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Board of Studies in Mathematics (UG) UNIVERSITY OF KERALA

First Degree Programme in MATHEMATICS under Credit and Semester System 2010 admission

SCHEME and SYLLABI

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University of Kerala First Degree Programme in Mathematics
Scheme of Instruction The first degree programme in Mathematics is a choice based credit and semester system of six semesters. Each semester is of 18 weeks’ duration, with a total of 450 contact hours of instruction including end semester University examinations. The minimum number of credits required for the completion of the programme is 120. The different study components and the number of courses under each component are as follows: Study component English Additional language Foundation courses Core courses Open courses Project/Dissertation Complementary course I Complementary course II No. of courses 5 4 2 13 2 1 4 4

The courses engaged by the faculty of Mathematics are the following: Foundation Course 2 Foundation Course 2 is a basic course (course code MM 1221) with 3 credits, offered in the second semseter. Core courses Core courses are offered in all semesters except semester 2. There are 13 core courses, including practicals. The theory courses have university level examinations at the end of the respective semseters. The practical course has university level examination at the end of semester 6. Semesters 1, 3 and 4 offer respectively Core course 1: Methods of Mathematics (course code MM 1141) Core course 2: Methods of Algebra and Calculus-I (course code MM 1341) Core course 4: Methods of Algebra and Calculus-II (course code MM 1441) Complementary Courses Complemetary courses are offered to students of the disciplines of Physics, Chemistry, Geology, Statistics and Economics from Semester 1 to Semester 4. The complementary courses offered during the first and second semesters to students of the disciplines of Physics, Chemistry, Geology and Statistics shall carry 3 credits each, whereas those for the third and fourth semsters shall carry 4 credits each. The complementary courses offered for Economics shall 2

carry 2 credits for the first semester and 3 credits each for the second, third and fourth semesters. Open/Elective Courses There shall be two open/ elective courses during the programme. The mathematics student can opt one course (elective) from the Mathematics Department and the other (open course) either from the Mathematics Department or from another Department. The open course comes in the fifth semester and the elective course in the sixth semester. Initially, the institution will choose one open course for the fifth semester and one elective course for the sixth semester, depending on the faculty and the infrastructure available. Open Course: Operations Research Elective Courses: Fuzzy Mathematics, Mechanics.

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General Structure of the First Degree Programme in Mathematics Sem I Course Code EN 1111 1111 EN 1121 MM 1141 ST 1131.1 PY 1131.1 EN 1211 EN 1212 1211 MM 1221 ST 1231.1 PY 1231.1 EN 1311 1311 MM 1341 ST 1331.1 PY 1331.1 EN 1411 1411 MM 1441 ST 1431.1 PY 1431.1 MM 1541 MM 1542 MM 1543 MM 1544 MM 1545 MM 1551 MM MM MM MM MM MM 1641 1642 1643 1644 1645 1651 Course title English 1 Addl. Language 1 Foundation Course 1 Methodology (Core) Course 1 I Complementary Course 1 II Complementary Course 1 English 2 English 3 Addl. Language 2 Foundation Course 2 I Complementary Course 2 II Complementary Course 2 English 4 Addl. Language 3 Core Course 2 I Complementary Course 3 II Complementary Course 3 English 5 Addl. Language 4 Core Course 3 I Complementary Course 4 II Complementary Course 4 Core Course 4 Core Course 5 Core Course 6 Core Course 7 Core Course 8 Open Course 1 Project Core Course 9 Core Course 10 Core Course 11 Core Course 12 Core Course 13 Open Course 2 (Elective) Project Instr.hrs. per week 5 4 4 4 2+2 2+2 4 5 4 4 2+2 2+2 5 5 5 5 3+2 5 5 5 3+2 3+2 5 4 4 3 5 2 2 5 4 3 3 5 3 2 Credit 4 3 2 4 2 2 3 4 3 3 2 2 4 4 4 3 3 4 4 4 3+4 3+4 4 3 3 3 4 2 4 3 3 3 4 2 4...
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