DOCTORAL PROGRAMME

Ph.D. PROGRAMME IN MATHEMATICS offers an exciting and unique opportunity to students for pursuing research in the following areas:
  • Pure Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics & Scientific Computing
  • Statistics & Operations Research
  • Theoretical Computer Science
Under this programme students undergo a substantial amount of relevant course work consisting of advance topics in Aglebra, Analysis, Topology, Numerical Analysis, Solid & Fluid Mechanics and Statistics, followed by research work under the supervision of an Advisor, who is decided by the Department, taking into account the aptitude, the needs and the preferences of the student.

SALIENT FEATURES

  • Nurtures creative and analytical abilities of scholars
  • Provides flexible approach for self-study and seminar courses in different areas.
  • Encourages interdisciplinary research for bridging the gas between theoretical and applied areas.
  • Cultivates communication skills through seminars and tutorials.
  • Offers opportunity to engage in developmental research work.
ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

The Department of Mathematics is well recognised for teaching and research. It has a large faculty with research interests covering a wide range of fields:

  • Algebra, Combinatorics, Topology and Geometry
  • Functional Analysis, Harmonic Analysis, Partial Differential Equations and Systems & Control.
  • Numerical Analysis & Scientific Computing.
  • Solid & Fluid Mechanics, Bio-Mechanics, Tribology and Rheology.
  • Statistical Inference, Applied Probability, Statistical Quality Control and Biostatistics.
  • Algorithms & Complexity and Combinatorial Optimization,
Collabortive research with other Science and Engineering Departments of the Institute is encouraged. Faculty members undertake projects sponsored by organizations such as National Board for Higher Mathematics, Indian National Science Academy, Board of Research in Nuclear Science, Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, Department of Science and Technology, Department of Bio-Technology and Indian Council of Medical Research etc. A strong group of Industrial Mathematics has evolved in the Department for providing Industry-Academic linkage.

COMPUTATIONAL FACILITIES

Computer Aided Instructional Environment & industrial Mathematics Lab

    Newtwork of 75 Workstations nodes along with 6 powerful servers with Unix, Novell, Microsoft Windows, NT Platforms, Software Development Platform - C, C++, Java, Tcl-Tk, Schem, Fortran, Visual Basic etc.
Software Packages
    MATHEMATICS, MATLAB, SAS, GEOMVIEW, LEDA, LAPACK, ODEPACK, HOMPACK, MACAULAY, GNUPLOT, LATEX, MICROSOFT OFFICE etc.
Intac Utilities
    Netscape, Lynx, Intac Explorer, Telnet, FTP, E-mail.
JOB PLACEMENT

The graduates of this Department have been placed in various academic institutions - IITs, IISc and several universities in India and abroad. The Training and Placement Office of the Institute arranges Campus Interviews for the students with prospective employer in Industry and R & D Organisations with strong inputs from the Department. In recent years our students have been hired by prestigious organisations like TCS, ISRO, Infotech, TRDDC, CDAC, ORG etc.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENT & FINANCIAL AID

The Institute offers Teaching Assistantships requiring eight hours of work per week. Students can also be supported by scholarships / fellowships of other organizations such as National Board for Higher Mathematics, Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, University Grants Commission, Department of Science & Technology.

Admissions take pace twice a year in June and in December on the basis of an interview. The candidates should have obtained first class at the Masters degree in Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Science and must have a valid GATE score or an award of NBHM/CSIR/UGC Research Fellowship.

For further information send a self-addressed stamped (Rs.5/-) envelope to

    Head, Department of Mathematics
    Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
    Powai, Mumbai - 400 076.

    Tel: 022-5767450, 022-5767451.
    E-mail: hod@math.iitb.ac.in