Ph.D. in Mathematics

Programme Overview

The Department of Mathematics & Statistics offers a highly research-intensive Doctoral programme and provides students with excellent facilities and expert guidance to support their research endeavors. The programme is designed to help postgraduate students develop research skills and prepare for careers in academia or research. The programme provides specialised training in research components such as hypothesis creation, research questions, literature review, research ethics, and the use of online tools and resources. The programme has a strong focus on interdisciplinary research and encourages students to pursue innovative and entrepreneurial ideas in their chosen areas of study.

The Department has a team of young dynamic researchers from various fields of pure as well as applied Mathematics and Statistics. The research supervisors have a good number of publications in peer reviewed reputed national/international journals.

The areas of research are Topology, Topology, Metroid Theory, Combinatory, Graph Theory, Algebra, Lattice Theory, Discrete Mathematics, optimization techniques, logistics and supply chain management, Dynamical Systems, Solid Mechanics, Mathematical Modelling, Clinical Trials etc.

Scholarship DetailsScholarship Details

Minimum 3 Years
Programme Name

Ph.D. in Mathematics

I. Eligibility Criterion for admission to the Ph.D. Programme

The following candidates are eligible to seek admission to the Ph.D. programme

Candidates who have completed:

i) A 1-year/2-semester master’s degree programme after a 4-year/8-semester bachelor’s degree programme or a 2-year/4-semester master’s degree programme after a 3-year bachelor’s degree programme or qualifications declared equivalent to the master’s degree by the corresponding statutory regulatory body, with at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed or equivalent qualification from a foreign educational institutions accredited by an assessment and accreditation agency which is approved, recognized or authorized by an authority, established or incorporated under a law in its home country or any other statutory authority in that country to assess, accredit or assure quality and standards of the educational institutions.

A relaxation of 5% marks or its equivalent grade may be allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer)/differently-abled, Economically Weaker Section (EWS) and other categories of candidates as per the decision of the commission from time to time.

Provided that a candidate seeking admission after a 4-year/8-semester bachelor’s degree programme should have a minimum of 75% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade on a point scale wherever the grading system is followed. A relaxation of 5% marks or its equivalent grade may be allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer)/Differently-abled, Economically Weaker Section (EWS) and other categories of candidates as per the decision of commission from time to time.

ii) Candidates who have completed the M. Phil programme with at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade in a point scale. A relaxation of 5% marks or its equivalent grade may be allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer)/Differently abled, Economically Weaker Section (EWS) and other categories of candidates as per the decision of commission from time to time.

Reservation is applicable only to Maharashtra domicile candidates provided they submit the necessary documents for reservation before interview. Outside Maharashtra candidates will be considered in open category.

II. Selection Process for the admission to the Ph.D. program

1. Candidates satisfying eligibility criterion shall be called to appear for the Ph.D. entrance test conducted by MITWPU.
The exemption will be given from Ph.D. entrance test for those students who qualify UGC-NET /UGC-CSIR NET /GATE (valid score)/CEED/GPAT (valid score)and similar national tests.

2. PhD entrance test shall be qualifying with qualifying marks as 50% provided that relaxation from 50% to 45% shall be allowed for the candidates belongs to SC/ST/OBC (Non creamy layer)/Differently abled category, Economically Weaker section (EWS) and other category of candidates. The syllabus of entrance test shall consist of 50% of research methodology and 50% shall be subject specific.

3. The interview/viva-voce will be conducted by the university for test qualifying candidates. For selection of candidates a weightage of 70% to the entrance test and 30% to the performance in the interview/Viva-voce shall be given. For GATE/NET/JRF /SET/GPAT/CEED qualified students, the selection will be based on Interview/Viva Voce

4. The recommended candidates will be intimated through email about their selection and the candidates will be offered Ph.D. provisional admission.

5. The eligibility of a candidate is provisional as per information provided by the candidate in his/her application form and is subject to verification of minimum eligibility conditions for admission to the program, educational documents and reservation documents (if any).

6. University keep rights to cancel admission of the Ph.D. scholars in the case of misconduct by the scholar, unsatisfactory progress/absent for consecutive two progress seminars, failure in any examination related to Ph.D., fabrication found in educational and reservation documents, candidate is found ineligible, involved in plagiarism in paper publications and thesis.

7. Provisional eligibility to appear in the selection process is no guarantee for admission to the program.

8. Candidates who will join PhD program full time, they will be provided with the stipend as per MITWPU norms.

9. PhD admission will be confirmed after successful completion of the course work with 55% or more as per UGC norms. Ph.D. programme should be minimum of three years including course work and maximum of six years from the date of admission to the Ph.D. programme.

10. A maximum of an additional two years (2) years can be given through the process of re-registration provided, however, that the total period for completion of a Ph.D. programme should not exceed eight (8) years from the date of admission in the Ph.D. programme.

11. Provided further that, female Ph.D. scholars and persons with Disabilities (having more than 40% disability) may be allowed an additional relaxation of two years(2) ; however the total period for completion of a Ph.D. program in such cases should not exceed ten (10) years from the date of admission of the programme.

12. Female candidates may be provided Maternity Leave/Child Care Leave for up to 240 days in the entire duration of Ph.D. programme.

Research Supervisors
S.N. Name of the Research Supervisor Research areas of the Supervisor Email address of the Supervisor Scopus ID , Researchers ID, Personal website link  and Vidwan profile link  of the Supervisor
1 Dr. Prashant P. Malavadkar Matroid Theory,
Graph Theory,
Combinatorics and
Discrete Mathematics
ORCID: 0000-0001-7706-3286
2 Dr. Rupal C. Shroff Algebra, Lattice Theory, Graph theory and discrete mathematics and Scopus Author ID: 56740513200 ,
3 Dr. Amey Deshpande Nonlinear Dynamical Systems, Fractional Differential Equations Scopus
Researchers ID
Vidwan Link
4 Dr. A. Akibasha Optimization Techniques, Logistics & Supply Chain Management, Fuzzy & Rough Set Theory, Sensitivity Analysis Scopus Id:
Web of Science:
5 Dr. Mukesh Pal Elastodynamics;
Wave Propagation;
Modelling of Smart
Materials. , Google scholar
6 Dr. Priyanka Kumari Algebraic Combinatorics, Combinatorial Designs (Difference Sets), Bent functions Scopus ID:
Reserchers ID:
7. Dr. Hemant Kulkarni Quantile Regression Scopus ID:
8 Dr. Abhishek Singh Sampling, Ranked Set Sampling, Neutrosophic Statistics

Research Scholars Information

S. N. Name of the scholar Name of the supervisor Title
1 Mr. Gunjal Sachin Shivaji Dr. Prashant Malavadkar On Codes, matroids and related results
2 Mr. Narke Amol Prakash Dr. Prashant Malavadkar On energy and path energy of graphs and related results
3 Ms. Kshirsagar Pratibha Sharad Dr. Rupal Shroff A Study of graphs derived from ordered structures
4 Mr. Jagadale Uday Vilas Dr. Prashant Malavadkar On binary pancyclic and unipancyclic matroids
5 Ms. Rajashree Sahadeo Jadhav Dr. Amey Deshpande A Study Of Nonlinear Time Fractional Partial Differential Equations
6 Ms. Rasika Ravindra Deshpande Dr. Amey Deshpande Applications of Fractional Dynamical Systems for Designing Novel Cryptographic Techniques
7 Ms. Shahin Abdul Shaikh Dr. Rupal Shroff An extended study of zero divisor graph of commutative rings
8 Mr. Kundan Nagare Dr. Prashant Malavadkar Course work completed and title presentation is pending.
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