Mumbai, 08 January 2021: Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), India’s premier institution for advanced research in fundamental sciences, has announced Admission to PhD and Integrated MSc-PhD Progarmmes for 2021. The application portal has opened from 04 January 2021. The closing date for submission of application is 31 January 2021.
TIFR will conduct Entrance Test for Graduate School Admissions (GS-2021) on 07 March 2021 (Sunday).
The Institute runs a graduate programme leading to the award of PhD, Integrated MSc-PhD as well as MSc degree in certain subjects. 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.
Here, SkillOutlook presents key points of Eligibility Conditions for these programmes 2021.
Candidates in the final year of qualifying degree can also apply.
Mathematics: For PhD: M.A./M.Sc./M.Math./M.Stat./M.E./M.Tech.
For I-Ph.D. : B.A./B.Sc./B.Math./B.Stat./B.E./B.Tech. (Students already having/completing an M.Sc. degree by July 2021 are not eligible for I-Ph.D.).
Physics: For Ph.D.: M.Sc./M.S. in Physics, or equivalent degree, 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.
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, enrolled in the Ph.D. programme can optionally get an M.Sc. degree by fulfilling additional requirements.
Biology: Candidates will be shortlisted for interview based on written test marks, CV, letters of recommendation and Scientific write-up.
For Ph.D.: Masters in Basic Science (M.Sc. Physics/ Chemistry/ Mathematics/ any branch of Biology) or any professional Master’s Degree (M.Pharma./M.Tech.), or a > 4 year degree program (e.g. MBBS, BDS). Students holding an M.Sc. degree in a non-Biology-allied discipline such as Chemistry / Physics / Mathematics / Computer Science, and who wish to obtain an M.Sc. in Biology, will be offered the option of enrolling in the I-Ph.D. programme at the time of joining.
For I-Ph.D./M.Sc.: Bachelors in any Basic Science (Physics/ Chemistry/Mathematics/any branch of Biology) OR any 4-year degree programme that awards a “Bachelor’s degree” including B.Tech., B.E., B.V.Sc., B.Pharma. (4 year course).
Computer & Systems Sciences (including Communications and Machine Learning):
For Ph.D. : B.Tech./B.E./B.Sc.(4-year degree)/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./B.Sc. (4-year degree)/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.
For I-Ph.D. : B.Sc. (3-year degree) or any other 3-year degree in Computer Scinece / Electronics & Communications Engineering / Electrical Engineering or related branches. Exceptionally well-qualified students with a 3-year undergraduate degree (B.Sc.) in related subjects may be considered for the I-Ph.D. programme. Candidates in the I-Ph.D. programme will need to fulfil the requirements for both an M.Sc. and Ph.D.; upon successful completion, they will receive both degrees.
Various Programmes Offered by TIFR under Graduate School Admissions
Mathematics PhD and Integrated MSc-PhD Programmes
- School of Mathematics, TIFR Mumbai
- Centre for Applicable Mathematics (CAM), Bengaluru
- Internatonal Centre for Theoretical Sciences (ICTS), Bengaluru (Only Ph.D. program).
Physics PhD and Integrated MSc-PhD Programmes:
- 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
All above at TIFR, Mumbai Campus
- National Centre for Radio Astrophysics (NCRA), Pune
- TIFR Centre for Interdisciplinary Sciences, Hyderabad (TIFR-H) –
- International Centre for Theoretical Sciences
Chemistry PhD and Integrated MSc-PhD Programs
- Department of Chemical Sciences, TIFR, Mumbai
- TIFR Centre for Interdisciplinary Sciences, Hyderabad (TIFR-H)
Biology PhD, Integrated MSc-PhD and MSc Programmes
Department of Biological Sciences, TIFR, Mumbai
National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), Bengaluru) – PhD, Integrated MSc-PhD, and MSc (Wildlife Biology & Conservation) programmes.
TIFR Centre for Interdisciplinary Sciences (TCIS), Hyderabad – PhD and Integrated MSc-PhD programs only.
Computer & Systems Sciences (including Communications and Applied Probability) PhD Programme only.
- School of Technology & Computer Science (STCS), TIFR, Mumbai
Science Education – PhD Programme
- Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE), Mumbai.
Fellowships: PhD Students receive a monthly fellowship of Rs 31,000/- enhanced to Rs 35,000/- after registration.
I-PhD Students receive a monthly fellowship of Rs 21,000/- for the first year. At the end of the first year, upon satisfactory performance, the fellowship is enhanced to Rs 31,000/- per month (further raised to Rs 35,000/- after registration for Ph.D.).
MSc (Biology) Students receive a monthly fellowship of Rs 16,000/- (+HRA as applicable).
MSc (Wildlife Biology & Conservation) Students receive a monthly fellowship of Rs 12,000/- (fixed).
The application portal starts from 04 January 2021.
The closing date for submission of application is 31 January 2021.
Nationwide Entrance Examination – 07 March 2021.
Application Fee (Non-Refundable):
Male Candidates : Rs 1200/-
Female Candidates : Rs 600/-
Others : Rs 600/-
For further details about eligibility conditions, how to apply and other details, the candidates should refer the official website of Graduate School Admissions of Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR).