Date: 18 October 2022
The International Centre for Theoretical Sciences (ICTS-TIFR) and the Centre for Applicable Mathematics (TIFR-CAM) jointly invite applications for doctoral research in Mathematics. ICTS and CAM are centres of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) located in North Bengaluru and are roughly 10 kms apart. Students enrolled in the CAM-ICTS joint PhD program will be part of a vibrant academic atmosphere with opportunities to work with faculty members at both institutions.
ICTS is a novel institution with a three-pronged mandate: to conduct world-class research in theoretical sciences, to provide a platform to organize various visitor-driven programs for the benefit of the wider scientific community, and to spread scientific temper and the spirit of inquiry through public outreach activities. The Mathematics wing of ICTS hosts research groups in mathematical physics, geometry, topology, probability, differential equations, numerical analysis, and geophysical fluid dynamics. In addition to faculty members in Mathematics, students at ICTS have the opportunity to work on physics research problems with physics faculty members.
CAM is a unique applied mathematics institute in India known for its interdisciplinary research across a range of themes. CAM is home to prominent faculty members with research expertise in analysis of partial differential equations, compressible and geophysical fluid dynamics, stochastic modeling, probability, inverse problems, and data analysis.
The applied and computational mathematics branch of the CAM-ICTS PhD program has researchers focusing on fluid dynamics, turbulence, and big data research problems. The CAM-ICTS PhD program encourages applications from students from diverse academic backgrounds, especially engineering degree holders, to work on these interdisciplinary research problems. Students will receive a fellowship according to the Govt of India norms, accommodation, and health coverage.
The first level of selection is performed using valid scores/ranks from the following national exams:
  • TIFR GS Exam
  • GATE (Aerospace Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Computer Science and Information Technology, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Sciences, Environmental Science and Engineering, Instrumentation Engineering, Mathematics, Mathematics and Computing, Mechanical Engineering, Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, Physics. Other related streams will be considered as deemed appropriate by the academic committee at ICTS.) For questions students can write to gs@icts.res.in.
  • CSIR UGC NET (Mathematical Sciences - JRF eligible)

The cutoff scores/ranks from each exam will be announced on the program web page. Eligible candidates can apply by completing the online application form. They will be asked to upload the scorecard from the admissions test (GATE/UGC CSIR NET; this is not required for the TIFR test), electronic copies of educational certificates, a statement of purpose, and provide contact details of two referees. Based on the application, candidates will be shortlisted for in-person interviews conducted jointly by CAM and ICTS.

Applications will be accepted starting from March 2023, after the results of GATE/UGC-CSIR tests are released. For updated information please visit the program web page.
ICTS and CAM are committed to building an environment that is inclusive, non-discriminatory and welcoming of diverse individuals. We especially encourage the participation of women and other under-represented groups.
E-mail: gs@icts.res.in