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Programs Offer by IMSc

Updated on: Feb 26, 2013
  1. Graduate Students
  2. Postdoctoral Research
  3. Associateships
  4. Summer Student
  5. Visiting Studentships
  6. Visiting Scientists

Graduate Students

Institute of Mathematical Sciences (IMSc) Chennai offers Graduate Student Program to the students interested in pursuing a Ph.D. degree in mathematics / theoretical computer sciences / theoretical physics. Students having post graduate qualification in physics / mathematics / computer science or graduate degree in engineering can apply for admission into this program. The selection is normally made in the month of June every year. Students who have under graduate degree in science but have a keen interest in pursuing research in mathematics / theoretical physics / theoretical computer science can also apply. Such students get admission into Integrated M.Sc. Ph.D. programme.

The admission to graduate students programme is made on the basis of Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST) which is generally held in the month of February every year. This test is jointly conducted by 12 research institutes of the country. The notification for JEST is issued generally in the month of October / November every year. For latest Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST) announcement Click Here.

The candidates who qualify in the JEST entrance examination can apply for any of the 12 research institutes.

The Institute awards Junior Research Fellowship to all the entrants of Graduate Students Programme. These fellows also receives grant ranging from Rs. 8,000/- to Rs.9,000/-, together with hostel accommodation, medical benefits, and annual book/ contingency grants. Fellowships are awarded for a maximum period of 5 years and renewed, based on performance, at the end of every year.

Postdoctoral Research

Candidates with a PhD degree from leading institutions are encouraged to apply for Post-doctoral fellowships tenable for a period of one to two years. There are about fifteen post-doctoral fellows at the Institute at any given time. Announcement for Postdoctoral Research position is made every year by the institute. For latest Postdoctoral Research announcement of Institute of Mathematical Sciences (IMSC), Click Here.

Associateships at IMSc

The Institute of Mathematical Sciences (IMSc) offers associateship and senior associateship programme for college and university faculties. The main aim of this programme is to actively involve and to make teaching faculties learn new vistas of science and technology which they will further pass on to learners. This program is basically oriented to attract upcoming generation in the field of mathematics / theoretical physics / theoretical computer sciences research.

Under this program, an Associate can visit the Institute once or twice in a year. A total stay of 90 days per year is allowed. The duration of Associateships Programme is normally 3 years. Accommodation and allowances are also provided to associate members.

For latest announcement of IMSc Associateships programme, Click Here.

Summer Student Programme

IMSc conducts a Summer Student Programme every year in the May-July period.

For latest detail on Summer Student Programme Click Here.

Visiting Studentships


The students already registered with any university for their Ph.D. programme can visit IMSc several times in a year. For latest Visiting Studentship programme detail, Click Here

Visiting Scientists

The Institute of Mathematical Sciences (IMSc) welcomes scientists all over the world to visit and work with the institute. IMSc is a part of the Theoretical Physics Seminar Circuit (TPSC) programme.

The scientists interested in visiting this prestigious institution, can write to the director@imsc.res.in stating their field, area of activity, and the duration for which a scientist would like to visit etc for evaluating the application.
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