TIFR PhD Science Education 2018

PhD Program in Science Education 2018

Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE), Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) notifies Admission for PhD Program in Science Education for the academic year 2018


HBCSE carries out research and development in education in science, technology and mathematics from primary school up to undergraduate level


PhD Admission 2018
We are looking for young people with

  • Interest in science education
  • Flair for teaching and writing
  • Curiosity about how students learn
  • Critical and analytical skills
  • Commitment to improving education

Science & Mathematics teachers and educators are also encouraged to apply. They would have to spend a minimum of two years at HBCSE and can do their research work while stationed at their parent institutions


Pre-PhD Programs in these areas serve to orient students who may enter with varied backgrounds


Also See : Admission Notification


PhD in Area of Research

  • Development of Scientific & Mathematical thinking in Children
  • Design and Technology in the School curriculum
  • Visual and Spatial modes in Learning
  • Socio-cultural and gender factors in learning
  • Structure and dynamics of knowledge
  • Environment Education
  • Innovative curricula, laboratories and teaching methods


Important Dates

Application Submission Deadline:                              30th March 2018
Date of Written Test:                                                  13th May 2018, 10.00 am to 01.00 pm
Date of Interview:                                                      03rd week June 2018


Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates must have passed M.Sc. (in any subject), M. Tech or a master’s degree (M.A./ M.S.W.) in any of the social/ behavioural sciences/ psychology/linguistics/sociology/economics/ anthropology, M.Ed. with a Science or Social Sciences/Humanities undergraduate degree

Exam Fee

  • For Male Candidate: Rs.600/- to be paid online ormanual applications
  • For Female Candidate: Rs.100/- to be paid online or manual applications


  • Rs.25000/- per month till registration, Rs.28000/- per month post-registration
  • Additionally, 30% HRA in lieu of on-campus institute accommodation
  • Annual contingency grant of Rs.32000/-
  • Admissions are made initially for one year, renewable annually up to a maximum of five years



  • Science and Mathematics teachers and educators are also encouraged to apply
  • To apply online, to download the form and for more information about the admission please visit: http://www.hbcse.tifr.res.in/admissions/
  • Downloaded forms should be completed and sent latest by 30th March 2018 with two passport size photographs along with a demand draft for Rs.350/- (non-refundable) payable at Mumbai in favour of Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education to “The Dean, Science Education Faculty, Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, TIFR, V. N. Purav Marg, Mankhurd, Mumbai-400088”

Written Test Centres

  • A written test for eligible applicants will be held at nine Centres around the country: Chennai, Bengaluru, Pune, Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Bhopal and Guwahati (provisional)
  • Those who qualify will be called for an interview
  • You may find the details and format of written test from www.hbcse.tifr.res.in


Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education

Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (A Deemed University), V. N. Purav Marg, Mankhurd, Mumbai-400088, Website www.hbcse.tifr.res.in, Phones: (022) 25580036/25072230; Fax: (022) 25566803; email: [email protected]


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