Mumbai, June 11: When it comes to laying the foundation of a strong and progressive society driven by ideas and intellect, Mathematics leaves an everlasting impression. In Indian tradition, Mathematics is firmly etched in everyone's past with contributions like 'Decimal System' and 'Introduction of Number Zero' which has shaped the world in rich and varied ways. In fact, Mathematics is also a language of computers and a language that is better understood through computers. The fascinating legacy of Maths gives us a position of repute and makes us perfectly poised to explore the intricacies of this subject to the fullest.
With a vision to teach Mathematics in a reformed and engaging way to make it an even more potent tool in the 21st century, NMIMS School of Mathematical Sciences was set up. With the legacy of 40 years, NMIMS Deemed to be University has grown to be not only one of the top-10 B-schools in India but also emerged as a multi-disciplinary, multi-campus University at Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Indore, Shirpur, Dhule, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Chandigarh and seventeen constituent schools that include Management, Family Business, Engineering, Pharmacy, Architecture, Commerce, Economics, Law, Science, Liberal Arts, Design, Performing Arts, Mathematical Science, Agricultural Science, Hospitality Management, Branding & Advertising and Distance Learning. In addition, NMIMS has nine Centres of Excellence as well at the University with 17,000+ students and 750+ full-time faculty members.
The 3 Year B.Sc. Mathematics (Hons.) program under the School is created with a mission to create learned, versatile and confident mathematicians who can apply their invaluable learnings to solve real-life problems with ease. The School aims to take Mathematics education to a new level by helping the keen students learn and appreciate the subject in its purest form. The full-time program will focus on understanding the grammar and literature of Mathematics and help learn the tools of Pure Mathematics and Applied Mathematics.
The School makes learning Mathematics even more enjoyable by making extensive use of computers to let the students visualise its impact. This process aims to explore subtleties of equations at the core of Mathematics with the help of a variety of Mathematical tools on computers. The Dean, School of Mathematical Sciences, Dr. Mayank Vahia says, "We invite young lovers of mathematics to understand and enjoy the subject of mathematics, a subject that is both a science and an art. It is a language like many other languages but it is far more capable of expressing the complexity of the working of nature and society than any other language can do." The program encourages the use of a wide array of computational tools to explore finer aspects of Mathematics through projects which involve understanding the connection between Mathematics and our daily life.
To assist the students to understand the challenges of using Mathematics in real life, the program in its final year encourages studying a specific aspect of Mathematics, Pure or Applied. There will also be a project in the final semester wherein the favourite branch of mathematics can be studied in more detail.
Salient features of the School: Teaching methodology includes lectures, demonstrations & teacher interactions, appropriate software for demonstration of mathematical ideas, etc.
Emphasis will be on explaining the concepts and the insights Computer-centric classrooms A project in the final year inviting the student to understand how mathematics is used in any other field of the student's choice.
The passing out students can look forward to multiple opportunities in any industry or institution which uses Mathematics to solve problems in science, technology, human affairs or in Mathematics itself. Last but not the least, the NMIMS School of Mathematical Sciences takes one on a journey to reach the depths of this beautiful subject and lets one create a career driven by the power of Maths.