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Ph.D. Programme in Mathematics



Scheme of Grading Annual
Duration 2-5Years

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Eligibility for Admission:

  • A candidate must have obtained a Master's/M.Phil degree of the University of Delhi, or any other recognized University, or any degree recognized as equivalent to Master's/M.Phil degree Mathematics. She/he must have obtained either a minimum of 50% marks or equivalent grading in the M.Phil degree or a minimum of 55% marks or equivalent grading in the Master's degree.

  • The following categories of candidates can be provisionally registered for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematics.

    • Candidates having fellowships/scholarships instituted by the University/national and international agencies under schemes approved/recognized by the University.

    • Candidates who are otherwise eligible for admission to the Ph.D. Programme and do not have any financial assistance, will be awarded UGC (non-NET) Fellowship through an entrance examination to be conducted by the Department. The selection will be made on the basis of the relative merits considering 25% of marks obtained at the Undergraduate examinations, 25% of marks obtained at the Master's degree examinations, and 50% of marks scored in the entrance test. The minimum qualifying mark shall be 60%.

    • Foreign students with their national or other fellowships recognized by the University of sponsored by their employers, may be given provisional admission, followed by confirmation through due process after a stipulated period of time.

    • The University/College teachers holding a permanent, temporary or ad hoc positions and having completed two years of service as teacher in a Department/Constituent Colleges of the University of Delhi.

    • Candidates sponsored by their employers shall be considered only if they get study leave for a period of two years to fulfill residency requirements of the University of Delhi. Provided however in order to advance research in strategic areas of national concern, scientist/professionals working at defense and space institutions/organizations of the Government of India/State Government and with whom the University has signed a Memorandum of Under, will be allowed to purse Ph.D. while working in their organizations provided that the DRC recommends that their work in their parent organization is relevant to their Ph.D. research. Such students may also be exempt from the requirement of course work under amended Clause 4 E of Ordinance VI-B (amended vide notification dated 29th November, 2013)

    • Permanent teachers/ employees who are in service in any other recognized University/ College/ Research Institute in Indian and have a minimum of three years teaching/ research experience, will be considered if they get study leave for a period of two years to fulfill residency requirements of the University of Delhi.