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Dr. P.Usha
Professor and Head
The department of Mathematics came into existence together with S.I.T in 1963. Right from its inception the department has striven to set high standards of teaching. The department has succeeded in this endeavor over the years.
The department of Mathematics offers programs for both graduate and post graduate students, by providing the foundation in mathematics that is crucial to the education of engineering students.
At present the department has 17 committed teaching faculty members, among them 10 are with doctorial degree and one member on its non-teaching staff. The department continuously reviews and monitors the curriculum of its academic programs.
The department of Mathematics has a research center under VTU. The Mathematics R&D center so far produced 4 Ph.D. scholars. Currently 13 are pursuing their doctoral degrees. Active research is being pursued in the areas of Fluid dynamics, Magneto Hydrodynamics, Graph Theory, Fuzzy Topology, Soft Topology, Finite Element methods, Natural convection problems, Heat Mass transfer, Finite difference Method, Hydrodynamic lubrication. Faculty members in the department collaborate with other research groups in the college.
The department has organized a National conference on "Recent Trends in applied mathematics" (RTAM-2013) during 7th and 8th of June 2013 and an invited talk on "Distinguishable sets in graph theory" by Dr. P.J.Slater, Professor, Dept. of Mathematical sciences and computer science, University of Alabama, USA on 15th June 2013.
In the coming decade, apart from strengthening the existing areas, the department intends to develop areas related to mathematical aspects of scientific computing in all its manifestations. The efforts in these directions will lead to greater collaboration with other disciplines of the Institute at a level higher than at present.
To provide every under graduate and post graduate student of SIT, the required mathematical knowledge for their professional career and further study in engineering.
Short Range Goals
To achieve excellent results in examinations, to create awareness among students in recent trends in mathematics by organizing quizzes and Olympiads, to take up sponsored projects from funding agencies such as VTU, AICTE & DST and to have more interdisciplinary interaction to pursue applied research.
Long Range Goals
The department has a long range goal of getting recognition as a leading department in curriculum development and professional activities at the regional and national level.
Our previous Heads of Department
Faculity Name Year
Prof. H. Siddalingaiah 1963-1967
Prof. Gopalakrishna 1967-1968
Prof. B.Danappa 1968- 31/08/1991
Prof. K.Mallikarjunappa 01/09/1991 - 10/10/1999 and 01/06/2002 - 30/06/2003
Dr. B.S.Shivakumar 11/10/1999 - 31/05/2002
Prof. V.Shivakumara Setty 01/07/2003 - 22/12/2006
Dr. H.P.Patil 23/12/2006 - 14/06/2009
Dr.B.M.R.Prasanna 15/06/2009 - 14/06/2012
Designation Number
Professors 04
Associate Professors 04
Assistant Professors 08
Faculty Name Qualification Area of Interest / Specialisation
Dr. P. Usha
Professor & Head
M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D. Graph Theory
Dr. H P Patil
M.Sc., Ph.D. Lubrications, mathematical modelling of nano-fluidic processes
Dr. B M R Prasanna
M.Sc., Ph.D., PG.D.C.Sc. MHD
Dr. S Suresh Kumar
M.Sc., Ph.D. MHD
Dr. M Siddalinga Prasad
Associate Professor
+91 9342144371
M.Sc., Ph.D. MHD
Dr. G J Manjula
Associate Professor
+91 9964774708
M.Sc., Ph.D. MHD
Dr. P S K Reddy
Associate Professor
+91 9964069548
M.Sc., Ph.D. Discrete Mathematics, Graph Theory, Graph Algorithms and Real Functions
Dr. N G Siddagangamma
Assistant Professor
+91 816 2282748
M.Sc., Ph.D. MHD
P S Hemavathi
Assistant Professor
+91 9449997704
M.Sc.,M.Phil. MHD
R Chethana
Assistant Professor
M.Sc.,M.Phil. Graph Theory
Dr. Basavaraj M Ittanagi
Assistant Professor
M.Sc.,M.Phil., Ph.D. Topology
Kavitha G N
Assistant Professor
M.Sc. Graph Theory
G P Vanitha
Assistant Professor
  • VTU has recognized the department as research centre to offer Ph.D. programme
  • 13 research scholars are pursuing Ph.D. in the department research center
  • Two Faculty members from Mechanical Engineering have obtained Ph.D. degree
Areas of research being pursued
  • Fluid dynamics
  • Magneto Hydrodynamics
  • Graph Theory
  • Fuzzy Topology
  • Soft Topology
  • Finite Element methods
  • Natural convection problems
  • Heat Mass transfer
  • Finite difference Method
  • Hydrodynamic lubrication
Research Scholars
Research Scholars Details
Scheme and Syllabus
Ph.D. in -  Mathematics -
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