Scholarships for Pursuing Ph. D in Mathematics 2014-15

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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
NATIONAL BOARD FOR HIGHER MATHEMATICS
DEPARTMENT OF ATOMIC ENERGY
ANUSHAKTI BHAVAN, C.S.M. MARG, MUMBAI 400 001
Email: psmsnbhm@dae.gov.in, msnbhm@dae.gov.in
Website : www.nbhm.dae.gov.in

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR PURSUING DOCTORAL PROGRAMME (Ph. D) IN MATHEMATICS FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2014-15


The National Board for Higher Mathematics (NBHM) invites applications for the grant of scholarships to students for pursuing research for a Ph.D. degree in Mathematics

Eligibility: Applicants must be motivated B.A./B.Sc./B.Tech. /B.E./M.A./M.Sc. degree holders or final year students of these degree courses. They must have a good academic record (1st Class or equivalent grade in all years from +2 level to the present. B.Sc (Honors) students with second class may also apply.

The Scholarship: Successful candidates will be eligible to receive a scholarship amount of Rs. 16.000/- (Rs Sixteen thousand only) per month for the first and second year and Rs 18,000/- (Rs Eighteen thousands only) per month for subsequent years, a contingency grant of Rs. 20.000/- (Rs. Twenty thousand only) per year and house rent allowance as per central government norms wherever applicable. The scholarships are normally for a total period of four years, sanctioned for one year at a time and renewable at the end of the 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 to five years at the discretion of NBHM

To avail of the scholarship the students have to enroll in an appropriate institution for a Ph.D. degree in mathematics. The scholarship will be paid through the institution they join.

Selection Procedure: A written test will be held based on questions in topics normally covered in Master’s degree programmes in mathematics. The test will be for two and half hours and involve questions with short answers. Question papers of some earlier years will be available on the NBHM web page (URL given at the top). Selection will be made on the basis of a written test followed by interview of shortlisted candidates. The written test will be held on Saturday, January 25,2014.

Important Note: Candidates who wish to be considered for the Ph. D. programmes in the Institute of Mathematical Sciences (IMSc), Chennai, the Harish-Chandra Research Institute (HRI), Allahabad, and the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (USER), Pune, are required to appear for this test.

For details visit: http://www.imsc.res.in. http://www.hri.res.in and http://www.iiserpune.ac.in

The written test will be conducted at the following centres, divided into five separate zones:
Zone 1: Chandigarh, New Delhi
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

How to Apply: Applications on plain paper should be made in the format given at the end of the advertisement and should be sent along with a recent passport size photograph attached to each copy 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 Ph. D. Scholarship”.

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