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Joint Ph.D. Program in Maths by ICTS & TIFR: Apply by Apr 10: Expired


TIFR CAM and ICTS invite applications from highly motivated candidates interested in pursuing doctoral research in Mathematics. The students will receive a degree through the Mathematics Subject Board of the Graduate School of TIFR.

The International Centre for Theoretical Sciences, a center of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, is a research institute based in Bengaluru, India. Founded in 2007, ICTS has grown from a fledgling institution to a global center of activity in various areas of science.

Eligibility Criteria
  • 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 centers 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 Ph.D. Program in Mathematics.

For students whose final examination results for their qualifying degree are not declared by the time of joining (approximately end July/ beginning August): you will be admitted on a provisional basis, subject to the passing of the relevant degree examination. The admission will be regularised on the production of mark sheets/provisional/final degree certificates of the qualifying degree examination.

If your qualifying degree is a Master’s degree (and you already have a Bachelor’s degree): Payment of fellowship will be at a lower rate (IPhD) until documentary evidence is submitted of having completed the qualifying degree.


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

Ph.D. pre-registration


Contingency grant

Rs. 31,000/- p.m

Rs. 40,000/- p.a.

PhD post-registration

(max 5 years from the date of joining)


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)


Rs. 17,500/- p.m

Admission Tests

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

  • TIFR GS Exam
  • GATE (Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Mathematics, and Computing)
  • CSIR UGC NET (Mathematical Sciences¬† – JRF eligible)

The eligibility criteria for application in 2021 are:

  • TIFR GS Exam
  • GATE: 90th percentile and above
  • CSIR UGC NET (JRF Qualified): Rank between 1 to 50
How to Apply?

Interested candidates can apply online by clicking here.

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. The last date to apply is April 10, 2021.


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Joint Ph.D. Program in Maths by ICTS & TIFR

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