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NBHM Scholarship for Post Graduate Studies in Mathematics 2016

Deadline: 29-Jul-2016

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The National Board for Higher Mathematics (NBHM) invites applications for the grant of scholarships to students for pursuing studies leading to a masters degree in mathematics.


Only candidates belonging to one of the following categories can apply.

• Students holding a first class B.A./B.Sc. degree in mathematics or students holding a B.A.(Hons.)/B.Sc.(Hons.) degree in mathematics with at least a second class.

• Students in the final year of the B.A./B.Sc. programme expecting to complete the course by July 2016 with a first class (or, in case of an honours program, at least a second class).

• Students with a good academic record who have already completed, or expect to complete by July 2016, one year of a recognized M.Sc. program in mathematics.

• Students who have completed, or expect to complete by July 2016, three or four years of a five-year integrated M.Sc. programme in mathematics with cumulative marks/grade equivalent to a first class.

How to apply?

Applications on plain paper should be made.

  • They should be sent, along with a recent passport sized photograph of the applicant affixed to it and a self-addressed envelope, to the Zonal Coordinator of the zone in which the candidate wishes to appear for the written test.
  • Addresses of the zonal coordinators are given below.
  • The envelope containing the application should be super-scribed NBHM MA/MSc Scholarships. Each candidate should clearly indicate two centres from the zone in which (s)he wishes to appear for the test, in order of preference. The addresses of the zonal coordinators for sending the completed applications are as follows:

Zone 1: Prof. Gurmeet Kaur Bakshi


Department of Mathematics,

Punjab University,

Hans Raj Gupta Hall,

Chandigarh - 160 014.

Zone 2: Prof. Kalyan Chakraborty


Harish-Chandra Research Institute,

Chhatnag Road, Jhusi,

Allahabad - 211 019.

Zone 3: Prof. Siddhartha Bhattacharya


School of Mathematics,

Tata Institute of Fundamental Research,

Homi Bhabha Road, Colaba, Mumbai - 400 005.

Zone 4: Prof. Avishek Adhikari


Department of Pure Mathematics,

University of Calcutta,

35, Ballygunge Circular Road,

Kolkata - 700 019.

Zone 5: Prof. S. Kesavan


c/o Institute of Mathematical Sciences,

CIT Campus, Taramani,

Chennai - 600 113.

More Information


  1. Successful candidates will receive a scholarship of Rs. 6,000/- (Rupees Six Thousand Only) per month, during the two year period of the post-graduate programme.
  2. The scholarships are sanctioned for one year at a time and are renewable at the end of the year, subject to satisfactory progress.
  3. Students selected for the award of the scholarship when in the final year of the M.A./M.Sc. or five-year integrated M.Sc. program will receive their scholarship for only one year.

To avail of the scholarship, students have to be enrolled in a recognized post-graduate programme in mathematics in India. The scholarship will be disbursed through the institution they join.

Zone 1: Chandigarh, New Delhi, Srinagar.

Zone 2: Allahabad, Indore, Jabalpur, Raipur.

Zone 3: Goa, Mumbai, Pune, Vallabh Vidyanagar.

Zone 4: Bhubaneswar, Guwahati, Kolkata, Ranchi, Shillong.

Zone 5: Bangalore, Chennai, Cochin, Hyderabad. 

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