PhD Advertisement for Autumn Semester 2021 (DMS)

Applications are invited from motivated candidates to pursue research in the broad fields of **Pure Mathematics (Group A)**and **Statistics/Applied Mathematics (Group B)**. The minimum eligibility criteria for each of the subject areas under the two groups are as follows:

**Group A:**

**Algebraic and Differential Topology, Non commutative Geometry and Operator Algebra, Number Theory, Operator Theory, Several Complex Variables.****A Master's degree in Mathematics with a minimum of 55% marks or CGPA/CPI of 6.5 on a 10-point scale.**

**Group B:**

**Bayesian Statistics:**A Master's degree in Statistics with a minimum of 55% marks or CGPA/CPI of 6.5 on a 10-point scale.**Computational Biology:**A Master's degree, with minimum 55% marks or CGPA/CPI of 6.5 on a 10-point scale, in any field of Applied Mathematics, Applied Statistics, Bio-technology, Computer Science, Physics, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Statistics.**Non-parametric Statistics & Functional Data Analysis:**A Master's degree in Mathematics or Statistics with a minimum of 55% marks or CGPA/CPI of 6.5 on a 10-point scale.

The profiles of the Faculty members of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, in the aforementioned subject areas, can be found in the URL: Click Here

Candidates applying for **Nonparametric Statistics and Functional data Analysis** are expected to have strong background in *Linear Algebra, Measure Theory and Stochastic Processes*.

Candidates applying for the subject **Algebraic and Differential Topology** are expected to have a strong background in basic topology, basic algebra and several variable calculus.

Candidates applying for the subject **Non commutative Geometry and Operator Algebra** are expected to have a strong background in analysis (Real, complex, Functional), a reasonable background in Riemannian geometry and Group representation (finite).

Candidates applying for the subject **Number Theory** are expected to have a strong background in Abstract algebra, Linear algebra and complex analysis.

Candidates applying for the subject **Operator Theory** are expected to have a strong background in Functional analysis, Measure theory, calculus and complex analysis.

Candidates applying for the subject **Several Complex Variables** are expected to have a strong background in complex analysis, Multivariable calculus and linear algebra.

Candidates having their own valid PhD fellowship (UGC/CSIR-NET JRF, NBHM, DBT-JRF, ICMR-JRF, INSPIRE or any other equivalent fellowship) are strongly encouraged to apply. **Few Institute fellowships only for the subjects: Nonparametric Statistics and Functional data Analysis, Non Commutative Geometry and Operator Algebra, Number Theory** might be available for deserving candidates who do not have fellowship provided that they have qualified any national level entrance exam such as GATE, NET-LS etc. (apart from satisfying minimal eligibility criteria) or are from other IISERs having a BS-MS degree with a CGPA score more than or equal to 8 on a 10 point scale.

**Please take a note of the following points:**

- Fulfilling the minimum eligibility criteria does not ensure that a candidate will be called for the interview.
- A candidate must fill up the form carefully as additional short-listing criteria will be set based on academic records, experience and statement of purpose of the candidates as provided in the application form.
- In the field
**Scientific Interest**under the section Statement of Purpose in the application form, the candidate**must mention the group (Group A or B as above) in which one is applying**along with the research interest. - Due to Pandemic, Interview process will be online. The candidates will be allowed to appear at the interview only after proper verification of documents.
**Candidates with INSPIRE fellowship should have provisional certificate at the time of application.** **A online/telephonic conversation may precede the interview**for further short-listing and candidates will be informed about the Date and time and further details accordingly.- Reservations for SC/ST/OBC candidates are applicable as per Government of India rules.

__Important Dates:__

PhD application portal opens: 15.03.2021

Application portal closes: 15.04.2021

Publication of shortlist for Written test/Interview: 26.04.2021

Tentative Written test/Interview dates: Between 20.05.2021 - 31.05.2021

Publication of PhD interview results: 21.06.2021

Preregistration portal opens: TBA

Preregistration deadline: TBA

PhD Registration: 28.07.2021