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MS in Mathematics [With Thesis OR Course Work]


Department of Mathematics and Statistics offers Master of Science in Mathematics which is a research based degree program. Mathematics as a subject has found tremendous acknowledgement in almost all areas of sciences and humanities. The program is designed for students’ needs and interests, with either a thesis or course work option. Mathematical techniques have been found very effective in decision making, which has increased its demand in different fields. This program serves as a bridge for candidates pursuing PhD program.

Program Objectives

  • The program provides an opportunity to expand knowledge in every field of Mathematics and its application by providing course(s) at graduate level.
  • The Program affords a unique academic experience via a high-quality program.
  • It prepares students for a professional career in education, business, industry and research institutions.
  • It equips graduates to apply a range of mathematical tools to solve problems within Mathematics and in other relevant disciplines.
  • The graduates may serve as academicians as well as researchers.

Admission Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates having 16-year education, i.e. M.Sc. Mathematics (2-year) or BS Mathematics (4-year) or equivalent with at least CGPA 2.50 out of 4 or 1st division wherein GPA system is not implemented.
  • Each candidate is required to pass the VU Entry Test with minimum 50% marks.

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Course Exemption

Course(s) exemption is not allowed.


It is a two-year duration program spread over four semesters. Each semester has at least 18 weeks duration.
Degree Completion Duration

Courses of Study

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Deficiency Courses

If the schedule of courses pursued by a candidate does not provide adequate background for the degree course, which he/she intends to take up, he/she may be required to make up the deficiency by taking one or more additional course (s) of deficiency level as may be prescribed by the University.

Assessment of Study Progress

The students study progress evaluation mechanism is based on continuous assessment throughout the semester by giving assignments, Quizzes, Graded Discussion Boards (GDBs), academic papers, seminars, mid-term and final term examinations.


Students are required to submit a Research Thesis worth 6-credit hours. Topic of the thesis must be decided after consultation with the supervisor.

Guidelines for Thesis Enrollment

  • A merit list will be calculated before the start of course selection in each semester for the students. The basic criteria for the merit list will be the completion of minimum 18 MS level credit hours with CGPA ≥ 2.75.
  • Limited number of seats on merit will be offered to enroll thesis research. In case, a student, eligible for the thesis, opts to take the coursework-only then the next student in the merit list will be offered the choice to enroll thesis research.

Award of Degree:

  • To become eligible for the award of MS in Mathematics degree [Thesis Track], a student is required to complete at least 24-credit hour prescribed course work and 6-credit hour Thesis Research with minimum CGPA of 2.50 out of 4.


  • To become eligible for the award of MS in Mathematics degree [ Course work Track], a student is required to complete at least 30-credit hour prescribed course work with minimum CGPA of 2.50 out of 4.

Fee Structure

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  • The courses may be revised time to time as a result of continuous review to bring them at par with courses from being taught at top-class foreign universities. While reviewing the courses, needs of local industry and job market are also given full consideration.
  • The University reserves the right to change fee structure from time to time.