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 woman to obtain a Master’s degree in Mathematics from Punjab University in 1930. The Department has made a name for itself for its academic excellence. 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 origination and we are proud that the custom still continues.
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.
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.
Students of Mathematics from Miranda House pursue higher studies and research in prestigious Indian and International Institutions like University of Delhi, IIT, IIM, London School of Economics etc. and are excelling in other reputed fields. To mention a few: Kritika Jyotsana is in Indian Administrative Services (IAS); Nivedita Bhattacharjee is an Assistant Commissioner, IRS; Dr. AparnaMehra is an Associate Professor at IIT Delhi; Aanchal Goyal worked at IBM, US, and is currently a Research Staff Member at IBM,New Delhi; Iti Mittal worked as an account manager at Google, New York; MadhulikaSaxena is at actuary M&Gplc and Anamika Pundir is at SSCW NT(JAG). Every year a substantial number of students clear NET/ GATE examination with 2-3 of them in top 10. A lot of our students have won prestigious NBHM scholarship for higher education.After B.Sc.(Hons.) Mathematics students can appear for competitive examinations like Civil Services, SSC & Banking Services. Jobs are also available through entrance examinations in CSIR, DRDO, ONGC etc. and many companies recruit fresh graduates through our college Placement Cell.
Special Mention: Mahenoor Ali is the first ever visually challenged (95%) student admitted in B.Sc.(H) Mathematics in the year 2013. She is an exceptionally bright student who received Buti Foundation Award in 2014-15 and 2015-16.She also cleared IIT JAM-2016 with All India Rank 504. To add another ground, she had been shortlisted for the interview for integrated Ph.D. at IISc. Bengaluru, IISER Mohali and IISER Bhopal. She did her M.Sc. in Mathematics from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi.
Students after completing B.Sc.(H) mathematics go on to the following institutes to continue further studies:
The department motivates students to participate in sports, NCC, NSS as well as other extra-curricular activities in addition to building skills within a specific discipline.