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Visiting/Summer Student Program

The Institute of Mathematical Sciences has a limited programme for highly motivated bachelor's and master's students interested in doing theoretical work in computer science to visit the Institute. This is typically for 6-8 weeks during the summer (May-July). There is also a provision for a 4-6 month visit (typically during January-April or August-November). The programme is subject to the availability of infrastructure facilities and faculty guides. We typically select 0-5 students. Our interests are largely mathematical, and applicants should check the TCS page for faculty's research interests before applying.


Who is it for?

Students currently studying in their pre-final or final year of BSc/BE/BTech or first year MSc/ME/MTech or equivalent with a good academic record are encouraged to apply.

Note: This is not a programme for those interested in joining as doctoral students; they should see the Doctoral student selection page. Students already doing a PhD elsewhere should see the Graduate visitor programme.



Selected students will have an opportunity to pursue research-level studies and become familiar with advanced topics in areas of interest at the Institute, which include algorithms, automata theory, combinatorics, complexity theory, concurrency theory and logic.



Applicants are expected to have studied basics of computing, such as principles of programming, data structures and algorithms.
Having worked on the implementation of a large program, or a thorough knowledge of mathematical aspects (such as automata theory, combinatorics, computability, discrete mathematics, graph theory) will be an advantage.


Facilities Provided

Selected students will be paid 2nd class round trip train fare plus Rs. 200 per diem.
Accommodation will be provided in the Hostel, subject to availability.


Application Form

Please fill in the online application form here .


Important Dates

Application Deadline: February 15 for the next May-July summer period, April 15 for the August-November period, October 15 for the January-April period in the following year.

Notification: Selected students will be informed four weeks after the deadline (by March 15, May 15 and November 15 respectively).
The list of summer students for 2015 will be announced by first week of April 2015


2014 summer programme details

2013 summer programme details