Annual Foundation Schools Part I - (2014 CEMS Almora)

Venue: CEMS, Almora
1st to 27th Dec ,2014


Convener(s) Speakers, Syllabus and Time table Applicants/Participants


School Convener(s)

Name Sanjay K. Pant N. Raghavendra
Mailing Address Sohan Singh Jena Campus,
Kumaun University, Almora,
Uttarakhand – 263601
Harish-Chandra Research Institute,
Chhatnag Road, Jhusi,
Allahabad 211 019


Speakers and Syllabus 


Name of the Speaker Affiliation No. of Lectures Detailed Syllabus
Manoj Kumar Yadav HRI 6 Group theory
Chanchal Kumar IISER Mohali 6 Group theory
Dinesh Khurana Panjab University 6 Group theory
D. Surya Ramana HRI 6 Group theory
Sameer Chavan IIT Kanpur 8 Real analysis
Sholapurkar, V. M. S. P. College, Pune 4 Real analysis
Digant Borah IISER Pune 6 Real analysis
Sudipta Dutta IIT Kanpur 6 Real analysis
N. Raghavendra HRI 6 Topology
S. H. Amrutiya IISER, Bhopal 6 Topology
Umesh V. Dubey IISc 6 Topology
Archana S. Morye University of Hyderabad 6 Topology

Note : Each speaker is required to deliver at least 6 lectures of 1 hour duration or 4 lectures of 1 ½ hour duration.

Click here to download tutorial on group theory

Click here to download tutorial on real analysis

Click here to download tutorial on topology

Selected Applicants

Instructions to selected candidates:


  1. Selected candidates will confirm their participation by 5th October by sending scanned copies of their forward journey tickets to the respective conveners, (NOT  to the coordinator A. R. Shastri)  failing which corresponding number of candidates from the wait-list will be selected.
  2. Even after the confirmation, for any reason what-so-ever, if a candidate decides to drop out, he/she is requested to inform this immediately to the organizers.
  3. Selected candidates will correspond with the respective conveners for all further matters concerning the school.
  4. All wait-listed  candidates are also advised to make advance booking in anticipation of getting a chance. 
  5. KEEP VISITING THE NCM PAGE and the links of the respective pages for further instructions regarding the school such as preparation, course material,  how to reach etc.


First List


Sr. SID Full Name
Gender Affiliation State Position University/ Institute.
Year of Passing M.Sc./ M.A Ph.D. Degree Date
1 6598 Mr Prashant Kumar Mishra Male IIT(BHU), Varanasi Uttar Pradesh Ph.D. Banaras Hindu University 2011  
2 6599 Mr. Vijay Kumar Yadav Male IIT(BHU), Varanasi Uttar Pradesh Ph.D. Dr. R.M.L.A. University Faizabad Uttar Pradesh 2012  
3 6733 Mrs. Vandana Tiwari Female IIT(BHU), Varanasi Uttar Pradesh PhD IIT Kanpur 2010  
4 6840 Mr. Apurba Banerjee Male The University of Burdwan West Bengal Junior Research Fellow The University Of Burdwan 2009  
5 6844 Mr. Haradhan Kundu Male The University of Burdwan West Bengal Senior Research Fellow The University Of Burdwan 2010  
6 7013 Mr. Mohit Kumar Male Gurukula Kangri University Uttarakhand/ Uttaranchal Reseach Scholar Gurukula Kangri University,Haridwar 2012  
7 7140 Mr. Pankaj Pandey Male Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya Chhattisgarh Research Scholar University Of Allahabad 2009  
8 7663 Mr. Gopal Datt Male University of Delhi Delhi Ph.D University Of Delhi 2009  
9 7703 Mr. Nikhil Khanna Male University of Delhi Delhi Ph. D. University Of Delhi 2009  
10 7704 Mr. Anuj Kumar Male University of Delhi Delhi Reseach Scholar C.C.S. University Meerut, Meerut College Meerut 2007  
11 7719 Ms. Poonam Rani Female University of Delhi Delhi Ph.D Student Jamia Millia Islamia 2012  
12 7720 Mr. Naveen Gupta Male University of Delhi Delhi Mphil Student Ramjas College, University Of Delhi 2012  
13 7732 Mr. Rakshitkumar Shashikant Upadhyay Male Department of Mathematics,Sardar Patel University. Gujarat PhD student (UGC-BSR Research Fellow) Sardar Patel University,Vallabh Vidynagar. 2012  
14 7754 Mr. Jayanta Biswas Male University of Delhi Delhi PhD student University Of Delhi 2011  
15 7766 Mr. Dilip Kumar Male BHU Uttar Pradesh Research Scholar M.Sc. Mjpru Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh 2008  
16 7774 Mr. Shailesh Trivedi Male BHU Uttar Pradesh Ph.D. student Banaras Hindu University 2009  
17 7796 Ms. Tuhina Mukherjee Female IIT Delhi Delhi PhD IIT Guwahati 2014  
18 7804 Ms Ankita Shukla Female IIT Delhi Delhi Ph.D. IIT Roorkee 2014  
19 7819 Mr. Deepak Khantwal Male H.N.B Garhwal University Srinagar Uttarakhand/ Uttaranchal Ph.D D.A.V (PG) College Deheradun 2011  
20 7823 Mr. Gopi Prasad Male H.N.B. Garhwal University Srinagar Uttarakhand/ Uttaranchal Ph.D H.N.B. Garhwal University 2011  
21 7738 Mr. Vijay Dalakoti Male Kumaun University Uttarakhand/ Uttaranchal Research Scholar M. Sc 2008  
22 7785 Mr. Kali Charan Male Kumaun University, SSJ Campus Uttarakhand/ Uttaranchal Phd Student University Of Allahabad 2004  
23 7787 Mr. Naveen Chandra Male D.S.B,Campus, Nainital Uttarakhand/ Uttaranchal Research Scholar M. Sc 2012  
24 7800 Mr Mahesh Chandra Arya Male Kumaun University Nainital Uttarakhand /Uttaranchal PhD Ku Nainital 2010  
25 7824 Ms. Surbhi Aneja Female H.N.B Garhwal University Uttarakhand/ Uttaranchal Ph.D H.N.B Garhwal University 2012  
26 7826 Mr. Deepak Dhiman Male HNB Garhwal Central University Uttarakhand/ Uttaranchal Ph.D Ccs University Campus, Meerut 2010  
27 7695 Mr. Kushal Lalwani Male D.U. Delhi Research Scholar D.U. 2011  
28 7729 Mr. Ravi Kumar Sagar Male Department of Mathematics Delhi Ph.D. C. C. S. University Meerut 2011  
29 7042 Ms Neelam Mishra Female D D U Gorakhpur University Uttar Pradesh PhD M.Sc. 2012  
30 7770 Mr. Pradeep Kumar Male Central University Of Bihar Bihar MPhil student Central University Of Bihar 2014  
31 7096 Mr Abhilash Sahu Sahu Male Indian Institute Of Technology Guwahati Assam PhD Indian Institute Of Technology Guwahati 2014  
32 7811 Mr Abhishek Kumar Shukla Male Indian Institute of Science Education and Research,Pune Maharashtra BS-MS student Iiser Pune Appeared/ Awaiting Result  
33 7111 Mr Samik Mitra Male University Of Hyderabad Andhra Pradesh MSc Student Chennai Mathematical Institue 2014  
34 6740 Mr. Vishvesh Kumar Male Indian Institute of Technology ,Delhi New Delhi , Delhi Ph.D. Indian Institute of Technology Bombay 2014
Wait List
1 7731 Ms. Rakhi Pote Pramod Pote Female Gogte Institute Of Technology Karnataka Lecturer Rani Channamma University 2012  
2 7730 Dr. Rakesh Pandey Male The ICFAI University Uttarakhand/ Uttaranchal Faculty Member Kumaun University, Nainital 2002 10 Sep 2011
3 7765 Mr Bhuwan Chandra Joshi Male Amrapali Institute Uttarakhand/ Uttaranchal Lecturer H N B Garhwal University 2006  
4 7769 Dr. Govind Singh Rawat Male Amrapali Institute Technology & Sciences Haldwani Uttarakhand /Uttaranchal Asst. Prof. Kumaun University Nainital 1997 3 Mar 2014
5 7727 Mr. Kshittiz Chettri Male Sikkim Govt. College, Tadong Sikkim Asst. Prof. Sikkim Manipal University 2006  
6 6614 Mr. Vivek Mishra Male IIT(BHU),Varanasi Uttar Pradesh Ph.D Mumbai University 2002  
7 7827 Mr. Yashpaul Male Malwa College Bondli Samrala Punjab Assistant Professor Government College, Hoshiarpur, Punjab (India) 2005  
8 6911 Mr. Arindam Garai Male Sonarpur Mahavidyalaya West Bengal Assistant Professor And Head Indian Institute Of Engineering Science And Technology 2008  
9 6535 Mr Lalit Vaishya Male Banaras Hindu University Uttar Pradesh Msc Student Banaras Hindu University Appeared/ Awaiting Result  
10 6951 Ms. Santosini Panda Female Sambalpur University Orissa Mphil Student Utkal University 2012  


 How To Reach

  • Travel By Air: The nearest airport is New Delhi. From Delhi one can reach Almora by train or by road as given below.
  •  By Train: The nearest train station is Kathgodam. Several important rail stations in India have direct connection to Kathgodam. From Delhi, there three main trains run almost daily from Delhi to Kathgodam: 12040 ANVT-KGM Shatabdi (06:15 AM), 15013 Ranikhet Express (22:40) and 15035 UTR-SAMPARK Express (16:00). We recommend the first two connections. One may also get down at Haldwani (the station just before Kathgodam). Please note that train number 12040 starts from ANAND VIHAR railway station at Delhi and the other two trains depart from OLD DELHI railway station. So, if you plan to reach Kathgodam by train, after arriving at the airport or New Delhi railway station, you should direct yourself towards the Anand Vihar railway terminus or the Old Delhi rail station in Delhi. The metro stops most nearest to these rail stations are Anand Vihar and Chandni Chowk respectively.

  Summary of trains:
 *1. Delhi - Kathgodam by Ranikhet Express. (Train No. 15013)

 *2. Anand Vihar (ANVT)-Kathgodam (KGM) Shatabdi (Train o. 12040)

   3. Delhi - Kathgodam by Uttarakhand Smprk Kranti Express (Train No.15035)

   4. Delhi - Lal Kuan by Pooja Express. (Train No. 0517)

Trains with asterix are recommended.

  •  By Road: This option is little expensive, but direct and in many cases, would be flexible. This option is to travel to Almora from New Delhi Airport by road. You can book a (private) taxi at the airport or in advance. By car it generally takes 8-10 hours to Almora (from Delhi airport) assuming that you will take one or two breaks in between the journey.

    AC Volvo buses are also available from ISBT Delhi to Kathgodam.

  • Car Direction: Delhi - Hapur bypass - Moradabad bypass - Rampur - Bilaspur - Rudrapur - Haldwani - Kathgodam [approximately 270 kms]- Ranibagh - Bhimtal - Bhowali - Khairna Bridge - Kwarah Bridge - Almora. From Kathgodam/Haldwani to Almora: One has to travel this route by car or bus. It takes sround 3 hrs to reach Almora from Kathgodam. We recommend you to hire a car or shared taxi at Kathgodam/Haldwani. If you intend to travel by a shared taxi, it is better to get down at Haldwani since the availability of shared taxis are better there. On the way to Almora from Kathgodam/Haldwani, you will have to cross some beautiful tourist locations, for example, Bheemtal (