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The department has well-recognized faculty with research interests in the areas of harmonic analysis, differential geometry, group theory, number theory, non-commutative algebra, topology, classical algebraic geometry, dynamical systems and operator algebras. Currently there are fifteen faculty members in the department and we hope to hire quality faculty working in various other areas of mathematics, as well as strengthen the areas already represented. For more details, please see the Faculty tab on this page.


The Department of Mathematics at IISER Bhopal currently offers three programmes: BS-MS (Dual Degree), Integrated Ph.D. and Ph.D. programme. The goal of each of these is to provide students with a solid foundation in mathematics, thereby giving them the opportunity to pursue an academic career in mathematics, while also giving them the balance they need if they wish to pursue a career in industry. For more details, please see the Programmes tab on this page.

For details on the application and selection procedure for any of these programmes, please visit http://www.iiserb.ac.in/academics-office-acad-admission.html


Dr. Ajit Bhand

Assistant Professor
abhand[AT]iiserb.ac.in Analysis

Dr. Anandateertha Mangasuli

Assistant Professor
anand[AT]iiserb.ac.in Topology and Geometry

Dr. Kashyap Rajeevsarathy

Assistant Professor
kashyap[AT]iiserb.ac.in Low-Dimensional/Geometric Topology

Dr. Kumar Balasubramanian

Assistant Professor
bkumar[AT]iiserb.ac.in Representation Theory

Prof. Manindra Agrawal

Adjunct Professor
manindra[AT]iitk.ac.in Complexity Theory

Dr. Rahul Garg

Assistant Professor
rahulgarg[AT]iiserb.ac.in Harmonic Analysis

Dr. Romie Banerjee

Assistant Professor
romie[AT]iiserb.ac.in Topology and Geometry

Dr. Sanjay Kumar Singh

Assistant Professor
sanjayks[AT]iiserb.ac.in Algebraic Geometry

BS-MS Students

2013 Batch 2012 Batch

Ajay Kumar Nair

Ashwin K

Rohitash Yadav

Brahadeesh Sankarnarayanan

Ritwik Upadhyay

Haritha C

Saoji Shravan Bushan

Mihir Kshire

Georgy C Luke

Merin Abraham

Mayank Mishra

Palkar Grishma Gurudas

Sreekanth D

Palsule Aneesh Ramdas

Sanket Dhole

Shubham Namdeo

Maya Verma


Ashok Kumar


Akshay Date


Mohammed Rameez Qureshi


Integrated PhD Students

2015 Batch 2014 Batch

Arnab Dey

Anil Kumar Yadav

Awadhesh Kumar


Josy John

Ashutosh Pandey

Navin Ji Mishra

Nupur Patanker

Prashant Tiwari

Sanjay Mahana

Riju Basak


Shubham Trivedi


Shubhendu Singh


Swapnil Tripathi


PhD Students

2015 Batch

Arusha C

Neeraj Kumar Dhanwani

BS-MS Alumni

2011 Batch 2010 Batch 2009 Batch 2008 Batch

Mohamed Hashir P

Saparya S.

Aranya Lahiri

Abhay Pratap Singh

Neethu S R

Sourabh Goyal

Gosavi Saurabh Madan

Lala Chirag Ramesh

Sanjana Agarwal

Sudhanshu Srivastava


Sunkula Mahesh

Vishnu P Iyer

Sweta Pandey


Mitesh Modasiya


Mr. Kishore Yeolekar

Office Assistant
office_maths@iiserb.ac.in Phone: +91-755 669 2577, 669 2577

The Department of Mathematics at IISER Bhopal currently offers three programmes: BS-MS (Dual Degree), Integrated Ph.D. and Ph.D. programme. The goal of each of these is to provide students with a solid foundation in mathematics, thereby giving them the opportunity to pursue an academic career in mathematics, while also giving them the balance they need if they wish to pursue a career in industry. For information about the courses offered by the department, please read the Course Contents booklet. 

BS-MS (Dual): This is a 5-year program intended for students who have passed their XII examinations. During the first 4 semesters, the students take courses in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Earth and Environmental Sciences, and Humanities. The Mathematics courses during this period include Single and Multivariable Calculus, Linear Algebra, and Probability and Statistics. The goal is to excite students to study mathematics, both for its own sake, and to apply it to the subject of their choice. 

Those who specialize in Mathematics, in their 5th semester, will be introduced to the foundations of mathematics, algebra, analysis, topology and geometry over the next 2 years. Unlike the curriculum prevalent in the majority of institutions and universities in India, this programme provides students with the opportunity of exploring and nurturing interdisciplinary interests by allowing them to minor in the other science disciplines. In their 5th year, along with the courses, the students also undertake a project with a faculty member, which is evaluated by a committee. 

Integrated Ph.D.: The programme aims to rigorously train and guide students in the various research areas currently represented in the department. There is an option to exit the programme with a Masters' degree in Mathematics, but only after three years upon successful completion of the coursework requirements. 

Ph.D.: This program is intended for students who have completed a Masters' degree in Mathematics or an allied science. During their first year, students will take courses which will help them gain a broad conceptual background in all areas of mathematics. Subsequently, they are evaluated for their suitability to pursue the Ph.D. programme based on their performance in these courses, and a comprehensive exam. The students then choose an advisor and commence their research work. 



External Speakers

Date Title Speaker


Jan 5, 2017 Relative Symplectic Caps, 4-Genus and Fibered Knots Dr. Dheeraj D. Kulkarni ISI, Kolkata
Dec 27, 2016 Adaptive wavelet-based methods for solution of PDEs and signal analysis Dr. Ratikanta Behera IISER Kolkata
Dec 9, 2016 An ODE associated to the Ricci flow Dr. Atreyee Bhattacharya RKMVU, Belur
Dec 8, 2016 Splitting Subspaces of Linear Transformations over Finite Fields Dr. Samrith Ram HRI, Allahabad
Dec 7, 2016 Wiener Tauberian Theorem for rank one semisimple Lie groups Dr. Amit Samanta TIFR-CAM Bangalore
Dec 5, 2016 On The Fourier Coefficients of A Cohen-Eisenstein Series Dr. Srilakshmi Krishnamoorthy IIT Chennai
Nov 18, 2016 Complete reducibility in characteristic p >0 Prof. A. J. Parameswaran TIFR, Mumbai
Nov 16, 2016 Noether Normalization and Bertini Theorem: A geometric Approach Prof. A. J. Parameswaran TIFR, Mumbai
Nov 7, 2016 Existence and Characterization of Nash Equilibrium for Chance-Constrained Games Dr. Vikas Vikram Singh Universite Paris Sud XI, France
Nov 3, 2016 Hardy's inequality for fractional powers of the sublaplacian on the Heisenberg group Prof. S. Thangavelu Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
Sept 19, 2016 Total Character and Irreducible Characters of p-groups Dr. Sunil Kumar Prajapati The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Sept 13, 2016 Excitements and challenges in Mathematics Prof. Ambat Vijayakumar Cochin University of Science and Technology, Cochin
Sept 6, 2016 Asymptotic behavior of the optimal controls of a semilinear elliptic problem. Dr. Indira Mishra IISER Bhopal
Sept 2, 2016 The Art of Research Prof. Ram Murty Queen's University, Canada
Sept 1, 2016 Roping more by ringing less in Analysis Prof. Ajit Iqbal Singh INSA Emeritus Scientist, New Delhi
Aug 31, 2016 Twin Prime Conjecture Prof. Ram Murty Queen's University, Canada
Aug 30, 2016 MOR cryptosystem and split orthogonal groups in odd characteristics Dr. Ayan Mahalanobis IISER Pune
Aug 27, 2016 An introduction to the Langlands program Prof. Ram Murty Queen's University, Canada
Aug 18-19, 2016 Combinatorial and Constructive Approach to Fixed Point Theorems Prof. R B Bapat Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi
June 30, 2016 Rational and Polynomial Density on Compact Real Manifolds Dr. Purvi Gupta University of Western Ontario, London, Canada
June 21, 2016 Schroeder-Bernstein Problem for Modules Dr. Ashish Srivastava Saint Louis University, MO, USA
Mar 17, 2016 Regular characters of general linear groups over principal ideal local rings Dr. Pooja Singla IISc, Bangalore
Mar 17, 2016 Integrable modules for Lie tori Dr. Sachin Subhash Sharma CMI, Chennai
Mar 16, 2016 Hecke algebras and the Langlands program Dr. Manish Kumar Mishra Heidelberg University, Germany
Jan 25, 2016 On Partial Differential Equations and Diffusion Processes Prof. Rajeeva Karandikar CMI, Chennai
Jan 23, 2016 Curvature inequalities for operators in the CowenDouglas class Dr. Dinesh Kumar Keshari ISI Bangalore
Jan 23, 2016 A Construction of non-K¨ahler complex manifolds Dr. Ajay Singh Thakur ISI Bangalore
Jan 22, 2016 Perturbation of Eigenvalues Prof. Rajendra Bhatia ISI, Delhi
Oct 23, 2015 How to compute multiple zeta values? Prof. Joseph Oesterle Institut de Mathematiques de Jussieu-Paris Rive Gauche
Oct 15, 2015 Faithful actions of locally compact quantum groups on classical spaces. Dr. Sutanu Roy University of Ottawa, Canada
Oct 05, 2015 Polynomial Identity Testing and Lower Bounds on Arithmetic Circuits Prof. Manindra Agrawal IIT Kanpur
Aug 20, 2015 Construction of Asymptotically Optimal Control for a Stochastic Network from a Free Boundary Problem. Dr. Subhamay Saha Technion, Israel
Aug 07, 2015 A classical result in Additive Combinatorics, an application and some related results Prof. S.D. Adhikari HRI, Allahabad
Aug 06, 2015 Some early Ramsey-type theorems with applications Prof. S.D. Adhikari HRI, Allahabad
July 14, 2015 Some applications of Topology to Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Prof. R.V. Gurjar TIFR, Mumbai
July 13, 2015 The Diagonal and Point property Dr. Sanjay Kumar Singh IMPAN, Warsaw
April 29, 2015 Converse Theorem for Jacobi Cusp forms Dr. Karam Deo Shankhadhar Universidad de Chile, Santiago
April 18, 2015 What is Curvature? Prof. Ravi Kulkarni Bhaskaracharya Prathishthan, Pune
April 17, 2015 What Set Theory has done for Mathematics Prof. Ravi Kulkarni Bhaskaracharya Prathishthan, Pune
April 16, 2015 A1-connectedness of schemes Dr. Chetan Balwe TIFR, Mumbai
March 11, 2015 Geometry of Quadrics and Hitchin Map Dr. Sarbeswar Pal ISI, Bangalore
March 10, 2015 Combinatorics and Topology of reflection arrangements on smooth manifolds Dr. Priyavrat Deshpande CMI, Chennai
Feb 14, 2015 Limits of Spaces Prof. Siddhartha Gadgil IISc, Bangalore
Feb 12, 2015 Geometry and Arithmetic Prof. C.S. Rajan TIFR, Mumbai
Dec 8-18, 2014 Winter School    
Oct 27-29, 2014 Harmonic Analysis Lecture Series Prof. Sitaram Alladi IISc, Bangalore
Oct 16, 2014 The lattice point counting problem on the Heisenberg group Dr. Rahul Garg Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
Aug 5, 2014 Mathematics - Art that would rather be Science? Prof. M.S. Raghunathan National Centre for Mathematics, IIT Bombay
June 10, 2014 Polynomials from a computational perspective Prof. Manindra Agrawal IIT Kanpur
Apr 15, 2014 Mod p reduction of certain crystalline representations Dr. Abhik Ganguli TIFR Mumbai
Apr 15, 2014 Formal groups and stable homotopy Dr. Romie Banerjee TIFR Mumbai
Apr 10, 2014 KK-Monopoles: A study using Topological T-duality Dr. Ashwin Pande HRI Allahabad
Mar 21-23, 2014 Conference on Harmonic Analysis and Operator Theory    
Mar 10, 2014 Problems in Number Theory: Problems that are simply stated yet sophisticated Prof. Sujatha Ramdorai University of British Columbia, Canada
Jan 10, 2014 The range of an Orlicz space under a singular integral operator Prof. Ron Kerman Brock University Canada
Nov 21, 2013 Euler Characteristic and Congruences of Elliptic Curves Dr. Sudhanshu Shekhar Heidelberg University, Heidelberg, Germany
Nov 16, 2013 Jugglology Dr. Steven Spallone IISER Pune
Nov 15, 2013 Local p-adic dynamics Dr. Steven Spallone IISER Pune
Oct 3, 2013 Tannakian fundamental group schemes, parabolic bundles and moduli spaces Dr. Sanjay Amrutiya IMSc, Chennai
Sept 25, 2013 Fractal Interpolation for Hybrid Structures Dr. Srijanani Prasad IIT Kanpur
Aug 30-31, 2013 Conference on Current Trends in Algebra    
Aug 2, 2013 The Role of Cayley Graphs in Parallel Computer Architecture Prof. S. Lakshmivarahan University of Oklahoma
Aug 1, 2013 Data Mining and Data Assimilation - a review Prof. S. Lakshmivarahan University of Oklahoma
July 9, 2013 The Twin Prime Problem (apres Yitan Zhang) Prof. Ram Murty Queen's University, Canada
July 8, 2013 Mathematics and Technology Prof. Ram Murty Queen's University, Canada


Student Seminars

Date Title Speaker
April 16, 2016 Krull Dimension of U (sl(2, k)) Mohammed Hashir P
April 15, 2016 Gelfand Kirillov dimension of simple modules Neethu S. R.
April 15, 2016 Local Class Field Theory Sanjana Agarwal
April 15, 2016 Index of Toeplitz Operators Vishnu P. Iyer
April 15, 2016 Extrapolation from weighted estimates on a single Lp0 Mitesh Modasiya
Nov 9, 2015 The Fefferman-Stein’s weighted lemma for maximal function Mohamed Hashir P
Nov 9, 2015 Simplicity of skew-Laurent rings Neethu S R
Nov 6, 2015 The Fefferman-Stein’s weighted lemma for maximal function Mitesh Modasiya
Nov 6, 2015 Unit Theorem and Local Fields Sanjana Agarwal
Nov 5, 2015 Fredholm Operators and their Index Vishnu Prasad Iyer
Sept 12, 2015 Formal differential operator rings Mohamed Hashir P
Sept 12, 2015 Skew polynomial rings and skew-Laurent rings Neethu S R
Sept 11, 2015 Finiteness of class number Sanjana Agarwal
Sept 10, 2015 Lp−estimates for The Hardy-Littlewood maximal operator Mitesh Modasiya
April 21, 2015 Understanding Sturm-Liouville Systems Saparya S.
April 18, 2015 Timetable stability in Stochastic Max Plus systems Sourabh Goyal
April 18, 2015 Estimation of Hausdorff measure of fractals Sweta Pandey
April 17, 2015 Amenable groups: A second characterization Sudhanshu Shrivastava
Sept 16, 2014 Max-Plus analogue of Perron-Frobenius Theorem Sourabh Goyal
Sept 16, 2014 Hausdorff dimension of self-similar sets Sweta Pandey
Sept 15, 2014 Maximum Principle for Ordinary Differential equations Saparya S.
Sept 6, 2014 The Banach Tarski Paradox Sudhanshu Shrivastava
Apr 19, 2014 On Gelfand-Kirillov dimensions of simple modules Saurabh Gosavi
Apr 19, 2014 Topics in enumeration of MDS codes Aranya Lahiri

Dr. Nikita Agarwal

Head, Department of Mathematics hod_maths@iiserb.ac.in Phone: +91 755 269 2576, 669 2576 Fax: +91 755 669 2392

BS-MS Core Courses

Sem I - Calculus of One Variable
Sem II - Linear Algebra
Sem III - Multivariable Calculus and Differential Equations
Sem IV - Probability and Statistics

BS-MS Professional Courses

Sem V Sem VI Departmental Electives
Groups and Rings Modules Programming and Data Structures
Real Analysis I Metric Spaces and Topology Combinatorics and Graph Theory
Elementary Number Theory Ordinary Differential Equations Advanced Linear Algebra
Departmental Elective I Departmental Elective II  
Open Elective I Open Elective II  
Sem VII Sem VIII  
Fields and Galois Theory Measure and Integration Numerical Analysis
Real Analysis II Differential Geometry of Curves and Surfaces Optimization Techniques
Partial Differential Equations Departmental Elective III Representation Theory
Complex Analysis I Open Elective IV Introduction to Lie Groups and Lie Algebras
Open Elective III Open Elective V Commutative Algebra
Sem IX Sem X  
Project Work Project Work Functional Analysis
Departmental Elective IV Departmental Elective VI Complex Analysis II
Departmental Elective V Departmental Elective VII Introduction to Ergodic Theory
    Fourier Analysis on the Real Line
    Introduction to Differentiable Manifolds and Lie Groups
    Introduction to Riemannian Geometry
    Introduction to Algebraic Topology
    Introduction to Sturm-Liouville Theory
    Non-Commutative Algebra
    Operator Theory and Operator Algebras

Integrated PhD

Sem I Sem II
Fields and Galois Theory Modules
Real Analysis II Metric Spaces and Topology
Complex Analysis Ordinary Differential Equations
Departmental Elective I Measure and Integration
Sem III Sem IV
Partial Differential Equations Departmental Elective III
Project Course Project Course
Departmental Elective IV Departmental Elective VI
Departmental Elective V Departmental Elective VII


Sem I Sem II Electives
Algebra I Algebra II Sturm-Liouville Theory
Real Analysis Complex Analysis II Introduction to Riemannian Geometry
Topology I Introduction to Differentiable Manifolds and Lie Groups
Algebra I Ordinary Differential Equations Fourier Analysis on the Real Line
  Functional Analysis Non-Commutative Algebra