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Department of Applied Mathematics


Department of Applied Mathematics

The Department of Applied Mathematics, formally called Mathematical Physics, was the first in South India to start teaching and research Programmes in Applied Mathematics. Since its inception in 1942, this department has been serving with distinction the needs of training young students for undertaking advanced teaching in Institutes of Technology and research in organizations involved in scientific work at National and International levels. Prof.S.Bhagavantham, a renowned physicist was in charge of the Department in the beginning. He later became the scientific advisor in the Ministry of Defence. Prof. A.Narsinga Rao took over as Head of the Department in 1946. In 1966, the Department of Mathematical Physics was renamed as the Department of Applied Mathematics during the headship of Prof.T.Venkata Rayudu keeping in view the importance of Mathematical applications in various branches of Physics, Engineering, Biological and Social Sciences.

Eminent Mathematicians like Dr.N.Nagebdranath, Prof.S.Meenakshi Sundaram, Prof. T .S.G. Krishna Murthy, Prof. D.R.K. Sangameswara Rao, Prof.L.S.R.K. Prasad, Prof.V.A.Nara Simham, Prof.I.H.Nagaraja Rao, Prof.V.V.Ramana Rao, Prof.A.Sihapathi, Prof.Y.Vasudeva Rao, Prof.K.Narsimha Murthy, Prof.D.R.K.Reddy, Prof.K. Bhaskara Rao, Prof.Ch. Suryanarayana and Prof.K.Rama Mohana Rao headed this department. Presently this Department is headed by Prof.V.Uma Maheswara Rao.

It is well known that the book “Theory of Groups & Applications to Physical Problems” jointly authored by Bhagavatham and Venkatarayudu, and the book “Typical Means” written by S.Meenakshi Sundaram and K.Chandrasekharan acquired international recognition.

The alumni of this department occupied high positions in teaching and research spread over India and abroad. At present the department has the faculty consisting of Five Professors. The department has active links with reputed national level institutes like VSSRC, ISRO, NIO, IIIT, IIT’s and NSTL, in providing personnel for teaching and research programmes. With globalization, this department is aware of its responsibilities in developing in many emerging areas of Applied Mathematics such as non-destructive testing, computing and mathematical modeling. This department has built up a strong research base with advanced level Treatises authored by its faculty and published by reputed houses like the Academic press and the Oxford University Press. The expertise of the faculty of this department is recognized by the Government of Andhra Pradesh and the faculty has been involved in writing and editing Text books in Mathematics at Secondary School, Intermediate, U.G. and P.G.. levels since 1970.

Department of Applied Mathematics
Andhra University, Visakhapatnam
Andhra Pradesh


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