(Sponsored by NBHM, DST*, LNMIIT)

Announcement of

 Workshop on Elliptic Equations: Variational Formulation and Numerics
December 9-20, 2013

The LNM Institute of Information Technology, Jaipur is organizing a Workshop on Elliptic Equations: Variational Formulation and Numerics during 9-20 December 2013. The workshop is likely to be sponsored by NBHM/DST/LNMIIT.


The theme of the workshop is on the variational formulation for Elliptic Partial Differential Equations (PDEs) and a few numerical methods for these PDEs. Many potential researchers are working on the theory and numerical solutions of elliptic PDEs across the country Models of steady state (time independent) problems in science and engineering give rise to elliptic PDEs. The prime objective of the workshop is to introduce the basic concepts of the theory and numerics of elliptic PDEs and explore the importance, difficulties and challenges of this innovative research field to MSc students, research students (preferably with adequate knowledge on PDEs, functional analysis, numerics etc.), post doctoral fellows and young researchers.


Good M.Sc. students, Research Scholars, Post Doctoral Fellows and Young Faculty Members with a background in Partial Differential Equations/ Numerics from universities or R&D Organizations.


Basics of: Distribution theory, Sobolev spaces, Variational formulation for Elliptic Equation, Finite and Boundary Elements Methods (with Error Analysis). There will be hands on sessions implementing these methods on computers.


Prof. V. Raghavendra (LNMIIT), Prof. Adimurthi (TIFR CAM, Bangalore), Prof. K. Sandeep (TIFR CAM, Bangalore), Prof. Neela Nataraj (IIT Bombay), Prof. B.V. Ratish Kumar (IIT Kanpur), Prof. A. K. Pani (IIT Bombay), Prof. Tirupathi Gudi (IISc Bangalore), Prof. Ratikanta Panda (University of Delhi), Dr. Ajit Patel (LNMIIT), Dr. Akhlaq Husain (LNMIIT), Dr. Rasmita Kar (LNMIIT), Dr. Vikas Gupta (LNMIIT).


Prof. S. S. Gokhale, Director, LNMIIT


Ajit Patel (LNMIIT), Dr. Akhlaq Husain (LNMIIT), Dr. Vikas Gupta (LNMIIT).


Prof. V. Raghavendra (LNMIIT), Prof. Adimurthi (TIFR CAM), Dr. Pratibha Garg (LNMIIT), Prof. A. K. Pani (IIT Bombay)


To participate in the workshop, fill in the required form which can be downloaded from the website: http://www.lnmiit.ac.in/ and email to: eevfn.2013@gmail.com.  Also send the signed form by post together with your CV and recommendation letter(s) from your supervisor / HOD to the following contact address.


Dr Ajit Patel, Dr. Akhlaq Husain, Dr Vikas Gupta,
Department of Mathematics, The LNM Institute of Information Technology, Rupa Ki Nangal, Po- Sumel, Via- Jamdoli, Jaipur- 302031, Rajasthan, India,
Email: eevfn.2013@gmail.com, Phone: +91-141-5191716.

Extension of Deadline

Last Date of receipt of application: 25th November 2013
Selection of participants will be based of their academic records and recommendation letters.

List of Participants

Schedule for First Week

Schedule for Second Week

Notes on Trace Theory

Basics of MATLAB

MATLAB Codes for 2D FEM

MATLAB codes for 2D FEM for General Case


Accommodation has been arranged in the Boys Hostel 3 (BH 3) for Male participants and in the Girls Hostel for Female participants. You can locate your hostel easily once you reach LNMIIT.

How to reach LNMIIT Jaipur

LNMIIT Jaipur is situated at the distance of about 17 KM from the Jaipur railway station. You can either hire an auto rickshaw from Railway station or take institute bus from Ajmeri Gate. Autorickshaw generally charges 250 Rs to 300 Rs for LNMIIT from Railway station and will follow the following direction path.   

Railway station====>Transport Nagar====>Sisodiya Rani ka bagh====>Keshav Vidyapeeth Jamdoli====>LNMIIT Jaipur

You may find signboards of LNMIIT indicating distances from Sisodiya rani garden onwards. In case you are catching institute bus from Ajmeri gate, you have to hire auto rickshaw from Railway station to Ajmeri gate. For this ride, auto will be charge maximum 50 Rs. Generally autorickshaws do NOT run on meter in Jaipur, so Happy negotiating !  For your convenience, we are attaching institute bus time table as well as direction path for LNMIIT from Railway station with this email.

In case you are arriving by bus to Jaipur, you have to follow the same instruction as arriving by train. Jaipur main bus station named Sindhi camp bus station is just 1-2 KM far from Jaipur railway station.  

For any query/emergency you may contact Mr. Sanjib Acharya (Mob. No. +91-9772853527) or institute gate security at +91-141-5191741.


Institute Bus Time Table


Generally, winter is very cold in Jaipur and mercury can touch low level of 4-5 degree Celsius. Therefore you need to carry some woolen garments to keep warm yourself.


Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan, is one of the rare examples of an 18th century town built after careful planning. It was established by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh in the year 1727. Jaipur is predominantly known for its musicians, artisans and craftsmen. There are innumerable sagas and stories of the culture, traditions and practices associated with the city of Jaipur. This diverse land of rich culture and heritage is a royal treat for tourists from all over the world. Some of the most popular tourist destinations in Jaipur include: Hawa Mahal - the palace of winds, Amber Fort – capital of erstwhile Jaipur state, Jantar Mantar - the largest working observatory, City Palace - the residence of erstwhile Maharaja of  Jaipur, Nahargarh Fort - the hunting residence of erstwhile Maharajas and Jaigarh Fort. Jaipur is located approximately 270 km south of Delhi and 250 km west of Agra and is well connected to other parts of the country through air, rail and road transport. For more information visit http://www.rajasthantourism.gov.in/Home.aspx.