Important Dates

  • Last date for online submission of applications: March 26, 2018
    (website will close at 23:59 hours)
  • Last date for updating the NET Results online: April 30, 2018
  • Interview dates for shortlisted candidates: May 19-20, 2018


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The Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Mathematical Sciences is administered by the IISc Mathematics Initiative (IMI). This programme provides an unique opportunity for students to work in areas spanning mathematics, biology, physics and engineering. Students can work in any of the interdisciplinary research areas that have openings this year. Each selected student will work with two research supervisors (from two different Departments). For example, a student can have supervisors from Mathematics and an Engineering Department or Biology and an Engineering Department or Physics and Mathematics Departments.

Mathematical and Computational Biology Stream

The interdisciplinary Mathematical Sciences PhD program includes a biology stream which comprises mathematical and computational biology. On-going research projects include, but are not limited to, Bioinformatics; System Biology; Computational Neuroscience; Computational Biophysics; Computational Biology; Evolutionary Biology; Theoretical Biology; Viral Dynamics; Constrained Biomolecular Dynamics; Mathematical Immunology; Network Biology; Biomolecular 3-D structures and design; Evolution of biological systems. Some of the projects may include a laboratory component as well.

We are open to admitting students from various backgrounds into our biology stream. In the past, many students with a degree in a branch of biological sciences (Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Systems biology etc) have joined this program. Biology background students with inclination towards fundamental mathematics/computing are particularly attractive to us. We also admit students with background in mathematics / physics / chemistry with good inclination towards a branch of biology.

Mathematical and Computational Engineering Stream

The interdisciplinary Mathematical Sciences Ph.D. program trains students in mathematical and computational models and algorithms in collaboration with domain experts.

This program trains students in the broad areas of mathematical modeling, scientific computing as well as computational mathematics. This program aims at advancing the computational approaches for solving engineering problems that have mathematical flavour.

Current students of the program work on interdisciplinary problems like medical image reconstruction, control system theory, numerical solution for differential equations, compressive sensing, reconfigurable computing, as well as visualization methods.

Students with a Masters background in Mathematics and Physics; Bachelors and Masters students in Engineering/Technology with strong mathematical background have been admitted earlier.

Eligibility Criteria:

M Sc or equivalent degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology
ME/M Tech or equivalent degree in Engineering discipline
BE/B Tech or equivalent degree in Engineering discipline

If you are interested in this programme please select your preference department as Interdisciplinary Mathematical Sciences Programme in the online application form.

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