Scholarships For Pursuing Doctoral Program (Ph.D) In Mathematics For The Academic Year 2017-18 conducts Institute of Mathematical Sciences (IMSc)
The National Board for Higher Mathematics (NBHM) invites applications to appear for the joint screening test for (i) the grant of NBHM scholarships to students for pursuing research for a Ph.D. degree in mathematics and (ii) admissions to the Ph.D./Integrated Ph.D. programmes of certain institutions in India which include the Harish-Chandra Research Institute (HRI), Allahabad, the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Pune, and the Institute of Mathematical Sciences (IMSc), Chennai.
Eligibility : Eligibility to receive the NBHM Ph.D. scholarship is restricted to students who have completed their B.S./M.A./M.Sc. (or equivalent) degree and have secured admission to a recognized Ph.D. programme on or before August 1, 2017.
The NBHM : Scholarship 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 be 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.
Selection Procedure : 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. Question papers of some earlier years will be available on the NBHM website (URL given at the top) and on the IMSc website . Based on the performance in the written test, candidates will be short-listed for interview before final selection. The date of the written test is Saturday, January 21, 2017.
The written test will be conducted at the following centres, divided into five separate zones:
Zone 1: Chandigarh, 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