Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
"Deemed to be University"

Graduate School Admissions


Candidates in the final year of their qualifying degree can also apply.


For Ph.D. : M.A./M.Sc./M.Math./M.Stat./M.E./M.Tech.
For I-Ph.D. :
B.A./B.Sc./B.Math./B.Stat./B.E./B.Tech. (Students already having/completing a Master's degree by July 2022 are not eligible for I-Ph.D.).


For Ph.D.: M.Sc./M.S. in Physics, or equivalent degree, on completion of programs(s) of duration not less than 5 years in total.
For I-Ph.D.
: M.E./M.Tech./B.Sc./B.S./B.E./B.Tech./ B.Chem. in Physics, Engineering Physics, or equivalent degree, on completion of program(s) of duration not less than 3 years in total.  Any other degree in Science / Engineering / Medicine, or equivalent, on completion of program(s) of duration not less than 3 years in total.


Physics of Life:

Interdisciplinary Ph.D. program: B.E./B.Tech/M.E./ M.Tech./ M.Sc./M.S. in Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics or Computer Science are eligible. Biotechnology degree holders should apply directly to the Biology admission stream.


For Ph.D.: M.Sc./B.E./B.Tech./M.Pharm. or equivalent degree.
For I-Ph.D.: B.Sc./B.Pharm./B.S. degree or equivalent degree.
Candidates with B.E./B.Tech. degrees, enrolled in the Ph.D. program can optionally get an M.Sc. degree by fulfilling additional requirements.

Candidates will be shortlisted for interview based on written test marks, CV, letters of recommendation and Scientific write-up.

For Ph.D.: Masters in Basic Science (M.Sc. Physics/ Chemistry/ Mathematics/ any branch of Biology) or any professional Master's Degree (M.Pharma./M.Tech.), or a > 4 year degree program (e.g. MBBS, BDS). Students holding an M.Sc. degree in a non-Biology-allied discipline such as Chemistry / Physics / Mathematics / Computer Science, and who wish to obtain an M.Sc. in Biology, will be offered the option of enrolling in the I-Ph.D. program at the time of joining.

For I-Ph.D./I-PhD (with MSc exit)
: Bachelors in any Basic Science (Physics/ Chemistry/Mathematics/any branch of Biology) OR any 4-year degree program that awards a "Bachelor's degree" including B.Tech., B.E., B.V.Sc., B.Pharma. (4 year course).

For M.Sc. (Wildlife Biology & Conservation): Indian nationals who have a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline (with a minimum of 50% in core subjects) and a strong interest in wildlife research and conservation.  Graduate nationals from Central, South and Southeast Asian countries, with similar qualifications are also eligible to apply.
Note:  This program is offered every alternate year and will not be available for GS2023.


Computer & Systems Sciences (including Communications and Machine Learning):

For Ph.D. :
B.Tech./B.E./B.Sc.(4-year degree)/M.Tech./M.E./M.C.A./M.Sc. or equivalent degree in Computer Science / Electronics & Communications Engineering / Electrical Engineering or related branches. Exceptionally well qualified students with a B.Tech./ B.E./B.Sc. (4-year degree)/M.Tech./M.E./M.Sc. degree in other disciplines may also be considered. Candidates not holding a master’s degree can obtain an M.Sc. degree by fulfilling the prescribed requirements during their Ph.D. program.

For I-Ph.D. : B.Sc. (3-year degree) or any other 3-year degree in Computer Science / Electronics & Communications Engineering / Electrical Engineering or related branches.  Exceptionally well-qualified students with a 3-year undergraduate degree (B.Sc.) in related subjects may be considered for the I-Ph.D. program.  Candidates in the I-Ph.D. program will need to fulfill the requirements for both an M.Sc. and Ph.D.; upon successful completion, they will receive both degrees.


Science Education:

For Ph.D. :
Master’s degree in any subject with not less than 5 years of study including the undergraduate degree.