University of Baltistan, Skardu was founded as (Karakoram International University Skardu Campus) for the Baltistan Region in 2011, subsequently granted university status on 25th August, 2017, as University of Baltistan, Skardu a federally chartered university of Pakistan. University of Baltistan Skardu (UOBS) has been producing outstanding graduate and undergraduate courses for the last seven years. Currently, UOBS serves approximately 700 students each year and is the only university in Baltistan region.
The department of Mathematics is one of the dire needs of the students, parents and stakeholders in Gilgit Baltistan especially in Baltistan region as there is no graduate program being offered anywhere in Baltistan. So, hundreds of students, parents and stakeholders go through severe crisis due to unavailability of the most important subject mathematics as majority of the parents cannot afford huge amount of fees and other expenses of their sons or wards if they go to the down areas for higher studies. In this way, most of the students either quit their studies or join other domains of studies without considering their major subjects studied in graduation. Recently, it has been observed that every private and public-sector school and college went through severe crisis when they received no eligible applicant for vacant positions of mathematics to be taught at their respective institutions.
Department of Mathematics will be a source for the promotion of problem solving, analytical thinking and utilizing technology. It is our belief that the rapidly changing technological advances have created a fluid and dynamic world for this generation of students so keeping in mind these challenges, vision of mathematics department is to graduate qualified cadres who are equipped with insight and research skills in the field of mathematics and make lasting contribution to the society by helping to solve problems in such diverse fields as medicine, management, economics, government organizations, computer sciences, physics, psychology, engineering and social sciences.
- To encourage students to conduct research projects to develop their analytical and logical thinking.
- To pursue excellence in Mathematics through teaching and research skills.
- To collaborate with the community in the field of research and teaching adapting modern techniques and changes occur in coming eras.
- To expand the implementing grounds of mathematics to various spheres of life for the improvement and betterment of the human standards.