Chennai Mathematical Institute

Admissions


  • Applications for August, 2015 are open. Look up the Application Procedure for details on how to apply. The last date for handing in completed forms is Friday, April 17, 2015.

  • For CMI's PhD programmes, you can also qualify for the interview by writing national level exams such as JEST and NBHM. Specific details are give below, at the bottom of this page.

  • For details about fee structure and hostel accommodation, please download the Information Brochure.

Academic programmes offered at CMI

  • B.Sc. (Hons.) in Mathematics and Computer Science (3 year integrated course).
  • B.Sc. (Hons.) in Mathematics and Physics (3 year integrated course).
  • M.Sc. in Mathematics.
  • M.Sc. in Applications of Mathematics.
  • M.Sc. in Computer Science.
  • Ph.D. in Mathematics.
  • Ph.D. in Computer Science.
  • Ph.D. in Physics.

Note: There is a common entrance examination for both the B.Sc. (Hons.) programmes. You need not select your course at the time of applying. The choice can be made after admission.

Eligibility for Admission

  • B.Sc. (Hons.) Mathematics and Computer Science:    12th standard or equivalent.
  • B.Sc. (Hons.) Mathematics and Physics:    12th standard or equivalent.
  • M.Sc. in Mathematics:    B.Sc.(Math)/B.Math/B.Stat/B.E./B.Tech.
  • M.Sc. in Applications of Mathematics:    B.Sc.(Math/Physics/Statistics)/B.Math/B.Stat/B.E./B.Tech.
  • M.Sc. in Computer Science:    B.E./B.Tech/B.Sc.(C.S.)/B.C.A. or B.Sc.(Math) with a strong background in C.S.
  • Ph.D. in Mathematics:    B.E./B.Tech/B.Sc.(Math)/M.Sc.(Math).
  • Ph.D. in Computer Science:    B.E/B.Tech/M.Sc.(C.S.)/M.C.A.
  • Ph.D. in Physics:    B.E./B.Tech/B.Sc.(Physics)/M.Sc.(Physics).

How to Apply

You may apply online or request a printed application form, either by post or in person. Look up the Application Procedure for details on how to apply.

For all the programmes, applicants will have to take an entrance examination on Monday, 18 May, 2015. The entrance examination centres for 2015 are as follows: Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Bangalore, Bhubaneswar, Calicut, Chennai, Coimbatore, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Imphal, Kolkata, Madurai, Mumbai, Nagpur, Patna, Pune, Ranchi, Shillong, Silchar, Srinagar and Trivandrum.

Selection for all Ph.D. programmes will involve an interview at Chennai. For all other programmes, interviews will be at the discretion of the Admissions Committee—the Committee may call shortlisted candidates for an interview depending on their prior academic record.

All students receive handsome scholarships that meet all expenses. B.Sc. (Hons.) students receive a scholarship of Rs. 4000 per month, M.Sc. students receive a scholarship of Rs. 6000 per month and Ph.D. scholarships start at Rs. 16000 per month. Students of B.Sc. (Hons.) also receive an additional monthly scholarship of Rs. 1000, made possible through generous private donations.

For more information, please write to admissions@cmi.ac.in.

Qualify for PhD Mathematics via NBHM

Candidates applying to the PhD programme in Mathematics at CMI for the academic year starting August 2015 can qualify for the interview without writing the CMI entrance examination if they are been awarded the NBHM PhD Fellowship.

If you wish to apply to the PhD programme in Mathematics at CMI through this channel, you should fill out the CMI application form in full detail and pay the application fee. After you fill out the form and pay the application fee, send an email to phdmath2015@cmi.ac.in requesting that you be considered for a direct interview. You will obtain further instructions from the Admissions Committee.

Qualify for PhD Computer Science via JEST-2015

Candidates applying to the PhD programme in Computer Science at CMI for the academic year starting August 2015 can qualify for the interview on the basis of their performance in the Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST-2015) in Theoretical Computer Science, without writing the CMI entrance examination.

If you have written JEST-2015 and wish to apply to the PhD programme in Computer Science at CMI, you should fill out the CMI application form in full detail and pay the application fee. After you fill out the form and pay the application fee, send an email to phdcs2015@cmi.ac.in to inform us that you have also written JEST.

If you qualify directly for the interview based on your performance in JEST-2015, You will receive a notification from the Admissions Committee. If you do not hear from us, you must write the CMI entrance examination in order to qualify.

Qualify for PhD Physics via JEST-2015

Candidates applying to the PhD programme in Physics at CMI for the academic year starting August 2015 can qualify for the interview on the basis of their performance in the Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST-2015) in Physics without writing the CMI entrance examination. Only candidates within the top 300 ranks will qualify through this category.

If you wish to apply to the PhD programme in Physics at CMI through this channel, you should fill out the CMI application form in full detail and pay the application fee. After you fill out the form and pay the application fee, send an email to phdphy2015@cmi.ac.in attaching a scanned copy of your JEST scorecard.

If you qualify directly for the interview based on your performance in these exams, you will receive a notification from the Admissions Committee. If you do not hear from us, you must write the CMI entrance examination in order to qualify.





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