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About NBHM PhD Scholarship

NBHM PhD Scholarship 2021 by the National Board for Higher Mathematics has started for the candidates who have completed their B.S./M.A./M.Sc. (or equivalent) Degree and will be admitted to a recognised PhD. Programme on or before 1 August 2021, are eligible to apply for this scholarship scheme. Selected students will be granted Rs 32,000 as the contingency grant and Rs 25,000 will be disbursed to the accounts of the selected candidates monthly which will increment later. The candidates can complete the application process for NBHM PhD Scholarship before  8 December.

Latest Update: NBHM PhD Scholarship Application Started!

NBHM PhD Scholarship 2021 Dates



Application Begins

22 February 2021

Last date for application for NBHM PhD without late fee

13 March 2021

Last date for application for NBHM PhD with late fee

24 March 2021

First centre-wise list of candidates for the test to be published

16 March 2021

Second centre-wise list of candidates for the test to be published

23 March 2021

Third and Final list of candidates for the test to be published

28 March 2021

NBHM PhD Written Test

11 April 2021

Release of Answer Keys and Question Paper

April 2021

List of Candidates selected for the Interview

Mid May 2021


NBHM PhD Scholarship Participating Colleges

  1. Harish-Chandra Research Institute (HRI)Allahabad
  2. Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Berhampur (IISER Berhampur)
  3. Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Mohali (IISER Mohali)
  4. Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune (IISER Pune)
  5. Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Thiruvananthapuram (IISER Thiruvananthapuram)
  6. National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER)
  7. The Institute of Mathematical Sciences (IMSc)

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NBHM PhD Scholarship Eligibility Criteria

Gender Any
Region All India
Class/ Age Completed BS/MA/MSc (equivalent degree) and admitted to PhD
  • NBHM Scholarship is for the candidates holding a master’s degree in mathematics or statistics or must be final year students of these degree courses with a good academic record.
  • Students who have passed a B.S. course or in the final year of such a programme with second class marks are eligible to apply if they are admitted to PhD programme before August 2018.
  • The candidates having a four-year B.S. degree or in the final year of the program are also eligible to apply for the scholarship, but the candidates are eligible to receive the NBHM scholarship only if they secure admission to a recognised PhD program.
  • The candidates applying for the Ph.D./Integrated PhD programmes of HRI, IISER, Pune, or IMSc will have to apply and appear for the written test are eligible for the scholarship registration.
  • NOT ELIGIBLE: Part-time course candidates are not eligible to apply.

NBHM PhD Scholarship Reward

NBHM PhD Scholarship will be granted to the shortlisted candidates on the basis of their results in the entrance exam conducted for the scholarship. The disbursement of the scholarships will be made by the University/Institution they are enrolled with. The candidates selected for the scholarship will receive the amount as under:

Year of the Candidates

Amount Per Month

1st and 2nd year of PhD Programme

Rs 25,000

3rd 4th year of PhD Programme
(may be extended to 5th year)

Rs 28,000

NBHM PhD Scholarship Contingency Grant

Rs 32,000

NBHM PhD Scholarship Renewal

The scholarship will be granted to the candidates for the period of 1 year after which it will have to be renewed on the basis of the academic performance and satisfactory results by the candidate. Though the scholarship scheme will be granted till the 4th year PhD studies it can be extended to the 5th year if the candidate has outstanding performance in the subsequent years.

NBHM PhD Scholarship Application form and Process

The candidates can download the NBHM PhD Scholarship application format by clicking the link given here which must be filled on a plain white paper with the prescribed format.

  • STEP 1: The candidates have to fill the required details as on the format on a plain white paper with the pen.
  • STEP 2: The duly filled application form in required format must be sent along with a recent passport-sized photograph to the address mentioned below the steps.
  • STEP 3: and a self-addressed envelope affixed with a Rs. Five postage stamp to the address as given below for the appropriate zone in which the candidate wishes to appear for the written test.
  • STEP 4: The envelope containing the application should be superscribed “NBHM PhD Scholarship”.
  • STEP 5: Applications should not be sent to the NBHM but the zonal offices listed below. 

NBHM PhD Scholarship Application Submission

The candidates can submit the NBHM PhD Scholarship only through offline mode. The candidates can download the application form from the link above, and the duly filled application form must be sent to the address of candidate's respective zone.

 Zone 1: Chandigarh, Delhi, Srinagar

Prof. Gurmeet Kaur Bakshi,
Department of Mathematics,
Punjab University,
Hans Raj Gupta Hall,
Chandigarh - 160 014
Email: gkbakshi@pu.ac.in

Zone 2: Allahabad, Indore, Jabalpur, Raipur

Prof. Kalyan Chakraborty
Harish-Chandra Research Institute,
Chhatnag Road, Jhusi,
Allahabad - 211 019

Zone 3: Goa, Mumbai, Pune, Vallabh Vidyanagar

Prof. Siddhartha Bhattacharya,
School of Mathematics,
Tata Institute for Fundamental Research,
Homi Bhabha Road, Colaba,
Mumbai - 400 005
E-mail: siddhart@math.tifr.res.in

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

Dr Avishek Adhikari,
Department of Pure Mathematics,
University of Calcutta, 35,
Ballygunge Circular Road,
Kolkata - 700 019
E-mail: avishek.adhikari@gmail.com

Zone 5: Bangalore, Chennai, Cochin, Hyderabad

Prof. S. Kesavan,
c/o Institute of Mathematical Sciences,
CIT Campus, Taramani,
Chennai - 600 113 
Email: kesh@imsc.res.in

NBHM PhD Scholarship Hall Ticket / Admit Card 2018

The hall ticket/admit card for the NBHM PhD Scholarship test will be sent to the candidates which can be received by the candidates on or before 5 January 2018, If the NBHM PhD Admit Card Hall Ticket is not received by the applicants they will have to contact their zonal coordinator. Applicants are required to contact their zonal coordinator for all queries related to admit card.

NBHM PhD Exam Test Centres


There are in total 21 test centres in all 5 zones for the NBHM Exams.  The test centres are given below:

  • 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

The candidates who have been selected for the written test can check their names here. 

NBHM PhD Scholarship Selection Process

The candidates will be selected for the NBHM PhD Scholarship on the basis of a written test and Interview, and the written test is conducted by NBHM. Written test features questions based on topics normally covered in master’s degree programmes in mathematics. The written test will be of 150 minutes’ duration and will involve questions with short answers.

The candidates will have to appear in the written test and based on the performance of the written test; candidates will be short-listed for an interview before final selection.

NBHM Question Papers 

The candidates can check last year question papers to get an idea about the type of question papers that are asked in the exam. 

Question Papers

NBHM PhD Scholarship Contact Details

National Board for Higher Mathematics,
Department of Atomic Energy,
Anushakti Bhavan, C.S.M. Marg,
Mumbai-400 001
E-mail: psmsnbhm@dae.gov.in, msnbhm@dae.gov.in
Website: www.nbhm.dae.gov.in

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