Research Works &
The Department of
Mathematics is the oldest department of the University. It comes
under the faculty of Humanities & Science. The innovative
activities of the department:
The department has
started an innovative two year program on M.Sc. (Industrial
Mathematics), the only programme of its kind offered in the
country. This program is an unique program started with compliance
of M.Tech (Industrial Mathematics) of IIT Madras. This program was
initiated and organized by Prof.Dr.P.Achuthan, Advisor (Formerly
Professor and Head, Department of Mathematics, IITM) with the then
director Prof.V.Srinivasa Gopalan and Vice-Chancellor Prof. R.M.
Vasagam. This course had a board of studies with members (i) Prof.
Sundar, IIT Madras, (ii) Dr.Singaravelu, (Former Head, Department
of Mathematics, Bharthidhasan University), (iii) Prof. Vetrivel ,
IIT Madras, (iv) Mr. Raja, Sundram Cylton limited, (v)
Prof.Sattanathan, DG Vaishnava College (Head department of
Mathematics), Chennai and others.
The courses offered by
the department are unique in its own way. All the courses (probably
except I year) were designed to cater to the requirements of the
various departments. For example, Numerical methods for Mechanical
Engineers, Mathematical foundations for computer science, Applied
Mathematics for Electronics Engineers, Special functions for
Chemical engineers, Quantitative methods for Managers etc.
The department has done
several level bridge courses (like for I year Mathematics, for
biology students) based on the demand and requirement. The
department has conducted remedial classes too.
work is done for several departments like Chemical technology,
System simulation modelling, Signals & Systems, Bio –Statistics
It is one of the
departments that is pursing in the direction of research. 20 % of
the staff are Ph.D. holders (From Anna University, IIT,
Dr.M.G.R.University), 25% are pursing their Ph.D. 25% will be
registering for Ph.D. in the next academic year positively.