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26 September 2012

TIFR PhD/MSc-PhD Admissions 2013 in Biology | GS 2013

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Research Opportunities for exceptionally talented and strongly motivated students.

The Tata Institute of Fundamental Research is India's premier institution for advanced research in fundamental sciences. The Institute runs a graduate programme leading to the award of PhD degree, as well as M.Sc. and Integrated Ph.D. in certain subjects. With its distinguished faculty, world class facilities and stimulating research environment, it is an ideal place for aspiring scientists to initiate their career. 

The Graduate Programme at TIFR is classified into the following Subjects - Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Computer & Systems Sciences (including Communications and Math. Finance) and Science Education. It is conducted at the Mumbai campus and various National Centres of TIFR.

Subjects – TIFR PhD/Int PhD Programs

  • Mathematics (Ph.d. and Integrated Ph.D. Programs) wSchool of Mathematics, TIFR Mumbai - http://www.math.tifr.res.in - only Ph.d. program.
    wCentre for Applicable Mathematics (CAM), Bengaluru - http://math.tifrbng.res.in - Ph.D. and Integrated Ph.D. programs in Applicable Mathematics.
  • Physics (Ph.d. and Integrated Ph.D. Programs) wDepartment of Astronomy & Astrophysics
    wDepartment of Condensed Matter Physics & Materials Science
    wDepartment of High Energy Physics
    wDepartment of Nuclear & Atomic Physics
    wDepartment of Theoretical Physics
    All above at TIFR, Mumbai Campus - http://www.tifr.res.in/~sbp wNational Centre for Radio Astrophysics (NCRA), Pune - http://ncra.tifr.res.in
    wTIFR Centre for Interdisciplinary Sciences (TCIS), Hyderabad - (http://www.tifrh.res.in) - only Ph.D. program.
    Internation Centre for Theoretical Sciences (http://www.icts.res.in ) - only Ph.D. program in theoretical sciences.
    Students applying for Physics also have the option to be considered for
    India-based Nueutrino Observatory (INO).  For more details on INO please see http://www.ino.tifr.res.in The option can be indicated at the time of registration of application. 
  • Chemistry (Ph.D. Program) wDepartment of Chemical Sciences, TIFR, Mumbai - http://www.tifr.res.in~dcs
    wTIFR Centre for Interdisciplinary Sciences (TCIS), Hyderabad - http://www.tifrh.res.in
  • Biology (Ph.D., Integrated Ph.D. and M.Sc. Programs) wDepartment of Biological Sciences, TIFR, Mumbai - http://www.tifr.res.in/~dbs
    wNational Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), Bengaluru  (http://www.ncbs.res.in) only Ph.D. and Integrated Ph.d. programs.
    wTIFR Centre for Interdisciplinary Sciences (TCIS), Hyderabad (http://www.tifrh.res.in) - only Ph.D. program.
    FAQ for Ph.D. and Integrated Ph.D. Programs in Biology
  • Computer & Systems Sciences (Ph.D. Program) including Communcations and Math. Finance wSchool 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

Ph.D. Program : 5 Years
Integrated Ph.D. Program : 6 Years
M.Sc. Program : 3 Years

Eligibility for TIFR PhD/Int PhD Programs GS-2013
  • Mathematics:
    For Ph.D. (Mumbai): M.Sc./B.E./B.Tech./M.Tech./M.A./ B.A./B.Sc.
    For Ph.D. (Bengaluru): M.A./M.Sc.
    For I-Ph.D. (Bengaluru): B.A./B.Sc./B.E./B.Tech. degree holders.
    Students who wish to apply for the Ph.D. programme at CAM, Bengaluru will have to select Ph.D. Mumbai in the application form.  Further, in the application, they can indicate their preference for being considered for Ph.D. programme Bengaluru.
    Students applying for Ph.D. Mumbai and who are eligible for Integrated Ph.D. programme at Bangalore can indicate their preference in the application form for being considered for Int. Ph.D. Bengaluru.
    Similarly students applying for Int. Ph.D. Bangalore and who wish to be considered for Ph.D. Mumbai can indicate their preference in the application form.
  • Physics:
    For Ph.D.: M.Sc.(Physics)/B.Tech. (Engineering Physics)
    For I-Ph.D.: B.Sc./B.E./M.E./M.Tech./B.Tech./B.Chem. or equivalent, M.Sc./B.Tech., (not in Physics / Engingeering Physics).
    For Ph.D. Program in TCIS: M.Sc. in Physics, Chemistry or Biology; B.Tech. (Engg. Physics).
    For Ph.D. Program in ICTS: M.Sc. in Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Mathematics; B.Tech. (Engg. Physics).
  • Chemistry:
    For Ph.D.: M.Sc./B.E./B.Tech./M.Tech./B.Pharm./M.Pharm. B.Sc. candidates with advanced knowledge of the discipline are also eligible to apply.
    For Ph.D. Program in TCIS: M.Sc. in Physics, Chemistry or Biology.
  • 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. Candidates will be shortlisted for interview based on written test marks, CV and Scientific write-up.
    For Integrated Ph.D./M.Sc.: Bachelors in any Basic Science.
    For Ph.D. Program in TCIS: M.Sc. in Physics, Chemistry or Biology.
  • Computer & Systems Sciences (including Communications and Math. Finance):
    For Ph.D. : B.E./B.Tech./M.E./M.Tech./MCA/ M.Sc. degree holders in Computer Science / Information Technology /  Electronics & Communications Engineering / Electrical Engineering. 
    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.
Candidates not holding a Master's degree and admitted to a Ph.D./Int. Ph.D. program can receive an M.Sc. degree by fulfilling prescribed requirements (see http://www.tifr.res.in/~gsoffice for details).

Admission Procedure for TIFR PhD/Int PhD Programs GS-2013

The admissions procedure (in all subjects, except Science Education) consists of a written test at one of the several nationwide centres, followed by interviews of shortlisted candidates.

Shortlisted candidates will be called for interviews to be held during end-February to early-April, 2013.  Exact dates would be announced later. 

Results of the entrance examination will be announced on January 15, 2013 and students shortlisted for interview will be intimated by email. 


The TIFR Nationwide Entrance Examination (GS2013) for Biology is also called the Joint Graduate Entrance Examination for Biology and Interdisciplinary Life Sciences (JGEEBILS).
Participating Institutions: Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad (http://www.ccmb.res.in), Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics, Hyderabad (http://www.cdfd.org.in), National Brain Research Centre, Manesar (http://www.nbrc.ac.in), National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bengaluru (http://www.ncbs.res.in), National Centre for Cell Science, Pune (http://www.nccs.res.in),  Department of Biological Sciences, TIFR, Mumbai (http://www.tifr.res.in/~dbs).  

Each participating institution has its own admission procedure, and only the test scores of the TIFR exam (JGEEBILS) are common.  Students need to apply separately to the concerned institution, indicating the TIFR Entrance Test Reference Code.  

Please refer to the individual websites of participating institutions for details of their admissions process.  Results of the TIFR Entrance Test for Biology (JGEEBILS) will be shared by all participating institutions. 

Systems Science:

GATE score based applications in Systems Science (including Communications  and Math. Finance):

Students with exceptional performance in GATE examination of 2012/2013 in Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering may apply for the Ph.D. program without appearing for the TIFR Entrance Test.   The link for GATE score based applications will be made available on our website on February 1, 2013.  Last date for applying will be March 25, 2013.  In case a student takes the TIFR Entrance Test and also submits a GATE score based application, the better of the two performances will be considered.

Important Dates for TIFR PhD/Int PhD Programs GS-2013

University News Journal    : September 24, 2012
      Current Science Journal    : October 10, 2012 
      Employment News             :  October 13, 212

Nationwide Entrance Examination: Sunday, December 9, 2012

Last date for application:  October 26, 2012

      Online payment link will be active upto November 2, 2012

DDs sent by post/courier will be accepted upto November 2, 2012

GATE Scored based applications to Systems Science:

Opens on : February 1, 2012

        Closes on  : March 25, 2013
Results of the Nationwide Entrance Examination: January 15, 2013

Examination Centres for TIFR PhD/Int PhD Programs GS-2013
    Ahmedabad, St Xavier's College
    Bangalore, University of Agricultural Sciences
    Bhubaneshwar, Utkal University
    Chandigarh, Panjab University
    Chennai, Indian Institute of Technology
    Cochin, Cochin Univ. of Science & Technology
    Delhi, Miranda House / S.G.T.B. Khalsa College (Delhi University)
    Guwahati, Indian Institute of Technology
    Haldwani, Motiram Baburam Govt. P.G. College
    Hyderabad, Hyderabad University
    Indore, Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya
    Jaipur, India International School
    Jammu, Jammu University
    Kanpur, Indian Institute of Technology
    Kolkata, St. Xavier's College / Jadavpur University
    Madurai, The Madura College
    Mangalore, University College, Mangalore University
    Mumbai, Kendriya Vidayalaya No. 1, Colaba
    Nagpur, Shri Ramdeo Baba Kamla Nehru Eng. Coll.
    Patna, Radiant International School
    Pune, Inter-University Centre for Astronomy & Astrophysics (IUCAA)
    Srinagar, Kashmir University
    Varanasi, Banaras Hindu University
    Visakhapatnam, GITAM University

      TIFR Website for GS-2013: http://univ.tifr.res.in/gs2013/


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