The BS and MS programs in Mathematics & Scientific Computing

Admission to the program is through Joint Entrance JEE (Adv). All students in these programs have to complete a set of core courses in the first two semesters. After that, they do some compulsory professional courses and are also offered choices of many departmental and open electives. There is also a provision of some research activity through a series of undergraduate project courses. An attractive feature of the academic program is that the students can do a minor and/or a major in other disciplines (department) by appropriately choosing their elective courses. For obtaining another major, the student has to spend one extra year to fulfil required credits. Since the program is credit based, many students have been able to complete credit requirements of BS (MS) degree in just 7 (9) semesters. Due to the flexibility and opportunities offered, the program has become very popular among the JEE aspirants and is among the most sought after UG programs offered at IIT Kanpur. In 2021, the opening and closing JEE All India Ranks for the BS Mathematics & Scientific Computing program were 321 and 1045, respectively. Since the inception of the BS program in 2011, one undergraduate student of the department has received the President’s Gold Medal for the best academic performance in the graduating class amongst all disciplines of B.Tech. and B.S.