The Department of Mathematics was started as a P.G. Centre of University of Mysore in 1968 and it became a full-fledged Department of Mangalore University in 1980. UGC sanctioned 1 Professor, 1 Reader and 5 Lecturers to the Department. Department offers M.Sc. course in Pure and Applied Mathematics. Ph.D. programmes are also offered by the Department. Most of the research activities were done during the last 35 years. It has produced 10 Ph.D. degrees and 22 M.Phil. degrees. Nearly 100 research papers have been published by the faculty member/research scholars in reputed national and international journals. Department is actively pursuing research in the areas of Lattice Theory and Graph Theory. One UGC Major Research Project in Graph Theory has been completed and another DST(SERB) Sponsored Major Research Project in Graph Theory is ongoing.
There is a good response to the M.Sc. Mathematics course and successful students are employed in various organizations. The intake to the course at present is 65 and the course has been running successfully.