Academic Programmes


The Department offers the following degrees


M.Sc. (Course Work) Two years
Semester system
Course work
M.Phil One year course
Semester system
Course work and dissertation
Ph.D.(Research)   Three years for full-time
Four years for part-time
Purely Research

Revision of Sylabii


Normally courses are revised at the interval of three years and it takes one year to implement them. However the revision can be done at and when required subject to the approval of the University. Recently the revision was done w.e.f. 2012-2013 in order to introduce semester system.

Innovations in Teaching Programme:


  • Specially Designed Optional Courses:
    Problems and Exercises in Mathematics. (For talented students preparing for a career in Higher Mathematics aiming at providing a training in problem solving Mathematics)

    Research Level Advanced Courses in
    Functional Analysis
    Banach Algebras and Operator Theory
    Operator Algebras
    Relativity and Cosmology
    Geometry

· Computer Programming in C/C++

· Use of Mathematical Software like Mathematica, MatLab and MACSYMA etc.

· Mathematics Educatio n (a course more of cultural nature than of vocational nature aimed at students 
  preparing for a teaching career).

· Courses on Mathematical Foundations of Theoretical Sciences like

Classical Mechanics
Relativity and Cosmology
Quantum Mechanics
Statistical Mechanics
Fluid Dynamics
  • Seminars by Students:
    As a part of M. Sc. Programme, every student has to give 6 seminars in a semester.
    A weekly seminar session is conducted for M.Phil. students where each has to give seminars on advanced level topics.
  • Practical Training on Computers:
    In the courses related with computer programming and computer software, the practicals are conducted using computers. Each students is given access to one computer for this purpose. A Computer Laboratory is established in the Department.

Evaluation


M.Sc.:

Each of six courses carries a weighting of 100 marks comprising of 70 marks for External Examination by the University and 30 marks for internal assessment.

Internal Assessment:

Comprising of two internal tests of 20 marks, seminar of 5 marks and quizzes of 5 marks. Internal tests are conducted by the department and quizzes are conducted by the concerned teachers periodically along with the routine teaching work.


External Examination:

For each of the courses offered External the University conducts examination of 70 marks at the end of each semester. In each paper, there is a board appointed by the University consisting of an internal examiner and an external examiner.


Viva:

Besides separate examinations for each of the courses a Viva-Voce Examination of 50 marks is conducted by the University at the end of the semester covering all the courses offered during the semester. For this University appoints a board of examiners consisting of internal and external examiners.


M.Phil.:

Each of three courses carries a weighting of 100 marks comprising of 70 marks for External Examination by the University and 30 marks for internal assessment.


Internal Assessment:

Comprising of two internal tests of 20 marks and seminar of 10 marks.

External Examination:

For each of the courses offered External the University conducts examination of 70 marks at the end of each academic year.


Dissertation:

A student is required to submit a dissertation on a topic of advance level under the supervision of a teacher. The dissertation carries 100 marks. It is evaluated by an external expert and the dissertation supervisor separately.

Viva:

A Viva-Voce Examination of 50 marks (25 marks for course work and 25 marks for dissertation work). The Viva-Voce Examination is conducted by the External Examiner of Dissertation, Dissertation Supervisor and the M.Phil. Committee.

Guest Lectures and Seminars


During academic sessions the department organizes various guest lectures. Mathematicians from outside visits the department to deliver lectures on topics pertaining to teaching and research. The department also frequently organizes weekly departmental research seminars. As a supplement to formal class room teaching the department has instituted a new lecture series entitled “Something Extra” to inculcate mathematical culture and to train the students for mathematical exposition.