St. Joseph's College for Women, Alappuzha


The department was established in 1954. The under graduate degree programme in Mathematics was started in 1956. Smt.Leela Kumara Pillai(H.O.D),Smt.Mary Antony, Smt.Ragini Devi(H.O.D),Smt.Shirly Rita Poppen(H.O.D),Smt.Rita Stanley(H.O.D), Smt. Alice Thomas(HOD), Smt. Krishna. E. and Smt. Jansamma Kurian(HOD)  were the former faculty  members. We follow the Choice Based Credit and Semester System of University of Kerala,Trivandrum from the academic year 2009 onwards.

The present Head of the Department is Asst. Prof Binitha Benny.  Asst. Prof. Namitha Sara Mathew ,Asst. Prof.Chithra K. S , Ms. Nair Indu Jayachandran (FIP Substitute teacher) and Ms. Reshmi A. N.(Guest faculty in Statistics) are the other members of the  faculty.

The department offers First Degree Programme under CBCSS consisting of  Statistics and Physics as the complementary courses, Operations Research as the Open Course  and  Graph Theory as the elective.

Department has a well-equipped computer lab and a library consisting of a varied collection of text books for competitive exams in addition to books in Mathematics.

Demonstation of Vedic Mathematics

The department coordinated a demonstration of “Vedic Mathematics” organized by JCI, Alappuzha as a part of Swadeshi Science Movement for the entire students of the department on 27th October 2016. Mr. D Devaraj, lead the programme. About 76 students attended the programme.

Working with Linux

The department organized a one day workshop ‘Working with Linux’ on 22 September 2015. Dr.Vishnu Namboothiri, Asst. Prof., Dept. of Mathematics, B.J.M. College, Chavara, was the resource person. This workshop was exclusively for the students of fifth semester Mathematics

Energy Conservation

In accordance with the World Energy Conservation day a seminar on the same was jointly conducted by Dept. of Mathematics and Dept. of Physics on 14th December 2015. The talk was executed by Mr. Nandakumar, Asst. Engineer, KSEB, Alapuzha. The students of B Sc. Mathematics and B Sc. Physics benefitted from the programme

3 Day Workshop on Linux Python and Latex

Knowledge of advanced computer skills is considered as additional qualification in present job scenario. Taking into account these facts the department of Mathematics, organized a three day workshop on ‘Linux, Python& Latex’ from August 6-8,2014 to commemorate the diamond jubilee celebration of the institute. The resources persons were Dr. Namboothiri , Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, B.J.M college, Chavara, Dr. Krishna E, Assistant professor, Department of Mathematics, St. Josephs College For Women ,Alappuzha

Workshop on Linux

One day seminar and workshop on “Linux” was organized on19.9.12 . The resource person was Mr.Viji Balakrishnan, Professor, IHRD, Mavelikkara. Being the part of their curriculum this seminar was very informative to Students .

Seminar on Python

One day seminar and workshop on “Python” was organized on 18.12.12. The resource person was Dr.Vishnu Namboothiri, Asst.Professor, Govt.College, Chavara



Our first year students prepared a poster based on Goods and Services Tax exhibiting the meaning merits and the fears based on the implementation of the same in India. They presented it on the department’s notice board on 19th July 2017.


Mariam Mirzakhani is the first women Iranian who received Fields medal, the most prestigious award in mathematics in 2014. On 14 July 2017,she died of breast cancer at the age of 40.. As a tribute , our students prepared charts exhibiting her life and contributions and presented it in the quadrangle on 20th July 2017.



The department coordinated a demonstration of “Vedic Mathematics” organized by JCI, Alappuzha as a part of Swadeshi Science Movement for the entire students of the department on 27th October 2016. Mr. D Devaraj, led the programme


IGNITING THE MINDS - The career Guidance Programme A survey was conducted among the students on their ambitions and doubts regarding the higher education and job opportunities. Based on that a career guidance class “IGNITING THE MINDS” was organized for all students of the dept. on 21 October, 2016. Mr. Aneesh George, Development officer, LIC, Pathanamthitta was the resource person.



22/6/2017: In connection with the reading week celebrations the department organized an inter- departmental quiz competition on ‘World literature and books’. 10 teams from different departments participated in the competition and out of them 4 teams were selected for the final round. Anu Thankam and Bichu Sebastian of second Botany and Riya and Dhaya of second literature bagged the first and second positions respectively


The dept organized an interdepartmental Quiz Competition based on general knowledge on 8/09/2016. Ms. Anakha T B of S3 was the quiz master. The prizes were sponsored by the Inner Wheel Club, Alpy.


JAM is a language skill game where a person has to talk in English about a subject given to her at that moment for one minute. On 12/08/2016 In association with the National Youth day celebrations the department organized a JAM session in the college level in which 21 students from various departments participated. Kumari Sreelekshmi S. (I sem History ), Kumari Anumol K J(I sem History), Kumari Anu Varghese ( V sem Commerce) won the first , second and third places respectively.



  • Intercollegiate and interschool Mathematics quiz.
  • Seminars on various topics.
  • Preparation of Mathematics Manuscript Magazine.
  • PSC coaching and Bank Coaching for the students.
  • Quiz Competitions, Teaching Competitions are conducted.
  • Daily news reading in English and English Speech every week.
Year Students Pass % A B C D E A + B + C + D +
2017 28 71.43 10 9 0 0 8 1 0 0 0
2016 25 48.00 4 7 0 0 13 1 0 0 0
2015 27 92.70 3 16 6 0 2 0 0 0 0
2014 29 96.50 3 9 0 0 1 0 14 2 0
2013 27 100 25 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0

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0477 2244622
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