The department is an approved research Centre of M G university. The doctoral program follows the M G university regulations. It includes a course work covering three courses and a thesis work. The research scholars are required to present their research progress in the half-yearly research meet before a Body of Research Guides and External Experts.
The Department of Mathematics, Sacred Heart College (Autonomous) Thevara, offers a post graduate degree program in Mathematics with a total of twenty theory courses and a project. The program not only enables the students at mastering the theoretical concepts of various branches of mathematics but also equips them with the necessary skills to succeed in competitive examinations like CSIR-NET, GATE and Ph.D. entrance examinations of institutions such as the IIT’s and the Indian Institute of Science.
The syllabus of the program is developed on the O.B.E. (Outcome Based Education) pattern and the program outcomes, program specific outcomes and in particular the course outcomes of each course are clearly elucidated. The total credits of the program is 80, of which 60 credits are allotted for the core courses (there are 5 courses of 4 credits each in each of the first three semesters), 15 credits are allotted to the five elective courses (3 credits for each elective course) in the final semester, 3 credits are allotted for the project and 2 credits are allotted for the comprehensive viva-voce to be conducted at the end of the fourth semester. The project is to be completed during the third and fourth semesters.
The overall focus of the syllabus is on enabling the students to mathematically model real world problems, develop their problem solving skills and enhance their logical skills and critical thinking ability.
The Programme in Mathematics include (1) Common courses, (2) Core courses, (3) Choice Based Courses, (4) Open Courses, (5) Project, (6) Complementary Courses. The students can choose one language course from among French, Hindi and Malayalam. Open course may be offered in any subject and the student shall have the option to do courses offered by other departments other than Mathematics in the fifth semester. Every student has to do a project during the 6th semester. The topics for the project can be selected as early as the beginning of the 5th semester. Physics and Statistics are the Complementary Courses during the first four semesters.
Department of Mathematics offers the open course ‘ Applicable Mathematics’ to the other streams during the fifth Semester. The syllabus of the program is developed on the O.B.E. (Outcome Based Education) pattern and the program outcomes, program specific outcomes and in particular the course outcomes of each course are clearly elucidated.
This course is aimed at creating a concern among students on energy conservation and environmental protection. Studentsfrom all streamsexcept those from Physics might enrolfor this course. This is a purely lecture based four credit courseconsisting of 72 teaching hours. In brief the course outline is as follows: It deals with the energy sources which are currently accessed and brings out the need for conservation of energy and increasingly depending on non-conventional energy sources like solar, tidal etc.There is a detailed discussion on various solar energy based devices, which one can implement in daily lives. In addition, the basic ideas on environmental pollution and its harmful effects are touched upon and the need for bringing pollution levels to a minimum is emphasized. The course also deals with environmental impact assessment and statutory provisions concerning conservation of environment.A student who attends this course would definitelygain a better understanding of the energy sources currently available to us and the environment we live in so that he/she might aim for sustainable living.
This course is part of the UG programme and hence assessment of student progression is that of our UG programme.