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Ph.D & Integrated Ph.D Admissions

(academic programmes starting August 2017)

Applications are invited for admissions to TIFR Deemed Univeristy, stationed at TCIS Hyderabad for PhD and Integrated M.Sc.-Ph.D. degree programmes under the Subject Board of Physics. We are looking for students in the following specific areas of research: Atomic/Molecular Physics, Laser Spectroscopy, Computational Physics, Material Science, NMR Spectroscopy, Biophysical Chemistry, Molecular Biophysics, Cell Biology, Theoretical Chemistry. The doctoral programme offers exciting research opportunities in a range of subject areas, and rigorous training aimed at fostering the broad academic growth of students and to meet the specialized needs of their research. The students will receive a degree through the subject boards of the graduate school of TIFR.

Current research activities at TIFR TCIS are in the areas of Soft Condensed Matter Physics, Fluid Dynamics, Materials, Chemical Sciences, Optics and Biological Sciences. These activities are planned to expand rapidly in the near future to include other areas including biology.

Only those candidates who are interested to work in the above mentioned areas may please apply.



Physics Subject Board:

In addition 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).

Candidates with M.Tech. / M.E. / M.S. (Engg.) can submit their earlier scores of GATE / equivalent.


Ph.D.: Students receive a monthly scholarship of Rs.25,000/-(enhanced to Rs.28,000/- after registration) and an annual contingency grant of Rs.32,000/-.

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


Accommodation is provided to Ph.D. and Integrated Ph.D. students at a nominal cost.


Selected candidates (based on their academic performance and in the qualifying tests mentioned above) will be called for a personal interview probably during May/June’17 which will be held at TCIS, Hyderabad.


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You are strongly encouraged to apply online. However, if you are not able to, please download the application form, print, fill and mail it to the following address:

Academic Co-ordinator,
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
Centre for Interdisciplinary Sciences,
21, Brundavan Colony, Narsingi,
Hyderabad – 500075, INDIA.
Ph: +91 40 2419 5034


Scan the filled form and email it to: gsadmissions@tifrh.res.in

If you would like a hardcopy of the application form or have any other queries, write to gsadmissions@tifrh.res.in mentioning “Application form request” or “Inquiry” in the Subject line.


Last date for receiving applications: 20th May 2017

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