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Admissions at Chennai Mathematical Institute

Dr. S Rajookrishnan

March 10,2013: Chennai Mathematical Institute, Chennai, a University under Section 3 ofthe UGC Act 1956,has invited applications for admission to their Undergraduate and PostgraduateProgrammes in Mathematical Sciences for 2013-14.

The Programmes include the 3 Year B.Sc. (Honours) courses in (i) Mathematicsand Computer Science and (ii) Mathematicsand Physics; 2 Year M.Sc courses in (i) Mathematics (ii) Computer Science and (iii) Applications of Mathematics; Ph.D in (i) Mathematics (ii) Computer Science and (iii) Physics.

For admission to the B.Sc. (Honours) Programmes(Mathematics and Computer Science& Mathematicsand Physics), applicant should have passed or should be expecting to pass in 2013, the 12th Standard or equivalent examination froma recognized Board.

For admission to the M.Sc. Programme in Mathematics, applicant should have obtained or should be expecting to obtain in 2013, any one of the Degrees such as B.Sc., B.Math, B.Stat or B.Tech.

For admission to the M.Sc. Programme in Computer Science, those who have obtained or expectto obtain in 2013, any one of the Degrees such as B.Sc, B.E or B.Tech in Computer Science, B.C.A. or B.Sc. in Mathematics and with a strong backgroundin Computer Science, are eligible.

For admission to the M.Sc Programme in Applications of Mathematics, those who have obtained or expect toobtain in 2013, a B.Sc Degree in Mathematics or any one of the Degrees such as B.Sc.Physics, B.Sc. Statistics, B.E or B.Tech and having a strong background inMathematics, are eligible.

For the Ph.D. Programmes, the eligibility will be as follows.

Ph.D. in Mathematics: Students with M.Sc Degree in Mathematics or equivalent and students with a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Science with a strong aptitude for research.

Ph.D. in Computer Science: Students with a B.E., B.Tech.,M.Sc.,or M.C.A. Degree and students with a Bachelor’sDegree in Sciencewith a strong aptitude for research.

Ph.D. in Physics: Students with an M.Sc Degree in Physics andstudents with a Bachelor’sDegree in Physics or Engineering with astrong aptitude for research. Seats are reserved for Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST), Other Backward Classes (OBC) and Physically Challenged (PC) categories as per the policy of the Government of India, subject to their receiving the minimum qualifying score as per the relaxed qualifying score for the reserved categories.

SC, ST and OBC candidates will be required to produce, at the time of admission, the original caste/tribe certificate issued by a competent authority in the prescribed format, available at http://www.cmi.ac.in//admissions/reservation-policy.php

For any category of disability (viz., locomotor, visual, speech and hearing), benefit would be given to those candidates who have at least 40% permanent physical impairment in relation to a body part / system / extremity / extremities / whole body, etc.Candidates in this category will be required to produce, at the time of admission, a certificate issued by a competent authority in the following format.http://www.cmi.ac.in//admissions/reservation-policy.php

The selection to the Programmes will be based on the entrance examination to be held on May 15, 2013(Wednesday), at Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Bangalore, Bhubaneswar, Calicut, Chennai, Coimbatore, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Imphal, Kolkata, Madurai, Mumbai, Nagpur, Patna, Pune, Ranchi, Shillong, Srinagar and Trivandrum. Selection for all Ph.D. programmes will involve an interview at Chennai. 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.

The Entrance Examination, common for BSc (Hons) Mathematics and Computer Science and BSc (Hons) Mathematics and Physics, will be held in the morning session from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm. For BSc admissions, those withexceptionally good performance in National Science Olympiads may beexempted from writing the entrance examination at the discretion of the Admissions Committee.

The Entrance Examination for admission to MSc/PhD Mathematics, MSc/PhD Computer Science, MSc Applications of Mathematics and PhD Physics will be held in the afternoon session, from 2 pm to 5 pm. The syllabus for the Entrance Examination is given at http://www.cmi.ac.in//admissions/syllabus.php. Some question papers related to the examinations of the previous years are available at this link.

There is a common entrance examination for the MSc and PhD programmes in Mathematics. Similarly, there is a common entrance examination for the MSc and PhD programmes in Computer Science.The entrance examination for MSc/PhD in Mathematics is at the same time, the examinations for MSc in Applications of Mathematics and MSc/PhD in Computer Science. One can apply for multiple programmes amongst these.

The entrance examination a candidate will have to attend as far as PG Courses are concerned depends on the combination of courses applied for. If one applies for MSc/PhD in Mathematics in combination with any other course, he/she must write the exam for MSc/PhD in Mathematics. If one does not apply for MSc/PhD in Mathematics but applies for MSc in Applications of Mathematics in combination with MSc/PhD in Computer Science, applicant must write the exam for MSc in Applications of Mathematics. Based on the performance of the applicant in the exam taken, applicant will be called for an interview to finalise the admission in the other courses applied for.

Applications can be submitted online or using a printed application form. One may apply for multiple programmes.The application fee is Rs. 600/-.Even If one is applying for more than one programme, applicant need to pay only Rs. 600/-, as application fee, whether applying online or offline. Applications can be submitted online at www.cmi.ac.in//admissions/procedure.phpand fee paid by way of a Demand Draft for Rs. 600/- drawn from any bank in favour of ‘Chennai Mathematical institute’, payable at Chennai.There is a single form to apply for all Undergraduate (BSc) programmes and another form to apply for all Postgraduate (MSc/PhD) programmes.The preferred mode is online mode.

Detailed instructions for filling the online application is available at http://oamslive.blueshiftindia.com/cmiug/website/TERMS.aspx

Applicant should keep ready, his/her passport size photo in .jpg, .jpeg or .gif format with the file size not exceeding 100 kb and all the college marks, before commencing to fill the application online. DD also is needed while applying. In Stage 1, the applicant has to do the Registration. In stage 2, applicant should choose the mode of Payment as DD in ‘Make Payment’ Tab and click ‘Submit’. In stage 3, applicant can preview the registration and payment details.

Applicant should write his/her name and the CMIUG/CMIPG ID obtained while applying online on the backside of the DD. He/she should take a print of the payment advice form, sign in it and send it by Speed post or courier along with the DD to Chennai Mathematical Institute, Attn: PG Application Form,H1, SIPCOT IT Park, Siruseri, Kelambakkam, Chennai-603103. Online applicants are not required to send a printed copy of the admission form with the payment documents.

The Chennai Mathematical Institute will authenticate the DD information and will send an email confirming the payment for CMIPG 2013 to the applicant. Applicant will be able to view the Admit Card only after the payment is authenticated.

Application can also be submitted after procuring a printed application form, either by post or in person from the Institute. It can be obtained by post, from Chennai Mathematical Institute, H1, SIPCOT IT Park, Siruseri, Kelambakkam, Tamil Nadu-603103, by sending a DD for Rs. 600/-, drawn in favour of ‘Chennai Mathematical Institute’, payable at Chennai. Applicant should indicate clearly, his/her name, address and the programme(s) he/she wishes to apply for.If a printed form is used, applicant may have to fill out more than one application form, depending on the combination of programmes applied for.

The last date for receiving completed application forms atChennai Mathematical Institute, Attn: PG Application Form,H1, SIPCOT IT Park, Siruseri, Kelambakkam, Chennai- 603103, is 15th April,2013 (Monday).

For UG Courses, applicant need not choose between BSc (Hons) Mathematics and Computer Science and BSc (Hons) Mathematics and Physics at the time of applying. The choice can be made after admission.

For MSc/PhD, one can apply for multiple programmes but need to send only a single DD.

Admit Card will be available from 1stMay, 2013 to 15th May, 2013. This may be printed online. Admit cards will also be sent by email.

Applicant should bring the Admit Card to the Test Centre along with a photo-identity card. The photo-identity card can be a government issued document like a passport or an identity card or letter attested by the school/college where the applicant is studying or by the employer of the applicant.

Results of the entrance examination will be announced at www.cmi.ac.in  by June 15, 2013. Successful candidates will be intimated by post.

For B.Sc. (Honours) Programmes(Mathematics and Computer Science, Mathematicsand Physics), the fee is Rs.750/- per semester (two semesters in a year). A limited number of scholarships will be available. A full scholarship will consist of the waiver of tuition fees and a monthly allowance of Rs. 4000/-. A half-scholarship will consist of the tuition fee being waived. The eligibility of a student to receive a scholarship will be reviewed every semester and will depend on satisfactory academic performance. All students of B.Sc. (Honours) will receive an additional monthly scholarship of Rs. 1000, made possible through a generous private donation.

For M.Sc. Programmes,the total tuition fees will be Rs. 4800/-. A limited number of scholarships will be available. A full scholarship will consist of a waiver of tuition fees and a monthly allowance of Rs. 5000/-. A half-scholarship will consist of the tuition fees being waived. The eligibility of a student to receive a scholarship will be reviewed every semester and will depend on satisfactory academic performance.

Research Scholars get a stipend of Rs 16000/-per month for the first two years and Rs 18000/- per month for the nextthree years, along with an annual book grant of Rs 10000/-. Scholars whodo not stay in the hostel are eligible for a house rent allowance of 30%of stipend per month. The scholarship amounts are revised periodically,and are on par with the premier research institutes in India.

For more details, visit www.cmi.ac.in

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