Chennai Mathematical Institute M.Sc. Data Science Course Structure and Fees

Are you looking for information on the M.Sc. Data Science program of the Chennai Mathematical Institute (CMI)? The two-year course has unique electives that include diverse fields of finance, economics, data algorithms, etc.  Admissions opening on 1st May 2021.

Course Overview
The two-year (four semesters) M.Sc. Data Science course gives advanced learning sessions in data science and is so designed as to encourage you to go a step ahead and take up research programs in the field as well.  

Course Details

1. Duration: Two years.

2. Requirement of Credits: 64 credits through 16 regular courses.

3. Fee: Rs.2,00,000/- per semester.

4. Scholarships: None, but the financial background of a student may be considered for partial/full waiver of fees.

5. Eligibility: Graduate Degree in B.A., B.Sc., B.Math., B.Stat., B.E., B.Tech. or equivalent, with a robust background in the field with a background in Mathematics, Statistics or Computer Science + Entrance exam scores + Interview.

Course Modules

First Semester

  • Mathematical Methods – Analysis
  • Probability and Statistics with R
  • Programming and Data Structures with Python
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • RDBMS, SQL and Visualization

Second Semester

  • Linear Algebra and its Applications
  • Data Mining and Machine Learning
  • Algorithms
  • Distributed Computing 
  • Big Data with Hadoop

Third Semester

  • Predictive Analytics – Regression and Classification
  • Advanced Machine Learning
  • Elective 1 and Elective 2

Fourth Semester

Electives 3, 4, 5, and 6.

Elective courses

1. Advanced Regression and Classification

2. Algorithmic Trading

3. Algorithms for Big Data

4. Bayesian Data Analysis

5. Economics

6. Finance

7. Financial Data Analysis

8. Industry Project

9. Mathematical Modeling

10. Optimization

11. Risk Management

12. Text Analytics

Note: Small variations may be incorporated in this schedule and some of the courses may be of short duration, with fewer credits, so these can be accumulated to make up the credit requirement under Electives.

Other courses at CMI -

B.Sc. Hons. Maths and Computer Science 

B.Sc.Hons. Mathematics and Physics 

M.Sc. Programme in Computer Science

M.Sc. Mathematics

Contact information

Chennai Mathematical Institute 

H1, SIPCOT IT Park, 

Siruseri Kelambakkam-603 103, 

Tamilnadu, India 

Ph: 044-7196 1000, 044- 2747 0226–0229. 

Fax: 044-2747 0225




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