The decision was made in anticipation of certain retirements in applied maths around that time.
What about drawing diagrams in maths or using a compass?
Sankara also founded four Maths, or convents, for Brahmans; the chief one being that of Sringeri in Mysore, the spiritual head (Guru) of which wields considerable power, even that of excommunication, over the Saivas of southern India.
I 'm doing a PhD in geophysics after 3 years undergrad maths and 1 year 's masters (in geophysical applied maths).
Maths - a full suite of rooms including an ICT facility and staff workroom.