The Department of Mathematics was established in the year 1994. Initially, it was offering Engineering Mathematics courses for the Undergraduate (B.Tech) Programs. Over a period of time, when various Engineering Departments started offering Post-graduate Programs, the Department started offering courses on Mathematics for such Programs.
Later, from 2003 onwards, when the institution obtained the University status, the Department also started offering elective courses for undergraduate, postgraduate programs and advanced courses for Ph.D. programs. Besides, it also started handling specialized courses like Pattern Recognition, CAD for VLSI Circuits, etc., offered by Engineering Departments. From 2004, the Department started offering Ph.D. program and the faculty members of the Department of Mathematics of various campuses of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham are allowed to register. In addition, the faculty members also guide the students of M.Tech and B.Tech for their project works. Many of the Ph.D. degree holders are extending their services as doctoral committee members of the Ph.D. candidates of various departments.
All the doctorates are actively engaged in their research work and they keep publishing their research papers in refereed International and National Journals / Conferences. Some of the faculty members are also engaged in collaborative research work with faculties of reputed institutes. Two senior faculty members have written books Engineering Mathematics and Probability and statistics.
The department organized an International Conference on Discrete Mathematics and its Applications during 9-11, December 2004, International Conference on Graph Theory and its Applications during December 11th – 13th, 2008 and a National conference on Quality Aspects in Higher Educational Institutions during December 10th and 11th.
Most of our faculty members, by virtue of their expertise, are invited by other institutions to deliver invited lectures / key-note addresses, to be resource persons for FDP or STTP and to chair technical sessions in conferences and seminars.
To promote research activities, the department organizes weekly seminars where the faculty members deliver lectures on a topic of their choice. The constructive discussions held during such presentations make the faculty members to keep themselves updated of the latest developments. These seminars also enable the junior faculty members to develop their teaching skills. The department also invites experts from premier institutes to deliver lectures and to interact with faculty members to promote collaborative research.
To give a platform to the students to manifest their Mathematical talents and to kindle their Mathematical quest, the Department has a student forum by name "ANANTHAM", which organizes workshops, quiz programs and puzzle corners etc for student members. It also organizes intercollegiate competitions. Recently, the forum conducted an International on-line Quiz Contest “Amrita Mathematics Olympiad” which was well received all over the world.
To foster team spirit, the administrative work of the department is carried out by various internal committees formed.
The faculty members actively participate in all the university level programs and support the organizers. They also extend their services in NSS etc. They voluntarily participate in the Extension Services of the Ashram like Tsunami and Earthquake Relief Activities.
The Department has got a library with a good number of standard text and reference books. It has a good number of computer systems with internet facilities. Several Mathematical and Statistical Software Packages, e-books and research articles are also available in the archives.
The Department has proposed to offer M.Sc. Applied Mathematics.