The Mathematical and Computational Sciences Major offers students a rigorous foundation in the fundamentals of Mathematics and Computational Sciences, including Data Sciences. It also prepares them to solve complex interdisciplinary problems by applying mathematical and computational tools. The Major offers a unique blend of courses in theory and modern applications of Mathematics and Computational Sciences. The objective is to create graduates with a deep understanding of the fundamental principles of mathematics who can apply strong computational techniques to model and solve problems in Physics, Economics, Finance, Engineering, and other domains.
Highlights of the Mathematical and Computational Sciences Major:
Interdisciplinary Problem Solving: Most real-life problems are complex and often require an interdisciplinary approach. The Major offers students electives from exciting interdisciplinary fields such as Bio-Computing, Data Sciences, Quantum Computing, and more.
Undergraduate Research: The faculty at the Mathematical and Physical Sciences division are actively engaged in research, providing students with opportunities to work on research projects under their direct supervision.
Employable Skills: The Major is designed to teach students valuable and functional employability skills needed for a career in industry and academia. The critical thinking and problem-solving skills and the breadth in curricula offered at Ahmedabad University will impart a rigorous and broad-based education in mathematics and computational sciences helpful in many practical professions.
The Mathematical and Computational Sciences Major seeks to provide students with the following:
Successful completion of the Bachelor of Science (Honours) Programme with a Mathematical and Computational Sciences Major will enable the student to:
|Offered by||School of Arts and Sciences|
|Programme||Bachelor of Science (Honours)|
|Degree||Bachelor of Science (Honours)|
|Minimum Programme Credits||120|
|Minimum Major Credits||60|
All students entering the undergraduate programme complete our common core, The Foundation Programme, in the first year. The Foundation Programme is designed around four Studios, each of three credits. They are:
Democracy and Justice
Environment and Climate Change
The studios deliver interdisciplinary learning around six domains:
Data Science, Communication, Behaviour, Constitution & Civilisation, Materials, and Biology & Life.
|Humanities & Languages GER|
|Social Sciences GER|
|Biological & Life Sciences GER|
|Mathematical & Physical Sciences GER|
|Performance & Visual Arts GER|
|GER Elective 1: Communication- I|
|GER Elective 2: Communication- II|
|GER Elective 3: Data Science|
|GER Elective 4: Any course at the university outside the major|
|GER Elective 5: Any course at the university outside the major|
Design and Analysis of Data structures and Algorithms
Applied Linear Algebra /Advanced Linear Algebra
Introduction to Real Analysis
Artificial intelligence (AI)
Introduction to Abstract Algebra
Applied Mathematics / Computational Sciences
Calculus of Variations
Free Electives provide flexibility to students to customise their education at the University.
Free Electives allow you to take additional courses as per your choice (apart from the Foundation Programme, GERs and Major Requirements), across the university to increase your depth or breadth.
A student can take a Minor in any area designated as a Minor at any School or Centre of the University. Some Minors may have specific pre-requisites. Free Electives can also be used along with some courses from the Major Requirements and GERs towards a Minor.
All students will complete 30 hours of engagement with society to develop a sense of engagement, concern, build problem solving skills, and understand the role of an engaged member of a society. This will be done through a mandatory course, Engagement with Society, that would be a graduation requirement. This course can be taken anytime during the stay at the University but it is advised that the student engage with the courses during the first two years at the University. The 30 hours of volunteer work may be completed during one semester or during the Winter or Summer Break.