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The Integrated Ph.D. Programme

See also: The Ph.D. Programme

The Department of Mathematics, through its Integrated Ph.D. programme, offers exciting opportunities to talented students holding a Bachelor's degree for acquiring a rigorous and modern education in mathematics, and for pursuing research in both pure and applied mathematics.

Admission to the Integrated Ph.D. Programme in Mathematical Sciences is through the Joint Admission Test for M.Sc. (JAM) followed by an interview (of those candidates who are short-listed) at IISc.

Click here for the syllabus and eligibility to appear in JAM 2015.


  • First Class or equivalent grade in:
    • B.Sc. or equivalent degree with Mathematics as one of the subjects (this includes the B.Stat. degree, and a B.A. degree with Mathematics as one of the subjects); OR

    • B.E./B.Tech. or equivalent degree

  • Please note that candidates with higher qualifications are not eligible.

  • Candidates can appear for either the Mathematics (MA) or the Mathematical Statistics (MS) paper.

  • Candidates should have qualified in JAM 2015 and marked IISc as one of their preferences on the online application available to qualified candidates when JAM 2015 results are declared.

    A short-list, determined by a cut-off mark for JAM 2015, will be drawn up. Candidates who have stated IISc as one of their preferences, and are on the short-list, will be called for an interview at IISc.

Candidates who are yet to complete their examinations for the eligible degree and expect to complete all the requirements for their degree (including all examinations, project dissertations, viva voce, etc.) before July 31, 2015, are eligible to apply.

How to Apply

Please refer to the following web page for further information:

Important Dates

Dates pertaining to JAM 2015    See
Interviews at IISc    May 26–28, 2015


Students admitted to the Integrated Ph.D. programme need to complete 57 credits of course work (typically, a course is worth 3 credits) and 7 credits of project work by the end of the fourth semester of their joining the programme. (View the webpage Courses for more information.)

Employment Opportunities after Ph.D.

Visit the webpage Career in Mathematics.

Other Relevant Material

Question papers of past IISc Int. Ph.D. entrance examinations. NOTE: The IISc entrance examinations have been discontinued. These question papers are only indicative of the problems you might have to solve in the JAM Mathematics (MA) paper.

JAM 2013 question papers



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