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Admission to M.Sc. courses

The School offers M.Sc. courses in three streams; Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Statistics-Operations Research.

These courses are  spread over a period of four semesters. For each stream, there are separate core courses and electives.

The admission will be made separately for M.Sc. Mathematics (including Applied mathematics) and M.Sc Statistics-Operations Research. At the end of the first semester, the students of M.Sc. Mathematics will be given the option to specialize in either Mathematics or Applied mathematics.  Change of option between Mathematics and Statistics is not allowed.

Each admitted student who do not possess any fellowship from any other agency  will be paid a Fellowship/ Scholarship of  Rs. 1000 p.m.   as per the existing rules of the University. 

University Achievers awards

The top two students in the class will get an achievers award @ Rs.2000/- p.m. (instead of the Rs. 1000 that other students get)  for scoring highest marks in the class in the preceding semester. Its continuation depends upon the continuation of the scoring of the highest marks by the awardee.


For applying for the M.Sc Courses, a candidate should satisfy the following criterion

1. First class Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 60% marks in the aggregate of optional subjects with Mathematics/ Statistics as one of the subjects;


2. Second class with at least 55% of marks for those students who have done B.A./B.Sc. (Hons) course in Maths/ Statistics.

Apart from this, the candidates should also clear a written entrance test + interview successfully for the admission. The written test consists of objective type questions only.

Entrance Examinations

The entrance examinations for admission to various courses are aimed at assessing the candidate’s understanding of the concepts in the principles of subjects of study rather than on capacity for memorization.

The question paper consists of two parts - Part A and Part B.  Part A consists of objective type questions with one mark for each question. In this part, wrong answers carry negative marks (-0.33 mark for every wrong answer.) .  Emphasis will be more on testing the understanding of concepts. However part B may include questions which requires both understanding the concepts as well as the computational skills. There will not be any negative marks for part B. The duration of the test is 2 hours.

A majority of the questions for the entrance test for Mathematics/Applied Mathematics will be on the following topics:

Sets, Sequences, Series, Limits, Continuity, Differentiation, Integration, Graphs of functions, Coordinate Geometry of two and three dimensions, Group Theory, Vector spaces, Matrices, Determinants, Linear transformations, Rank, Nullity, Eigen values, System of linear equations, Elementary Probability, Distribution theory and Logical reasoning.

For Statistics, majority of the questions will be on the following topics:

Sets, Sequences, Limit, Continuity, Differentiation, Integration, Graphs of functions, Vector spaces, Matrices, Determinants, Linear transformations. Elementary Probability Theory-Events. Independent Events, Conditional Events, Baye's Theorem, Chebyshev Inequality. Random Variables and their Distributions. Binomial, Poisson, Geometric, Negative Binomial, Uniform, Normal, Exponential, Gamma, Beta. Inference-Methods of Moments and ML Estimation, Test for Mean and Variance of the Normal Distribution, Contingency Tables, Simple Linear Regression. Linear programming Problem. Graphical Solution.

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