Last Updated on December 14, 2022
This is a programme whose regulations fall under those for an Integrated PhD as outlined in the University Calendar. Candidates are required to undertake the scheme of study over a period of four years full-time registration, to pass the required examinations, and to submit a thesis not more than 12 months later than the end of the fourth year of study. In exceptional circumstances the Faculty Graduate School directorate may approve a later date for submission. If part-time candidates are permitted, they are required to submit a thesis not more than 12 months later than the end of the seventh year of study.
In the first year, students follow a taught programme of Level 7 modules selected from across a range to be approved by the programme director in consultation with the supervisory team. Following successful completion of the taught element, students embark on their individual research programme. In all years, the programme provides an integrated series of training modules to help students to develop professional and personal skills as well as scientific expertise.
The research work of each student will be closely supervised and supported, particularly during the research phase of the programme. The student will be monitored according to the progression milestones in the regulations for the Integrated PhD in a Named Subject and the Code of Practice for Research Candidature and Supervision
Applicants for the PhD programme should have completed a Masters degree in Mathematics or Statistics by the time they actually join the programme.
Applicants for the integrated PhD programme should have completed a Bachelors degree in Mathematics or Statistics by the time they actually join the programme.
Exceptional candidates with a Bachelors or Masters degree in other fields will also be considered for admission to the integrated PhD programme.
How to apply
Candidates aspiring for admission to the IMSc Ph.D/Integ. Ph.D programmes in Mathematics must appear for the National Board for Higher Mathematics (NBHM) Doctoral Scholarship Test.
The IMSc academic year starts in the month of August. To apply for August of a given year, candidates must write the NBHM exam held in January of that year.
Candidates must apply directly to the NBHM in order to write the Doctoral Scholarship Test. They need not send a separate application to IMSc.
IMSc will get the test scores and copies of the applications directly from the NBHM and will independently send interview call letters to candidates who have passed the IMSc screening criteria. Interviews are held in March/April. Final selection of candidates will be based mainly on their performance in the test and the subsequent interview, but will take into account their academic track record.