“Mathematics takes us into the region of absolute necessity, to which not only the actual word, but every possible word must conform”, thus spoke Bertrand Russell.
The Department of Mathematics had its inception in St. Joseph’s College, Moolamattom with the appointment of Professor Joseph Thomas way back in 1982 when the College started Pre Degree First Group.
When the Government of Kerala sanctioned B. Sc. Mathematics (Model I) as an additional course in 2014, the Department of Mathematics had its ceremonious beginning. The sanctioned strength of the programme is 24. Dr Sabukkutty M G, The present Principal, joined the Department in 1996 when the BBM program was newly introduced in addition to B. Sc. Chemistry in St. Joseph’s College. After 33 years of glorious service, the first Head of the Department, Professor Joseph Thomas retired from the College in 2015.
Mathematics, conventionally regarded as a strenuous discipline, undergoes a paradigmatic change here in St. Joseph’s College. It is a means to improve the critical thinking and the problem solving skills of the students to suit the demands of the global world.
Dr. Sabukkutty M.G. was appointed as the First Vice Principal of the College in 2020.
Mr. Aneesh N, who joined the College as Assistant Professor in 2015 is the new Head of the Department as Dr. Sabukkutty M G has become the Principal of the College with effect from the new academic year of 2021. Rev. Fr. Dr. Jomon Sebastian Kottarathil CMI also joined as Assistant Professor in 2021
The Department is keen on having inclusive teacher assistance to the students even beyond the confines of the class hours. By the very effort of the eminent faculty, the preconceived notions of Mathematics refines into a delightful affair. Thus the students here are well equipped to go through the University examinations with instilled confidence
The Department ensures the upbringing of a well formed student community through the active participation in NSS, NCC, Student Initiative in Palliative Care, in addition to seminars, competitions, self-help sessions, peer teaching and collaborative training.
‘Applicable Mathematics’, the Open Course offered by the Department in the fifth semester of the programme to the students of other departments, is a conglomeration of diverse topics equipped to provide the essential basic mathematical skills. It is very much helpful in facing competitive examinations and also in the field of higher education.
‘Operations Research’, the Choice Based Core Course offered by the Department in the sixth semester is a unique problem based paper intending to provide a platform for students who wish to pursue a career in Commerce, Management or any other allied disciplines.
As extension activities of the Department, the faculty provides its expertise in Research Methodology and in availing the type setting software LaTex to the needy and deserving. The Department also arranges Orientation classes for the students of neighbouring schools.
The Department ensures the state of the art technology in facilitating effective learning environment through the use of LCD Projector, SMART Board and Video Conferencing System.