The Tata Institute of Fundamental Research was conceived and founded by the distinguished Indian Scientist Dr. Homi Bhabha in June 1945 with the active support of the Sir Dorabji Tata Trust and the Government of Bombay Presidency. In 1962, the Institute shifted to its present picturesque campus at Colaba on the shores of the Arabian Sea. 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 Applied Probability) and Science Education. It is conducted at the Mumbai campus and various National Centres of TIFR.
Computer & System Sciences (including Communications and Applied Probability):
For Ph.D. :
B.Tech./B.E./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./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.
Stipend information: Ph.D. students receive a monthly fellowship of Rs 25,000/- (enhanced to Rs 28,000/- after registration). I-Ph.D. students (those joining with a three-year undergraduate degree) receive a monthly fellowship of Rs 16,000/- for the first year which is enhanced to 25,000/- at the end of the first year upon satisfactory performance (further raised to Rs 28,000/- after registration for Ph.D.).