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About CMI Admission

Chennai Mathematical Institute Admission 2018 application process has started for the admission in B.Sc, M.Sc and PhD programme. The last date to apply for the Chennai Mathematical Institute B.Sc programme is 7 April 2018. Therefore, the candidates are advised to fill the application form on or before the due date. The candidates can find the link to apply online in the application section on this page below. Get complete details on Chennai Mathematical Institute Admission 2018 such as important dates, eligibility criteria, application process, fee structure, exam pattern, etc. on this page.

About CMI Chennai
Chennai Mathematical Institute is a centre for teaching and research in the mathematical sciences. CMI is managed by governing council consisting of prominent persons. CMI is a public-private partnership in research and education in India. Chennai Mathematical Institute is a centre of excellence for teaching and the research in the mathematical sciences. 

The key areas of research at CMI Chennai are Mathematics, Computer Science, and Physics. In addition to the PhD program, the Institute offers admission in BSc in Computer Science and Mathematics as well as Physics, along with MSc programs in Mathematics and Computer Science.

Note: The direct interview for PhD Mathematics programme will be based on NBHM (if candidates are been awarded the NBHM PhD Fellowship) and for PhD (Computer Science & Physics) will be based on JEST-2018. 

  • For NBHM: Such candidate has to fill out the form, pay the application fee, and send an email to phdmath2018@cmi.ac.in attaching a scanned copy of your NBHM scorecard along with your BSc and MSc academic transcripts.
  • For JEST: The candidate has to fill out the form, pay the application fee, and send an email to phdcs2018@cmi.ac.in and phdphy2018@cmi.ac.in for Computer science and Physics respectively to inform that they have written JEST.

Get Complete details on JEST-2018

Chennai Mathematical Institute Admission Dates


 Events Dates
CMI Availability of  Application form - Registration Started 5 March 2018
CMI Application Form Last Date for Issue of Paper Form 6 April 2018
Last date to apply for CMI 7 April 2018
Last date to update DD Details online 10 April 2018
Last date for DD to reach CMI 16 April 2018
CMI Admit Card release 30 April 2018

CMI Chennai Exam Date

  • For B.Sc Programme
  • For M.Sc & PhD Programme

15 May 2018

  • (9:30 AM to 12:30 PM)
  • (2:00 PM to 5:00 PM)
CMI Entrance Result Announcement On or before 19 June 2018


Courses Offered at Chennai Mathematical Institute (CMI)

The Institute receives significant private funding, side by side with substantial financial support from the Government of India. CMI Chennai will conduct a common entrance exam for all the programme mentioned below.

  • B.Sc. (Hons.) in Mathematics and Computer Science (3-year course).
  • B.Sc. (Hons.) in Mathematics and Physics (3-year course).
  • M.Sc. in Mathematics.
  • M.Sc. in Data Science.
  • M.Sc. in Computer Science.
  • PhD in Mathematics.
  • PhD in Computer Science.
  • PhD in Physics.

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CMI Admission Eligibility criteria

The eligibility criteria for B.Sc, M.Sc and PhD programmes are given below separately. 

B.Sc Programme Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates who have already passed, or expect to move in 2018, Class 12 or equivalent examination from a recognized board are eligible for admission to the programme.
  • Candidate must have passed Class 12 or equivalent examination from a recognized board. Candidates who are appearing for the qualifying examination in March 2018 may also apply for the admission.

M.Sc Programme Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidate must have an undergraduate degree  (BA, BSc, BE, BTech, …) from a strong background in Mathematics for admission in M.Sc Mathematics, in Computer Science for admission into M.Sc Computer Science and in mathematics/statistics/computer science for admission in M.Sc Data Science.

PhD Programme Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidate must have the degree in B.E./B.Tech/B.Sc.(Math)/M.Sc.(Math) for applying in PhD Mathematics. 
  • Candidate must have the degree in B.E/B.Tech/M.Sc.(C.S.)/M.C.A for applying in PhD Computer Science. 
  • Candidate must have the degree in B.E./B.Tech/B.Sc.(Physics)/M.Sc.(Physics) for applying in PhD Physics. 

Exemption from writing the Entrance Exam
The candidates with excellent performance in National Science Olympiads like NSEJS may be exempted from writing the entrance exam at the discretion of the Admissions Committee.

CMI Admission Application form and Admit Card

The application process for admission in Chennai Mathematical Institute has started from 5 March 2018. The details regarding this are provided on this page. There will be a common entrance examination for both the B.Sc.(Hons.) programmes.

Candidate need not choose between B.Sc (Hons) Mathematics and Computer Science and B.Sc (Hons) Mathematics and Physics at the time of applying. The choice can be made after admission. 

CMI Chennai Application Process - Apply Here

The application process for CMI B.Sc, M.Sc and PhD admission has been started on the official website. The link to apply online is given below, the candidates are advised to apply online on or before the due date. The last date to fill the application form is 7 April 2018.

Click Here to Apply UG

Click Here to Apply for PG

There are two ways to apply for admission in Chennai Mathematical Institute. Candidate can either apply online or can request for printed application form by post or in-person. The details for filling the form by both the ways are given below.

Online Process
Candidates may fill the online application form following the link given above on this page. To obtain an online form, you need a CMI UG 2018 Applicant ID and password. The application fee is Rs. 750 for the online application form. 

  • The Candidate has to enter their e-mail id first and submit that on the CMI Chennai website.
  • Applicants will receive a confirmation mail on their e-mail address. Upon verification of the e-mail, the candidates will receive the CMI UG 2018 Applicant Id and Password.
  • After that, the candidate can fill the CMI Entrance Exam Online Application Form.
  • For online MSc/PhD applications, there are four categories of subjects. Candidate can fill multiple categories for CMI PG programme. The combination is given below. The application fee will be Rs. 750 for single category and Rs. 900 for multiple categories. 

    • Category 1: MSc and/or PhD Mathematics

    • Category 2: MSc and/or PhD Computer Science

    • Category 3: MSc Data Science

    • Category 4: PhD Physics

Offline Process
The candidates can obtain the application form and information brochure by sending a Demand Draft of Rs. 900 drawn in favour of Chennai Mathematical Institute, from any bank, payable at Chennai to the below-mentioned address preferably by Speed Post or Courier:

Admissions Committee
Attn: Request for Application Form 2018
Chennai Mathematical Institute
H1, SIPCOT IT Park, Siruseri
Kelambakkam 600130, Tamil Nadu

The PIN code for CMI has changed from 603103 to 600130. If the post office/courier company does not recognize 600130, try 603103.

Submission of Application Form

Candidates are advised to check the details of the application form and then make the final submission as the candidates need to know that once the application gets submitted, the candidates will not be able to change the details of the application form

To obtain the CMI Application Form, the candidates need to send the demand draft from any bank at the address given below. If candidate pay by DD, the application fee has to be sent along with a printed Payment Advice generated through the application form.

CMI Chennai Admit Card 2018

The Chennai Mathematical Institute Admit Card will be available online from 30 April 2018.  Admit Card will be available on the official website only for those eligible candidates who have submitted their duly filled application forms before the due date. 

Candidates are advised to check the details like name of the students, exam centre, exam dates etc. on the printed admit card. Admit card will not be dispatched through the post to the candidates, so no correspondence in this regard will be considered.

CMI Admit Card 2018

CMI Admission Fees

Application Fee:
The application fee for the CMI B.Sc Course is given in the table below. The application fee for the B.Sc Online and B. Sc Offline is different. 

The application fees have to be paid through Demand Draft in favour of Chennai Mathematical Institute, drawn on any bank, payable at Chennai. The candidates must note that  CMI Application Fee is not refundable.



 B.Sc, M.Sc & PhD (Online)

Rs 750

 B.Sc, M.Sc & PhD (Offline)

Rs 900

Multiple Categories (M.Sc & PhD)

Rs 900


CMI BSc Fee of B.Sc. (Honours) Programmes

The tuition fee for B.Sc. programme and M.Sc (Mathematics & Computer) is Rs. 1,00,000 per semester. And for M.Sc Data Science, it will be Rs. 2,00,000 per semester. There are two semesters in a year. The candidates need to pay the required fees decided by the Institute.

No exemption would be claimed against the payments of the course fee. Each and every candidate has to make the payment of the course to get admission in Chennai Mathematical Institute.

CMI Admission Result and Counselling

Candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of their performance in entrance examination which will be held on 15 May 2018. The CMI entrance exam result will be announced on or before 19 June 2018. 

CMI Chennai Result for B.Sc (Hons) Mathematics and Computer Science, B.Sc (Hons) Mathematics, Physics and M.Sc (Mathematics, Computer Science & Data Science) and PhD will be available here. Therefore, the candidates appearing this year in the entrance test will be able to check the result by following the link given below. 

CMI Chennai PhD entrance exam will be followed by an interview in Chennai.

CMI Results 2018 - Download Here

CMI Admission Exam pattern

Duration: 3 hours

Type of Exam: Pen and Paper based

Types of Questions: Objective & Subjective


 No. of Questions
(Part A & B)

Weightage of

Total Marks

BSc (Hons) Mathematics &
Computer Science/
Mathematics & Physics

Part A - 10 to 11 Questions

Part B – 6 Questions

  • 40 to 44 Marks
  • 81 to 85 Marks

125 Marks

Computer Science

Part A – 10 Questions

Part B – 7 Questions

  • 30 Marks
  • 70 Marks

100 Marks


Part A – 10 Questions

Part B – 10 Questions

  • 40 Marks
  • 60 Marks

100 Marks

PhD Physics

5 Question

20 Marks (Each)

100 Marks


Chennai Mathematical Institute Syllabus

The topics which are described in detail would be asked in CMI Entrance Examination. Each and every concept is described briefly. Candidates can follow the link for Chennai Mathetics Insititute Syllabus for BSc, MSc and PhD courses. The references to books to prepare for the same is also given. Candidates are advised to solve the previous year question paper by following the link given towards the end of the page. MSc Data Science is newly introduced courses added this year so there is no sample paper for this, however, candidates can check the syllabus and prepare using that. 

Click here for CMI Syllabus for BSc, MSc and PhD

Sample Paper, Previous Year Question Paper and answers | CMI

Suggested Readings for CMI Entrance Exam 2018 for BSc


Name of the books for preparation of CMI Entrance Exam Link
Challenge and Thrill of PreCollege Mathematics (English) 4th Edition Buy Book
An Excursion in Mathematics, Bhaskaracharya Pratishtan (Pune).  
Mathematical Circles: Russian experience, Universities Press (Hyderabad) 1998. Buy Book
Higher Algebra by  H.S. Hall, S.R. Knight Buy Book
CMI Admission Important details

All the candidates are required to reach the venue well in advance. It is necessary to report half an hour before the commencement of the exam. The list of the examination centre is given below.

CMI Chennai 2018 Exam Centre

There is total 22 examination centre allotted for the conduction of the CMI Examination. The candidates are advised to go through the complete list of the examination centre given in the table below.

Ahmedabad Allahabad
Bangalore Bhubaneswar
Calicut Chennai
Chandigarh Coimbatore
Delhi Hyderabad
Guwahati Kanpur
Imphal Kolkata
Madurai Mumbai
Nagpur Patna
Pune Ranchi
Shillong Silchar
Srinagar  Trivandrum


Chennai Mathematical Institute Scholarships

A substantial number of scholarships will be available, consisting of a full waiver of the tuition fees. The number of scholarships will be roughly equal to the number of students admitted in recent B.Sc/M.Sc batches. In addition, a limited number of fellowships will be available, with a monthly allowance of Rs. 5,000 for B.Sc programme and Rs. 6,000 for M.Sc. PhD Candidates will get a stipend of Rs 25000 per month for the first two years and Rs 28000 per month for the next three years, along with an annual book grant of Rs 10000.

Placement at Chennai Mathematical Institute

The placement provided to the candidates for each B.Sc course with specialization in a particular subject is given below.

B.Sc (Honours) Mathematics

  • Mathematics Olympiad Cell, Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, TIFR, Mumbai
  • Chennai Mathematical Institute
  • IISER Pune
  • IBM India Research Lab
  • Microsoft Research India, Bangalore
  • IISER Mohali
  • IISER Kolkata
  • Chennai Mathematical Institute
  •  IIT Bombay
  • University of Kentucky, USA
  • Center for Insurance and Risk Management, IFMR, Chennai

 B.Sc (Honours) Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science

  • Google, Bangalore
  • Google, USA
  • Harvard University, USA
  • Oracle India, Hyderabad.
  • The University of California at Irvine, USA
  • Information and Operations Management, Montclair State University, USA
  • Sahyadri School (KFI), Pune.

CMI Admission Contact


Chennai Mathematical Institute
H1, SIPCOT IT Park, 
Siruseri Kelambakkam-603103, India

Contact Details:

Tel:+91-44-7196 1000
+91-44-2747 0226, 2747 0229
Fax: +91-44-2747 0225
Admissions Enquiry: admissions@cmi.ac.in
General Enquiry: office@cmi.ac.in

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