TIFR, a deemed University under the
University Grants Commission, Government of India, is empowered to grant
the Ph.D. degree to candidates who have successfully completed all the
requirements, including coursework, residence, thesis and defence. This includes all candidates belonging to the
TIFR Centres as well as the main campus.
A Provisional Certificate is given to the candidate within one or two
days after the thesis defence (Ph.D. Viva-voce
examination) has been cleared successfully.
The award of Ph.D. for the candidate is ratified by the TIFR Academic
Council, chaired by Director, TIFR, in its next meeting. After this
ceremony, the candidates may collect their signed Ph.D. (and M.Sc.)
certificates from the University Cell.
are unable to collect their certificates from the University Cell in person
may receive their certificates by post, at the address provided by them on
the submission form.
The Ph.D. (and M.Sc.) degrees are formally announced by the Dean of
Graduate Studies on the next TIFR Founderís Day (October 31) in a solemn
An alumnus holding a degree from TIFR is
expected to live up to the high reputation of the awarding institute, both
in academics and in other matters.†