Department of Mathematics
Mathematics plays a key role in the development of modern sciences, engineering, management and many other important areas of activities. With this aim in mind the Department of Mathematics was created from the very inception of the institute. The Department started with a single faculty but today it is a team of nineteen academicians. It consists of 4 professors, 2 associate professors and 13 assistant professors. This underlines the fact that mathematics has become the most essential enabler and tool in the tool box of an engineer, researcher and manager.
The vision of the Department is to obtain excellence in teaching and research in the field of Mathematics and its applications. Thus there are more than 35 courses taught at graduate, post graduate and research levels. Besides catering to the basic needs of the various B. Tech. / M. Tech. programs of the Institute, it had a strong fervor towards research and development from the very beginning. The role and usage of mathematics have increased manifold in the last decade with the setting in of information revolution which has resulted in substantial changes in several other disciplines also. This has put additional expectations on the Department from the point of view of teaching, research and applications. Skills in computational mathematics are needed more than ever before. Keeping this in mind a number of new courses (core as well as elective) have been designed and introduced at graduate and post graduate levels.
The field of mathematics however is constantly evolving to the ever changing need and challenges of its practitioners. Therefore, we also need to update ourselves continuously through research work, workshops, faculty development programs, guest lectures and conferences. Efforts are being made for the convergence of Mathematics with other disciplines by introducing courses of interdisciplinary nature such as Wavelets, Computer Graphics, Finite Element Methods, Image and Signal Processing etc. The Department has a good blend of pure and applied Mathematics which provides a vibrant research atmosphere.
The faculty members of the Department are involved in the following three research groups
- Fractals and Chaos, Mathematical Analysis
- Numerical Analysis and Computational Continuum Mechanics
- Fuzzy and Information Theory.