International Council for Education, Research and Training

Applied mathematics in today’s education system in India

M., Antony Philomena

Research Scholar, Dept of Education, Avinashilingam Institute for Women’s, Coimbatore.

C., Karthik Deepa

Asst. Professor, Dept of Education, Avinashilingam Institute for Women’s, Coimbatore


Applied mathematics plays a pivotal role in today’s education system in India, offering a dynamic approach to learning that bridges the gap between theoretical knowledge and real-world applications. This paper explores the significance and integration of applied mathematics within India’s contemporary education landscape. It delves into the evolving pedagogical strategies, curriculum enhancements, and the practical implications of applied mathematics in fostering critical thinking, problem-solving, and innovation among students. The first section of this paper provides an overview of the traditional mathematical education system in India and highlights the growing demand for applied mathematics skills in various industries. It emphasizes the need to adapt to the changing educational landscape by incorporating applied mathematics to equip students with practical abilities that align with modern workplace requirements. The second section explores the challenges and opportunities in implementing applied mathematics in Indian schools and higher education institutions. It addresses curriculum design, teaching methodologies, and the role of educators in making mathematics education more application-oriented. It also discusses the potential impact of applied mathematics in nurturing a workforce capable of addressing contemporary societal challenges. Furthermore, this paper examines the role of technology in facilitating applied mathematics education, with a focus on digital tools, simulations, and online resources that can enhance the learning experience. It emphasizes the importance of digital literacy and the integration of technology in mathematics classrooms.

The final section assesses the outcomes and potential benefits of integrating applied mathematics in the Indian education system. It considers the impact on students’ problem-solving skills, employability, and their ability to contribute to research and innovation in STEM-related fields.

Keywords: Applied Mathematics, Education system, Integration of Technology, Employability.

Impact Statement

Educational reform and policy implication:

The paper could influence policymakers to reconsider and update the mathematics curriculum in India, emphasizing the integration of applied mathematics.

It may contribute to discussions on educational reform, encouraging a shift towards more practical and application-oriented learning approaches.

Technology Integration:

The discussion on technology’s role in applied mathematics education could encourage further research into the development of digital tools and simulations.

Educational technology researchers may investigate the impact of technology on learning outcomes and student engagement in mathematics.

About Author

Antony Philomena a dedicated researcher with a passion for enhancing mathematics education through innovative pedagogical approaches. Pursuing Ph.D. in Education and a Master’s in Mathematics, has built a strong foundation in both theoretical and practical aspects of her field.

Research focuses on the intersection of technology and education, specifically exploring the potential of gamification to improve the learning outcomes of primary and secondary school students in mathematics. The work delves into designing and implementing gamified educational modules that aim to make complex mathematical concepts more accessible and enjoyable for young learners.

 Published few book  chapters in showcasing the commitment to advancing knowledge in the field of mathematics education and has also been invited to present the findings at conferences, where work has been well-received by fellow researchers and educators alike.

Collaborated with experts in educational technology, psychology, and curriculum development. Committed to the broader impact of the work, and involved in community outreach programs, attending workshops for teachers and parents to promote effective ways of incorporating gamification into mathematics education. Through my research I believe in bridging the gap between research and practical implementation in real-world educational settings.


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