The Mathematics Department of the college is one of the oldest department of the college, established by the founder principal Ms. Veda Thakurdas, who was one of the few women to obtain a Master’s degree in Mathematics from Punjab University in 1930. The Department of Mathematics offers an undergraduate three years Honours course and Generic Electives to other Honours courses and B.A. Programs ,Discipline Specific Elective to Applied Physical Sciences and B.A. Programs. Students are selected in accordance with the university admission criteria. The department has a sanctioned strength of 88 students and it comprises of the students of higher academic standards. The department has had an illustrious faculty since its origin and we are proud that the custom still continues. The Department has made a name for itself for its academic excellence. Our students move on to successful postgraduate programmes and research at IITs , IISc and various renowned universities outside India such as Imperial College London and University of Leeds . Our students move on IIMs, other prestigious management institutions, Operation Research and Statistics institutions and find placement in different companies. Our students also get selected in UPSC and other PSU jobs.


The teachers of the Department adopt various teaching tools to make teaching learning more effective. Softwares like Mathematica, R and HTML etc. are being used to support the visualization and better understanding of the concepts. Students have been issued laptop/netbook.Tutorial classes are scheduled for every subject so that students can discuss their problems related to the subject with the teacher. Each class is divided into small tutorial groups so that the problems of the students are approached with efficiency. Class tests, presentations, assignments and viva-voce are being conducted regularly for continuous assessment of the students. Every year department assigns teachers to guide students for doing projects in D S Kothari summer workshop organized by the D S Kothari Centre for Research and innovation, Miranda House.

Capacity Building

The Department of Mathematics has always been devoted to the students and their drive to fulfill their dreams in life. For the accomplishment of these goals, the department tries to put its best foot forward to make the students realize their dreams.

The faculty is dynamic in adapting the new emerging teaching methods such as introduction to various software like MATLAB, Mathematica, Latex, etc. in order to give the students better clarity of abstract concepts of the subject.

The department regularly organizes activities like talks, seminars and workshops to give the students exposure to the new research areas being explored throughout the world.

Student Progression & Achievements

Students of the department of Mathematics are highly passionate and have great liking for the subject. After graduating from Miranda House, students join prestigious universities and research institutes in the country and abroad, to pursue masters degree and doctoral degree in Mathematics and Applied Mathematics and related areas. A small group of students pursue their education in school education and settle in schools as mentors.

While the illustrious list grows longer every year, a few notable mentions from recent years are as follows.

B.Sc.(H) Physics 2018-21

Sashi Bala, Indian institute of technology Ropar(MSc. Mathematics)

Radhika Singh, Centre of Behavioural and Cognitive Sciences, University of Allahabad(MSc Cognitive Science)

Vaibhavi Maurya, Indian institute of technology, Roorkee(Post Graduation)

Tejasvi, University of Delhi(Post Graduation)

Yogita Yadav, Hindu College, University of Delhi(Post Graduation)

Snigdha Tiwari, IGIDR, Mumbai(Post Graduation)

Prachi Tulsyan, IIM Ranchi(Post Graduation)

Students and Research