Vigyan Vidushi Program in Mathematics

Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai is organizing a two-week summer school, the Vigyan Vidushi program in Mathematics (VV2022-Mathematics) for Indian women students in mathematics. VV2022-Mathematics will be held at the TIFR Mumbai Campus. The aim of this program is to expose participants to some advanced core topics in mathematics and encourage them to consider research in mathematics as a career option.

The selected students will get an opportunity to attend short lecture courses on a variety of topics. There will also be special lectures and interaction sessions with women researchers.


  • Women students enrolled in the first year of a two-year MSc degree program in mathematics, or the fourth year of an Integrated BSc-MSc degree program in mathematics (or equivalent).
  • Exceptionally good, motivated women students in the final year of their bachelor degree program or the third year of an Integrated BSc-MSc degree program in mathematics (or equivalent) may also apply.

Dates: July 19-29, 2022

Selected Candidates

The list of selected candidates for Vigyan Vidushi program in Mathematics, 2022 is given here.

The selected candidates will receive an official email intimation with further details.  A waitlist of candidates may be declared on this webpage by 24 June 2022.

Travel Directions

Details on how to reach TIFR is given at this link.


The courses will focus on strengthening basic understanding of core mathematical concepts. Even if some of the topics may seem familiar, conveying the unique perspectives of active researchers will be an essential feature of this summer school.

Short courses:

  • Tanmay Deshpande: Modules over principal ideal domains and applications
  • V. Srinivas: Topics in field theory
  • Sandeep Varma: Introduction to multivariable calculus
  • Sabyasachi Mukherjee: Introduction to complex analysis
  • Sushmita Venugopalan: Introduction to fundamental groups
  • Vivek Mohan Mallick: Quotient topology
  • Anand Sawant: Covering spaces
  • Srimathy Srinivasan: Quaternion algebra
  • Preeti Raman: Local-global principles and classical groups
  • Radhika Gupta: What is the geometry of the universe?

Special lectures:


Photos of VV 2022

Travel reimbursements

Outstation participants will be paid the round trip 3-Tier AC return train fare by the shortest route from the railway station nearest to their place of residence (this is taken as the address for correspondence given in your application; any different address needs prior permission) to Mumbai. Those travelling by air will be paid the eligible train fare.

Please note that you are required to submit the original of your onward journey ticket and copy of your return journey ticket along with the travel re‐imbursement form when you arrive for the program. Participants travelling by air and claiming travel reimbursement will be required to produce the air ticket and the boarding pass.


Participants will be provided accommodation on campus.

Expected arrival: After 8 AM on Monday, July 18, 2022.

Expected departure: Before 10 AM on Saturday, July 30, 2022.


Local food expenses of participants for the entire duration of the programme will be covered by the Institute.

For any queries or problems, mail to vvmath @

Organising Committee: Vijaylaxmi Trivedi (Convenor), Anand Sawant, Srimathy Srinivasan.