The Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), a National Centre of the Government of India under the umbrella of the Department of Atomic Energy, operates at the cutting edge of global science. The Institute was founded in 1945 with support from the Sir Dorabji Tata Trust under the vision of Dr. Homi Bhabha.

To facilitate a greater role in world science and technology, this premier centre of scientific research has taken the first steps towards establishing a 200-acre campus in Hyderabad. At TIFR Hyderabad (TIFRH), more than 300 members work on research topics that are carefully chosen across the life sciences, chemistry, physics and materials sciences. We emphasize an interdisciplinary approach to science. This well-rounded, multi-pronged approach has distinct merits – around the world there is increasing cognizance of the fact that some of the most interesting research in solving human problems is done at the frontiers of disciplines using tools from various streams to comprehensively address a scientific question. The department-less structure at TIFRH allows scientists to truly understand, engage in and contribute to each other’s research in ways that cannot be possible in the best of other research institutes in the country. This truly presents a unique opportunity in the context of Indian science.

India is at the cusp of rapid development, which will in a large measure be facilitated by highly trained scientific personnel. There is a critical need for both quality and quantity in scientific training and TIFRH will cater to both. Not only is the timing unique, our location in Hyderabad is fortuitous too. The proximity to institutes like the University of Hyderabad and the National Institute of Animal Biotechnology (NIAB) should generate synergy and innovation both in research and in conducting academic programmes. Fruitful interactions are also currently underway with academic institutions in Hyderabad with overlapping interests like IICT, CCMB, CDFD, IIIT, IIT Hyderabad and BITS Pilani, Hyderabad. Collaborations with industry will be actively encouraged to translate science to real world applications. Over the coming years, we aim to make Hyderabad one of the powerhouses of knowledge in India, providing vital highly skilled personnel for academic institutions and industries all over the country driving overall economic growth, and as importantly, the growth of scientific attitudes to the challenges that face us.


Vision and Mission

  • Unification of traditional disciplines under common themes, while maintaining the rigour that characterizes individual disciplines
  • Convergence of fundamental and applied sciences, facilitating new technologies
  • Unification of research, science education and outreach in ways that reinforce and elevate each other


The rich history of TIFR begins with the farsighted vision of Dr. Homi Bhabha in 1945.


TIFRH’s non-traditional, department-less structure for interdisciplinary research is fostered by a dynamic and versatile faculty.


Browse through the state-of-the-art infrastructure that enables TIFRH to address intricate scientific questions.


TIFRH offers doctoral programmes across the life sciences, chemistry, physics, and the materials sciences.

Campus life

The campus life at TIFRH is quite a vibrant one – filled with seminars, colloquiums, outreach events, sports activities and more.



Igniting scientific curiosity and fostering deeper connections with the community through knowledge sharing and interactive programmes.

Get Involved

Community and collaboration lie at the heart of a country’s growth. TIFR Hyderabad facilitates a robust outreach program to engage publics with science and scientists. Interested schools and colleges may reach out to us for lab tours. Seminars, conferences, and conventions offer the scientific community opportunities to share and discuss each other’s work. A relaxed and fun campus life enforces a healthy balance between academics and co-curricular activities for students and faculty alike. Informed patrons can also support the institution through the TIFR Hyderabad Endowment, with tax-exempted donations, to help strengthen the foundations of science and technology in India.