Academic Program

Post-doctoral Program

The ISI Delhi Stat-Math Unit regularly hosts post-doctoral fellows for long term (usually one year) and short terms (three months) 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.

1. Long Term post-doctoral positions - Research Associate (RA)

These positions are typically for one year. Currently, one RA position is available, for which applications should be submitted by August 31, 2022. Additional positions will be notified here as and when they become available.

For an RA position in StatMath Unit, ISI Delhi, please send your application to the email address head_smu (at) with the subject header "Application for RA".

The application should include a cover letter addressed to the Professor-in-Charge, Theoretical Statistics and Mathematics Division, Indian Statistical Institute, and a CV which is required to include

  1. Name,
  2. Address,
  3. E-mail Address,
  4. Telephone/Mobile No.,
  5. Date of birth,
  6. Academic Qualifications,
  7. Experience (if any),
  8. Date of submission of Ph.D. thesis / Date of receipt of the Ph.D. degree,
  9. List of post-doctoral positions (if any)
  10. List of publications and preprints,
  11. a research statement including a summary of work done,
  12. copies of papers/preprints.

Along with it at least two recommendation letters including one from the thesis supervisor should also be sent. The recommenders should mail the letters directly to the address mentioned above with the subject header "Reference letter for ". Short-listed candidates will be asked to give a seminar followed by an interaction with the faculty.

Details for the RA program are also available in this document, which is also available at this page.

2. Short Term post-doctoral positions

In addition to long term RA positions, we also have a few short term positions usually of duration upto three months and extendable for another three months in exceptional cases. These positions are also open to individuals who have submitted their thesis.

Applications are usually processed three times a 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.

We are currently accepting applications. Interested candidates should apply by sending an email to head_smu (at) The application should include information on the following:

  1. Date of birth
  2. Dates of PhD submission, defence, post doctoral positions, etc.
  3. List of publications and preprints
  4. A summary of work done

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

Once you have emailed your application material, please fill up this Google form.

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. 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.