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What are the top institutes for Mathematics in India?

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RE: What are the top institutes for Mathematics in India?

Swati Vats
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  • Gurgaon

Hi, Mathematics is rapidly becoming the language of all the sciences, be it physical, biological or social. It is the study of quantities and relations through use of numbers and symbols.

Most universities in the country offer undergraduate and postgraduate courses in mathematics and statistics. However specialized courses in mathematics and statistics are offered by the following institutes

  • Chennai Mathematical Institute,
    Chennai , Tamil Nadu
    Phone: 044-2747 0226, 2747 0229, +91-44-3298 3441, 3298 3442
  • The Institute of Mathematical Sciences
    Chennai Tamil Nadu
    Phone: 044-22543100, 2251856
  • Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
    Homi Bhabha Road, Mumbai Maharashtra
    Phone: 022 22782000
  • Indian Statistical Institute
    Kolkata West Bengal
    Phone: 080-28483002,28483003,28483004,28483006


  • Indian Statistical Institute
    Chennai, Tamil Nadu
    Phone: 044-23740612, 23740218,23740371
  • Indian Statistical Institute
    7 S.J.S. Sansanwal Marg,New Delhi
    Phone: 011-41493900, 41493980, 41493901, 41493942, 41493968
  • Indian Statistical Institute
    Street No. 8, Habsiguda
    Hyderabad, Andhra pradesh
    Phone: 040-27153984, 27171906,27179402
  • Indian Statistical Institute
    Maharshi Karve Road, Mumbai, Maharastra
    Phone: 022-22014588, 22004574
  • Indian Statistical Institute
    Kothrud Pune, Maharashtra
    Phone: 020-25386844

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Preeti Taneja
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The two best places in India offering a Bachelor's degree in math are the Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), Bangalore and the Chennai Mathematical Institute (CMI), Chennai. Indian Statistical Institute offers a Bachelor of Maths degree, and admissions are held after a tough screening test in various centers of India held in late May each year followed by a personal interview at Bangalore. CMI offers a BSc degree in Math and Computer Science, admissions to which is through a written test held in various centers of India in late May each year. Both ISI and CMI also admit students who have qualified in the Indian National Mathematical Olympiad (INMO), or are Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) fellows.
You can also opt for a BS degree in math, which is a 4 year course. At present the two best places in India for a BS degree are the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur and the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore.
After the BSc/BMath/BS degrees a student has the opportunity to get an MSc or an MS degree from the many places in India and abroad. They can also apply for an Integrated MSc-PhD degree offered at some places in India. Ideally the best places in India for a Masters degree in math are mentioned below:

  • CMI, through admission test held in late May
  • ISI, New Delhi through admission test held in late May
  • University of Hyderabad, through a written test followed by an interview held in early June
For Integrated MSc-PhD programmes the best places are:
  • Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai admits through a written test held in May and followed by an interview
  • The Institute of Mathematical Sciences (IMSc), Chennai admits through the National Board of Higher Mathematics (NBHM) exam followed by an interview
  • Harish Chandra Research Institute (HRI), Allahabad admits through the NBHM exam followed by an interview
If a student wants to opt for an Integrated MSc in math then the best place in India is the University of Hyderabad, which admits students through a written test held in early June. Various other central universities also have the Integrated programme, amongst them the best curriculum after the University of Hyderabad is at the Pondicherry University and Tezpur University.
A student can also opt for an Integrated MS degree offered at present by the Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISER) at Pune, Mohali, Kolkata, Thrivendrum and Bhopal, and also at the National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) at Bhubaneswar. The IISER admits students via IIT JEE, KVPY and through board exam performances.
After a Masters degree, a student can pursue a PhD. The best places in India to get a PhD in math are TIFR, IMSc and HRI.

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