Mathematics represents a high level of abstraction attained by the human mind. In India, mathematics has its roots in Vedic literature, which is nearly 4000 years old. Between 1000 B.C. and 1000 A.D. various treatises on mathematics were compiled in which, the concept of zero, the techniques of algebra and algorithm, square root and cube root were set forth. The rudiments of geometry, called Rekha-Ganita in ancient India, were formulated and applied in the drafting of Mandalas for architectural purposes. They were also displayed in the geometric patterns used in many temple motifs.
Today, Mathematics and Statistics are becoming popular subjects owing to their application in a wide field of study and research. A bachelors degree in mathematics will prepare you for fascinating jobs in statistics, actuarial sciences, mathematical modeling, and cryptography; for teaching; as well as for graduate school leading to a research career in mathematics or statistics. A strong background in mathematics is also necessary for research in many areas of computer science, social science, and engineering.