TIFR GS 2020 (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research Graduate School Admissions) 2020
Exam Date: 08/12/2019 Exam State: All India Last Date: 23/11/2019
Exam Details:

TIFRGS is a nationwide entrance exam conducted by Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, admissions to TIFR Deemed University, stationed at TCIS Hyderabad for PhD and Integrated M.Sc.-PhD Degree Programs under the Subject Board of Physics (academic January 2020),

About the Instiute:

The Institute runs a graduate programme leading to the award of Ph.D., Integrated M.Sc.-Ph.D. as well as M.Sc. 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.

About Subjects - Programs:  

Mathematics- Ph.D. and Integrated M.Sc.-Ph.D. Programs:

  • School of Mathematics, TIFR Mumbai - http://www.math.tifr.res.in 
  • Centre for Applicable Mathematics (CAM), Bengaluru - http://math.tifrbng.res.in 
  • Internatonal Centre for Theoretical Sciences (ICTS), Bengaluru - http://www.icts.res.in (Only Ph.D. program). 

Physics- Ph.D. and Integrated M.Sc.-Ph.D. Programs :

  • Department of Astronomy & Astrophysic  
  • 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 - http://www.tifr.res.in/~sbp  
  • National Centre for Radio Astrophysics (NCRA), Pune - http://www.ncra.tifr.res.in  
  • TIFR Centre for Interdisciplinary Sciences (TCIS), Hyderabad - (http://www.tifrh.res.in) : Theoretical and experimental activities in physical, chemical, biological and engineering sciences within and across disciplines.
  • International Centre for Theoretical Sciences (http://www.icts.res.in).

Students applying for Physics also have the option to be considered for the Graduate Training Programme (GTP) of the India-based Nueutrino Observatory (INO). This option can be indicated at the time of registration of application.  

Chemistry- Ph.D. and Integrated M.Sc.-Ph.D. Programs:

  • Department of Chemical Sciences, TIFR, Mumbai - http://www.tifr.res.in/~dcs
  • TIFR Centre for Interdisciplinary Sciences (TCIS), Hyderabad - http://www.tifrh.res.in

Biology- Ph.D., Integrated M.Sc.-Ph.D. and M.Sc. Programs:

  • Department of Biological Sciences, TIFR, Mumbai - http://www.tifr.res.in/~dbs
  • National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), Bengaluru  (http://www.ncbs.res.in) - Ph.D. and Integrated M.Sc.-Ph.D. programs only.  M.Sc. (Wildlife Biology & Conservation) are conducted every other year - No admissions for GS2019.
  • TIFR Centre for Interdisciplinary Sciences (TCIS), Hyderabad (http://www.tifrh.res.in) - Ph.D. and Integrated M.Sc.-Ph.D. programs only.

Computer & Systems Sciences (including Communications and Applied Probability)-Ph.D. Program: 

  • School of Technology & Computer Science (STCS), TIFR, Mumbai - http://www.tcs.tifr.res.in 

Science Education- Ph.D. Program:

  • Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE), Mumbai.  For admission procedure, see http://www.hbcse.tifr.res.in

Course Duration:

  • Ph.D. Program: 5 Years
  • Integrated M.Sc.-Ph.D. Program: 6 Years
  • M.Sc. - Check details in respective Program

Examination Centres:

Agartala
Ahmedabad
Bengaluru
Bhillai
Bhubaneshwar
Chandigarh
Chennai
Cochin
Delhi
Guwahati
Haldwani
Hyderabad
Indore
Jaipur
Jammu
Kanpur
Kolkata
Madurai
Mangalore
Mumbai
Nagpur
Patna
Pune
Varanasi
Visakhapatnam

Eligibility:

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

Mathematics: 

For Ph.D. : M.A./M.Sc./M.Tech.

For I-Ph.D. : B.A./B.Sc./B.E./B.Tech. (Students already having/completing an M.Sc. degree by July 2019 are not eligible for I-Ph.D.). 

Physics:

For Ph.D.: M.Sc./M.S. in Physics, or equivalent, 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. 

In addition, I-Ph.D. candidates with not less than four or more years of university education who clear the written test may be considered by TCIS for their Ph.D. program.

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 degrees can optionally get an M.Sc. degree by fulfilling necessary requirements.  

Biology: 

Candidates will be shortlisted for interview based on written test marks, CV and Scientific Write-up. 

For Ph.D.: Masters in Basic Science (M.Sc. Physics/Chemistry/Any branch of Biology) or any professional Master's Degree (M.Pharma./M.Tech.), or a > 4 year degree program (e.g. MBBS, BDS). 

For I-Ph.D./M.Sc.: Bachelors in any Basic Science (Physics/Chemistry/Any branch of Biology) OR any 4-year degree program 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 Applied Probability):

For Ph.D.: B.Tech./B.E./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./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.

How To Apply:

Application Fee & Payment:

  • Male Candidates: Rs 900/-
  • Female Candidates: Rs 300/-  

Application Fee (Non-Refundable)

Mode of Payment: Application fee can be paid online through internet banking/Debit/Credit Card or by sending Demand Draft.

Student can make online payment by sending DD. DD should be drawn on State Bank of India in favour of "Tata Institute of Fundamental Research" payable at Mumbai and mailed to:

University Cell Tata Institute of Fundamental Research Homi Bhabha Road,
Colaba,
Mumbai 400005. 

Please superscribe GS-2019 (Subject) on the envelope and write your name, reference code and mobile number behind the DD and send it by courier/speed post.

Important Dates:

TIFR GS 2020 Dates

Nationwide Entrance Examination 2019

08 December 2019 (Sunday)

Hall Ticket download start date

29 November 2019

Last date for application

23 November 2019

Result

By end-January 2020

 

GATE Scored based applications to Systems Science (including Communications and Applied Probability):

  • Opens: February 5, 2020
  • Closes: Two weeks after GATE2020 results declared.

Results of the Nationwide Entrance Examination (shortlist for interviews): By end-January 2020.

Comments:

Fellowhip for Students:

PhD. Student: Rs. 25,000/- enchanced to Rs. 28000/- Monthly after registration.

I-Ph.D Student: Rs.16,000/-enchanced to Rs. 28000/- Monthly after registration.

M.Sc. (Biology) Student: Rs. 16,000/- Monthly.

M.Sc. (Wildlife Biology & Conservation) Student: Rs. 12000/-Montlhy:

Contact

 

Graduate School Admissions (GS 2020)
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research(Deemed to be University)
Website: http://univ.tifr.res.in
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