In education system across the globe, there is one constant subject, a language that is universally spoken: Mathematics. The department of Mathematics was established in the year 1964. Initially, mathematics was offered as one of the Discipline subjects in B.A. (Prog.). Later on, B.Sc.(H) Mathematics was introduced in the year 2006. At present, the department offers B.Sc.(H) Mathematics to the students of all streams (Humanities, Commerce and Science) under the Learning outcomes Based Curriculum Framework (LOCF) course structure. Besides the honours course, it is offered as a Discipline course in B.A. (Prog) and General Elective course for other B.A.(H) and B.Sc.(H) courses.
The course structure allows the students to develop conceptual and geometrical understanding and a deeper approach to learning via the use of advanced soft wares such as Mathematica, R, Latex, TORA etc. The teaching methodology lays emphasis on interactive classes, skilful problem-solving techniques and uses various available e-resources.
“Affine”, the Mathematics association organises various lectures by eminent Professors throughout the year. An inter-college annual festival “Shoonya” is organised wherein several competitions related to Mathematics are held. In addition to it, annual newsletter “Mathpunch” is launched, which brings forth the creative talent of the students. A fresher’s party to welcome its new batch and a farewell to bid adieu to its outgoing batch is also organised by the association.
To motivate the students to excel in academics, the college awards Proficiency Prizes (for securing highest marks in each year), Silver Jubilee Merit Scholarship (for securing I,II or III rank at university level in Ist or IIndyear) and Teachers Memorial Prize (for securing I, II or III rank at university level, all three years combined). Apart from this, students can also apply for various scholarships such as NBHM scholarship, Inspire program etc during or after their B.Sc. or M.Sc. Course in Mathematics.
Vision and Mission Statement of the Department:
To provide world class learning opportunities to its students and to prepare them for taking up challenging career opportunities worldwide.
•To discover, mentor, and nurture mathematically inclined students by providing them a supportive environment which engages them in interdisciplinary collaborative research work and is based on use of effective educational tools and computing skills for the undergraduate courses.
•To undertake educational outreach and community engagement that increases mathematical and computing literacy nationally and globally.
Students with undergraduate degree in Mathematics have option of attaining higher education in the form of Master degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Operational Research, MBA, MCA, Actuarial Sciences etc. Mathematics offers a huge variety of career opportunities in areas such as Accountancy, Banking, Computing and ICT, Statistical Research and Teaching.