Academic Program

Post-doctoral Program

The ISI Delhi Stat-Math Unit regularly hosts post-doctoral fellows subject to availability of resources. We normally look for candidates whose areas of interests match or closely complement those of our faculty members. A list of faculty members and their research interests is available here.

Currently applications are processed three times a year: in January, May, and September. We normally offer post doctoral positions for a year, extendable in exceptional cases after a review at the end of one year.

The fellowship amount at present is Rs 39000/- per month for those who have already defended their thesis, and Rs 32500/- per month prior to that.

Interested candidates should apply by sending an email to <>. The application should include information on the following:

You should also send soft copies of papers, preprints, etc., and a brief write-up on your future research plan.

Doctoral Program

The ISI Delhi Stat-Math Unit runs a full-fledged doctoral program in Mathematics and Statistics. For details of the program, see here.


A written Junior Research Fellow (JRF) selection test is conducted in May of each year by ISI for all Ph.D. aspirants, followed by an interview. This is mandatory for those requiring financial support from the Institute. We also welcome students who have UGC/CSIR NET, NBHM, or equivalent fellowships. A written test followed by an interview, held in June each year, is mandatory for such candidates. For further details, write to the respective contact.

Masters Program

The ISI Delhi Stat-Math Unit is actively involved in teaching the Master of Statistics (M.Stat) program. A detailed description of the M.Stat. program can be found in the brochure. Delhi currently offers the first year of M.Stat NB-stream course, and certain specializations in the second year, depending on interest and availability of resources.


Students with a 3-year Bachelor's degree with Statistics as a full subject are eligible to apply for the M.Stat. NB-stream program. Selection of students is based on past academic record, and performance in entrance tests and in an interview. Information regarding the admission process is advertised in major Indian newspapers and on our website in February of each year. The entrance tests are held in May, and interviews are usually held in June. New sessions start in late July.

Sample question papers with syllabus can be found here.

Hostel Facilities and Scholarships

Hostel accommodation is given on a merit-cum-need basis subject to availability. At the current time, hostel accommodation is available to all admitted students. A stipend is offered to all admitted students (currently Rs 5000 per month). The stipend is valid initially for the first semester. The amount of stipend for subsequent semesters depends on academic performance and conduct.

More details are available in the yearly prospectus provided to all applicants.