TIFR VSRP 2020 – The VSRP (Visiting Students’ Research Programme) is conducted by TIFR (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research) in Mumbai. TIFR VSRP program offers exposure to research across all the streams of fundamental sciences like Physics, Biology, Chemistry etc. TIFR VSRP also known as the TIFR Summer Internship. Candidates who are currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s or Master’s program can apply for the TIFR summer internship 2020. The selection of the candidates shall be made based on merit, academic performance, submitted a write-up and referee reports. Candidates must check the eligibility criteria for participation in the Research program. Candidates can check complete details of TIFR VSRP 2020 from the article below.
Latest: Application Form for TIFR VSRP 2020 is now available, candidate can check the same from below.
TIFR VSRP 2020
The VSRP program is primarily aimed at providing a research experience to pre-doctoral (undergraduate, masters) students. The table below consists of important dates that the candidates should know about VSRP 2020.
|TIFR VSRP 2020||Dates|
|Last date to submit TIFR VSRP 2020 |
|31 Jan 2020|
|Declaration of Result||To be notified!|
TIFR VSRP 2020 Application Form
Students are allowed to enroll by visiting the organization’s official website. Candidates are encouraged to register in the online mode. We have, however, provided the steps by which the candidate can register online. The application process is caterozied into two phases i.e. Basic Registration and Advance Registration.
TIFR VSRP 2020: Steps To Register Online
Students registering themselves through the online mode. There are two phases of online registration that are basic and advanced registration. Candidates need to follow the following steps listed below:
TIFR VSRP 2020: Basic Registration
Step 1. Candidate should first visit the official page for TIFR VSRP.
Step 2. Click on How to apply option.
Step 3. A new screen will appear. Click on the Apply online option at the bottom of the page.
Step 4. A new screen will open. Enter your basic registration details such as your “Prefered Subject” which indicates TIFR subject area you are applying for (Physics / Chemistry / Biology / Mathematics / Computer & Systems Sciences) and other personal details in the required fields and submit it.
Step 5. After completing basic registration, an email will be sent to you with a link for advanced registration.
TIFR VSRP 2020 Selection Criteria
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIRF) does not conduct any entrance or interview for selecting candidates for the VSRP Summer Internship 2020. The Selection is done on merit of academic performance and write-up submitted. Selected students may be paid around a monthly stipend of Rs and to and fro travel money cover from the place of their residence. Also, free shared accommodation on- or off-campus is tentatively provided.
TIFR VSRP 2020 Eligibility Criteria
Candidates who fulfill eligibility criteria of TIFR VSRP 2020 can apply for the program. Candidates can pursue their research courses in the subjects of Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, Computer & Systems Sciences. The details about the eligibility criteria for pursuing the research program in any of the desired fields are listed below:
- The candidate should have done two years of undergraduate course work in an academic institution.
- The candidate should not have participated in VSRP before.
- VSRP program is for students currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s or Master’s program and not for Ph.D. students or faculty members.
TIFR VSRP 2020 Result
The result of TIFR VSRP will be released on the official website. Or direct link will be provided to check the TIFR VSRP applicants can check the result from the official website or direct link will be provided. The selection of the candidates shall be made on academic records and achievements. This program allows talented students to research in various areas like Biology, Chemistry, Physics etc
TIFR VSRP 2020 Post Selection Procedure
The students selected for TIFR VSRP 2020 will be informed by an official mail which would be sent to the candidate on their email id listed by them while filling the application form. Candidates would also receive formal invitation letters from the University Cell Office of TIFR.
Stipend: The Selected students may be paid around a monthly stipend of Rs 7000/- and to and fro travel money cover from the place of their residence. Also, free shared accommodation on- or off- campus is tentatively provided.
Schools of Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIRF)
The school of the TIFR VSRP program is dedicated to the core subjects. The School has made important contributions to the core areas of particular topics of the subjects. The TIRF has majorly 3 schools with 7 departments in the School of Natural Sciences
- School of Mathematics
- School of Technology & Computer Science
School of Natural Sciences
- Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics
- Department of Condensed Matter Physics & Materials Science
- Department of High Energy Physics
- Department of Nuclear & Atomic Physics
- Department of Theoretical Physics
- Department of Chemical Sciences
- Department of Biological Sciences
The TIRF centre offers a consultation at individual and institutional levels. The centre has plays an active role in training students in areas of applicable area of study. The Selected candidates are enrolled into the following TIFR Centres mentioned below:
- National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), Bangalore
- Centre for Applied Mathematics (CAM), Bangalore
- National Centre for Radio Astrophysics
- Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education
- International Centre for Theoretical Sciences
- TIFR Centre for Interdisciplinary Sciences, Hyderabad
About TIFR VSRP
TIFR (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research) offers summer programs that introduce talented students to study projects in the fields of biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, and theoretical and experimental physics. The programs take place at the Tata Institute’s Mumbai campus as well as at Pune’s National Center for Radio Astrophysics. TIFR Scientists are world leaders in several fields and their published contributions to scientific knowledge are internationally recognized. Over the years, the Institute has developed many new areas of research as well as training programs.
The Tata Institute of Fundamental Research was conceived and established in June 1945 with the active support of the Sir Dorabji Tata Trust and the Bombay Presidency Government by the renowned Indian scientist Dr. Homi Bhabha. At TIFR, research is carried out in frontline areas of all the fundamental sciences: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics and Physics, as well as in the field of Science Education. TIFR Scientists are world leaders in several fields and their published contributions to scientific knowledge are internationally recognized.
TIFR VSRP 2020 Admission Frequently Asked Questions
Ans : The common eligibility criteria for students to apply for the VSRP program are: a) Two years of undergraduate study in an academic institution. b) Must not have been selected for the VSRP program before.
Ans : The VSRP program is primarily aimed at providing research experience to pre-doctoral (undergraduate, masters) students. Thus, Ph.D. students are not eligible for the VSRP program.
Ans : We have no fixed number of students that we take from any one institution. However, as we take typically ~40 students from all over India, very often, only one or two students are taken from a single institution, though this depends primarily on the merit of the student.
Ans : The students do not decide the project topic as a rule. Depending on your interest and competency, the department will assign you a project guide (if you are selected), and you will together decide on the details of the project. If you would really like to work in a very particular area please mention your interests on the VSRP application form.
Ans : At present, the VSRP program admits only those students pursuing their studies at institutions within India. We, however, would encourage you to visit TIFR and interact with members in your area of interest when you visit India.
Ans : While no specialized knowledge is necessary, we would expect you to have a very thorough understanding of what is typically taught at the Pre-Final year level.
Ans : No, but given the intensity of the project it will be very difficult for you to work on it if you do not stay somewhere close enough. Participants are paid a monthly stipend of Rs 7000/-, Sleeper class return railway fare and are provided with shared hostel accommodation.
Ans : Candidates can focus on the following things: Keep your grades / Marks high, Engage in project work under professors from your own college or, do some project on your own, Make an impressive CV, Ensure that the recommendation letters are very good.
Official website: tifr.res.in
For more details of TIFR VSRP 2020, download Department brochures from below:
- DAA – Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics
- DBS – Department of Biological Sciences
- DCS – Department of Chemical Sciences
- DCMPMS – Department of Condensed Matter Physics and Materials Science
- DHEP – Department of High Energy Physics
- DNAP – Department of Nuclear and Atomic Physics
- DTP – Department of Theoretical Physics
- TIFR – Hyderabad
- School of Mathematics
- School of Technology & Computer Science
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