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Self-Financed Short-Term Course on 'LaTeX: A Scientific Writing Tool' 23/05/2016 To 27/05/2016

Coordinated by Dr. Nilama Gupta, Dr. Santosh Chaudhary and Dr. Ritu Sharma
A self-financed short-term course on 'LaTeX: A Scientific Writing Tool' was successfully organized by the Department of Mathematics, Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur during the period May 23-27, 2016. The main objective of the course was to expose the participants to use of LaTeX in academic & technical writing and making them able to prepare structured documents containing a lot of mathematical equations, tables and graphics.
During the inaugural session, LaTeX software was introduced to the participants while highlighting the need of such a course in the career development of researchers and teachers. Participants from following various geographies and disciplines attended the STC:

Sr.No.DescriptionNumber of Participants and Other information
1.Participants status
Industry0147
Faculty Members17
Research Scholars16
Students13
2.Universities/ Institutes/Organizations
16 in total
Central Road Research Institute-CSIR New Delhi, Laxmibai College New Delhi, Government Engineering College Rajkot, Rajasthan Technical University Kota, Rajasthan University and other well-known Universities, Institutes & Organizations from many parts of the country
3.Branches of Science and Engineering
08 different branches
Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics besides Civil, Computer Science, Electrical, Electronics & Communications, and Mechanical Engineering.
4.Variety of applied fields
More than 15
Including Wireless & Optical Communication, Networking, Renewable Energy, VLSI, Transportation Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Fluid Dynamics etc.
5.Covering all over IndiaFrom 7 Cities spread over 4 different states of India

The distinguished faculty delivered lectures and their juniors conducted laboratory exercises on different forms of uses of LaTeX in technical and scientific writing. The valedictory function and ceremony for award of certificates was chaired by the Head of Department, Department of Mathematics, MNIT Jaipur. In the end, participants also provided their critical and encouraging feedback, which will be very useful in improving the courses in future. The coordinators are thankful to all those who conducted lab exercises which was highly appreciated by the participants.

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