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Department of Mathematics

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About us

Mathematics department offers various Mathematics courses to all the engineering and science streams. Our objective is to make our students more competent, motivated engineers and scientists with a strong mathematical background. The Department of Mathematics has 20 well experienced faculty members: one Professor, four Associate Professors, fourteen Assistant Professors and one visiting Professor. All faculty members are doctorates from IITs and reputed Universities of India and have a track record of good research. Some faculty members have sponsored research projects funded by various government agencies. Our strength is their skills, innovation and drive. For individual faculty pages Click here.
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Programmes Offered

Department offers M.Sc (Mathematics), dual degree in M.Sc Mathematics with Engineering,  both part-time and full-time Ph.D programs. Currently, the department has fifteen research scholars and two project fellows working in various research areas. The department also offers several research problems to the undergraduate students in the form of SOP, DOP and thesis which can be completed in a semester. The department also contributes substantially towards the Work Integrated Learning Programs (WILP) of the Institute, specifically designed for the professionals working in various industries.
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Our faculty members participate in several academic and non-academic activities. Delivers invited lectures, presents research papers in different national and international conferences. Faculty member are also engaged in providing training to other institutes. Every year number of events and programs are being organized to enrich the knowledge and interests for Mathematics such as Guest lectures, paper presentations along with the various competitions like solving Mathematical puzzles, writing programs and codes etc. during inter-intra institutional technical events in the campus.
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Our faculty members are not only excellent in teaching but also active in research. They have produced more than 100 research publications in national, international peer-reviewed journals and conferences. We are also offering some research oriented projects to our students in the form of SOP, DOP, and Thesis. The faculty research areas include:
  • Aerodynamic Optimization and High Performance Computing
  • Algebraic Number Theory
  • Cosmology and Relativity
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Classical Algebraic K-Theory and Commutative Algebra
  • Fluid Dynamics
  • Fractional Differential Equations
  • Functional Analysis
  • Graph theory
  • Integral Equations
  • Mathematical Modelling
  • Multivariate Data Analysis
  • Numerical Solutions to PDEs and Numerical Linear Algebra
  • Partial Differential Equations
  • Quantum Information Theory
  • Symmetric Key Cryptography
  • Theoretical Seismology
  • Topological Dynamics
  • Wavelet Analysis and Its Applications
  • Geometric Analysis
  • Finite Fields and Their Applications 
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Our faculty have extensive experience in industry, research as well as teaching. Our strength is a reflection of their skills, innovation and drive. Click here for faculty profiles.


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"The Department awarded FIST support of Rs. 45 lakhs by DST, Govt of India, for a period of 5 years". 


* Prof. P. K. Sahoo has presented a paper entitled "A non-singular bounce in f(R,T) gravitation" in the video-conference 'The 14th International Conference on Gravitation, Astrophysics, and Cosmology' held during Aug 17-21 at Taiwan.
* Prof. P. K. Sahoo has presented a paper entitled "Energy Conditions in Non-minimally Coupled f(R,T) Gravity" in a video-conference 'The 9th International workshop on Astronomy and relativistic Astrophysics' held during Sep 6-12 at Mexico City.
* Prof. P. K. Sahoo has received a certificate of Reviewer Excellence by the Indian Academy of Sciences for his outstanding contribution as a Reviwer for the Journal of Astrophysics and Astronomy.
* Dr. Manish Kumar has been appointed as Editorial Board Member of Mathematical Modelling of Engineering Problems, IIETA.
* Prof. P. K. Sahoo has been elected as Fellow of Institute of Mathematics & its Applications.
* Prof. B. Mishra has been elected as a Fellow of Royal Astronomical Society .
* Dr. B.Mishra delivered an invited talk on "Accelerating Universe" in the National Workshop on Cosmology, Relativity and Astrophysics, at IGIT, Sarang during 27th-31st January, 2020.
* Prof. B. Mishra has delivered a talk entitled "Cosmological Models with Rip Cosmology in Modified Gravity" in the "30th Texas Symposium on Relativistic Astrophysics" held at the University of Portsmouth, UK during December 15-19, 2019.

Recent Research Grants

Dr. Pratyusha Chattopadhyay has received a project from SERB-DST entitled “True Relative of Suslin's normality theorem for elementary groups and transvection groups”, Grant amount Rs. 6 lakhs, Duration: 2020-2023.  
Dr. Shantanu Koley has received a project from SERB-DST entitled “Mathematical Modeling of Wave Energy Converter Devices in Real Sea Conditions”, Grant amount Rs. 35 Lakhs, Duration: 2019-2024.  
Prof. P. K. Sahoo has received a project from CSIR entitled “Cosmic acceleration with observational constraints of the universe in modified gravity”, Grant amount Rs. 20.41 Lakhs, Duration: 2019-2022.  
Dr. G. Murli Mohan Reddy has received a project from SERB-DST entitled “Adaptive and efficient method of fundamental solutions for the numerical reconstruction of boundary data in two-phase inverse Stefan problems”, Grant amount: Rs. 10.45 Lakhs, Duration: 2019-2021.  
Dr. Anil Nemili has received a project from SERB-DST entitled “Development of an unstructured grid-based adjoint solver for compressible turbulent flows”, Grant amount:15.91 Lakhs, Duration: 2017-2020.  
Dr. Sharan Gopal received a project from SERB-DST entitled "Characterizing the sets of periodic points of automorphisms on a solenoid", Grant amount Rs. 20.89 Lakhs, Duration: 2017-2020.  
Dr. Sumit Kumar Vishwakarma received a project from DST-SERB entitled "Comparison of Phase velocities of Rayleigh waves, Love waves and Torsional waves in various anisotropic geo-media", Grant amount Rs. 15.48 Lakhs, Duration: 2017-2020.  


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