Visiting Students Research Program

The information in this page is for the year 2021.

The School of Mathematics will host an Online Visiting Student Research Programme in 2021. The Programme will run from 15th May to 15th June and is online only. This programme is intended to orient students towards research in Mathematics. Students doing a Masters degree with a good academic record and motivation for research are invited to apply. Exceptionally good and
motivated students from BSc/BTech may also apply. Please note that the VSRP programme is for students currently enrolled in a Bachelor's or Master's programme and not for PhD students or faculty members.

Students selected under the programme are guided through an advanced Reading Course (or other appropriate project). This will afford students an opportunity to interact with leading mathematicians of the country. There will also be special lectures aimed at introducing the students to advanced areas of mathematics. 

Students are required to apply online (see below for the link).

For the online registration process, please keep the following ready :

a) Scanned photo (.jpg file of size not exceeding 100kb) of your passport size photograph.

b) A write-up of up to 400 words, describing your interest in the most preferred field of study has to be provided in the appropriate box. The write up should not contain special characters. In particular, use of equations in write-ups is strongly discouraged.

c) Names, Affiliation, Designation, Contact address (both e-mail and physical address) and contact phone numbers of two referees who would be filling referee reports for you. They should be teachers or persons with whom you have interacted academically.

The link for filling up the Referee Report Form online will be sent by email to both Referees after completing the registration process.

Please click on the following link to apply:

Online Application Form

The deadline for receiving maths VSRP application forms is March 15, 2021. The deadline for receiving letters of recommendation is March 21, 2021. Please direct questions to one of the coordinators:

Anish Ghosh (ghosh "at" or
Subhajit Goswami (goswami "at"

Financial support for the Online Visiting Student Research Programme 2021 is provided by the Infosys Foundation via the Infosys-Chandrasekharan Random Geometry Centre at TIFR.