Studying at the School of Mathematics

The Tata Institute is now a Deemed University and runs a Graduate Programme leading to award of a Ph.D. degree. Bright young students aspiring for a career of research in mathematics are invited to apply for Research Scholarships in the School of Mathematics of the Institute. With its distinguished faculty engaged in high quality research in a broad spectrum of areas, the School provides a stimulating environment for pursuing doctoral studies.

Research Scholars who are admitted to the Ph.D. program are paid a scholarship of Rs. 25000/- per month, increased to Rs. 28000/- after two years, upon successful completion of the graduate school requirements.

Research Scholars who are admitted to the Integrated Ph.D. program, are paid a scholarship of Rs. 16000 per month for the first year, increased to Rs. 25000 after one year, and further increased to Rs. 28000, upon successful completion of the graduate school requirements.

There is in addition an annual contingency education grant. Please see this link for details. Further, all Research Scholars are also eligible for hostel accommodation at nominal charges.

The Research Scholarships are tenable for a period up to five years for Ph.D. students and for a period of up to six years for Integrated Ph.D. students, subject to annual review of performance. An additional year with reduced scholarship (Rs. 14000 per month) may be sanctioned in exceptional cases.

During the first year, introductory courses are given on basic areas of mathematics, and the second year is allocated for preparatory studies for pursuing doctoral work.

Applications for the programme are invited through announcement of the scholarships in all major newspapers. The last date of receiving applications for admission in any academic year is around the middle of October, in the previous year. The admission procedure involves a written test in December, held at various designated centres across the country, followed by interviews of selected candidates, in Mumbai.

The minimum eligibility criterion for admission to the Ph.D. programme is a Master's degree in any of Mathematics/Statistics/Science/Technology (M.A. / M.Sc. / M.Math / M.Stat / M.E. / M.Tech.). The minimum eligibility criterion for admission to the Integrated Ph.D. programme is a Bachelor's degree in any of Mathematics/Statistics/Science/Technology (B.A. / B.Sc. / B.Math. / B.Stat. / B.E. / B.Tech.). Students without a Master's degree will generally be admitted to the Integrated Ph.D. program and will obtain an M.Sc. degree along the way subject to the completion of all requirements. Students with a four-year Bachelor's degree may be considered for admission to the Ph.D. programme.

If you are interested in Applicable Mathematics, please also visit the website of TIFR CAM, Bengaluru . If you are interested in Interdisciplinary Mathematics, please also contact ICTS-TIFR, Bengaluru for further information.