Chennai Mathematical Institute

Admissions


Admissions for 2019–2020

  • Applications for August, 2019 have closed on April 13, 2019.

  • If you have already applied online, you can login to your Application Form and check your details.

  • 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, 2019 (academic year 2019–2020).

    • Applications open (online and paper): Monday, 11 March, 2019
    • Last date of issue of paper applications : Friday, 12 April, 2019
    • Last date to fill out online applications, (including online payments), and for paper applications to reach CMI : Saturday, 13 April, 2019, 23:59 IST
    • Last date for updating DD details online : Tuesday, 16 April, 2019, 23:59 IST
    • Last date for DDs to reach CMI : Monday, 22 April, 2019
    • Admit Cards to be available online : Wednesday, 1 May, 2019
    • Date of the Entrance Examination : Wednesday, 15 May, 2019
    • Date of announcement of results : Before Tuesday, 18 June, 2019
    • Interviews :
      • PhD Mathematics (applicants wih NBHM PhD fellowship) : Monday-Tuesday, 27-28 May, 2019
      • PhD Mathematics (applicants qualifying through CMI entrance exam) : Monday-Tuesday, 17-18 June, 2019
      • MSc Mathematics :Wednesday-Thursday, 19-20 June, 2019
      • Dates of the other interviews will be announced later.

Academic programmes offered at CMI

Admission will be made to the following programmes in 2019–20.

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 will take place 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.

For details about fees and scholarships, please look up the Information Brochure.

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 2019 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 phdmath2019@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-2019

Candidates applying to the PhD programme in Computer Science at CMI for the academic year starting August 2019 can qualify for the interview on the basis of their performance in the Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST-2019) in Theoretical Computer Science, without writing the CMI entrance examination.

If you have written JEST-2019 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 phdcs2019@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-2019, 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-2019

Candidates applying to the PhD programme in Physics at CMI for the academic year starting August 2019 will qualify for the interview on the basis of their performance in the Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST-2019) in Physics. There is no separate CMI entrance examination for PhD Physics. Candidates within the top 300 ranks in JEST-2019 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 phdphy2019@cmi.ac.in attaching a scanned copy of your JEST scorecard.

If you qualify for the interview based on your JEST-2019 performance, you will receive a notification from the Admissions Committee after the deadline for submitting application forms.