
Educational Qualifications

 A.I.H.S. (High School), 1977,
First Class with distinction,
Sardar Patel Vidyalaya, New Delhi, India.
 M.Sc. (5year Integrated), 1982,
First Class First with distinction,
Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India.
 Ph.D. ,1992,
(Thesis submitted in 1989 based on work done at TIFR),
University of Bombay, Bombay, India.

Awards

 Junior Science Talent Search Scholarship, 1974.
 Math Olympiad, DMTU, Delhi 1976.
 National Science Talent Search Scholarship, NCERT, 1977.
 General Proficiency Prize for Mathematics, I.I.T. Kanpur, 1982.
 IMU grant for ICM 1990, IMU, 1990.
 Associateship of Indian Academy of Sciences 199295, IAS, 1992.
 Fellowship of Indian Academy of Sciences Bangalore, 1997.
 Fellowship of National Academy of Sciences Allahabad, 1999.
 B. M. Birla award for young scientists, 1999.
 DST Swarnajayanti Grant, 2001.
 Associate of the ICTP, Trieste, 19992001.
 NBHM National Lecturer, India, 20042005.
 Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award, 2005.
 Debian Developer, 2007.
 Fellowship of Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi, 2009.
 J. C. Bose Fellowship, 2010.

Employer
 Indian Institute of Science, Education and
Research, Mohali.

Position
 Professor of Mathematics

Positions held

 Research Assistant, TIFR (1982 to 1987)
 Research Associate, TIFR (1987 to 1989).
 Fellow, TIFR (1989 to 1993).
 Reader, TIFR (1993 to 1998; on long leave from Nov. 1995).
 Professor, ISI (Nov. 1995 to Aug. 1996).
 Associate Professor, IMsc (Sep. 1996 to Aug. 2003).
 Professor, IMSc (Sep. 2003 to March 2011).
 Visiting Faculty, IISER Mohali (Sep.
2009 to March 2011) (on lien from IMSc).
 Professor, IISER, Mohali (April 2011 to date).

Professional Experience

 Visiting Member, Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Madras, India
(Dec. 1984).
 Exchange visitor (IndoFrench programme), Université de Paris VII,
Paris, France (Nov.Dec. 1989).
 Visiting Member, MaxPlanckInstitut für Mathematik, Bonn,
Germany (Jan.June 1990).
 Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, University
of Chicago, Chicago, U.S.A. (Oct. 1990 to Sept. 1991).
 Exchange visitor (IFCPAR), Université de ParisSud, Orsay, France
(MayJun. 1993).
 Visiting Scientist, FB Mathematik, Universtät Essen (GHS), Essen,
Gemany (JuneJuly 1993).
 Visitor Scientist, Mathematics Research Centre, University of
Warwick, Coventry, UK (July 1996).
 Exchange visitor (IFCPAR), Université de ParisSud, Orsay, France
(JulyAug. 1998).
 Visiting Scientist, Department of Mathematics, California Institute
of Technology, USA (May 2001).
 Visiting Scientist, Department of Mathematics, California Institute
of Technology, USA (Feb. 2004).
 Visiting Scientist, Department of Mathematics, California Institute
of Technology, USA (AprilMay 2005).
 Visiting Professor, TIFR, Mumbai, India (June 2005).
 Visiting Scientist, Department of Mathematics, California Institute
of Technology, USA (February 2006).
 Visiting Professor, Department of Mathematics, California Institute
of Technology, USA (Winter Quarter 2007).
 Visiting Scientist, Department of Mathematics, California Institute
of Technology, USA (MayJune 2009).

Editorships/International Bodies

 Member, The Mathematics Advisory Board of arXiv.org, since
March 2002.

Workshops & Conferences

 D.A.E. Summer School on Global Analysis, 1980, Mysore, India.
 D.A.E. Summer School on Algebraic Curves, 1981, Pune, India.
 C.T.S. Workshop on String Theory, 1988, Bangalore, India.
 IndoFrench Conference on Geometry, 1989, Bombay, India.
 Algebraic Geometry and Analytic Geometry, 1990, Bayreuth,
Germany.
 Summer School on Hodge Theory, 1990, Bangalore, India.
 Algebraic Geometry and Analytic Geometry, 1990, Tokyo, Japan.
 International Congress of Mathematicians, 1990, Kyoto, Japan.
 AMS Conference on Motives, 1991, Seattle, U.S.A.
 Second Utah conference on Higher Dimensional Geometry, 1991, Salt
Lake City, U.S.A.
 Workshop on Operator Algebras, Complex analysis etc.
JNCASRISI, 1995, Bangalore, India.
 Euroconference on Algebraic Geometry, University of Warwick, 1996,
Coventry, UK.
 Topology and Geometry conference, JNCASRISI, 1996, Bangalore,
India.
 First National Conference on Comm. Alg. and Alg. Geom.,
Kodaikanal observatory, February 1998.
 ICM Satellite conference on Algebraic Geometry, Essen, Germany,
August 1998.
 Second National Conference on Comm. Alg. and Alg. Geom., MRI,
Allahabad, February 1999.
 Second Conference on the Future of Mathematical Communication,
Univ. of Cal., Berkeley, USA, December 1999.
 International Colloquium on Arithmetic, Algebra and Geometry,
TIFR, Mumbai, India, January 2000.
 Conference on Vanishing Theorems and Effective Results in Algebraic
Geometry, ICTP, Trieste, Italy, May 2000.
 MiniSymposium on Motives, IMSc, Chennai, JulyAugust 2000.
 International Conference on Commutative Algebra and Algebraic
Geometry, University of Hyderabad, November 2001.
 INDOCRYPT, 2001, IIT, Chennai, December 2001.
 CEIC Workshop on Electronic Communication of Mathematics,
Vancouver, February 2002.
 Workshop on Spaces of Nonpositive curvature, IMSc, Chennai, July
2002.
 Workshop on Cryptology, ISI, Delhi, September 2002.
 Fifth National meeting on Commutative Algebra and Algebraic
Geometry (CAAG V), IIT, Mumbai, April 2003.
 Workshop and conference on the Arithmetic, Geometry and Topology
of Algebraic Cycles, UNAM, Morelia, Mexico, JuneJuly 2003.
 International Conference on Algebra and Number Theory, University
of Hyderabad, December 2003.
 Joint IndiaAMS meeting, Bangalore, December 2003.
 INDOCRYPT, 2004, IMSc, Chennai, December 2004.
 IIT Kanpur, Hacker’s Meet, 2005, IIT, Kanpur, March 2005.
 Sixth National meeting on Commutative Algebra and Algebraic
Geometry (CAAG VI), IMSc, Chennai, August 2005.
 ASIACRYPT, 2005, Taj Coromandel, Chennai, December 2005.
 Conference on Vector Bundles and Algebraic Geometry 2006, TIFR,
Mumbai, 2006.
 International Mathematical Congress 2006, Madrid, Spain, 2006.
 National meeting of the Ramanujan Mathematical Society, Suratkal,
2007.
 Seventh National meeting on Commutative Algebra and Algebraic
Geometry (CAAG VII), Bangalore, 2007.
 Conference on Cycles, Motives and Shimura Varieties, TIFR,
Mumbai, 2008.
 Conference on Perspectives in Mathematics, ISI, Bangalore, 2008.
 First IndoBrazil Conference on Mathematics, IMPA, Rio de Janeiro,
Brazil, 2008.
 First RMSSMF IndoFrench Conference on Mathematics, 2008,
IMSc, Chennai, 2008.
 Ninth National meeting on Commutative Algebra and Algebraic
Geometry (CAAG IX), IIT, Chennai, 2009.

Graduatelevel Teaching experience

 Lecture course on Algebraic Surfaces, JulySept. 1989, TIFR,
Bombay.
 Lecture course on Higher dimensional geometry, AprilJune 1991,
Univ. of Chicago, Chicago, USA.
 Lectures on the Endomorphism ring of an Elliptic curve in NBHM
Workshop on Elliptic curves, Sep. 1991, Bombay.
 Lecture course on Homotopy theory, Nov. 1992Apr. 1993, TIFR,
Bombay.
 Lectures on Abelian varieties in PICMA Workshop on Arithmetic
Algebraic Geometry, Feb. 1993, Tehran, Iran.
 Lectures on various topics in algebraic geometry in Instructional
Workshop on Algebraic Geometry, April 1994, Panjab University,
Chandigarh, India.
 Lectures on Morse Theory in Instructional Workshop on Nonlinear
Functional Analysis, JanFeb 1997, Institute of Mathematical
Sciences, Chennai, India.
 Lectures on various topics in algebraic geometry in Instructional
Workshop on Algebraic Geometry, April 1997, S. N. Bose National
Centre for Basic Sciences, Calcutta, India.
 Lecture course on Riemann Surfaces, JanuaryApril 2000, IMSc,
Chennai.
 Lecture course on Algebraic Geometry, December 2000, HBCSE,
Mumbai.
 Lecture course on Differential Geometry, JanuaryApril 2001, IMSc,
Chennai.
 Lecture course on Cryptology, JanuaryApril 2002, IMSc, Chennai.
 Lecture course on Algebraic Topology, Sept.Dec. 2004, IMSc,
Chennai.
 Lecture course on Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry,
Sept.Dec. 2004, IMSc, Chennai.
 Lecture course on Topics in Algebraic Geometry, in the Advanced
Training School, IIT, Mumbai July 2005.
 Lecture course on Projective Geometry, Sept.Dec. 2005, IMSc,
Chennai.
 Lecture course on Practical Cryptosystems, in Training School on
Cryptography, Theory and Practice, IMSc, Chennai July 2006.
 Lecture course on Elliptic curves with Complex Multiplication,
Caltech, Pasadena, USA, 2007.
 Lecture course on Some Geometric Constructions, in Advanced
Training School, IIT, Chennai, June 2007.
 Undergraduate Mathematics (instructor and coordinator) NBHM
Nurture Programme 2007, IMSc, Chennai, July 2007.
 Undergraduate Mathematics (instructor and coordinator) NBHM
Nurture Programme 2008, IMSc, Chennai, July 2008.
 Lecture course on Algebra, IMSc, Chennai AugNov 2008.
 Lecture course on Functors, Monads and Programming, IMSc,
Chennai JanFeb 2009.