Department of mathematics

Created by Shreya Gupta, Modified on Thu, 22 Jun 2023 at 05:19 PM by Shreya Gupta

Since its establishment in 1959, the Department of Mathematics at IIT Madras has been entrusted with the task of delivering Mathematics courses to a wide range of students, including B.Tech., M.Tech. (excluding IMSC), Dual Degree in Engineering Design, M.Sc., and Ph.D. students of the institute. The department aims to provide students with a strong foundation in various branches of mathematics and develop their analytical and problem-solving skills.


The department's faculty members engage in research across several areas of mathematics, including algebra, analysis, topology, geometry, number theory, mathematical physics, and applied mathematics. They actively publish research papers in reputed journals and collaborate with researchers from other institutions. Students in the department have opportunities to participate in research projects, present their work, and engage in interdisciplinary collaborations within IIT Madras and with other institutions.

Programs offered

The different programs offered by IIT Madras in the Department of Mathematics are:

  • Ph.D: The department conducts fundamental and applied research, offering guidance in various areas of mathematics for a Ph.D. degree. Research scholars interact with faculty, take relevant courses, and attend seminars with eminent mathematicians. The program lasts 2-5 years.

  • M.Sc: The 4-semester M.Sc. program is thoughtfully designed to offer students essential knowledge in Mathematics, along with the opportunity to specialize in major areas of both pure and applied mathematics.

  • MTech: The M.Tech program in Industrial Mathematics and Scientific Computing is an exceptional two-year program that offers students intensive training in computational science, mathematics, and statistics. The program emphasizes the development of skills in modeling, simulation, and problem-solving, specifically targeting industry-relevant challenges.

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