The study of mathematics, like the Nile, begins in minuteness but ends in magnificence.
– Charles Caleb Colton

The School of Mathematics, IISER Thiruvananthapuram offers the following porgrams:

BS-MS Dual Degree Programme

It is a five year degree program for bright and motivated science students who have passed (10+2) level. The program integrates classroom learning with research and provides ample scope for multidisciplinary interactions. The first two years of the program consist of core courses in basic sciences, the third and fourth years are dedicated to specialization in Mathematical science subjects and the fifth year includes a research project. The training during the program enables students to pursue a career in academia, R&D institutes, and science-based industries.

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Integrated Ph.D Programme

Integrated Ph.D. Programme is a research programme. At the end of the successful completion, Master of Science and Ph.D. degree are awarded.The first three semesters will consist of core and elective courses specialized in Mathematics. The fourth semester will consist of advanced courses and project work. After the successful completion of comprehensive and project work, the student will continue with research leading to the Ph.D. degree.

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P.hD Programme

IISER Thiruvananthapuram has a vibrant PhD Programme in the areas of Mathematical Sciences.The Institute hosts modern research facilities that are necessary to conduct scientific research in the 21st Century. At IISER-TVM, PhD Scholars are admitted in 2 sessions each academic year. Candidates aspiring to enroll for the PhD Programme at IISER-TVM must satisfy the minimum eligibility criteria for applying, as given below:

  • Qualify in at least one of the following National Level Eligibility Tests or Fellowships

    • GATE
    • INSPIRE Ph.D.
    • NBHM-JRF
  • Obtain a minimum of 60% marks (or equivalent) in the Qualifying Degree (Master’s Degree or equivalent)

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Post Doctoral Programme

The Institute Post-doctoral Fellowship (IPF) is a full-time, contractual, postdoctoral position for highly qualified young scientists to carry out research at IISER-TVM. The duration is for 2 years, extendable by up to one more year on the basis of performance. The Fellowship does not imply any commitment regarding any other position at IISER-TVM.

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Summer Visiting Programme

IISER Thiruvananthapuram offers a two-month visiting students programme during summer to enable motivated students to work with IISER faculty. Bachelors and Masters students in science/engineering with an inclination towards research in Mathematics are invited to apply for the programme. Preference will be given to 2nd year BSc, III year BE/BTech and 1st year MSc/MTech (or equivalent degree) students.

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