About the Department
The department was established in 1970 under the dynamic leadership of Padma Bhushan Professor P.L. Bhatnagar. He brought with him vast academic, research and administrative experience which he used to lay the firm foundations of the department. He started with a team consisting of Prof. S.N.Dube, Prof. Mihir B. Banerjee, Prof. R.C. Sharma, Prof K.S.Shirkot, Prof. S. K. Gupta and Prof. J.R. Gupta. This young and dynamic team over the years, working hard, brought name and fame to the university and established the department on the the national and international scene. Three teachers namely Prof S. N. Dube, Prof Mihir B. Banerjee and Prof R. C. Sharma have been conferred the Fellowship of the National Academy of Sciences Allahabad for the distinguished work which they carried out while working here. Professor Mihir B. Banerjee was awarded the prestigious Shanti Swaroop Bhatanagar Award in Mathematical Sciences in the year 1988 for his research work. Later on Professor B.B. Sharma, Dr. K.C, Sharma and Professor Kirti Prakash also joined the department as teachers and contributed significantly .
Presently there are nine teachers working in the department, of which Dr. R. P. Sharma was awarded Commonwealth Fellowship for one year in 2001 to do research work at University of Glasgow. On the basis of the research publications and other academic activities carried out by the department, during the last five years, the department has been selected by the UGC under the Special Assistance Programme (SAP) with effect from 1st April 2009 to 31st March 2014. A sum of Rs. 21.50 lacs has been sanctioned to establish advanced computing facilities in the department and a sum of Rs. 3.80 lacs shall be made available every year for the next five years to support the academic programmes and activities of the department. On account of the induction of the department under SAP, the UGC has recently released as a first installment a sum of RS. 20 Lacs for the improvement of infrastructure in the department. The hard work put in by the department is bringing rich dividends and the department is fully engrossed in providing quality educations to the students enrolled here. The teachers of the department are publishing in the leading National and International Journals of repute. They are also delivering invited talks and lectures at national and International conferences. Thus the whole department is fully committed to do its bit to achieve excellence in the field of teaching and research.