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July 11-23, 2005

(Partially funded by NBHM, CSIR and INSA)

The Department of Mathematics, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IITG), is holding a two-week Summer School on Stochastic Processes and Applications at IIT Guwahati during 11-23 July 2005.

Aim of the Programme

Stochastic processes have a rich and well-developed mathematical theory and at the same time, they have found applications in such diverse fields as engineering, management, economics and finance, physics, seismology, psephology, genetics and many others.  They play a key role in understanding various natural and social phenomena.  An overall familiarity with both theoretical and practical aspects, particularly recent developments, is highly desirable for teachers, researchers as well as practitioners.

With this scenario in view, it is proposed to give an overall introduction to the basic theoretical frameworks for stochastic processes as also to touch upon some of the many applications.  Thus, the chief objective of the programme is primarily to acquaint the participants with the basic ingredients of the field of stochastic processes and their applications.

Course Contents

Resource Persons


The school is open to young researchers, and college (science/engineering) and university teachers.  Final year  students of Masters’ programmes with exposure to probability theory can also apply.   No course fee  will be charged from the participants.   

Participants from Industry and Government organizations are eligible, provided they meet their T.A. and D.A. and pay a course fee of Rs. 4000/-. The payment is to be made by demand draft drawn on any Nationalized Bank in favour of IIT Guwahati, payable at Guwahati.

Travel and Local Hospitality

A limited number of participants may be provided sleeper class to-and-fro railway fare via the shortest route.  Only candidates attending the course in full will be eligible for TA. For all other participants, no TA will be paid by IIT Guwahati.

Boarding and lodging facilities will be provided to all the selected participants in the students’ hostels of the institute. However, lodging can be arranged in the Institute Guest House on payment of rent (subject to availability) as per the rate given below.

Double bedded AC/Non-AC Room:
Single occupancy:       Rs. 150/- per day
Double occupancy:     Rs. 200/- per day

About IIT Guwahati

IIT Guwahati campus is spread over a sprawling 285 hectares plot of land on the north bank of the river Brahmaputra around 25 km from the heart of the city. With the majestic Brahmaputra on one side, and with hills and vast open spaces on others, the campus provides an ideal setting for learning.

Guwahati city is gateway to the beautiful NE region of the country and linked with all major cities by rail, road and air.  Guwahati has a temperate climate with temperature varying between 70C to 370C. Summer span is usually from May to September. Buses, auto-rickshaws and taxis are available from Guwahati City to the IIT Guwahati Campus.

Contact Information

For any further details, contact:

Dr. Arindam Sengputa / Dr. N. Selvaraju
(Coordinators, SSSPA-2005)
Department of Mathematics
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati
Guwahati – 781 039, Assam

Ph. No.: (0361) 258 2610 (AS)
(0361) 258 2611 (NS)
              (0361) 258 2650 (Dept. Office)
Fax No.: (0361) 2690762


Applications can be made by submitting the duly completed Registration Form by post or by email on or before June 1, 2005 to the Coordinators. (Please do also send a hardcopy of the registration form when you are sending it by email).
The selected participants will be intimated through email as well as by post by June 10, 2005.