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 the intellectual challenge 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 under construction amidst the rocks and greenery next to Hyderabad Central University, and the first research building and hostel will soon be ready. Our transit location, near the scenic Osman Sagar lake in Gandipet, is a 40,000 sq ft building with cafeteria, library, class rooms, conference facilities, offices and laboratories for our first wave of faculty and their students, and a supercomputer facility coming on line shortly.

latest Events
  • Upcoming Seminars


    February 11

    Chandni U  4:00 p.m.

    February 16

    Sagar Chakraborty 4:00 p.m.


  • Congratulations!


    Rama Govindarajan is now on the Editorial Board of Physical Review Fluids, a journal of the American Physical Society.



  • TCIS welcomes new faculty!


    Dr. Rajat Varma addresses fundamental questions in Immunology and Cell biology using

    multi-disciplinary approaches.





  • Centre News

    Recent work by researchers including Kaustubh Mote and P.K. Madhu of TCIS has been featured in EurekAlert! Their use of lipid-coated Ag nanoparticles that bind to membrane proteins allowed them to view a previously unseen conformation of amyloid beta plaques, molecules implicated in Alzheimer's disease.

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.