MS Leading PhD


In order to be eligible to apply for admission in MS leading to PhD in Mathematical Sciences a candidate should:

a)        possesses a BS / MSc (16 year education) degree from a recognized university in Mathematics.

b)       have passed the last examination with at least 60% marks (or CGPA 2.5 whatever applies)

c)       Experience is not mandatory for admission to MS Mathematics program



All eligible candidates would be required to:

a)       Sit and qualify an admission test (equivalent to GRE general / GAT general of NTS) and if successful, appear in an interview / presentation before a selection panel.

b)       Candidates who have a minimum 650 score in quantitative section of GRE (International) or 160 score in quantitative section of Revised GRE (International) are exempted from the IBA admission test, BUT not from the interview.



MS:    2 – 4 years.
MS - PhD: 4 – 6 years. (Max. possible is 8 years)



Full time MS students can opt for financial support which is provided in the form of assisting duties for teaching and research. This support is upto a maximum of Rs. 25000 per month. This facility is only extended to those students who maintain a cumulative GPA of 3, and register in 4 courses each semester in the MS Mathematics program. In addition to this, the students availing financial support MUST not work elsewhere.  In the PhD phase of the program the stipend amount would be raised to Rs. 45000 per month, in addition to a full tuition fee waiver.

The fee-structure in the MS Mathematics morning program matches that of the BS-morning program.



Students who undertake the MS program of study on a part-time basis (i.e. those students who are not offered (or do not willfully avail / opt-for financial assistance), may complete the program in no less than 1.5 years.


For award of an MS in Mathematical Science a candidate should:
a)  Complete 30 credit hours that include 24 credit hours (8 courses) of course work and 6 credit hours of thesis.

b)   Six courses at 500 level are Core courses that every student must do.

c)  In addition, a student has to do two electives to be chosen from the list given below  at 500 level.

d)   The eligibility for doing an MS thesis is student acquiring a CGPA of 3.5.

e)  Students who do not qualify the eligibility criterion for doing an MS thesis, will be required to do two additional courses (6 credit hours in addition) and graduate with an MS degree only. Such MS graduates would lose the eligibility of doing a PhD in future from IBA.

f)  Public defense of the MS thesis and completion of the degree will be governed as per IBA policy (could be extracted from the minutes of the Academic Board meeting {minutes of the 59th meeting of the Academic Board, Nov 27, 2012}).