Chennai Mathematical Institute (CMI) B.Sc/M.Sc/Ph.D programs admissions 2017

Interested to join Chennai Mathematical Institute for B.Sc(Honours) programme 2017? What is the eligibility for Ph.D programme in Computer Science at Chennai Mathematical Institute? Check out this post to clear all your queries regarding B.Sc/M.Sc/Ph.D programmes 2017 offered by Chennai Mathematical Institute(CMI).

Chennai Mathematical Institute also known as CMI was founded by Professor C. S. Seshadri, F.R.S in the year 1989. The institute that is popular as an academic center in India and abroad is headed by an internationally renowned mathematician Professor Rajeeva L. Karandikar. The 3-year programme in Computer Science and Mathematics leading to a B.Sc. (Honours) degree was started in the year 1998 in CMI. Now the Institute has two B.Sc. (Honours) programmes: Mathematics and Computer Science, Mathematics and Physics, and three M.Sc. programmes namely Mathematics, Computer Science, and Applications of Mathematics. Earlier, the degrees were awarded by the Madhya Pradesh Bhoj (Open) University (MPBOU), Bhopal. But in December 2006, CMI was recognized as a university and so now it awards B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees directly.

The latest news regarding CMI is that it has invited applications from eligible candidates for B.Sc/M.Sc/Ph.D programmes 2017. Lets have a look at the details of those courses.

CMI courses for the academic year 2017-2018

  • 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

How to get admission

There is a common entrance examination for both the B.Sc. (Hons.) programmes like B.Sc. (Hons.) in Mathematics and Computer Science, B.Sc. (Hons.) in Mathematics and Physics . There is no need to select your course at the time of applying. You can make your choice after admission.

Eligibility requirements

  • B.Sc. (Hons.) Mathematics and Computer Science:
    Those who have qualified class 12 or equivalent ere eligible to apply for this program
  • B.Sc. (Hons.) Mathematics and Physics:
    A candidate with class 12 or equivalent can apply for this program
  • M.Sc. in Mathematics:
    Candidates with an undergraduate degree (BA, B.Sc, BE, B Tech) and with a strong background in Mathematics are eligible to apply for this M.Sc program
  • M.Sc. in Applications of Mathematics:
    Those with an undergraduate degree (BA, B.Sc, BE, B Tech) and a background in Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Science are eligible to apply for the program
  • M.Sc. in Computer Science:
    A candidate with an undergraduate degree (BA, B.Sc,. BE, B Tech) with a strong background in Computer Science are eligible for the program
  • Ph.D. in Mathematics:
    Those with qualifications like B.E./B.Tech/B.Sc.(Math)/M.Sc.(Math) are eligible to apply for this Ph.D program
  • Ph.D. in Computer Science:
    Candidates who have B.E/B.Tech/M.Sc.(C.S.)/M.C.A are eligible to apply for Ph.D. in Computer Science
  • Ph.D. in Physics:
    Candidates with qualifications like B.E./B.Tech/B.Sc.(Physics)/M.Sc.(Physics) can apply for Ph.D in Physics

How to apply

Interested candidates can apply online in the website mentioned OR they can request for a printed application form either in person or by post(CMI address is mentioned here).
  • Admissions Committee
    Attn: Request for Application Form 2017
    Chennai Mathematical Institute
    SIPCOT IT Park,
    Kelambakkam 603103,
    Tamil Nadu

Application fees

  • B.Sc programs: Rs 750
  • M.Sc/Ph.D programs: Rs 750- 900

Exam centers

Allahabad, Ahmedabad, Bhubaneswar, Bangalore, Coimbatore, Calicut, Chennai, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Imphal, Indore, Kolkata, Mumbai, Madurai, Nagpur, Pune, Patna, Ranchi, Silchar, Shillong, Srinagar and Thiruvananthapuram.

Selection process

For all Ph.D programs, there will be an interview that will be held at Chennai. But for all other programs, interviews will be conducted at the discretion of Admission committee. Those who have NBHM Ph.D fellowship / JEST 2017 can qualify for the interview without writing the entrance exam conducted by Chennai Mathematical Institute for getting admission in Ph.D Mathematics via NBHM/ Ph.D Physics via JEST 2017 / Ph.D Computer Science via JEST 2017. What you have to do is fill out the CMI application form in full details and pay the fees. After filling the form, send it to the corresponding department in the following email ID along with a scanned copy of NBHM scoreboard/ JEST scoreboard. The admission committee will send you a notification if you directly qualify for the interview. Otherwise you need to write the entrance exam conducted by CMI for qualification.
  • Ph.D Mathematics:
  • Ph.D Computer Science:
  • Ph.D Physics:


  • B.Sc(Hons): Rs 5000 per month
  • M.Sc students: Rs 6000 per month
  • Ph.D scholarships: Rs 25000 - Rs 28000 per month

Contact information

Chennai Mathematical Institute
Kelambakkam 603 103,
Tamilnadu, India
Phone: (044) 6748 0900, (044) 2747 0226–0229, (044) 3298 3441/3442
Fax: (044) 2747 0225

Important dates

  • Last date for issuing paper applications : 7 April 2017
  • Last date to fill out online applications(including online payments) and for paper applications to reach Chennai Mathematical Institute : 8 April 2017, 23:59 IST
  • Last date for updating DD details online :11 April 2017, 23:59 IST
  • Last date for DDs to reach CMI : 15 April 2017
  • Date of availability of admit cards : 1 May 2017
  • Date of the Entrance Examination : 18 May 2017
  • Date of announcement of results : 20 June 2017
  • Date of PhD Mathematics interview : 12-14 June 2017
  • Date of MSc Mathematics interview: 15,16 June 2017

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