Doctor of Philosophy Programme (DMS)

PhD Advertisement for Autumn Semester 2022 (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, 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:

  • 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, Psychology, 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.
  • Reliability Theory: 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 following faculty members of Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics are interested in taking students for Autumn 2022:
1.Anirvan Chakraborty (Area: Non-parametric Statistics & Functional Data Analysis)
2. Asok K. Nanda (Area: Reliability Theory)
3. Koel Das (Area: Computational Biology)
4.Shibananda Biswas (Area: Operator Theory)
5. Somnath Basu (Area: Algebraic and Differential Topology)
6. Sushil Gorai (Area: Several Complex Variables.)

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 Reliability Theory are expected to have strong background in Real Analysis, 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 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 subject : Nonparametric Statistics and Functional data Analysis 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.
  • Online(or telephonic) conversation or Written test 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: 11.04.2022
Application portal closes: 01.05.2022
Publication of shortlist for Written test/Interview: 07.05.2022
Selection Interview window: 13.05.2022-04.06.2022
Publication of PhD interview results: 13.06.2022
Registration portal opens: 15.06.2022
Registration deadline: 26.07.2022
PhD Manual Registration: 28.07.2022