SCHOLARSHIPS FOR PURSUING POST GRADUATE STUDIES (M.A. / M.Sc.) IN MATHEMATICS FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2014-15

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
NATIONAL BOARD FOR HIGHER MATHEMATICS

DEPARTMENT OF ATOMIC ENERGY

ANUSHAKTI BHAVAN, C.S.M. MARG, MUMBAI 400 001

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR PURSUING POST GRADUATE STUDIES
(M.A. / M.Sc.) 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 studies for M.A. / M.Sc. degree in mathematics.
Eligibility:
Applicants must be motivated B. A. / B. Sc. first class degree holders, or students, who have appeared for B. A. / B. Sc. final year examination and expect a bachelors degree with first class, or B.Sc. (honours) degree holders with at least second class, or students who have appeared for B. Sc. (honours) final year examination and expect a B. Sc. (honours) degree with at least second class. Students who have completed three years of an integrated M. Sc. course with cumulative grades equivalent to first class are eligible to apply. Students with a good academic record who are already enrolled in a 2-year MA/MSc Mathematics programme or in a 5 year integrated MSc programme, and who will be completing the course by May 2014, are also eligible to apply.
Applicants should be below the age of 23 years as on January 1, 2014. Exceptional cases, however, may be considered on merit.

The Scholarship:
Successful candidates will be eligible to receive a scholarship of Rs. 6,000/- (Rs. six thousand only) per month, during their two-year (one-year if the student is granted the scholarship during the second year) M.A. / M. Sc. programme. The scholarships are sanctioned for one year at a time and are renewable at the end of the year, subject to satisfactory progress. Students, who are selected for the award of the scholarship when in the final year of an MA/MSc programme or a 5 year integrated MSc programme, will get the scholarship only for one year.
To avail of the scholarship the students have to be enrolled in an appropriate institution, in India, for an M.A. / M.Sc. degree in Mathematics. The scholarship will be paid through the institution they join.
Selection Procedure:
Selection will be made on the basis of a written test followed by interview of short-listed candidates. The written test will be held on Saturday, September 20, 2014. The questions will be primarily in the areas of Algebra and Analysis but will also cover other areas of mathematics taught at the undergraduate level. The test will be for two and half hours and involve questions with short answers. (Please visit http://www.nbhm.dae.gov.in for question papers for some earlier years.)
The written test will be conducted at the following centres:
Zone 1 : Chandigarh, New Delhi
Zone 2 : Allahabad, Indore, Jabalpur, Raipur
Zone 3 : Mumbai, Goa, Pune, Vallabh Vidyanagar
Zone 4 : Kolkata, Bhubaneswar, Guwahati, Ranchi, Shillong
Zone 5 : Chennai, Bangalore, Cochin, Hyderabad
How to Apply:
Applications on plain paper should be made in the format given at the end of the advertisement. They should be sent along with a recent passport size photograph pasted to it and a self-addressed envelope to the appropriate person for the Zone in which the candidate wishes to appear for the written test. The envelope containing the application should be super-scribed “NBHM M.A. / M. Sc. Scholarships”. Addresses of persons (zonal coordinators) to whom the applications should be sent, are given below.
Two centers where the candidate could appear for the written test must be clearly indicated giving the order of preference. While it is not guaranteed that a centre of a candidate’s choice will be allotted, every effort will be made to do so. Under exceptional circumstances, a candidate may be allotted a center from the zone, which is not from those indicated by the candidate.
Please check the file http://www.nbhm.dae.gov.in/docs/MA-MSc-advert-2014-15.doc for more information.

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