Department of Mathematics of Kurukshetra University, which came into existence in the year 1961, has earned national & international recognition in research in the fields of Pure and Applied Mathematics. The Department has been supported by the DST under FIST Scheme and has been getting special assistance from National Board of Higher Mathematics, TIFR, Mumbai for the purchase of books being a centre of recognition at national level.
The Department has produced about 100 Ph.D. students who have got placement at respectable positions in teaching, research and administrative organizations. 135 Research Papers have been published in the last five years in International and National Journals of very high impact factor. About 35 students of the Department have cleared NET/JRF Examination in the last five years. Several faculty members of the Department are members of various National Boards and Committees, Editorial boards of Journals and the Board of Studies and other academic bodies of other Universities in addition to those of Kurukshetra University. Most of the faculty members actively collaborate with international community and have visited various prestigious universities of USA, UK, Spain, Check Republic, Belgium, Turkey etc. to present their research work in invited talks and under faculty International Academic Exchange Programme. They regularly participate in national and international conferences.
The Department has organized number of Seminars/Symposia conferences with the help of funding agencies like UGC, DST etc. Number of Research projects funded by UGC/CSIR/DST/NBHM have been completed successfully in the department. Placement of the students after passing out from the Department has been most satisfactory. Many good students have become Assistant Professors in teaching institutes. Some of the students have also been selected for the posts of absorbed as scientists in research organizations. The Department has its Placement Cell also.
Department of Mathematics has two computing labs for M.Sc. Students and one Research Lab for Research Scholars. In the Teaching labs, the student of M.Sc. Mathematics 1st to 4th Semesters get training for computational techniques in the ‘C’ (ANSI Features) and FORTRAN 95 Programming Languages and in the MATLAB Software. In the Research Lab of the Department two servers, IBM x 3650 Server (24) RACK-XEON-5460 and HCL INFINITI Global Line 2700 BD 2 Server XEON Dual Processor, are available for high end computing. The Department has a spacious well stocked Library having more than 11,000 books and 7000 journals. Access to the numerous journals is being provided through Infonet Programme of UGC INFLIBNET.
To be recognized at national and global level as a centre of excellence in teaching and research in Mathematical Sciences.
To create a class of competent and motivated Mathematicians having strong foundation in theoretical and practical knowledge by stimulating comprehensive as well as focused teaching and learning, problem solving and global outreach and extension activities enabling them to be good researchers and teachers catering to the needs of industry and academic and research institutions, serving the science and society.
I feel happy to welcome you to the Department of Mathematics of the premier institution Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra at the land of Bhagwad Gita. Knowledge of mathematics is essential for life, as mentioned in the VedangaJyotisha (c. 500 BC) that
(Like the crest of the peacock, like the gem on the head of a snake, so is mathematics at the head of all knowledge).
The department of mathematics was established in the year 1961 under the visionary leadership of Late Prof. S.D. Chopra. Over these 51 years, the department has shown growth in all the directions and five other departments have taken their shapes out of it. Over the years, this department has had copious interdisciplinary collaborations and interactions in diverse areas with researchers and pioneers in several fields of mathematics like Seismology, Algebra and Analysis and more than 100 students have completed their Ph.D. degree from the department.
The department offers two years M.Sc. Mathematics programme which includes 14 core courses, 4 practical courses, 2 seminars , 2 open electives and 24 elective courses. At present, 14 elective courses run in the department. We strive to provide our students with the best learning environment along with impeccable education enabling them to gain the skills they need to shape their own future and that of the nation.This department not only focuses on training in the rudiments of mathematics, it also emphasizes in offering advanced courses on applications in modern science. The department offers Ph.D. programme also which comprises course work and research work.
Weekly seminar is distinct feature of curriculum in mathematics department. The programmes offered by the department equip students with a range of mathematical skills in problem-solving and presentation, preparing them to take on roles in a variety of situations in employment and research.
Department of Mathematics has two computing labs for M.Sc. Students and one Research Lab for Research Scholars. The students of M.Sc. Mathematics 1st to 4th Semesters learn computational skills in Programming in C, MATLAB and R. In the Research Lab of the Department two servers, IBM x 3650 Server (24) RACK-XEON-5460 and HCL INFINITI Global Line 2700 BD 2 Server XEON Dual Processor, are available for high end computing. The Department has a spacious well stocked Library having more than 11,000 books and 7000 journals. Access to the numerous journals is being provided through consortium of UGC INFLIBNET.
Apart from mathematical pedagogy which constitutes an important component of the academic programme of the department, attention is also devoted to the pursuit of research in which the members of the faculty have made useful contributions over a period of time. As part of its mission, the department shall continue to strive to achieve excellence, both in teaching as well as in research. Placement of the students after passing out from the Department has been most satisfactory. Many good students have become Assistant Professors in teaching institutes. Some of the students have also been selected for the posts of scientists in research organizations.
The faculty members are dedicatedly working in the research areas of Analysis, Differential Equations, Mathematical Modelling, Seismology and Solid Mechanics. All the teachers of the Department are actively engaged in publishing their research work in the Journals of National and International reputes (SCI and SCOPUS indexed). They are also visiting other institutions for delivering talks and lectures at national and international level. Several faculty members of the Department are members of various National Boards and Committees, Editorial boards of Journals and the Board of Studies and other academic bodies of other Universities
I am sure that the students of the department will be able to achieve their life’s dreams through the knowledge gained at Department of Mathematics, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra. You are welcome.