The power of antiquity, the richness of its heritage, the pride of serving the cause of education, the nobility of its goal of uplifting the down-trodden and its unparalleled art of moulding clay into gold in academics with its MIDAS touch make the Department of Mathematics a venerable monument in this great arena of academic adventures. It is the oldest department in St.Joseph`s College and has a lion`s share in the prominence and the progress of this great educational institution. Incessant showers of success from the Department of Mathematics at the under-graduate level ever since 1844 proved its academic fertility to stake its claim for Postgraduate Courses. In 1911 the University of Madras granted permission to run the Honours course in Mathematics.
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