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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. degree 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 (Ph.d. and Integrated M.Sc.-Ph.D. Programs)
School of Mathematics, TIFR Mumbai - http://www.math.tifr.res.in
Centre for Applicable Mathematics (CAM), Bengaluru - http://math.tifrbng.res.in
Internatonal Centre for Theoretical Sciences (ICTS), Bengaluru - http://www.icts.res.in
(Only Ph.D. program).


 Physics (Ph.d. and Integrated M.Sc.-Ph.D. Programs)
Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics
Department of Condensed Matter Physics & Materials Science
Department of High Energy Physics
Department of Nuclear & Atomic Physics
Department of Theoretical Physics

  Chemistry (Ph.D. Program)
Department of Chemical Sciences, TIFR, Mumbai - http://www.tifr.res.in/~dcs
TIFR Centre for Interdisciplinary Sciences (TCIS), Hyderabad - http://www.tifrh.res.in
  Biology (Ph.D., Integrated M.Sc.-Ph.D. and M.Sc.)
Department of Biological Sciences, TIFR, Mumbai - http://www.tifr.res.in/~dbs
National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), Bengaluru  (http://www.ncbs.res.in) - Ph.D. and Integrated M.Sc.-Ph.D. programs only.
TIFR Centre for Interdisciplinary Sciences (TCIS), Hyderabad (http://www.tifrh.res.in) -
Ph.D. and Integrated M.Sc.-Ph.D. programs only.


Computer & Systems Sciences (including Communcations and Applied Probability) -  Ph.D. program
School of Technology & Computer Science (STCS), TIFR, Mumbai - http://www.tcs.tifr.res.in

 Science Education (Ph.D. Program)
Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE), Mumbai.  For admission procedure, see http://www.hbcse.tifr.res.in




  • Candidates in the final year of qualifying degree can also apply.

  • 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 2018 are not eligible).

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

  • Biology: Candidates will be shortlisted for interview based on written test marks, CV and Scientific Write-up.
    For Ph.D.: Masters in Basic Science (M.Sc. Physics/Chemistry/Any branch of Biology) 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.   
    For I-Ph.D./M.Sc.: Bachelors in any Basic Science (Physics/Chemistry/Any branch of Biology).
    For M.Sc. Wildlife Biology & Conservation :
    Indian nationals who have a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline (with a minimum of 60% in core subjects) and a strong interest in wildlife research and conservation. Graduate nationals for Central, South and Southeast Asian countries, with similar qualifications, are also eligible to apply. 

  • Computer & System Sciences (including Communications and Applied Probability):
    For Ph.D. :

    B.Tech./B.E./M.Tech./M.E./M.C.A./M.Sc. or equivalent degree in Computer Science / Electronics & Communications Engineering / Electrical Engineering or related branches. Exceptionally well qualified students with B.Tech./B.E./M.Tech./M.E./M.Sc. degrees in other disciplines may also be considered. Exceptionally well qualified students with a three year degree in related subjects may be considered for I–Ph.D.




Students 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. PLEASE DO NOT MAKE MULTIPLE REGISTRATIONS FOR THE SAME SUBJECT.

Manual Applications: Students from remote areas who do not have access to internet may apply manually.   They may send a request for application form (without DD) along with a self-addressed stamped (Rs 20/-) envelope (size 25cm x 17cm) superscribed "GS-2018 (Subject)" to :

Male Candidates:         Rs 600/- for online applications and Rs 650/- for manual applications.  

Female Candidates:    Rs 100/- for online and manual applications




FOR MATHEMATICS : http://univ.tifr.res.in/gs2018/Files/Paper_Maths.pdf

FOR PHYSICS : http://univ.tifr.res.in/gs2018/Files/Paper_Physics.pdf

FOR CHEMISTRY : http://univ.tifr.res.in/gs2018/Files/Paper_Chemistry.pdf

FOR BIOLOGY : http://univ.tifr.res.in/gs2018/Syllabus/Syllabus_Bio.htm



Nationwide Entrance Examination: 10 December , 2017

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