TIFR conducts Graduate School Admissions in Bombay

Eligibility : ME/M.Tech, MA, M Phil / Phd, MSc

Location : Mumbai

Last Date : 10 Oct 2016

Hiring Process : Written-test, Face to Face Interview

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Graduate School Admissions (GS-2017)

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 & Systems Sciences (including Communications and Applied Probability) and Science Education. It is conducted at the Mumbai campus and various National Centres of TIFR.


Mathematics: For Ph.D. : M.A./M.Sc./M.Tech.
For I-Ph.D. : B.A./B.Sc./B.E./B.Tech. (Students already having/completing an M.Sc. degree by July 2017 are not eligible).

Physics:  For Ph.D.: M.Sc./M.S. in Physics, or equivalent, on completion of programmes(s) of duration not less than 5 years in total.
For I-Ph.D.:  M.E./M.Tech./B.Sc./B.S./B.E./ B.Tech./B.Chem. in Physics, Engineering Physics, or equivalent degree, on completion of programme(s) of duration not less than 3 years in total.
Any other degree in Science / Engineering / Medicine, or equivalent, on completion of programme(s) of duration not less than 3 years in total. In addition,I-Ph.D. candidates with not less than four or more years of university education who clear the written test may be considered by TCIS for their Ph.D. program.

Chemistry: For Ph.D.: M.Sc./B.E./B.Tech./M.Pharm.

For I-Ph.D.: B.Sc./B.Pharm.
Candidates with B.E./B.Tech degrees can optionally get an M.Sc. degree by fulfilling necessary requirements.

Biology: 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 & System Sciences (including Communications and Applied Probability):For Ph.D. : B.E./B.Tech./M.E./M.Tech./M.C.A./M.Sc. degree holders in Computer Science / Information Technology / Electronics & 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. Exceptionally well qualified students with B. Sc. degree in computer science and related subjects may be considered for I-Phd.

Candidates not holding a Master's degree and admitted to a Ph.D./Int. Ph.D. program can receive an M.Sc. degree in some subjects by fulfilling prescribed requirements (see for details).


For Ph.D. and I-Ph.D. programmes, the academic year starts from August 1, every year.  The academic year for M.Sc. programme begins from July 1, every year.

Ph.D. Students receive a monthly fellowship of Rs 25,000/- (enhanced to Rs 28,000/- after registration).  

I-Ph.D.  Students receive a monthly fellowship of Rs 16,000/- for the first year. At the end of the first year, upon satisfactory performance, the fellowship is enhanced to Rs 25,000/- per month (further raised to Rs 28,000/- after registration for Ph.D.).

M.Sc. (Biology ) Students receive a monthly fellowship of Rs 12000/

Examination Centres

Ahmedabad, St Xavier's College

Bangalore, University of Agricultural Sciences

Bhubaneshwar, Utkal University

Chandigarh, Panjab University

Chennai, Indian Institute of Technology

Cochin, Cochin Univ. of Science & Technology

Delhi, S.G.T.B. Khalsa College (Delhi University) / Kendriya Vidyalaya (Pragati Vihar) / Kendriya Vidyalaya (JNU Old Campus) / Kendriya Vidyalaya (R.K. Puram)

Guwahati, Indian Institute of Technology

Haldwani, Motiram Baburam Govt. P.G. College

Hyderabad, Hyderabad University

Indore, Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya

Jaipur, India International School

Jammu, Jammu University

Kanpur, Indian Institute of Technology

Kolkata,  / Basanti Devi College / Kendriya Vidyalay (Salt Lake) / Kendriya Vidyalaya (Fort William)

Madurai, The Madura College

Mangalore, University College, Hampanakatta

Mumbai, Kendriya Vidayalaya No. 1, Colaba

Nagpur, Shri Ramdeo Baba Kamla Nehru Eng. Coll.

Patna, Dr. D.Y. Patil Pushapalata Patil International School

Pune, Loyola High School and Junior College.

Srinagar, University of Kashmir

Varanasi, Banaras Hindu University

Visakhapatnam, GITAM Institute of Science

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