The Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR)
is a research institution in India dedicated to basic research in mathematics and the sciences. It is a Deemed University
and works under the umbrella of the Department of Atomic Energy
of the Government of India
. It is located at Navy Nagar
. TIFR conducts research primarily in natural sciences, mathematics and theoretical computer science and is considered one of the outstanding research centres in India. TIFR has a graduate program leading to a PhD
in all the major fields of study.
In 1944, Dr. Homi J. Bhabha
, known for his role in the development of the Indian atomic energy program, wrote to Sir Dorabji Tata Trust
requesting financial assistance to set up a scientific research institute. With support from J. R. D. Tata
, then chairman of the Tata Group
, TIFR was founded on 1 June 1945, and Homi Bhabha was appointed its first director. The institute started function within the campus of the Indian Institute of Science
, and moved to Mumbai
(then Bombay) later that year. TIFR's new campus in Colaba
was designed by Chicago-based architect Helmuth Bartsch
and was inaugurated by Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru
on 15 January 1962.
Shortly after independence, in 1949, the Indian Council for Scientific......