Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai

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The Institute of Mathematical Sciences
Institute of Mathematical Sciences logo.png
Established 1962
Type Public
Director V. Arvind
Location Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
12°59′39″N 80°14′49″E / 12.994219°N 80.247075°E / 12.994219; 80.247075Coordinates: 12°59′39″N 80°14′49″E / 12.994219°N 80.247075°E / 12.994219; 80.247075
Campus Urban

The Institute of Mathematical Sciences (IMSc) (sometimes also referred to as Matscience) is a research centre located in Chennai, India.[1][2]

IMSc is a national institute for fundamental research in frontier disciplines of the mathematical and physical sciences: theoretical computer science, mathematics, and theoretical physics. It is funded mainly by the Department of Atomic Energy.[3]


The institute was founded by Alladi Ramakrishnan in 1962. Its motivation has been the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey, USA. It went through a phase of expansion when E. C. G. Sudarshan in the 1980s and R. Ramachandran in 1990's were the Directors. The current Director of the institute is V. Arvind [Vikraman Arvind].


The institute has a graduate research program to which a group of students are admitted each year to work towards a Ph.D. degree. IMSc hosts scientists at the post-doctoral level and supports a visiting scientist program in areas of research in the Institute.[1]

The Institute hosts national and international scientific meetings every year. It has many public outreach programs, especially connecting with Teachers and Students in Colleges, Universities and Schools.[citation needed]


Main Building, Taramani, campus

Located in South Chennai, in the Adyar-Taramani area, the institute is on the Central Institutes of Technology (CIT) campus. The Institute maintains a student hostel, flatlets for long-term visitors, married students and post-doctoral fellows, and the institute guest house. IMSc has its own faculty housing in Tiruvanmiyur near the seashore.

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  1. ^ a b R. Jagannathan, The Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Resonance (January 1999) vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 89-92, Complete Article.
  2. ^ Muthiah, S. (May 23, 2005). "Ekamra Nivas to university". The Hindu. Retrieved 23 January 2011. 
  3. ^ Official disclosure under RTI Act (2005).