Master of Mathematics


The M. Math. Programme offers advanced level training in Mathematics. On successful completion of the course, students would be able to pursue a research/academic career in Mathematics. Depending on the choice of the optional subjects, the students would also be able to work in the fields of Probability Theory and Theoretical Computer Science. The total duration of the M. Math. Programme is two years.

For further details on the program and For further details on the program and detailed course syllabi please take a look our M. Math. Brochure


In order to be eligible for admission to the M. Math. programme, a student must either have a three-year B. Sc. Degree or a B. E. / B. Tech. degree with Mathematics as a full subject of study and an exceptionally strong background in Analysis and Abstract Algebra or have a B. Stat. / B. Math. degree of the Indian Statistical Institute.

Method of Selection:

Students with B. Math. (Hons.) degree from the Indian Statistical Institute are offered direct admission to the M. Math. programme without any selection test and interview. For other eligible candidates, including students with B. Math. (Pass) degree from the Indian Statistical Institute, selection for admission to the M. Math. programme is based on academic record, performance in written selection tests and subsequent interview.

The selection tests will comprise of objective and/or short-answer type questions in Mathematics at a level corresponding roughly to the Mathematics Honours/Mathematics Major of Indian Universities, with special emphasis on Real Analysis, Linear and Abstract Algebra.

Stipend, Allowances etc.:

Students admitted to this course will be given initially a stipend, which is, at present Rs.5000/- only per month and an annual contingency grant of Rs.5000/- only. Students are not required to pay any fees. Students will be warned at the end of each semester if the performance is unsatisfactory and in which case his/her stipend may be withdrawn fully or partially. A student who fails to get promotion at the end of the First Year is asked to discontinue the programme.

When to apply:

Usually applications are called for in February/March of every year. This will be notified in major English dailies. You may also check out

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