Department of Mathematics started its journey in 1963 as one of the very few departments New Alipore College was established with. It was then headed by the Golden Lady the late Professor Manju Chakraborty who had received 18 gold medals from the University of Calcutta for her remarkable brilliance as a student of this university. The amiable fatherly figure Prof. Purnendu Kishor Chakraborty remained a pillar of the department since inception. Renowned mathematician and author of several books Prof. Asankur Maity was a faculty member for a long period. Another faculty member was late Dr. Amar Basu Mallick who left the college to join as the Principal of Vidyanagar College, South 24 Paraganas. He later became the Principal of BKC College, Baranagar, Kolkata. The current Vice Principal Prof. Dibes Bera joined in the post vacated by Dr. Amar Basu Mallick.
After the retirement of the first three professors, Dr. Kallol Paul, Dr. Gorachand Layek and Prof. Rita Choudhuri respectively joined in their vacant posts. Another glorious era began on the strength of these young turks. However, Dr. Layek left the college to join as a faculty member of the Dept. of Mathematics, Burdwan University and Dr. Writambhara Chakravorty joined in his vacant post. Thereafter, Dr. Kallol Paul, who was very popular among the students, left the college to join as a faculty member of the Dept. of Mathematics, Jadavpur University. Prof. Gobindalal Mandal joined the department to fill the vacancy. At present, Prof. Mandal is also the Bursar of the college and an Associate NCC Officer too. Later, Dr. Writambhara Chakravorty shifted to the United Kingdom to avail a good offer and in her vacant post joined Prof. Dawa Jangbo Sherpa, who has since been a source of inspiration for the students of the department.
A multidimensional Math Lab (2) equipped with 30 computers is a pride of the department. The seminar Library with around 450 books is maintained jointly by the teachers and the students of the department.
The alumni of the department, spread across the country and overseas, have made the college proud in various ways. Many of them come to the department when they get to Kolkata and give our current students a morale booster.
In the department, Mathematics Hons and General course are offered to the students. At present there are two types of students in the department – CBCS and previous (1+1+1) system for both Honours and General. Department conducts Regular class tests and also follows Examination and Evaluation system framed by our affiliating University.
Faculty members of the department are involved in various research activities. They publish their articles in different reputed ISSN Journals, ISBN volumes, Seminar Proceedings regularly.
There are five computers with internet facility in the departmental laboratory. The students can use these computers for their studies, tutorial, projects work and University specified work. There also exists a departmental library in the department and every student can borrow books from the departmental library. A registered mathematics club named “CLAVA MATHEMATICA” has been created by the students and teachers of the department where students can discuss and share their views about the different mathematical problems. Colleagues of different department can use the computers of the department for their different activities of the college and university.
We have celebrated National Mathematics Day for last three years. Different popular talks, seminars & Speech by Alumni are arranged in the department. Recently some eminent persons Dr. PARTHA SARATHI MUKHOPADHYAY, Prof. SUMITRA PURKASTHYAY, Prof. PRADIP MAJUMDER and Dr. MODAN MOHAN CHEL delivered their valuable lectures to boost up our students. Our ex-students who are well established in the education field also visit our department to meet the present students. We also organize departmental alumni meet every year. We organize educational excursion and expedition for the students for their social and nature awareness. Every year we, the departmental colleagues and the students organize departmental picnic for fostering better student –teacher relationship. The department has signed a MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) with Centre for Pedagogical Studies in Mathematics (CPSM) for exchange and interaction in modern ideas of mathematics.
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