TIFR GS 2020 Admissions: PhD and Integrated Msc PhD,tifr hyderabad


Tata Institute of Fundamental Research: TIFR Hyderabad has announced applications for TIFR GS 2020 (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research Graduate School) Admissions for PhD and Integrated M.Sc. – PhD Degree Programmes under the Subject Board of Physics. TIFR, Hyderabad (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research) is one of the famous Institution of India which offers education in the field of science & research.

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The Institute runs a graduate programme which leads to the award of Ph.D., Integrated M.Sc. – PhD as well as M.Sc. degree in certain subjects. With its adorable faculty, world-class facilities and a stimulating research environment, it is an ideal place for aspiring scientists to initiate their career. The Candidates who wish to apply for the program must fill the Application Form before the last date. Candidates can see more regarding more information regarding How to Apply, Important Dates and various other important information by reading the page below.

TIFR GS 2020 Important Dates

TIFR has announced TIFR GS 2020 Exam Dates:

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TIFR GS 2020 Important Dates
Events Dates 
Starting of the Application process 23 October 2019
Last date to apply 20 November 2019
Admit Card Notified soon
Entrance exam 08 December 2019
GATE Scored based applications to Systems Science (including Communications and Applied Probability)
Opens from 5th February 2020
Closes on Two weeks after GATE 2020 results declared
Results of the Nationwide Entrance Examination (shortlist for interviews) Last week of January 2020

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Qualification Criteria for TIFR GS 2020

The candidates who are eligible for the TIFR GS must have cleared the following criteria:

  • Applicants should have completed the 10th/ Matriculation along with ITI Course from a recognized board/Institution with passing marks.
  • Candidates should have completed or should be appearing in 2020 for the final examination of 10+2 from Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) or The Council for Indian School Certificate Examination (ICSE) or State Board or any other council, institution and passed with 60% aggregate marks in Physics, Mathematics and English.
  • There is no upper or lower age limit for the Examination.
  • The Eligibility Criteria for the different courses are:
    • PhD: Candidates must have completed M.Sc. (Physics) / B.Tech. & B.E. (Engineering Physics) / B.E. / B.Tech/ M.Tech. or equivalent science/engineering/medical degree with a minimum of four years of university training.

    • Integrated Msc-Ph.D:Candidates must have completed B.Sc/ B.E./ B.Tech/ B.Pharm or equivalent science/engineering/medical degree / M.Sc. (other than physics)/ M.Tech/ M. Pharm/ MBBS or equivalent science/ engineering/ medical Masters degree.

  • In addition to the above criteria, the candidate must have qualified in any of the following examinations:
    • The written test of TIFR (2016 or 2017) / GATE (Minimum valid score of 480 in 2016 or 2017)/ JEST 2016 or 2017 (Minimum rank of 50 or better) / CSIR UGC NET 2015 or 2016 (JRF eligible – Rank 50 or better) OR Candidates with M.Tech. / M.E. / M.S. (Engg.) can submit their earlier scores of GATE/equivalent

TIFR GS 2020 Examination Centres

While filling the Application Form, The Candidate will be asked to fill the Examination Centre. The candidate will be allowed to fill the choices from which He/She will get any centre according to the available seats. The Locations available for TIFR GS are:

TIFR GS 2020 Examination Centres
Examination Centre Location
St. Xavier’s College Ahmedabad
Punjab University Chandigarh
University of Agricultural Sciences Bhubaneshwar
Indian Institute of Technology Chennai
Kendriya Vidyalaya (JNU Old Campus) New Delhi
Cochin Univ. of Science & Technology Cochin
SGTB Khalsa College New Delhi
Kendriya Vidyalaya (Pragati Vihar) New Delhi
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati
Kendriya Vidyalaya (R.K. Puram) New Delhi
Indira Priyadarshini Govt. Girls P.G. College of Commerce Haldwani
Hyderabad University Hyderabad
India International School Jaipur
Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya Indore
Kendriya Vidyalaya (Salt Lake) Kolkata
Jammu University Jammu
Kendriya Vidyalaya (Fort William) Kolkata
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
South Calcutta Girls’ College Kolkata
Basanti Devi College Kolkata
The Madura College Madurai
University College, Hampanakatta Mangalore
Kendriya Vidyalaya No. 1, Colaba Mumbai
Dr D.Y. Patil Pushapalata Patil International School Patna
Shri Ramdeo Baba Kamla Nehru Eng. College Nagpur
Loyola High School and Junior College Pune
Banaras Hindu University Varanasi
GITAM Institute of Science Visakhapatnam

How to Apply for TIFR GS 2020?

The steps to apply for TIFR GS 2020 is:

  1. Before applying, candidates should ensure that they fulfil all the eligibility criteria.
  2. First of all, Candidates need to visit the official website at TIFR GS.
  3. Candidates must select Notifications link on the official website.
  4. Applicants firstly need to register by clicking on Admissions Link on Homepage of the Website.
  5. Candidates can fill the online application with all the necessary details required.
  6. Fill all the details like Name, Date of Birth and other details in the correct manner as per the rules.
  7. Upload thumb impression, signature and photograph and other applicable documents online with the desired Quality, Size.
  8. Pay the fees online as described below.
  9. After the payment is completed, Review the Application Form and submit it.

NOTE: Students from remote areas who do not have access to the internet may apply manually by sending a request for application form (without DD) along with a self-addressed stamped (Rs 20/-) envelope superscribed “GS-2020 (Subject)” to the address given below.

How to Pay Application Fees for TIFR GS 2020?

After the candidate has successfully filled the online application for TIFR GS, the Payment of Fee is only through Online Mode through Credit/Debit Card/Net Banking. After the payment is done, Candidates will receive confirmation through e-mail after which Student will need to print the Acknowledgment Slip from their E-mail id or Application Locker under Application Submitted area of the Website of TIFR.

The Application Fees for TIFR GS 2020 for the different category is:

S. No. Category Application Fees
01 All To be announced later

How to download Admit Card for TIFR GS 2020?

Admit Card is mandatory to appear for the TIFR GS. The Admit Card shall be available for download online on the official websites of TIFR. The Admit Card is a necessary document which will be needed at the time of Entrance Examination. Admit card can be downloaded from the official website and can be printed further. Make sure, the details on Admit Card is correct and also the Photograph on Admit Card is clear, if not then contact the authorities as soon as possible.

The Admit Card can be downloaded using the following steps:

  1. Visit the official website and then click on the link to download the admit card.
  2. Finally, Candidate shall be required to use the following information for downloading the admit card:
    • Registration Number/Roll No/Email Id.
    • Password/Date of Birth in dd-mm-yy format.

A stipend for Students pursuing PhD from TIFR

The stipend will be given to the candidates pursuing the degree from TIRF which is:

  • PhD: Students will receive a monthly scholarship of Rs. 25,000/-(increased to Rs. 28,000/- after registration) and an annual contingency grant of Rs. 32,000/-.
  • Integrated PhD: Students will receive a monthly scholarship of Rs. 16,000/-, Rs. 25,000/- from the second year (increased to Rs. 28,000/- after registration) and an annual contingency grant of Rs. 20,000/- (increased to Rs. 32,000/- from second year onwards).


The TIFR GS 2020 Counselling for admissions in TIFR GS will be conducted for the Aspirants who will be shortlisted in their respective channels. The seat allotment will be based on factors like the number of seats available, rank of the candidate, and the choice filled. Counselling will be conducted on the same days for each of the three modes of admission. Candidates who are placed higher in the merit rank of TIFR GS 2019 will have more preference during the counselling process of TIFR GS 2019.

Documents Required at the time of Counselling

The Candidates need to produce the following original documents along with the photocopy at the time of admission after the clearance of entrance examination:

  1. TC (Transfer Certificate).
  2. 10th/High School Certificate/equivalent Certificate.
  3. 12th(Intermediate (+2)) Certificate/equivalent Certificate.
  4. Migration Certificate.
  5. Mark Sheet of 10th/High School Certificate/equivalent.
  6. Mark sheets of 12th(Intermediate (+2)) Certificate/equivalent.
  7. Mark sheet of the Qualifying Examination.

Programmes available under TIFR GS 2020

Mathematics (PhD & Integrated M.Sc.-PhD Programs)

S.No. Center Name Location Website Link
1. School of Mathematics, TIFR Mumbai www.math.tifr.res.in
2. Centre for Applicable Mathematics (CAM) Bengaluru www.math.tifrbng.res.in
3. International Centre for Theoretical Sciences (ICTS) (Only PhD) Bengaluru www.icts.res.in

Physics (PhD & Integrated M.Sc.-PhD Programs)

S.No. Center Name Location Website Link
1. National Centre for Radio Astrophysics (NCRA) Pune www.ncra.tifr.res.in
2. TIFR Centre for Interdisciplinary Sciences (TCIS) Hyderabad www.tifrh.res.in
3. International Centre for Theoretical Sciences (ICTS) (Only PhD) Bengaluru www.icts.res.in
4. TIFR Mumbai www.tifr.res.in

NOTE: In addition to the admissions through this nation-wide examination which will be held on December 2020, some admissions in Physics based on GATE/NET/JEST scores are also possible for admissions.

Chemistry (PhD and Integrated M.Sc.-PhD Programs)

S.No. Center Name Location Website Link
1. Department of Chemical Sciences, TIFR Mumbai www.tifr.res.in
2. TIFR Centre for Interdisciplinary Sciences (TCIS) Hyderabad www.tifrh.res.in

Biology (Ph.D., Integrated M.Sc.-PhD & M.Sc. Programs)

S.No. Center Name Location Website Link
1. Department of Biological Sciences, TIFR Mumbai www.tifr.res.in
2. NCBS Bengaluru www.ncbs.res.in
3. TIFR Centre for Interdisciplinary Sciences (TCIS) Hyderabad www.tifrh.res.in

Computer & Systems Sciences (PhD program including Communications and Applied Probability)

S.No. Center Name Location Website Link
1. School of Technology & Computer Science (STCS), TIFR Mumbai www.tifr.res.in

Science Education (PhD Program)

S.No. Center Name Location Website Link
1. Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE) Mumbai www.hbcse.tifr.res.in

TIFR Contact Details and Official Links

Academic Co-ordinator,

Tata Institute of Fundamental Research

Centre for Interdisciplinary Sciences,

21, Brundavan Colony, Narsingi,

Hyderabad – 500075, INDIA.

Ph: +91 40 2419 5034

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