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Get to know more about 'Tata Institute of Fundamental Research!- 26-Oct-2023

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The Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) is a renowned Indian research institution operating under the aegis of the Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India. Situated in Navy Nagar, Colaba, Mumbai, it operates as a public deemed university and is a bastion of academic excellence.

Significance: Established in 1945 with the generous backing of the Sir Dorabji Tata Trust, the institute was founded on the visionary ideals of Dr. Homi Bhabha. TIFR is dedicated to the pursuit of fundamental research across a wide spectrum of disciplines, including physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics, computer science, and science education. The primary campus is in Mumbai, with additional centers in Pune, Bengaluru, and Hyderabad.

Branch Centers: TIFR has branch centers that focus on specific areas:

Center for Applied Mathematics in Bangalore

Homi Bhabha Center for Science Education in Mumbai

International Center for Theoretical Sciences in Bangalore

National Center for Radio Astrophysics in Pune

National Center for Biological Sciences in Bangalore

TIFR Center for Interdisciplinary Sciences in Hyderabad

Academic Programs: TIFR offers a range of academic programs:

Ph.D. programs in Biology, Chemistry, Computer and Systems Sciences, Mathematics, Physics, Physics of Life, and Science Education.

Integrated M.Sc.-Ph.D. programs in Biology, Chemistry, Computer and Systems Sciences, Mathematics, and Physics.

Scholarships: Each branch center offers postgraduate and research courses with scholarship opportunities. For example, the Center for Applied Mathematics in Bengaluru offers a combined MSc-Ph.D. program with stipends ranging from Rs. 21,000 per month in the first year to Rs. 35,000 per month in subsequent years. In addition, there is an annual incentive of INR 25,000 in the first year, increasing to INR 40,000 from the second to the sixth year, and a monthly stipend of INR 17,500 in the seventh year.

Admission Requirements: To be eligible, applicants must hold a Bachelor's or Master's degree in a relevant discipline. Selection is based on scores obtained in a special entrance test administered by TIFR.

Application Deadlines: The last date to apply is November 2 

Entrance test is scheduled for December 10.

For further information and application details, please visit TIFR's official website.

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