PhD programme in MathematicsChennai Mathematical Institute
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PhD programme in Mathematics
CMI has an active PhD programme in Mathematics and Computer Science. Recently, CMI has introduced the possibility of students pursuing a part-time PhD at the Institute.
The institute has close ties with the Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai. Seminars and courses are often conducted jointly by members of both institutes. It is also possible for students to pursue research work with faculty at either institute.
Candidates are selected on the basis of an entrance examination held during May in various centres across the country, followed an interview held in Chennai. Admission forms are normally distributed in early March: look for advertisements and announcements on the Admissions webpage. The academic programme usually begins in August.
The normal qualifications are MSc (for Mathematics) and MTech/ME (for Computer Science). Exceptional candidates with qualifications such as BSc/BTech/BE will also be considered.
At present, Research Scholars get a stipend of Rs 12000 per month for the first two years and Rs 14000 per month for the next three years. Scholars who do 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.
CMI has introduced a part-time PhD programme to allow students to complete a PhD while continuing to work for their parent organisations. Part-time students are admitted based on an entrance examination and an interview, like regular PhD students. Students must already have a Masters degree to be admitted to the part-time PhD programme. There is a minimum residency requirement of two semesters, spread over the first two years of the programme