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TIFR VSRP 2020 Visiting Students’ Research Programme : Tata Institute of Fundamental

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Organisation : Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR)
Scholarship Name : Visiting Students’ Research Programme (VSRP-2020)
Applicable Country : All India
Last Date : 31.01.2020
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TIFR Visiting Students’ Research Programme

Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) conducts annual summer programmes in which talented students are introduced to research activities in the areas of Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, and Physics.

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The Visiting Students’ Research Programme (VSRP-2020) will be held at TIFR, Mumbai during the period from May 5 to July¬† 9, 2020 as mentioned below

1. School of Natural Sciences (NSF) and School of Technology & Computer Sciences (STCS) – May 5 to July 6, 2020

2. School of Mathematics :
** Batch 1 – May 5 to June 4, 2020, 16:00 hours
** Batch 2 – June 9 to July 9, 2020, 16:00 hours

TIFR VSRP Eligibility

Physics/Chemistry/Biology/Mathematics/Computer & Systems Sciences :
1) Two years of undergraduate course work in an academic institution.
2) Should not have particpated in VSRP before.

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

How to Apply for VSRP?

Students are encouraged to apply online. Just follow the below steps to apply for the VSRP 2020.

Steps :
Step 1 : Go to the official website of TIFR through the URL provided above.
Step 2 : First complete basic registration step by clicking the “Apply Online” button

Step 3 : During the basic registration, “Prefered Subject” indicates TIFR subject area you are applying for i.e., Physics / Chemistry / Biology / Mathematics / Computer & Systems Sciences.

Step 4 : After completing basic registration, you will receive an email with a link for advanced registration.
Step 5 : The link for filling up the Referee Report Form online will be sent by email to both Referees after complete registration.

Step 6 : Students from remote areas who do not have access to internet can send a request for application form along with a self-addressed stamped envelope of Rs 20/- to the following address

The Assistant Registrar (Academic)
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
Homi Bhabha Road, Colaba
Mumbai 400005.

Note : Referees can fill the online report form till one week after the last date.

Documents Required

Before proceeding to advanced registration, please keep the following ready
a) Scanned photo (.jpg file of size not exceeding 100kb ) of your passport size photograph.

b) Students can select upto 2 departments, and for each department, they can fill in two areas of interest from the options available in the menu. Please read the Information Brochure before you fill this section.

c) A write-up of up to 400 words, describing your interest in the most preferred field of study has to be provided in the appropriate box. The write up should not contain special characters. In particular, use of equations in write-ups is strongly discouraged.

d) Names, Affiliation, Designation, Contact address (both e-mail and physical address) and contact phone number of two referees who would be filling referee reports for you. They should be teachers or persons with whom you have interacted academically.

Selection Procedure

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 reimbursement from the place of their residence. Also, free shared accomodation on- or off- campus is provided.


Last date for application is January 31, 2020

Note :
Referees Can Fill The Online Report Form Till February 9, 2020.

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