Tata Institute of Fundamental Research,
Centre for Interdisciplinary Sciences (TCIS), Hyderabad


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The most exciting areas of scientific research today are interdisciplinary in character. The problems they are concerned with have diverse origins: laboratories, hospitals, industry, and the natural world around us. What unifies them is intellectual challenge, and the emergence of new frontiers in basic science.

At the TIFR Centre for Interdisciplinary Sciences (TCIS) we will explore these new vistas, creating a culture that transcends the divisions of pure and applied, engineering and science, experiment and theory, education and research. This pioneering centre will be the leading edge of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research's ambitious new presence in Hyderabad, TIFR-H.

The permanent campus of TCIS and TIFR-H is now under construction amidst the rocks and greenery right next to the Hyderabad Central University, and the first research building will be ready by the end of 2013. Our transit location, on similar terrain near the scenic Osman Sagar lake in Gandipet, is a comfortable 40,000 sq ft building with cafeteria, library, class rooms, administrative office and conference facilities and, of course, pleasant, well-appointed offices for our first wave of faculty and their students. We have space for many laboratories, and a supercomputer facility is coming on line shortly.

latest Events
  • This week's seminars

    Aug 18: Fabien Cougnon  11:30 am

    Aug 18: Nandhini Ponnuswamy  2:00 pm

    Aug 20: Y. Sajeev  4:00 pm

    Aug 22: Daan Frenkel  2:00 pm

  • Upcoming Lecture Series

    Prof. K. R. Sreenivasan  will deliver a special set of lectures on "The Basics of Hydrodynamic Turbulence" from August 11 - 15, 2014. For details, click here.


  • Centre News

    Dr. Pramodh Vallurupalli, who studies protein dynamics using NMR, has joined the faculty at TCIS. Another recent addition to our faculty is Dr Kanchan Garai, an expert in protein aggregation. Welcome Pramodh and Kanchan!

  • In the news

    A new article by P. K. Madhu and collaborators on the structure of proteins involved in Alzheimer's disease has been designated a very important paper (VIP) by Angewandte Chemie.

  • Job Openings

    Look under Careers for open positions.

Welcome To Tifr

The Tata Institute of Fundamental Research is a National Centre of the Government of India, under the umbrella of the Department of Atomic Energy as well as a deemed University awarding degrees for master's and doctoral programs. At TIFR, we carry out basic research in physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics, computer science and science education.