Kerala School of Mathematics has many core research groups and provides excellent opportunities for pursuing research in these areas. The PhD programme at Kerala School of Mathematics is a perfect platform to explore these areas in depth. Students will be selected through the examinations listed below, followed by an interview at Kerala School of Mathematics.



Minimum second-class or equivalent grade in the qualifying degree. A qualifying degree could be one of the following

  • Master’s degree in the Mathematical or Physical Sciences,
  • E./B.Tech. (or equivalent degree) in an appropriate field of Engineering or Technology.


Qualifying examinations

The candidate should also have passed one of the following entrance tests:

  • Qualified in the Doctoral scholarship conducted by NBHM
  • DST-Inspire fellowships

Candidates who have passed one of the above exams or hold any external PhD fellowship are eligible to apply. Candidates who are yet to complete their examinations for the qualifying degree and expect to complete all the requirements for their degree before July 31, 2021 are eligible to apply. For such candidates, the admission, if offered, will be subject to the completion of the qualifying degree.

Application Process

The admission for the current academic year has concluded. Please visit this page periodically for updates regarding the next round of admissions.


All students admitted to the PhD program will have to complete a credit requirement of 24 credits (typically six courses) in their first year PhD coursework. The coursework will be demanding and will lay the foundation for the PhD scholar in approaching the research problem thereafter.