History of the Department
           The department was established in the year 1973 with pre-university class and became an undergraduate department in the year 1979. The Department of Mathematics believes in creating women mathematicians who have a well- rounded personality and it has sent nearly 38 batches of excelling students with many rank holders each year. Almost all of our alumnae are employed in Arts and Science Colleges, Engineering colleges, Nationalised Banks, Post Offices and schools. It has functioned marvellously under the former heads of the department Mrs. Pugal Sampson, Mrs. Muthammal Jahi, Dr.D.Wiselet, Mrs.P.Nalatha Padmini and Dr.C. Nirmala Kumari. The present head of the department is Dr. S.N. Leena Nelson. The dedicated teaching faculty Dr. Leena Nelson, Dr. Muthu Nesa Beula, Dr.T.Anitha Baby Dr. Jaslin Melbha and Dr. Vijayakumari Saradha serve with commitment.
Vision
           To achieve excellence and to stand out as a eminent centre of teaching in Mathematics by offering quality Mathematics education and to make them employable, self reliant and endowed with skills of logic and reasoning giving equal importance to human values also.
Mission
           To develop generations of efficient mathematics professionals by providing excellent foundation at graduate level acquiring deep knowledge and to serve the community with commitment.
Objectives
  1. Knowledge and understanding are fundamental to studying mathematics and from which to explore concepts and develop problem-solving skills. Through knowledge and understanding students develop mathematical reasoning to make deductions and solve problems.
  2. Students should be able to know and demonstrate understanding of the concepts from the five branches of mathematics (number, algebra, geometry and trigonometry, statistics and probability, and discrete mathematics.
  3. Students should be able to use appropriate mathematical concepts and skills to solve problems in both familiar and unfamiliar situations including those in real-life contexts.
  4. Students should be able to select and apply general rules correctly to solve problems including those in real-life contexts.
  5. Mathematics provides a powerful and universal language. Students are expected to use mathematical language appropriately when communicating mathematical ideas, reasoning and findings both orally and in writing.
  6. Students should be able to communicate mathematical ideas, reasoning and findings by the use of appropriate mathematical language (notation, symbols, terminology) in both oral and written explanations and in different forms of mathematical representation (formulae, diagrams, tables, charts, graphs and models).
  7. Students are encouraged to choose and use ICT tools as appropriate and, where available, to enhance communication of their mathematical ideas. ICT tools can include graphic display calculators, screenshots, graphing, spreadsheets, databases, and drawing and word-processing software.
  8. Students are encouraged to share their thinking with teachers and peers and to examine different problem-solving strategies. Critical reflection in mathematics helps students gain insight into their strengths and weaknesses as learners and to appreciate the value of errors as powerful motivators to enhance learning and understanding.
Highlights
  • Students are encouraged to present mathematical articles in the association meetings.
  • Recreational mathematical work is assigned to students during vacation.
  • A collection of PowerPoint presentations and some 'Mathematical Today' books and some mathematical articles are available in the department to be used during free hours. Some mathematical models made by students are preserved in the department to create awareness about models.
  • Creative Maths Album Competition, Maths Models Competitions, Maths Song Composing, Mathematical Origami Competitions are conduced regularly.
  • An Annual mathematical magazine 'Math-Chip' with articles from maths students is published each year.
  • Orientation and bridge course are conducted by the department staff for the freshers.
Programme Outcomes

PO1. Inculcate critical thinking to carry out scientific investigation objectively without being biased with preconceived notions.

PO2. Equip the student with skills to analyze problems, formulate an hypothesis, evaluate and validate results, and draw reasonable conclusions thereof.

PO3. Prepare students for pursuing research or careers in industry in mathematical sciences and allied fields.

PO4. Imbibe effective scientific and technical communication in both oral and writing.

PO5. Continue to acquire relevant knowledge and skills appropriate to professional activities and demonstrate highest standards of ethical issues in mathematical sciences.

PO6. Create awareness to become an enlightened citizen with commitment to deliver one’s responsibilities within the scope of bestowed rights and privileges.


Programme Specific Outcomes

PSO1. Understanding of the fundamental axioms in mathematics and capability of developing ideas based on them.

PSO2. Inculcate mathematical reasoning.

PSO3. Prepare and motivate students for research studies in mathematics and related fields.

PSO4. Provide knowledge of a wide range of mathematical techniques and application of mathematical methods/tools in other scientific and engineering domains.

PSO5. Provide advanced knowledge on topics in pure mathematics, empowering the students to pursue higher degrees at reputed academic institutions.

PSO6. Strong foundation on algebraic topology and representation theory which have strong links and application in theoretical physics, in particular string theory.

PSO7. Good understanding of number theory which can be used in modern online cryptographic technologies.

Faculty
Designation Photo Name & Qualification Description
Head of the Department HOD Dr. S.N. Leena Nelson
M.Sc.,M.Phil.,Ph.D.
Dr. S.N. Leena Nelson is serving in this institution since 2003. Apart from teaching, she is engaged in research activities. She has acquired her academic degrees from Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli. She got gold medal in M.Phil by Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli. She is an alumnus of this prestigious institution. She has published 8 papers in various international journals. Her area of specialization is Functional Analysis. Presently she is also working as a NSS Program Officer.
Assistant Professor Assistant Professor Dr. T. Muthu Nesa Beula
M.Sc., M.Phil., B.Ed.,Ph.D
She has joined this college in October 2004 as an Assistant Professor. She did her Research in Statistics. She has attended many national and international seminars and published four papers. She served as NSS programme officer for the past four years. She is an active member of various committees of our college.
Assistant Professor Assistant Professor Dr. T. Anitha Baby
M.Sc., M.Ed., M.Phil.,P.G.D.C.A.,Ph.D(SET in Maths).,(NET in Edn.)
She joined this college in August 2015 as an Assistant Professor. She has passed SET in Mathematics and NET in Education. She did her Research in Graph Theory. She has attended many National and International Seminars. She has published four Research Papers in International Journals. She has 6 years of experience in the field of Education.
Assistant Professor Assistant Professor Dr. M. Jaslin Melbha
M.Sc, M.Phil, B.Ed, P.G.D.C.A. (SET), Ph.D.
Dr. M. Jaslin Melbha began working at this college as an Assistant Professor since June 2005, thereby having 16 years of expertise in the field of education. In 2016, she had passed SET in Mathematics. She finished her PhD in 2019 and had participated in numerous national and international seminars. She got six research papers published in international journals. She is the coordinator of our college's student Christian movement, therefore she is involved in community building initiatives in addition to academics. She is also an active member of various college committees.
Assistant Professor Assistant Professor Dr. S. Vijayakumari Saradha
M.Sc., M.Phil.,P.G.D.C.A.(SET),Ph.D.
Dr. S. Vijayakumari Saradha joined this college in June 2005 as Assistant Professor. She has done research in Operations Research and has attended many national and international conference and presented papers.She is an active member of various committees of the college.
Awards
  1. Dr. Mathias Scholarship is awarded to the student in Mathematics major who gets the highest mark in Part III subjects in the first five semesters.
  2. S.D. Dhason Memorial Prize is awarded to the best student in I year Mathematics.
  3. P. Chellian Memorial Prize is awarded to the best student in II year Mathematics.
Departmental Activities of the academic year 2020-2021
  • Organized online “Mathgenius Quiz – 1” from 14.06.2020 to 18.06.2020. 231 participated in the quiz.
  • Organized a Webinar on “Even-even gracefulness of some families of Graphs” on 29th July 2020. Dr. Chandra Babu, Former Professor, American College, Madurai was the resource person.
  • Research centre was inaugurated by Dr. C. Kannan, Co-ordinator, Centre for Research, M.S. University, Tirunelveli on 18th September 2020.
  • The inauguration of Mathematics association was held through virtual mode on 15th October 2020. Dr. Manju Somanath, Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, National College, Trichy was the resource person.
  • Christmas day was celebrated by final year students on 9th December 2020.
  • On January 21, 2021 there was an Memorandum of Understanding between ECC Academy and Women’s Christian College, Nagercoil.
  • On 24th February 2021, there was an invited talk on “Fractal Analysis”. Dr. R. Uthayakumar, Professor, Department of Mathematics, The Gandhigram Rural Institute, Gandhigram was the resource person.
  • Digits of ‘Pi’ competition was held on 9th March 2020.
  • March 14th is celebrated as the International ‘Pi’ Day. In connection with that the Department of Mathematics celebrate the ‘Pi’ Day on 16th March 2021. Various competitions such as Quiz & Paper presentation was conducted by our students. Students actively participated in the competitions. Dr. M. Regees, Head of the Department, Department of Mathematics, Malankara Catholic College, Marigiri was the chief guest on that day.
Departmental Activities of the academic year 2016-2017

The Inauguration of the Mathematics Association was conducted on 21-09-2016. The meeting started with prayer song by Ms. T. Shaliyar Raj and group. Our head of the department Mrs. P. Nalatha Padmini welcomed the gathering. Our Principal Dr. Nirmala Manuel presided over the meeting and address the gathering. Our Chief guest Dr. P. Titus, Department of Mathematics, University college of Engineering, Nagercoil, delivered the inaugural Address. Miss M.K. Anushya, Secretary of Maths Association proposed the vote of thanks. The program was concluded with the National Anthem.

Departmental Activities of the academic year 2017-2018
  • The Maths Association meeting was inaugurated by Dr. D. Wiselet, Former Head of the Department of Mathematics, W.C.C. on 09.08.2017.
  • A special association meeting was organized by our students. Dr. R.S. Lakshmi, PSG College, Coimbatore (alumnae of Maths department) was the resource person.
  • A State Level Seminar was organized on Algebraic Graph Theory on March 20, 2018. Dr. S. Kavitha, Assistant Professor, M.S. University Extension Center was the resource person.
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Departmental Activities of the academic year 2018-2019

The Maths Association meeting was held on 26-07-2018. Our chief guest Dr. J. Sakthivel, former head of the Department of Mathematics, Vivekananda College, Agastheeswaram delivered the inaugural address.

Departmental Activities of the academic year 2019-2020
  • The inauguration of Mathematics association was held on 30th July 2019. Dr. C. Jeyasekaran, Head of the Department of Mathematics, Pioneer Kumaraswamy College, Nagercoil was the resource person.
  • Digits of Pi contest was conducted on 22.07.2019 and 25 students participated in this contest. Miss. J. Jeslin Berisha of I Maths wrote 521 digits correctly and won the first place.
  • Second year Mathematics students and 2 staff members visited the C.S.I. High School for the Deaf on 18th September 2019 and celebrated the “Joy of Giving” with them.
  • Third Year Mathematics students and three staff members went on for an educational trip to Mysore, Chikkamagluru and Coorg from 03.10.2019 to 07.10.2019.
Alumnae

The Department of Mathematics has a history of nurturing academics, research, extra-curricular activities and evolving team work. Thanks to the vibrant Global Alumnae, the association has grown leaps and bounds. It has also played a pivotal role in the growth and expansion of the Women’s Christian College Community.

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