December 22, 2020

Celebration of ‘National Mathematics Day – 2020′


The Department of Mathematics, MVJ College of Engineering, celebrated National Mathematics Day – 2020, on 22nd December, 2020, to commemorate the 133rd Birth Anniversary of Sri Srinivasa Ramanujan.

Dr. G N Mohapatra, Senior Scientist, CSIR Fourth Paradigm Institute (CSIR – 4PI), NAL Belur Campus, Bangalore, was the Chief Guest for the event. The webinar was conducted as Microsoft Teams live event, from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm.


The webinar was attended by 500 participants (faculty and students) from MVJCE.

About the Speaker

Dr G N Mohapatra has obtained his Master’s and PhD degrees from Berhampur University, Berhampur, Odisha. After obtaining PhD, he worked as Assistant Professor, Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR), New Delhi. He has 14 years of experience in Academics and Mathematical Modelling.

His research areas of interest are mesoscale modelling of extreme weather events like tropical cyclone, extreme rainfall events, heatwaves and associated synoptic features. His current research interests are mesoscale model forecast verification for extreme weather events with model skill verification on regional and global scale, tropical cyclone study over North Indian Ocean, heatwave and its synoptic features associated with regional and global scale, application of weather informatics for urban extreme rainfall events. 

The following are the commercial projects Dr G N Mohapatra has worked on, in the course of his research work.

  1. G N Mohapatra, V Rakesh and P K Mohanty, S Himesh, 2018, Comparative Evaluation of the skill of a Global Circulation Model and a Limited Area Model in simulating Tropical Cyclones in the North Indian Ocean, Meteorological Applications 25 (4), 523-533
  2.  S Himesh, E Rao, K C Gouda, K V Ramesh, V Rakesh, G N Mohapatra et al., 2018, Digital Revolution and Big Data: a New Revolution in Agriculture, CAB Reviews 13 (021), 1-7
  3. G N Mohapatra, V Rakesh and K V Ramesh, 2017, Urban Extreme Rainfall Events: Categorical skill of mesoscale model simulation for localized and non-localized events, Quarterly journal of Royal Meteorological Society, 143: 2340–2351
  4. Goswami P and G N Mohapatra, 2014, A comparative evaluation of impact of domain size and parameterization scheme on simulation of tropical cyclones in the Bay of Bengal, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 119, 10–22, doi:10.1002/2013JD020592
  5. G N Mohapatra, U S Panda, P K Mohanty, 2007, Annual cycle of surface meteorological and solar energy parameters over Orissa, Indian Journal of Space and Radio Physics, Vol. 36, pp 128-144

A Brief Account of the webinar

The session started with the welcome address by Dr. Mahabaleswarappa, Principal MVJCE. He welcomed the online audience and the Guest Speaker. He highlighted the necessity for the present webinar session and explained the significance of Sri Srinivasa Ramanujan and the importance of Mathematics.

A video on the life history of Sri Srinivasa Ramanujan was played after the welcome address. Dr. M Saradha (Head – Department of Mathematics) introduced the Chief Guest to the audience.

The Guest Speaker, Dr. G N Mohapatra started the presentation with an introduction to the CSIR- 4th Paradigm Institute, and it role in weather forecasting. The Speaker briefed the participants on the basics of mathematical modelling and its classification and Engineering applications.

After the presentation, Q&A session was conducted in which the Guest Speaker addressed the queries of attendees posted in the Q&A chat box in Microsoft teams.

The webinar session concluded with vote of thanks to MVJCE Management, Principal, Vice Principal and COE, for giving this opportunity to learn more about Sri Srinivasa Ramanujan and about the role of Mathematics in Engineering applications. The event organizers are grateful to the Guest Speaker Dr. G N Mohapatra for enlightening the participants on the latest developments in mathematical modeling, and its applications in the present scenario. A special mention to ITHELPDESK and team for their technical support during the online session.

Outcome of the Webinar

 The webinar enabled the attendees to strengthen their knowledge in mathematical modeling and its applications. The students and faculty members also learnt more about the contributions of Sri Srinivasa Ramanujan. The attendees were gifted with information and knowledge about research possibilities in this area.

Mr. Niranjan L & Dr. Varalakshmi M

Event Coordinators

Assistant Professors, Mathematics Department