TIFR GS 2021

TIFR GS 2021 – Tata Institute of Fundamental Research conducted entrance exam for Graduate School Admissions 2021 into PhD and Integrated M.Sc. – PhD Degree Programmes into TIFR (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research) and others.

Check more details about TIFR GS Admissions 2021 below here.

TIFR GS 2021 Subjects – Programmes


Ph.D. and Integrated M.Sc.-Ph.D. Programmes

At TIFR, Mumbai Campus

  • Department of Condensed Matter Physics & Materials Science
  • Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics
  • Department of High Energy Physics
  • Department of Nuclear & Atomic Physics
  • Department of Theoretical Physics


  • National Centre for Radio Astrophysics (NCRA), Pune  
  • TIFR Centre for Interdisciplinary Sciences, Hyderabad (TIFR-H) : Theoretical and experimental activities in physical, biological, chemical and engineering sciences within and across disciplines.
  • International Centre for Theoretical Sciences

India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO) – Candidates those who are applying for Physics also have the option to be considered for the Graduate Training Programme (GTP) of the INO. This option can be availed at the time application.  


Ph.D. and Integrated M.Sc.-Ph.D. Programmes

  • School of Mathematics, TIFR Mumbai
  • Centre for Applicable Mathematics (CAM), Bengaluru  
  • International Centre for Theoretical Sciences (ICTS), (Only Ph.D. program).


Ph.D. and Integrated M.Sc.-Ph.D. Programs

  • Department of Chemical Sciences, TIFR, Mumbai  
  • TIFR Centre for Interdisciplinary Sciences, Hyderabad (TIFR-H)  


Ph.D., Integrated M.Sc.-Ph.D. and M.Sc. Programmes

  • Department of Biological Sciences, TIFR, Mumbai
  • National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), Bengaluru  – Ph.D.,  Integrated M.Sc.-Ph.D. programmes only.
  • TIFR Centre for Interdisciplinary Sciences (TIFR-H), Hyderabad – Ph.D. and Integrated M.Sc.-Ph.D. programs only. 

Computer & Systems Sciences (including Communications Machine Learning)

Ph.D. and Integrated M.Sc.-Ph.D. Programs

  • School of Technology & Computer Science (STCS), TIFR, Mumbai  

Science Education Ph.D. Programme

  • Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE), Mumbai. 

Typical Course Duration

  • Ph.D. Programme: 5 Years
  • Integrated M.Sc.-Ph.D. Programme: 6 Years
  • M.Sc.Programme:  See details in respective programme.


  • 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 31,000/- enhanced to Rs 35,000/- after registration.
  • I-Ph.D.  Students receive a monthly fellowship of Rs 21,000/- for the first year. At the end of the first year, upon satisfactory performance, the fellowship is enhanced to Rs 31,000/- per month (further raised to Rs 35,000/- after registration for Ph.D.). 
  • M.Sc. (Biology) Students receive a monthly fellowship of Rs 16,000/- (+HRA as applicable).

TIFR GS 2021 Results

Lists may be removed by TIFR.

Selected Candidates

Shortlisted Candidates

Shortlisted Candidates and Interview Schedule for TIFR, Mumbai

SubjectMode of
DBS, Biology, I-PhD/M.Sc.OnlineMay 31 – June 3
DBS, Biology, PhDOnlineJun 7 – Jun 10
ChemistryOnlineMay 10 – 14
MathematicsOnlineMay 03 – 07
Computer & Sys.
OnlineJune 14 – 18
PhysicsOnlineJune 7 – 10

For Others Centres

Course and CentreShortlisted Candidates
Biology (DBS-TIFR, NCBS, TIFR-H, ICTS)First Shortlist
Mathematics, CAM, BangaloreShortlisted Candidates
Mathematics, ICTS, BangaloreShortlisted Candidates
Physics, ICTS, Bangalore
Physics, TIFR-Hyderabad
Chemistry, TIFR-HyderabadList
Biology, TIFR-HyderabadList
Biology, NCBS, Bangalore

TIFR GS 2021 Eligibility Criteria

The detailed TIFR GS Eligibility Criteria is given below.

Students appearing in their final year of qualifying degree can also apply.


For Ph.D.: M.S/M.Sc. in Physics, or equivalent degree (duration of not less than 5 years in total on completion of programmes).

For I-Ph.D.: B.Sc./B.S./B.E./B.Tech./ M.E./M.Tech./ B.Chem. in Physics, Engineering Physics, or equivalent degree (duration of not less than 3 years in total on completion of programmes).

Any other degree in Engineering / Science / Medicine, or equivalent degree (duration of not less than 3 years in total on completion of programmes).


For Ph.D. : M.Sc./ M.Stat./ M.A./ M.Math./ M.E./M.Tech.
For I-Ph.D. :
 B.Sc./ B.Stat./ B.A./ B.Math./ B.E./B.Tech. (Candidates already having/completing an MSc degree by July 2021 are not eligible for I-Ph.D.).


For Ph.D.: M.Sc./ B.Tech./B.E./ M.Pharm. or equivalent degree. Candidates with B.Tech/B.E., enrolled in PhD programme can optionally get an M.Sc. degree by fulfilling additional requirements.

For I-Ph.D.: B.Sc./ B.S./B.Pharm./ degree or equivalent degree.


Candidates will be shortlisted for interview based on written test, CV, marks, Scientific write-up and letters of recommendation.

For Ph.D.
: Masters in Basic Science (M.Sc. Chemistry/ Physics/ Mathematics/ any branch of Biology) or any professional Master’s Degree (M.Tech./M.Pharma.), or a > 4 year degree program (e.g. BDS, MBBS)

Students holding an M.Sc. degree in a non-Biology-allied discipline such as Chemistry / Mathematics / Physics / Computer Science, and wish to obtain an M.Sc. in Biology, will be offered the option of enrolling in I-Ph.D. at the time of joining.

For I-Ph.D./M.Sc.: Bachelors in Basic Science (Chemistry/Physics/ Mathematics/any branch of Biology) OR any Four year Bachelor’s degree programme including B.E., B.Tech., B.V.Sc., B.Pharma. (4 year course).

Computer & Systems Sciences (including Communications and Machine Learning)

For Ph.D. : B.E./B.Tech./ B.Sc.(4-year degree)/ M.E./M.Tech./ M.C.A./M.Sc. or equivalent degree in Computer Science / Electronics & Communications Engineering / Electrical Engineering or related branches.

Exceptionally well qualified students with B.E./B.Tech./ B.Sc. (4-year degree)/ M.E./M.Tech./ M.Sc. degrees in other disciplines may also be considered.
Exceptionally well qualified students with a three year degree in related subjects may be considered for I-Ph.D.

For I-Ph.D. : B.Sc. (3-year degree) or any other 3-year degree in Computer Scinece / Electronics & Communications Engineering / Electrical Engineering or related branches. 

Exceptionally well-qualified students with a 3-year undergraduate degree (B.Sc.) in related subjects may be considered for the I-Ph.D. programme. 

Candidates in the I-Ph.D. programme will need to fulfil the requirements for both an M.Sc. and Ph.D.; upon successful completion, they will receive both degrees.

TIFR GS 2021 Important Dates

Online application startsJanuary 4, 2021
Last date for application (extended)February 1, 2021
Admit CardTo be announced
Entrance examSunday, March 7, 2021
Results of the Nationwide Entrance Examination (shortlist for interviews)To be announced

GATE Scored based applications to Systems Science (including Communications and Machine Learning)

Opens fromJanuary 31, 2021
Closes onTo be announced

TIFR GS 2021 Test Timings

Date of Exam – March 7, 2021

Morning Session: 09:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Computer & Systems Sciences

Afternoon Session:

  • Biology: 02:30 p.m. to 04:30 p.m.
  • Mathematics: 02:30 p.m. to 05:30 p.m.

TIFR GS 2021 Application Form

The detailed about TIFR GS Application Form from below.

  • The application form will be filled online.
  • No offline mode form will be accepted.
  • Multiple forms of a single candidate will lead to rejection
  • Read instructions before filling application.

TIFR GS 2021 Application Fee

MaleRs. 1200/-
FemaleRs. 600/-
OthersRs. 600/-
Mode of PaymentOnline