You may apply online or request a printed application form, either by post or in person.

The preferred mode of applying to CMI's programmes is to fill out the online application form. Click on the appropriate link below.

You can obtain application forms and information brochures by post. Please send a DD for Rs. 900/- in favour of Chennai Mathematical Institute, drawn on any bank, payable at Chennai to the following address, preferrably by Speed Post or courier:

Admissions Committee
Attn: Request for Application Form 2020
Chennai Mathematical Institute
H1, SIPCOT IT Park, Siruseri
Kelambakkam 603103, Tamil Nadu

Indicate clearly your name, address and the programme(s) you are applying for.

  • For BSc, you need not choose between BSc (Hons) Mathematics and Computer Science and BSc (Hons) Mathematics and Physics at the time of applying.

  • For MSc/PhD, you can apply for multiple programmes (see below for more details) but you need to send only a single DD.

The last date for receiving completed application forms is extended to Saturday, 18 April, 2020.

The entrance examinations on Friday, May 15, 2020, are scheduled as follows:

  • Morning session, 09:30-12:30

    BSc (common exam for BSc (Hons) Mathematics and Computer Science, and BSc (Hons) Mathematics and Physics)

  • Afternoon session, 14:00-17:00

    • MSc/PhD Mathematics
    • MSc/PhD Computer Science
    • MSc Data Science
  • You can apply to at most one of the three PhD programmes: PhD Mathematics, PhD Computer Science and PhD Physics.

  • If you apply for PhD Mathematics or PhD Computer Science, you must write the entrance exam for that programme.

  • For PhD Physics, there is no separate entrance exam. You can only apply if you have written JEST-2020. You cannot apply to any other programmes in combination with PhD Physics.

  • You can apply for PhD in Mathematics in combination with MSc Mathematics. There is a common entrance exam for both categories. You cannot apply to any other programme in combination with PhD Mathematics.

  • You can apply for PhD in Computer Science in combination with MSc Computer Science. There is a common entrance exam for both categories. You cannot apply to any other programme in combination with PhD Computer Science.

  • You can apply to any combination of the three MSc programmes: MSc Mathematics, MSc Computer Science and MSc Data Science.

    The combination that you can apply for depends on entrance examination that you have to chosen to write.

    • If you have selected the MSc Mathematics entrance examination, you can apply to all three MSc programmes..

    • If you have selected the MSc Computer Science entrance examination, you can apply to MSc Computer Science and MSc Data Science, but not to MSc Mathmatics.

    • If you have selected the MSc Data Science entrance examination, you can only apply to MSc Data Science.

    If you apply to multiple MSc programmes, you will be short-listed based on your performance in the exam that you write and called for an interview for the other programmes.

  • If you apply online, application fees may be paid online. You will find a link after you fill in your details in the application form.

  • If you apply online, application fees may also be paid by DD, in favour of Chennai Mathematical Institute, drawn on any bank, payable at Chennai.

  • If you request a printed application form, you can only pay by DD. The application fee is Rs 900 for all categories of applications, including applications for multiple MSc/PhD programmes. The DD should be sent along with your request for a form: see above.

  • For online BSc applications, the application fee is Rs 750.

    If you pay by DD, the application fee has to be sent along with a printed Payment Advice generated through the application form. Instructions are provided as part of the application form.

  • For online MSc/PhD applications, there are four categories of subjects

    • Category 1: MSc and/or PhD Mathematics

    • Category 2: MSc and/or PhD Computer Science

    • Category 3: MSc Data Science

    • Category 4: PhD Physics

    If you apply in a single category, the application fee is Rs 750. If you apply in more than one category, the fee is Rs 900. The exact fee payable will be displayed when you fill out the application form.

    If you pay by DD, the application fee has to be sent along with a printed Payment Advice generated through the application form. Instructions are provided as part of the application form.

  • Admit Cards will be available online from 1 May, 2020.

  • There is no photograph or signature required for the Admit Card. You will have to carry a print out of 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 a letter attested by your school/college/employer.

If you have any questions or clarifications, please send an email to admissions@cmi.ac.in.


Last updated: 11 Mar 2020