The Department of Applied Sciences attained its present status in August 2001. From its very inception, the department has aimed to be a center of excellence in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Humanities and been vigorously engaged in both research and teaching. The vision of the department is not only to transform young people to competent and motivated professionals but also to contribute to the development of the nation, particularly the North, through research, consultancy and training activities.
The department offers core courses in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Humanities. Under Humanities, Communication Skills (Basic and Advanced) and Human values and Professional Ethics and Self – awareness are offered as core courses to B. Tech. 1st year students. Moreover, elective courses like Psychology, Sociology etc. are offered to B. Tech. 2nd, 3rd and 4th year students. In addition to the one compulsory common course in Mathematics for B.Tech. 1st year students, several elective courses such as Numerical Analysis, Operation Research, Business Statistics, Discrete Structures, Remedial Mathematics and Advanced Mathematics are offered to select branches of undergraduate engineering according to the prescribed curriculum. Furthermore, courses in Advanced Mathematics are offered to postgraduate students of various branches of Engineering.
The department has well equipped laboratories to impart practical training to the students in the field of Physics, Chemistry and Professional Communication. Three Language labs has also been set up in the Department, which is equipped with modern facilities (Pronunciation Software) enabling it to be used as a language lab. The purpose of the language lab is to brush-up the communication skills of students for transforming their personality.
The department provides facilities for research leading to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in the fields of Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and English. Many faculty members at present pursuing their Ph. D. The faculty of the Department is highly qualified. Out of the 32 regular faculty members working at present, 10 are with a Doctorate degree and 14 are pursuing their Ph. D. programs. The members of the department have published more than 100 research papers in national and international journals of well repute.