PhD Mathematics:


A PhD in Mathematics is the highest academic degree awarded in the field of mathematics. It is a research-based program that allows students to delve deep into mathematical theories, concepts, and applications. The primary objective of a PhD in Mathematics is to contribute advancement of mathematical knowledge through original and novel research. This rigorous and specialized program is designed to train students in critical thinking, problem-solving, advanced mathematical techniques, and independent research. As a PhD student in Mathematics, you will have the opportunity to explore various sub-fields of mathematics, collaborate with experts and make significant contributions to mathematical theory, applications, and interdisciplinary research.


  • Research Contribution: The main objective of a PhD in Mathematics is to conduct original research that expands the boundaries of mathematical knowledge. You will be expected to identify research problems, develop mathematical models, prove theorems, and provide new insights into existing mathematical concepts. The aim is to make significant contributions to the field and advanced mathematical understanding.
  • Specialization: During your PhD studies, you will have the opportunity to specialize in a particular area of mathematics. This specialization can be in fields such as Algebra, Analysis, Geometry, Topology, Number Theory, Applied Mathematics, Mathematical Physics, or any other sub-field of M The objective is to develop expertise in a specific area and become a recognized researcher in that field.
  • Problem-solving and Critical Thinking: As a mathematics PhD student, you will be trained to think critically and approach complex problems from a logical and analytical perspective. The objective is to develop advanced problem-solving skills and the ability to apply mathematical concepts to real-world problems. You will learn to develop mathematical models, analyse data, and draw conclusions based on rigorous mathematical reasoning.
  • Collaboration and Communication: Mathematics research often involves collaboration with other researchers and interdisciplinary teams. As a PhD student, you will have opportunities to work with experts in the field, attend conferences, and present your work to fellow mathematicians. The objective is to enhance your communication and collaboration skills, as well as to learn from the broader mathematical community.
  • Teaching and Mentoring: Many PhD programs in Mathematics include teaching responsibilities. This objective aims to develop your ability to communicate mathematical concepts effectively to others, mentor undergraduate students, and gain experience in classroom instruction. Teaching also provides an opportunity to deepen your understanding of basic mathematical concepts.
  • Professional Development: Throughout your PhD journey, it is important to develop a range of professional skills. This includes staying updated with the latest research in your field, honing your technical writing skills for research papers and grant applications, and building a network of colleagues and mentors. The objective is to prepare you for a successful career in academia, industry, or other research-oriented sectors.

Overall, the objective of a PhD in Mathematics is to equip you with the necessary skills, knowledge, and experience to become an independent researcher in mathematics and producing original research work. It is a challenging and rewarding journey that requires dedication, perseverance, and a passion for mathematics.

Why Choose Us?

There are many reasons to choose our department for your PhD in Mathematics:

  • We are one of the top-ranked mathematics departments in the country. We have been recognized for our excellence in research output and impact by various national and international rankings.
  • We have dedicated and hardworking PhD faculty with expertise in many areas of mathematics. You will have access to world-class mentors and collaborators who will support your academic growth and professional development.
  • We have a vibrant and friendly mathematical community. You will join a cohort of talented and motivated students who share your passion for mathematics. You will also participate in seminars, workshops, colloquia, conferences, and social events that will enrich your learning experience and network.
  • We have excellent facilities and resources for our PhD students. You will have access to modern classrooms, libraries, computer labs, software tools, online databases, journals, books, and more.

PhD Degree Eligibility

  • An MS/Phil with Thesis or its equivalent degree with Thesis, in the relevant field, from an accredited educational institution with a minimum CGPA of 3.0/4.0 (under semester system) or 70% marks (under conventional system) with no third division (annual system) or 'D' grade (Semester System) throughout the academic career.
  • GRE (subject) as per HEC policy, or NTS GAT (subject) with at least 60% marks (must be valid on the date of admission) or 70% score in any other entry test adopted by the
  • CUI result-awaiting students may be admitted provisionally in PhD programs at the CUI However, their admission shall be confirmed after being awarded MS degrees with a minimum CGPA of 3.0/4.0.
  • In the case of an MS degree by Research where coursework/CGPA is not mentioned, the student may be admitted in the PhD program on the recommendation of the Chairperson and approval of the Dean concerned.

How to Apply

  • Candidates may apply for admission to a graduate degree program in response to admission notice on CUI Online Admission System (
  • All admissions at CUI will be offered provisionally and will be confirmed once all the desired formalities are met and the student submits all the required documents.
  • Admission applications must be submitted within the due date advertised at the time of Late submissions shall not be entertained.
  • Candidates must check the eligibility criteria before submitting their online application forms to confirm that they are academically eligible for admission into the program of their The following documents shall also be submitted with the completed Admission Forms:
  • Two attested photocopies each of Certificates/Detailed Mark Sheets of matric or equivalent examination,
  • Iintermediate or equivalent examination,
  • BBachelor’s degree or equivalent examination,
  • All graduate degrees or equivalent examinations.

Entry Test

All applicants are required to submit valid proof of relevant NTS GAT Subject (Mathematics) or GRE (Mathematics) score or any other entry test adopted by the University as specified in eligibility section.

Faculty of the Department of Mathematics:

The faculty of the Department of Mathematics at CUI Sahiwal has an excellent teaching and research skills. The Department comprises of 15 full-time faculty members among which 14 faculty members have PhD degrees, enriched with various specializations in diverse areas of Mathematics like, Differential Geometry, Commutative Algebra, Computational Electromagnetics, Fluid Mechanics, Graph Theory, Choice Theory, Differential Equations, Integral Inequalities, Numerical Computations. All PhD Faculty are also HEC approved supervisors.

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