The inception of Department of Mathematics started in 1983, when Jimma Institute of Health Science (JIHS) was established under pre-medical department as one of the basic science units (Mathematics, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Psychology, Sociology, History, etc.).    Department of   Mathematics is emerged as one of the five full-fledged departments namely (Mathematics, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, English, and other social sciences) when the pre- medical departments progressively extended to the basic science program hosting all the fresh programs of the institute during the preparation to launch Jimma University. Department of Mathematics  was one of the five  establishing  departments  of  the Faculty of Education  when  Jimma University was  launched  in Dec, 1999. Still it is one of the strong departments in college of Natural Sciences which was established in 2009.