TIFR GS 2023 Application Form, Notification, Exam Dates, Eligibility, Exam Pattern

Tata Institute of Fundamental Research announces TIFR GS 2023 for PhD and Integrated MSc-PhD Admission

TIFR GS 2023 – Tata Institute of Fundamental Research invites applications for admissions to TIFR Deemed University, stationed at TCIS Hyderabad for Ph.D. and Integrated M.Sc.-PhD Degree Programs under the Subject Board of Physics for the academic Session of January 2023.

Also See UCEED 2023 Notification

TIFR GS 2023 Program Offered

  • Mathematics: PhD and Integrated M.Sc.-PhD Programs
  • Physics: PhD and Integrated M.Sc.-PhD Programs
  • Chemistry: PhD and Integrated M.Sc.-PhD Programs
  • Biology: PhD, Integrated M.Sc.-PhD and M.Sc. Programs
  • Computer & Systems Sciences: (including Communications Machine Learning) Ph.D. and Integrated M.Sc.-PhD Programs
  • Science Education: PhD Programme

Typical Course Duration

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

TIFR GS 2023 Important Dates

  • Last date for receiving application form: October 11, 2022
  • Nationwide Entrance Examination: Sunday, December 11, 2022
  • Downloading of Hall Tickets: To be notified
  • GATE Scored based applications to Systems Science (including Communications and Machine Learning): Opens: January, 2023
  • Closes: To be announced
  • Results of the Nationwide Entrance Examination (shortlist for interviews): By end-January 2023.

Also See X-GMT 2023 Notification

Eligibility Criteria for TIFR GS 2023

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


  • 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 January 2023 are not eligible for I-Ph.D.).


  • For Ph.D.: M.Sc./M.S. in Physics, or 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.


  • 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. degrees, enrolled in the Ph.D. programme can optionally get an M.Sc. degree by fulfilling additional requirements.


  • 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).
  • For M.Sc. (Wildlife Biology & Conservation): Indian nationals who have a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline (with a minimum of 50% in core subjects) and a strong interest in wildlife research and conservation. Graduate nationals from Central, South and Southeast Asian countries, with similar qualifications are also eligible to apply.

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 a B.Tech./ B.E./B.Sc. (4-year degree)/M.Tech./M.E./M.Sc. degree in other disciplines may also be considered. Candidates not holding a master’s degree can obtain an M.Sc. degree by fulfilling the prescribed requirements during their Ph.D. programme.
  • For I-Ph.D.: B.Sc. (3-year degree) or any other 3-year degree in Computer Science / 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 fulfill the requirements for both an M.Sc. and Ph.D.; upon successful completion, they will receive both degrees.

TIFR GS 2023 Application Form

  • Eligible candidates can apply online mode only through University website http://univ.tifr.res.in/
  • Please follow the appropriate link on this website for filling up the application form. Read the instructions carefully before you start filling up the online application form.
  • Students may take the online test in multiple subjects provided the timings do not clash. Please submit separate application/fees for each subject.
  • Application Fee can be paid only through online mode.

TIFR GS 2023 Application Fee

  • For Male Candidates: Rs. 1200/-
  • For Female Candidates: Rs. 600/-
  • For Others: Rs. 600/-
  • Mode of Payment: Online through Internet banking/Debit/Credit Card/UPI or other modes as available on our payment gateway.


  • For Ph.D. and I-Ph.D. programmes, the academic year starts from August 1, every year. The academic year for M.Sc. program begins from July 1, every year.
  • Ph.D. Students receive a monthly fellowship of Rs 31,000/- (+ hostel accommodation OR HRA as applicable) enhanced to Rs 35,000/- after registration.
  • I-Ph.D. Students receive a monthly fellowship of Rs 21,000/- (+ hostel accommodation OR HRA as applicable) 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).
  • M.Sc. (Wildlife Biology & Conservation) Students receive a monthly fellowship of Rs 12,000/- (fixed).

TIFR GS 2023 Admission Procedure

  • The admissions procedure (in all subjects, except Science Education) consists of an online test at one of the several nationwide centres, followed by interviews and/or a second written test of shortlisted candidates depending on the subject/programme.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be called for interviews to be held during March-May 2023. Exact dates would be announced later.
  • Results of the entrance examination will be announced by end-January, 2023 and students shortlisted for interview will be intimated by email.

Exam Timings

  • Examination Date: Sunday, December 11, 2022
  • Morning Session: 09:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Physics, Chemistry, Computer & Systems Sciences, Biology (Wildlife & Conservation)
  • 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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