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Department of Mathematics

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About us

Mathematics department offers various Mathematics courses to all the engineering and science streams. Our objective is to make our students more competent, motivated engineers and scientists with a strong mathematical background. The Department of Mathematics has 28 well experienced faculty members: 2 Professor, 6 Associate Professors, and 20 Assistant Professors. All faculty members are doctorates from IITs and reputed Universities of India and have a track record of good research. Some faculty members have sponsored research projects funded by various government agencies. Our strength is their skills, innovation and drive. For individual faculty pages Click here.
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Programmes Offered

Department offers M.Sc (Mathematics), dual degree in M.Sc Mathematics with Engineering,  both part-time and full-time Ph.D programs. Currently, the department has fifteen research scholars and two project fellows working in various research areas. The department also offers several research problems to the undergraduate students in the form of SOP, DOP and thesis which can be completed in a semester. The department also contributes substantially towards the Work Integrated Learning Programs (WILP) of the Institute, specifically designed for the professionals working in various industries.
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(Conferences/Workshops/Training Programs etc.) 
Our faculty members participate in several academic and non-academic activities. They deliver invited lectures, presents research papers at various conferences of national/international repute. Faculty members are also engaged in providing training to other institutes. Every year number of events and programs are being organized by the Mathematics association AXIOM such as Guest lectures, paper presentations along with the various competitions like solving Mathematical puzzles, writing programs and codes etc. during inter-intra institutional technical events in the campus. To update the knowledge in respective area of research, the department has been organizing various national/international workshops and conferences. The following academic activities have been organized by the department:
  • One-week Teacher's Enrichment Workshop on the topic 'Linear Algebra, Differential Equations, and Applications' have been conducted during Jan 9-14, 2023. This is sponsored by the National Centre for Mathematics (A Joint Venture of TIFR and IIT, Bombay).
  • International Conference on Computational Methods in Sciences and Engineering (CMSE-2022) April 22-24, 2022.https://universe.bits-pilani.ac.in/hyderabad/csme2022/home
  • 27th International Conference of International Academy of Physical Sciences on Advances in Relativity and Cosmology (PARC-2021), October 26-28, 2021 (https://www.bits-pilani.ac.in/hyderabad/parc/home)
  • International Webinar on Contemporary Problems on Mechanics and Vibrations (CPMV-2021), May 20-22, 2021 (https://universe.bits-pilani.ac.in/hyderabad/CPMV2021/home)
  • International Webinar on Recent Developments in Cosmology and Modified Gravity (RDCM-2021), March 9-11, 2021 (https://bphc-rdcm.weebly.com/).
  • Workshop on Structure Formation in Standard Cosmology, organised in association with IUCAA, December 19-23, 2016 (http://sites.bits-hyderabad.ac.in/sfsc/index.php).  
  • Advanced Level Training Programme on Differential Equations (NPDE-TCA), organised in association with IIT, Bombay during May 25- June 14, 2016. 
  • Workshop on Numerical Linear Algebra and its Applications, January 30-February 1, 2015.
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Our faculty members are not only excellent in teaching but also active in research. They have produced more than 100 research publications in national, international peer-reviewed journals and conferences. We are also offering some research oriented projects to our students in the form of SOP, DOP, and Thesis. The faculty research areas include:
  • Aerodynamic Optimization and High Performance Computing
  • Algebraic Number Theory
  • Cosmology and Relativity
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Classical Algebraic K-Theory and Commutative Algebra
  • Fluid Dynamics
  • Fractional Differential Equations
  • Functional Analysis
  • Graph theory
  • Integral Equations
  • Mathematical Modelling
  • Multivariate Data Analysis
  • Numerical Solutions to PDEs and Numerical Linear Algebra
  • Partial Differential Equations
  • Quantum Information Theory
  • Symmetric Key Cryptography
  • Theoretical Seismology
  • Topological Dynamics
  • Wavelet Analysis and Its Applications
  • Geometric Analysis
  • Finite Fields and Their Applications 
Click here to find the list of Ongoing and Completed sponsored projects.
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Our faculty have extensive experience in industry, research as well as teaching. Our strength is a reflection of their skills, innovation and drive. Click here for faculty profiles.

Upcoming Events

89th Annual Conference of The Indian Mathematical Society (IMS-2023) will be organized during 22-25 December 2023 at BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus.


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Vacancy for JRF 


"The Department awarded FIST support of Rs. 45 lakhs by DST, Govt of India, for a period of 5 years". 


* Prof. Manish Kumar and Prof. Santanu Koley has received International Travel Support Grant from NBHM and CSIR, Govt. of India, respectively, for attending the conference ICIAM 2023, in Tokyo, Japan. Further, they have also received a waiver of JPY 50,000 towards the registration fee.
* Prof. Santanu Koley received the Registration waiver of JPY 50,000 under ICIAM 2023 FS1 Financial Support Program for Registration Fee.
* Prof. P. K. Sahoo has received the Transilvania Fellowship for Visiting Professor.
* Dr. Sanjay Mandal has been awarded Transilvania Fellowship for Post-Doctoral research.
* Dr. Santanu Koley received a Joint project with RMIT University (Ph.D. Program), Australia.
* The Department of Mathematics, BITS-Pilani has been placed in 451-500 rank worldwide, top 115 in Asia and top 11 in India in the QS rankings, 2022.
* Prof. P. K. Sahoo has been included in the World's Top 2% Scientists, 2022 for a single year category Table_1_Authors_singleyr_2021_pubs_since_1788_wopp_extracted_202209.xlsx). This is his third year in a row. Please check the details as follows: DOI:10.17632/btchxktzyw.4: Version 4, Published: 10 Oct. 2022
* Prof. P. K. Sahoo delivered an online-invited talk on “Power-law cosmology in Weyl-type f(Q,T) gravity” at the 11th Australasian Conference on General Relativity and Gravitation (ACGRG), Feb. 02-04, 2022, held at University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia. Click here for details.
* Prof. Sumit Kumar Vishwakarma has been elected as Editorial board member of Annals of Applied Sciences, an international open-access peer-reviewed journal.
* Prof. Manish Kumar, an Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics, has been elected as a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics & its Applications, London (UK), with effect from October 15, 2021.
* Prof. P. K. Sahoo has been featured among World Top 2% Scientists, published by Elsevier published in Oct 19, 2021. The details can be found at https://elsevier.digitalcommonsdata.com/datasets/btchxktzyw/3?fbclid=IwAR13-R7q1vDc29fo2TrTSJdhIJm51rj83iu1JxjDoQG_gEzRsnrv-dn6FEw.
* Prof. B. Mishra has delivered an online talk on "Late time cosmic acceleration in f(Q,T) gravity" in The Modern Physics of Compact Stars and Relativistic Gravity-2021, held at Yerevan State University, Armenia during September 27-30, 2021.
* Prof. B. Mishra has delivered an online talk on "Matter bounce scenario in f(Q,T) gravity", 21st Alternative Gravities and Fundamental Cosmology (ALTECOSMOFUN-21), held at University of Szczecin, Poland during September 6-10, 2021.
* Prof. B. Mishra presented his research result entitled "Stability Analysis of two fluid dark energy models" at International Conference on Gravitation: Theory and Experiment (GRAVITEX-2021), organised by University of Kwazulu-Natal, Durban during 9-12 August, 2021.https://astro.ukzn.ac.za/~gravitex2021/
* Prof. B. Mishra has delivered an invited talk entitled "Little rip cosmology in extended gravity" at 21st International Conference on Physical Interpretation of Relativity Theory, organised by Bauman Moscow State Technical University, Moscow during 5th-9th July, 2021.http://www.pirt.info/?lang=eng#speakers
* Department of Mathematics, BITS-Pilani has been ranked within the top 451-500 QS 2021 world university ranking (subject wise) Click here for details.
* Welcome to Prof. P. K. Sahoo as the new head of the department. The services rendered by the outgoing HoD Prof. D. K. Satpathi are highly appreciated.
* Prof. P. K. Sahoo has been elected as 'Topic Editor' of the journal 'Universe', a Q2 journal with Impact factor: 2.278.
* Prof. P. K. Sahoo delivered a talk on “Traversable wormhole geometries in symmetric teleparallel gravity” at Sixteenth Marcel Grossmann Meeting - MG16, Virtual meeting during July 05-10, 2021 (http://www.icra.it/mg/mg16/)
* Prof. P. K. Sahoo delivered a talk on “Wormhole geometry in a modified symmetric teleparallel gravity” at XXII International meeting Physical Interpretations of Relativity Theory (PIRT-2021) at Bauman Moscow State Technical University, Moscow, Russia during 05-09 July 2021 (http://www.pirt.info/?lang=eng)
* Prof. P. K. Sahoo, Department of Mathematics, BITS Pilani, Hyderabad has been Featured Among World Top 2% Scientists. Click here for more information.
* An international Webinar on Contemporary Problems on Mechanics and Vibrations has been successfully conducted under the convenership of Dr. Sumit Vishwakarma, Dr. Santanu Koley and Dr. TSL Radhika.
* Prof. P. K. Sahoo has delivered a talk on “Traversable wormhole geometries in f(Q) gravity” at 1st International Meeting of Theoretical and Applied Physics – IMTAP at Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, National University of Callao, Callao – Peru during May 3-6, 2021.

Recent Research Grants

Prof. P. K. Sahoo has received a project from NBHM entitled “ Astrophysical objects in modified theories of gravity: theoretical predictions and observational perspective”, Grant amount Rs. 16.81 lakhs, Duration: 2022-2025. 
Dr. Nijjwal Karak has received a project from SERB-DST entitled “ Embeddings and extensions of Sobolev-type spaces”, Grant amount Rs. 15.10 lakhs, Duration: 2021-2023.  
Dr. Jhuma Sengupta has received a project from SERB-DST entitled "Weak Galerkin method for parabolic problems", Grant amount Rs. 22.04 lakhs, Duration 2020-2023. 
Dr. Sabyasachi Dey has received a project from SERB-DST entitled " Security Analysis of stream cipher Salsa, ChaCha and some lightweight ciphers", Grant amount Rs. 12.46 lakhs, Duration 2020-2022. 
Dr. Anil Nemili has received a project from ARDB entitled "Development and application of a mesh free adjoint approach for aerodynamics shape optimization", Grant amount Rs. 17.82 Lakhs, Duration 2020-2022 
Dr. Debopam chakraborty has received a project from SERB-DST entitled " Fine selmer groups and class number divisibility of ideal class groups: A look into rank-computation of elliptic curves", Grant amount Rs. 14.22 lakhs, Duration 2020-2022. 
Dr. Pratyusha Chattopadhyay has received a project from SERB-DST entitled “True Relative of Suslin's normality theorem for elementary groups and transvection groups”, Grant amount Rs. 6 lakhs, Duration: 2020-2023.  
Dr. Shantanu Koley has received a project from SERB-DST entitled “Mathematical Modeling of Wave Energy Converter Devices in Real Sea Conditions”, Grant amount Rs. 35 Lakhs, Duration: 2019-2024.  
Prof. P. K. Sahoo has received a project from CSIR entitled “Cosmic acceleration with observational constraints of the universe in modified gravity”, Grant amount Rs. 20.41 Lakhs, Duration: 2019-2022.  


Student's Achievements

* Kshma Trivedi, Vipin V, Santanu Kumar Dash, Kailash Chand Swami, and Amya Ranjan Ray (PhD Student) received the Registration waiver of JPY 20,000 under ICIAM 2023 FS1 Financial Support Program for Registration Fee.
* Ms. Sunita Kumawat, Ph.D. student has received DST International Travel Award to attend the conference SIAM CSE-2023 during Feb 26-March 3, 2023 at Amsterdam, Netherlands. She has also won an award of $250 for getting selected at the final round of HACKATHON, a coding competition held two days before the SIAM CSE-2023.
* Ms. Sunita Kumawat received the SIAM-Student Travel award of $950 to attend the Conference SIAM CSE-2023 in Amsterdam.
* Dhruv Saxena (FD Student) has been awarded MITACS Globalink Research Internship, 2023.
* Arabelly Abhinav (FD Student) has been awarded with NTU India Connect Research Internship Program, Aug-Dec, 2022.
* Arjun Reddy Chinepalli (FD Student) qualified for International youth Math Challenge, 2022.
* Kadam Siddheshwar Atmaram received SERB-DST International Travel Award to attend workshop 'Tensions in Cosmology' at Corfu Greece-2022.
* Kadam Siddheshwar Atmaram (PhD Student) gave an online presentation on "Teleparallel scalar-tensor gravity through cosmological dynamical systems" in the workshop on "Tensions in Cosmology" at Corfu Greece from 7 -12 September 2022.
* Agrawal AS (PhD Student) received SERB-DST International Travel Award to attend DSU-2022 at Sydney, Australia.
* Agrawal AS (PhD Student) delivered a talk on “Matter Bounce Scenario in Extended Symmetric Teleparallel Gravity” in the 16th workshop on the Dark Side of the Universe (DSU-2022), and at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.
* Simran Arora (PhD Student) received SERB-DST International Travel Award to attend the workshop Challenges to ΛCDM-2022 at Greece.
* Vipin V (PhD Student) has been awarded with Best oral/poster presentation award (Remotely) at 7th International Conference on Advances on Clean Energy Research (ICACER 2022), Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, BarcelonaTech (UPC), Spain, April 20-22, 2022.
* Ms. Laxmipriya Pati (PhD Student) has been awarded the Dora Plus Scholarship to carry out her research work at University of Tartu.
* Faiz Imam presented a contributed talk (In-Person) on “Periodicity of solenoidal automorphisms", (joint work with Dr. Sharan Gopal) on July 29, 2022 , at the Symposia on General Topology and its Relations to Modern Analysis and Algebra held at Institute of Mathematics of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic.
* Faiz Imam presented an online expository talk on “Solenoidal automorphisms & their periodic properties, (joint work with Dr. Sharan Gopal) on April 5, 2022 , at the Graduate Talks in Geometry and Topology, Australia : (GT)² (supported by MATRIX and Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute).
* Faiz Imam presented a Paper (Remotely) on “Periodicity of automorphisms on one dimensional solenoids”, (joint work with Dr. Sharan Gopal) on March 10, 2022 , in the Special session on Dynamical Systems at the 55th Spring Topology and Dynamics Conference, Baylor University, Waco, Texas, USA.
* Ms Simran Arora, Research Scholar has received "Young Relativist" award by Tensor Society of India in the International Conference on Differential Geometry & its Applications held at Kuvempu University, Karnataka during March 04-05, 2022.
* Mr. Sanjay Mandal, Research Scholar has received the "Best Paper" award in the "International Conference on Differential Geometry and its Applications" organized jointly by the Kuvempu University, Shivamogga, Karnataka, and The Tensor Society, India during March 04-05, 2022.
* Ms. Laxmipriya Pati, Research Scholar has received the Dora Plus Scholarship to visit the University of Tartu.
* Tapas Ranjan Panigrahi, Research Scholar has received the 'BEST PAPER PRESENTATION' award in ICRAGEE-2021, an International Conference organized by IISc Bangalore and IIT Roorkee during July 12-15, 2021.
* Kottala Panduranga, Research Scholar, received the best poster presentation award from NCASM-2020, a conference organized by Chitkara University, Punjab during September 24-25, 2020.

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