Doctor of Philosophy Programme (DMS)

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