Department of Mathematics

Mathematics is the most beautiful and most powerful creation of the human spirit
---Stefan Banach

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Courses
Undergraduate

B.Sc. Honours Course (under C.B.C.S, University of Calcutta) - View Syllabus

Intake Capacity : 36


Postgraduate

M.Sc. in PURE MATHEMATICS (under C.B.C.S, University of Calcutta) - View Syllabus

Special papers offered to PG Students in pure mathematics

  1. Rings and Modules

  2. Advanced Complex Analysis.

Intake Capacity : 15

About the Department

The origin of the Under Graduate department can be traced back to 1894. Many eminent mathematicians like Professor KaliprasannaDasgupta, Professor Shyamadas Mukherjee and Professor Prabodh Chandra Gupta have served the department.The college was affiliated to the Intermediate Arts course in mathematics in 1915-1916 and for B.A. general course in 1921-1922. In 1923 the college became affiliated to the intermediate science course as well. The department received the affiliation in Honours course in 1923-24.

The Post Graduate Department of Mathematics at Bethune College, Kolkata started in 2007. Eminent scholars like Professor M. K. Sen, Professor ShobhakarGanguly, Late Professor Jyoti Das and Late Professor SomeshBagchi extended their hands of cooperation to the PG Department in its formative stage. Presently 12 teachers are engaged in the Department in different capacities, including full-time teachers and distinguished retired professors from Calcutta University, Jadavpur University, Burdwan University, North Bengal University and Indian Statistical Institute.

The Department offers a two-year four-semester MSc, degree (CBCS) course affiliated to the Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Calcutta. The Department admits 16 students through the centralized admission process of the University. The Department is well-equipped with mathematical-computational laboratories and modern tools including smart classroom-cum-gallery for organizing seminars and interactive sessions.


Faculty

Pratap Chandra Ray
Dr. Pratap Chandra Ray

Professor and HOD
M.Sc.,Ph.D.
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Sanjib Basu
Dr. Sanjib Basu

Associate Professor
M.Sc.,M.Phil.,Ph.D.
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Rupa Pal
Dr. Rupa Pal

Assistant Professor
M.Sc.,Ph.D.
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Prasenjit Singha
Sri Prasenjit Singha

Assistant Professor
M.Sc.,Ph.D.
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Debprasad Pal
Dr. Debprasad Pal

Assistant Professor
M.Sc.,Ph.D.
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Soumen Samanta
Dr. Soumen Samanta

Tarak Sudha Fellow
M.Sc.,M.Phil.,Ph.D.,
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Bithi Chattaraj
Dr. Bithi Chattaraj

State-Aided College Teacher Category-I
M.Sc.,Ph.D.
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Barnali Mondal
Smt. Barnali Mondal

State-Aided College Teacher Category-II
M.Sc.
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Infrastructure

  • The Department is well-equipped with mathematical-computational laboratories (one funded by DST-FIST) and modern tools. (Two well-equipped Computer Laboratories with 32 computers with Scanners and Printers).
  • Software's: , MATLAB, LATEX, LINUX, C, C++
  • Laptop, Plasma TV and LCD projector.
  • One virtual Class Room with Smart Board
  • Departmental Library has 203 books


 

Research Activities

Senior Faculty are engaged in research work as Supervisor for their Ph D scholars in the field of Real Analysis, Complex Analysis, Operation Research and Optimization problems, computational fluid dynamics. Other departmental teachers are involved in PhD in various universities. The students are guided for their final dissertations in various upcoming and application-based topics from Pure and Applied Mathematics. The students visit state and national level institutes and libraries in and around Kolkata for their work. The main aim of the dissertation projects remains motivation of students towards independent research.


Departmental Prizes/Scholarships

  • Abha Bose, Minati Naskar & Santilata Basu Ray Memorial Prize : Awarded for highest proficiency in Mathematics Honours in B.Sc. Exam from Bethune College

  • Bina Sen Memorial Prize: (Initiated in 1997) Awarded for highest proficiency in Mathematics Honours in B.Sc. Exam from Bethune College

  • Kusumkumari Sengupta Memorial Prize (certificate) : (Initiated in 1971) Awarded for highest proficiency in Mathematics Honours in B.Sc. Part II Exam from Bethune College

  • Netaji Prize (Certificate): Four Prizes Awarded for highest proficiency in Sanskrit, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics Honours in B.A./B.Sc. Exams in Bethune College

  • Sushil Kumar Banerjee Memorial Prize : (Initiated in 1997) Awarded for highest proficiency in Mathematics Honours in B.Sc. Exam from Bethune College

  • Radharani Dutta Memorial Silver Medal: (initiated in 2010) Awarded to the student securing First class second position in Mathematics in M.Sc. Exam from Bethune College

  • Santosh Kumar Dutta Memorial Gold Medal: (initiated in 2010) Awarded to the student securing First class first position in Mathematics in M.Sc. Exam from Bethune College

  • Binapani and BimanbehariChaudhuri memorial Scholarships on merit cum need basis for 1 second year and 1 third year student in Mathematics


Extension Activities

Seminars/Conferences/Lecture organized by the department

Funding Agency

Seminar/ Conferences/
Workshops with Date

Speakers
The Government of West Bengal and
 'Indian Women in Mathematics'
One-Day National Seminar entitled
'Mathematics and applications' on
 21st January, 2019
Dr. Aditi Sen De , S S Bhatnagar awardee and
Dr. Rukmini De, ICTS, Bangalore
 
Bethune College Recent trendsin Mathematics on 13th February, 2017 Prof. M. N. Mukherjee, Professor of Pure Mathematics Department, Calcutta University

Prof. S. M. Srivastava, Indian Statistical Institute (Math & Stat)
 
Bethune College Seminar on History of Integration on 9th January, 2014 Prof. D. K. Ganguly, Retired Professor of Pure Mathematics Department, Calcutta University
Bethune College Seminar on Graph Theory on 9th January, 2014 Dr.Shamik Basu, Associate Professor, Vivekananda University
Bethune College Seminar on History of Mathematics on 18th September, 2013 Dr. P. K. Majumdar, Professor of Rabindra Bharati University.
Bethune College Seminar on Ramanujan on 22nd January, 2013 Dr. M. K. Sen, Retired Professor of Pure Mathematics Department, C.U.


Results

U.G.

Year Candidates appeared First Class Rank
2020 37 36 --
2019 29 7 --
2018 24 10 --
2017 25 17 3rd
2016 21 12 --
2015 25 18 --
Mathematics UG Result

P.G.

Year Candidates appeared First Class
2020 9 4
2019 15 15
2018 15 15
2017 15 14
2016 15 13
2015 15 14
Mathematics PG Result

Students' Section

Achievements of Ex-Students

Seven UG students got first class out of 29 students and one of them is rank holder in Calcutta University in year2019
15 students out of 15 in the PG department of Mathematics got first class in the year 2019

Student progression

Name of Student Achievements 
Dr. Aditi Sen De(1995)

Received the prestigious Shantiswarup Bhatnagar Award
and is the first woman physicist to receive the award in Indian history.

Dr. Neena Gupta (2006)

Received Birla Science Prize in Mathematics, the INSA Young Scientist
Award,
Ramanujan Prize from the University of Madras.

Students qualifying in State/National/level examinations during the year (e.g. NET/SET/GATE):

SL. NO. NAME UG/PG with Year Academic Achievement Present Position
1

BARNALI MONDAL

UG 2007 & PG 2009   JOINED STATE AIDED GOVT TEACHER IN BETHUNE COLLEGE IN 2020
2

ANWESHA SENGUPTA

PG-2017 SET, 2019 Asst Prof in Contractual in WBUT
3 TRIPTI BASURI UG 2015 SET 2019 PHD PURSUING
4 SELINA HOSSAIN UG 2015 NET 2019 PHD PURSUING
5 SWASTIKA SAHA MONDAL UG 2016 GATE 2019 PHD PURSUING NEST
6 BRATATI MONDAL UG 2015 NET 2019, JUNE RANK 124 PHD PURSUING
7 SANCHARY GANGULY UG ,2016 NET,2018 Phdat IISC ,Shibpur
8 ANANYA PAL UG ,2016 NET ,JUNE 2018 RANK 56 PHD PURSUING AT TIFR ,MUMBAI
9 RITUPARNA CHATTERJEE UG ,2016 GATE 2018 JOINED AS ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER ,MUMBAY
10 CHITRITA DASGUPTA UG 2015 NET 2018 JUNE RANK 46 PHD PURSUING
11 SUPARNA KUNDU UG 2016 GATE 2018 MTECH IN ISI CAL
12 AUDRIJA CHOWDHURY UG2015
& PG2017
NET, 2017
RANK37
Phdat CU pursuing Asst Prof in Contractual in Kalyani University
13 SUPARNA SAU UG 2015 NET 2017
RANK 189
PHD PURSUING
14 DEBJANI MONDAL UG 2000 NET 2005 ASST PROF IN GIRIS GHOSH COLLEGE


Co-curricular and Extracurricular Activities

  • Student participation in Seminars and exhibitions outside College

  • Students participated in Jagadish Chandra Bose National scholarship programme in Cultivation of Science