TIFR Mumbai - Tata Institute of Fundamental Research

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About TIFR Mumbai

Established in 2002, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research Mumbai is also known as TIFR Mumbai. TIFR Mumbai functions as an autonomous institution of the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), Governm...

TIFR Mumbai Highlights

Ranked in Universities
Type of Institute
Deemed to be University
Genders Accepted
  • Estd. Year: 2002
  • Campus Size: 15 Acres
  • Total Faculty: 125
  • Total Students Enrollment: 323
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TIFR Mumbai Admissions

Candidates are offered admissions at two levels at TIFR Mumbai: postgraduate and doctoral. TIFR Mumbai admissions are offered in the following branches: biology, chemistry, mathematics, astronomy, physics and computer science. TIFR Mumbai courses offered for admission are M.Sc. and Ph.D. Chemistry Integrated, M.Sc. and Ph.D. Astronomy and Astrophysics Integrated, M.Sc. and Ph.D. Nuclear and Atomic Physics Integrated, M.Sc. Biological Sciences , Ph.D. Theoretical Physics to name a few. TIFR Mumbai admission comprises two steps: a written test and an interview. Tata Institute of Fundamental Research Mumbai written test is conducted in five disciplines: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics and Computer Science. It is to be noted that the science education entrance examination is conducted separately.

TIFR Mumbai Placements

Median Package 3 Lakhs
Disclaimer: Placements showed above are cumulative of all the UG and PG courses in a stream as on the year .

TIFR Mumbai Facilities

The institute provides all the required facilities to students with an aim to provide an environment conducive to research and learning. TIFR Mumbai facilities are computing facilities, an information resource centre containing books, journals, reference books, a boys hostel, a girls hostel, a guest house, an auditorium with an accommodation capacity of more than 1000 people, seminar halls capable of hosting more than 100 participants at a time etc. Furthermore, the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research Mumbai facilities list includes transport services, medical facilities, gym and sports facilities.

  • Boys Hostel
  • Girls Hostel
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Sports
  • Cafeteria
  • Auditorium
  • Medical/Hospital
  • IT Infrastructure
  • Laboratories
  • Guest Room

TIFR Mumbai Ranking / Rating

Rank Score
(Rank 17th in Public/Govt.)
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TIFR Mumbai Scholarship

TIFR Mumbai students get fellowships according to rules governed by DAE. Currently, TIFR Mumbai students get Rs. 25,000 and Rs. 28,000 per month for the students before and after the Ph.D. registra...

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Questions related to TIFR Mumbai

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what benefits we can get as scientists of DRDO,ISRO,BARC,TIFR?

Ashish Ramtari 22nd Mar, 2022

There are very benefits you will receive as a scientist and DRDO, ISRO and many other national level organization:

  • Transport allowance
  • Leave travel concession
  • Medical facilities
  • Promotion scheme according to merit
  • Chance of getting higher education from recognised institution
  • High pay salary in the starting
  • Government residence will be provided
  • Group insurance
  • Canteen services subsidized

Read about DRDO recruitment:



I am scoring 30.5 in TIFR . Will I get called in interveiw????

Subhrajit Mukherjee 6th Jan, 2022

See in general, if one have 50% marks in the TIFR GS examination, then its quite confirmed that the student will get a call for the interview. Now every year, the difficulty of the paper change for different subjects and as a result, the cutoff changes. So nothing for sure can't be provided, although you have moderate chances to get the interview call.

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I hope this answer helps. All the very best for your future endeavors!


Can I Pursue BSC in research physics in TIFR?

Manas Daspriya 17th Sep, 2021

Dear aspirant,

Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR Mumbai) offers research and integrated programs at PG and doctoral levels. There are M.Sc, M.Sc+Ph.D and PhD courses offered in various streams of Science. Admissions are entrance based for all courses.

So you can't study/research in TIFR until you complete undergraduate course.

By the way you can do SUMMER INTERNSHIPS with the Institute which were released time to time while studying B.Sc. which will definitely help you in your career.

You can visit the link below for the best institutions for B.Sc. course,


Hope it helps you...

Best of luck..


What is tifr? What is the eligibility criteria for tifr? Can we do Ms astrophysics alone by cracking this exam?

anirudha vats 12th May, 2021


Tata Institute conducts it's own exam under the name TIFR which is responsible for admission into various courses offered by the college. The minimum eligibility criteria to take admission into astrophysics is that you need to have completed your graduation from science related stream.

You need to apply for the TIFR exams once the forms will be out. After clearing the cut off you will be called for the interview and if you will clear the interview you will be allotted admission in the respective college.

Hope that helps.

Thank you.


phd from life sciences from tifr what Will be the placement opportunities after that does companies visit....tifr campus....or salary status if get placed...

Abhishek Roy 9th May, 2021

You must compare prestigious Institutes like TIFR or IISc Bangalore, with likes of cheap Engineering Colleges around India, arranging for placements after Graduation. Students of TIFR are more into research and nearly 80% of the Batch moves to Higher Research Institutions abroad for a Post Doc after PhD, followed by a successful career in research. Even of the remaining 20%, many take up Research/Academic Positions in India with IITs, CSIR, DRDO as well as IISc Bangalore and many Top Drug/Chemical/Pharma Research Divisions. TIFR is a prestigious Institute, and you shouldnt really dream of getting cheap 8-12 LPA Placements after PhD, instead you should dream of getting indulged in research, make use of the opportunities and research and training facilities available at TIFR.

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TIFR Mumbai Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Question: Is TIFR Mumbai deemed to be a university?


Yes, TIFR Mumbai is deemed to be a university.

Question: Which type of courses are offered at TIFR Mumbai?


TIFR Mumbai offers M.Sc. and Ph.D. Integrated, M.Sc. and Ph.D. programmes for admissions.

Question: Is TIFR Mumbai a government institution?


Yes, TIFR Mumbai is a government institution.

Question: What is the total faculty strength at TIFR Mumbai?


The total faculty strength at TIFR Mumbai is 94.

Question: Is TIFR Mumbai NAAC accredited?


Yes, TIFR Mumbai is accredited by NAAC with a grade of ‘A+’.

Question: Is TIFR Mumbai recognised by UGC?


Yes, TIFR Mumbai is UGC  recognised.

Question: How to get admission at TIFR Mumbai?


Candidates have to appear for an entrance examination for admission at TIFR Mumbai.

Question: What is the application fee of TIFR Mumbai?


The application fee of TIFR Mumbai is Rs. 1200, female candidates- Rs. 600.

Question: How to apply for admission at TIFR Mumbai?


Visit the official website of TIFR Mumbai, fill the application form, upload the documents and pay the application fee.

Question: When did TIFR Mumbai get the status of Deemed to be a university?


In 2002, TIFR Mumbai became deemed to be a university.

Question: What is the full form of TIFR Mumbai?


The full form of TIFR Mumbai is Tata Institute of Fundamental Research Mumbai.

Question: Can I know the NIRF ranking 2021 of TIFR Mumbai?


The institute secured 10th position in the research category in NIRF rankings 2021.

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TIFR Mumbai Location & Map

Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Homi Bhabha Road, Navy Nagar, Colaba Mumbai 400005, India
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