In response to the exponentially growing demand for well trained post-graduates in Mathematics from Institutions with professional excellence, the Karnataka State Open University is offering a Two year semester based M.Sc. Mathematics Degree Programme (Two Semester per year-Total Four Semester). The programme is specially designed for Teachers, Engineers, computer Scientists and others who are interested in Mathematics but could not pursue a Master degree programme in Mathematics for various reasons. The Karnataka State Open University's M.Sc. Mathematics programme is a tightly scheduled, highly structured, and application oriented.
1. Title and Duration of the Course:
1.The post-graduates course in Mathematics will be called as the Master of Science in Mathematics.
2. Admission Qualification
1. Candidates who have passed B.Sc. / B.Sc.Ed from a recognized University with Mathematics as one of the major subjects.
3. Medium of Instruction:
The medium of instruction of M.Sc. Mathematics Programme in English only. However, Examination may be answered in English only. Under open distance system, a paper is called "Course" and a course as "Programme"
4. Course of Study:
1. The M.Sc. in Mathematics programme shall be in Semester Scheme. Although the duration of the programme is two years, the maximum period for completion of the programme shall be four years.
5. Programme Structure:
A candidate has to earn totally 70 credits form all 4 semesters. The 1st and 2nd semesters have 5 theory courses of 3 credits each. The 3rd and 4th semester have 5 and 4 theory papers respectively of each 4 credits. In the 4th semester the candidate is expected to take up an independent project of 4 credits. A dissertation should be prepared and submitted to the Academic Partner, Sandip Foundation, Mulund (W), Mumbai – 400080 for evaluation.
6. Credit System:
M.Sc. Mathematics Programme of Karnataka State Open University is designed keeping in view the credits prescribed and recognized by the Distance Educational Council (DEC). Each course is allotted with 3 credits. Credit delinates the study hour; and 1 credit is 30 hours of study. A candidate has to earmark 90 hours per course for studies, which includes teaching, learning, library, preparation of Internal Assessment and Examination.
7. Scheme Of Examination
Submission of Assignment is compulsory. Assignments should be submitted during the year of admission only. Assignments submitted in subsequent years will not be accepted.
Classification of Successful Candidates :
Award of Degree:
Students will be eligible to get their degree certificates of M.Sc. Mathematics after successful completion of their academic programme. They will have to apply to the Register (Evaluation) along with the prescribed fee at the time of convocation to get their degree certificates. However they may be issued a provisional degree certificates, on application, soon after the announcement of the final result.