Government of India PhD Scholarships in Mathematics, 2017

Government of India PhD Scholarships in Mathematics, 2017

Brief Description

The National Board for Higher Mathematics (NBHM) is offering PhD scholarships for the academic year 2017-2018. Scholarships are available for pursuing a doctoral programme in the field of mathematics.

The National Board for Higher Mathematics (NBHM) was set up by the Government of India under the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) to foster the development of higher mathematics in the country and give financial assistance to research projects and to doctoral and postdoctoral scholars.

The objectives of the board are: to promote the growth of higher mathematics in the country and to coordinate activities for the development of mathematics.

Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing PhD programme at Harish-Chandra Research Institute (HRI), Allahabad, the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Pune, and the Institute of Mathematical Sciences (IMSc), Chennai.

Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded in the field of mathematics.

Scholarship Award: Successful candidates will receive a scholarship amount of Rs. 25,000/- (Rupees Twenty-five Thousand Only) per month for the first and second year and Rs. 28,000/- (Rupees Twenty-eight Thousand Only) per month for subsequent years, a contingency grant of Rs. 32,000/- (Rupees Thirty-two Thousand Only) per year and house rent allowance as per central government norms wherever applicable. The scholarships are normally for a period of four years, sanctioned for one year at a time and renewable at the end of each year, subject to satisfactory progress. The enhanced amount of scholarship may is offered after evaluation by the Board at the end of the second year. If deemed fit, the scholarship may be extended for a fifth year at the discretion of NBHM.

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To avail of the NBHM scholarship, successful students must enrol themselves in a recognised PhD degree programme. The scholarship will be paid through the institution they join. Part-time research students can not avail of the scholarship.


  • Applicants for the NBHM PhD scholarship must be mathematically motivated and hold a masters degree in (pure or applied) mathematics or statistics or must be final year students of these degree courses.They must have a good academic record (first class or equivalent grade in all years from Plus Two level to the present. Students having passed B.Sc.(Honours) course with a second class may also apply, provided they have a masters degree or are in the final year of the same.
  • Students holding a four-year B.S. (or equivalent) degree, or those in the final year of such a programme, may also apply, but they are eligible to receive the NBHM scholarship only if they secure admission to are recognised PhD programme by August 2017.
  • Students who wish to apply for the Ph.D./Integrated PhD programmes of HRI, IISER, Pune, or IMSc must apply and appear for the written test. For this purpose, apart from the students mentioned earlier, students holding a B.Sc./B. Stat/B.S./B.Tech./B.E. degree, or those in the final year of such degree courses, with a consistently good academic record from Plus Two level as mentioned above, may also apply.Students for these doctoral programs need not apply separately to these institutions again
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Nationality: Students from India can apply for these PhD scholarships.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Students possessing Master’s degree in mathematics, physics or statistics and wishing to take up research work in any branch of mathematics (including mathematical statistics and mathematical physics) leading to a PhD degree are eligible to apply for the PhD scholarships awarded by NBHM.

Test Requirement: Candidates must appear for a written test which will feature questions based on topics normally covered in masters degree programmes in mathematics.The test will be of 150 minutes’ duration and will involve questions with short answers.

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How to Apply: Applications should be made on plain paper in the format given at the end of this advertisement and should be sent along with a recent passport-sized photograph 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 PhD Scholarship.

Application Form

Application Deadline: The deadline for application is December(annaully)

Scholarship Link

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