Chennai Mathematical Institute

Admissions


Admissions for August, 2017

  • Applications for August, 2017 are open. Look up the Application Procedure for details on how to apply. The last date for handing in completed forms is Saturday, April 8, 2017.

  • 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.

  • Here is the schedule for applications for the session starting in August, 2017 (academic year 2017–2018).

    • Applications open (online and paper): Wednesday, 8 March, 2017
    • Last date of issue of paper applications : Friday, 7 April, 2017
    • Last date to fill out online applications, (including online payments), and for paper applications to reach CMI : Saturday, 8 April, 2017, 23:59 IST
    • Last date for updating DD details online : Tuesday, 11 April, 2017, 23:59 IST
    • Last date for DDs to reach CMI : Saturday, 15 April, 2017
    • Admit Cards to be available : Monday, 1 May, 2017
    • Date of the Entrance Examination : Thursday, 18 May, 2017
    • Date of announcement of results : Before Tuesday, 20 June, 2017
    • Interviews
      • PhD Mathematics : 12th-14th June, 2017
      • MSc Mathematics : 15th,16th June, 2017

Academic programmes offered at CMI

  • B.Sc. (Hons.) in Mathematics and Computer Science (3 year course).
  • B.Sc. (Hons.) in Mathematics and Physics (3 year 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:    Undergraduate degree (BA, BSc, BE, BTech, …) with a strong background in mathematics.
  • M.Sc. in Applications of Mathematics:    Undergraduate degree (BA, BSc, BE, BTech, …) with a background in mathematics/statistics/computer science.
  • M.Sc. in Computer Science:    Undergraduate degree (BA, BSc, BE, BTech, …) with a strong background in computer science.
  • 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

When admissions are open, you may apply online or request a printed application form, either by post or in person.

For all the programmes, applicants will have to take an entrance examination. The entrance examinations for 2017 will take place on Thursday, 18 May, 2017. The entrance examination for 2017 will be conducted at centres in the following cities: Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Bangalore, Bhubaneswar, Calicut, Chennai, Coimbatore, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Imphal, Indore, 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. 25000 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 2017 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, send an email to phdmath2017@cmi.ac.in attaching a scanned copy of your NBHM scorecard along with your BSc and MSc academic transcripts.

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.

Qualify for PhD Computer Science via JEST-2017

Candidates applying to the PhD programme in Computer Science at CMI for the academic year starting August 2017 can qualify for the interview on the basis of their performance in the Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST-2017) in Theoretical Computer Science, without writing the CMI entrance examination.

If you have written JEST-2017 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, send an email to phdcs2017@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-2017, 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-2017

Candidates applying to the PhD programme in Physics at CMI for the academic year starting August 2017 can qualify for the interview on the basis of their performance in the Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST-2017) 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, send an email to phdphy2017@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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