The Department offers high-quality mathematics with a view to producing good citizens, who would be efficient teachers and high - tech researchers
The Department of Mathematics of Bishop Heber College, was started as one of the earliest departments in the year 1925, when the college was known as SPG College. The Honours Course in Mathematics was offered then. The B.Sc. and M.Sc. Mathematics courses were started in 1968 and 1978 respectively. The M.Sc. Mathematics course was converted into M.Sc. Applied Mathematics (with specialization in Operations Research) in 1982. The Department was elevated into a research department in 1982 by offering the M.Phil. Course (Part-Time)
B.Sc. Mathematics (Self- Financing Section) was started in 1986. The Ph.D. programme (Part-Time) was introduced in 1987. The M.Sc. Applied Mathematics course was converted into M.Sc. Applicable Mathematics and Computer Science in 2001. This course was rechristened M.Sc. Mathematics in 2004. The Department now offers M. Phil. and Ph.D., both as full-time and part-time programmes.
The members of the Department miss no chance of attending seminars, refresher courses, symposia and the like, to keep themselves enlightened for efficient classroom management. In the last 5 years, the members of the Department have written 5 books, published 60 research papers in national and international journals and presented many research papers in national and international conferences.
The faculty members also carry out collaborative research work with eminent professors from abroad. The Department has gained professional recognition, as three of its faculty members have refereed research papers in leading International journals. In 2004 the UGC funded Rs 1,90,000 to the Department towards 3 minor research projects. Currently, professors from ten other colleges have registered themselves with the Department for their Ph.D. degree and are in various stages of their research work.
Business students are given adequate training and exposure in handling the most modern presentation gadgets. They visit organizations to get firsthand information and they prepare assignments.