St. Xavier's College (Autonomous), 30 Mother Teresa Sarani Kolkata 700016 West Bengal, India

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Department of Mathematics (B.Sc.)


Prof. Sucharita Roy (SR), M.Sc.
Head of the Department

The Department of Mathematics of St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata is one of the vintage departments and has an illustrious legacy since its inception. The department is a brainchild of Rev. Fr. F. Goreux, who was associated with this department from 1940 to 1987 and led a vital steppingstone in its eminence. Fr. Goreux nourished and nurtured this department as it started its journey of evolution and played a vital role in its upbringing from tender infant stage to jovial youthful stage. He was a consistent source of ingenuity and idolisation for this department and served it for nearly a semi century. Cohort of teachers and students over the years have relished his warmth and love for the subject and acclaimed from the intellect of this missionary of Mathematics. The department is steered by a committed and stalwart team of professors who seek to constructively implement the objective of imparting knowledge in Mathematics, which is acclaimed for uniformly preserving its calibre of academic and scholastic distinction over the years. We are indeed privileged enough to have some of the eminent and distinguished Mathematicians of the country like Late Prof. S. Nag (Bhatnagar Awardee), Prof. A. Roy (I.S.I.), Prof. Amartya Dutta (I.S.I, Kolkata), Late Prof. Somesh Bagchi (I.S.I, Kolkata), Dr. Arup Mukherjee (Mont Clair University), Prof. Mahan Mitra (Bhatnagar Awardee, Infosys Prize 2015 recipient), Prof. Avishek Adhikary (Presidency University), Dr. Rajat Subhra Hazra (Bhatnagar Awardee),  Dr.Vishal Saraswat (Robert Bosch Engineering Solutions, Bangalore) as some of the august and esteemed alumni of this department.

 

The department proudly swaggers about a healthy and cordial student teacher relationship. The professors are readily approachable to the tutees and the students are congenial enough to requite them with utmost esteem, approbation, and regard. The Mathematics Department has a sympathetic, benevolent, and supportive proficiency, who are approachable to the students anytime during the college hours. The students can contact the professors outside college hours via e-mail or phone. The department works in tandem, with mutual respect and fellow feeling, to generate an atmosphere conducive to higher learning. Marked and particular attention is paid to the deprived and destitute students of the class. The teacher student relationship thrives and is exhibited during the Annual College Sports, Analytica (the departmental two-day annual fest), The Beacon (the yearly departmental journal and magazine), Father Goreux Lecture Series and many other departmental activities and maneuvers.

INNOVATIVE TEACHING METHODOLOGY:

  • The professors’ resort to audio and visual aids to instil and impart unrestricted concepts to the students.
  • Seminars and paper presentations are conducted by the students during the departmental annual fest,
  • The Father Goreux Lecture Series is an excellent initiative undertaken by the department where eminent speakers are invited to impart knowledge to our students.
  • The department also publishes its annual magazine, The Beacon, where we invite every student to express and exhibit their intellectual deeds as well as creative minds to portray themselves.
  • Study materials, worksheets and assignments are shared periodically with the students to gear them up for their future commitments.

STUDENTS’ PERFORMANCE:

The students of our department have established themselves in various parts of the world and have earned themselves a recognition in the world stage.

  • Every year our students score impressively in IITJAM and get recruited in the various IITs and IISERs for their integrated Ph.D like IIT Bombay, IIT Guwahati, IISER Pune and IISER Mohali to name a few.
  • Our students are also selected for the MTTS Programme (Mathematics Talent and Talent Search Programme) which is an all-India extensive training programme in Mathematics and research sponsored by
  • Several of our students have been admitted to premier mathematical institutes of the country like TIFR (Mumbai), CMI (Chennai), ISI (Kolkata and Bangalore), IMSc (Chennai), IISc (Bangalore), RKMVERI (Belur) and Central Universities (Delhi University, Hyderabad University, Pune University and Pondicherry University to name a few).
  • Some students have been selected to study at Ecole Polytechnique (France), Cardiff University (UK) and in different foreign universities.
  • Few students have also been enrolled into fields of Data Science and Data Analytics in RKMVERI (Belur) and CMI.
  • Students have also been selected to pursue a career in Management from IIMs, MCA, and Actuarial Sciences.

DEPARTMENTAL EVENTS:

Key focus areas/Programs: Mathematical Seminars and Lecture Series by eminent speakers.

 

ANALYTICA 2019:

  1. The organizer: St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata: Department of Mathematics.
  2. Dates of the event: 19th & 20th September 2019.
  3. Venue: St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata, Fr. Depelchin Auditorium.
  4. Audience: Teachers and Students (under graduates & postgraduates) of Mathematics & Science Streams of St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata, and other colleges of West Bengal.
  5. List of lecturers:
    1. Prof. Gadadhar Misra (IISc Bangalore)
    2. Prof. Probal Chaudhuri (ISI Kolkata)
    3. Dr. Arnab Chakraborty (ISI Kolkata)
    4. Prof. Swagato K Ray (ISI Kolkata)
    5. Dr. Angsuman Das (Presidency University)
  6. Approximate number of participants: 250 students (including students from St. Xavier’s & outside colleges)
  7. List of events:
    1. Total 5 lectures
    2. Students Paper presentations
    3. Quiz
    4. Computer Coding
    5. Chess competition

FATHER GOREUX MEMORIAL LECTURE:

  1. The organizer: St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata: Department of Mathematics.
  2. Date of the event: 5th February 2020.
  3. Venue: St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata, Room 34.
  4. Audience: Teachers and Students (under graduates) of Mathematics & Science Streams of St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata.
  5. Speaker: Dr. Shubhabrata Das (Presidency University)
  6. Topic: Algebraic Geometry
  7. Approximate number of participants: 80 students

WEBINAR 2020:

  1. The organizer: St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Kolkata: Department of Mathematics.
  2. Date of the event: 17th October 2020.
  3. Venue: Webinar live streamed on YouTube.
  4. Audience: Teachers and Students (under graduates & postgraduates) of Mathematics & Science Streams of St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata, and other colleges of the state.
  5. List of lecturers: Dr. Rajat Subhra Hazra (ISI Kolkata) and Bhatnagar Awardee,2020.
  6. Topic: Sandpile, Odometers, Membrane and Random Forests.
  7. Approximate number of participants: 250 students (including students from St. Xavier’s & outside colleges)

Student’s Achievements / Activities for the academic session 2019-2020

  • Student’s Progression to Higher Education:

 This year several of our students have been admitted to premier mathematical institutes of the country; CMI (Chennai), ISI (Kolkata and Bangalore), RKMVERI (Belur), IISER (Mohali), Pune University, University of Hyderabad to name a few.

 

  • Co-curricular / Extra-curricular activities:
  1. Mihir Sharma – First Prize Winner – Street Play (Theaxav’19).

 

  1. Ritika Paul – (a) First Prize Winner – Xavotsav Western Dance competition 2019

(b) First Prize Winner – IIM Calcutta Western Dance competition (Carpe Diem) 2019

(c) First Prize Winner- IIT Kharagpur Western Dance competition (Spring Fest) 2019

 

  1. Tanu Majumder – (a) First Prize Winner – Xavullas Dance Competition (Xavullas’ 2019)

(b)Second Prize – NCC Inter Battalion Competition 2019

  1. Olivia Barman-  (a) First Prize Winner – High jump (Annual Sports-2019)

(b) Third Prize Winner- 100 meters Hurdles (Annual Sports-2019)

  1. Mayukh Majumder – (a) First Prize Winner – Debate – Xavullash 2019

(b) First Prize Winner- Quiz – Cofradia 2020

(c) Third Prize Winner – Chess – Cofradia 2019 & Cofradia 2020

  1. Sourajyoti Maiti – (a)First Prize Winner- Stage Play competition, Xavotsav’20

(b) First Prize Winner – debate, Xavullash ’19

(c) Second Prize Winner – Mathematics Quiz Competition, Analytica’19.

(d) Second Prize Winner- Cryptography, Analytica’19.

  1. Anirban Kuila- (a) First Prize Winner – Chess – Cofradia-2020
  2. Sejuti Sikder – (a) First Prize Winner – Street Play (Xavotsav 2019)

(b) First Prize Winner- Street Play (Theaxav 2019)

(c) Second Prize Winner – Mime (Theaxav 2019)

(d) Second Prize Winner – Street Play (Xavotsav 2020)

  1. Anirban Mallick- Second Prize Winner – Chess- Cofradia 2019
  2. Sohini Mukherjee – (a) Second Prize Winner – Mathematics Quiz Competition, Analytica’19

(b) Second Prize Winner- Cryptography, Analytica’19.

  1. Ankita Bothra- (a) Runner up in Women singles (badminton) at Bhawanipore education society fest (Umang), 2019

(b) Champion in Women doubles (badminton) at Calcutta National Medical College fest 2019

(c) Runner up in mixed doubles (badminton) at Calcutta National Medical college fest 2019

(d) Champion in women singles (badminton) at IIM joka, 2019

  1. Nishan Ghatani- Awarded with Fr. Joris SJ memorial Trophy *Best Athlete – Male 2019-20* during Sports Day 2020.
  2. Soham Sengupta- Internship programme in Content writing & Student mentor intern in careers360.comfor 1.5+  years, Campus Ambassador at Casio India, Content development intern at Quizzy, Travel blog writing intern at banbanjara.com.
  3. The students of the department participated in 5a side Inter department football tournament organized by the sports department.
  4. Nishan Ghatani and Sadiya Siddiqui participated in the online webinar organized by the sports department.

 

  • Paper-presentations:
  1. Sourajyoti Maity won the first prize in Paper presentation competition, Analytica’19.
  2. Sujayan Gupta presented a paper at 7th INDIAN BIODIVERSITY MEET, international conference organised by Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata and at 107th Science Congress 2020, Bangalore.
  3. Mayukh Majumder presented a paper at the 107th Indian Science Congress 2020, Bangalore.
  4. Anirban Kuila presented a paper at the107th Indian Science Congress 2020, Bangalore.

Department Report

Annual Report 2019-2020

Faculty

Students Activities

Syllabus and Q-Bank

Course Structure

Revised Syllabus (w.e.f. 2014)

e-Colloquium in Mathematics

e-resources