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Tata Institute of Fundamental Research

Location Navy Nagar Campus, South Mumbai
Established 1945
Status Deemed University

Tata Institute of Fundamental Research MumbaiThe Tata Institute of Fundamental Research or TIFR was established in 1945 at the initiative of Dr. Homi Jehangir Bhabha. Situated at the Navy Nagar Campus in South Mumbai, the Institute is proud to have produced many of the finest scientists of India who have been involved in seminal research in fields ranging from Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Physics and Science Education as well as some aspects of Public Health.

With over 400 scientists working in the institute in various disciplines TIFR has essentially three major schools:

The School of Mathematics
The School of Natural Sciences
The School of Technology and Computer Science

The Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education at Deonar, Bombay; The National Centre for Radio Astrophysics at Pune and The National Centre for Biological Sciences at Bangalore also form a part of TIFR activities.

With several field stations and research facilities in different parts of the country, TIFR offers a great opportunity among the budding scientists to prove their mettle.

In addition to the research laboratories, the facilities of TIFR include a large library in India with more than one hundred thousand books and journals in its collection. TIFR has a powerful central computing facility together with individually assigned personal computers and workstations for computation, control and monitoring of experiments and data analysis. The institute also has a network connected to the world grid through high speed communication networks. There is a liquid helium facility for very low temperature experimental studies.

How to Reach TIFR Mumbai

By Air
Mumbai is well connected by air from all the major countries of the world and also the all the major cities of India. Mumbai has Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport and Santa Cruz Domestic Airport connecting the city with rest of the world.

By Rail/Train
Mumbai's two main railway terminals - Mumbai Central and Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (or VT) connect it to the rest of the country. Mumbai has an efficient local train system connecting city together.

By Road
Mumbai is also connected to all the major cities of Maharashtra. You can board buses of BEST services for commuting within the city.