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Department of Mathematics



Department of Mathematics at National College

Mathematics (from Greek máthēma, “knowledge, study, learning”) is the study of topics such as quantity (numbers), structure, space, and change. There is a range of views among mathematicians and philosophers as to the exact scope anddefinition of mathematics.

Mathematicians seek out patterns and use them to formulate new conjectures. Mathematicians resolve the truth or falsity of conjectures by mathematical proof. When mathematical structures are good models of real phenomena, then mathematical reasoning can provide insight or predictions about nature. Through the use of astraction and logic, mathematics developed from counting, calculation,measurement, and the systematic study of the shapes and motions of physical objects. Practical mathematics has been a human activity for as far back as written records exist. The research required to solve mathematical problems can take years or even centuries of sustained inquiry

The Department of Mathematics, one of the oldest departments in the College, started offering Inter-mediate course in 1927. B.Sc. Mathematics was introduced in the year 1957 and Post Graduate Programme was started in the year 1960. The Department got recognition for guiding scholars for Ph.D degree in 1977 and for M.Phil Programme in 1980. The Department has a strength of 12 staff members and 3 of them hold Ph.D degrees.

The entry level competencies for the B.Sc. Mathematics is a pass in Higher Secondary (+2) Examination with Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry and for M.Sc. Mathematics is a pass in B.Sc. Mathematics degree programme. Most of the students admitted to B.Sc. Mathematics are from Government Higher Secondary schools with Tamil as their medium of instruction.

Majority of the students are OBC and SC/ST students coming from villages.

The parents are agricultural workers under daily wages. There are 130 students in the UG, 45 in PG, 17 students in M.Phil and 06 scholars in the Ph.D programme in the Department. Since the college adopt semester pattern with Choice Based Credit System, Continuous Internal Assessment system is followed. The students are evaluated periodically by conducting tests. The students’ performance is informed to the parents. Students are also counseled by the staff members for the improvement. The normal pass percentage in the B.Sc. Programme is 50-60% and M.Sc. 45-55%.

Students who fail in end of semester University Examination are given remedial coaching.

All the staff are guiding students for M.Phil degree. The Department has produced 62 M.Phil and 07 Ph.D degrees in the last five years.

4 staff members have been serving as members of Board of Studies in Bharathidasan University and Autonomous Colleges. All the members are in the question paper setting board of various universities and Autonomous Colleges.

Staff members and research scholars of the department have published more than 50 research papers in the last five years. They also have been presenting papers in National / International Conferences.

4 Minor Research Projects have been completed and 1 is ongoing.

Coaching classes are conducted by the department for the NET Examinations. 90% of the students who have passed M.Phil are placed as Assistant Professors in Self Financing Arts & Science / Engineering Colleges in Tamil Nadu.


Programmes offered

Programmes Offered
B.Sc. Mathematics
M.Sc. Mathematics
B.Sc. Statistics
M.Phil. Mathematics
Ph.D. Mathematics
Thrust Areas
Graph Theory
Number Theory
Coding and Cryptography



There are about 4000 books available in the college library in the Mathematics Section.

Besides, the department keeps a library under Book bank scheme for the benefit of students. The following journals are subscribed in the subject.

  • Mathematical Magazine
  • ACCST Research Journal
  • Applied Science Periodical
  • Mathematical Science
  • Indian Journal of Pure and Applied Maths
  • Mathematics Education
  • Mathematics today
  • Opsearch
  • Sadhara

Back volumes of 20 Mathematics Journals (National & International) for the period 1978-1986 are also available in the College Library.




Events / Workshops / Seminars

Special Lecture Series

To mark the 125th birth anniversary of the Indian Mathematical prodigy Srinivasa Ramanujan and to celebrate 2012 as National Mathematics year, a special lecture series was organized by the Department of Mathematics on 08-03-2012.

  • The Department of Mathematics conductedProf. R. Balakrishnan Endowment Lecture – XII on 12-03- 2012. Dr.V.Thangaraj, Director & Head, Ramanujan Institute for Advanced Study in Mathematics, Chennai spoke on Evolution of Integration : NEWTON to ITO.
  • The Department of Mathematics conducted Prof. R. Balakrishnan Endowment Lecture – XI on 10-03- 2011. Dr. T. Tamilchelvan, Professor, Department of Mathematics, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli spoke on Finite Single Groups.
  • A National Instructional Workshop on Graph Algorithms (NIWOGA) was organized by the Department of Mathematics for five days during June 03-07, 2009 with a grant from CSIR, IARC, TNSCS&T and Academy of Higher Education.
  • A UGC Sponsored National Seminar on Applications of Algebra and Number Theory was organized by the Department of Mathematics during 4th – 5th December 2009.


Best Practices

  • Conducting Debates on various topics
  • Various club activities that provide a platform to nurture creativity among the students.
  • Institutional training and project work to bridge the gap between theory and practice.
  • Effective mentoring and counselling the students on a regular basis.
  • Conducting classes for ACS.
  • Encouraging the students to write competitive examinations.
  • Motivating students to participate in competitions, seminars, workshops, and conferences.
  • Regularly conducting guest lectures and training programmes.
  • Recognising the achievements of the students.


UG Programmes

PG Programmes

M.Phil Programmes

Ph.D Programmes

Diploma Programmes

Diploma Programmes
Fabrication Engineering
Factory Management
E-Commerce & Accounting
Journalism & Editing
Post Graduate Diploma Programmes
Bioprocess Technology
Clinical Trial Management & Regulatory Affairs

Certificate Programmes

Certificate Programmes
Human Rights Education
Office Automation
Web Designing
Biomedical Waste Management
Tourism & Travel Management
Functional maths
Other Programmes
HCL Computer Certificate
ACS Coaching
NET/SET Coaching