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.
Minimum second-class or equivalent grade in the qualifying examination/degree (which is relaxed to a “pass class” for SC/ST candidates). See below for degrees that qualify.
Master’s degree in the Mathematical or Physical Sciences, or B.E./B.Tech. (or equivalent degree) in an appropriate field of Engineering or Technology.
The candidate should also have passed one of the following entrance tests: CSIR-UGC NET for JRF, or UGC-NET for JRF, or GATE (all of these to be valid as of August 1, 2018), or the NBHM 2018 Screening Test; or must hold an INSPIRE Ph.D. fellowship.
Concerning candidates who have passed one of the above examinations: only eligible candidates who have been short-listed on the basis of their scores in one of the above examinations will be called for the interview. Note: the short-list for NBHM 2018 will be based only on the NBHM 2018 screening test. Selection to the Ph.D. programme will be based on performance in the interview.
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.)
Visit the webpage Careers in Mathematics.
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