The Approach

A student majoring in mathematics at Krea will emerge with fluency in the language of mathematical and logical reasoning, and gain specific technical knowledge and understanding of a broad core of foundational content in areas such as calculus, algebra, analysis, probability, differential equations, and computational mathematics. More specialised courses from a basket of recommended electives signalling the breadth and depth of modern mathematics will deepen students’ understanding of specific mathematical disciplines in line with their interests.

Krea mathematics students, like their counterparts majoring in other disciplines, will write a capstone thesis in their final year. The capstone project will provide an opportunity to develop a comprehensive understanding of a specific topic of interest; allow a hands-on appreciation for the nature of mathematical research; and offer a chance to further hone communication skills through long-form specialised writing. Upon completion of the major, a Krea mathematics graduate will be able to appreciate questions and themes that guide current research in mathematics, and recognise mathematics as a creative technical discipline.

Through interdisciplinary coursework, Krea mathematics majors will have the opportunity to study how mathematics resonates and interacts with other academic areas. They will develop an appreciation for the historical context of the field, writing and communicating mathematical information coherently and precisely within the field and for a non-technical audience.

The increasing importance of abstract, algorithmic, and statistical techniques suggests that the relevance of mathematics will only grow. Krea mathematics majors will be introduced to these domains and their applications, both in the classroom and through real-world immersive experiences, and will therefore be excellently placed to develop further specific and broad competencies in these areas. Emerging fields such as data science and artificial intelligence increasingly impact many facets of human life: mathematics students at Krea will be exposed to the ethical implications that can arise out of technical mathematical work and consequent actions.

Programme Details

Required Courses

Possible electives

  • Analysis 1
  • Discrete mathematics
  • Algebra 1
  • Single-variable calculus
  • Probability and statistics
  • Linear algebra
  • Analysis 2
  • Multivariable calculus
  • Differential equations
  • Writing and communication in mathematics
  • Apart from the required courses, students majoring in mathematics will have to take at least five courses from the following list of electives.
  • Algebra 2
  • Complex analysis and topology
  • Computational mathematics
  • Geometry
  • Dynamical systems
  • Optimisation
  • Applied probability and stochastic modelling
  • Information theory and cryptography
  • Nonlinear dynamics
  • Logic and set theory
  • Network models and methods

Anand Sahasranaman

Visiting Assistant Professor, Mathematics and Economics

PhD, Imperial College London (Schrodinger Scholar)

Gaurav Raina

Chair – Research Council
Visiting Prof of Mathematics & Comp Sc

PhD, Cambridge University (Srinivasa Ramanujan Scholar)

Rishi Vyas

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

PhD, Cambridge University

The Krea mathematics graduate will go into a variety of future career paths encompassing both academia as well as employment in a wide range of sectors and industries, including, but certainly not limited to, government and public policy, technology, finance, data science, and consulting.

Job Roles Organizations
  • Actuary
  • Statistician
  • Data scientists
  • Data analyst
  • Operations research analyst
  • Digital Analytics
  • Environment foundations/think tanks
  • Corporate sustainability division
  • CSR Initiatives
  • Climate change research
  • Market research
  • Education institution
  • Environment publications / media