It is rightly said that the history of Mathematics is as old as that of mankind. It is not considered as just a science within itself but is also known as mother of all the sciences and key of all the technologies. The emergence of many disciplines including Engineering, Computer Sciences, Space Sciences, Material Sciences, Biotechnology, Mathematical Biology, Management Sciences and many others has made Mathematics the need of the time. Its applications range from shoe-modeling to aircraft-manufacturing, Geology to the motion of planets, sea-dynamics to the environmental changes etc.

The Department of Mathematics at CUST was launched with the aim of preparing students and researchers in Mathematics with a width of knowledge of the other sciences and technologies. Besides the offered research areas in Mathematics Department, the existence of the departments of Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Bioinformatics and Management Sciences at CUST provides the opportunity to the MPhil/PhD students of Mathematics to collaborate with the researchers of these departments. This is indeed an added feature in the Mathematics degree from CUST, as compared to the conventional degree in mathematics from anywhere else. In addition to the different Mathematics programs, the department also provides a sound scientific and mathematical foundation to the undergraduate professionals of all the other departments of the university.

Dr. Sagheer Ahmed
Head, Department of Mathematics