Research Opportunities for exceptionally talented and strongly motivated students
The Tata Institute of Fundamental Research is India’s premier institution for advanced research in fundamental sciences. The Institute runs a graduate programme leading to the award of Ph.D., Integrated M.Sc.-Ph.D. as well as M.Sc. degree in certain subjects. With its distinguished faculty, world-class facilities and stimulating research environment, it is an ideal place for aspiring scientists to initiate their career.
|Nationwide Entrance TIFR JGEEBILS 2019 Exam:||Sunday, December 9, 2018|
|Last date for application:||November 12, 2018|
|Online payment link will be active until||November 13, 2018|
|DDs sent by post/courier will be accepted till||November 13, 2018|
|Hall Ticket download link will be active from :||November 22, 2018|
|GATE Scored based applications to Systems Science (including Communications and Applied Probability):||Opens: February 5, 2019|
Closes: Two weeks after GATE2019 results declared.
|Results of the Nationwide Entrance Examination (shortlist for interviews) :||January 10, 2019|
Ph.D., Integrated M.Sc.-Ph.D. and M.Sc. Programs
Department of Biological Sciences, TIFR, Mumbai –http://www.tifr.res.in/~dbs
National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), Bengaluru (http://www.ncbs.res.in) – Ph.D. and Integrated M.Sc.-Ph.D. programs only. M.Sc. (Wildlife Biology & Conservation) are conducted every other year – No admissions for GS2019.
TIFR Centre for Interdisciplinary Sciences (TCIS), Hyderabad (http://www.tifrh.res.in) – Ph.D. and Integrated M.Sc.-Ph.D. programs only.
Candidates will be shortlisted for interview based on written test marks, CV and Scientific Write-up.
For Ph.D.: Masters in Basic Science (M.Sc. Physics/Chemistry/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/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).
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.
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 25,000/- (enhanced to Rs 28,000/- after registration).
I-Ph.D. Students receive a monthly fellowship of Rs 16,000/- for the first year. At the end of the first year, upon satisfactory performance, the fellowship is enhanced to Rs 25,000/- per month (further raised to Rs 28,000/- after registration for Ph.D.).
M.Sc. (Biology) Students receive a monthly fellowship of Rs 16000/-.
M.Sc. (Wildlife Biology & Conservation) Students receive a monthly fellowship of Rs 12000/-.
Students can apply online. Please follow appropriate link on this website for filling up the application form. 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 if the timings do not clash. Please submit a separate application (including online payment / Demand Draft) for each subject.
Students who wish to apply online and make payment by Demand Draft may send the Demand Draft with their name, reference code and telephone number written behind it to:
University Cell, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Homi Bhabha Road, Colaba, Mumbai 400005.
Please superscribe GS-2019‐(Subject) on the envelope.
Alternately, students can make online payment through internet banking or by Debit/Credit Card.
For Science Education:
Please see the HBCSE website for updated notification of their admission procedure in 2019.
Application Fee & Payment
Application Fee (Non-Refundable):
Male Candidates: Rs 900/-
Female Candidates: Rs 300/-
Application fee can be paid online through internet banking/Debit/Credit Card or by sending Demand Draft.
After the online payment transaction is successful, please log in to your account on our website by using your reference code as your user id and check the payment status of your application. Normally, online payments are received within 2 working days and an 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 7 days, neither your payment status is updated in your account, you may write to email@example.com
DD should be drawn on State Bank of India in favor of “Tata Institute of Fundamental Research” payable at Mumbai and mailed to University Cell Tata Institute of Fundamental Research Homi Bhabha Road, Colaba Mumbai 400005.
Please superscribe GS-2019 (Subject) on the envelope and write your name, reference code and mobile number behind the DD and send it by courier/speed post.
Online payment link will be active upto November 13, 2018.
DDs sent by post/courier will also be accepted upto November 13, 2018.
Instructions for downloading/ printing of Hall tickets will be intimated by email, only after receipt of application fee/approval of fee waiver.
Before you choose the 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.
Ensure that you have typed your email ID correctly in the basic registration form. An auto email is sent after completion of the basic registration wherein a link is provided to proceed further to fill the full application form.
Before you start filling up the complete application form make sure the following are ready with you :
1. A scanned image/electronic copy of your Passport size photograph (preferably a jpg file below 100kb in size). Applications with personal photos (selfies) or edited photos uploaded will be rejected.
2. Demand Draft details (DD number, Bank, etc.) or Credit / Debit Card details for online payment of application fee.
Important Instructions: Your login username for our website would be the reference code that will be generated by the system on successful registration. Please save the email sent by the system after successful registration of your application.
If certain fields show error while registering, please try to modify the data and avoid using special characters such as . , ` ‘ ( ) / – etc.
If you intend to apply for multiple subjects, you will have to provide different email id for each application.
Check all the details before clicking the submit button.
You may take a print of your application after successful registration or save the same as a pdf file. Applicants wishing to pay by DD may send the DD by writing their reference code, name and telephone number behind it. There is no need to send the print of the application form.
Applicants paying the application fee online will be directed to the payment gateway. Follow the instructions carefully and complete the payment transaction. If the transaction is not completed due to technical reasons, you may login to your account and check the application/payment status. After successful completion of the transaction, please login to your account and check the payment status. If the payment is not complete, you may attempt paying online again. Please note that a maximum of five attempts are allowed for online payment.
Normally, online payments are received within 2 working days and an 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 7 days, neither your payment status is updated in your account, you may write to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are unsuccessful with the online payment and have exhausted with all the five attempts for payment, you may send us a Demand Draft by first filling up the DD details in the application form and then sending the DD by post/courier. Please write your reference code, name and telephone number behind the DD. Print of application is not required to be sent along with the DD.
Hall tickets will be issued or will be allowed to be generated from the student login account from November 22, 2018 onwards. This would be subject to receipt of application fee.
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