CSDM| OBJECTIVES

There is a nucleus of graph theorists in the Department and they have several international collaborators. The members of faculty have produced about sixty research papers and many conference papers in Graph Theory and related areas in the last four years. Some of the faculty are members in the editorial board of many recognised journals and in the reviewer panel of several international research journals and prestigious reviewing databases like Mathematical Reviews (American Mathematical Society), Zb MATH (FIZ Karlsruhe and European Mathematical Society), MAA Reviews (Mathematical Association of America), Computing Reviews (Association of Computing Machinery) etc. The members of faculty are life members of many professional organisations like Kerala Mathematical Association (KMA), Indian Mathematical Society (IMS), Academy for Discrete Mathematics and Applications (ADMA), Association of Mathematics Teachers of India (AMTI), Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE), American Mathematical Society(AMS) etc. and are actively participating in various academic programmes organised by these organisations.

The Centre for Studies in Discrete Mathematics (CDSM) is an effort to strengthen and broaden this nucleus and to utilise the strengths of the Department to expand the research activities to more areas in Discrete Mathematics. The CSDM is a new initiative of the College to encourage research in Discrete Mathematics both within the College and also in collaboration with other institutions and centres of excellence. The Centre plans to work closely with people associated with teaching and research in related disciplines like computer science and electronics engineering.

Broadly, the following are the aims and objectives of the CSDM.

  1. To develop a centre of research in Discrete Mathematics in the College;
  2. To popularise study and research in all areas in mathematics falling under the broad head of Discrete Mathematics;
  3. To develop a resource centre for all information connected with Discrete Mathematics and related areas; and
  4. To establish access to reputed research databases.