Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) Admission and Scholarship-2013

Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR)  Scholarships-2013

Research Opportunities for exceptionally talented and strongly motivated students

The next TIFR Entrance Examination will be held on December 9, 2012.

Scholarship & Fees

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 16,000/- (enhanced to Rs 18,000/- after registration) and an annual contingency grant of Rs 20,000/-, 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 16,000/- (enhanced to Rs 18,000/- 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 12,000/- and the annual fee is Rs 2000/-. 

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

Accommodation is provided to Ph.D., Integrated Ph.D. and M.Sc. (Wildlife Biology & Conservation) 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.  Read the instructions carefully before you start filling up the online application form.
Students from remote areas who do not have access to internet may apply manually.   They may send a request for application form (without DD) along with a self-addressed stamped (Rs 20/-) envelope (size 25cm x 17cm) superscribed "GS-2013 (Subject)" to :
For Biology and M.Sc. Wildlife Biology & Conservation: 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.  

Apply Online

Before you start filling up the online application make sure the following are ready with you :
1. A scanned image file (preferably a jpg file below 50kb in size) of your Passport size photograph.  Applications with personal photos or edited photos uploaded will be rejected.
2. Demand Draft details (DD number, bank, etc.) or Credit / Debit Card details for online payment of application fee.
3. Academic details.
Important Instructions: Your login username for our website would be the reference code that will be generated by the system on successful registration. Please save the email sent by the system after successful registration of your application.
If certain fields show error while registering, please try to modify the data and avoid using special characters such as .  ,  `  '  (  )  /  - etc.
If you intend to apply for multiple subjects, you will have to provide different email id for each application.
Check all the details before clicking the registration button:   Ensure that you have typed your email ID correctly in the first part of the application.  A auto email is sent after completion of the first part of the application wherein a link is provided to proceed further to fill the full application form.
You may take a print of your application after successful registration or save the same as a pdf file.  Applicants wishing to pay by DD may send the DD  by writing their reference code, name and telephone number behind it. 
Applicants paying the application fee online will be directed to the payment gateway.  Follow the instructions and complete the payment transaction.  If the transaction is not completed due to technical reasons, you may login to your account and check the application/payment status.  After successful completion of the transaction, please login to your account and check the payment status.  If the payment is not complete, you may attempt paying online again.  A maximum of five attempts are allowed for online payment. 
Normally, online payments are received within 2 working days and a auto email is sent by the system acknowledging the payment.  If your transaction has been successful and your account has been debited and you do not receive the acknowledgement email within 7 days, neither your payment status is updated in your account, you may write to the email ids as given in "contact us" section.
If you are unsuccessful with the online payment you can send us a Demand Draft by first filling up the DD details in the application form and then send the DD by post/courier.  Please write your reference code, name and telephone number behind the DD.  Print of application is not required to be sent along with the DD.
Hall tickets will be issued or will be allowed to be generated from the student login account only after the last date of receipt of applications, subject to receipt of payment. 
Applying for Mathematics / Physics / Chemistry / Computer & Systems Sciences.  Click here
Applying for Biology.  Click here

Contact Info:
For Mathematics/Physics/Chemisty/
Computer & Systems Sciences:

University Cell
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
Homi Bhabha Road, Colaba,
Mumbai 400005.
Tel: 022-22782629/22782241/22782875
Fax: 022-22804555
Email: gsch@tifr.res.in
For Biology and Wildlife Biology & Conservation:
Admissions Section
National Centre for Biological Sciences
UAS-GKVK Campus, Bellary Road,
Bangalore 560065.
Tel: 080-23666404
Fax: 080-23636662
Email: phd@ncbs.res.in
For Science Education:
Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
V.N. Purav Marg, Mankhurd
Mumbai 400 088.
Te: 022-25580036/25567711/25554712/25555242
Fax: 022-25566803

Working hours:
Monday - Friday 09:00 a.m. - 05:30 p.m.
Closed Saturdays and Sundays

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