Chennai Mathematical Institute

Admissions


Dates and deadlines

  • Applications for August, 2020 will open in March, 2020.

  • The entrance examinations for CMI's academic programmes will be held on Friday, 15 May, 2020. As usual, the BSc exam will be held in the morning and all MSc/PhD exams will be held in the afternoon.

Academic programmes offered at CMI

Admission will be made to the following programmes in 2020–21.

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

You may apply online or request a printed application form, either by post or in person.

For all programmes other than Ph.D. Physics, applicants will have to take an entrance examination. The entrance examinations for 2019-20 were held on 15 May 2019 at the following locations: Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Bangalore, Bhubaneswar, Calicut, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Delhi, Goa, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Imphal, Indore, Kanpur, Kolkata, Madurai, Mumbai, Nagpur, Patna, Pune, Ranchi, Shillong, Silchar, Srinagar and Trivandrum.

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 at Chennai 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.