The idea of establishing the Indian Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics was mooted during a Symposium on “Differential Equations with Industrial Applications” in 1990 at the Department of Mathematics, AMU in the presence of distinguished Indian Mathematicians besides couple of eminent foreign mathematicians like Prof. Helmut Neunzert, Prof. Martin Brokate and Prof. Rene. Lozi. Prof Abull Hasan Siddiqi, Chairman of the Department and the Director of the Symposium was authorized to take appropriate steps to register the society.
A resume of activities is given at the society website www.siam-india.in
The first annual conference of the society was held at Roorki University, Roorki in February, 1993. Professor R. S. Gupta was the Organizing Secretary. The proceedings of the conference was published. Several foreign delegates including Prof. F. Schipp of Hungary, leading expert of Dyadic Harmonic Analysis graced this occasion.
The Second conference of the society was held at Anna (Engineering) University, Chennai during the last week of February, 1994. Professor (Mrs.) Prabha Mani R. Patil was the Organizing Secretary. The Vice-Chancellor, Anna University, Prof. V. C. Kulandaiswamy presided over the inaugural function.
After long deliberations, it was decided to establish the Indian Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics. Professor Siddiqi was authorised to draft the constitution in consultation with the founder members, to enrol members and to get the society registered. The annual conference of the Indian Mathematical Society was held at Aligarh during the last week of December, 1991. He was the Local Secretary. On this occasion, a meeting of all enrolled members was convened and the constitution of the society was approved. The society organized its first symposium during this conference. Professor Tery Rockafeller, U.S.A., and Professor Alain Bensoussan, President INRIA, France, were the guests of honour on this occasion. Professor J.N. Kapur was unanimously elected President and Professor Siddiqi was elected Secretary and they were authorized to nominate office- bearers and council members.
In subsequent years office bearers of the society are elected according to the constitution of the society. On this occasion, it was also decided that the society would organize an International Workshop of Industrial Mathematics in collaboration with the Aligarh Muslim University Academic Staff College and Hamdard University, Delhi during 9-15 December, 1992. Although there was a lot of turmoil prior to this conference, especially in Northern India, the organizers still managed the workshop. 60 university and college teachers from different parts of the country participated in this activity and interacted with speakers from Australia, Japan and U.S.A. The workshop was inaugurated by Mr. V. C. Shukla the then Cabinet Minister of Water Management, Government of India.
The ISIAM is publishing a Biannual Journal named, Indian Journal of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (IJIAM). Distinguished academicians are associated with its editorial board. IJIAM publishes original research papers, reviewed articles treating modern mathematical analysis and its manifold applications. It contains research contributions devoted to the mathematical treatment of questions arising in physical, engineering, finance, biological and social sciences, especially, those in which analytical aspects and the novelty of the solution of non-trivial applications are emphasized.
Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), Aligarh and the Jamia Millia Islamia are two institutions with which the Third President of the Republic of India, Dr. Zakir Husain, was closely associated throughout his life. He was a distinguished scholar holding doctorate degree of Agro-Economics from one of the most prestigious universities of the world – Humboldt University, Berlin. He was a true disciple of the Father of the Nation – Mahatma Gandhi. He was a sincere friend of our first Prime Minister Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru – The Architect of Modern India. He was elected Third President of India under the dynamic leadership of Smt. Indira Gandhi, the erstwhile Prime Minister of India.