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TIFR Visiting Students Research Programme 2018


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TIFR Visiting Students Research Program VSRP-2018

VSRP-2018 May 7 – July 4, 2018

Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) invites applications for admissions to Visiting Students’ Research Program (VSRP-2018)

Research Areas: Physic, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, Computer & Systems Sciences

Eligibility Criteria

Physics/Chemistry/Biology/Mathematics/Computer & Systems Sciences:

1) Two years of undergraduate course work in an academic institution

2) Should not have participated in VSRP before

Based on the above criteria, students in the final year of a three year undergrad program (e.g B.Sc.) or pre-final year of a four year degree program (e.g .BTech) or in a post-graduate/Masters program are eligible to apply

Students finishing two years of undergraduate study before the commencement date of the program are also eligible to apply

Students who have applied to the VSRP program before but NOT selected can also apply

Please note that the VSRP program is for students currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s or Master’s program and not for PhD students or faculty members

Selection Process

Selection is purely based on the academic performance of the student, submitted write-up and referee reports.  There is no selection test/interview


Selected students are paid a monthly stipend @ Rs 7000/- per month and to and fro travel re-imbursement from the place of their residence.  Also, free shared accommodation on- or off- campus is provided


Students are encouraged to apply online

Before filling the online application form please keep the following ready:
i) Scanned photo (jpg file of size not exceeding 100 kb) of your passport size photograph
ii) Students are required to fill in two areas of study in order of preference.  Please read the Information Brochure before you fill this section
iii) A write-up of 400 words describing your interest in the most preferred field of study is required to be uploaded (in .doc or .pdf format and file size not exceeding 1MB)
iv) Names and email ids of two Referees who would be filling up the Referee Report Forms.  They should be teachers or persons with whom you have interacted academically

The link for downloading the Referee Report Forms will be sent by email to the applicant after complete registration

Students from remote areas who do not have access to internet can send a request for application form along with a self-addressed stamped envelopeof Rs 20/-  superscripted (VSRP-2018) to:

The Assistant Registrar (Academic), Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, HomiBhabh Road, Colaba, Mumbai-400005

Important Dates

Last date for application:

For Maths: 28th February 2018

For all other subjects: 31st January 2018

The Visiting Students’ Research Program (VSRP-2018) will be held at TIFR, Mumbai during the period 07th May to 04th July 2018

VSRP for Mathematics will be held from 04th June 2018 to 04th July 2018

For details, please also see School of Mathematics website


Tata Institute of Fundamental Research

Homi Bhabha Road, Colaba Mumbai-400005, Tel 022- 22782875, Email: vsrp@tifr.res.in, Website: www.tifr.res.in

For any query,  candidates are requested to check the official website  .

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