The Department of Mathematics attained its present status of an independent department in 1960. Growing steadily, today the department not only teaches various topics in mathematics to undergraduate and postgraduate students of different engineering and science departments, but also runs its own M.Sc. Courses in Industrial Mathematics and Applied Mathematics. The department also conducts an interdisciplinary MCA Course.The department has started 5 year Integrated M.Sc. degree program in Applied Mathematics in 2007 where admission is made through JEE. Besides the central Computing facilities of the Institute, the department has its own state of the art Computational Lab and a Mathematical Modelling Lab. The Department also offers facilities for research work leading to Ph.D. degree in different branches of Pure and Applied Mathematics. The department has so far produced over 200 Ph.D's including many foreign students.

Department has collaborations with different national and international organizations and has expertise in various fields of mathematics and offers consultancies in mathematical modelling and solution of various industrial and real life problems. The faculty also joins different industrial research and consultancy teams to mutually solve problems of higher mathematical contents.

The Department of Mathematics also has expertise in various fields of Computer Science and Technology and several subjects of this field have been and are being taught by the teachers of the department, specifically in programming languages and techniques, fuzzy networks, simulation and modeling, Robotics and computer graphics. To keep abreast of the latest developments, the department keeps on periodically updating and revising its teaching and research schemes and introduce new courses.