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Harvard prof receives IIT-M distinguished alumnus award

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“Why do you read Shakespeare? And you don’t learn plumbing and electrical work because they are useful in daily life, do you?” responds Harvard University professor L Mahadevan when he’s asked about the relevance of mathematics in daily life. He strongly disagrees with suggestions that mathematics is the toughest subject to learn for students or that the concepts are hard to grasp as teachers do not make the subject interesting…

Read more here (The Times of India)