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Postgraduate Programs

SNS offers postgraduate programs leading to the degrees of MPhil in Mathematics, PhD in Mathematics, MPhil in Physics and PhD in Physics.
MPhil: The MPhil program at SNS comprises 24 credit hours of coursework followed by a research phase culminating in a dissertation carrying a weight of 6 credit hours. The MPhil degree is designed to broaden the appreciation and deepen the understanding of the subject, and to acquaint our students with the latest research trends in various areas of Mathematics and Physics. The MPhil degree can better one’s job prospects and, in addition, is good preparation for admission to a PhD program.
PhD: The PhD program at SNS comprises 18 credit hours of coursework followed by a research phase culminating in a dissertation carrying a weight of 36 credit hours based on a highly individualized, investigative and creative study which shall make a significant contribution to knowledge. A unique feature of our PhD program is that the students are required to deliver three seminars in addition to the public defence of their dissertation; one in the chosen field of research, one in the thrust area but not directly related to the research topic, and one in an area other than the thrust area. This is designed so as to encourage both breadth and depth of knowledge and understanding. Additionally, all candidates for the PhD degree must pass a Comprehensive examination that tests them on the fundamental concepts in Mathematics/Physics in general, as well as the basic ideas in their chosen field of research.