Chennai Mathematical Institute

MSc Programme

CMI offers three four-semester courses leading to MSc degrees.

  • MSc in Mathematics

  • MSc in Computer Science

  • MSc in Applications of Mathematics

The MSc programmes in Mathematics and Computer Science were initiated in 2001. In both programmes, the curriculum takes students into more advanced topics in the subject. The course structure is flexible and designed so that students can lay a firm foundation for pursuing further research while also acquiring advanced skills that will enhance their effectiveness in professional careers.

The MSc programme in Applications of Mathematics commenced in 2010. This programme is currently oriented towards two streams, financial mathematics and applications in computation.

Admission procedure

Admission to the MSc programmes is through a test that is administered at centres across the country towards the end of May. Admission forms are normally distributed in early March: look for advertisements and announcements on the Admissions webpage.

In the initial years, the degrees were awarded by the Madhya Pradesh Bhoj (Open) University (MPBOU), Bhopal. In December 2006, CMI was recognized as a university under Section 3 of the UGC Act 1956. CMI now awards MSc degrees directly.


CMI's programme is fully residential. All students are accommodated in the hostel on campus. The Institute has a regular transportation arrangement for students to visit the city for shopping and other activities.

Fees and scholarships

The tuition fee is currently Rs 1200 per semester. A limited number of scholarships are available. A full scholarship consists of the waiver of tuition fees and a monthly allowance of Rs 6000. A half-scholarship consists of the tuition fee being waived.

Students pay hostel and mess fees at the beginning of each semester. Currently, the amount payable is Rs 21700 per semester, (Rs 4000, Rs 15000 and Rs 2700 towards hostel fees, mess charges and establishment charges respectively). These charges are adjusted periodically to account for inflation.

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