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  MSc, PhD Admission Notification 2014 for Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai

Admission Notice-2014

Research opportunities for exceptionally talented and strongly motivated students
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research‚ Mumbai
Ph.D (Mathematics‚ Physics‚ Chemistry‚ Biology‚ Computer and Systems Sciences‚ Science Education)
Integrated Ph.D (Mathematics (Bengaluru)‚ Physics‚ Biology)
M.Sc (Biology)
The Tata Institute of Fundamental Research invites applications for admission to its graduate programs leading to M.Sc‚ Ph.D and the Integrated Ph.D (I-Ph.D) degrees
Physics (Ph.D‚ I-Ph.D); Dept of Astronomy and Astrophysics‚ Dept of Condensed Matter Physics and Materials Science‚ Dept of High Energy Physics‚ Dept of Nuclear and
Atomic Physics‚ Dept of Theoretical Physics (all at Mumbai campus) (; National Centre for Radio Astrophysics (NCRA)‚ Pune (; TIFR Centre for Interdisciplinary Sciences (TCIS)‚ Hyderabad ( only Ph.D program; International Centre for Theoretical Sciences (ICTS)‚ Bengaluru ( only Ph.D program in Theoretical Sciences
Chemistry (Ph.D); Dept of Chemical Science‚ Mumbai (; TIFR Centre for Interdisciplinary Sciences (TCIS)‚ Hyderabad (
Biology (Ph.D‚ I-Ph.D‚ M.Sc); Dept of Biological Sciences‚ Mumbai (; National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS)‚ Bengaluru ( only Ph.D program
Computer and Systems Sciences (Ph.D) including Communication and Math Finance; School of Technology and Computer Science (STCS)‚ Mumbai (
Science Education (Ph.D); Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE)‚ Mumbai
For Ph.D. and I-Ph.D. programmes‚ the academic year starts from 01st August‚ 2013 every year
Stipend: Ph.D and Integrated Ph.D students receive a monthly scholarship of Rs 16‚000/- enhanced to Rs 18‚000/- after registration
M.Sc students receive a monthly scholarship of Rs 12000/-
Ph.D program 5 years; Integrated Ph.D program 6 years; M.Sc program 3 years
Candidates in the final year of qualifying degree can also apply
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 (M.Sc candidates are not eligible)
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/ Engineering Physics)
For Ph.D in TCIS; M.Sc in Physics‚ Chemistry or Biology; B.Tech (Engineering Physics)
For Ph.D in ICTS; M.Sc in Physics‚ Chemistry‚ Biology or Mathematics; B.Tech (Engineering 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 in TCIS; M.Sc in Physics‚ Chemistry or Biology
Computer and 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 and 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 M.Sc degree by fulfilling prescribed requirements (see for details)
Application Procedure:
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
Biology: The TIFR Nationwide Entrance Examination (GS-2014) 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 (; Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics‚ Hyderabad
(; National Brain Research Centre‚ Manesar (; National Centre for Biological Sciences‚ Bengaluru (;
National Centre for Cell Science‚ Pune (; Department of Biological Sciences‚ TIFR‚ Mumbai (
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 2012/2014 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 website on 01st February‚ 2014
Last date for applying will be two weeks after the GATE 2014 results are displayed on their website.
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
Overseas Students (Physics): An overseas applicant can write to the Admissions Co-ordinator‚ subject board of physics‚ ( with his/her curriculum
vitae‚ academic records‚ publications if any‚ and ask 3 referees to write about the aptitude and qualifications of the candidate to pursue graduate studies at TIFR
The referees should be teachers of the candidate in undergraduate and/or M.Sc levels in relevant subjects
If on the basis of material provided‚ the application is found to be promising‚ a written test may be arranged at a foreign university where we have faculty contacts or at an Indian embassy abroad
At present‚ TIFR has only a Ph.D programme with full time study in Physics and no separate M.Sc programme in this subject
Exam Centres: Ahmedabad‚ Bangalore‚ Bhubaneswar‚ Chandigarh‚ Chennai‚ Cochin‚ Delhi‚ Guwahati‚ Haldwani‚ Hyderabad‚ Indore‚ Jaipur‚ Jammu‚ Kanpur‚ Kolkata‚ Madurai‚Mangalore‚ Mumbai‚ Nagpur‚ Patna‚ Pune‚ Srinagar‚ Varanasi‚ Visakhapatnam
Admission Procedure: 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‚ 2014
Exact dates would be announced later
Results of the entrance examination will be announced on 15th January‚ 2014 and students shortlisted for interview will be intimated by email
Important Dates:
  • Publication of notification: University News Journal; Current Sciences Journal; Employment News
  • Last date for application: 20th October‚ 2013
  • Online payment link will be active upto: 27th October‚ 2013
  • Demand draft sent by post/courier will be accepted upto: 31st October‚ 2013
  • Nationwide entrance examination: 08th December‚ 2013‚ Sunday
  • Physics‚ Chemistry‚ Computer and Systems Sciences: 09.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.
  • Mathematics‚ Biology: 02.30 p.m. to 04.30 p.m.
  • GATE Scored based applications to Systems Science (including Communications and Applied Probability):
  • Opens on: 01st February‚ 2014
  • Closes on: Two weeks after the GATE 2014 results are displayed on their website
  • Results of the nationwide entrance examination: 15th January‚ 2014

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