Tata Institute of Fundamental Research Admission to Ph.D. in Mathematics, Physics, Biology

Name of Institute / University

Tata Institute of Fundamental Research

Courses Offered

Ph.D.: Mathematics (TIFR, Mumbai & CAM, Bangalore), Physics, Chemistry, Computer & Sytems Sciences, Biology (TIFR, Mumbai & NCBS, Bangalore). Duration: 5 years.

Integrated Ph.D.: Mathematics (CAM, Bangalore), Biology (TIFR, Mumbai & NCBS, Bangalore). Duration: 6 years.

M.Sc.: Biology (TIFR, Mumbai, Duration-3 years), Wildlife Biology & Conservation (NCBS, Bangalore, Duration-2 years).



For Ph.D. (Mumbai): M.Sc./ B.E./ B.Tech./ M.Tech./ M.A./ B.A./ B.Sc. degree holders.

For Ph.D. (Bangalore): M.A./M.Sc. Degree holders.

For Integrated Ph.D. (Bangalore): B.A./ B.Sc./ B.E./ B.Tech. degree holders.


For Ph.D. : M.Sc./B.E./B.Tech./ M.Tech degree holders. Final year B.Sc. students with consistently good academic record are also eligible to apply.


For Ph.D. : M.Sc./ B.E./ B.Tech./ M.Tech./ M.Pharm. degree holders. Final year B.Sc./ B.Pharm. students with consistently good academic record are also eligible to apply.


For Ph.D. : Masters in Basic Science or Bachelors in Applied Science. These include M.Sc. (Agriculture), B.Tech., B.E., B.V.Sc., B.Pharma. (4 year course), MBBS, BDS, M.Pharma.

For Integrated Ph.D./M.Sc. : Bachelors in any Basic Science.

For M.Sc. Wildlife Biology & Conservation : Indian nationals who have a Bachelor's degree in any discipline (with minimum of 50% in core subjects), less than 35 years of age as on July 1, 2012 and a strong interest in wildlife research and conservation.

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

Students with training in Physics or Chemistry are also invited to apply for the biology programmes.

Computer & Systems Sciences:

For Ph.D. : B.E./B.Tech./M.E./M.Tech./MCA/ M.Sc. (Computer Science / Electrical / Engineering / Electronics Engineering / Information Technology) degree holders.

Exceptionally well qualified students with B.E./ B.Tech./ M.E./ M.Tech./ M.Sc. or equivalent degrees in other disciplines may also be considered.

Final year students with consistently good academic record and knowledge of advanced topics may also apply for the relevant subjects.

How To Apply

Students can apply online. Please follow appropriate link on this website for filling up the application form. Please read the instructions carefully before you start filling up the online application form.

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-2012 (Subject)" to :
For Biology and M.Sc. Wildlife Biology & Conservation: Admissions Section, NCBS, Bangalore.

For other subjects, except Science Education: Asstt. Registrar (Academic), TIFR, Mumbai.

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).

Students who wish to apply online and make payment by Demand Draft may send the Demand Draft with their name, reference code and telephone number written behind it. Alternately, students can make online payment by Debit/Credit Card.

Application Fee and Payment

Application Fee (Non-Refundable): Rs 500/- for online applications and Rs 550/- for manual applications. Female candidates are exempted from payment of application fee. Rs 800/- for students taking the test as walk-in candidates

Demand Draft:

Biology and Wildlife Biology & Conservation: 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.

Contact Details

Homi Bhabha Road, Colaba, Mumbai 400005
Website: http://univ.tifr.res.in
Tel: 022-22782629/ 22782241 / 25580036/ 25567711
Email: gsch@tifr.res.in , Email: phd@ncbs.res.in

Entrance Date


Test Centers

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, Miranda House / S.G.T.B. Khalsa College (Delhi University)
Guwahati, Indian Institute of Technology
Haldwani, Motiram Baburam Govt. P.G. College
Hyderabad, Hyderabad University
Indore, Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya
Jaipur, India International School
Jammu & Kashmir, Jammu University
Kanpur, Indian Institute of Technology
Kolkata, (St. Xavier's College / Jadavpur University)
Madurai, The Madura College
Mangalore, University College, Mangalore University
Mumbai, Kendriya Vidayalaya No. 1, Colaba
Nagpur, Shri Ramdeo Baba Kamla Nehru Eng. Coll.
Patna, Radiant International School
Pune, Inter-University Centre for Astronomy & Astrophysics (IUCAA)
Varanasi, Banaras Hindu University
Visakhapatnam, Andhra University


Test Timings

Morning Session: 09:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Computer & Systems Sciences
Wildlife Biology & Conservation

Afternoon Session: 02:30 p.m. to 04:30 p.m.



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