Postgraduate and Research Department of Mathematics

History of the Department

The Department of Mathematics was established in 1957 and N. Sattumani was the first head of the department. Initially the department offered B.Sc. Mathematics. It had the distinction of being the launching pad for a few of its erstwhile members to distinguished services: Sankarappan as an officer in the State Bank of India, Dr. Pounraja as Principal, A. Suriyanarayanan as Income tax officer in Indian Revenue Services and Dr. S. Packiam as Principal and later as the Registrar of Manonmaniam Sundaranar University.

At present, Mathematics is taught at the core and ancillary level to science major students and also to students of Economics, Commerce and Business Administration.

Dr. C. Packiam was the Principal and Head of the department and P. Subramaniam was officiating as the head of the faculty. P. Subramanian played a crucial role in motivating his colleagues to update their skills and many toed the line. Lecturers of the department attended computer courses, conducted by D.O.E. resulting in computer science being offered to graduate and postgraduate students in the early 90’s. P. Subramaniam, S. Raju and A. Subash Chandra Bose served in the department. Dr. C. Karthikeyan and M. Anantha Krishnan entered into service in the 70’s.

M.Sc. Mathematics was introduced in the year 1983. Dr. M. Mariasingam, Dr. A. Nellai Murugan, Dr. S. Pious Missier, Dr. J. Antony Rex Rodrigo, Dr. S. Navaneethakrishnan and Dr. A. Najarajan joined in 80’s. Dr. Balakrishnan and C. Devamanoharan joined in 90’s. S. Thangamari joined in 2000. R. Meenakshi Sundaram joined in 2007.

Many of our students have joined centres of excellence like Indian Institute of Technology and Anna University as teaching staff and Research scholars. The Mathematics Association of the department has conducted seminars to motivate students to pursue research and to excel in competitive examinations.

Faculty members of the department have been actively involved in research activities since 1988. The department has research supervisors and experts in the field of Near Rings (Algebra) Bi-topology, Graph Theory and Operation Research. The staff members have guided more than 50 students for their project work in M.Phil Degree in IC & CE of various universities. Moreover, Dr. A. Nagarajan is guiding 3 Ph.D. part-time scholars in graph Theory. Dr. S. Pious Missier and Dr. R. Balakrishnan are guiding one Ph.D. part-time student in their respective area: Bi-topology and Algebra. The faculty members have published about 40 research papers in various Journals at National and International level. Three members of this department (Dr. S. Pious Missier, Dr. A. Nagarajan and Dr. R. Balakrishnan) are approved research guide for Ph.D. in Manonmaniam Sundaranar University.

Recently (sept. 28 & 29, 2006) the department organized two days mini course on Algorithms and Data Structures sponsored by IARCS. From 2000 onwards we conduct Quiz programme in the District level for Higher Secondary students every year.

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