||Initially the present School of Mathematics was the Post graduate extension center of the Madras University started at Madurai in 1958.The Department of Mathematics was formed in 1966 with Prof.M.Venkatraman as the first Head of the Department. He was instrumental in shaping the Department's activities and its growth. Under the leadership, the Department bagged many prestigious schemes such as COSIP form UGC (University Grants Commission). Prof.M.H.Stone was an Honorary Professor of this Department. Several distinguished Mathematicians have served and visited the School. Indeed it was the Department of Mathematics which introduced the concept of M.Phil. as a bridge course between Post graduate programme and Research programme. This was later adopted by UGC as a Country wide model programme for not only Mathematics but also for all other Disciplines.
The Department continues its contribution both to academic and research activities and became the nodal center for higher education in Mathematics in the Southern part of Tamil Nadu, India. During 1989 another Department with the name Department of Applied Mathematics was created and both were made constituent Departments of the School of Mathematics. Later the Department of Applied Mathematics was renamed as the Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics. The School received three phases of DSA(Department of Special Assistance) Programme (UGC ), COSIST (UGC), FIST (DST) and most recently the
prestigious status of CAS (Center for Advanced Study) in Mathematics UGC.
The Department of Mathematics aspires to the highest standards of excellence in teaching and service. The department strives to earn regional recognition for its expertise in the field of mathematics and the teaching of mathematics. We will be a source for the promotion of problem solving, analytical thinking and utilizing technology. We will produce high quality mathematics majors well prepared to enter the work force. We will provide students with individualized help in their studies and we intend to develop a program whereby students may obtain tutoring as needed to successfully complete their mathematics courses. The department will build upon its strengths for development of graduate programs in areas of need for the region.
To train the students for writing NET/SET/Competitive examinations.
To develop e-content for course materials.
Mathematical Innovations of Nano Topology in Medical Events.
Mathematical Modeling and Stochastic Processes .
Conducting training programs for motivating rural based graduate students to pursue higher education.
Generating funds by conducting Mathematical software training programs for industrial people.
The School Consists of the following Two Departments
- Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics
- Department of Mathematics