Department of Mathematics


To be a Wheatstone of intelligence, an incentive for productive work, a facilitator of learning and a pride of the Institution.



To ensure and enhance a good career and betterment of our students, to nurture confidence in their own mathematical abilities through quality teaching – learning by providing cent percent attention, dedication and building up of a rapport with the students.

Our inception dates back to 1963 – the founding of the College – and over the years, the Department has evolved in leaps and bounds; thanks to the various Mathematical stalwarts who served not only as professors but also as friends, philosophers, and guides to the students of this elite institution. Notable among them were Prof. Ramaswamy, Prof. B. A. D’Souza, Prof. Moodbidri, Prof. Muthu, and Dr. Ryan Fernandes.

Today, the rich legacy is carried forward by highly efficient faculties, many of whom are products of the College itself.

The Mathematics Department at St. Xavier’s College has maintained the unique tradition of teaching with love and care – thanks to the number of students that have constantly risen over the years and still rising.

Our department also renders yeoman services in teaching non-science departments such as B.Com., B.C.A., and M.A (Psychology) in mathematics-related subjects.

Associate Professor

Dr. Balakrishnan C Nair (HOD)

MSc, Ph.D

Assistant Professor

Mr. Gajanan Parab

Assistant Professor

Dr. Jervin Zen Lobo

Ph.D. (Mathematics), NET (JRF)

Assistant Professor

Mr. Rahul Naik

Assistant Professor

Mr. Swapnil Belekar

The Department of Mathematics is a dynamic department with experienced faculty knowing pure and applied Mathematics. It provides remedial coaching for the weak students and helps them in problem-solving. Our faculty members offer Statistical data consultancy and research methodology consultancy for students and faculty members of this college and other colleges to complete their research work. The department also conducts summer courses in certain Mathematical areas of common interest. It trains the students to answer various competitive examinations. The faculty also conducts mathematics quiz competitions for its students. Yet another feature of the department is the commemoration of National Statistics Day and National Mathematics Day every year. In addition, the department organizes webinars and hands-on training programs (online) for using various software in Mathematics.

With a three-year B.Sc. in Mathematics, students can either pursue their Post Graduation in Mathematics or opt for a B.Ed, which will qualify them to enter the teaching field. Students can join good research institutions to pursue research in Mathematics. Careers include data scientist, machine learning expertise, business analyst, blockchain developer, forecasting by Mathematical modeling, Biostatistics, Banker, Actuaries, Economist, Psychometrician, etc. Further, students also have the option of pursuing a course in MBA. The study of Mathematics provides an edge to students to qualify in competitive examinations on account of their analytical reasoning and numerical skills developed as a result of studying Mathematics.