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Ph.D. Programme in Science Education 2020




Submit Application Online (Starts on 15, January 2020)

Admission to PhD Programme in Science Education – 2020 

    We are looking for enthusiastic people with
  • Interest in science and mathematics education
  • Flair for teaching and writing
  • Curiosity about how students learn
  • Critical and analytical skills
  • Commitment to improving education

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

To apply online, to download the form and for more information about the admission please visit:

For more information about the PhD Programme please visit:


Note: This is a programme in education. It is not a pure or applied science research programme.

Areas of Research (More details at

  • Teaching and learning of science and mathematics from primary to undergraduate level
  • Innovative curricula and assessment methods, experimental problem-solving in science
  • Development of scientific and mathematical thinking in students at school and college level
  • Design and technology in the curriculum
  • Visual and spatial modes in learning
  • Socio-cultural and gender factors in learning
  • Science-Technology-Society-Environment Education
  • Science of learning and new computational media
  • Discipline-based education research in physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics, astronomy and environmental science education



M.Sc. (in any subject), M.E., 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 (Non-Refundable)

Male Candidate: ₹ 750 for online or  manual applications. 
Female Candidate: ₹ 250 for online or  manual applications. 


Important Dates

  • Application submission deadline: April 15, 2020

    Note : This is to inform you that the application submission deadline for the HBCSE PhD Programme in Science Education 2020 has been extended till April 15, 2020.
  • Written test:  

    (Due to COVID-19 situation in the country the examination date of HBCSE Ph.D. Programme in Science Education is likely to be postponed. The new date will be announced as soon as possible.)

  • Interview: To be announced.



  • ₹ 31000/- per month till registration, ₹ 35000/- per month post-registration
  • Additionally, 24% HRA in lieu of on-campus institute accommodation
  • Annual contingency grant of ₹ 40000/-

Admissions are made initially for six months, renewable every six months up to a maximum of five years.
Continuation is subject to completion of milestones as specified by the subject board.


Offline applicants should send the completed form along with one passport size photograph and a demand draft (non-refundable) of the applicable amount to: 

Graduate School Admissions - 2020, 

Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, TIFR, 

V. N. Purav Marg, 

Mankhurd, Mumbai 400088.


A written test for eligible applicants will be held at different centres around the country: Chennai, Bengaluru, Pune, Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Bhopal and Guwahati (provisional). Those who qualify will be called for an interview.


Phones: (022) 25072304/25072230; Fax: (022) 25566803; Email:


Submit Application Online  (Starts on 15, January 2020)

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