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Department of Pure Mathematics


Year of Establishment : 1912

History of the department : Since its inception in 1912, the Department of Pure Mathematics has always been a Department of appreciation by its quality of teaching and level of research.  A galaxy of Mathematicians has adorned the Department all the time; men like Prof. Young, Prof. Forsyth, Prof. Ganesh Prasad, Prof. S. D. Mukherjee, Prof. F. W. Levi and many others enhanced the prestige of the Department by their valuable teaching and research.  It is interesting to note that the first lecturer appointed by the University for teaching Mathematics was Mr. C. Little for 1907 – 1909; in fact for a long time appointments in the University was on contract basis. Next to Mr. Little was Mr. D. N. Mallick for 1908 and 1909 respectively for teaching both Mathematics and Physics; the first reader for teaching Mathematics was Mr. C. E. Cullis who was given appointment for 1909 and 1910. It is interesting again to note that the first two posts of Professors were created in 1912 – one for Mathematics and another for Indian History and Antiquities; at that time the Governor of West Bengal was Lord Hardinge who was himself a distinguished graduate of Mathematics which is why the first Professorship of Mathematics was named ‘Hardinge Professor of Higher Mathematics’; this chair was first offered, for a period of three years, to Prof. M. Frechet whose researches in the field of Pure Mathematics still astound us; unfortunately, for some unavoidable circumstances, Prof. Frechet could not join; but he was kind enough to recommend Dr. W. H. Young, Lecturer of Higher Analysis at the University of Liverpool and some times Fellow of Peter House, Cambridge for the said Professorship. Thus the first Hardinge Professor of Higher Mathematics, to be associated with the Department of Pure Mathematics was Dr. W. H. Young; the name ‘Department of Pure Mathematics’ came in 1912 and the Department was blessed with the leadership of a man like Prof. Young whose researches have enriched the field of Analysis and many of his theorems go without any name in the current books of the said subject.

The first Indian teacher of Pure Mathematics with International accolades was Prof. S. D.Mukherjee whose works in Geometry derive appreciation even now. The Department of Pure Mathematics can boast of its predecessors who have set up such a qualitative pattern that the progeny feels inspired. The Department feels pride for the Geometers, like Dr. S. D. Mukherjee, Dr. R. N. Sen, Dr. M. C. Chaki and others; Analysts, like Dr. W. H. Young, Dr. Ganesh Prasad, Dr. Haridas Bagchi, Dr. H. M. Senguta, Dr. N. C. Bose Majumdar, Dr. P. L. Ganguly and others; Algebraists like Dr. F. W. Levi, Dr. R. C. Bose, Dr. S. S. Pillai, Dr. B. C. Chatterjee, Dr. A. C. Chowdhury, Dr. S. P. Bandyopadhyay and other luminaries in the field of other branches of Mathematics as well.

Along with the vigorous activity in research, the Department does also excel in teaching for almost a century; the Department can live up to the expectations of serious students all the time and in all the days to come.

Emeritus professors and adjunct professors :

Name Designation Area of specialization Contact number
Professor Uday Chand De
UGC Emeritus Fellow Differential Geometry of Manifolds and Theory of Relativity. uc_de@yahoo.com


Faculty members :

Name Designation Area of specialization Email Phone Number
Dr. Dhananjoy Mandal
Associate Professor & HOD General Topology & Fuzzy Topology dmandal.cu @gmail.com
Professor Sudip Kumar Acharyya
Professor Topology, Rings of Continuous Functions sdpacharyya@ gmail.com (033) 2654 0300
Professor Manabendra Nath Mukherjee
Professor Topology & Functional analysis, Fuzzy Topology, Topological algebraic Structures. mukherjeemn@yahoo.co.in
mukherjeemn@gmail. com
(033) 2426 6879
Professor Manjusha Majumdar (Tarafdar)
Professor Differential Geometry of Manifolds and Theory of Relativity. drmanjushamajumdar@gmail.com (033) 2359 0207
Dr. Ashok Kumar Das
Associate Professor Graph Theory & Combinatorics. ashokdas.cu@gmail.com (033) 2484 8143
Dr. Sandip Jana
Assistant Professor Topology, Functional Analysis. sjpm12@yahoo.co.in
Dr. Avishek Adhikari
Assistant Professor Algebra, Algebraic Graph Theory, Cryptography, DNA-Cryptography, Combinatorial Design http://www.imbic. org/ avishek.html avishek.adh@gmail.com (033) 2359 8617
Dr. Sunil Kumar Maity
Assistant Professor Algebra; Semigroup Theory, Semiring Theory. skmpm@caluniv.ac.in 9733939184
Dr. Atasi Deb Ray
Assistant Professor Topology & Fuzzy Topology debrayatasi@gmail.com 9339846166
Dr. Pradip Majhi
Assistant Professor Differential Geometry mpradipmajhi@gmail.com 9804160452
Dr. Suparna Sen
Assistant Professor Harmonic Analysis sspm@caluniv.ac.in 9007389561


Programme Level of study Eligibility Intake capacity
M.Sc. P.G B.Sc.(Hons.) in Mathematics 70
M.Phil. P.G. M.Sc. about 6
Ph.D.(Sc) Research


Research scholars :

Name Research topic Name of the supervisor Date of registration
Dipankar Dey Set Topology Dr. D.Mandal yet to be done Joined: 01.10.15
Gopal Ghosh Differential Geometry Prof. U.C.De yet to be done Joined: 01.10.15
Goutam Bhunia Pointfree Topology Prof. S.K.Acharyya Post Doc. Fellow
Joined: 02.05.16
Jyotirmoy Pramanik Lattice and Code Based Cryptography using Mathematical Tools Dr. A.Adhikari yet to be done Joined: 04.01.16
Krishanu Mandal Differential Geometry Prof. U.C.De 14.05.2015
Manik Das General Topology Dr. D.Mandal 21.01.2016
Prakash Mukherjee Topology Prof. M.N.Mukherjee yet to be done Joined: 01.10.16
Prakash Dey Algebraic aspects of secret key cryptosystems and their crypto-analysis Dr. A.Adhikari 22.09.2015
Pritam Rooj Rings of Continuous Functions Prof. S.K.Acharyya 02.05.2011
Prithwiraj Halder      
Priti Sharma Functional Analysis Dr. S.Jana 03.11.2014
Rajkamal Sahu Characterization of Interval Digraph Dr. A.Das yet to be done Joined: 01.09.15
Sagarmoy Bag Rings of Continuous Functions Prof. S.K.Acharyya yet to be done Joined: 01.10.15
Sanjay Roy Soft Set Theory Dr. D.Mandal 02.03.2016
Sourav Tarafder Mathematical Logic Prof. M.K.Chakraborty 09.02.2011
Sunanda Sinha Investigations of Certain Problems of Topology and their ramifications Prof. M.N.Mukherjee 11.06.2014
Ushnish Sarkar Radis K-sharing Dr. A.Adhikari 23.12.2011

Projects :

Project title Funding agency Principal investigator Duration Budget
E-Pathsala/E-content at PG Level in MATHEMATICS UGC, Ministry of Human Resources, Govt. of India Prof. M.Majumdar 2014 – July, 2016 (Tentative) Rs. 1 Crore 12 Lakhs
Constructions and Analysis of Some Secret Sharing Schemes and Their Applications Using Mathematical and Statistical Tools National Board of Higher Mathematics (NBHM), Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India Dr. A.Adhikari 3 years from January, 2014 Rs. 11,51,500/-
Computational Aspects of Mathematical Design and Analysis of Secure Communication Systems Based on Cryptographic Primitives India-Japan Science Council supported by DST-JSPS Science and Technology Program in collaboration with Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata and Kyushu University, Japan.  Dr. Adhikari (Co-investigator of the Joint Research Project) 2014-2016 Rs. 6.16 lakhs
Investigation of some problems of set-topology in wider settings     UGC sponsored Research Project   Dr. D.Mandal   2012-2014 Rs. 1.7 Lakh

Thrust areas in teaching and research of the academic department :

  • General Topology & Fuzzy Topology.
  • Rings of Continuous Functions.
  • Functional Analysis.
  • Topological algebraic Structures.
  • Differential Geometry of Manifolds and Theory of Relativity.
  • Graph Theory & Combinatorics.
  • Algebraic Graph Theory.
  • Cryptography, DNA-Cryptography, Combinatorial Design.

 Teaching support : Well equipped Seminar Room & E-Class Room with Digital Interactive Smart Board, audio-visual aid and computers.


Campus : Tarak Nath Palit Shiskha Prangan (Ballygunge Science College)

Address for communication :
Department of Pure Mathematics
University of Calcutta, (7th Floor)
35, Ballygunge Circular Road
Kolkata – 700019
e-mail : hodpure.math@gmail.com