Two Exams Taken by Ramanujan in India


On Thursday and Friday, December 3 and 4, of 1903, Srinivasa Ramanujan, who was to become the greatest Indian mathematician in his country’s history, sat for the Matriculation Examination of Madras University. From documents recently found in the Tamil Nadu Archives, we have learned that Ramanujan obtained a Second Class place, permitting him to enter the… (More)


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@article{Berndt2004TwoET, title={Two Exams Taken by Ramanujan in India}, author={Bruce C. Berndt and C. A. Reddi}, journal={The American Mathematical Monthly}, year={2004}, volume={111}, pages={330-339} }