Tata Institute of Fundamental Research Entrance Exam – TIFR GS 2021

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TIFR GS Entrance Exam 2021

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., Integrated M.Sc.-Ph.D. as well as M.Sc. degree 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 Machine Learning) and Science Education. It is conducted at the Mumbai campus and various National Centres of TIFR.

TIFR GS 2021 Eligibility

Candidates in the final year of qualifying degree can also apply.

Mathematics:
For Ph.D. : M.A./M.Sc./M.Math./M.Stat./M.E./M.Tech.
For I-Ph.D. :
 B.A./B.Sc./B.Math./B.Stat./B.E./B.Tech. (Students already having/completing a Master’s degree by July 2021 are not eligible for I-Ph.D.).

Physics:
 For Ph.D.: M.Sc./M.S. in Physicsor equivalent degree, on completion of programmes(s) of duration not less than 5 years in total.
For I-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.  Any other degree in Science / Engineering / Medicine, or equivalent, on completion of programme(s) of duration not less than 3 years in total.

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

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

For Ph.D.: Masters in Basic Science (M.Sc. Physics/ Chemistry/ Mathematics/ any branch of Biology) or any professional Master’s Degree (M.Pharma./M.Tech.), or a > 4 year degree program (e.g. MBBS, BDS). Students holding an M.Sc. degree in a non-Biology-allied discipline such as Chemistry / Physics / Mathematics / Computer Science, and who wish to obtain an M.Sc. in Biology, will be offered the option of enrolling in the I-Ph.D. programme at the time of joining.

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

Computer & Systems Sciences (including Communications and Machine Learning):

For Ph.D. : B.Tech./B.E./B.Sc.(4-year degree)/M.Tech./M.E./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.Tech./ B.E./B.Sc. (4-year degree)/M.Tech./M.E./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 Exam Schedule

Examination Date : Sunday, 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

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Application Form Submission 16 Dec 2020 to 16 Jan 2021.