Monday, October 4, 2010

Mathematics for Every Child

iNDUS Maths Club has organized a free session for the benefits of parents and students at Vile Parle, Mumbai on this Sunday, 10th October.

More details in the poster below:

Friday, October 1, 2010

Lecture on Application of Vedic Mathematics Techniques for School Maths

iNDUS Maths Club is organizing an introductory informative session on Effective Usage of Vedic Mathematical Techniques for Solving School Level Mathematics Problems on Sunday, 3rd and 10th October 2010 at 3 PM in Parle Tilak Vidyalaya - Eng. Med.

On these days, iNDUS Maths Club would also announce its future initiatives in the field of School Mathematics in the coming months.

The seesion is for the benefit of parents and students and is completely free of charge. Due to limited seats, entry is only on registration. Kindly, call 9819067706 / 9322449440 or write to

Friday, September 3, 2010

Announcement: Free Feedback / Counselling Session for Students

iNDUS Maths Club announces a FREE One - on - One feedback / counselling session for the students who had attended its Mathematics Workshops.

For Vile Parle batch the session is arranged at Parle Tilak Vidyalaya - Eng. Med. on the Teacher's day that is 5th September 2010.

Kindly, call on 9819067706 / 9322449440 to register. Due to paucity of space and time slots, entry is for registered participants only.

See the poster below for details:

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Successful Commencement of Indus Maths Club’s Mathematics Workshops

Indus Maths Club had organized 2 Mathematics Workshops in the Month of May 2010, one for primary school students while the other for secondary & higher secondary school students. The workshops were organized in two batches for each group in Parle Tilak Vidyalaya English Medium School in Vile Parle, Mumbai.

It was indeed satisfying to see that all the batches got overwhelming response from students and their parents making all the batches full. In fact, we had to say ‘NO’ to many parents due to the fear of lack of effectiveness in the coaching with the increased batch size.

Following are some statistics about the workshop:

Workshop 1 – Batch 1: 7th – 8th – 9th May 2010
Meant for students in 3rd to 5th standard
Total students attended: 36

Workshop 2 – Batch 1: 7th – 8th – 9th May 2010
· Meant for students in 6th to 10th standard
· Total students attended: 34

Workshop 1 – Batch 2: 21st – 22nd – 23rd May 2010
· Meant for students in 3rd to 5th standard
· Total students attended: 33

Workshop 2 – Batch 2: 21st – 22nd – 23rd May 2010
· Meant for students in 6th to 10th standard
· Total students attended: 36

Total Students Attended: 139

Students from different schools in Mumbai participated such as Parle Tilak Vidyalaya, Madhavrao Bhagwat high school, Paranjpe high school, Jamnabai Narsee, Lilavatibai Podar high school, St. Xaviers, Orion high school, CNMS, Canosa, Thakur public school, Bombay Scottish, Balmohan vidyamandir, Raja Shivaji high school, Hiranandani public school, Maneck high school, Bombay Cambridge, Utpal Sanghvi high school, and Nanavati high school.

There were students who attended the workshop who live in places like Vishakapattanam, Surat, and Delhi and who had come here for their vacations.

Following is snapshot of photos taken during the workshop:

We were really taken by surprise by such an amazing response and the interest the students and their parents have in the serious subject like Mathematics. The success of the workshop also emphasized the fact that if we teach students with innovative content and seek their active participation in learning then learning never remains a burden but it in fact becomes an ever enriching activity which students are bound to enjoy. This also makes the learning process quite effective.

At the outset, on the behalf of the club, I would like to thank those who made our initiative successful. The students, their parents (not just participating but those who made enquiries) who showed the thrust for learning, Parle Tilak Vidyalaya Association who had readily allowed us to use their Drawing Room to conduct the workshop, the staff of the school, all the newspapers who carried a brief about our workshop, of course, to all the club members who designed and conducted the workshop to perfection.

With such kind of response and encouragement, in future, we plan to conduct more innovative and novel workshops and courses on Mathematics starting with a detailed course on Vedic Mathematics for primary as well as secondary students scheduled to be started in September 2010 in Parle Tilak Vidyalaya - English Medium School. We would keep you posted with updates related to this course on this blog.

For any queries please write to us at or you can mail me directly at

Monday, April 19, 2010

iNDUS Maths Club Workshops on the World Wide Web

Events of Mumbai and Click India have listed about iNDUS Maths Club Workshops on their website.

Events of Mumbai:

Click below to read more.

iNDUS Maths Club - Vedic Mathematics Workshop

"iNDUS Maths Club is organizing two novel workshops in Mathematics for the kids in the age group of 8 to 15..."

Click India:

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Summer Workshops on Mathematics in Vile Parle organized by iNDUS Maths Club:

"iNDUS Maths Club is organizing two novel workshops in Mathematics this summer during the month of May in Vile Parle for the school going kids.These workshops..."

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Two Novel Workshops on Mathematics for School Going Kids this Summer in Mumbai

iNDUS Maths club is committed to its vision of spreading the interest in Mathematics in India.

I am glad to inform you that iNDUS Maths Club is organizing two novel workshops in Mathematics this summer during the month of May in Vile Parle. These workshops are meant for the kids in the age group of 8 to 15.

Both the workshops, the details of which are mentioned below, are designed in a way that would inculcate student’s affection towards this wonderful subject otherwise deemed as an abstract subject of numbers. The workshops follow a three step process comprising of concentration – observation and imagination for learning Mathematics instead of traditional methods of memorizing and unilateral thinking. We aid this process with puzzles, games, brain teasers and audio visuals which would make learning Mathematics a fun filled experience.

Workshop Details:

Workshop 1: Learning the Art of Mathematics
Dates: 7th to 9th May 2010 and 21st to 23rd May 2010
Venue: Parle Tilak Vidyalaya - English Medium school, Vile Parle (East)
Recommended for: 2nd to 6th standard kids

Workshop 2: Mastering Vedic Mathematics
Dates: 7th to 9th May 2010 and 21st to 23rd May 2010
Venue: Parle Tilak Vidyalaya - English Medium school, Vile Parle (East)
Recommended for: 5th to 10th standard kids

Please go through the e-poster above for more details about the workshops. I truly feel that both these workshops would be helpful for kids in developing a strong interest in Mathematics. It would also help us if you can spread the word about theseworkshops so that your friends / relatives also can get benefitted by them.

Please write to me through email or leave a comment in case you have any queries. My email id is Contact details are also mentioned on the e-poster above.

I hope these workshops are just act as the stepping stone for many other activities to follow.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Indus Maths Club - An Introduction

I have been an ardent Maths fan from my childhood. Various forms of Mathematics viz. Number theory, topology, geometry, algebra, calculus etc. have always intrigued me with their sheer power and their applications in real world. The work of different mathematicians in their respective fields also used to impressed me a lot and created an awe in my mind.

I always did well in Maths throughout my academic career; be it in school or for 12th or in engineering and also during my PG in IIT Bombay. I did perform excellently in various state level Mathematics exams, the likes of Maharashtra Vidyapeeth, 4th & 7th scholarship, Pravinya exams etc. Later, in my career, I was never directly involved in any mathematical activity but the curiosity, interest and passion remained. I continued reading different books based on Maths and also participated in different workshops.

One thing that always kept coming in my mind in all these years is the general lack of enthusiasm the students show for this subject. Either students dont enjoy studying it or they study it just for scoring higher marks in academics. Only few people really enjoy studying it, playing with it and thinking about it. Why such a classic subject is treated in this way? What might be the reasons? I think the main reason behind it is the way this subject is being taught to the students - as a lifeless abstract subject of numbers. Students hardly know its applicability in real life apart from the basic uses like counting. This is in spite of the fact that an average student learn Maths at least for 12 to 15 years of his life.

I did some thinking on this and thought of starting some activities for school / college going students in the area of Maths; especially for school going kids as they are in their formative years of learning. So on the auspicious day of 22nd March 2010 (which marks the New Year Day as per the solar calendar adopted by India), I along with few of my collegeagues plan to start a club dedicated to Maths, with more focus on Indian Vedic Maths, called Indus Maths Club. We plan to nurture a deep interest in Maths for children in their formative years. We want to cultivate a strong desire within their young minds towards the learning of Maths. It is said that the best mathematical work that happens in a mathematician's life happens only in first 30 years of his life. We want to capture those initial years of the students, engage them in various mathematical activities, and kindle the desire to learn this wonderful subject.

We plan to do different activities such as:

  • Workshops
  • Seminars
  • Boot camps
  • Building Community
  • Lecture Series of Eminent Personalities in Mathematics
  • Quizzes and Contests
  • Competitions
  • Preparing students for various other Mathematical competitions
  • Blogging
  • Short Picnics

One can't be a successful sailor just by imbibing professional training; one must inculcate a deep desire of sea within him to achieve that. Through this initiative of Indus Maths Club, we want to inculcate a deep desire for Mathematics in the young minds by simply acting as catalysts. I hope we would be successful in this endeavour.

On behalf of the club, I would like to assure you that this blog would be active with lots of articles, puzzles, fun, announcements and other such stuff. If you have any suggestions please leave a comment. I would be more than happy to read and if possible implement them.