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 are paid a scholarship of Rs.16000/- per month, increased to Rs. 18000/- after two years, upon successful completion of the graduate school requirements. There is in addition an annual contingency education grant of Rs. 20000/-, and the Scholars are also eligible for hostel accommodation at nominal charges. The Research Scholarship is tenable for a period upto five years, subject to annual review of performance.
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, and interview of select candidates, in Mumbai. The minimum eligibility criterion for admission to the 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, who are admitted for Graduate Studies, are encouraged to undertake our M.Sc. programme and obtain a M.Sc. degree along the way.
If you are interested in Applied Mathematics, please visit also the TIFR Bangalore Centre website at this link.