Faculty of Mathematical and Physical Sciences

The Doctor of Philosophy programmes offered by the Faculty of Mathematical and Physical Sciences are three-year full-time and four-year part-time programmes that are designed to encourage independent thinking and multidisciplinary research. 

Each doctoral student has at least one supervisor. Additionally, a supervisory team of experienced faculty members regularly meets with students and helps them work through research problems and solutions. Regular colloquiums are also conducted in front of a panel of staff members to help students fine tune their research skills.

Students have access to laboratories and sophisticated equipment such as SEM, STEM, DSC, FTIR, HPTLC, and biodiesel testing facilities. They are trained on how to handle equipment to ensure they make maximum use of the state-of-the-art facilities. They are also given a separate cabin and access to the internet. 

Students are also encouraged to leverage their access to the Faculty‚Äôs 21 Research Centres, well-stocked library, and the incubation centre. 

PhD in Chemistry


Research at the Department of Chemistry is focussed on the areas of: Nanomaterials, High Energy Materials, Wastewater Remediation, Natural Products, Polymers and Composites, Biomaterials, Smart Materials for Sensors and Actuators Applications, Thermoelectric and Magnetic Materials, Electronics and Semiconductor Materials, Functional Materials, Multifunctional Organic Single Crystals, Materials for OLED Applications.

PhD in Mathematics


The PhD in Mathematics offered by FMPS is a unique programme that offers students rigorous mathematical training and also emphasizes interdisciplinary research. 

The areas of research of the Department of Mathematics include: Inverse Problems, Number Theory, Partition Theory, Differential Geometry, Fluid Mechanics, Solid Mechanics, Machine Learning, Probability and Statistics.

PhD in Physics


The Department of Physics encompasses faculties working in various fields, such as quantum information and quantum optics; nanoscience and nanotechnology; nanomaterials and its luminescence application (like LEDs, displays, etc); nanomaterials and its application in forensic and anti counterfeit initiatives; nanoscale thin films and multilayers smart materials for sensors and actuators application; laser spectroscopic techniques; nonlinear optics and nanomaterials; thermoelectric materials for waste heat energy harvesting; study of magnetic, optical, electrical properties of materials along with solid-state NMR; Lipid membrane biophysics; and design and study of antimicrobial activities of novel nanomaterials for wastewater treatment applications.