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August 17, 2009

Tata Institute of Fundamental Research Admission to Ph.D. degree, as well as M.Sc. and Integrated Ph.D. degrees in certain subjects

Tata Institute of Fundamental Research

The Tata Institute of Fundamental Research conducts a graduate programme leading to the award of Ph.D. degree, as well as M.Sc. and Integrated Ph.D. degrees in certain subjects.

SUBJECTS: • Mathematics: School of Mathematics, Mumbai (Ph.D. programme, and Centre for Applicable Mathematics (CAM), Bengaluru (Ph.D. and Integrated Ph.D. programme in Applicable Mathematics,

• Physics ( Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Department of Condensed Matter Physics and Materials Science, Department of High Energy Physics, Department of Nuclear and Atomic Physics, Department of Theoretical Physics (all at Mumbai campus); National Centre for Radio Astrophysics (NCRA), Pune []; Biophysics at the Department of Chemical Sciences, Mumbai and NCBS, Bengaluru [ ]

• Chemistry: Department of Chemical Sciences, Mumbai ( ); Biological Chemistry at NCBS, Bengaluru [ ]

• Biology: Department of Biological Sciences, Mumbai ( ); National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), Bengaluru [ ]

• Computer & Systems Sciences: School of Technology & Computer Science (STCS), Mumbai, ;

•Science Education: Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE), Mumbai.
Eligibility: • Mathematics: For Ph.D.: M.Sc./ B.E. / B.Tech. / M.Tech. / M.A. / B.A / B.Sc. degree holders. For Integrated Ph.D.: B.A. / B.Sc. / B.E./. B.Tech. degree holders (Master's degree holders are not eligible for this programme)

• Physics & Chemistry: For Ph.D.: M.Sc. / B.E. / B.Tech. / M.Tech. degree holders. Final year B.Sc. students may also apply.

• 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 yrs course), MBBS., BDS., M.Pharma. For Integrated Ph.D/M.Sc.: Bachelors in any Basic Science; and For M.Sc. [Wildlife (Biology) & Conservation]: Degree in any discipline with a strong interest in Wildlife Biology

• Computer & Systems Sciences: For Ph.D.: B.E. / B.Tech. / M.E. / M.Tech./ M.C.A. / 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.

* Candidates not holding a Master’s degree and admitted to a Ph.D. programme can receive an M.Sc. degree by fulfilling prescribed requirements .

Application procedure: Submit online applications at

Only students from remote areas who have no access to internet may send their request for application form along with a self addressed stamped (Rs 20/-) envelope (25cm x 17cm) superscribed GS-2010 (Subject). All others to submit online applications only.

APPLICATION FEE (Non-Refundable) : Rs 500/- for applications submitted online and Rs 550/- for applications sent manually by post. Payment can be made online by Credit/Debit Cards OR by Demand Draft drawn on State Bank of India. • Biology and M.Sc.
(Wildlife & Conservation): DD to be drawn in favour of “National Centre for Biological Sciences”, payable at Bengaluru. • All

Other Subjects: DD in favour of "Tata Institute of Fundamental Research", payable at Mumbai. Hall tickets will be issued only after receipt of application fee. Online applicants sending DD (Rs.500/-) by post should write their reference code, name and telephone number behind the DD and send it to the address as given below. Students applying manually should send the DD for Rs. 550/- along with the filled-in application form.

Address for mailing Application and DD: • Biology and M.Sc. [Wildlife (Biology) & Conservation] : Admission Section, National Centre for Biological Sciences, TIFR, GKVK, Bellary Road, Bengaluru 560065. Enquiries to or call 080-23666404.

All other subjects: University Cell, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Homi Bhabha Road, Colaba, Mumbai 400005.

Homi Bhabha Road, Colaba
Email :
Tel: 022-22782629/22782241/22782875
Pin - 400005

Last date of submission of Forms: 16th October, 2009

Date of Entrance Test : 13th December, 2009 (Sunday)

1. Physics, Chemistry, Computer & Systems Sciences and Wildlife (Biology) & Conservation: 9.30 AM to 12.30 PM

2. Mathematics & Biology: 2.30 PM to 4.30 PM

Examination Centers : Ahmedabad (St. Xavier’s Coll), Bengaluru (UAS), Bhubaneshwar Utkal U), Chandigarh (Panjab U), Chennai (IIT, Cochin (CUSAT), Delhi (Miranda House), Guwahati (IIT), Haldwani (M.B. Govt. P.G. College), Hyderabad (Hyderabad U), Indore (Devi Ahilya U), Jaipur (India Intl. School), Kanpur (IIT), Kolkata (St. Xavier’s College), Madurai (The Madura College), Mangalore (Mangalore Univ., Mumbai (TIFR), Nagpur (Shri Ramdeo Baba Kamla Nehru Engg. Coll.), Patna (Radiant International School), Patna (Patna Sci. College), Pune (Spicer Memorial College), Varanasi (BHU), Visakhapatnam (Andhra Univ.).

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