Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) has released its official notification for admissions in M.Sc / Int.PhD / PhD courses for the academic year 2021.
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).
For I-Ph.D./M.Sc.: Bachelors in any Basic Science (Physics/ Chemistry/Mathematics/any branch of Biology) OR any 4-year degree programme that awards a “Bachelor’s degree” including B.Tech., B.E., B.V.Sc., B.Pharma. (4-year course).
Final year students can also apply.
The admissions procedure (in all subjects, except Science Education) consists of an online test at one of the several nationwide centres, followed by interviews/ written test II of shortlisted candidates.
Shortlisted candidates will be called for interviews to be held during April-May 2021. The exact dates would be announced later.
For Ph.D. and I-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 fellowship of Rs 31,000/- enhanced to Rs 35,000/- after registration.
I-Ph.D. Students receive a monthly fellowship of Rs 21,000/- for the first year. At the end of the first year, upon satisfactory performance, the fellowship is enhanced to Rs 31,000/- per month (further raised to Rs 35,000/- after registration for Ph.D.).
M.Sc. (Biology) Students receive a monthly fellowship of Rs 16,000/- (+HRA as applicable).
Accommodation is provided to Ph.D. and I-Ph.D. students only, at a nominal cost.
Students can apply online for TIFR GS2021 Exam Notification. Read the instructions carefully before you start filling up the online application form. DO NOT MAKE MULTIPLE REGISTRATIONS FOR THE SAME SUBJECT.
Students may take the online test in multiple subjects provided the timings do not clash. Please submit separate application/fees for each subject.
Application Fee can be paid only through online mode.
Application Fee & Payment
Application Fee (Non-Refundable):
Male Candidates: Rs 1200/-
Female Candidates: Rs 600/-
Others: Rs 600/-The application fee can only be paid online through Internet banking/Debit/Credit Card/UPI or other modes as available on our payment gateway.
After the online payment transaction is successful, please login to your account on our website by using your Application Sequence Number as your user id and check the payment status of your application.
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 acknowledgment email within 2 working days, neither your payment status is updated in your account, you may write to [email protected]
Application Fee Waiver
A waiver of the application fee on grounds of financial distress may be requested by a letter from the Principal or the Head of the Department justifying the request. The letter/recommendation from the Principal/HOD should be on the official letterhead duly signed and stamped.
Students applying online may click the fee waiver option in the payment section of the application form and upload the scanned copy of the recommendation letter to their registration profile.
Please note that fee waiver requests would be considered depending on the availability of seats in each Centre and cannot be guaranteed.
How to Apply
1.Before you choose Ph.D. or Integrated Ph.D. program in the basic registration form, please go through the eligibility criteria carefully. Click here to go to page.
2.Ensure that you have typed your email ID correctly in the basic registration form. An SMS will be sent on the mobile number and an email after the completion of the basic registration wherein login credentials are given to complete the form.
3.After login, please click “Go to Application” link on the right-top corner of the page and complete the full application.
Before you start filling up the complete application form make sure you have the following ready with you :
1. Scanned image/electronic copy of your Passport size photograph (preferably a jpg file below 80 kb in size). Applications with personal photos (selfies) or edited photos uploaded will be rejected.
2. Scanned copy of signature (preferably a jpg file below 80 kb in size).
3. If you are applying under the Fee Waiver category, the scanned copy of the recommendation letter from the Principal/HOD of your college.
4. If you are applying under the disability category, you will need to upload a scanned copy of the disability certificate.
5.If you intend to apply for multiple subjects, you will have to provide a different email id for each application.
6.Check all the details before clicking the submit button.
7.You may take a print of your application after successful registration or save the same as a PDF file.
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