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TATA INSTITUTE OF FUNDAMENTAL RESEARCH

(A DEEMED UNIVERSITY)
Homi Bhabha Road, Colaba, Mumbai 400005.
=Fax: (022) 2280 4555/4610/4611 =Phone: (022) 2278 2875/2629/2241 = E-mail: gsch@tifr.res.in
Website: = http://univ.tifr.res.in =http://www.tifr.res.in/admissions

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PH.D. PROGRAMME IN MATHEMATICS, PHYSICS, CHEMISTRY, B IOLOGY,
COMPUTER & SYSTEMS SCIENCES AND SCIENCE EDUCATION
INTEGRATED PH.D. PROGRAMME IN MATHEMATICS (BANGALORE) AND BIOLOGY;
M.SC. PROGRAMME IN BIOLOGY;
7, 2008 at the following centres : Ahmedabad (St. Xavier’s Coll),
T he 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.
Bangalore (UAS), Bhubaneshwar (Utkal U), Chandigarh (Panjab
U), Chennai (IIT), Cochin (CUSAT), Delhi (Miranda House), Guwahati
degree, as well as M.Sc. and Integrated Ph.D. in certain subjects. (IIT), Hyderabad (Hyderabad U), Indore (Devi Ahilya U), Kanpur
With its distinguished faculty, world class facilities and stimulating (IIT), Kolkata (Goenka College), Mumbai (TIFR), Patna (Patna Sci.
research environment, it is an ideal place for aspiring scientists to College), Pune (Spicer Memorial College), Varanasi (BHU).
initiate their career. lInterviews: For information on subsequent interviews, please check
the website.
The Graduate Programme at TIFR is classified into the following
Subjects - Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Computer & APPLICATION PROCEDURE : Applications may be submitted online
Systems Sciences and Science Education. It is conducted at the at http://univ.tifr.res.in
Mumbai campus and various National Centres of TIFR.
People who do not have web access may apply for a Hall Ticket on
SUBJECTS : lMathematics: School of Mathematics, Mumbai (Ph.D.
plain paper (1) stating name, current address, date of birth, e-mail
programme, http://www.math.tifr.res.in) and Centre for Applicable
address, Subject of choice, preferred test centre [with a second
Mathematics (CAM), Bangalore (Ph.D. and Integrated Ph.D. programme
in Applicable Mathematics, http://math.tifrbng.res.in). . lPhysics(http:/ preference also] and a detailed table of marks from 10th standard
/www.tifr.res.in/~sbp): Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, onwards. (2) Two passport size photographs : One pasted and one
Department of Condensed Matter Physics and Materials Science, stapled to the application. (3) A Stamped (Rs.20/-) and self-addressed
Department of High Energy Physics, Department of Nuclear and Atomic envelope (25cm x 17cm) superscribed “GS-2009 (Subject)”. (4)
Physics, Department of Theoretical Physics (all at Mumbai campus); Demand Draft.
National Centre for Radio Astrophysics (NCRA), Pune [http://
ncra.tifr.res.in]; Biophysics at the Department of Chemical Sciences, APPLICATION FEE : Non-Refundable fee of Rs 350/-. Payment
Mumbai and NCBS, Bangalore [http://www.ncbs.res.in/ibio] lChemistry: can be made online by Credit/Debit Cards OR by Demand Draft.
Department of Chemical Sciences, Mumbai (http://www.tifr.res.in/ lBiology: DD should be drawn on State Bank of India payable in
dcs); Biological Chemistry at NCBS, Bangalore [http://www.ncbs.res.in/ Bangalore to “National Centre for Biological Sciences”. lAll Other
ibio] lBiology: Department of Biological Sciences, Mumbai (http:/ Subjects: DD should be drawn on State Bank of India payable in
/www.tifr.res.in/dbs); National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), Mumbai to “Tata Institute of Fundamental Research”.
Bangalore [http://www.ncbs.res.in] lComputer & Systems Sciences:
School of Technology & Computer Science (STCS), Mumbai, http:// Hall tickets will be issued only after receipt of application fee.
www.tifr.res.in/tcs; lScience Education: Homi Bhabha Centre for Students sending DD by post may please write their name and telephone
Science Education (HBCSE), Mumbai. For details about admission to number behind the DD and send it to the address as given below.
the Ph.D. programme in Science Education please see http://
Applications and DD should be mailed to :l Biology : Admission
www.hbcse.tifr.res.in.
Section, National Centre for Biological Sciences, TIFR, GKVK, Bellary
GRADUATE SCHOOL - GS 2009 : The Academic year starts from Road, Bangalore 560065. Enquiries to phd@ncbs.res.in or call 080-
August 1, 2009. STIPEND : Ph.D. students receive a monthly 23666404. l All other subjects: University Cell, Tata Institute of
scholarship of Rs 12000/- enhanced to Rs 14000/- after registration. Fundamental Research, Homi Bhabha Road, Colaba, Mumbai 400005.
ELIGIBILITY : lMathematics: M.Sc./B.E./B.Tech./M.Tech./M.A./B.A./ A waiver of the application fee on grounds of financial distress may be
B.Sc. degree holders or final year students with a consistently good requested by a letter from the Principal or the Head of Department
academic record. lPhysics & Chemistry : M.Sc./B.E./B.Tech./M.Tech. justifying the request. These requests would be considered depending
degree holders. Fresh B.Sc. graduates with consistently good academic on availability of seats in each Centre.
record and knowledge of advanced topics may also apply. lBiology:
Ph.D. Programme - M.Sc. in any basic science discipline, M.Sc. (Ag), Candidates may appear for the written test in multiple subjects if the
B.Tech., B.E.,MBBS, B.V.Sc., BDS, B.Pharm. & M.Pharm. Integrated timings do not clash. Please send a separate application (including
Ph.D. Programme or M.Sc. - B.Sc. in any basic science discipline/ Demand Draft) for each subject.
B.Sc. (Agriculture/Horticulture/Fishery). l Computer & Systems
Sciences: B.E./B.Tech./M.E./M.Tech./M.Sc. (all relevant disciplines) Last date for receiving applications for Hall-tickets: OCTOBER 14,
degree holders or final year students with a consistently good academic 2008.
record. Fresh B.Sc. students with an outstanding academic record
and motiviation for research. WALK - IN CANDIDATES: Some candidates without hall tickets may be
admitted if seats are available. In this case the application fee is Rs 700/
Candidates not holding a Master’s degree and admitted to a Ph.D. - (No waivers). Please be present at the centres 2 hours early for
programme can receive an M.Sc. degree by fulfilling prescribed Biology and 1 hour early for other subjects and bring all original mark
requirements (see http://www.tifr.res.in/~gsoffice for details). sheets, Demand Draft for Rs 700/- and 2 photos and any photo identity
ADMISSIONS PROCEDURE : The admissions procedure (in all subjects card. Walk-ins will not be possible for Biology in Delhi Centre.
except Science Education) consists of a written test at one of several PH : As per rules 3% reservation for students with disablities shall be
nationwide centres. The written test will be held on Sunday, December provided.

DATE & TIME FOR NATIONWIDE WRITTEN TEST : S UNDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2008
Physics, Chemistry and Computer & Systems Sciences : 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.,
Biology : 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Mathematics : 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m;