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Name Professor PC Jain
(Professor Padam Chand Jain)
FNA ID N78-0338
Address 3389, Sector D/3, Vasant Kunj,
City New Delhi
Pin Code 110070
Country India
Gender Male
Specialization Numerical Mathematics, Computational Algorithms
Service in the Council
Qualification PhD
Membership FNASc
  Year of Election 1978  
Personal Website

Padam Chand Jain earned his BA (Hons) in Mathematics and MA (Maths) degrees from Delhi University, after which he joined Hindu College, Delhi University, as a Lecturer (1951). He obtained his PhD degree from Delhi University on 'Statistical Theory of Turbulence' under the supervision of FC Auluck. He worked as a Visiting Professor of Mathematics (1963-65) at Maths Research Centre, University of Wisconsin, jointly with Don Greespan, M Kawaguti and Ben Noble. On returning to India, he worked as a Professor of Applied Mathematics at BITS, Pilani, Rajasthan before joining IIT-B, Mumbai as Professor of Mathematics in 1966.

Academic and Research Achievements: Dr Jain worked in the area of computational methods for solving the Navier-Stokes equation. This work resulted in developing computational-oriented new algorithms for solving non-liner partial differential equations arising in the general area of computational fluid mechanics. He developed new algorithms for solving highly non-liner convective-reaction-diffusion equation (including Burgers' equation) at high Reynolds numbers. He also regularized long-wave equation for studying the development of an undular bore for initial gentle and steep slopes, quasi-linear hyperbolic system of equations in non-conservative form and cubic-spline techniques for solving such equations. Dr Jain published sixty research papers in peer-reviewed journals and sixteen students completed their PhD Theses under his supervision.

Other Contributions: Jain served the Indian Mathematical Society as its Honorary Secretary for 5 years. He is a member of Indian Science Congress and Indian Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics. He organized an International Conference on Optimization in Statistics at IIT-B, Mumbai (1977).

Awards and Honours: Jain received the SS Bhatnagar Prize (1977) and was elected a Fellow of Maharashtra Academy of Sciences, Pune (1977) and National Academy of Sciences (India), Allahabad (1978). He is a Life Member of Indian Mathematical Society.

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