The TIFR Centre for Interdisciplinary Sciences (TCIS), a new initiative of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research in Hyderabad, has begun research activities since August 2012. We are now nearly twenty faculty members and their research groups. Over the next five years we plan to grow to about forty research groups.

TCIS has an exceptional department-less structure, while research at TCIS spans all three branches of the natural sciences, in effect creating a unique environment where one can broaden one’s scientific horizons and bring a wide range of tools to the scientific questions they are interested in. Thus we are constantly on the lookout for colleagues who appreciate the value of interdisciplinarity while being well-grounded in their basic training, whether it is in Physics, Chemistry, Biology or different branches of Engineering and Materials Science. Come, join our endeavour, widen your horizons, do something extraordinary.

Details of the ongoing experimental, theoretical and computational research at TCIS may be found on the web pages of individual faculty members. Please send an email with a CV and addresses of three referees to the individual faculty member you are interested in working with. They will write back to you soon if they have a position available.


The monthly fellowship for Post-doctoral/Visiting Fellows are as follows:

  • After submitting the thesis and waiting for provisional Ph.D degree: Rs.32,000/-
  • With Provisional Ph.D. degree: Rs.36,000/-
  • With Ph.D. degree and one year experience: Rs.38,000/- (deserving candidates)
  • With Ph.D. degree and two or more years experience: Rs.40,000/- (deserving candidates)

In addition, postdoctoral fellows will receive a contingency grant of Rs.32,000/- p.a. and institute-provided housing (or a house rental allowance of 30% of the stipend) as per TIFR regulations.