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Department of Mathematics
Department of Mathematics
  • Introduction
  • Career Options
  • Staff Members
  • Departmental Activities
  • Staff Achievements
  • Students Achievements
  • Striking Features
Carl Friedrich Gauss referred to Mathematics as the Queen of the Sciences.

Pure Mathematics is used throughout the world as an essential tool in many fields including Natural science, Engineering, Medicine, Finance and the social sciences and Applied Mathematics.
Mathematics prepares you for careers as actuaries, computer scientists, mathematicians, statisticians, teachers and more. Advanced skills in mathematics are necessary in many science-related careers. A degree in mathematics is also a strong background for jobs in the computer Industries as well as many related fields
   
For those with a substantial background in mathematics and passion for numbers, an unlimited number of career opportunities are available.

A graduate with Mathematics can opt for one of the following careers
  • Aeronautical engineer
  • Higher education lecturer
  • Investment analyst
  • Meteorologist
  • Research scientist (maths)
  • Secondary school teacher
  • Statistician
  • Actuary
  • Chartered accountant
  • Chartered certified accountant
  • Chartered management accountant
  • Corporate investment banker
  • Financial risk analyst
  • Operational researcher
  • Systems developer
  • Software Engineers
  • Banking:
  • Computer Systems Analysts
  • Indian Civil Services
  • Dr. Ms. Alka KanetkarDr. Ms. Alka KanetkarHead of the Department
  • Mrs. Shilpa D. MehtaMrs. Shilpa D. MehtaAssociate Professor
    Co-ordinator of
    Dept. of Computer Science
  • Dr. Mrs. Ujwala N. DeshmukhDr. Mrs. Ujwala N.
    Deshmukh
    Associate Professor
    Co-ordinator of M.Sc. (Maths).
  • Mrs. Alka MishraMrs. Alka MishraAssociate Professor
  • Mr. Prabhat DwivediMr. Prabhat DwivediAssociate Professor
  • Mrs. Ujjwala  D. KurkuteMrs. Ujjwala D. KurkuteAssistant Professor
  • Mr. Laxman S. NaikMr. Laxman S. NaikAssistant Professor
  • Mr. Krishna MauryaMr. Krishna MauryaAsssitant Professor
  • Ms. Mignon V M BaptistaMs. Mignon V M BaptistaAssistant Professor
  • Dr. Ms. Alka KanetkarDr. Ms. Alka KanetkarHead of the Department
  • Mrs. Shilpa D. MehtaMrs. Shilpa D. MehtaAssociate Professor
    Co-ordinator of
    Dept. of Computer Science
  • Dr. Mrs. Ujwala N. DeshmukhDr. Mrs. Ujwala N.
    Deshmukh
    Associate Professor
    Co-ordinator of M.Sc. (Maths).
  • Mrs. Alka MishraMrs. Alka MishraAssociate Professor
  • Mr. Prabhat DwivediMr. Prabhat DwivediAssociate Professor
  • Mrs. Ujjwala  D. KurkuteMrs. Ujjwala D. KurkuteAssistant Professor
  • Mr. Laxman S. NaikMr. Laxman S. NaikAssistant Professor
  • Mr. Krishna MauryaMr. Krishna MauryaAsssitant Professor
  • Ms. Mignon V M BaptistaMs. Mignon V M BaptistaAssistant Professor
VIDEO LECTURE SCREENING: The Department of Mathematics, Mithibai College hosted a screening of the video series “Essence of Linear Algebra” created by Grant Sanderson. This screening specifically benefited Second Year and Third Year students with Mathematics (and/or Statistics/Physics) as their subject(s). It was held on 15th September 2017. The topics covered included Introduction to Vectors, Linear Combinations and Spans, Linear Transformations, Matrix Multiplication, 3D Transformations, Determinants, Inverses and some important Subspaces, Non-Square Matrices. Many students attended the same and also engaged in group discussions following the screening.

MITHIMATICA REPORT 2018
The Department of Mathematics organized and conducted their annual 2-day Fest “Mithimatica” on the 2nd and 3rd of February 2018. The four main events of the fest were the Seminar Competition and Quiz Competition on Day One, followed by Mathematical Games and Poster Competition on Day Two.
The Chief Guest for the inauguration ceremony was Dr. Vivek Rane, Retired Director and Head of the Department of Mathematics, Institute of Science, Mumbai. Dr. Rane gave an inspiring lecture on the History and Open Problems in his field of work, Analytic Number Theory. Principal Dr. Rajpal Shripat Hande addressed the gathering and spoke about the importance of such fests that encourage and motivate college students while pursuing their studies.
Students of 2016-17 were especially felicitated for their performance in the T.Y.B.Sc. Examinations.
The fest began with the Seminar Competition with 20 students presenting on a variety of topics and applications of Mathematics like Neural Networks, Snapchat, Mathematics in Construction, Biology and Health Science, Archeology etc. There were 34 participants for the Quiz Competition and about 200 students participated in the Games. For the Quiz and Games there were participants from all streams including self financed courses.
Not only B.Sc, but also students from B.A. and B.Com streams participated in the Poster Competition which had a total of 14 entries.
The valedictory function and prize distribution was conducted at the end of Day Two. It was attended by many students who were enthusiastic and looking forward to participating in Mithimatica and other such events in the next academic year.
  • The Department of Mathematics organized a guest lecture by Dr. Ananth Narayan Hariharan, Professor from IIT on Mathematics and its applications on the 27th of August 2017.
  • The department of Mathematics organized and conducted their annual 2-day Fest “Mithimatica” on the 6th and 7th of February 2017. The four main events of the fest were the Seminar Competition and Poster Competition on Day One followed by the Mathematical Games and Quiz Competition on Day Two.
  • The Chief Guest for the inauguration ceremony was Mrs. Veena Kamat, Head of the Department of Mathematics, NES Ratnam College. She gave a motivational Keynote address on the application of mathematics in all fields and the importance of studying of mathematics. Principal Dr. Rajpal S. Hande addressed the gathering and acknowledged the importance of fests like Mithimatica that serve to encourage and motivate students to learn and understand better the various applications of mathematics.
  • T.Y.B.Sc. students of  2015-16 were especially felicitated and presented with certificates of appreciation for their performance in the Sem VI Examinations. 
  • Students who had participated and won prizes in various inter-collegiate mathematical events were also commended and presented with certificates of appreciation. 
  • There were more than 100 participants in Mithimatica 2017, with 18 presentations during the Seminar Competition itself. Students presented on a variety of mathematical theories and applications including The Golden Ratio, Artificial Intelligence, Vedic Mathematics, mathematics used in Agriculture, Sports, Psychology and Game Theory etc. The posters were on a variety of mathematical topics. They were beautifully done and were well appreciated by the judges and visitors. The second day saw even more participants in the Games and in the Quiz competition which were enjoyed by everyone. 
  • The valedictory function and prize distribution was conducted at the end of Day Two. It was attended by many students, especially first years who were very enthusiastic and looked forward to participating in more such events in the next academic year.
Dr. Ujwala  Deshmukh
  • Dr. Ujwala  Deshmukh received trophy of First best paper “Application  of Hamiltonian Graphs”  in UGC sponsored two day conference on "Application of Statistics in commerce, Economics & social Science” on 8th and 9th January 2016. It is accepted for publication in a blind peer review International Journal.

  • Department conducts its annual program ‘Mithimatica’ from the academic year 2012 – 13 . Under this, we organize various events such as Seminar Contest, Poster Competition and Quiz Competition. The aim of this program is to spread awareness among the students about the applications of Mathematics and to large extent we have achieved this.
  • We conduct remedial lectures for Madhava Competition, a national level competition for the maths students. The aim of this, is to prepare students for various competitive exams such as entrance exams for IIT, TIFR, actuaries. This may facilitate them to appear for various government exams also such as UPSC/MPSC.

Dr. Ms. Alka Kanetkar

  • Workshop on syllabus of F.Y.B.Sc.  (Revised for CBSGS) in Mathematics B.N. Banodkar college of  Science , Thane
  • July 11, 2011 Workshop on semester based , credit and Grading system ( Sem  I and II ) 

Dr. Mrs. Ujwala N. Deshmukh

  Published research papers


1. “Geometric Mean Labeling of some cycle related Graphs” International J. of Maths. Sci & Engg. Appls. ( IJMSA), Issn 0973-9424,Vol. 11 No. II (August 2017), pp 29-38 

2. “Primeness of  Supersubdivision of some graphs” IJMC,Vol.4 (2017),151-157.

·         Participated and served as scientific committee of International Conference in Mathematics, from 22nd to 25th January 2018,University of Mumbai

  • Co-authored one text book for F.Y.B.Com, 
  • Published five research papers.
  • “Graceful and odd Graceful labelling of graphs” International Journal of Mathematics and soft computing, V0l 16, No.2 (2016), 13-19. ISSN No. 2249-3328 Impact factor 0.5714. 
  • “ Mean Cordial Labelling of some star- related graphs” International Journal of Mathematical Combinatorics,Vol 3 (2016),146-157,  ISSN No. 1937-1055 Impact  Factor  1.416. 
  • “ Cordialness of Super subdivision of graphs”  International Journal of Mathematics and soft computing, V0l 16, No.2 (2016), 43-56, ISSN No. 2249-3328.  Impact Factor 0.5714. 
  • “Mean Cordial Labelling of  Tadpole and olive tree’  Annals of Pure and Applied Mathematics, Vol II,No.2,(June2016),109-116, ISSN No. 2279-0888.  Impact factor 1.0285. 
  • "Cordial Labeling of arbitrary subdivision of Wheel, helm and close helm” Journal of Combinatorics, Information & System Sciences (JCISS),ISSN:?0250-9628 
  • Presented a paper on “Laplacian Energy of Graphs” International Conference on Discrete Maths , ADMA, June 9-11,2016,Tumkur, Karnataka. 
  • Presented a paper on “ Global Equitable Domination Graphs”, International Conference, IMSCT 2016- FIM XXV,         Jaipur, Dec 22-24,2016. 
  • Member of Review committee of “R.S.Verma” best paper award, ,International Conference, IMSCT 2016- FIM XXV,         Jaipur, Dec 22-24,2016.  
  • Invited as a speaker at an International Conference on Discrete Mathematics at Tumkur, Siddhaganga Institute of Technology. 
  • Appointed as member of RRC.
  • Appointed as referee for journal of American  Mathematical Society
  • Recognized as Ph.D. guide (Graph Theory) in Mumbai University from August 2012.
  • Appointed as a referee for Indian Journal of pure and Applied Mathematics.
  • Co-ordinator of M.Sc. Mathematics
  • Received trophy of First best paper “Application  of Hamiltonian Graphs”  in UGC sponsored two day conference on "Application of Statistics in commerce, Economics & social Science” on 8th and 9th January 2016. It is accepted for publication in a blind peer review International Journal

Mr. Prabhat Dwivedi

  • Participated in Workshop on Revised Syllabus, Paper III, Semester IV, S.Y.B.Sc. Mathematics(CBCS) organized by Jai Hind College and Board of Studies in Mathematics, University of Mumbai on 6th July 2017 
  • Teacher’s Enrichment working on Multivariable calculus and its application, organized by school of Mathematics TIFR. 
  • Short term course on skill on soft skills Development organized by UGC Academic staff college, University of Mumbai.
  • Resource person for Refresher Course UGC Academic Staff College & Department of Mathematics ICT. 

Mrs. Ujjwala D. Kurkute

  • Participated in the six day workshop on “An Introduction to Matrix Groups”, 12th -17th December 2016, organized by the University of Mumbai.
  • Organized one day event  In Memory of Bhaskaracharya  900th  Birth Anniversary  
  • Teacher’s Enrichment working on Multivariable calculus and its application, organized by school of Mathematics TIFR. 
  • Attended Seven day workshop in Mumbai University  Indian women for Mathematics .
  • Attended Two day National Seminar in Patkar College 

Mr. Laxman S. Naik

  • Participated and presented a paper titled “How much profitable is Discount?” in the Two-day National Level Symposium on “Mathematics and Women in Mathematics” on 27th-28th January 2017 , NES Ratnam College. 
  • Attended the Teacher’s Enrichment Workshop on Topology organized by TIFR, Mumbai 
  • Organized one day event  In Memory of Bhaskaracharya  900th  Birth Anniversary  
  • Refresher Course In Mathematics ICT Matunga .
  • Done Election Duty  for Parliamentary Election

Mr. Krishna Maurya

  • Organized one day event  In Memory of Bhaskaracharya  900th  Birth Anniversary  
  • Done Election Duty  for Parliamentary Election 

Ms. Mignon Baptista

  • Participated in Workshop on Revised Syllabus, Paper III, Semester IV, S.Y.B.Sc. Mathematics(CBCS) organized by Jai Hind College and Board of Studies in Mathematics, University of Mumbai on 6th July 2017.   
  • Participated in the Two-day National Level Symposium on “Mathematics and Women in Mathematics” on 27th-28th January 2017, NES Ratnam College.
  • Attended Teacher’s Enrichment Workshop on Topology organized by TIFR, Mumbai

  • Mr. Dhruva Divate (T.Y.B.Sc. Maths) was selected for and attended the Mathematical Training and Talent Search (MTTS) Programme, O-Level at IIT Guwahati from 27th May to 23rd June 2017. 
  • Mr. Dhruva Divate and Ms. Rajvi Doshi (T.Y.B.Sc. Stats) participated in the Mini Madhava Camp for High Scorers at the Madhava Mathematics Competition 2017, held at KJ Somaiya College. 
  • Mr. Dhruva Divate was part of the college team and finished fifth in the finals for the Quiz at the University of Mumbai Youth Festival. 
  • Ms. Shivani Batus (S.Y.B.Sc. Maths-Stats) presented at the Intercollegiate Seminar Competition on “Application of Mathematics in Computer Science” at Ramniranjan Jhunjhunwala College on 20th December 2017. 
  • Mr. Dhruva Divate and Ms. Rajvi Doshi participated in the Madhava Mathematics Competition held on 7th January, 2018.
  • Mr. Dhruva Divate attended the International Conference in mathematics at the University of Mumbai from 22nd to 25th January 2018.
  • Mr.Dhruva Divate (S.Y.B.Sc.) participated in mini-MTTS(Mathematical Training and Talent Search Programme ) 2016 at Ruia College. 
  • Mr.Dhruva Divate (S.Y.B.Sc.) participated in SageMath Workshop at ICT Matunga. 
  • Mr.Sneh Pandya and Mr. Dhruva Divate (S.Y.B.Sc.) participated and won in the intercollegiate Quiz completion during the Mathematics fest at Ruia College.
  • Mr.Sahil Patel (T.Y.B.Sc. Mathematics) won the Best speaker award at the Royal Institute of Technology for his presentation on “Chaos Theory.”
  • Mr.Dhruva Divate (S.Y.B.Sc.) participated in the Seminar competition, Confluence conducted by St. Xavier’s college.
  • Mr.Devesh Agarwal (T.Y.B.Sc. Statistics) and Mr. Dhruva Divate (S.Y.B.Sc.) won the 1st prize in the intercollegiate quiz competition R^3 organized by St. Xavier’s College.
  • Three students of third year Bachelor’s programme, Miss Gunjan Soni, Master Pradeep Mishra and Master Sumit Vishvakarma participated in an intercollegiate festival of K. J. Somaiya College, ‘Rasayan 2015’ and won first prize in two events namely ‘Chem – O – Hunt’ and ‘Best Out Of Waste’.
  • Mr. Anurag  Rane and Ms. Unnati Vora , F.Y.B.Sc., Math’s students won 1st prize in Mathemight. Topic: Mysterious Canter’s set.
  • Bijal Amlani a student T.Y.B.Sc. (Mathematics) secured 84.25% marks at the T.Y.B,Sc. Examination held in April 2013 . She has also been selected for integrated Ph.D. in Mathematics at ISER
  • In 2013 – 14, two of our students got selected for IIT and IISER. (Rahul Chaurasiya and Divya Waghela)
  • In 2014 – 15, Ms. Sonali got selected for IIT, Ahmedabad.
  • The first batch of T.Y.Bsc (Mathematics) passed out in 1981. Late Prof. M. L.Vaidya was the first Head of the Department.
  • Dr. Alka V. Kanetkar is the current Head of the Mathematics Department.
  • The Department consists of experienced, disciplined and knowledgeable staff members. 
  • In the Mathematics Department, teaching is done by traditional and innovative techniques in order to cope up with the changing trends in education. 
  • Mathematics Association was formed under the guidance of Dr. Alka V. Kanetkar and staff members of the Department. The association organizes various activities in mathematics for the students. Students participate actively in all the events.  
  • M.Sc. in Mathematics was started in the academic year 2012-13 to encourage the students for Higher education in Mathematics.  
  • Students from our department  have pursued studies in  higher Mathematics in India in reputed institutes like TIFR , IIT etc. as well as abroad