Department of

Syllabus for
Doctor of Philosophy (Mathematics)
Academic Year  (2019)



Assesment Pattern

Each paper of the semester will be assessed upon 100 marks (Continuous Internal Assessment (CIA) – 45 marks, Attendance –5 marks and End Semester Examination - 50 marks).

 The internal assessment (comprising various components such as seminar, literature survey, presentation, class test and so on) will be done periodically and the CIA marks will be sent to the Controller of Examination through Dean of Science and a copy forwarded to the General Research Coordinator as per the following guidelines:

CIA 1: 10 Marks assessment

CIA 2: 25 Marks assessment

CIA 3: 10 Marks assessment

      The end semester examination will be conducted at the end of second semester for Research Methodology and for each elective paper.   The Maximum marks for each paper will be 100 and the duration is three hours.

Adjudication of the M. Phil Dissertation

The dissertation submitted by the candidate under the guidance of the guide will be assessed by two experts (one internal and one external).

The candidates also have to appear for final viva-voce. Assessment based on the viva-voce and the dissertation, along with the assessment of theory papers of both I & II semesters will be considered to declare the results.


Examination And Assesments

Sl. No.




Research Methodology



Paper 1 (Common Paper)



Paper 2 (Specialization Paper)



Dissertation & Viva-Voce




Presentation on the research proposal


Double valuation of the dissertation


Viva-Voce examination




Department Overview:
Department of Mathematics, Christ University is one of the oldest departments of the University. It offers programmes in Mathematics at the undergraduate level, post graduate level as well as M.Phil and Ph.D. The department aims to * enhance the logical, reasoning, analytical and problem solving skills of students. * cultivate a research culture in young minds. * foster aesthetic appreciation for mathematical thinking. * encourage students for pursuing higher studies in mathematics. * motivate students to uphold scientific integrity and objectivity in professional endeavors.
Mission Statement:
Vision: Excellence and Service Mission: To organize, connect, create and communicate mathematical ideas effectively, through 4D?s; Dedication, Discipline, Direction and Determination.
Introduction to Program:
The Master of Philosophy Programme in Mathematics is being offered based on a credit system similar to the other programmes offered by the University. The M. Phil. programme has two semesters with each semester spreading through 15 weeks. The candidate has to submit the dissertation within two months after the second semester ends. It can be extended by two more months on specific request. Those who fail to submit the dissertation within the extended time period can register for a further extension of four more months with a payment of 50% of the course fee. There will be only two repeat chances (within three years after registration) for the course work papers and no revaluation of papers at any stage of the program. The time taken from the admission till the submission of the dissertation shall be considered as the duration of the M. Phil. Program.
Program Objective:
Programme Objective: POBJ1. To provide learners with an in-depth knowledge, abilities and insight in specialized topics in Mathematics. POBJ2. Research Methodology in Mathematics. POBJ3. To encourage collaborative learning through dissertation and research activities so that they can pursue research programmes. POBJ4. To provide a platform for the learner to engage in various academic activities independently or in a group. Programme Outcomes: PO1. To be able to explain mathematical principle to formulate, model and hence find solutions to practical problems. PO2. To be able explain the advantages, limitations, importance of mathematics and its techniques to solve problems in specialized topic. PO3. To acquire the skills which are necessary to do research/higher studies in the areas of the specialized topic. PO4. The learner will be able to become a good teacher or researcher in mathematics so that he/she can communicate the subject with others in an efficient way.