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Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) M.Sc and Ph.D Admissions 2019

Updated On - November 2nd 2018

The Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) was established in June 1945 with the active support of the Sir Dorabji Tata Trust. In 1962, the Institute shifted to its present campus at Colaba, on the shores of the Arabian Sea. In May 2002, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research was declared a deemed university by University Grants Commission. 

The university offers the following programmes to its students every year:

  • M.Sc. in Wildlife Biology & Conservation
  • Integrated Ph.D. (4 disciplines)
  • Ph.D. (5 disciplines)

Candidates will be shortlisted for the above mentioned courses based on their performance the entrance test, to be conducted by the university. For admission to the Ph.D. in Biology, candidates must clear Nationwide Entrance Examination, also known as the Joint Graduate Entrance Examination.

Male candidate can register themselves to the above mentioned course by submitting the application fee of Rs. 500/- for online applications and Rs. 550/- for manual applications. Female candidate can register themselves to the above mentioned course by submitting the application fee of amount Rs. 100/- for online & manual applications.

  • Mode of Application

    Online & Offline Both

  • START DATE - END DATE

    15th Nov, 2018 - 10th Jan, 2019


Important Dates

M.Sc & M.Phil/Ph.D in Science
STATUSEVENTDATE
Last date of submission of Application 15th Nov, 2018
Last date of Online payment 16th Nov, 2018
Date of Entrance Examination 09th Dec, 2018
Announcement of Results 10th Jan, 2019

Eligibility

M.Sc

  • Candidates must possess bachelor’s degree in any discipline with at least 50% of marks in core subjects
  • Candidate should be at least 35 years of age as on July 1

Master of Science [M.Sc] + Ph.D. (Mathematics)

The university offers Integrated Ph.D. programme in the following disciplines:

Mathematics:

Candidate must possess B.A./B.Sc./B.E./ B.Tech degree from this university or any other recognized university.

Physics:

  • Candidate must possess M.E./M.Tech./B.Sc./B.S./B.E./ B.Tech./B.Chem. in Physics, Engineering Physics, or equivalent degree from this university or any other recognized university
  • Candidate must possess any other degree in Science / Engineering / Medicine, or equivalent from this university or any other recognized university
  • Candidate with 4 or more years of university education who clear the written test are also eligible.

Chemistry:

Candidate must possess B.Sc./B.E./B.Tech./B.Pharm degree from this university or any other recognized university.

Biology:

Candidate must possess bachelor’s degree in any basic science from this university or any other recognized university.

Ph.D. (Mathematics)

Candidate must possess M.A./M.Sc./M.Tech degree from this university or any other recognized university.

Ph.D. (Physics)

Candidate must pass M.Sc. /M.S. degree in Physics, or equivalent from this university or any other recognized university.

Ph.D. (Chemistry)

Candidate must possess M.Sc./M.Pharm degree from this university or any other recognized university.

Ph.D. (Biology)

  • Candidate must possess Masters Degree in Basic Science or Bachelors in Applied Science which include, M.Sc. (Ag.), B.Tech, B.E, B.V.Sc, B.Pharma. (4 years course), MBBS, BDS, M.Pharma
  • Candidate must possess M.Sc. degree in Physics, Chemistry or Biology.


How To Apply

M.Sc

  • Candidates can fill the application form online through the university website by  logging-in through their credentials as generated by the system upon successful registration. After filling the form, candidates can pay the application fee online through internet banking or Debit/Credit Card.  Students can also submit the application fee through demand draft (DD).
  • Male candidates can register themselves to the above mentioned courses by submitting the application fee of Rs. 500/- (for online applications) and Rs. 550/- (for manual applications). As walk-in candidate for test, an application fee of Rs. 800/- must be submitted.
  • Female candidates can register themselves to the above mentioned courses by submitting the application fee of Rs. 100/- (for online & manual applications). As walk-in candidate for test, an application fee of Rs. 200/- must be submitted.
  • Students can also obtain applications through post by sending a request letter for application form along with a self-addressed stamped envelope superscribed "GS (Subject)" to the university office.
  • Candidates can submit the application fee for the above courses (except Ph.D. in biology) through demand draft (DD). DD should be drawn on State Bank of India in favour of "Tata Institute of Fundamental Research" payable at Mumbai. In case of Ph.D. in biology, DD should be made in favour of "National Centre for Biological Science" and payable at Bangalore
  • In case of offline applications, duly filled-in applications should be sent along with the DD, necessary enclosures and two passport size photographs to the following address:

University Cell

Tata Institute of Fundamental Research

Homi Bhabha Road, Colaba

Mumbai 400005

  • In case of applying for Ph.D. in Biology programme, completed applications should be sent to the following address:

Admissions Section
National Centre for Biological Sciences
UAS-GKVK Campus, Bellary Road,
Bangalore 560065


Admission Process

M.Sc

  • Students will be shortlisted for admission to M.Sc./Integrated Ph.D./Ph.D. programme on the basis of marks scored in the entrance test (GS) followed by an interview, to be conducted by the university
  • Selection of the candidates to the Ph.D. in Biology will be based on their performance in Nationwide Entrance Examination (GS), also called the Joint Graduate Entrance Examination

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College

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