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Bachelor programme in Mathematics

2 May 2018

The Department of Mathematics at IIT Bombay is launching an undergraduate programme titled 'Bachelor of Science in Mathematics' from July 2018.

Mathematics is one of the oldest fields of human inquiry and integral to our culture and heritage. Its grand questions have been motivated as much by our fascination with its inherent beauty and complexity as by the practical considerations of architecture, science and technology. In the modern world, mathematics thrives in its central role as the language of traditional science, while reaching further into the realms of engineering, finance, and social sciences.

The four-year programme aims to build a strong foundation in the initial semesters, while encouraging students to pursue more targeted interests in the second half of the programme through advanced elective courses within the Department of Mathematics. The curriculum also includes basic science courses and incorporates elective courses from the science, engineering and humanities disciplines, allowing for considerable flexibility and academic freedom.

Students are required to complete basic courses in algebra, combinatorics, calculus and analysis, differential equations and probability. More advanced courses in these subjects as well as in geometry, topology, number theory, numerical analysis, statistics and theoretical computer science will be on offer. Motivated students will benefit from the presence of active research groups in all of these areas. The Honors programme promotes deeper scholarship within Mathematics while the Minor programme enables the pursuit of interests in other Departments.

Speaking on this initiative, Prof. Neela Nataraj, Head of the Department of Mathematics in IIT Bombay said, “The programme is designed to equip its graduates with a wide range of mathematical skills and knowledge and provide exposure to science, engineering and other subjects. They will be well-placed to make significant contributions to academia, industry and other important institutions in our society.”

Course Content: http://www.math.iitb.ac.in/Academics/bs_programme.php