Applicants are eligible to apply to the program if they clear the cut-off score/rank for one of the entrance exams listed below and have a minimum CGPA of 7/10 or equivalent in their previous degree program.


M.A./M.Sc./M.Math./M.Stat./M.E./M.Tech. and other related Masters degree programs


The first level of selection to the program is performed using results from the following national exams:

  • TIFR GS exam in Mathematics and Physics
  • GATE exam in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Mathematics and Computing, Aerospace Engineering, Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Computer Science and Information Technology, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Science and Engineering, Instrumentation Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, Physics, Engineering Sciences, and other related streams. Other related streams will be considered as deemed appropriate.
  • CSIR UGC NET (JRF eligible) in Mathematical Sciences, Earth Sciences, Physical Sciences.


TIFR GS exam: all candidates who qualify can apply.
CSIR exam: all candidates who are JRF qualified can apply. 
GATE in  Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Mathematics and Computing: First 50 ranks.
All other GATE streams: 85 and above percentile 
Candidates applying based on GATE exam must upload their application materials, especially the score card, before the expiry date of the score card.


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. Merely qualifying in the entrance exam based on the cut-off scores will not automatically lead to being called for an interview. Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed in early 2024.

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