About: Jesse Pulikottil Francis

Mathematician in training. Programmer by passion.

Teacher at heart.

Also, a writer, editor, graphic designer, artist.

A leapling.

Science communication interests me now.

Spreads a rumour that mathematicians are superhumans.

Questions about nearly everything. Sees patterns everywhere.

Gets fascinated by many things, including stamps, old coins/currency, the sky, and an attentive crowd ready to listen.

A usual day in Jesse’s class would look like this.

Key Interests




Creative Writing

Graphic Designing

Research Interests

Pure Mathematics (Analysis)

Formal Languages

Mathematics Teaching Pedagogy

Graph Theory (Domination and Labelling)

Algorithms and Programming

Visualisation Tools to aide teaching


Member of Board of Advisors, proVISION ASIA, Banglaore
(2023 – Present)
To help the organization tap into potential technologies that can simplify day-today workflow.

Teacher Trainer and Mentor, Lifehub School, Chennai
(2023 – Present)
(Part-time) Mentoring teachers to transition to Student Centred Teaching and Learning and Experiential Learning from the traditional framework.

Disability Awareness and Motivational Speaker
(2022 – Present)
Focusing on educating about disability, empowerment and encouraging communities to be sensitive to our needs.

Co-author, CSIR-NET General Aptitude – A New Outlook
(2021 – Present)
Editor (2015-2020)
with Christy Varghese

Assistant Professor, St. Joseph’s College, Bangalore
(2020 – 2023)
Courses taught Undergraduate: Python Practicals, Ring Theory, Group Theory, Numerical Methods, Differential Equations.
Postgraduate: Topology, Number Theory Python Practicals, Statistics with R Programming, Graph Theory with SageMath, Measure Theory and Algebra.

Temporary Assistant Professor, Madras Christian College
(2017 – 2020)
Courses taught Undergraduate: Advanced Calculus, Real Analysis, Mathematical Statistics, Allied Mathematics 1 and 2 and Basic Mathematics
Postgraduate: Topology, Integral Equations and Calculus of Variations, Java Programming, Graph Algorithms, Mechanics

Student Centred Teaching and Learning Trainer
(2018 – Present)
Sessions focussing on equipping teachers with alternative teaching methods including technological tools to enhance the classroom experience.

Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning Trainer
(2016 – 2020)
UV Physics Academy, Hyderabad; St. Berchman’s College, Changanacherry; Cochin University of Science and Technology; SSKV College, Kanchipuram.

Bureaucrat, Wikibooks (Malayalam)

Highest Qualification

CSIR-NET in Mathematical Sciences (December 2016)
Marks 110.5 – All India Rank 49

Master of Science in Mathematics, Pondicherry University, Puducherry (2012-2014)
First Class


Programming Languages and Technologies: Java, C/C++, Python, Angular JS 1, Ionic Hybrid Development Framework, VBA for Macro Programming in Microsoft Office, WordPress.
Mathematical Packages: SAGEMath, MATLAB, Mathematica, GeoGebra.

Highlight of Projects Undertaken

Guide: “Origami and Mathematics and Pedagogy” (April 2019)
with Ms. Jemima George, focussing on School and College Teaching.

Author, Chapter on “Geometry” (April 2019)
Manual for In-Service Training Programme for Science Teachers of Kanchipuram District, with Ms. Jemima George, published by M.C.C. and TN-SCERT.

Developer: The Centipede Game (Game Theory Concept Simulation) (2017)
Java-based software illustrating the Centipede Game in Game Theory.
In association with Department of Economics, Madras Christian College.

Author, “Guide to Setting Up Policy-Based Resilience Simulator” (2013)
Published in English Wikibooks. (Link)

(Visit LinkedIn profile for Full List)

Selected Lectures Delivered

Two-day Training on Student-centred Teaching and Learning and Experiential Learning (May 2023)
For teachers of Lifehub School, Chennai

Lecture Series on Statistics (October 2020/November 2022)
For the students of Department of Psychology, Martin Luther Christian University, Shillong, Meghalaya.

Lecture Series on Real Analysis (April-May 2019)
For the teaching staff of Department of Mathematics, SSKV College for Women, Kanchipuram.

CSIR-NET General Aptitude Training Session (May 15-17, 2019)
Conducted by Equal Opportunity Centre, CUSAT, Cochin.

Session on “MATHEMATICS AND VISUALIZATION” (January 25, 2019)
In-Service Training Programme for Science Teachers of Kanchipuram District, by TN-SCERT, at Madras Christian College, focussing on computer aided visualisation techniques and origami for teaching mathematics in upper primary classes.

In-service Training for Mathematics Teachers conducted by CSI Bishop Newbigin College of Education, Mylapore, Chennai.