Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
(Deemed to be University)

Graduate School Admissions (GS-2019)

Admission Procedure

The admissions procedure (in all subjects, except Science Education) consists of an online 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, 2019.  Exact dates would be announced later.

Results of the entrance examination will be announced on January 10, 2019 and students shortlisted for interview will be intimated by email.

 

Biology:
The TIFR Nationwide Entrance Examination (GS2019) for Biology is also called the Joint Graduate Entrance Examination for Biology and Interdisciplinary Life Sciences (JGEEBILS). See http://www.ncbs.res.in/JGEEBILS.

All participating institutions use the result from this examination as a part of their admission process.  Students need to apply separately to each JGEEBILS participating institution.

Participating Institutions:

Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR):
NCBS Bangalore (https://ncbs.res.in)
DBS Mumbai  (http://www.tifr.res.in/~dbs)
TCIS Hyderabad (https://www.tifrh.res.in)

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER):

Kolkata (http://www.iiserkol.ac.in);
Pune (http://www.iiserpune.ac.in) and
Thiruvananthapuram (http://www.iisertvm.ac.in)
Tirupati (http://www.iisertirupati.ac.in)

Advanced Centre for Treatment, Research and Education in Cancer (ACTREC), Mumbai (http://www.actrec.gov.in)

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 Institute of Immunology, New Delhi (http://www1.nii.res.in/)

National Institute of Science Education and Research, Bhubaneshwar (http://www.niser.ac.in)

Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, Bangalore (http://instem.res.in/)

National Centre for Cell Science, Pune (http://www.nccs.res.in)

Regional Centre for Biotechnology, Faridabad (http://www.rcb.res.in)

Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata (http://www.saha.ac.in)

Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai (http://www.imsc.res.in)

MAHE: Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal (Life Sciences)
(http://www.manipal.edu/mu.html)

Bose Institute, Kolkata
(www.jcbose.ac.in)

 

ADDITIONAL MODE OF ADMISSIONS (BEYOND GS2019) :

 

SYSTEMS SCIENCE :
GATE score based applications in Systems Science (including Communications  and Applied Probability):
Engineering students with exceptional performance in GATE examination of 2017-2019in Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering, Mathematics 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 5, 2019. 

Last date for applying will be two weeks after the GATE 2019 results are displayed on their website.


In case a student takes the Systems Science TIFR Entrance Test and also submits a GATE score based application, the better of the two performances will be considered.

 

BIOLOGY :
GATE score based applications in Ecology and Evolution :
Students with exceptional performance in GATE examination of 2017-2019 in Ecology and Evolution may apply for the Ph.D. program in Biology at the National Centre for Biological Sciences without appearing for the TIFR Entrance Test. The link for GATE score based applications will be made available on the NCBS website on February 5, 2019.
Last date for applying will be two weeks after the GATE 2019 results are displayed on their website.

 

GATE/JEST/NET exam scores for Physics, Biology and Chemistry:
In addition to the admissions through the nationwide examination in December, some admissions in Physics, Biology and Chemistry based on GATE / NET / JEST scores in the relevant subjects are also possible. Details of these admission procedures will be available on the websites of TIFR-Mumbai, NCRA-Pune, NCBS-Bengaluru, ICTS-Bengaluru and TCIS-Hyderabad, separately at appropriate times.