A Narasinga Rao worked as the founder editor
of The Mathematics Student almost single-handedly
with great devotion for eighteen years (1933-1950)
and was instrumental in placing it on a firm footing.
For many years The Mathematics Student used to contain book reviews, announcements, news, notices, problems and solutions, reports of conferences of The Society, academic activities such as class-room notes and other materials considered to promote teaching of mathematics. It used to serve the student community and beginning researchers by its critical treatment of different level of mathematics. Students and Research scholars also used to contribute to it. Among the contributors to the problem section, special mention may be made of Prof. A.A. Krishnaswamy Iyenger, Prof. M.T. Naranienger, Professor K. Satyanarayana and shri D. R. Kaprekar.
Over the years the character of the Mathematics Student had changed and it turned almost completely in to a research journal. However, in view of the fact that there are not many journals in the country targeting the students, teachers and upcoming researchers and on suggestion and support of renowned senior mathematicians like Prof. Bruce C. Berndt (Illinois, USA), Prof. George E. Andrews (Pensylvania, USA), Prof. M. Ram Murty (Queen's University, Canada), Prof. S. G. Dani (TIFR, Mumbai) and several others an effort is made since 2015 to revive certain characteristics of its earlier period relevant today.
It may be noted with great pride that
* A conference, first of its kind in Asia, entitled "South Asian Conference on Mathematical Education" under the directorship of Prof. K. Chandrasekharan was held at T I F R, Bombay, during February 1956 in which mathematicians like M. H. Stone, G. Choquet, H. Freudenthal and a host of other world mathematicians participated; the entire Proceedings of the conference has been published in the Mathematics Student Vol. 54 (1956).
** S. S. Pillai, a brilliant Indian mathematician, who almost solved the famous "Warring Problem", published 8 papers in the Mathematics Student.