TIFR Biology Ph.D Admission Test TIFR-GS 2017

Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) is premier institution for advanced research in fundamental sciences. The Institute runs a graduate programs 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 Applied Probability) and Science Education. It is conducted at the Mumbai campus and various National Centres of TIFR.
Graduate School Admissions (GS-2017)
Imported Dates:

  • Nationwide Entrance Examination: December 11, 2016 (Sunday)
  • Last date for application:  October 10, 2016
  • Online payment link will be active upto October 17, 2016
  • DDs sent by post/courier will be accepted upto October 17, 2016
  • Hall Ticket download link will be active from : November 10, 2016
  • Results of the Nationwide Entrance Examination (shortlist for interviews) :January 31, 2017.

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.  PLEASE DO NOT MAKE MULTIPLE REGISTRATIONS FOR THE SAME SUBJECT.
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-2017 (Subject)" to :

For Biology:

Admissions Section
National Centre for Biological Sciences
UAS-GKVK Campus, Bellary Road,
Bangalore 560065.

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 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. 

Application Fee (Non-Refundable): 
  • Male Candidates : Rs 600/- for online applications and Rs 650/- for manual applications.   
  • Female Candidates : Rs 100/- for online and manual applications. 

Application fee can be paid online through internet banking or by Debit/Credit Card or by sending 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.  
For mailing address and contact information, please refer to theContact Info page.
DDs may be sent by speed post/courier with name, reference code and telephone number written behind it.
Online payment link will be active upto October 17, 2016.

DDs sent by post/courier will also be accepted upto October 17, 2016.

 Eligibility: Biology
  • For Ph.D.: Masters in Basic Science or Bachelors in Applied Science.  These include, M.Sc.(Ag.), B.Tech., B.E., B.V.Sc., B.Pharma. (4 years course), MBBS, BDS, M.Pharma. Candidates will be short-listed for interview based on written test marks, CV and Scientific Writeup. 
  • For I-Ph.D./M.Sc.: Bachelors in any Basic Science.
  • For Ph.D. Program in TCIS: M.Sc. in Physics, Chemistry or Biology. 
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