** Department of Mathematics is proud to commemorate, encourage and inspire our meritorious students and exemplary alumnae by celebrating merit day on 26 th October 2023 at Sr. Savio Hall, BCM College.
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** Instilling a keen interest in Mathematics among school students, department of Mathematics incorporated activity based pedagogy “Math Magic” among students from St. Anns school on 6 th October 2023 at BCM College Auditorium.
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“Aazhchavattom” was held on Monday 9th October 2023 under the auspices of the Departments of Mathematics and Statistics, BCM College, Kottayam. “Aazhchavattom” works by bringing non-toxic agricultural, homemade and handicraft products available in their homes to the college campus by staff and students.”Aazhchavattom” started at 8:30 am. Vegetables, fruits, handicrafts, homemade food items etc. were sold in various stalls. Students of each classes were in charge of each stall.The department was able to sell products worth Rs 11,949 through this”Aazhchavattom “.

## Teachers Day Celebrations and Alumni Meet

In order to express students gratitude and appreciation towards incredible formal faculties, The Department of Mathematics organized Teachers day celebrations on September 7, 2023 at Sr. Savio Hall.

In the memories of homecoming king Mahabali, the harvest festival ” Onam ” was celebrated on 24th August 2023 by the Department of Mathematics. The grand feast and the Onam games were the highlights of the celebration.

The students and teachers of Mathematics department bid their beloved students a warm good bye and wish them good luck for their future endeavours.

The Department of Mathematics, in collaboration with the IQAC and Research Development Cell, organized a significant event titled “A Lecture on Research in Mathematics – An Overview.” This informative session took place on June 27, 2023, commencing at 9:30 A.M.The lecture was conducted by esteemed mathematician Dr. Achu Aniyan. She is an alumna of BCM College Kottayam.

## Intercollegiate online quiz competition

** **The intercollegiate online quiz competition organized by the Department of

Mathematics at BCM College Kottayam on July 22, 2023, in celebration of Pi Approximation

Day seems like a great opportunity for students to test their mathematical knowledge. With

57 participants from various colleges, the competition is likely to be both challenging and

engaging.

Winners:

First Prize ��

Neethumol P. D, Newman College, Thodupuzha

Second Prize

Lakshmi P.V., TMG College, Tirur

Mariya Biju, Alphonsa College, Pala

Sreerag K., Federal Institute of Science and Technology

Sarangh M J, WMO Arts and Science College Muttil

Sreejith P S, SB College Changanassery

Third Prize ��

Ananya Sumit, Federal Institute of Science and Technology

Karthik Sathish, Federal Institute of Science and Technology

Sreelakshmi S, St. Thomas College, Kozhenchery

** Department of Mathematics officially inaugurated the Mathematics Association Invicto on 8 th June 2023 at Sr. Savio Hall, BCM College.****Main guests of the programs were Prof. Dr. Mercy Mani and Prof. Valsa V. Samuel, who were the members of the senior teacher forum of our college. ****The prize distribution for the A+ and S holders was carried out by our teachers Prof. Dr. Mercy Mani and Prof. Valsa V. Samuel.**

## INTERCOLLEGIATE FEST -SINCASTA 2K18

The department of Mathematics of Bishop Chulaparambil Memorial College is celebrating its diamond jubilee. In this diamond jubilee year, we have introduced some new events in our fest. The fest was conducted for two days. 27^{th} and 28^{th} of July of the year 2018 with the name ‘SINCASTA MATH FIESTA 2K18’.

__Rubik’s Cube Competition__

__Rubik’s Cube Competition__

As a part of our Math Fest SINCASTA 2K18 we organized Rubik’s cube competition for college students as well as for school students in 2 days. First day 27^{th} of July College wise Rubik’s Cube Solving competition ‘CUBO RUBIKS’ was held. It was a thrilling experience for both participants and audience. 15 students from varies colleges were participated in the competition. The competition was held in two phases

__Quiz____ for Higher secondary Students__

__for Higher secondary Students__

As a part of SINCASTA 2K18, we had both school wise and college wise competitions. For the school wise competition, one of the events was quiz competition. Quiz competition was held in such a way that a team contains 2 members. Every school was allowed to send as much as team they can.

The aim of the quiz competition was to give something extra or something new to students. And it was a big success. Participants were happy and they were able to study new things. Quiz master was Prof. Liju Alex. 26 teams participated in this competition.

**DRAWING COMPETITION**

As a part of diamond jubilee celebration of mathematics department of BCM College Kottayam, a drawing competition has been conducted for high school and high secondary students, in accordance with the fest conducted by the department of mathematics SINCASTA 2K18.

On 28^{th} of July Saturday at 10.30 am. Prof. Divya conducted all the procedures related to the competition. 17 contestants were there in the competition. Even though the competition was meant for high school students 5 students from UP section also participated in the competition

__SR. LUCIA MEMORIAL QUIZ COMPETITION__

__SR. LUCIA MEMORIAL QUIZ COMPETITION__

Sr. Lucia had been a dedicated teacher of department of mathematics and vice- principle of BCM College Kottayam. It was during her reign that mathematics department of BCM College has reached its heights. In memory her, department of mathematics, conducts Sr. Lucia Memorial Quiz Competition. It has been a prestigious event of department for 17 years. The year 2018 conduct 18^{th} Sr. Lucia Memorial Quiz Competition. It was on the first day that is 27^{th} of July. 37 teams from different colleges from all over Kerala participated.

__Presentation____ Competition ‘PREZENTIT’__

__Presentation__

__Competition ‘PREZENTIT’__

PREZENTIT was a power point presentation competition which has been conducting by the department for many years. PREZENTIT was an interesting competition and 15 contestants from different colleges in Kerala participated. The competition was judged by Mr. Sinu la,l M.G University research scholar and by Prof. Jaymi Sara Jacob associate professor Baselious College Kottayam.

__SPEED MATH__

__SPEED MATH__

Speed math – the problem solving competition was held on 27^{th} July as a part of math fest SINCASTA 2K18. The competition was arranged for college students. The objective of the competition was supposed to improve the problem solving ability of students.

## EXHIBITION

Various still models, Games, Working Models were exhibited there for the students to understand some new mathematical ideas. Some of them were very familiar for students. Around 10 models were exhibited there. Some of them are Fibonacci Rabbit Series, Triangular Spiral, 8 Point Star, Properties of Circle, Scatter Diagram, etc. The main attractions of this section are the Triangular Pyramid and the Rubik’s Cube.

Working Model section mainly includes trigonometric ratios, octant, Pythagoras Theorem, Buffon’s Needle problem, Brachistochrome problem, Determination of п, transforming triangles, Real number house and so on

**MARIYAM MIRZAKHANI MEMORIAL DEBATE COMPETITION**

The Maryam Mirzakhani memorial debate competition was an inter departmental competition conducted by our department as a part of π- week celebration. Two students from each department could participate in it as a team. The topic for this competition for this year was “ Boogolathinte spanthanam kanakkilanu shariyo tettoo ?” The competition was on 25^{th} July 2018 at 1.30 pm Jobina Joseph and Riya Merin of Department of English had secure the first position and Grace M leghu and Uthara s of Department of sociology had secure the second position.

## HONOURING Dr. ANU VARGHESE

Prof**.**Anu Varghese of Dept of Mathematics got the chance to participate in international conference for mathematic (ICM) 2018 held at Brazil. ICM is the conference in which fields medals are announced. Fields medal is known as the Nobel price of mathematics. At this conference Prof. Anu Varghese got a chance to present a paper based on her PHD topic.

## ECO FRIENDLY INITIATIVE

As a part of our fest students of third DC took an indicative to make paper pens. They were successful in making and selling around 300 pens in and outside the college. These pens were used for all the activities that we conducted. The theme of the imitative was aimed to avoid plastic and save nature. The amount collected from the cell was used for charity.

The Department of Mathematics with all its uniqueness and splendour had entered into its 61 year of excellence. As a glorious beginning to its whole activities for the year 2019-2020, Department of Mathematics officially inaugurated the Mathematics Association EVOLUTES on August 30.

Mrs Jinu Motty (Alumni, Currently Teaching in St. Anne’s School, Kottayam), the chief guest of the function, inaugurated the Mathematics Association ‘EVOLUTES’ by lighting the lamp. It was a great pleasure for us to have a graceful personality for our inaugural function.

__NATIONAL SEMINAR ON LINEAR ALGEBRA__

As a part of National Mathematics Day, Department of Mathematics has arranged a National Seminar on "Linear Algebra". The seminar was taken by Mr Gopikrishnan - former faculty of Mathematics department of our college and currently doing research in UK on Mathematics. It was a one hour talk where he started the lecture with the basic concepts in Linear Algebra.

## WORKSHOP ON PYTHON 2019

The Mathematics Department of BCM College in association with MG University conducted a one day workshop on 28^{th }February 2020 for the 1^{st }year PG students about Python, Dr. Sumesh S S (Assistant Prof. St. John’s College, Anchal) as its resource person. The workshop aimed at how to use python language to write the programming codes of the Numerical Methods and Interpolation in Mathematics.

## PI WEEK CELEBRATION

The department celebrated pi week from August 1 to August 2. An exhibition was held. Also Mariam Mirzakhani debate competition, pi value writing competition and poster designing competition were held.

## VISION INDIA 2020

July 27, the death anniversary of the one who motivated the youth to shape their dreams, the former President of India, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam. The department of mathematics conducted various competitions, as a tribute to his contribution towards Science and Technology, on 25^{th }and 26^{th }July 2019.

## ALUMNI MEET ANCORA 2019

Alumni meet ANCORA 2020 on October 2nd at Sr. Savio Hall. Prof. Liju Alex was the convener of the alumni meet. This year the meet was conducted to all the previous batch students. Our former HODs George Mathew, Valsa V Samuel, Leelamma Philip shared the old memories of college and also shared their teaching experience. Many of them shared their old memories.

## MARIAM MIRZAKHANI DEBATE COMPETITION

In remembrance of Mariam Mirzakhani, department of Mathematics conducted interdepartmental Mariam Mirzakhani debate competition.

The topic for debate was “Is mathematics the queen of sciences?"

The competition was very much appreciated.

**SINCASTA 2K20: INTERCOLLEGIATE MATHEMATICS FEST**

Mathematics fest of BCM College SINCASTA conducted on 10th January 2020. The auspicious occasion, inauguration of SINCASTA 2k19-20, had blessed by the presence of various dignitaries. Fest was inaugurated by Asst. Professor Dr. Bobby. P. Mathew, St. Thomas Pala

## Sr. M LUCIA MEMEORIAL MATHEMATICAL QUIZ COMPETITION

Sr. M Lucia Memorial Mathematical Quiz competition was conducted by the department of Mathematics of BCM College on 10th January 2020 as part of SINCASTA 2K20. 27 teams from different colleges of Kerala have participated in the 19th Sr.M Lucia Memorial mathematics quiz. Dr.Boby P Mathew, professor of St. Thomas college, Pala was the quiz master.

## SCHOOL QUIZ HUNKY BRAINS

As part of our fest SINCASTA 2k20 a quiz competition was conducted for the school students. Students from various school participated in the quiz.

**EXHIBITION GAME SECTION AND DARKROOM**

As part of our fest SINCASTA a grand exhibition was conducted in the college auditorium. Many students from various schools and colleges actively participated in it. The exhibition greatly helped the students to get a vast knowledge in mathematics and opened a new world of insight into the application of mathematics.

**INTEGRATION BEE**

The competition ''Integration Bee" was conducted by our department for the first time. It was conducted for both school students and college students to encourage the mathematical skill and speed in every student for solving problem. There were 29 participants from different schools and colleges.

**MATH MODELS : MODULUS**

The competition was conducted for the first time and it helped to find how the contestants are able to apply their creative ideas in maths.

**PRESENT IT- INTERCOLLEGIATE PRESENTATION COMPETITION**

As a part of the fest conducted on 10th January 2020 we organized presentation competition-Presentit. 12 contestants from different colleges participated. The topic for presentation was anything related to maths, according to one’s choice.

**MATH TREASURE HUNT**

Math Treasure Hunt was conducted in order to find the best team who is able to challenge different application levels of maths. It helped the contestants to apply their mathematical skills and logical ability together to tackle the tasks given before them.

** LECTURE ON FUNDAMENTALS OF MATHEMATICS**

As part of lecture series Ms.Divya Mol K.T. took a session on the topic Fundamentals of Mathematics. Through this session she dealt with interrelationship and extension of each concepts in maths and mentioned about the importance of having basic knowledge in each subject.

**MATH TREASURE HUNT**

Math Treasure Hunt was conducted in order to find the best team who is able to challenge different application levels of maths. It helped the contestants to apply their mathematical skills and logical ability together to tackle the tasks given before them.

** LECTURE ON FUNDAMENTALS OF MATHEMATICS**

As part of lecture series Ms.Divya Mol K.T. took a session on the topic Fundamentals of Mathematics. Through this session she dealt with interrelationship and extension of each concepts in maths and mentioned about the importance of having basic knowledge in each subject.