About the Department

St. Albert’s College was established  in 1946. The very next year, in 1947 B.A. Degree course in Mathematics started. By 1964 M.A. Post graduate degree course started . Later on these courses were renamed as B.Sc. Mathematics and M.Sc. Mathematics respectively.  Many eminent professors worked in the department. Chev. P T Thomas, Rev. Dr. Augustine Konnully, Prof. A J Peter, Rev. Fr. Raphael Ollattupuram are a few to mention. At present, the department is known as the Rev.Dr. A.O. Konnully Memorial Research Centre and P G Department of Mathematics.

Rev. Dr. Augustine O Konnully was a world-renowned mathematician and philosopher. He published his research papers in international journals like American Mathematical Society, Journal of London Mathematical Society, Academia Nazionie Dei Lincei(Italy), Beitra Zur Algebra and Geometrie(Germany), The Journal of the Ausstralian Mathematical Society etc. His works include “Perspective Simplexes and Tucker Quadrics”, Isogonal Conjugates in En”, “Pivot Theorems in n-space”, “An incidence relationship of Hypersphere in En” and so on. He introduced a new concept in mathematics which holds the name “Vector multipliers”. The rarest while University of Kerala honored him by awarding Ph.D. degree. The University also conferred him with Professor Emirates.

The department of Mathematics was elevated to a research centre in 1998 under the leadership of Dr. Souriar Sebastian. At present the department has 5 research guides and 9 research scholars working under them. Also the department have its credit of 55 research papers published in various national and international journals.

Programmes offered by the Department (Degree, PG, Research programmes):

 

Sl.No. Courses Started Year
1 B.Sc  Mathematics 1947
2 M.Sc Mathematics 1964
3 Research Leading to Ph D 1998
4 Ph D Course Work 2012
5 Certificate Course on Numerical Ability 2018
6 Certificate Course on Python, R 2020