The BxMx Programme
Dual Degree

The BxMx Programme allows a student of Ahmedabad University to pursue a bachelor’s and a master’s programme in a five-year period. Unlike the five-year Integrated Master’s Programmes in one discipline at the University, The BxMx Programme is a dual degree programme that allows an undergraduate student to study a bachelor’s programme in one discipline while completing a master’s in another. This allows a bachelor’s student from one Programme and one School to seamlessly move into a master’s programme in the same School or another School provided they get admitted to the Programme and meet the prescribed requirements. A student can enter into The BxMx Programme at the time of joining the University or they can apply after joining the University. It is a highly selective programme for very well prepared students.

The BxMx Programme is aimed at creating flexible employment opportunities for students at the graduate level of education. The New Education Policy (NEP 2020)  strongly advocates creative combinations of different degrees to enhance critical and analytical thinking and improve employability. A student completing a BS in Mathematical and Computational Science or Physics may want to do a Masters in Quantitative Finance by completing credits as part of The BxMx Programme. A student in humanities and social sciences, for instance, may wish to become a banker. Today it is a challenge for many due to the nature of the testing required for admission in the country. They can seamlessly apply to The BxMx Programme and complete their MBA along with their BA degree, if admitted, by taking a certain number of graduate credits during the first four years and completing the MBA by taking coursework etc. during an additional year. As the University develops other masters programmes, our undergraduate students will find several options of doing Masters in varied disciplines as a continuation of their undergraduate educational experience. A BBA student, for instance, interested in environmental sciences or public health, may undertake their master’s education as part of The BxMx Programme. 

Each master's programme that becomes part of The BxMx Programme will prescribe the eligibility conditions, admission requirements in terms of course pre-requisites, minimum grade point average requirements, and courses from the master's programme that need to be taken in the first four years as well as the structure of their respective master's programme.

All dual degree programmes at Ahmedabad also provide an opportunity to exit after four years after completing the prescribed requirements of the respective undergraduate major with honours.

We announce five programmes starting August 2023:

  1. Bachelor of Science (BS) in Physics and Master of Science (MS) in Quantitative Finance 
    • Duration: Five years
    • Eligibility: Students must meet the admission requirements for BS in Physics and should have performed very well academically. They must exhibit strong motivation for the programme.
    • All admitted students will have to maintain a prescribed grade point average requirements during the undergraduate programme at the University.
    • The Programme requires strong preparation in Mathematics.
  2. Bachelor of Science (BS) in Computer Science and Master of Science (MS) in Quantitative Finance 
    • Duration: Five years
    • Eligibility: Students must meet the admission requirements for BS in Computer Science and should have performed very well academically. They must exhibit strong motivation for the Programme.
    • All admitted students will have to maintain a prescribed grade point average requirements during the undergraduate programme at the University.
    • The Programme requires strong preparation in Mathematics.
  3. Bachelor of Science (BS) in Mathematical and Computational Sciences and Master of Science (MS) in Quantitative Finance
    • Duration: Five years
    • Eligibility: Students must meet the admission requirements for BS in Mathematical and Computational Sciences and should have performed very well academically. They must exhibit strong motivation for the Programme.
    • All admitted students will have to maintain a prescribed grade point average requirements during the undergraduate programme at the University.
    • The Programme requires strong preparation in Mathematics.
  4. Bachelor of Technology (BTech) in Chemical Engineering/Computer Science and Engineering/Mechanical Engineering and Master of Business Management (MBA).
    • Duration: Five years
    • Eligibility: Students must meet the admission requirements for BTech and should have performed very well academically. They must exhibit strong motivation for the Programme. 
    • All admitted students will have to maintain a prescribed grade point average requirements during the undergraduate programme at the University.
  5. Bachelor of Arts (BA) in History/Philosophy History and Languages/Economics/Psychology/Social and Political Science and Master of Business Management (MBA).
    • Duration: Five years
    • Eligibility: Students must meet the admission requirements for BA and should have performed very well academically. They must exhibit strong motivation for the Programme.
    • All admitted students will have to maintain a prescribed grade point average requirements during the undergraduate programme at the University.

[1] Section 11.5. of the NEP 2020 of GOI states: “Imaginative and flexible curricular structures will enable creative combinations of disciplines for study, and would offer multiple entry and exit points, thus, removing currently prevalent rigid boundaries and creating new possibilities for life-long learning. Graduate-level, master’s and doctoral education in large multidisciplinary universities, while providing rigorous research-based specialization, would also provide opportunities for multidisciplinary work, including in academia, government, and industry.” 

Section 11.6 of NEP 2020 also reiterates that “Large multidisciplinary universities and colleges will facilitate the move towards high-quality holistic and multidisciplinary education. Flexibility in curriculum and novel and engaging course options will be on offer to students, in addition to rigorous specialization in a subject or subjects.”

Programme Must Knows

Minimum Programme Credits: 180*
*The curriculum structure and number of credits are under review and are likely to increase