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Department of Mathematics

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The Department of Mathematics was established in 2004. The department has competent faculties with wide knowledge in pure & Applied Mathematics. The department offers M.Sc. (Hons) and Ph.D. programs. The average strength in each year is approximately 200 students, spread over 5 years.

The department provides opportunities for the students to choose their careers in education and research in various fields of Mathematics. The department runs several foundation courses for all students pursuing integrated first-degree programs (B.E., M.Sc. (Hons), M.Sc. (Tech)) of the Institute which provides a strong foundation for the various fields of Mathematics that would be essential and useful in both engineering and sciences. Besides these, the department also offers specialized courses in Mathematics for students pursuing M.Sc. (Hons) and Ph.D. degrees in Mathematics. The department also contributes substantially to the Work Integrated Learning Programs (WILP) of the Institute, specifically designed for professionals working in various industries.

The graduates from the department will have distinguished careers in science and engineering. The track record in this regard shows that our alumni have occupied leading positions in top-ranked industries and premier institutes across the globe.

The department is deeply involved in research and shares the knowledge and transfers it to the academic and industrial sectors through publications, lectures, collaborations, consultations, etc.

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Conference/Workshop Organized

To update the knowledge in the respective area of research, the department has been organizing various national/international workshops and conferences. The faculties participate at regular intervals in various academic development activities organized by reputed institutions in India and abroad. The following academic activities have been organized by the department:
  • Organized the "AIS-Function Spaces, Operator Theory and Operator Algebra" during June 12- July 01, 2023. (AIS)
  • Organized a two-day workshop on "Line Graph and Labeling on Graphs" during Jan 18-19, 2023. (WLGL)
  • Organized the "9th International Conference on Mathematics and Computing (ICMC-2023)" during Jan 06-08, 2023. (ICMC-23)  
  • Organized a two-day workshop on "Analysis, Differential Equations, and Computation" during Nov 12-13, 2022. (A report)
  • Organized an International Conference on "Discrete Mathematics and its Applications to Network Science" (ICDMANS-2018) from July 7 - 10, 2018. (A report)
  • Organized workshop on "Teaching Strategies in Mathematics" for college/university teachers from Apr 28 - 29, 2017, which was sponsored by Elsevier Mathematical Sciences Sponsorship Fund. (A report)
  • Organized a one-day workshop on "Introduction to MATHEMATICA" on March 3, 2017. (A report)
  • Organized 3rd International "Conference on Algorithms and Discrete Applied Mathematics (CALDAM-2017)" from Feb 16 - 18, 2017. (A report)
  • Organized an Indo-German Pre-Conference School on "Algorithms and Combinatorics" from Feb 13 - 14, 2017, in collaboration with RKM Vivekananda University, Belur Math and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany. (A report)
  • Organized a national level “Workshop on R with Applications to Quantitative Finance” from Aug 26 - 28, 2016. (A report)
  • Organized a workshop on "Number Theory and Cryptography" from December 15 to December 17, 2015 (A report).
  • Co-organized a one-day University level Curriculum Review Meeting with the Department of Mathematics, BITS Pilani, Pilani campus on 28th July 2015. Prof. A. K. Pani, Senior Professor, Department of Mathematics, IIT Bombay was one of the experts present over here, and the second expert Prof. G. Rangarajan, Professor, Department of Mathematics, IISc, Bangalore was present in Pilani. The meeting was held via telepresence and mathematics faculty from all four campuses participated in it.
  • Co-organized a workshop on "Advanced Programming Techniques in MATLAB" on Jul 24, 2015, in collaboration with EEE, Mechanical and Physics. Dr. Loren Shure, MathWorks Technical Ambassador delivered 3 lectures during the event.
  • Organized an "Advanced Level Training Program on Differential Equations" from May 25 to June 14, 2015 (A Report).
  • Organized a department-level workshop on "Expectations from Faculty Members for Deeper Industry Engagement" on November 11, 2014. Prof. K.N. Ponnani and Prof. Srinivasa K. of the Department of Chemical Engineering, BITS Pilani K.K. Birla Goa Campus gave lectures.
  • Organized a workshop on "Introductory workshop on MATLAB for students" during September 20-21, 2014, in collaboration with Mr. Nilesh Thakre, Department of Mathematics, ADCC Infocad Ltd. Mr. Nilesh Thakre gave lectures on MATLAB and SIMULINK.
  • Organized an advanced workshop on "Mathematical foundation of Advanced Finite Element Methods" during Dec 26, 2013, to Jan 3, 2014, in collaboration with National Mathematics Initiative (NMI) and National Program on Differential Equations: Theory, Computation and Applications (NPDE-TCA) (A Report).
  • Organized two-day "Advisory Committee meet" during Sept 13-14, 2013.
  • Organized an Introductory workshop on "MATHEMATICA" during July 24-25, 2013. 
  • Organized a Research Promotion Workshop on "Introduction to Graph and Geometric Algorithms" during Jan 17-19, 2013, in collaboration with TIFR Bombay.
  • Organized an "Advanced School on Graph Algorithms (ASGA-2012)" during July 23-27, 2012, in collaboration with the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems.
  • Organized an Introductory Workshop on "Scilab" during July 9-10, 2012.
  • Organized a "School on Graph Algorithms" during Dec 15 - 19, 2011 in collaboration with the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems.
  • Organized a Workshop on "Graph Theory and its Application during Apr 28 - 29, 2011.
  • Organized an International Workshop on "Advances in Computational Partial Differential Equations from Feb 7 - Mar 5, 2011.
  • Conducted 5 days of "Intensive Workshop on Scientific Computation during July 21 - 25, 2009.
  • Organized "3rd Group Monitoring workshop cum 6th Meeting of Reconstituted Expert Panel on Fast Track Proposal for Young Scientists" in Physical and Mathematical Sciences during Jan 11-12, 2007.
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The Department of Mathematics offers a wide range of courses in keeping with the curriculum designed and followed by BITS Pilani.
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Research Opportunity

The Department of Mathematics, BITS Pilani, KK Birla Goa Campus has eleven-year-long tradition of carrying out research of excellence, spanning a wide range of subjects in pure and applied mathematics. The department offers Ph.D. program in Mathematics, which is open to students with an M.Sc. degree. Students are admitted to this program twice a year (July/January) based on an entrance test.

The main objective of the doctoral program is to create scholarly responsibility among researchers and provide them an intellectually stimulating environment for focused research. In addition to this, the study phase of the research includes a solid foundation in advanced mathematics with a special sequence of courses, which is designed to enhance the professional ability of the candidates. The Ph.D. program optimizes the department's most advanced manifestation of commitment and determination.

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Upcoming Event



   Applications are invited for Admission to the Ph.D. Program for Semester I, 2023-2024 

Application Deadline: June 26, 2023
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