Special Correspondent

HYDERABAD: The Association of Mathematics Teachers of India (AMTI) is organising its 42nd annual conference at Warangal from December 28.

Disclosing details about the conference here on Monday, convenor N. Ch. Pattabhi Rama Charyulu, said that the conference normally held in State capitals was being organised for the first time outside Hyderabad at L.B.College auditorium in Warangal for the benefit of students from rural background.

Educationist and mathematics teacher and MLC Chukka Ramaiah, chief patron of the conference said that AMTI was an institution dedicated towards research and development of mathematical ability of students and teachers particularly at school level, he said. As per a resolution adopted last year that mathematics had to penetrate the minds of students of rural India, it was decided to organise the conference in rural areas.

Delegates

About 600 teachers, including delegates from other states such as Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Delhi, Maharashtra besides students would attend the three-day conference to be inaugurated by Kakatiya University Vice-Chancellor N. Lingamurthy, Mr. Ramaiah would deliver the keynote address. Mr. Ramaiah said that as per a survey conducted by them, not even one per cent of students in government schools in rural areas belonged to forward castes. As most of the students hailed from SC and ST sections with no educational background at home, most of them were failing in mathematics and English.