**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 [Profile] |
UGC Emeritus Fellow | Differential Geometry of Manifolds and Theory of Relativity. | uc_de@yahoo.com 9433533873 |

**Faculty members :**

Name |
Designation |
Area of specialization |
Email |
Phone Number |

Dr. Dhananjoy Mandal[Profile] |
Associate Professor & HOD | General Topology & Fuzzy Topology | dmandal.cu @gmail.com dmpm@caluniv.ac.in |
9830147463 |

Professor Sudip Kumar Acharyya[Profile] |
Professor | Topology, Rings of Continuous Functions | sdpacharyya@ gmail.com | (033) 2654 0300 9433843908 |

Professor Manabendra Nath Mukherjee[Profile] |
Professor | Topology & Functional analysis, Fuzzy Topology, Topological algebraic Structures. | mukherjeemn@yahoo.co.in mukherjeemn@gmail. com |
(033) 2426 6879 9433278768 8017246960 |

Professor Manjusha Majumdar (Tarafdar)[Profile] |
Professor | Differential Geometry of Manifolds and Theory of Relativity. | drmanjushamajumdar@gmail.com | (033) 2359 0207 9831181988 |

Dr. Ashok Kumar Das[Profile] |
Associate Professor | Graph Theory & Combinatorics. | ashokdas.cu@gmail.com | (033) 2484 8143 9433850230 |

Dr. Sandip Jana[Profile] |
Assistant Professor | Topology, Functional Analysis. | sjpm12@yahoo.co.in | (033)25442912 |

Dr. Avishek Adhikari[Profile] |
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[Profile] |
Assistant Professor | Algebra; Semigroup Theory, Semiring Theory. | skmpm@caluniv.ac.in | 9733939184 |

Dr. Atasi Deb Ray[Profile] |
Assistant Professor | Topology & Fuzzy Topology | debrayatasi@gmail.com | 9339846166 |

Dr. Pradip Majhi[Profile] |
Assistant Professor | Differential Geometry | mpradipmajhi@gmail.com | 9804160452 |

Dr. Suparna Sen[Profile] |
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