TIFR CAM and ICTS invite applications from highly motivated candidates interested in pursuing doctoral research in Mathematics. For current research topics, please click here (ICTS) and here (CAM). The students will receive a degree through the Mathematics Subject Board of the Graduate School of TIFR.

ADMISSIONS

All applicants are required to appear for national level entrance tests (TIFR graduate studies admission test, GATE, UGC/CSIR test for JRF) conducted at different centres nationally. These entrance tests will cover basic topics in mathematics, applied mathematics or engineering. Top candidates from these tests can apply to appear in the next phase of the selection process. Performance in the national level entrance test, along with the additional information requested in the online application form will be used to shortlist candidates for interviews conducted at ICTS for CAM-ICTS Joint PhD Program in Mathematics.

Students selected for regular PhD (M.A./M.Sc./M.Tech./ME) need to complete the coursework requirements and register for PhD within 2 years of joining. At the end of the coursework, the student needs to pass a comprehensive exam after which he/she can register for a PhD. The details of graduate course work can be found here (ICTS) and here (CAM). Successful candidates will receive a degree through the Mathematics Subject Board of the TIFR Graduate School.

ELIGIBILITY FOR THE PhD PROGRAM

M.A./M.Sc./M.Tech./ME. 

ADMISSION TESTS

The first level of selection to the CAM-ICTS Joint PhD Program is performed using results from the following national exams:

The eligibility criteria for application in 2020 are:

  • TIFR GS Exam (selection already made and candidates have been informed)

  • GATE: 90th percentile and above

  • CSIR UGC NET (JRF Qualified): Rank between 1 to 50

Applicants qualified in the above tests should apply online for being considered for further selection.

INTERVIEWS

Performance in the national exam, along with the additional information requested in the online application form will be used to shortlist candidates for the further selection process. Shortlisted candidates will be called for the interview at ICTS, Bangalore on 30th April or 1st May, 2020.

As you may know, because of the developing situation related to COVID-19, the interview dates are subject to change. We will inform you as soon as possible about the exact dates of the interviews (which may be postponed to May or later).

ONLINE APPLICATION FORM

Eligible candidate can apply to CAM-ICTS Joint program by completing the online application form. You will need to upload the scorecard from the admissions test (GATE/UGC-CSIR; this is not required for the TIFR GS exam) electronic copies of your score transcripts, a statement of purpose, and contact details of two referees.

IMPORTANT DATES (*Please see the note above in relation to COVID-19)

Application deadline

March 29th, 2020

Referee deadline 

April 5th, 2020

Interviews

April 30th - May 1st, 2020

Interview result announcement (First list)

May 1st week

 

SCHOLARSHIPS

All the selected students receive a graduate scholarship from ICTS. The current scholarship amounts for PhD are given below:

PhD pre-registration

Fellowship

Contingency grant

Rs. 31,000/- p.m

Rs. 40,000/- p.a.

PhD post-registration

(max 5 years from the date of joining)

Fellowship

Contingency grant

Rs. 35,000/- p.m

Rs. 40,000/- p.a.

PhD post-registration

(beyond 5 years up to a max of 1 year)

Fellowship

Rs. 17,500/- p.m

 

Accommodation will be provided to PhD students at a nominal cost.

CONTACT:

Academic Office
International Centre for Theoretical Sciences (ICTS),
Survey No. 151, Shivakote,​
Hesaraghatta Hobli, Bengaluru - 560 089, 
India.
Tel: +91 - 80 - 4653 6000
Email: gs @ icts . res . in
Website: www.icts.res.in