Holy Cross College (Autonomous) Tiruchirappalli, has been in the forefront of women's education for eight decades and more. It was started for the benefit of the young girls of Tiruchirappalli as early as 1923, when higher education for women was considered almost a transgression against the age old respected customs concerning higher education for girls. The Department started in 1957 with undergraduate course with the growth as Autonomy in 1982, Post graduate course was introduced in 1994. In 2010, the department received financial support through DST. The upgradation of the department as PG and Research status was in 2012. M. Phil regular course was started in 2016.
Uniqueness of the Department:
The Department of Mathematics is well recognized for teaching and research. It has 27 energetic and dedicated faculty members, among them 12 have completed Ph.D, 7 with SET. It produces professional mathematicians who will be able to study and solve scientific and technological issues using mathematical methods. It also helps the other major students to face the competitive examinations. It offers an exciting and unique opportunity to Ph.D students for pursuing research in the areas such as Fuzzy Set Theory, Inventory Models, Transportation Problems, Queueing Theory, Fuzzy Cognitive Map, Fixed Point Theorems, Graph Theory. It organizes international conferences linked to the areas of our research. Our graduates find good employment in the industry, public service administration and schools sector, as well as in the private sector.
Uniqueness of the Curriculum
Mathematics is an indispensable tool for much of science and engineering. It provides the basic language for understanding the world and lends precision to scientific thought. B.Sc. Mathematics course aims at providing knowledge about Calculus, Algebra and Trigonometry, Numerical Analysis, Complex Analysis, Linear Programming, etc. M.Sc. Mathematics course is an amalgamation of in-depth knowledge of Algebra, Analysis ,Topology ,Measure nnd Integration, Graph Theory ,Operation Research ,Stochastic Processing etc . It provides a foundation for pursuing research in Mathematics as well as to provide essential quantitative skills ,strong analytical skills and broad-based background in the mathematical sciences.
Department of Mathematics strives to be internationally recognized for academic excellence through the depth of its teaching and research, and to be locally relevant through its role in the development of the community it serves.
The mission of the mathematics department is to provide an environment where students can learn and become competent users of mathematics and mathematical application. Moreover, the department will contribute to the development of students as mathematical thinkers, enabling them to become life long learners, to continue to grow in their chosen professions, and to function as productive citizens.