Kashmir Mathematical Society (KMS) has expressed concern over non-seriousness of state authorities towards development of math education in Kashmir.
A statement issued said the Society held a meeting to discuss about mathematics as fifth subject at 11th and 12th classes. It rued negligence by authorities in proper development of J&K Institute of Mathematical Sciences.
The statement said members of the society had approached Board authorities in 2000 regarding five-subject scheme with mathematics as a core subject.
A series of meetings were held with authorities including then education minister and it was agreed that the five subject scheme will be implemented as per CBSE pattern, but unfortunately at the time of implementation, the matter was sabotaged. Keeping in view importance of the subject and its deteriorating position in J&K the matter needs proper and immediate attention," the statement said.
The society was established in 2012 with intention to create mathematical culture and promote research in the subject. "But unfortunately, the purpose of the Institute was killed by the previous government," said the statement.
It said for establishment of the Institute, land measuring 400 kanals was allotted at Khimber by government in 2014 for its permanent campus and 25 positions were also created.
"But neither the land allotted nor the positions were filled till date," said the statement, appealing to the government to take immediate and keen interest for development of the Institute for better future of the students .