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TIFR Ph.D. (Physics) Admission through GATE 2017

Last Updated - February 14, 2017

Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) has released notification to admission in Ph.D. & Integrated Ph.D. degree programmes. The application form will be available in the month of April – May. Candidates can apply for Ph.D. in Physics, if they fulfill the eligibility criteria specified by the TIFR Hyderabad in addition to GATE Score. GATE physics paper was held on February 05, 2017. Candidates need a high score in GATE 2017  for admission into this Programme.

Eligibility Criteria

TIFR 2017 Eligibility for Ph.D. & Integrated Ph.D.

For Ph.D. in Physics: Candidate should have done M.Sc. (Physics)/ B.Tech. / B.Tech. & B.E. (Engineering Physics) / B.E./ M.Tech. or equivalent science/engineering/medical degree that requires four or more years of university training.

For Integrated Msc-Ph.D. in Physics: Candidate should have done B.E./ B.Tech/ B.Pharm/ B.Sc or engineering/equivalent science/ M.Sc. (Other than physics) / medical degree / M. Tech/ M. Pharm/ MBBS or equivalent science/ medical Masters or engineering degree.

In addition, the candidate should be qualified in any of the following examinations:

  • Candidate should have valid score in GATE Exam/ JEST/ CSIR UGC NET (JRF eligible)
  • Those Candidates have done M.Tech. / M.E./ M.S. in Engineering they can submit their Previous scores of GATE / equivalent

Checkout GATE 2017 Result

How to Apply

The Application form will be available in March – April. Candidate can fill the application form through online and offline modes. Following steps which is given below:

Online Mode:

  • Visit the official website
  • Go to the login page
  • After that register yourself
  • Follow all the instructions which are given on the official website. Read all the instructions carefully before starting to fill the application form. Please do not create multiple Id for the same subject
  • Fill the application form with all the essential details
  • Check all the entered details and click the submit button
  • Pay the application fee through debit card or credit card
  • Take a print out of Fee receipt

Offline Mode

  • Visit the official website
  • Candidate can download the application form through the official website
  • Take a print of the application form
  • Paste two colour photographs
  • Fill all the personal and Qualification details
  • No need to send any documents with the application form
  • Along with the DD should be drawn on State Bank of India in favour of “Tata Institute of Fundamental Research” payable at Mumbai
  • After that, fill the application form

Send it to-

Academic Co-ordinator, 
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research 
Center for Interdisciplinary Sciences, 
21, Brundavan Colony, Narsingi, 
Hyderabad – 500075, INDIA.
PH: +91 40 2419 5034


Candidate can scan the filled application form and email it to

Note: If you have any query or request you can directly mail on mentioned above email ID.

TIFR Application Fees:

  • Male Candidates - Online: Rs. 600/- or Offline: Rs. 650/-
  • Female Candidates – Rs. 100/- for both modes

Admit Card: Admit card will be available on login page. Candidate have to enter details to login. Candidates can download their admit card on November 10, 2017

Exam Centers

S.NoExam centersVenue
1AhmedabadSt Xavier’s College, Near Gujarat University, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad – 380009.
2BangaloreExamination Hall, University of Agricultural Sciences, GKVK, Bellary Road, Bangalore – 560065.
3BhubaneshwarDepartment of Physics, Utkal University, Vani Vihar, Bhubaneshwar – 751004.
4ChandigarhDepartment of Physics, Centre for Advanced Study in Physics, Near P.U. Sports Ground, Panjab University, Sector – 14, Chandigarh – 160014.
5ChennaiIndian Institute of Technology, Class Room Complex ( CRC ), Chennai – 600036.
6CochinSchool of Engineering, Cochin University of Science & Technology ( CUSAT ), Trikkakkara Campus, Cochin – 682036.
7Delhi – 01Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi – 110007.
8Delhi – 02Kendriya Vidalaya, Pragati Vihar, Lodhi Road ( Near Mehar Chand Market ), New Delhi – 100003.
9Delhi – 03Kendriya Vidyalaya, NMR, J.N.U. Old Campus, Baba Gang Nath Marg, Near Ber Sarai, New Delhi – 110067.
10Delhi – 04Kendriya Vidyalaya, Sector 8, R.K. Puram, New Delhi – 110022.
11GuwahatiLecture Hall Complex ( In front of Academic Complex ), Indian Institute of Technology,
12HaldwaniMotiram Baburam Government P.G. College, Kumaon University, Haldwani, Uttaranchal – 263141.
13HyderabadCollege of Integrated Studies, South Campus, University of Hyderabad, Prof. C.R. Rao Road, Gachibowli, Hyderabad 500046.
14IndoreSchool of Physics, Vigyan Bhavan, Devi Ahilya University, Khandwa Road Campus,Indore – 452017.
15JaipurIndia International School, Kshipra Path, Opp. V.T. Road, Mansarovar, Jaipur – 302020.
16JammuExam Hall, Near J&K Bank Ltd., University Campsu, Jammu University, Jammu 180004.
17KanpurLecture Hall Complex, Indian Institute of Technology, PO : IIT, Kanpur, Kanpur – 208016.
18Kolkata – 01Department of Physics, Jadavpur University, Raja Subodh Mallik Road, Kolkata 700 032.
19Kolkata – 02Department of Mathematics, Basanti Devi College, 147 B, Rash Behari Avenue, Kolkata 700029 ( W.B. ).
20Kolkata – 03Kendriya Vidyalaya No. 1, Salt Lake, Sector 1, Labony, Kolkata 700064.
21Kolkata – 04Kendriya Vidyalaya, Strand Road, Fort William, Opp. Princep Ghat, Kolkata 700021 ( W.B. ).
22MaduraiThe Madura College, Vidyanagar, T.P.K. Road, Madurai 625011.
23MangaloreGovernment College ( University College ), U.P. Malya Road, Hampanakatta, Mangalore 575001, Dakshina Kannada, Karanataka.
24MumbaiKendriya Vidyalaya No. 1, Homi Bhabha Road, Navy Nagar, Colaba, Mumbai 400 005.
25NagpurShri Ramdeo Baba Kamla Nehru Engineering College, G – Block ( First Year Block ), Gittikhadan, Katol Road, Nagpur 440013.
26PatnaDr. D.Y. Patil Pushapalata Patil International School, Jaganpura Road, Brahmpur, New Bypass, Kankarbagh, Patna 800027.
27PuneLoyola High School and Junior College, Pashan Road, Pune 411008.
28SrinagarExam Hall, Near J&K Bank Ltd., University Campsu, Jammu University, Jammu 180004.
29VaranasiNew Lecture Theatre, Institute of Science, Banaras Hindu University Varanasi 221005.
30VisakhapatnamGITAM Institute of Science, GITAM University, Rushikonda, Visakhapatnam 530045.

Selection Procedure

Stage 1 Candidate will be shortlisted for the written Test on the basis of GATE Score.

Stage 2 Written test will be held on December 11, 2017 and the result will be declared on January 31, 2017.

Written test: There will be multiple choice questions. All the Questions will be based on the syllabus prescribed in various undergraduate and postgraduate physics programme.

Note: There will be Negative marking in written Test.

Stage 3 Selection will be based on Personal Interview which will be held in January or February.

Interview: Questions will be based on following areas - Electronics and Experimental Physics, General Physics; Modern Physics, Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics, Quantum Mechanics, Electricity and Magnetism, Heat, Mathematics relevant to Physics & Classical Mechanics.



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