National Board of Higher Mathematics PhD scholarships for 2012-2013

Name of Institute / University

National Board of Higher Mathematics

Courses Offered

The National Board for Higher Mathematics (NBHM) invites applications for the grant of scholarships to students for pursuing research for a Ph.D. degree in Mathematics


Applicants must be motivated B.A./B.Sc./B.Tech. /B.E./M.A./M.Sc. degree holders or final year students of these degree courses. They must have a good academic record (1st Class or equivalent grade in all years from +2 level to the present.

B.Sc (Honors) students with second class may also apply.

How To Apply

Applications on plain paper should be made in the format given at the end of the advertisement and should be sent in duplicate along with a recent passport size photograph attached to each copy and a self-addressed envelope, affixed with a Rs.5/- postage stamp, to the address as given below for the appropriate zone in which the candidate wishes to appear for the written test.

The envelope containing the application should be superscribed, "NBHM Ph. D. Scholarship".

Applications should NOT be sent to the NBHM office. A candidate may send separate applications independently to more than one zone. However, in general, applications will not be transferred from one zone to another. Names of two centers from the respective zone must be clearly indicated giving the order of preference. A centre of candidates choice will be allotted, as far as possible. If necessary, the zonal coordinator may sometimes allot some other centre close to the indicated alternatives.

Addresses of Zonal Coordinators for sending completed applications

Zone 1:
Prof. Gurumeet Kaur Bakshi email: [email protected]
Department of Mathematics, Punjab University,
Hans Raj Gupta Hall, Chandigarh 160 014.

Zone 2:
Dr Kalyan Chakraborty, email: [email protected]
Harish-Chandra Research Institute, Chhatnag Road, Jhusi, Allahabad 211 019.

Zone 3:
Prof. Nitin Nitsure email : [email protected]
School of Mathematics, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research,
Homi Bhabha Road, Colaba, Mumbai -400 005.

Zone 4:
Prof. S.C. Bagchi, email: so[email protected]
Stat-Math Unit, Indian Statistical institute, 203 B.T. Road.
Kolkata 700 108.

Zone 5:
Prof. S. Kesavan, email: [email protected]
Institute of Mathematical Sciences, C.l.T. Campus, Taramani,
Chennai - 600 113

Contact Details

Anushakti Marg, C.S.M. Marg, Mumbai – 400 001
Email: [email protected]

Entrance Date


Test Centers

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


The Scholarship

Successful candidates will be eligible to receive a scholarship amount of Rs. 16,000/- (Rs Sixteen thousand only) per month for the first and second year and Rs 18,000/-(Rs Eighteen thousands only) per month for subsequent years, a contingency grant of Rs. 20,000/- (Rs. Twenty thousand only) per year and house rent allowance as per central government norms wherever applicable.

The scholarships are normally for a total period of four years, sanctioned for one year at a time and renewable at the end of the year, subject to satisfactory progress. An enhanced amount of scholarship may be offered after evaluation by the board at the end of the second year. If deemed fit, the scholarship may be extended to five years at the discretion of NBHM.

To avail of the scholarship the students have to enroll in an appropriate institution for a Ph.D. degree in mathematics. The scholarship will be paid through the institution they join.

Selection Procedure

A written test will be held based on questions in topics normally covered in Master's degree programmes in mathematics. The test will be for two and half hours and involve questions with short answers. Question papers of some earlier years will be available on the NBHM web page. Selection will be made on the basis of a written test followed by interview of short-listed candidates.

The written test will be held on Saturday, January 28, 2012.

Important Note: The candidates who wish to be considered for Ph.D. programmes in the Institute of Mathematical Sciences (IMSc), Chennai and the Harish-Chandra Research Institute (HRI), Allahabad are required to appear for this written test.

Important Dates

December 16, 2011: Last date of receiving application.

January 6, 2012 : The applicant should contact the zonal coordinator to whom the application was sent, if he/she does not receive a communication about the test) or hall-ticket ( by this date.)

January 20, 2012: The applicant must contact the centre suggested by the zonal coordinator if the applicant does not receive a hall ticket by this date.

January 28, 2012: Date of Written Test.

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