TIFR NCRA Pune Admission 2023: Dates, Application Form

TIFR NCRA Pune Admission

TIFR NCRA Pune Admission 2023– National Centre for Radio Astrophysics – Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Pune offers Graduate School Admissions 2023 through TIFR GS and JEST.

Related – TIFR GS Admissions

About TIFR NCRA Pune

  • NCRA-TIFR is the premier Indian institute for research in Radio Astronomy, and offers exciting opportunities for cutting-edge research in Astronomy and Astrophysics, and Radio Astronomy Instrumentation and Algorithms.
  • Areas of research at NCRA-TIFR include solar physics, theoretical cosmology, quasars, active galactic nuclei and radio galaxies, nearby galaxies, the interstellar medium, pulsars and neutron stars,  the Milky Way, galaxy evolution, the epoch of reionization, and fundamental constant evolution, as well as techniques of synthesis imaging and image processing.
  • NCRA-TIFR has built and operates the Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope,  which is the biggest and most powerful radio telescope in the world at low radio frequencies.

NCRA-TIFR Research Program

  • NCRA-TIFR conducts a regular doctoral research programme for students interested in pursuing a career in research in astronomy or radio instrumentation; the Ph.D. degree is conferred by the TIFR Deemed University.
  • Students are selected for the doctoral programme via two main avenues
    • the Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST)
    • the TIFR GS Test (conducted by TIFR-Mumbai).
  • Both selection methods are based on a written test and two interviews.
  • The written tests are typically conducted every year in early December (TIFR test) and mid-February (JEST), with the interviews in March of the following year (TIFR) and late June (JEST). Besides these, NCRA also pre-selects Research Scholars from our Visiting Student’s Research Programme, conducted every summer in Pune.
  • Before registering for a Ph.D., NCRA-TIFR students are required to satisfactorily complete the  Graduate School.  This consists of a set of Physics and Astronomy courses in the first year (in the first two years for students in the Integrated Ph.D. programme), followed by six months of research project.


  • Research Scholars should have completed their M.Sc., B.E/B.Tech. or B.Sc. degrees before joining NCRA-TIFR.
  • Students from the Physics, Electronics, Astronomy or Applied Mathematics branches of the M.Sc. degree are eligible for NCRA-TIFR’s Ph.D. programme., while students with a B.Sc., B.E. or B.Tech. degree are eligible for NCRA-TIFR’s Integrated Ph.D. programme.


  • NCRA-TIFR Research Scholars in the Ph.D. programme are paid a monthly stipend of Rs. 31,000/- for the first two years. In the case of Research Scholars in the Integrated Ph.D. programme, the monthly stipend is Rs. 21,000 in the first year, followed by Rs. 31,000 in the next two years.
  • For both Ph.D. and Integrated Ph.D. students, the monthly stipend is raised to Rs. 35,000/- once the students complete the Graduate School requirements and register for a Ph.D. degree.
  • Research Scholars also have an annual contingency grant of Rs. 40,000/- per year (Rs. 25,000 for Integrated Ph.D. students in the first year), tenable up to 5 years, as well as a travel grant for international travel to participate in conferences or research collaborations.
  • Research scholarships are renewed annually, based on a review of  the student’s performance.
  • Research Scholars in the Ph.D. programme are expected to complete their doctoral studies within five years of joining the institute, while students in the Integrated Ph.D. programme are expected to complete their doctoral studies within six years.

TIFR GS 2023 Results

Shortlisted Candidates

Shortlisted Candidates & Interview Schedule for TIFR Mumbai and NCRA

Physics (TIFR/NCRA)
2nd stage written test followed by interview.
In-PersonApril 10-14, 2023

I-PhD interview shortlist after 2nd stage written test

PhD interview shortlist after 2nd stage written test

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TIFR NCRA Pune Admission 2022

Admission through JEST-2022 Written Test

Application invited for Admission to PhD / Integrated MSc.-PhD programmes in Physics for NCRA, Pune through JEST-2022 Written Test.


  • For Ph.D.
    • M.Sc./M.S. in Physics, or equivalent, on completion of programmes(s) of duration not less than 5 years in total.
  • For Integrated M.Sc.-Ph.D.
    • M.E./M.Tech./B.Sc./B.S./B.E./ B.Tech./B.Chem. in Physics, Engineering Physics, or equivalent degree, on completion of programme(s) of duration not less than 3 years in total.

Students who have ranked within 60 in JEST2022 (in either Ph.D. or Integrated Ph.D. list) are eligible to apply.

Students who have appeared for the TIFR written test for GS2022 and/or attended interview are ALSO eligible to apply.

Note: Final interview shortlist will be decided from amongst the eligible applications received.

LAST date for application: May 25, 2022

TIFR NCRA Pune Admission through TIFR GS 2022 Results

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