Introduction

The mission of the undergraduate program in Mathematics is to provide students with a broad understanding of mathematics encompassing logical reasoning, generalization, abstraction, and formal proof. Courses in the program teach students to create, analyze, and interpret mathematical models and to communicate sound arguments based on mathematical reasoning and careful data analysis.

As undergraduates, the students are expected to demonstrate:
  1. Problem Solving Skills
  2. Ability to formulate proofs and structure mathematical arguments
  3. Ability to communicate mathematical ideas through extended written presentation

What is Mathematics Bachelor’s degree all about?

Mathematics is one of the oldest fields of human inquiry and integral to our culture and heritage. Its grand questions have been motivated as much by our fascination with its inherent beauty and complexity as by the practical considerations of architecture, science, and technology. In the modern world, mathematics thrives in its central role as the language of traditional science, while reaching further into the realms of engineering, finance, and social sciences.

The B.S. in Mathematics is designed to equip its graduates with a wide range of mathematical skills and knowledge and provide exposure to science, engineering and other subjects. They will be well-placed to make significant contributions to academia, industry and other important institutions in our society.

What kind of courses do you have to do?

In the first year of the programme, the courses would be common for all new entrants of IIT Bombay.The four-year programme in Mathematics aims to build a foundation in initial semesters while encouraging students to pursue more targeted interests in the second half of the programme.

The curriculum includes basic science courses and incorporates elective courses from science, engineering and humanities disciplines. Students have to complete basic courses in algebra, combinatorics, calculus and analysis, differential equations and probability. Advanced courses will also be on offer. Motivated students will benefit from the presence of active research groups in all of these areas. The Honours programme promotes deeper scholarship within mathematics while the Minor programme enables the pursuit of interests in other departments.

Students in the BS Mathematics programme (only those entering via the JEE advanced) would also be allowed branch change at the end of first year, as is the case in the Institute. Students entering through the INMO won’t be allowed to change their branch unlike the former.

Admission Process

Entry to BS programme is through any one of the following two modes:
  1. JEE (Advanced) as per MHRD/institute norms.
  2. Students who have appeared for their Class 12 board examinations or any equivalent qualifying examinations in 2018 and have been on the INMO (Indian National Mathematics Olympiad) Qualified List for Junior or Senior Batch in 2018 or any previous year are eligible to apply.
Up to 6 (six) such eligible students will be admitted to the B.S. Mathematics programme based on their performance in an entrance examination which will be conducted by the Department of Mathematics, IIT Bombay.

Those satisfying the eligibility criteria should apply by writing to head.math@iitb.ac.in with subject "Application for B.S. Mathematics Entrance Examination". They should attach with the mail a brief CV (in pdf format) and a scanned copy of INMO Award certificate and/or letter of invitation for IMO training camp. The last date to receive applications is 31st May, 2018. Eligible candidates will be informed about the details of the entrance test before 2nd June 2018. If you have any queries please write to head.math@iitb.ac.in