Mathematics

Background

The department came into existence soon after the University of Mandalay was established in 1947. The department is situated at the heart of the University Campus. The department office is on the up stair and North wing of the two storey building.The Department of Mathematics assists to build and strength research capacity of students and postgraduate education in Mathematics.

Mission

The Department of Mathematics aim to contribute to the growth of pure and applied Mathematics, thereby promoting research capacities. The Department of Mathematics offers courses and programs of study which will ensure that the student learners are able to contribute to today’s society. It will be persistent to contribute to applied research for local region and research in the Pure and Applied Mathematics.

Vision

Mathematics develops computational skills, critical thinking, and problem solving skills. Department of Mathematics will fulfill developing research ideas, collaborating with other scientists across the breadth of academic disciplines, professionals, business and other uses.

Academic Staff

Professors:                   Dr Ohn Mar(Head of the Department), Dr Mai Mae Khin

Visiting Professors:     Dr Thein Myint, Dr Kyaw Nyunt, Dr Mya Oo, Daw Yi Yi Kyein,

Dr Thet Khine, Daw Khin Nu, U Aung Kyaw, Dr Nyunt Shwe,

Dr Khin Nyo

Associate Professors:  Dr Swe Swe Mya, Dr Me Me Naing, Dr Daw Kyi Win,

Dr Khin Myo Satt

 

Lecturers:                    Dr Thin ThinSwe, Dr Khin Than Sint, Dr Zaw Myint, Dr Win Sandar,

Dr Shwin Seinn, Daw Khin Thwe Win, Daw Khaing May Ohn,

Dr Kyaw Thu Aung, Daw Nilar Thein, Dr Thwe Thwe Aye, Daw Win Yu Yu Maw, Dr Than Htut Swe

Part Time Lecturer:     Dr Saw Win Maung

Assistant Lecturers:    Dr Thiha Bo, Dr Aung Tun Lin, Daw Tin Moe Lwin, U Kyaw Thu Aung, U Htay Zaw Win, U Htet Aung Khine, Daw Tin Nwe Aye, Daw Yupar Lin, Daw Myint Myint Ye, Daw Thet Thet Khaing, Daw Myat Thazin Hlaing

Programme

The Department of Mathematics offers the following programs.

  • Bachelor of Science in Mathematics (B Sc)
  • Bachelor of Honors in Mathematics (B Sc Honors)
  • Master of Science in Mathematics (MSc)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematics (PhD)

Bachelor of Science degree program in Mathematics is a 4-year program with eight semesters. It consists of 48 credits of course work. Bachelor of Honors degree program in Mathematics is a 5-year program with ten semesters. It consists of 64 credits of course work. Master degree program in Mathematics is a 2-year program with four semesters. It consists of 48 credits of course work and 16 credits of thesis work. Master of Research degree program in Mathematics is a 1-year program in thesis work. A thesis has to be submitted to the Academic board of Education and after that need to defend to the External Examiner and Referee. Ph D program is a 5-year program in which 1-year Preliminary course work and 4-year research work.Firstly one must take the entrance exam in English and Mathematics including an oral examination. One who passed this entrance examination is eligible to attend the 1-year preliminary class.  And one needs to pass the examination in preliminary class for starting the thesis work of Ph D degree.


Research Activities

The Department of Mathematics enters into long term collaboration with research groups in other countries. Professors and lecturers from other countries are invited to star the knowledge in Mathematics. A high priority on student learning in a personal environment is enforced. The Department of Mathematics encourages students to participate in the learning experience through participation in the classroom, student oriented reminders, and other related activities.

 

Research Fields

The Department has active research interests in Abstract Algebra, Linear Algebra, Functional Analysis,Topological Vector Spaces, Linear Analysis and Non-linear Analysis,Theory of PDEs, Numerical PDEs, Fluid Mechanics, Numerical Analysis, Scientific computingMathematical Physics, Combinatorics and Graph Theory.

 

International Collaboration

The Department of Mathematics organized the Sixth International Conference on Science and Mathematics Education for Developing Countries cooperating with American Mathematical Society(AMS)in 2013. In 2014, the Seventh International Conference on Science and Mathematics Education for Developing Countries was organized by the Department of Mathematics cooperating with Mathematical Society of Myanmar(MSM) and AMS.It set up a network, South East Asia Mathematical Network (SEAMaN) with the partner departments from Royal University of Phnom Penh(RUPP),Phnom Penh, Cambodia and National University of Laos(NUOL), Vientiane, Laos which is supported by International Science Programme(ISP), Uppsala University, Sweden since January 2015. Objectives of the SEAMaN are

to increase the scientific competence of the staff members,

to strengthen the level of M.Sc education,

to increase the number of publications in international journals,

to strengthen the research in existing areas of common interest,

to establish a program for exchange of staff members and students within the SEAMaN,

to create possibilities for short-term visits for scientists within the region and to outside the region,

to attract foreign scientists to give courses and seminars,

to strengthen the cooperation with the society, industry, banks and insurance companies and other scientific institutions,

to give special attention to attracting female post-graduate students in Mathematics (Cambodia and Laos).

In 2017, International Center for Pure and Applied Mathematics (CIMPA), France will cooperatea projectat MSc and PhD programme with the Department of Mathematics, University of Mandalay. Goals of the project are as follows.

The programs of the bachelor, master and doctoral training have to be modernized in order to take account of the recent changements in Mathematics. In the next few years, we hope that some collaborations between local teachers and some foreign mathematicians will be establishedand some agreements (MoU) will be signed, starting the integration of the department of mathematics of UM in the international mathematical community.

From November 2016 to November 2017, sixforeign professors visited UM during one to three weeks. They gave lectures in the master of mathematics of UM and gave a seminar for the doctoral program. All these six teachers, including one representative from ISP, met the Head and the staff of the Department of Mathematics of UM to prepare in details the second step of the project.In the framework of SEAMaN, we discussed the possibility for students from NUOL and RUPP to join this program.

The cooperation will really start from from December 2017. At most six foreign mathematicians will visit to UM for 2 or more weeks in each year. Moreover, several students from NUOL and RUPP will be selected to attend the master at UM.

Contact Information
Dr. Ohn Mar
Professor
Stay in Touch

Our Courses