Tata Institute of Fundamental Research Ph.D in Mathematics Entrance Exam 2012
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research is one of the prominent institutions that offer research facilities for eligible candidates. The admission to the postgraduate courses and the research programs are offered through certain entrance exams. Ph.D in Mathematics Entrance Exam is carried out for the selection of candidates in to the research program in Mathematics. The written exam is carried out for the selection of candidates in to both integrated Ph.D program and regular Ph.D course.
Structure of Tata Institute of Fundamental Research Ph.D in Mathematics Entrance Exam
The test is based on the topics of the bachelor degree in mathematics. The duration of the entrance test is 90 minutes. The test will have true/ false model questions. The total number of questions for the test is 30.
Syllabus of Tata Institute of Fundamental Research Ph.D in Mathematics Entrance Exam
 Algebra
 Analysis
 Calculus
 Differential and Integral Calculus
 Analytical geometry of two dimensions
 Differential Equations
 Partial differential equations
 Geometry
 Calculus of variations
 Matrix Theory and Linear Algebra
 Analytical geometry of three dimensions
 Linear Programming and Optimization
 Mechanics
 Numerical Methods
 Probability Theory
 Vector Analysis
Eligibility Criteria
Those who possess bachelor’s degree in engineering or B.Sc/ B.A degree in mathematics can apply for integrated Ph.D degree in Mathematics. Ph.D degree in mathematics is awarded for those candidates who have completed their M.Tech/M.E degree or master’s degree in mathematics.
How to Apply?
The application for TIFR Ph.D degree in Mathematics can be submitted through online method only. Students of remote areas have the provision to send the application through post. In such case the candidate should request for application, along with an envelope of 25cmx 17cm and a stamp of Rs. 20/. The candidate should pay a fixed amount of fee for attending the entrance test. The amount is Rs. 500/ for online applications and Rs. 550/ for applications submitted through postal method. The payment can be made through Credit/Debit card. This can also be paid in the form of Demand Draft drawn from State Bank of India. The DD amount must be taken in favor of Tata Institute of Fundamental Research. The same must be payable at Mumbai also. After paying the fee amount, filled up applications must be forwarded to the notified address before final date.
How to fill the Form?
 Review the guidelines given in the brochure before filling the form
 Fill up the columns in the application form with exact information
 Submit online/postal application prior to last date
 The name of the candidate must be put on the back of the Demand Draft, in case of postal application method
 Keep the hardcopy of the submitted application for future referrals
Important Dates (Tentative)
[Please note that we only provide tentative dates based on previous years dates. For exact dates related information it is always best to check official websites only.]
Last date for submission of application form: Second week of October, 2012
Date of Exam of Entrance Test: Second week of December, 2012
Publication of Results: Second week of January
List of Tata Institute of Fundamental Research Ph.D in Mathematics Entrance Exam Test Centers
 Ahmedabad
 Bengaluru
 Bhubaneshwar
 Chandigarh
 Chennai
 Cochin
 Guwahati
 Haldwani
 Hyderabad
 Indore
 Jaipur
 Jammu & Kashmir
 Kanpur
 Kolkata
 Madurai
 Mangalore
 Mumbai
 Nagpur
 New Delhi
 Patna
 Pune
 Varanasi
 Visakhapatnam
Contact Address for Tata Institute of Fundamental Research Ph.D in Mathematics Entrance Exam
 Address: University Cell, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Homi Bhabha Road, Colaba, Mumbai
 Phone: +9122 2278 2000
 Fax: +9122 2280 4610, 2280 4611
 Website URL: www. tifr.res.in
Colleges Accepting Tata Institute of Fundamental Research Ph.D in Mathematics Entrance Exam Score
 School of Mathematics, Mumbai
 Centre for Applicable Mathematics (CAM), Bengaluru
Reference Books on Tata Institute of Fundamental Research Ph.D in Mathematics Entrance Exam
 A History of Vector Analysis by Michael J. Crowe
 A Textbook of B. Sc. Mathematics by Ranganath
 A Textbook of Engineering Mathematics by Iyenger, and Bali
 Advanced Engineering Mathematics by Kreyszig
 An Elementary Treatise on the Dynamics of 1′article and of Rigid Bodies by Loney, S. L
 Basic Algebra by Jacobeon
 Classical Electrodynamics by Jackson, J. D
 Concepts of Modern Mathematics by Ian Stewart
 Differential and Integral Calculus by John Irwin Hutchinson Virgil
 Differential Geometry: An Integrated Approach by Prakash
 Discrete Mathematics by Norman Biggs
 Elements of Coordinate Geometry by Loney, S. L
 Elements of Discrete Mathematics by Liu, C. L
 Elements of the Theory of Computation by Lewis, and Papadimitriou
 Elements of the Theory of Functions and Functional Analysis by Kolmogorov, A. N., and Fomin, S. V
 Higher Algebra by Kuroah, A
 Hydrostatics by Kar, J. M.t
 Information Retrieval by C. J. van Rijsbergen
 Insight into Mathematical Modeling by Kapur, J. N
 Introduction to Automata Theory, Languages, and Computation by Hopcroft, and Ullman
 Linear Algebra by Hoffman and Kunze
 Linear Algebra, a Geometric Approach by Kumaresan, S
 Mathematics by Raintree Steck
 Matrix Theory by Lewis
 Numerical Integration of Differential Equations by A G Shanker
 Numerical Methods for Scientific and Engineering Computation by Jain, M. K., Iyenger, S. R. K., and Jain, R. K
 Operator Algebras Generated by Commuting Projections: A Vector Measure Approach by Werner Ricker
 Optimizing modeling with LINDO by Schrage, Linus
 Principles of Relativity Physics by Anderson, J. L
 Vector Calculus, Linear Algebra, and Differential Forms: a Unified Approach by John H Hubbard
 Schaum’s Easy Outline of Discrete Mathematics by Seymour Lipschutz
 Set Theory and Related Topics by Lipechutz, S
 The Art of Computer Programming by Knuth, D
 The C Programming Language by Kernighan, B. W., and Ritchie, D. M
 The principles of mathematics by Bertrand Russell
 The Principles of the Differential and Integral Calculus by Washington M Cartney
 The UNIX Programming Environment by Kernighan, B., and Pike, R
 Vector Analysis by Edwin Bidwell Wilson
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Study Plan
 Set up a time schedule for study
 Follow the same regularly
 Practice previous questions
 Use prescribed books for study
 Revise all topics before exam
How and Where To Get the Results?
The result of Tata Institute of Fundamental Research Ph.D in Mathematics Entrance Exam can be obtained from the official website of the University.
Score Validity
The score validity of Tata Institute of Fundamental Research Ph.D in Mathematics Entrance Exam will be only for 1 year.

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