Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
"Deemed to be University"

Graduate School Admissions

TIFR Campuses & Centers


TIFR has campuses in Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore, and Hyderabad, with one or more centers in each campus.


Ph.D., Integrated M.Sc.-Ph.D. Programme, M.Phil.
# and M.Sc.##


Ph.D., Integrated M.Sc.-Ph.D. Programme, M.Phil.
# and M.Sc.##

    TIFR, Mumbai - http://www.tifr.res.in/~sbp

  • Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics

  • Department of Condensed Matter Physics & Materials Science

  • Department of High Energy Physics

  • Department of Nuclear & Atomic Physics

  • Department of Theoretical Physics

  • National Centre for Radio Astrophysics (NCRA), Pune - http://www.ncra.tifr.res.in

  • TIFR Centre for Interdisciplinary Sciences, Hyderabad (TIFR-H) - (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 Neutrino Observatory (INO). This option can be indicated at the time of registration of application.  
For more details on INO please see: http://www.ino.tifr.res.in


Physics of Life
Interdisciplinary PhD programme
ICTS & NCBS - Bengaluru (https://pol.icts.res.in)


Ph.D., Integrated M.Sc.-Ph.D. Programme, M.Phil.
# and M.Sc.##


Ph.D., Integrated M.Sc.-Ph.D. Programme, M.Phil.
# and M.Sc.##

  • Department of Biological Sciences, TIFR, Mumbai - http://www.tifr.res.in/~dbs - Ph.D.,  Integrated M.Sc.-Ph.D. and Integrated M.Sc.-Ph.D. (with M.Sc. exit) programmes.

  • National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), Bengaluru  (http://www.ncbs.res.in) - Ph.D.,  Integrated M.Sc.-Ph.D. and M.Sc. (Wildlife Biology & Conservation) programmes.

  • TIFR Centre for Interdisciplinary Sciences (TIFR-H), Hyderabad (http://www.tifrh.res.in) - Ph.D. and Integrated M.Sc.-Ph.D. programs only.


Computer & Systems Sciences
(including Communications Machine Learning)
Ph.D., Integrated M.Sc.-Ph.D. Programme, M.Phil.
# and M.Sc.##


Science Education
Ph.D. and M.Phil. Programme

  • Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE), Mumbai.  For admission procedure, click here.

Typical Course Duration:

  • Ph.D. Programme: 5 Years

  • Integrated M.Sc.-Ph.D. Programme: 6 Years

  • M.Sc.Programme:  See details in respective programme.


# There is no separate M.Phil. Programme. M.Phil. is  an exit degree for  students in the Ph.D. programme who have completed the specified M.Phil. requirements.


## There is a separate M.Sc. programme in Wildlife Biology under the Subject Board of Biology . For the other disciplines, M.Sc. is an exit degree for Integrated Ph.D. students who have completed the specified M.Sc. requirements.