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The Department of Mathematics at Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati offers a 2-year M.Sc. programme in Mathematics and Computing. This programme blends relevant mathematics and computer science courses covering theoretical, computational and practical aspects. Whereas the core mathematics courses are aimed at building a strong foundation in the subject, the laboratory based courses give the exposure and training in application-oriented practical subjects. Students are exposed to advanced research topics through electives and a mandatory one-semester project work.

At the end of the programme, students acquire sound analytical and practical knowledge to formulate and solve challenging problems and are well prepared to take up jobs in software industries, research and development organizations or to pursue higher studies in mathematical and computing sciences.

Round the-clock access to computer labs and a large up-to-date library help students to supplement their knowledge. The department has a state-of-the-art computing laboratory equipped with several PCs and servers, which are connected to the cluster supercomputer of the institute. Regional Library of the National Board for Higher Mathematics is also housed at lIT Guwahati.

Course Structure (Effective from 2012 batch) |

Course Structure (Effective from 2012 batch)

Semester I

Code Course Name L–T-P Credits
MA501 Discrete Mathematics 3-1-0 8
MA511 Computer Programming 3-0-2 8
MA521 Modern Algebra 3-1-0 8
MA522 Linear Algebra 3-1-0 8
MA541 Real Analysis 3-1-0 8
Total Credit   15-4-2 40

Semester II

Code Course Name L–T-P Credits
MA512 Data structures and Algorithms 3-0-2 8
MA542 Differential Equations 4-0-0 8
MA547 Complex Analysis 3-1-0 8
MA591 Optimization Techniques 3-1-0 8
Total Credit   16-3-2 40

Semester III

Code Course Name L–T-P Credits
MA514 Theory of Computation 3-1-0 8
MA543 Functional Analysis 3-1-0 8
MA572 Numerical Analysis 3-0-2 8
MA--- Elective I 3-0-0 6
MA--- Elective II 3-0-0 6
MA697 Seminar 0-0-3 3
Total Credit   15-2-5 39

Semester IV

Code Course Name L–T-P Credits
MA571 Numerical Linear Algebra 3-0-2 8
MA573 Numerics of Partial Differential Equations 3-0-2 8
MA--- Elective III 3-0-0 6
MA--- Elective IV 3-0-0 6
MA699 Project 0-0-12 12
Total Credit   12-0-16 40

* Courses for Any Semester [If a course in this column is offered in Odd Semseter, then it will not be offered in even semester for the same academic year]