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 examination/degree (which is relaxed to a “pass class” for SC/ST candidates).
● Master’s degree in the Mathematical or Physical Sciences, or B.E./B.Tech. (or equivalent degree) in an appropriate field of Engineering or Technology.
● The candidate should also have passed one of the following entrance tests: CSIR-UGC NET for JRF or UGC-NET for JRF or NBHM Screening Test; or must hold an INSPIRE Ph.D. fellowship.
How to Apply: Interested candidates who have completed the eligibility criteria and who have qualified in one of the exams mentioned should write to Eligible candidates will be shortlisted based on their scores in one of these interviews. A further screening of these candidates will be done at Kerala School of Mathematics.


The National Board for Higher Mathematics (NBHM) has announced the Doctoral Scholarship Scheme 2021. Interested candidates are encouraged to write the Doctoral Scholarship Written Test scheduled for April 11, 2021 from 2PM to 5PM. Click here for details. The Doctoral Scholarship Written Test conducted by NBHM is one of the qualifying examinations for admissions to the PhD program at KSoM.