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 reallife problems are complex and often require an interdisciplinary approach. The Major offers students electives from exciting interdisciplinary fields such as BioComputing, 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 problemsolving skills and the breadth in curricula offered at Ahmedabad University will impart a rigorous and broadbased education in mathematics and computational sciences helpful in many practical professions.
Learning Objectives
The Mathematical and Computational Sciences Major seeks to provide students with the following:
Learning Outcomes
Successful completion of the Bachelor of Science (Honours) Programme with a Mathematical and Computational Sciences Major will enable the student to:
To learn more about the Mathematical and Computational Sciences (MCS) programme at Ahmedabad University you may send an email to [email protected].
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
Neighbourhoods
Water
The studios deliver interdisciplinary learning around six domains:
Data Science, Communication, Behaviour, Constitution & Civilisation, Materials, and Biology & Life.
Humanities and Languages GER 
Social Sciences GER 
Biological and Life Sciences GER 
Mathematical and Physical Sciences GER 
Performance and 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 
Major Requirements  Credits 

Major Core  36 
Probability Mathematical Statistics Discrete Mathematics Design and Analysis of Data structures and Algorithms Applied Linear Algebra /Advanced Linear Algebra Differential Equations Multivariable Calculus Introduction to Real Analysis Machine Learning Artificial intelligence (AI) Mathematical Modelling Introduction to Abstract Algebra 

Undergraduate Thesis  6 
Major Electives  18 
Pure Mathematics Complex Analysis 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 prerequisites. 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.
*The curriculum structure and number of credits are under review and are likely to increase.