The Ph.D. Programme

See also: The Integrated Ph.D.Degree_Programme

The Department of Mathematics offers excellent opportunities for research in both pure and applied mathematics. Visit the Research Areas page to get a sense of the research interests of the faculty in the department. The written test conducted by IISc for entrance to the Ph.D. programme has been discontinued as of 2013. Students will be selected through the examinations listed below, followed by an interview at IISc.


Candidates who are yet to complete their examinations for the eligible degree and expect to complete all the requirements for their degree (including all examinations, project dissertations, viva voce, etc.) before July 31, 2018, are eligible to apply.

How to Apply

Please visit the IISc admissions page for information and instructions on how to access the online admission portal.


Students admitted to the Ph.D. programme need to take a minimum of 12 credits to complete the course requirement. Each course carries 3 credits. (View the webpage Courses for more information.)

Employment Opportunities after Ph.D.

Visit the webpage Careers in Mathematics.

Other relevant material

NBHM Ph.D. Screening Test: past question papers & answer keys

  1. June 2005: Question Paper, Answer Key

  2. February 2006: Question Paper, Answer Key

  3. January 2007: Question Paper, Answer Key

  4. February 2008: Question Paper, Answer Key

  5. January 2009: Question Paper, Answer Key

  6. January 2010: Question Paper, Answer Key

  7. January 2011: Question Paper

  8. January 2012: Question Paper

  9. January 2013: Question Paper, Answer Key

Contact: +91 (80) 2293 2711, +91 (80) 2293 2625
E-mail: chairman.math[at]iisc[dot]ac[dot]in