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Department of Mathematics

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Overview

The Department of Mathematics 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 to the students to choose their career in education and research in various field of Mathematics. 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 to 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 towards the Work Integrated Learning Programs (WILP) of the Institute, specifically designed for the 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

To update the knowledge in respective area of research, the department has been organizing various national/international workshops and conferences. The faculties participate in 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 workshop on "Teaching Strategies in Mathematics" for college/university teachers from April 28-29, 2017 which was sponsored by Elsevier Mathematical Sciences Sponsorship Fund. (A report)
  • Organized 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 February 16 to February 18, 2017. (A report)
  • Organized a Indo-German Pre-Conference School on Algorithms and Combinatorics from February 13 to February 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 August 26 to August 28, 2016. (A report)
  • Organized a workshop on Number Theory and Cryptography from December 15 to December 17, 2015 (A report).
  • Co-organized one-day University level Curriculum Review Meet with 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 the four campuses participated in it.
  • Co-organized a workshop on "Advanced Programming Techniques in MATLAB" on July 24, 2015 in collaboration with EEE, Mechanical and Physics. Dr. Loren Shure, Mathworks technical ambassador delivered three 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 Department of Chemical Engineering, BITS Pilani KK Birla Goa Campus gave lectures.
  • Organized a workshop on "Introductory workshop on MATLAB for students" during September 20-21, 2014 in collaboration with Department of Mathematics. Mr Nilesh Thakre of ADCC Infocad Ltd. gave lectures on MATLAB and SIMULINK.
  • Organized an advanced workshop on "Mathematical foundation of Advanced Finite Element Methods" during December 26, 2013 to January 3, 2014 in collaboration with National Mathematics Initiative (NMI) and National Program on Differential Equations: Theory, Computation and Applications (NPDE-TCA).
  • Organized two-day Advisory Committee meet during September 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 January 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 December 15 - 19, 2011 in collaboration with the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems.
  • Organized a Workshop on "Graph Theory and its Application” during April 28 - 29, 2011.
  • Organized an International Workshop on "Advances in Computational Partial Differential Equations” during February 7 - March 5, 2011.
  • Conducted 5 days “Intensive Workshop on Scientific Computation” during July 21 – 25, 2009.
  • Organized “3rd Group Monitoring workshop cum 6th Meeting of Re-constituted Expert Panel on Fast Track Proposal for Young Scientists” in Physical and Mathematical Sciences during January 11-12, 2007.
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Courses


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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Ph.D. Program

The Department of Mathematics, BITS Pilani, KK Birla Goa Campus has ten-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.

  • Area(s) of Ph. D. admission

Graph Theory, Computational Partial Differential Equations, Optimal Control Theory, Fracture Mechanics, Hyperbolic Conservation Laws, Wavelet Analysis, Operator Theory, Financial Mathematics, Optimization, Cosmology, Cryptography, Complex Analysis, Commutative Algebra, Algebraic Geometry.

  • Scholarship/Assistantship

Candidates selected for regular PhD program may get institute fellowship or fellowship from the project grants of faculty in the department. However the number of awards of institute fellowship is limited and governed by the rules and regulations of the institution.

  • Department plan to admit student under

Regular students: Student who will devote full-time on Ph. D. work, will be considered for assistantship/project fellowship in addition to 90% waiver in tuition fee.

Part-time students: Candidates working in organizations situated close to the campus will be admitted under this scheme. Students will have to complete required course work similar to full-time students as specified by DRC. Such students will be entitled for 80% waiver in tuition fee. They will not be entitled for any assistantship from the Institute.

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Notice

CSIR-NET qualified candidates are required for JRF position. Kindly contact the HoD at hod.maths@goa.bits-pilani.ac.in.

News

  • Organized a workshop on "Teaching Strategies in Mathematics" for college/university teachers from April 28-29, 2017. (a report)

  • Organized one day workshop on Introduction to MATHEMATICA on March 3, 2017.
  • Department organized conference on Algorithms and Discrete Applied Mathematics (CALDAM) from February 13-18, 2017.

  • Department received EMSSF-2017 (Elsevier Mathematical Sciences Sponsorship Fund-2017) fund support of Two Thousand Dollars ($2000) for activities to advance and promote mathematical sciences.

  • Department received DST-FIST project from the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India to establish Scientific Computing Laboratory.

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