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Mathematics is the ‘Queen of Sciences. According to Bertrand Russel, the highest end of science is to enrich human knowledge and endow human genius with the utmost creative potentiality, while its noblest aim is to make man’s social life better. That is to vanish poverty, unemployment and ignorance. It is with this aim we teach the students. Also, the learners are exposed to the vast and varied areas of Mathematics through seminars and symposiums by eminent mathematicians.

The department started functioning in August 1972 with pre-degree first group and BSc Mathematics. On the academic side, we have very good results. In spite of the fact that we get students with comparatively less marks and of poor financial background, we were able to produce excellent results. The department offers undergraduate programe in Mathematics with an intake of 24 +5 students (5 marginal increase). Mathematics is also a complimentary subject for UG programmes (Geology, Physics, Industrial Chemistry and Economics) in the college. 

Many eminent teachers enriched the department during the various phases of its growth. Teachers in the department are interested in improving the quality of teaching at the higher level. To achieve this, they are always keen to enhance their knowledge in the subject and to know about the emerging branches in their discipline. The research area of specialization of our teachers include Applied probability theory, Stochastic Modelling – Queueing theory, Topology, Fuzzy Mathematics, Fuzzy Graph Theory, Frames, Operator theory which are of the very advanced and flourishing branches in Mathematics. 

Every year the Department conducts at least one National seminar in which eminent scholars deliver talks on different topics. Department also encourages teachers to participate in conferences and seminars and our teachers are regularly attending seminars, conferences and workshops. 

Centre for Advanced Computing

The department has a well-equipped computer lab “Centre for Advanced Computing” sponsored by Department of Science and Technology under FIST (DST-FIST), Govt. of India with 25 systems connected by LAN.

Departmental Activities

Indo-Russian Joint research project.

Dr. Varghese Jacob, Associate Professor of Mathematics has taken part as Scientist of prestigious Indo-Russian bilateral scientific joint project with financial support from Department of Science and Technology (DST) and Russian Science Foundation (DSF) for 3 years during the year 2016-2019. The Joint project has five Scientists from India and six from Russia. It is a joint project that operated between CMS College Kottayam and V.A. Trapeznikov Institute of Control Sciences of Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia. The title of the project is “New set of mathematical models, methods, algorithms and software programs of controllable stochastic systems for performance evaluation and design of the next-generation telecommunication networks”. During his visit to Moscow, he had research discussion with Russian Scientists at V. A. Trapeznikov Institute of Control Sciences and attended the following conferences and presented research papers in the conferences.

The Scholar Residence programme under ERUDITE scheme

The scholar in Residence programme under ERUDITE scheme is a flagship program of the Govt. of Kerala to inspire young scientist, students and faculty and inculcate excellence in their discipline. On 20th June 2017, Department of Mathematics has organized an innovative programme “Rendezvous with the Scholar” as part of Scholar in Residence programe in CMS College Kottayam under ERUDITE scheme supported by Kerala State Higher Education Council, Govt. of Kerala. The world renowned mathematicians, Prof. (Dr.) Dudin Alexander, Belarus State University, Minsk, Prof. (Dr.) A. Krishnamoorthy, formerly CUSAT, UGC Emeritus Professor, CMS College Kottayam and Dr. Rostislav Razumchik, People’s Friendship University of Russia were the guest of honour of the programme.

Seminars conducted after 2010

Every year the Department were conducting at least one National seminar in which eminent scholars deliver talks on various relevant topics.


  • Title : Seminar on Recent trends in Mathematics-Topology and its Applications

Date : 09-02-2012 to 10-02-2012

Coordinator : Shri. Manjunath A. S.


  • Title : Workshop on LaTeX and Python Programming

Date : 14-02-2013 to 16-02-2013

Coordinator : Shri. V. V.Jayalal


  • Title : National Seminar on Mathematical methods in Image processing

Date : 04-12-2014 to 05-12-2014

Coordinator : V V Jayalal


  • Title : National Seminar on Operator Theory and Fourier Analysis

Date : 18-02-2016 to 19-02-2016

Coordinator : Dr. Madhavan Namboothiri N M


  • Title : National Seminar on “A Mathematical Journey from Euclid to Wiles”

Date : 30-01-2017 to 31-01-2017

Coordinator : Dr. Varghese Jacob


  • International Event : “Rendevous with the Scholar “ 
  • Guests of Honor

(1). Prof. (Dr.) Dudin Alexander Nikolaevich, Belarussian State Universty, Belarus and

Russian Academy of Science, Moscow 

  (2). Prof. (Dr.) A Krishnamoorthy, Formerly CUSAT, UGC Emeritus Professor, CMS 

College, Kottayam

(3). Dr. Rostislav Razumchik, People’s Friendship University of Russia and Russian 

Academy of Science, Moscow

Date : 20-06-2017

Coordinator : Dr. Varghese Jacob

  • Title : Workshop on R programming and Geogebra

Date : 04-01-2018 to 05-01-2018

Coordinator : Dr. Jayaprasad P. N.


  • Title : National Seminar on Dynamical Systems

Date : 04-10-2019 to 05-10-2019

Coordinator : Dr. Madhavan Namboothiri N M


  • Title : Workshop on Python programming

Date : 28-11-2019 to 29-11-2019

Coordinator : Dr. Jayaprasad P. N.

List of teachers who served as Head of Department since 1972.

  1. Prof. Tresa 1973 – 1976
  2. Dr. Cecily Zechariahs 1976 – 1978
  3. Prof. J. Krishnan Nair 1978 – 1984
  4. Prof. Unnikrishnan Nair 1984 – 1987
  5. Prof. Gopinatha Pillai 1987 – 1989
  6. Prof. Sumathi Amma 1989 – 1991
  7. Sri. John Mathew 1991 – 1992
  8. Prof. C. A. Bala 1992 – 2000
  9. Prof. Omanakkutty Jacob 2000 – 2003
  10. Sri. T. M. Rajeev 2003 – 2006
  11. Sri. V. D. Sebastian 2006 – 2008
  12. Sri. V. V. Jayalal 2008 – 2019
  13. Dr. Varghese Jacob 2019 – 
  • Programmes
  • Under graduate programme – PDF Link – 

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Course – Certificate Course Hands on training on Technical Paper writing

using LATEX

Course code : CMA-LTX Duration : 30 Hours

About the Course

LATEX is a document typesetting system that is used to produce high quality scientific

documents such as articles, books, dissertations, technical reports, etc. It makes the author

to organize the document in a logical way, which often has the beneficial side effect of producing

exposition that more organized, clearer, and more coherent. It allows the author to focus on content rather than layout during the writing process.

This course is offered to BSc/MSc students as a hands on training (practical) of 30

hours duration to prepare LATEX documents and project reports through hybrid mode of teaching

(both online and offline).

Course Objectives

  • Enable the students to handle different types of Scientific documents.
  • Provide hands on training for the preparation of different types of LATEX document.
  • Organize documents into different sections, subsections, write complex mathematical expressions and formulas.
  • Help the students to learn a means of self-employment and income generation

Course outcome

By successfully completing the course, students will be able to :

  • Handle different types of LATEX documents, and organize documents into different sections, subsections, etc.
  • Formatting pages (margins, header, footer, orientation) and formating texts.
  • Include tables and images in a scientific document.
  • Cross-referencing, bibliography, and Indexing
  • Create research articles, project reports, thesis and seminar presentation slides using Beamer class.

Course Syllabus

Module-1 : Introduction and formatting the pages in LATEX (6 Hours)

This topic introduces the learner to LATEX programming, its installation, and different IDEs. The

learner creates the first document using LATEX organizes content into sections using article and book class of LATEX . Also in this module, the session starts by reviewing different paper sizes, examines packages, formats the page by setting margins, customizing header and footer, changing the page orientation, dividing the document into multiple columns. The topic ends with reading different types of error messages.

Module-2 : Formatting Content and typesetting of Mathematical equations (9 Hours)

This module concentrates on formatting text (styles, size, alignment), adding colours to text and entire page, and adding bullets and numbered items. It concludes by explaining the process of writing complex mathematical expressions.

Module-3 : Tables and Images (7 Hours)

The Module starts by creating basic tables, adding simple and dashed borders, merging rows and

columns, and handling situations where a table exceeds the size of a page. The sessions then continue to add an image, explore different properties like rotate, scale, etc..

Module-4 : Referencing, Indexing and preparation of slides (8 Hours)

In this topic, the learner learns to add cross-referencing (refer to sections, table, images), add bibliography (references), and create back index. Introduction to creating slides, adding frames, dividing the slide into multiple columns, adding different blocks, etc..


    • LATEX Tutorials : A PREMIER by Indian TEX Users Group, Edited by E.. Krishnan, 2003.
    • LATEX , a Document Preparation System by Leslie Lamport (second edition, Addison Wesley, 1994).
  • The TeX book by Donald Knuth (Addison-Wesley, 1984).
  • A Beginner’s Book of TeX by Raymond Seroul and Silvio Levy, (Springer Verlag, 1992).
  • The Not So Short Introduction to LATEX 2ε by by Tobias Oetiker Hubert Partl, Irene Hyna and Elisabeth Schlegl, 2015.
  • The LATEX Companion, 2nd Edition by Frank Mittelbach and Michel Goossens (Addison-

Wesley, 2004).

Math into LATEX : An Introduction to LATEX and AmS-LaTeX by George Gratzer (third edition Birkhauser and Springer Verlag, 2000).