Mathematics department of Kirti College came into existence since inception of the college in 1954 in the year of college establishment.
Former Heads of the Department:
Late Prof. V. G. Gosavi ( up to 1984)
Late Prof. Wad (1984 – 1988 )
Prof. R.B. Mishra (1988 – 1993 )
Prof. Chitra Paranjpe (1993- 2020)
Current Head of Department:
Prof. Mathew Samuel
The department has been labelled as a small but self sufficient and well organized department by NAAC peer team. Astudent-centric and resourceful department, it initiated the subject of Computer Programming and System Analysis as Applied Component, at T.Y.B.Sc. for students of Mathematics and Statistics. It took the lead in starting the degree programme of Computer Science in the year 1999, making Kirti College one of the pioneering colleges to offer this subject.
To its credit, one of our former students, Jitendra Sakpalhad secured third rank at TYBSc Mathematics examination held by Mumbai University. Our faculty Dr. Seema Purohit is a PG recognised Teacher and a Research Guide. She has successfully guided around 29 students for MPhil and 10 research scholars for PhD. Our former HOD Prof. Chitra Paranjpe and Dr. Seema Purohit are on the board of studies of several autonomous colleges in the subject of Mathematics and Computer Science. Prof. Mathew Samuel was a former NSS officer under whose baton the college has received Best NSS Unit (Urban) and Best NSS Volunteer awards from Mumbai University. Currently Prof. Mathew Samuel is the IQAC co-ordinator. Our alumnus Roshni Kadam was felicitated for her work in Gender sensitization as a NSS volunteer at the hands of the then Honorable President of India, Mrs. Pratibha Patil. . The department also has the honor of havingseveral “Best Student ofthe Year” awarded to their students.
The department is well equipped and well maintained, which doubles up as a classroom whenever necessary especially for remedial teaching. The department is ICT enabled with a 24×7 internet connectivity. The department has a well maintained and rich library with a round 500 books. The department conducts departmental meetings regularly for reviewing student and teacher performance besides planning and organizing activities and events for students. It conducts parent meetings once a year to apprise the parents of their wards performance in class and exams . It motivates students to participate in differentcompetitions, courses, etc. the department regularly hold guest lectures, lecture series, quizzes, etc. to cultivate a mathematical aptitude, mathematical skills and generate an interest in mathematical thinking in students. It has also conducted stress management workshops, career counselling lectures, soft skills training and counselling lectures for exam preparedness.The department has currently signed an MOU with three colleges to hold programmes collectively for students and teachers. Under this MOU, a lecture series, an international conference, a math competition and a bridge course is planned.
Some of the exemplary students have joined postgraduate courses like M.Sc. in Engineering Mathematics, M.B.A., M.C.A., M.Sc. in Mathematics, etc. A couple of students have completed their Ph.D. or are in the process of completing their Ph.D. Students are employed in responsible positions in various fields like banking, IT, education, media, finance, media, film production, etc. It is worthy to note that students who were poor performers in academics have gone on to be very successful professionally.
Priyanka Patil and Shubangi Nalawade worked among trained orphan girls(ashram kanyas) of Shraddhanand Mahila Ashram in Mumbai in computer and IT skills while pursuing their own studies in Mathematics.
In collaboration with Rave Technologies and Bloom Systems under their CSR activity organised job focused skill based training for economically weaker students of college.
Extensive participation in environment sustainability and climate change education programmes.
Soft skills training and Basic English speaking course for students.