TIFR-NCBS Admissions 2010 | MSc, Intergrated PhD/PhD | Biology ~ helpBIOTECH

01 September 2009

TIFR-NCBS Admissions 2010 | MSc, Intergrated PhD/PhD | Biology

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TIFR - NCBS | GS 2010: MSc, Intergrated PhD/PHD Admissions @ NCBS/DBS:

Homi Bhabha Road
Colaba, Mumbai 400005

Nationwide Entrance Examination : Sunday, December 13, 2009

Last date for application : October 16, 2009

Programs - GS 2010


Mathematics (TIFR, Mumbai & CAM, Bangalore), Physics, Chemistry, Computer & Sytems Sciences, Biology (TIFR, Mumbai & NCBS, Bangalore)

Integrated PhD

Mathematics (CAM, Bangalore), Biology (TIFR, Mumbai & NCBS, Bangalore).

FAQ for Ph.D. / Int. Ph.D. programs in Biology.

MSc: Biology (TIFR, Mumbai).

MSc (Wildlife Biology & Conservation):

Biology (NCBS, Bangalore).


  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology / Biology (Wildlife & Conservation)
  • Computer & Systems Sciences
  • Science Education
    For test and admission details please refer the HBCSE website.


  • 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 with consistently good academic record are also eligible to apply.

  • Biology :
    For Ph.D. : Masters in Basic Science or Bachelors in Applied Science. These include M.Sc. (Agriculture), B.Tech., B.E., B.V.Sc., B.Pharma. (4 year course), MBBS, BDS, M.Pharma.
    For Integrated Ph.D./M.Sc. :
    Bachelors in any Basic Science.
    For M.Sc. (Wildlife & Conservation) :
    Degree in any discipline with a strong interest in Wildlife Biology.
    Students with training in Physics or Chemistry are also invited to apply for the biology programmes.
    Computer & Systems Sciences :
    For Ph.D. : B.E./B.Tech./M.E./M.Tech./MCA/ 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.
See http://www.tifr.res.in/~gsoffice for details.

Admission Procedure :

The admissions procedure (in all subjects, except Science Education) consists of a written test at one of the 22 nationwide centres.

Shortlisted candidates will be called for interviews to be held during end-February to early-April, 2010. Exact dates would be announced later.
Results of the entrance examination will be announced on January 15, 2010 on this website and students shortlisted for interview will be intimated by email


For Ph.D. and Integrated Ph.D. programmes, the academic year starts from August 1, every year. The academic year for M.Sc. programme begins from July 1, every year.

  • Ph.D.
    Students receive a monthly scholarship of Rs 12,000/- (enhanced to Rs 14,000/- after registration) and an annual contingency grant of Rs 15,000/-, in addition to a tuition grant covering the annual fees. The annual fee is Rs 4000/-.

  • Integrated Ph.D. (Biology/Mathematics)
    Students receive a monthly scholarship of Rs 12,000/- (enhanced to Rs 14,000/- from third year onwards, subject to passing the Comprehensive Exam/registration), in addition to a tuition grant covering the annual fees.

  • M.Sc. (Biology)
    Students receive a monthly scholarship of Rs 10,000/- and the annual fee is Rs 2000/-.

Accommodation is provided to Ph.D. and Integrated Ph.D. students only, at a nominal cost.

Application Procedure

Students can apply online. Please follow appropriate link on this website for filling up the application form. Please read the instructions carefully before you start filling up the online application form.

Students who want to apply manually may send a request for application form (without DD) to :
For Biology : Admissions Section, NCBS, Bangalore
For other subjects, except Science Education:
Asstt. Registrar (Academic), TIFR, Mumbai.
The filled-in application form should be sent along with DD and two passport size photographs (one pasted on the application and one stapled to it).

Students may appear for the written test in multiple subjects if the timings do not clash. Please send a separate application (including Demand Draft) for each subject. In case of online applicants, students will have to re-register with a different email id.

Students who wish to apply online and make payment by Demand Draft may send the Demand Draft with their name, reference code and telephone number written behind it. Alternately, students can make online payment by Debit/Credit Card.

Application Fee & Payment :

Application Fee (Non-Refundable): Rs 500/- for online applications and Rs 550/- for manual applications. Rs 800/- for students who wish to take the test as walk-in candidates (Please see the walk-ins section on this website).
Application fee can be paid online by Debit/Credit Card or through Demand Draft.

Demand Draft: Biology: DD should be drawn on State Bank of India in favour of "National Centre for Biological Science" payable at Bangalore. Other Subjects: DD should be drawn on State Bank of India in favour of "Tata Institute of Fundamental Research" payable at Mumbai.

For mailing address and contact information, please refer to the Contact link.

Please note :
Instructions for downloading/printing of Hall tickets will be intimated by email only after receipt of application fee/approval of fee waiver.
(b) DDs with wrong denomination will not be returned and hall ticket will not be issued.

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