Department of Mathematics

About Department

The Department was established in 1986 and it aims to train people, who are oriented towards research and teaching, in advanced areas of Mathematics. The Department is supported by the University Grants Commission's Special Assistance Programme (SAP) for Research related activities, by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India's FIST programme, for the development of infrastructure and by the National Board for Higher Mathematics (NBHM), Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India, through annual library grant for purchase of books.

Course Pattern

A candidate of M.Sc. programme should take 12 hard core courses and a minimum of 6 soft core courses. A candidate of M.Phil. programme has to take 3 hard core courses and a minimum of 3 soft core courses and complete a dissertation.


Entrance Examination

The question paper for admission to M.Sc. 5 Year Integrated Programme (Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science) will comprise of 100 objective type questions mostly in Mathematics and a few in Statistics, at the +2 level.  The question paper for admission to M.Sc. Mathematics will comprise of 100 objective type questions at the B.Sc. level. A majority of questions will be on the following topics: sets, sequences, series, theory of equations, limits, continuity, differential calculus, integral calculus, ordinary differential equations, trigonometry, analytical geometry of 2D, conics, analytical geometry of 3D, real analysis, complex variable, modern algebra, group theory, rings and fields, vector spaces, matrices, determinants, linear transformations, rank, nullity, eigen values of linear transformations, vector calculus, statics, dynamics and elementary probability. For admission to M.Phil./ Ph.D. there will be 100 questions of objective type at the M.Sc. level. A majority of questions will be drawn from algebra, linear algebra, real analysis, Lebesgue measure theory, complex analysis, functional analysis, topology, differential equations, differential geometry, analytical dynamics, graph theory, discrete mathematics, number theory, fluid mechanics and basic probability.


The Placement Officer of the University organizes campus interviews every year for the M.Sc. students.

Programmes Offered

M.Sc. Mathematics
M.Sc. (Five year Integrated Course)
Ph.D. Mathematics (Full-time, Part-time (Internal & External))


Department of Mathematics
Department of Mathematics

Infrastructure Facilities

The Department has a separate building with a seminar hall with modern state-of-the-art audio/video facilities, class rooms equipped with electronic interactive board, well-equipped computer laboratory and a library. Various mathematical softwares for course work and research are also available. The University subscribes for several national and international journals in Mathematics. The National Board for Higher Mathematics (NBHM) gives an annual grant of about Rs.4 lakhs for procuring books and journals for the library. The department participates in the Special Coaching for Weaker Sections for UGC-CSIR NET and All India Services Examinations.


Professor & H.O.D
Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor

Contact Us

Dr. Rajeswari Seshadri, Professor & Head, Department of Mathematics, Ramanujan School of Mathematical Sciences, Pondicherry University, Puducherry - 605 014. Phone: 0413 - 2654702 /702
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