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The Mathematics Department of St. Xavier’s College is proud to
be the inheritors of a glorious heritage. The first name that
comes to our mind is that of Rev.Fr.F.Goreux who was associated
with the Department from 1940 to 1987.Fr.Goreux nurtured this
Department from its infancy and adolescence to youthful
independence. He has been a constant source of inspiration as
well as the driving force behind this Department for nearly five
decades. Generations of students and teachers have enjoyed the
warmth of his loving care and benefited from the erudition of
this apostle of Mathematics. Eminent mathematicians like Late
Dr. S.Nag (Bhatnagar Awardee), Prof. A. Roy (I.S.I.), Dr. A.
Bagchi (Pennsylvania Univ.), Dr. N. Basu (Cornell Univ.) are among
many students of whom we are proud of.
Care is taken to collect personal data by talking to each
student individually so that individual attention can be paid
depending on the requirement (economically/academically). Special attention is paid to weak students from
The Department boasts of a healthy student teacher relationship,
with teachers being always accessible to students, and students
reciprocating the attention by spontaneous love and respect.
This spirit is celebrated in the Annual Picnic of the Department
which is attended by most of the students and by the staff with
A continuous counseling of students on academic and career
related matters is done on the basis of data collected from
students ; on first entry in the Department , each student
is given a booklet “Guide for Study in First Year
Mathematics Honours” containing general guidelines as to the
course they have to go through in the particular reference
to the special approach one has to make during study of
Mathematics at undergraduate level. Also it contains an
overview of the activities of the Department including the
schedule of Tests they have to face during the Course.
class response, performance in tests.
group discussions and student seminar.
Senior teachers are available for counseling on personal
problems if the need arises.
Innovative Methods of Teaching :
Good Record of Performance of our
Uniformly good results in University Examinations.
A number of our students have been admitted to integrated
Ph.D., M.Sc., M.C.A. programmes of premiere institutes like
TIFR, Inst.Mat.Science,CMI, I.I.T. Kanpur, I.I.T. Kharagpur,
I.S.I., I.I.Sc. and Pune University etc.
Some of our students were selected for N.B.H.M. Scholarship
for higher studies(Annexure6)
Some students were selected to attend a one month summer
course in Mathematics sponsored by N.B.H.M..
Students were selected for a two months research fellowship
by the I.N.S.A.
The Department has its own computer with uninterrupted Internet
Departmental Question Bank:
Mathematics Department has a Question Bank that helps the
Departmental students to prepare better for the University
Examinations and also familiarize them with different types of
problems of foreign universities obtained from the Internet.
Modularization of General Syllabus
The Department has modularized the existing B.Sc. General Course
syllabus. This helps to maintain a uniform standard of teaching
in the different sections of the general mathematics class .
The Mathematics Department has a good, sympathetic and supportive faculty,
who are accessible to the students anytime during the college working hours.
Outside college working hours students can contact teachers on phone and e-mail.
The department works in tandem, with mutual respect and fellow – feeling, to
generate an atmosphere conducive to higher learning.
In spite of their heavy schedule of teaching and other duties in the college
under autonomous system most of the faculty members are engaged in research
work, as evidenced by good publications of books and articles, attendance at
conferences and seminars in India/abroad.
Special care is taken to collect personal data by talking to each student
individually so that individual attention can be paid depending on the
requirement (economically/academically). Special attention is offered to weak
students from under-privileged background.
Seminars & Conference
The department organizes Seminar/Workshop/Conference on various branches of
mathematics. Few seminars are given by our faculty members. In recent past Prof.
A. Dey and Prof. D. J. Bhattachariya can be named in this regard.
Lectures by Eminent Scholars
Some lectures have been arranged in A.V room where eminent scholars have
given lectures on advanced topics of Mathematics. Prof. Sandip Banerjee of IIT
Roorkey gave lecture on Biomathematics where special emphasis was on Use of
Mathematics in Cancer Research. Prof. Arup Mukherjee of Montclair University USA
visited the college and gave various ideas to update the mathematics curriculum.
A team from Ecole Polytechnique, an institution of long heritage and great
repute in France, visited the department and has given a lecture on ‘Riemann
Zeta Function and its application’ & expressed their in collaborative program
Organisation of Conference
Every year students and teachers organize ‘ANALYTICA Pie Let’s be
irrational’, a 3-days long conference on various field of Mathematics. Eminent
Mathematician from different part of the country come and share their knowledge
in challenging and emerging areas of mathematics research from Chaos to
Genentech algorithm, from Number theory to Quantum computation. For encouraging
student a session is devoted for student paper presentation.
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