The Department of Mathematics at the Central College Campus of Bangalore University has a history of over 120 years. The current chairman is Prof. Pradeep Siddeshwar, an active researcher in Fluid Mechanics.
Presently. Prof H.G.Nagaraja and the recently retired Prof Y.B.Maralabavi are also working in Differential Geometry. It is to be noted that Prof C S Aravinda, now at TIFR-CAM, Bangalore is also an alumni of this Department and actively engaged in research in Riemannian Geometry. Prof.K.Harinath was another great name in the field of Abstract Algebra and a former chairman of the Department.