The Department came into existence in 1967 with a major objective to serve as a center of academic excellence in the area of Post Graduate education in Mathematics and to provide research facilities for teaching, training and research in this area. Apart from regular courses like M.A./M.Sc., Six-Month Pre-Registration Course Work of the Ph. D./ M. Phil. Programmes, M. Phil. and Ph. D., presently the department is offering classes/guidance to the students preparing for NET and GATE Examinations also. The Department since its inception have organized various Seminars, Workshops, Refresher Courses, Summer Institutes to train the teachers of the region. In 1992 the department was selected under COSIST by UGC . The Department is receiving NBHM Book Grants since 1992 –93 till to-day . The Department is also getting financial support from FIST for infrastructure developments. In 2007, the Department was awarded financial assistance under Special Assistance Program (SAP) of UGC for a period of 5 years with Mathematical Modeling as the thrust area.