Chennai Mathematical Institute

Admissions


Applications for 2022–2023

Admit Cards

  • Applications for August, 2022 have closed on 1 May, 2022. If you have already applied, you can log in to the online Application Form to obtain your Admit Card.

Important updates

  • Instructions and marking scheme for BSc exam

  • BSc candidates writing the make-up exam on 23 May should carry their KVPY Admit Card to the exam, in addition to the CMI Admit Card.

  • This year, the time for the BSc and MSc Data Science exams has been extended to 3.5 hours. This is to allow extra time to candidates, so that the exam is more a test of knowledge than of speed and accuracy. The exam pattern and difficulty level will be the same as previous years.

Application schedule

Here is the schedule for applications for the session starting in August, 2022 (academic year 2022–2023).

  • Applications were open 21 March–1 May, 2022
  • Admit Cards available online: From Thursday, 12 May, 2022.
  • Date of the Entrance Examination: Sunday, 22 May, 2022.
  • Date of announcement of results: Approximately one month from the date of the entrance examination.
  • Academic session starts: Monday, 1 August, 2022.

Special cases

  • Students registered for the KVPY-2021 exam to be held on Sunday, 22 May who have sent in a request for an alternative date have been provided a make-up entrance exam on Monday, 23 May from 10:00 to 13:30.

  • Students with exceptionally good performance in the National Olympiads in Mathematics, Physics and Informatics are exempted from writing the BSc entrance examination. See details below.

  • 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 for Mathematics, Computer Science, and Physics.

  • For programme details and information about fees, please download the Information Brochure.

Academic programmes offered at CMI

Admission will be made to the following programmes in 2022–23.

Notes:

  • 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.
  • For Ph.D. in Physics, candidates should write the Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST).

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 Computer Science:    Undergraduate degree (BA, BSc, BE, BTech, …) with a strong background in computer science.
  • M.Sc. in Data Science:    Undergraduate degree (BA, BSc, BE, BTech, …) with a background in mathematics/statistics/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:    M.Sc.(Physics).

How to Apply

For all programmes other than Ph.D. Physics, applicants will have to take an entrance examination. The entrance examinations for 2022-23 will take place on 22 May, 2022 at the following locations:

Agartala, Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Bangalore, Bhubaneswar, Calicut, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cochin, Coimbatore, Durgapur, Goa, Gurgaon, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Imphal, Indore, Jaipur, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Kolkata, Madurai, Mumbai, Nagpur, New Delhi, Noida, Patna, Pune, Raipur, Ranchi, Shillong, Silchar, Siliguri, Srinagar, Tiruchi, Trivandrum, Visakhapatnam

For Ph.D. Physics, candidates should write the Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST). There is no separate CMI entrance examination for Ph.D. Physics.

Selection for all Ph.D. programmes will involve an interview for shortlisted candidates. 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.

Fees and scholarships

For details about fees and scholarships, please look up the Information Brochure or the pages with more detailed information about the BSc and MSc programmes.

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

Direct admission to BSc through Olympiads

Students with exceptionally good performance in the National Olympiads in Mathematics and Physics conducted by HBSCE and the Indian Computing Olympiad conducted by IARCS are exempted from writing the BSc entrance examination.

Specifically, the following categories of students qualify for direct admission in 2021:

  • Students who have qualified for the International Mathematical Olympiad Training Camp (IMOTC) in Class 11 or Class 12, or have represented India at EGMO.
  • Students who have qualified for the Orientation Cum Selection Camp (OCSC) in Physics in Class 11 or Class 12.
  • Students who have qualified for the International Olympiad in Informatics Training Camp (IOITC), or have received a gold or silver medal at the Indian National Olympiad in Informatics (INOI) in Class 11 or Class 12, or have represented India at EGOI.
  • Since IMOTC and OCSC Physics were not held in 2021 and are not going to be held in 2022, the following criteria apply for Mathematics and Physics Olympiad students for 2021 and 2022.
    • Students in the merit list for MOOC 2021, Mathematics
    • Students who qualified for OC 2021, Physics
    • Students awarded INMO Awardee Certificate through IOQM 2022, Mathematics
    • Students awarded INO Certificate of Merit through IOQP 2022, Physics
  • IOQM 2022 and IOQP 2022 results will only be announced after CMI admissions close. If they are not available before the CMI exam, students should plan to write the CMI exam.

After you fill out the form, please send an email to admissions@cmi.ac.in with your CMI application details and the category through which you qualify for direct admission.

Qualify for PhD Mathematics via NBHM

Candidates applying to the PhD programme in Mathematics at CMI for the academic year starting August 2022 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 phdmath2022@cmi.ac.in with your CMI application details, 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

Candidates applying to the PhD programme in Computer Science at CMI for the academic year starting August 2022 can qualify for the interview on the basis of their performance in the Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST-2022) in Theoretical Computer Science, without writing the CMI entrance examination.

If you have written JEST-2022 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 phdcs2022@cmi.ac.in with your CMI and JEST application details to inform us that you have also written JEST.

If you qualify directly for the interview based on your performance in JEST-2022, 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

Candidates applying to the PhD programme in Physics at CMI for the academic year starting August 2022 will qualify for the interview on the basis of their performance in the Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST-2022) in Physics. There is no separate CMI entrance examination for PhD Physics. Candidates within the top 300 ranks in JEST-2022 qualify for interview through this category.

If you wish to apply to the PhD programme in Physics 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 phdphy2022@cmi.ac.in with your CMI application details, attaching a scanned copy of your JEST scorecard.

If you qualify for the interview based on your JEST-2022 performance, you will receive a notification from the Admissions Committee after the deadline for submitting application forms.