The Department of Mathematics commenced functioning in 1925 with the introduction of Group I at the Intermediate level with a single faculty: Prof. V.A. Mahalinga Iyer, followed by Prof. M.T. Kurian who was appointed in 1926. The Mathematics section became a full-fledged department in the year 1928 with the introduction of the B.A Mathematics. Prof.T. A. Satagopan MA from Madras Christian College took charge as the Head. Prof. P.C. Joseph (1939-1946) joined the Department later and guided the destinies of the Department with firmness and flexibility. When Prof. M.T. Kurian retired in 1962, Prof. O.C. Kuriakose took over as the Head. During his tenure as Head, in 1965, MSc Mathematics programme commenced. After his retirement in 1978, the mantle of the Head of the Department fell on Prof. S. Abraham. After his retirement in 1991 Prof. M.A. Manuel, M. Prof. M.Venkataraman, Prof M C Varghese, Prof. G. Jayarajan, Prof. Raju V Kuttickal, Dr. Joseph Mathews, Prof Antony Mathew, Dr Rajan K, Prof Zacharia Varkey, Dr Antony Mathews presided over the Department in turn. The other renowned faculty of the department includes Prof M C Joseph, Prof V S Varkey, Prof K S Venkitachalam Iyer, Prof K E Paulose, Prof T Jacob Mathew, Prof V A Sebastian and Prof K J Joseph. Our journey to centenary is headed by Dr Shine C Mathew. The Department celebrated it Navathi in the academic year 2017-18. The Department became approved research center in Mathematics under Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam in 2018.
1925 | Mathematics Teaching started |
1928 | Full-fledged with the introduction of BA Mathematics. |
1965 | Commencement of MSc Mathematics |
1997 | Prof S Abraham Endowment and lecture series commenced. |
2000 | All Kerala Inter- collegiate Quiz competition in Mathematics for Berchmans Trophy started |
2011 | Mathematical modelling division started |
2012 | Mathematics Tournament started |
2014 | Prof M T Kurian Nurture Scheme started |
2015 | Prof M C Joseph Endowments was instituted |
2018 | Became Research center in Mathematics |
2019 | Berchmans Centre Mathematical Sciences started |
Sl. No | Name | Years of Service |
1. | V.A. Mahalinga Iyer, B.A, Hons | 1925 – 1926 |
2. | M.T. Kurian, M.A | 1926 – 1962 |
3. | T.A. Satagopan, M.A | 1928 – 1946 |
4. | P.C. Joseph, M.A | 1939 – 1946 |
5. | O.C. Kuriakose, B.Sc (Hons) | 1943 – 1978 |
6. | C.T. Joseph, B.Sc | 1945 – 1946 |
7. | G. Sankaranarayana Iyer, B.Sc | 1946 – 1947 |
8. | Sreenivasa Sundaram, B.A (Hons) | 1946 – 1951 |
9. | K.S. Joseph, B.Sc | 1946 – 1947 |
10. | P.K. Narayana Pillai, B.Sc (Hons) | 1947 – 1948 |
11. | C.T. Arumugham Pillai, B.Sc (Hons) | 1947 – 1950 |
12. | John K. John | 1928 – 1946 |
13. | M.C. Joseph, B.A, L T | 1939 – 1946 |
14. | S. Ramachandra Iyer, B.Sc (Hons) | 1949 – 1951 |
15. | N. Viswanathan, B.Sc | 1949 – 1949 |
16. | N.R. Devikumara Varma, B.Sc (Hons) | 1949 – 1949 |
17. | K.V. Muthuswamy, B.Sc | 1949 – 1950 |
18. | K. Parthasarathy, B.Sc | 1951 – 1952 |
19. | N.T. Jose, BA (Hons) | 1952 – 1953 |
20. | P.S. Parameswaran, M.A | 1952 – 1953 |
21. | S. Abraham, M.Sc | 1953 – 1991 |
22. | A. Harihara Krishna Iyer, M.Sc | 1953 – 1956 |
23. | M.A. Manuel, B.Sc (Hons) | 1949 – 1951 |
24. | Varghese Philip, M.Sc | 1960 – 1964 |
25. | V.S. Varkey, M.Sc | 1960 – 1991 |
26. | Joseph Pappy, M.Sc | 1961 – 1964 |
27. | M. Venkitaraman, M.Sc | 1964 –1997 |
28. | K.S. Venkitachalam Iyer M Sc | 1964 – 1995 |
29. | K.E. Paulose, M.Sc | 1964 – 1996 |
30. | M.C. Varghese, M.Sc | 1965 – 1998 |
31. | G. Jayarajan, M.Sc | 1965 – 1999 |
32. | Rev. Fr. Joseph Kanikathott, M.Sc | 1965 – 1965 |
33. | Jacob Mathew, M.Sc | 1966 – 1967 |
34. | Koshy Mammen, M.Sc | 1966 – 1967 |
35. | Muraleedharan Nair, M.Sc | 1966 – 1967 |
36. | T.C. Jose, M.Sc | 1968 – 1969 |
37. | Harihara Krishna Sarma, M.Sc | 1968 – 1969 |
38. | V.A. Sebastian, M.Sc | 1975 – 2000 |
39. | Raju V. Kuttickal, M.Sc, M.Phil | 1975 – 2006 |
40. | Dr Joseph Mathews, M.Sc, M.Phil, Ph.D | 1978 – 2008 |
41. | Antony Mathew, M.Sc, M.Phil | 1979 – 2011 |
42. | P.C. Andrews, M.Sc | 1980 – 1981 |
43. | Dr. K. Rajan, M.Sc, M.Phil | 1981 –2012 |
44. | V.D. Sebastian, M.Sc | 1981 – 1987 |
45. | K.J. Joseph, M.Sc, B.Ed, M.Phil | 1982 – 2008 |
46. | George Antony, M.Sc | 1995 – 2000 |
47. | Mathewkutty Varghese, M.Sc | 1996 – 2001 |
48. | Rev Dr. Gigi Thomas M.Sc Mphil | 2001 - 2013 |
49. | Jinu B George M Sc , MPhil | 2009 - 2015 |
50. | Pratheesh Mathew M Sc ,MPhil | 2012 - 2015 |
51. | Zacharia Varkey, M.Sc, M.Phil | 1983 – 2016 |
Gladis Rose Jose MSc | Ernst and Young |
Noel K Thomas BSc | Ernst and Young |
MintaTomy MSc | SPI Global |
Amala Sibi MSc | SPI Global |
MintaTomy MSc | SPI Global |
Brenta Thomas MSc | SPI Global |
Maria Jacob MSc | SPI Global |
Nixon Sebastian (BSc 2016-2019) | TCS and Infosys. |
Bimal James (BSc 2016-2019) | TCS |
Amal J Kizhakkel (BSc 2016-2019) | Infosys |
Vishal K R (BSc 2016-2019) | TCS |
Akshay John (BSc 2016-2019) | MRF |
CSIR/UGC JRF/NET: 10 | |
Mr Jenny Antony | MSc Mathematics 2013-2015 |
Ms Riya Jose | MSc Mathematics 2012-2014 |
Mr Sobin Thomas | MSc Mathematics 2012-2014 |
Ms Remya C R | MSc Mathematics 2010-2012 |
Ms Amitha Shaji | MSc Mathematics 2015-2017 |
Ms Roshni T Roy | MSc Mathematics 2015-2017 |
Ms Shafna M Sali | MSc Mathematics 2015-2017 |
Ms Anumol Thomas | MSc Mathematics 2015-2017 |
Mr Somu Thankkappan | MSc Mathematics 2016-2018 |
Mr Cyril J Jacob | MSc Mathematics 2017-2019 |
Berchmans Centre for Mathematical Sciences is a centre working under Department of Mathematics, for the promotion of Mathematics education and research all over the globe. BCMS has nearly 1000s books. It includes Mathematical models for High school students
Mathematical modelling division equipped with MATLAB 7.5, SPSS, open source software LaTeX etc.
Prof S Abraham Endowment Lecture is a programme organized by the Department in honour of Prof S Abraham, our former head and a versatile genius, since 1997. The resource persons include eminent Mathematicians and Scientists from different universities and institutes of the country and from abroad. So far we have had 25 lectures.
2014 | Dr. E Krishnan | Mathematical Modelling |
2015 | Dr. Abu Sebastian, IBM Zurich | Exploration in Nanoscale Science and Engineering |
Dr. Madhavan Namboothiri | Ordinals | |
Dr. Sunil Mathew | Mathematics and Nature | |
2016 | Prof. P J Joy | Number Theory |
2017 | Dr. Martianus Frederic Ezerman | Introduction to Coding Theory |
Prof Ayman Badawi | Zero divisor Graphs | |
Dr. G Indulal | Algebraic Graph (spectral) Theory | |
Dr Eeswaran Namboodiri T C | An Excursion to Series Expansions of Functions | |
Dr Rajesh K Thumbakara | Geometry in the Living World | |
2018 | Dr Jayaprasad P N | Real Number System: A Constructive Approach |
Dr V Madhukar Mallayya | Kerala Mathematics from Infinitesimals to Infinity | |
Dr Satheesh Ramachandran | A few contemporary commercial applications | |
of Statistics and Mathematics | ||
2019 | Dr Ponnusamy S | Convergence of real and complex power series |
Bilinear Transformations | ||
Conformal mappings between disks and half planes | ||
Classification of singularities |
Prof M T Kurian Memorial Lecture Series in Foundations of Mathematics was inaugurated in 2014 to honour the long time faculty Prof M T Kurian. This lecture series was endowed by his family. The objective of this lecture series is to stimulate the interest in Mathematics among the students. The series includes four lectures, two lectures in odd semester and two in even semester.
1997 | Dr. T Thrivikraman | Fuzzy Mathematics |
1998 | Dr. Babu Joseph | Fractal Geometry |
1999 | Dr. N Unnikrishnan Nair | Mathematical Modeling |
2000 | Dr. P V Joseph | Climate Forecasting |
2001 | Dr. N Unnikrishnan Nair | Vedic Mathematics |
2002 | Dr. Jacob Thomas IAS | Mathematics in Everyday Life |
2003 | Justice K T Thomas | Mathematics in Judiciary |
2004 | Dr. B Iqbal | Information Technology |
2005 | Shri. Philip John | Mathematics in Information Technology |
2006 | Dr. Anilkumar | Applications of Statistics in Space |
2007 | Dr. C J thomas | Mathematics in Management |
2008 | Dr. Ancykutty Joseph | A Learner Friendly Approach in Teaching Mathematics |
2009 | Dr. K K Jose | Stochastic Modelling and Applications |
2010 | Dr. Apren T J | Transforms and its Applications |
2011 | Shri. Tom Mathews | Actuarial Science |
2012 | Dr. M Thamban Nair | On use of functional analysis in numerical integration |
2013 | Dr. Achuthsankar S Nair | Visual Mathematics |
2014 | Dr. Mathew Joseph | Random Walks and electric Networks |
2015 | Dr. Rajesh Prakash | Earthquake: Mathematics of seismic wave propagation |
2016 | Dr. T.R Ramadas | Geometry and Arithmetic of Plane Cubics |
2017 | Prof Bovas Abraham | Statistics, Big Data Analytics and Policy |
2018 | ||
2019 | Dr S Madhavan | |
Dr. T G Sarathchandran | ||
Dr. N. K. Sundhareswaran | ||
Dr Vrindha P M | ||
2020 | Prof B V Rao | Markov chains and queueing models |
Dr K R Arun | A simple proof of fundamental theorem of algebra | |
Dr K Sumesh | Separability and entangled states | |
Dr P Rameshkumar | An introduction to rational languages |
This one day event includes mathematics quiz at college, plus two, and high school levels, problem solving contest at plus two and high school levels and poster presentations at high school levels
Organized a state level three day residential workshop in mathematics for selected students at SB campus. Students will be selected on the basis of a written objective type test in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Computer Science followed by problem solving session. Participation certificates and prizes were awarded.
Department has a mathematics exhibition unit which exhibits various models, puzzles, and games in Mathematics.
Berchmans Webinar Series in Mathematics aims to introduce advanced topics in Mathematics to students and scholars and motivate them towards research and higher learning. The webinars help students to get introduced to new and advanced topics and encourage them to think more deeply. Also it helps students to notice connections between different areas of the subject. Each webinar is followed by an interactive session so that the students gets an opportunity to interact with external experts and clear their doubts in the topic.
The Department has organized a Winter School in Mathematics for the BSc students (studying or qualified) in India giving equal importance to theory as well as problem solving sessions. The programme focused on the students preparing for competitive examinations like JAM or any MSc entrance examinations.
The Department has organized a Summer Training Programme in Mathematics for the MSc students (studying or qualified) in India giving equal importance to theory as well as problem solving sessions. The programme focused on the students preparing for competitive examinations like CSIR-UGC NET, NBHM, GATE etc
The department conducts effective and well organized enrichment programme which motivates our MSc students to qualify NET/JRF. Eminent professors from various colleges of the state engage in the programme.
National workshop and seminar on Functional Analysis (NWSFA 2019)
The Department organized a National workshop and seminar on Functional Analysis(NWSFA 2019) in collaboration with SERB from 02^{nd} to 06^{th} December 2019.
National Seminar on Algebra and Graph Theory (NSAGT 2019)
The Department organized a three day National Seminar on Algebra And Graph Theory (NSAGT-2019) in collaboration with Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment (KSCSTE) from 17^{th} to 19^{th }January 2019.
Science Academies Lecture Workshop (SALW-2019)
The Department has organized a three day Science Academies’ Lecture Workshops from 10^{th} to 12^{th} January 2019. These workshops form an important segment of the activities under the Science Academies’ Programmes organized by the Joint Science Education Panel of the three Science Academies namely Indian Academy of Sciences Bengaluru, Indian National Science Academy New Delhi, The National Academy of Sciences, India( Allahabad). These three day workshop intended for the benefit of students and teachers at the undergraduate, graduate and research levels. The workshop designed as to have useful relevance to the materials covered in the graduate and under – graduate programmes and can then also cover some topics at research level.
Two Day Workshop on Foundations of Complex Analysis-2018 (IMRT workshops)
In order to impart basic knowledge in Complex Analysis, the Department in association with Institute of Mathematics Research and Training (IMRT) , Thiruvananthapuram , organized a two day workshop on Foundations of Complex Analysis for the post graduate students of our college and nearby colleges on 15^{th} and 16^{th} December 2018.
Two Day Lecture Series in Foundations of Mathematics (As part of National Mathematics Day)
As part of National Mathematics Day, the Department of Mathematics organized Two day Lecture series in Foundations of Mathematics for undergraduate and post graduate students of the college and nearby colleges in association with Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment (KSCSTE). The programme was held on July 31^{st} and August 1^{st} 2018.
Teacher’s Enrichment Workshop (TEW-2018)
The Teacher’s Enrichment Workshop (TEW) series is a programme of the National Centre for Mathematics (a joint centre of IIT Bombay and TIFR, Mumbai) which sponsors instructional schools and workshops at several levels in various places of the country. It is necessary for college teachers to refresh and update their knowledge. The Department organized TEW on Galois Theory and Complex Analysis from 30^{th} April to 5^{th} May 2018 for Mathematics teachers of Govt./Aided/Self-financing Arts and Science Colleges/ Engineering Colleges in Kerala.
National Seminar on Topology and Its Applications (NSTA 2018)
The Department organized a three day National Seminar on Topology and its Applications (NSTA-2018) in collaboration with Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment (KSCSTE) from 7^{th} to 9^{th} February 2018.
Two Day Workshop on Foundations of Real Analysis-2017
In order to impart basic knowledge in Real analysis, the Department in association with Institute of Mathematics Research and Training (IMRT) , Thiruvananthapuram , organized a two day workshop on Foundations of Real Analysis for the post graduate students of our college and nearby colleges on 3^{rd }&4^{th} November 2017.
This is an innovative venture started by our MSc students with an objective to enlighten and awaken the passion for Mathematics in the young minds. It provides a platform to discuss the basic mathematical ideas that are forgotten but necessary and important
Mathematics Quiz club and General Knowledge Quiz club are functioning effectively under the auspices of the Mathematics Association. Weekly quiz competitions are conducted for students from various Departments. The Mathematics quiz was conducted on every Wednesday and General quiz on Thursdays.