May 17, 2009

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N.S.Suchivrathan, Government Ayurveda College, Thrippunithura, Ernakulam

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To first appearance, N.S.Suchivrathan may be a Laboratory Attender in the Government Ayurveda College, Thrippunithura who has just studied up to Pre Degree.  But this lover of mathematics has silently produced a quantum of research work that has appeared in learned journals in India and abroad and has recently won him an honorary doctorate from the New Age International University, Europe.

Suchivrathan, who hails from Maliankara, Kodungalloor, fell in love with maths when he started teaching the subject to others after SSLC.  As he realized that there was more to learn, he began devoting more time to the study of the subject.  Desperately seeking a financial foothold to support his intention for higher studies, he got the job of lab attender through PSC.

So far he has made 16 discoveries in maths.  These are in the fields of algebra, number theory etc and include formula for the volume of right triangular prism, formula for n-th term of useful sequence, formulae for the lateral surface area of a square pyramid etc.  These works have appeared in leading journals, including Applied Science Journal, India and Mathematical Reviews, USA. 

“All these will be of great help for research students and some of them extremely useful even at the school level. Learning and teaching maths must be simple and interesting. Most significantly the basics should be sound. Otherwise, students tend to lose interest in the subject”, he says.

His works have been appreciated by Former President A.P.J.Abdul Kalam and Royal Society etc.  R.P.Agarwal, editor of Indian Mathematical Society journal and Prof.Madhavan Kutty, head of maths at UC College, Aluva have helped in unveiling his talent before the maths world.

The doctorate has come as a great encouragement to continue his research, he says.


Courtesy: K.Pradeep (text) and H.Vibhu (photo), Hindu, Metro Plus Kochi, May 4, 2009 and Kerala Kaumudi, May 11, 2009
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