Saturday, October 6, 2012

Ph. D at TIFR

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. degree, as well as M.Sc. and Integrated Ph.D. 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.
The Graduate Programme at TIFR is classified into the following Subjects - Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Computer & Systems Sciences (including Communications and Math. Finance) and Science Education. It is conducted at the Mumbai campus and various National Centres of TIFR. 

Application Procedure

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.
Manual Applications: Students from remote areas who do not have access to internet may apply manually.   They may send a request for application form (without DD) along with a self-addressed stamped (Rs 20/-) envelope (size 25cm x 17cm) superscribed "GS-2013 (Subject)" to :
For Biology: Admissions Section, NCBS, Bangalore  .
For other subjects, except Science Education: Universvity Cell , TIFR, Mumbai.
The filled-in application form should be sent along with DD and two passport size photographs (one pasted on the application and one stapled to it).
Students may appear for the written test in multiple subjects if the timings do not clash.  Please send a separate application (including Demand Draft) for each subject. In case of online applicants, students will have to re-register with a different email id.
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.  Alternately, students can make online payment through internet banking or by Debit/Credit Card. 
For mailing address and contact information, please refer to the Contact Info link.

Application Fee & Payment

Application Fee (Non-Refundable):
Rs 500/- for online applications and Rs 550/- for manual applications.  Female candidates are exempted from payment of application fee. 
Rs 800/- for students taking the test as walk-in candidates (Please see the walk-ins section for details).  
Application fee can be paid online thru internet banking or by Debit/Credit Card or by Demand Draft. 

Online Payment:
After the online payment transaction is successful, please login 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 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 acknowledgement email within 7 days, neither your payment status is updated in your account, you may write to the email ids as given in "Contact Info" section.
Demand Draft:
Biology: DD should be drawn on State Bank of India in favour of "National Centre for Biological Science" payable at Bangalore. 
Other Subjects: DD should be drawn on State Bank of India in favour of "Tata Institute of Fundamental Research" payable at Mumbai.
For mailing address and contact information, please refer to the Contact Info link.
DDs may be sent by speed post/courier with your name, reference code and telephone number written behind it.
Online payment link will be active upto November 2, 2012.

DDs sent by post/courier will be accepted upto November 2, 2012
Please note:
Instructions for downloading/printing  of Hall tickets will be intimated by email, only after receipt of application fee/approval of fee waiver. 

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 letter head duly signed and stamped.  
Students applying online may click the fee waiver option in the payment section of the application form and send the letter from the Principal / HOD along with a print of the application. For mailing address refer Contact Us link.
Students applying manually may send the letter from the Principal/HOD along with the filled-in application form and photographs.
Please note that applications with fee waiver request will be issued hall tickets subject to the approval of the competent authority and  availability of seats at the centre of their choice.

Important Dates

Publication of Notification:
     
University News Journal    : September 24, 2012
      Current Science Journal    : October 10, 2012 
      Employment News             :  October 13, 212

Nationwide Entrance Examination:
     
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Last date for application:  October 26, 2012

      Online payment link will be active upto November 2, 2012

     
DDs sent by post/courier will be accepted upto November 2, 2012
GATE Scored based applications to Systems Science:
       
Opens on : February 1, 2012
        Closes on  : March 25, 2013
Results of the Nationwide Entrance Examination:     January 15, 2013