The Visiting Students Research Programme at TIFR Hyderabad is intended for the enrichment and broadening of education. It involves a project through which the students will get trained in research and help them to choose a career in research. We host a limited number of short-term students every year under two categories.


I. Summer Research Programme

This programme is offered during May-July of every year. Students can join this programme through any of the following procedures:-

(a) TIFR Hyderabad Summer Research Programme.

(b) KVPY /Science Academies
Several members of our faculty are associated with Science Academies. The students may apply through Summer Research Fellowship Programme (SFRP) hosted by various Science Academies and the selected students are allocated to faculty members of TIFR Hyderabad. Please note that this is through Science Academy only and is subject to the availability of the position with the respective faculty member.


  • For (a)

i. Students of any stream in their final year of a 3-year B.Sc. program and students in their pre-final or final year of their M.Sc., Integrated M.Sc., 4-year-B.Sc. or B.Tech./B.E. program. Ph.D. students are not eligible for the VSRP program.
ii. Students who participated in previous year/s are not eligible to apply.

  • For (b)

As per the KVPY / Science Academies rules

Application process

Stipend / Accommodation

  • For (a) : Selected students are paid a monthly stipend of Rs. 7000/- and travel reimbursement as per the TIFR rules. Free shared accommodation is provided by the institute.
  • For (b): as per the KVPY / Science Academies rules


II. Semester / Long-term Visiting Students Research Programme

  1. Some of our faculty members are associated with a few institutions which host undergraduate / integrated programmes where students can take research credits outside their institutes/universities. The students may apply to such faculty members directly through their institution.
  2. TIFR Hyderabad also hosts visiting students throughout the year. The candidates who wants to do their Masters / Professional degree final year projects are eligible to apply. The students may apply to the faculty member depending on their research interests. The visiting period depends upon the project.
  3. Accommodation will be provided subject to availability.

If you need any other information, please write to “Coordinator-VSRP, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, 36/P, Gopanpally Village, Serilingampally Mandal, Ranga Reddy District, Hyderabad 500046, INDIA”

Email : visiting_students at tifrh dot res dot in