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Master of Science [M.Sc] (Mathematics)




    2 YEARS




    Post Graduation


Masters of Science in Mathematics popularly known as M.Sc. Mathematics is a postgraduate programme of two years and sub divided into four semesters. The main objective of this course is to give first-hand knowledge in advanced applied mathematics and forefront research experience.

The basic eligibility that colleges ask for this course is a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with mathematics as a main subject, from any recognized university or board.

The tuition fee for government college ranges from 30,000 INR to 50,000 INR while in private colleges fees range is 1 lakh to 4 lakh.

Students in this field can get work in government sector, financial sector in private firms and Universities. Work profile can be of Actuarial professional, Teacher, Database Manager, and External Auditor. Average starting salary after doing this course can be around 4-5 lakh per annum and can go up after gaining some experience.

What Is The Course About?

Masters of Science in Mathematics makes sure to provide advanced research skills and provide in depth knowledge of reasoning and problem solving skills. It incorporates foundation of mathematical thinking and teaches both pure and applied mathematics to the core. Students will be taught core mathematical subjects which includes probability theory, theoretical computer science, algebra, number theory, algebraic geometry, global analysis, dynamical systems, differential equations and many more.

Who Should Opt For M.Sc. In Mathematics?

People who dig mathematics and wants to make a career out of it should pursue this course. If one has an analytical ability and can carry out complex activities with an applicative approach, can go for this course.  

Masters of Science in Mathematics teaches applications of mathematical principles, so that students can adapt to collecting big data and analyse them using different tools and methods. It teaches presentation skills and can pursue financial mathematics to get on top levels of their careers.


The duration of the entire course is 2 years distributed as four semesters of 6 months each in institutes like Shree Guru Gobind Singh Tricentenary University, Gurgaon, Shiv Nadar University, Gautam Budh Nagar, Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University, Rajauri, Jaypee University of Engineering and Technology, Guna.

In Distance Mode of Education, the duration is minimum of 2 years andmaximum of 4 years. Some of the universities that offer this program in distance learning mode are Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur, NIMS University, Jaipur, Uttarakhand Open University, Nainital.

Academic Options after M.Sc. Mathematics

One can go for higher studies if they want to go in the research field by doing M.Phil. /Ph.D. in Mathematics. There are no. of science colleges in India that facilitates research programs, students can choose the college according to the availability of his/her subject in such colleges.

Top Institutes

A mathematics student has the luxury to choose from more than 1500 science colleges that offers M.Sc. degree. Some of the top colleges that offer M.Sc. in Mathematics are:

Name of the Institute


Chennai Mathematical Institute


Indian Statistical Institute


National Institute of Science Educational Research


Institute of Mathematics and Applications


St Stephen's College

New Delhi

Loyola College

New Delhi

Christ University


Madras Christian College


Fergusson College


Eligibility Of the Master of Science [M.Sc] (Mathematics)

The eligibility criteria for this course in colleges like Christ University, Bangalore, St Stephen's College, New Delhi, Loyola College, Chennai, Mount Carmel College, Bangalore is graduation in any discipline with Mathematics and English as a main subjects with minimum 50% aggregate however institutes prefer students with a B.Sc. /B.E. /B.Tech. degree.

How to Get Admission in Master of Science [M.Sc] (Mathematics)

Usually the admission process starts in the month of March/April where the colleges announce the notification and application forms both online and offline.

Direct Admission

Few universities takes admission in M.Sc. courses through merit basis as well as through entrance test, like Delhi University reserves 50% of its seats for merit basis admissions.

Entrance Exam:

Colleges like Loyola College, Chennai, IIT Kanpur, IIT Delhi conducts entrance test for taking admissions into the course. Students selected through entrance test would further have to go through personal interview before final selection.

The entrance test consists of objective type questions and the syllabus for the same is usually from:

  • Real Analysis
  • Linear and Abstract Algebra
  • Calculus
  • Topology

Lateral Entry in M.Sc. in Mathematics

Various Universities provides lateral entry into the course but has an eligibility criteria of having a graduation degree with mathematics as main subject. One can apply to the universities and show them the documents , pay the fees as required by the college. Some of the institutes providing it are IIT Kanpur and IIT Delhi.