Research Opportunities for exceptionally talented and strongly motivated students.The Tata Institute of Fundamental Research is India's premier institution for advanced research in fundamental sciences. The Institute runs a graduate programme leading to the award of Ph.D., Integrated M.Sc.-Ph.D. as well as M.Sc. degreee in certain subjects. With its distinguished faculty, world class facilities and stimulating research environment, it is an ideal place for aspiring scientists to initiate their career.
The Graduate Programme at TIFR is classified into the following Subjects - Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Computer and Systems Sciences (including Communications and Applied Probability) and Science Education. It is conducted at the Mumbai campus and various National Centres of TIFR.
Application ProcedureStudents can apply online. Please follow appropriate link on this website for filling up the application form. Read the instructions carefully before you start filling up the online application form.
The filled-in application form should be sent along with DD and two passport size photographs (one pasted on the application and one stapled to it).
- Mathematics:For Ph.D. (Mumbai): M.Sc./B.E./B.Tech./M.Tech./M.A./ B.A./B.Sc.
For Ph.D. (Bengaluru): M.A./M.Sc./M.Tech.
For I-Ph.D. (Bengaluru): B.A./B.Sc./B.E./B.Tech. degree holders.
Students who wish to apply for the Ph.D. programme at CAM, Bengaluru will have to select Ph.D. Mumbai in the application form. Further, in the application, they can indicate their preference for being considered for the Ph.D. programme at CAM, Bengaluru.
Students applying for Ph.D. Mumbai and who are eligible for I-Ph.D. programme at Bangalore can indicate their preference in the application form for being considered for the I-Ph.D. program at CAM, Bengaluru.
Similarly students applying for I-Ph.D. Bangalore and who wish to be considered for Ph.D. Mumbai can indicate their preference in the application form.
For Ph.D.: M.Sc.(Physics)/B.Tech. (Engineering Physics)
For I-Ph.D.: B.Sc./B.E./M.E./M.Tech./B.Chem. or equivalent degreee in Science / Engingeering / Medicine, M.Sc. (not in Physics)/B.Tech. (not in Engineering Physics).
In addition,I-Ph.D. candidates with four or more years of university education who clear the written test may be considered by TCIS for their Ph.D. program.I-Ph.D. candidates with an engineering degree who clear the written test may be considered by NCRA for their Ph.D. program.
Chemistry:For Ph.D.: M.Sc./B.E./B.Tech./M.Tech./B.Pharm./M.Pharm. B.Sc. candidates with advanced knowledge of the discipline are also eligible to apply.
For Ph.D.: Masters in Basic Science or Bachelors in Applied Science. These include, M.Sc.(Ag.), B.Tech., B.E., B.V.Sc., B.Pharma. (4 years course), MBBS, BDS, M.Pharma. Candidates will be short-listed for interview based on written test marks, CV and Scientific Writeup. For I-Ph.D./M.Sc.: Bachelors in any Basic Science.
For Ph.D. Program in TCIS: M.Sc. in Physics, Chemistry or Biology.
- Computer and System Sciences (including Communications and Applied Probability):For Ph.D. : B.E./B.Tech./M.E./M.Tech./M.C.A./M.Sc./B.Sc. degree holders in Computer Science / Information Technology / Electronics and Communications Engineering / Electrical Engineering. Exceptionally well qualified students with B.E./B.Tech./ M.E./M.Tech./M.Sc./B.Sc. or equivalent degrees in other disciplines may also be considered.
Application Fee and Payment
Online Payment: After the online payment transaction is successful, please login to your account on the website by using your reference code as your user id and check the payment status of your application. Normally, online payments are received within 2 working days and a auto email is sent by the system acknowledging the payment. If your transaction has been successful and your account has been debited and you do not receive the acknowledgement email within 7 days, neither your payment status is updated in your account, you may write to the email ids as given in "Contact Info" section.
Biology: DD should be drawn on State Bank of India in favour of "National Centre for Biological Science" payable at Bangalore.
Other Subjects: DD should be drawn on State Bank of India in favour of "Tata Institute of Fundamental Research" payable at Mumbai.
DDs sent by post/courier will be accepted upto October 10, 2014.
Application Fee WaiverA waiver of the application fee on grounds of financial distress may be requested by a letter from the Principal or the Head of the Department justifying the request. The letter/recommendation from the Principal/HOD should be on the official letter head duly signed and stamped.
Students applying online may click the fee waiver option in the payment section of the application form and send the letter from the Principal / HOD along with a print of the application. For mailing address refer Contact Us link.
Students applying manually may send the letter from the Principal/HOD along with the filled-in application form and photographs.
Please note that applications with fee waiver request will be issued hall tickets subject to the approval of the competent authority and availability of seats at the centre of their choice.
Apply OnlineBefore you choose Ph.D. or Integrated Ph.D. program in the basic registration form, please go through the eligibility criteria carefully.
Before you start filling up the complete application form make sure the following are ready with you : 1. A scanned image/electronic copy of your Passport size photograph (preferably a jpg file below 100kb in size). Applications with personal photos or edited photos uploaded will be rejected.
2. Demand Draft details (DD number, Bank, etc.) or Credit / Debit Card details for online payment of application fee.
3. Academic details.
Important Instructions: Your login username for the website would be the reference code that will be generated by the system on successful registration. Please save the email sent by the system after successful registration of your application.
If certain fields show error while registering, please try to modify the data and avoid using special characters such as . , ` ' ( ) / - etc.
If you intend to apply for multiple subjects, you will have to provide different email id for each application.
Check all the details before clicking the registration button. Ensure that you have typed your email ID correctly in the first part of the application. A auto email is sent after completion of the first part of the application wherein a link is provided to proceed further to fill the full application form.
You may take a print of your application after successful registration or save the same as a pdf file. Applicants wishing to pay by DD may send the DD by writing their reference code, name and telephone number behind it.
Hall tickets will be issued or will be allowed to be generated from the student login account, only after the last date of receipt of applications, subject to receipt of payment.
Contact InformationFor Mathematics/Physics/Chemisty/
Computer and Systems Sciences:
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
Homi Bhabha Road, Colaba,
Email: gsch @ tifr.res.in
For Biology: Admissions Section
National Centre for Biological Sciences
UAS-GKVK Campus, Bellary Road,
Email: phd @ ncbs.res.in
For Science Education: Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
V.N. Purav Marg, Mankhurd
Mumbai 400 088.
Monday - Friday 09:00 a.m. - 05:30 p.m. Closed Saturdays and Sundays
GS2015 The link for applying online will be made active from Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 1500 hours.
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