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Welcome to Centre for Theoretical Studies

The Centre for Theoretical Studies (CTS) at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur was set up in 1998 in a part of the Old Building of IIT Kharagpur. Its primary goal is to generate and nucleate theoretical research on fundamental aspects of basic and engineering sciences. The role of the CTS in the academic framework of IIT Kgp is to bring together people of similar interests under a common umbrella. The CTS, apart from acting as a facility for research in theoretical science and engineering, also offers courses, trains graduate students and provides opportunities to post doctoral workers, faculty and researchers from outside IIT Kharagpur. Additionally, the CTS has an active visitors programme of both short and long term visitors and organises seminars, workshops on a regular basis on diverse topics. An important component of the CTS workshops and seminars is to motivate young students (both undergraduates from IIT Kharagpur and graduate students from within and outside IIT Kharagpur) to actively pursue theoretical research in front-line areas of science and engineering. Finally, besides promoting research on specialised topics within a given sub field, the CTS hopes to cultivate inter-disciplinary theoretical research as a major goal largely because of the diversity available in the academic population of or Institute.

The Centre for Theoretical Studies (CTS), IIT Kharagpur invites interested faculty members to participate in its activities related to teaching and research. As approved by the CTS Advisory Committee, participation of any interested faculty member will henceforth be formally recognised as her/his being an ‘Associate of CTS’. Those interested may kindly fill the form and send to the email address ‘convenor@cts.iitkgp.ac.in’. Besides participating in teaching, an Associate of CTS will be able to:

  • Propose joint sponsored research projects through CTS.
  • Initiate topical group discussions and supervise doctoral research in CTS.
  • Organise seminars/one-day discussion meetings through CTS.
  • Organise workshops funded by external agencies through CTS.
  • Guide Ph.D. students and mentor PDFs through CTS.
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Research Activities

  • Astrophysics and Gravity
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Nonlinear Sciences
  • High Energy Physics
  • Dynamics and Control
  • Theoretical Chemistry
  • Quantum Computation and Quantum Information
CTS Visitor's Programme

* To provide facilities to researcher from academic and research institutions in India and abroad to conduct research on theoretical problems in Science and Engg. in collaboration with faculty of IIT KGP.
* Visits to IIT Kharagpur for a period of 2 weeks.
* To provide local hospitality @ Rs. 1000/- for RS and Rs. 1500/- for faculty & PDF per day basis.
* To provide TA of 2-AC Rail / Air as per GOI rule.
* Applications are reviewed quarterly a year i.e. January, April, July & Oct.
Upcoming Events

Summer Intern Fellowship
  • This programme is for candidates from outside IIT Kharagpur
  • Eligibility: 3rd year onwards at UG level
  • Fellowship Rs.150/- per day upto Rs.7500/-
  • Apply with your up-to-date resume and tentative proposerd project report (upto 150 words) to ctsvp@cts.iitkgp.ac.in
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Contact :
Centre for Theoretical Studies
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
Kharagpur 721302
Phone No :
+ 91-3222-281645 (Office)
+ 91-3222-283304 (Head)
Email :
+ 91-3222-255303
Last Updated: August 04, 2021

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