The National Board for Higher Mathematics (NBHM) is offering a scholarship in Doctoral Studies (Ph.D) in mathematics / applied mathematics. The awarding of the scholarship will be done on the basis of the scholarship test, followed by the interview round. The written examination is scheduled on January 25, 2020, from 10.30 am to 01.30 pm.
To apply for the scholarship, candidates need to fulfill eligibility criteria. As per the norms of NBHM, only those candidates should apply who are either pursuing Ph.D in mathematics / applied mathematics from a recognized university or aims to enrol for Ph.D program by August 2020.
Registration for scholarship is open online, on nbhmscholarships.in. In order to apply, the candidates need to visit the website and click on red button for “New Registration”. Next, the candidates need to enter full name, e-mail id, and phone number. Following this, a password is granted to the candidates and by using it, along with the registered e-mail id, candidates can fill the application form.
The last date to apply for the scholarship test is December 25, 2019, and the application fee is Rs. 500. After the lapse of the deadline, the candidates will have to pay late fee of Rs. 150, along with the application fee amount.
NBHM has not defined any set pattern and difficulty level for the written exam. However, previous question paper with the answers are available on the website. NBHM has also defined that the questions in the exam will be of short answer type and will include multiple type questions. Negative marking is also possible in the examination. There is no syllabus for the examination but the questions will be prepared from the areas of mathematics which are suitable for a master’s degree holder candidate.
The test will be conducted in limited cities, which are divided among 5 zones. The cities under zone 1, Chandigarh, New Delhi, Srinagar and covered. Cities under zone 2 are Indore, Jabalpur, Prayagraj, Raipur. Under zone 3, comes Goa, Mumbai, Pune, Vallabh Vidyanagar. Zone 4 consist of Bhubaneswar, Guwahati, Kolkata, Ranchi, Shillong, Tezpur and zone 5 covers Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kozhikode.
Candidates who qualify the written exam will be called for interview round. The scholarship will be awarded for a term of 4 years, starting from August 2020. However, it has to be renewed every year. Under it, candidates will receive monthly fellowship and grant of around Rs. 31000 for first 2 years and of Rs. 35000 for subsequent 2 / 3 years; yearly contingency grant 40,000. In addition to this, HRA is separately provided to scholarship holders.
The score of the scholarship test will also be used by Harish-Chandra Research Institute (HRI), Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Mohali (IISER Mohali), Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune (IISER Pune), National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER), and Institute of Mathematical Sciences (IMSc) to grant admission in Ph.D and integrated Ph.D programmes.
National Board for Higher Mathematics (NBHM) is an autonomous body, which functions under the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE). It was established in the year 1983 to encourage the development of higher mathematics in India and to formulate policies for the same.