Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
(Deemed to be University)

Graduate School Admissions (GS-2022)

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 and/or second written test of shortlisted candidates depending on the subject/programme.

Shortlisted candidates will be called for interviews to be held during March-May 2022.  Exact dates would be announced later.

Results of the entrance examination will be announced by end-January, 2022 and students shortlisted for interview will be intimated by email.



The TIFR Nationwide Entrance Examination (GS2022) 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:

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

Ashoka University (www.ashoka.edu.in)

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

Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad (www.ccmb.res.in)

Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics, Hyderabad (www.cdfd.org.in)

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research
IISER-Bh, Berhambur (www.iiserbpr.ac.in)
IISER-K, Kolkata (www.iiserkol.ac.in)            
IISER-P, Pune (www.iiserpune.ac.in)            
IISER-TVM, Thiruvananthapuram (www.iisertvm.ac.in) IISER-T, Tirupati (www.iisertirupati.ac.in)

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

Institute for Stem Cell Science and Regenerative Medicine, Bengaluru (www.instem.res.in)

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

National Brain Research Centre, Manesar (www.nbrc.ac.in)

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

NIBMG: National Institute of Biomedical Genomics, Kalyani (www.nibmg.ac.in)

National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi (www.nii.res.in)

National Institute of Science Education and Research, Bhubaneswar (www.niser.ac.in)

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

Translational Health Science and Technology Institute, Faridabad (www.thsti.res.in)

TIFR: Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
DBS-TIFR: Department of Biological Sciences, Mumbai (www.tifr.res.in/~dbs)
NCBS-TIFR: National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bengaluru (www.ncbs.res.in)    
TIFR-H: TIFR Centre for Interdisciplinary Sciences, Hyderabad (www.tifrh.res.in)



GATE score based applications in Systems Science (including Communications  and Machine Learning):
Engineering students with exceptional performance in GATE examination of 2020-2022 in 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 January 31, 2022. 

Last date for applying would be, two weeks after the GATE 2022 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.


GATE/ JEST/ NET exam scores for Physics, Biology and Chemistry:
In addition to the admissions through the nationwide examination, some admissions in Physics, Biology and Chemistry based on GATE / NET / JEST scores in the relevant subjects, and Ecology and Evolution GATE scores (NCBS only), are also possible. Details of these admission procedures, including cut-offs and application dates, will be available on the websites of TIFR-Mumbai, NCRA-Pune, NCBS-Bengaluru, ICTS-Bengaluru and TIFR-Hyderabad, as appropriate and at appropriate times.