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Award of Ph.D. degree


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.


Candidates who 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 ceremony.


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.



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Last updated: September 22, 2016