In its inception there was only Arts stream in D.R. College and the College was affiliated to Gauhati University. Later on, to fulfil the dream of the people of Golaghat district, Science stream was introduced in the year 1960 and in the same year, Department of Mathematics came into its existence. Dr. Kalicharan Das, a renowned philosopher and the then Principal of the college, who later on became the Professor of Philosophy of Gauhati University and a renowned mathematician, Mr. M. Anjalaidu were the founder teachers of the Department of Mathematics. The department, which was started with Core course only, is now a full-fledged one with Major Course introduced way back in 1972.
Teaching methods adopted to improve student learning:
Although the Class room lecture is the primary method of teaching, group discussions, seminars, use of Internet, ICT facility in the classroom are used by the department to improve the students learning.
The Department has:
A student with B.A./B.Sc. Degree in mathematics is eligible to apply for jobs like teacher, Scientist, any Govt. Related job. Bank PO, LIC, ACS, IAS, POST Office, CA and other competitive examinations etc. Moreover a student of Mathematics is competent for accountant, Auditor, traders in the Stock market etc.
The department has many works to do: