Eversince inception in the year 2009, the Department of Mathematics has been an integral part of the Arvindaksha Educational Society's Group of Institutions. It cannot be ruled out that Mathematics is a basic analytical tool in all engineering subjects. The Pharmaceutical Science and Management disciplines are no exception,since, contributions requiring accuracy and precision need to recourse to Mathematics. Thus, the curriculum is so designed as to cater the needs of all engineering departments, both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. This required a greate amount of experience and expertise on the part of the teachers to impart the right and qualitative instrtuction equiping with the mathematical skills that provide more analytical insight to every branch they study. It is also established that persons with good mathematical skills would thrive well in every walk of life.
At Arvindaksha, the Mathematics Departmentisjewel in the crown as the department has a state awardee for meritorious teachers on rolls supported by young and enthusiastic, qualified and experienced faculty who are always on the forefront willing to takeup any challenging task.
Here is an attempt to trace the historic development of Indian Mathematics that emerged in the Indian subcontinent from 1200 BC till the end of the 20th century. In the classical period of Indian mathematics (400 AD to 1200 AD), important contributions were made by scholars like Aryabhata, Brahmagupta, and Bhaskara II. The decimal number system in use today was first recorded in Indian mathematics. Indian mathematicians made early contributions to the study of the concept of zero as a number, negative numbers, arithmetic, and algebra. In addition, trigonometry was further advanced in India, and, in particular, the modern definitions of sine and cosine were developed there. These mathematical concepts were transmitted to the Middle East, China, and Europe and led to further developments that now form the foundations of many areas of mathematics. Ancient and medieval Indian mathematical works, all composed in Sanskrit, usually consisted of a section of sutras in which a set of rules or problems were stated with great economy in verse in order to aid memorization by a student. This was followed by a second section consisting of a prose commentary (sometimes multiple commentaries by different scholars) that explained the problem in more detail and provided justification for the solution. In the prose section, the form (and therefore its memorization) was not considered so important as the ideas involved. All mathematical works were orally transmitted until approximately 500 BCE; thereafter, they were transmitted both orally and in manuscript form. The oldest extant mathematical document produced on the Indian subcontinent is the birch bark Bakhshali Manuscript, discovered in 1881 in the village of Bakhshali, near Peshawar (modern day Pakistan) and is likely from the 7th century CE. A later landmark in Indian mathematics was the development of the series expansions for trigonometric functions (sine, cosine, and arc tangent) by mathematicians of the Kerala school in the 15th century. Their remarkable work, completed two centuries before the invention of calculus in Europe, provided what is now considered the first example of a power series (apart from geometric series).
Living Upto the tradition, the Mathematics Department at Arvindaksha has been on the forefront to conduct several Mathematics related events to commemorate the birth day of the Indian Mathematics Legend LATE SRI SRINIVASA RAMANUJAN, celebrated as 'WORLD MATHAMTCIS DAY ON 22ND OF DECEMBER EVERY YEAR." In addition to the class room work, the department has also established a "MATHAMTICS FORUM" through which an effort is made to nurture the latent mathematical skills required for both the course pursued and also to compete at any competitive examination and create confidence to compete with any urban counterpart.