligible to vote in this round.

These are members whose membership numbers are 

  • 1389-1417.

Tuesday, March 19th 2019

Counting of votes

Counting of votes will take place at 11.30 on Monday, 25, March, 2019.

Venue: Room 215, Mathematics Department.

Results will be declared on the RMS site and rms election site as soon as counting is over.

Perhaps at 4.30 pm on the same day.

Sunday, March 10th 2019

Ballot papers mailed

The ballot papers have been mailed yesterday to those members in India whose addresses are available with RMS. Members are requested to report to if they do not get the papers by 15 March. They will have the option of getting the ballot paper by email which they can fill and send by ordinary mail to:

Prof. J. K. Verma

Mathematics Department
IIT Bombay
Powai, Mumbai 400076
Please do not sign the ballot paper but sign the envelope and write your membership number. This can be obtained using an online interface  created at
Deadline for receiving the ballot paper 6 pm 22 March 2019
Members who are abroad will also be sent the ballot papers by email and they can send back scanned ballot paper by email to
Please fill the ballot paper in blue ink, scan and send a PDF file by 22 March.

Saturday, March 2nd 2019

Ballot papers to be mailed on

Due to delay in processing addresses of members, it has been decided that the ballot papers will be mailed on 7 March by Speedpost. It may take 3-4 days to reach all the members.  

The ballot papers are enclosed in  stamped envelopes. Please fill it on the same day.

The profiles of candidates are available on the RMS web-site as well as  

If you do not get the envelope of the ballot paper by 15 March, you may send an email to  to get the ballot paper by email.

You may either post it by email or send it by regular mail.

J. K. Verma
Returning Officer
RMS Elections 2019