The Department of Mathematics was established with the inception of IIT Patna in August 2008. The Department is committed to impart high-quality education in Mathematics at Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels. Faculty members of the department have versatile experience in teaching as well as in research in different areas of Mathematics. The research areas of the department include Algebra, Coding Theory, Differential Equations, Graph Theory, Mathematical Control Theory, Mathematical Modeling, Nonlinear Dynamics, Numerical Analysis and Computations, Optimization, Statistics, Differential Geometry, Computational Finance, Theoretical Computer Science and Matrix Theory.

The department is currently running B.S./B.Tech. in Mathematics and Computing, B.Tech.-M.Tech. dual degree program in Mathematics and Computing, M.Sc. in Mathematics, M.Tech. in Mathematics and Computing and Ph.D. in all above-mentioned research areas. The department extends support to all B.Tech. programs of other departments in the institute by offering compulsory courses as well as relevant electives courses that are useful in different engineering applications.

Enrollment in the MSc (Mathematics) program at IIT Patna offers an exciting opportunity for aspiring students to pursue a dual master (1+1 year) degree. In addition to the master's degree conferred by IIT Patna, successful candidates can also earn a master's degree from Brunel University London (BUL), UK, under the established MoU. This is contingent upon meeting the minimum requirement of a CPI of 6.5 at the conclusion of two semesters at IIT Patna. For details on course structure at BUL, see or write to Professor Paresh Date (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Students may contact to Dr Nutan Kumar Tomar (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for more information on MoU.