There is a severe shortage of manpower in these areas of
Mathematics in India (see, the DST Report on Mathematical Sciences). Therefore,
at a recently concluded conference at IIT Kanpur, it was decided to form a Forum
on Differential Equations. Mainly, the Forum will work towards fostering the
interest of the students in these areas and also provide a common platform for
the researchers to share and discuss their problems. Membership of the Forum is
purely on voluntary basis.