National Board for Higher Mathematics (NBHM) Post Graduate Scholarship
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National Board for Higher Mathematics (NBHM) Post Graduate Scholarship

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National Board for Higher Mathematics (NBHM)
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Students for pursuing M.A./M.Sc Mathematics

National Board for Higher Mathematics (NBHM) Post Graduate scholarships is offered to students for pursuing studies for M.A./M.Sc degree in Mathematics.

Eligibility Criteria :

- Applicants must be motivated B.A./B.Sc. first class degree holders, or students, who have appeared for B.A./ B.Sc. final year examination and expect a bachelors degree with first class, or B.Sc. (Hons) degree holders with at least second class, or students who have appeared for B.Sc. (honours) final year exam and expect a B.Sc. (honours) degree with at least second class.

- Students who have completed three years of an integrated M.Sc course with cumulative grades equivalent to first class are eligible to apply.

- Students with a good academic record who are already enrolled in a 2-year MA/M.Sc Mathematics programme or in a 5 year integrated M.Sc programme, and who will be completing the course by May, are also eligible to apply.

- Applicants should be below the age of 23 years as on 01st January, of the year of application.

- Exceptional cases, however, may be considered on merit.


Successful candidates will be eligible to receive a scholarship of Rs. 6000/- (Six thousand only) per month, during their two-year (one-year if the student is granted the scholarship during the second year) M.A/M.Sc programme. The scholarships are sanctioned for one year at a time and are renewable at the end of the year, subject to satisfactory progress. Students, who are selected for the award of the scholarship when in the final year of an MA/M.Sc programme or a 5 year integrated M.Sc programme, will get the scholarship only for one year.

To avail of the scholarship the students have to be enrolled in an appropriate institution, in India, for an M.A./M.Sc degree in Mathematics. The scholarship will be paid through the institution they join.

Selection Procedure

Selection will be made on the basis of a written test followed by interview of short-listed candidates.

The questions will be primarily in the areas of Algebra, Analysis and Geometry.

The test will be for two and half hours and involve questions with short answers (please visit  for question papers for some earlier years)

Written test Centres:

The written test will be conducted at the following centres

Zone 1: Chandigarh, New Delhi, Srinagar
Zone 2: Allahabad, Indore, Jabalpur, Raipur
Zone 3: Mumbai, Goa, Pune, Vallabh Vidyanagar
Zone 4: Kolkata, Bhubaneswar, Guwahati, Ranchi, Shillong
Zone 5: Chennai, Bangalore, Cochin, Hyderabad

How to apply

Applications on plain paper should be made as per the format. They should be sent in duplicate along with a recent passport size photograph attached to each copy and a self-addressed envelope to the appropriate person for the Zone in which the candidate wishes to appear for the written test . The envelope containing the application should be super scribed NBHM M.A./M.Sc Scholarships.

Two centers where the candidate could appear for the written test must be clearly indicated giving the order of preference. While it is not guaranteed that a centre of a candidate's choice will be allotted, every effort will be made to do so. Under exceptional circumstances, a candidate may be allotted a center from the zone, which is not from those indicated by the candidate.

Address for sending completed applications

Zone 1: Prof Gurumeet Kaur Bakshi, Dept of Mathematics, Punjab University, Hans Raj Gupta Hall, Chandigarh-160014, 
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Zone 2: Dr Kalyan Chakraborty, Harish-Chandra Research Institute, Chhatnag Road, Jhusi, Allahabad-211019, 
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Zone 3: Prof. Siddhartha Bhattacharya, School of Mathematics, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Homi Bhabha Road, Colaba, Mumbai - 400 005.
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Zone 4: Prof Amites Dasgupta, Stat-Math University, Indian Statistical Institute, 203 BT Road, Kolkata-700018, 
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Zone 5: Prof S Kesavan, Institute of Mathematical Sciences, CIT Campus, Taramani, Chennai-600113, 
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A communication calling the applicant for the test (hall ticket), together with allotment of center will be sent so as to reach the candidate by September 1st week. In the event of an applicant not receiving a communication regarding the test by the due date, the eligible applicant shall contact the person (zonal coordinator), to whom the application was sent, to find out the status and the appropriate remedial measures.

A hall ticket sent by a zonal coordinator is normally necessary to appear for the test. In exceptional cases, eligible candidates may be admitted to the test, at the discretion of the centre-in-charge at the appropriate centre. For this purpose, the applicant must contact the centre-in-charge suggested by the appropriate zonal coordinator. Information about test centres and persons-in-charge may be obtained from the zonal coordinator, NBHM website or by contacting NBHM office (address at the top).


Govt of India
National Board for Higher Mathematics
Dept of Atomic Energy, Anushakti Bhavan, CSM Marg, Mumbai-400001
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