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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 26 well experienced faculty members: one Professor, four Associate Professors, nineteen Assistant Professors and two 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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(Conferences/Workshops/Training Programs etc.) 
Our faculty members participate in several academic and non-academic activities. They deliver invited lectures, presents research papers at various conferences of national/international repute. Faculty members are also engaged in providing training to other institutes. Every year number of events and programs are being organized by the Mathematics association AXIOM 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. To update the knowledge in respective area of research, the department has been organizing various national/international workshops and conferences. The following academic activities have been organized by the department:
  • International Webinar on Contemporary Problems on Mechanics and Vibrations (CPMV-2021), May 20-22, 2021 (https://universe.bits-pilani.ac.in/hyderabad/CPMV2021/home)
  • International Webinar on Recent Developments in Cosmology and Modified Gravity (RDCM-2021), March 9-11, 2021 (https://bphc-rdcm.weebly.com/).
  • Workshop on Structure Formation in Standard Cosmology, organised in association with IUCAA, December 19-23, 2016 (http://sites.bits-hyderabad.ac.in/sfsc/index.php).  
  • Advanced Level Training Programme on Differential Equations (NPDE-TCA), organised in association with IIT, Bombay during May 25- June 14, 2016. 
  • Workshop on Numerical Linear Algebra and its Applications, January 30-February 1, 2015.
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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 
Click here to find the list of Ongoing and Completed sponsored projects.
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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.

27th International Conference

International Academy of Physical Sciences on Advances in Relativity and Cosmology (PARC-2021)
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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 been featured among World Top 2% Scientists, published by Elsevier published in Oct 19, 2021. The details can be found at https://elsevier.digitalcommonsdata.com/datasets/btchxktzyw/3?fbclid=IwAR13-R7q1vDc29fo2TrTSJdhIJm51rj83iu1JxjDoQG_gEzRsnrv-dn6FEw.
* Prof. B. Mishra has delivered an online talk on "Late time cosmic acceleration in f(Q,T) gravity" in The Modern Physics of Compact Stars and Relativistic Gravity-2021, held at Yerevan State University, Armenia during September 27-30, 2021.
* Prof. B. Mishra has delivered an online talk on "Matter bounce scenario in f(Q,T) gravity", 21st Alternative Gravities and Fundamental Cosmology (ALTECOSMOFUN-21), held at University of Szczecin, Poland during September 6-10, 2021.
* Prof. B. Mishra presented his research result entitled "Stability Analysis of two fluid dark energy models" at International Conference on Gravitation: Theory and Experiment (GRAVITEX-2021), organised by University of Kwazulu-Natal, Durban during 9-12 August, 2021.https://astro.ukzn.ac.za/~gravitex2021/
* Prof. B. Mishra has delivered an invited talk entitled "Little rip cosmology in extended gravity" at 21st International Conference on Physical Interpretation of Relativity Theory, organised by Bauman Moscow State Technical University, Moscow during 5th-9th July, 2021.http://www.pirt.info/?lang=eng#speakers
* Department of Mathematics, BITS-Pilani has been ranked within the top 451-500 QS 2021 world university ranking (subject wise) Click here for details.
* Welcome to Prof. P. K. Sahoo as the new head of the department. The services rendered by the outgoing HoD Prof. D. K. Satpathi are highly appreciated.
* Prof. P. K. Sahoo has been elected as 'Topic Editor' of the journal 'Universe', a Q2 journal with Impact factor: 2.278.
* Prof. P. K. Sahoo delivered a talk on “Traversable wormhole geometries in symmetric teleparallel gravity” at Sixteenth Marcel Grossmann Meeting - MG16, Virtual meeting during July 05-10, 2021 (http://www.icra.it/mg/mg16/)
* Prof. P. K. Sahoo delivered a talk on “Wormhole geometry in a modified symmetric teleparallel gravity” at XXII International meeting Physical Interpretations of Relativity Theory (PIRT-2021) at Bauman Moscow State Technical University, Moscow, Russia during 05-09 July 2021 (http://www.pirt.info/?lang=eng)
* Prof. P. K. Sahoo, Department of Mathematics, BITS Pilani, Hyderabad has been Featured Among World Top 2% Scientists. Click here for more information.
* An international Webinar on Contemporary Problems on Mechanics and Vibrations has been successfully conducted under the convenership of Dr. Sumit Vishwakarma, Dr. Santanu Koley and Dr. TSL Radhika.
* Prof. P. K. Sahoo has delivered a talk on “Traversable wormhole geometries in f(Q) gravity” at 1st International Meeting of Theoretical and Applied Physics – IMTAP at Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, National University of Callao, Callao – Peru during May 3-6, 2021.
* Prof. P. K. Sahoo delivered an online talk on "Wormholes in f(R,T) gravity and general relativity" on the International Symposium on Physics (ISP 2020), held at Brazil during Dec 15-18, 2020.
* Prof. B. Mishra has delivered an online talk on "Anisotropic cosmological models under f(R,T) theory of gravity" in the PONT-2020 held at Avignon, France during 7-11 December, 2020.
* Prof. P. K. Sahoo has delivered an invited online-talk on “Wormholes in exponential f(R,T) Gravity” at ICMSA 2020, Malaysia during Nov. 23-24, 2020.
* Dr. Santanu Koley delivered an invited online-talk on ‘Scattering of water waves by horizontal permeable elastic plate floating over undulated seabed’ and have also chaired a session in ADENA, 2020, organized by IIT Guwahati during October 12-15, 2020.
* Dr. Santanu Koley presented a paper (online) titled "Water waves interaction with poroelastic plate floating over undulated bottom topography” in Mathematics of Sea Ice and Ice Sheets, organized by the University of Newcastle, Australia during November 09-12, 2020.
* Congratulations to Prof. P. K. Sahoo for achieving a place among top 2% Scientists in Nuclear and Particle Physics on a survey carried out by Stanford University, USA. Please Click here for details.
* Dr. Gujji Murli Mohan Reddy published a software titled “efficient-PIDE-2D”, freely available at https://doi.org/10.3390/a13100242 (Software archive: https://github.com/LucaMeacci/efficient-PIDE-2D) in collaboration with KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, University of Limerick, Ireland, and University of São Paulo, Brazil.
* Dr. Manish Kumar delivers an online talk on “A review on medical encryption techniques” in the 2nd International Conference on Machine Learning and Intelligent Systems (MLIS 2020) organized in Seoul, Korea during October 25-28, 2020
* Prof. B. Mishra has been selected as a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics and Applications, UK.
* 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.  


Student's Achievements

* Tapas Ranjan Panigrahi, Research Scholar has received the 'BEST PAPER PRESENTATION' award in ICRAGEE-2021, an International Conference organized by IISc Bangalore and IIT Roorkee during July 12-15, 2021.
* Kottala Panduranga, Research Scholar, received the best poster presentation award from NCASM-2020, a conference organized by Chitkara University, Punjab during September 24-25, 2020.

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