Gauhati University, Guwahati

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Department of Mathematics

Department of Mathematics

Department of Mathematics


Gauhati University, Guwahati-14 is one of the oldest universities of North East India. Since its establishment in the year 1948, the university has taken the responsibility of the upliftment of education in the entire NE region.

The mission of the Department of Mathematics was to develop an analytical aptitude and deep and wide knowledge in the subject and socially responsive outlook on the part of the students to ensure a high standard of education in Mathematics within state.

Professional Membership of the Faculty Members-

Faculty members are life on annual members of Indian Mathematical Society (IMS), Assam Academy of Mathematics, Gauhati University Mathematics Association and Assam Science Society. Some of the Faculty are members of ISI, Calcutta Library and ISTAM (Indian Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics)


The mission was to develop an analytical aptitude and deep and wide knowledge in the subject and socially responsive outlook on the part of the students to ensure a high standard of education in Mathematics within state. Further, the mission was to search for talent and to encourage and help the enthusiastic students to take up research work in various branches of Mathematics, Statistics and Theoretical Physics. It has also helped students of this university to take up jobs in Central Government departments like LIC, Banks, Railways etc. through competition wherever mathematical abilities are necessary.


The Gauhati University was established in the year 1948, thereby fulfilling a long cherished demand of the people of the undivided Assam and other states and union territories of the North East India. Mathematics Department was started along with a few other science department from the very inception of the university. This department imparted post-graduate courses leading to M.A. and M.Sc degrees in Mathematics and Statistics. objectives of these post graduate courses were to generate properly qualified persons to cater to the needs of the growing college and science education in this region of the country and to expose the students to the new developments of mathematical sciences so that brilliant students could undertake research work in the subject leading to Ph.D. degrees from this university or from outside.In fact, the people of Assam were so deeply desirous of establishing a university that, in order to augment the financial position of the university, a group of patriotic aid dedicated persons went around the length and breadth opfg the state to raise funds for this sacred instituion. The degree and post graduate syllabi of this department were prepared by experts from within and outside the state of Assam, to keep the standard of education at par with the leading universities of the country. Refresher and summer vacation post graduate courses were also organised from time to time to help the persons serving in colleges or schools enhanced their knowledge and qualification. Equal importance was given to teaching and research in the subjects.


The Gauhati University Act 1947 was passed by the Assam Legislative Assembly and the university came into being in 1948 after the approval of the President of India. However in the initial stage, the university classes were held in the premises of the Cotton College. The Mathematics Department also started functioning from Cotton College premises. As has been stated earlier, it was the only Department having Post Graduate courses in Mathematics comprising of Pure and Applied mathematics and Statistics.

Department of Mathematics
Gauhati University
Gopinath Bordoloi Nagar,
Guwahati- 781 014,
Assam, India.


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