Scholarships for PG studies in Mathematics; apply by 25 August 2019
National Board for Higher Mathematics (NBHM), Department of Atomic Energy Government of India, Anushakti Bhavan, C.S.M. Marg, Mumbai-400 001, has invited applications for the scholarships for pursuing Post Graduate Studies (M.A. / M.Sc.) in Mathematics for the academic year 2019-20
Eligibility: Applicant should have (i) either completed or should be expecting to complete by end of July 2019 all requirements for a recognized B.A. / B.Sc. degree in Mathematics, with cumulative marks of 60% or more (or equivalent) (ii) either completed or expect to complete by end of July 2019 all requirements for a recognized B.A.(Hons.) / B.Sc.(Hons.) degree in Mathematics, with cumulative marks 50% or more (or equivalent) (iii) either completed or expect to complete by end of July 2019 three or four years of a recognized five-year Integrated Masters programme in Mathematics, with cumulative marks 60% or more (or equivalent). This eligibility condition is to be satisfied even to appear for the written entrance examination.
Those who have either completed or expect to complete by end of July 2019 one year of a recognized two year programme leading to a M.A. / M.Sc. degree in Mathematics are eligible to apply, provided that (i) the cumulative marks in the first year of the programme is 60% or more (or equivalent) (ii) the cumulative marks in the undergraduate degree pre-requisite to the Masters programme is 60% or more (or equivalent). The cumulative marks need only be 50% or more (or equivalent) if the undergraduate degree is an Honours programme.
Scholarship: Successful candidates will receive a scholarship of Rs. 6,000/- per month, during the two year period of the Post-graduate programme or for the final two years of the five-year Integrated Masters program. The scholarships are sanctioned for one year at a time and are renewable at the end of the year, subject to satisfactory progress. Students selected for the award of the scholarship when in the final year of the M.A. / M.Sc. or five-year integrated masters program will receive their scholarship for only one year.
To avail of the scholarship, a student must be enrolled in a recognized Post-graduate (including integrated five-year Masters) programme in Mathematics in India. The scholarship will be disbursed through the student’s institution.
Selection Procedure: Selection will be on the basis of a written test followed by an interview. Candidates will be short-listed for the interview based on the performance in the written test.
The written test, scheduled to be held on 19th October 2019 (Saturday) will be of 150 minutes duration. It will have questions requiring short answers (including multiple choice, possibly with negative marking as indicated), primarily in the areas of analysis and algebra, but also in other areas of mathematics covered in undergraduate Mathematics programmes. Question papers from previous years along with the keys are available from the NBHM website and also at https://www.imsc.res.in/nbhm_model_questions/. These are however only indicative. The pattern and difficulty of the written test are subject to change without any notice whatsoever.
The written test will be conducted at the following centres (divided into zones as indicated): Zone 1: Chandigarh, New Delhi, Srinagar; Zone 2: Indore, Jabalpur, Prayagraj, Raipur; Zone 3: Goa, Mumbai, Pune, Vallabh Vidyanagar; Zone 4: Bhubaneswar, Guwahati, Kolkata, Ranchi, Shillong and Zone 5: Bengaluru, Chennai, Cochin, Hyderabad.
The interview will be conducted in only one centre (to be announced later) in each zone. The date(s) of the interview will also be announced later and may vary with the zone. Candidates must make their own arrangements for travel and stay for the written exam.
Application: Applications are to be submitted online at https://nbhmscholarships.in/ latest by 25 August, 2019.
Application fee of Rs. 300/- (along with applicable collection charges) has to be paid online at the time of the application as per the instructions given at the web page.
Eligible candidates will be able to download admission tickets for the written test, from 6 September, 2019 onwards.
Contact details of persons: For issues with the online application process, an email may be sent (after sufficient circumspection) to firstname.lastname@example.org. One may refer to the online application web page for information about details that should accompany a query.
The contact details of the zonal coordinators given below are to be used only in case it is absolutely necessary. Email is the preferred mode of communication.
Zone 1: Prof. Gurmeet Kaur Bakshi email: email@example.com; Department of Mathematics; Panjab University, Hans Raj Gupta Hall, Chandigarh - 160 014.
Zone 2: Prof. Kalyan Chakraborty email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Harish-Chandra Research Institute; Chhatnag Road, Jhusi, Prayagraj - 211 019.
Zone 3: Prof. Vivek Mohan Mallick email: email@example.com; Department of Mathematics; Indian Institute for Science Education and Research; Homi Bhabha Road, Pashan; Pune - 411 008.
Zone 4: Prof. Shashi Mohan Srivastava email: firstname.lastname@example.org; School of Mathematical and Computational Sciences with cc to: email@example.com; Indian Association for Cultivation of Science; 2A & 2B Raja S C Mullick Road; Kolkata - 700 032.
Zone 5: Prof. K. N. Raghavan email: firstname.lastname@example.org; The Institute of Mathematical Sciences; CIT Campus, Taramani; Chennai - 600 113.
For more details, visit www.nbhm.dae.gov.in