NBHM Scholarship For Master’s and Doctoral Studies (Ph.D) in Mathematics

NBHM stands for National Board for Higher Mathematics was established by Government of India in the year 1983 under DAE (Department of Atomic Energy). The main intension behind this board is to give financial assistance to research projects, doctoral and post-doctoral scholars. The NBHM is established to develop higher mathematics, draw up policies, establishing mathematical centers by giving financial assistance.

About National Board for Higher Mathematics (NBHM)

NBHM (National Board for Higher Mathematics) is a board for higher mathematics. It has various schemes to support financial assistance to individuals as well as institutions to strengthen mathematical field by studying or conducting some other programs. The NBHM is an examination board which conduct exam for Masters in Mathematics or Ph.D. in mathematics. If a student wishes to research mathematics then NBHM is a best option. An applicant can take only once NBHM for each scholarship scheme.

NameNBHM Scholarship
Full formNational Board for Higher Mathematics
Offered byGovernment of India
Managed byDepartment of Atomic Energy
Courses eligibleMaster’s & Doctoral Studies
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Date of examination20’th January 2024
Amount₹37,000 to ₹42,000
Official Websitehttps://nbhm.dae.gov.in

NBHM Scholarship Types

  • MSc:- Masters of Science Scholarships
  • Ph.D. :-  Doctoral scholarships

Post Graduate Studies Scholarship

This scholarship is made available for students who wish to study master’s degree in mathematics or Statistics. To get this scholarship student must give an outstanding performance in written tests or in interview. Candidates will be selected based on written test result/interview performances.

Eligibility Criteria

Each scholarship program has its own protocol or guidelines for who can apply or cannot apply in the scholarship exam conducted Board. Candidates are required to meet eligibility criteria to get scholarship. The main eligibility criterion is:

  • Student must be passed B.A / B.Sc with First class to get MSc scholarship in Mathematics.

Scholarship Amount

The MSc scholarship amount is increased to 8000/- (Rupees Eight Thousand only) per month. This amount is started from the financial Year 2023-2024.This 8000/- per month are available for two years (M.Sc. is 2 years program) for students to pursue higher studies.


  • The NBHM Master’s Scholarship is not given to aspirants if they are taking another master’s scholarship like DST-INSPIRE, KVPY at the same time.
  • It is available for only Indians.

NBHM Doctoral (Ph.D.) Scholarship

This scholarship is made available for students who wish to study Ph.D. in mathematics. This scholarship was made for only four years initially but later on it has changed to give scholarship for five years. The selection of the candidate is based on their academic performance and result of a selection test/interview by the department of NBHM. The candidate must do research work under an approved guide in a university of his/her choice.

Eligibility Criteria

Specific guidelines will be given for who can apply or cannot apply in the scholarship exam conducted by the Board. Candidates are required to meet eligibility criteria to get scholarship. The main eligibility criterion is:

  • Student must be passed M.A / M.Sc. with First class to get Ph.D. scholarship in Mathematics.
  • Student pursuing master’s degree in mathematics, statistics or Physics and wish to research in any mathematics branch which leads to Ph.D. can apply for Ph.D. scholarship given by NBHM.

Scholarship Amount

  • Student who get selected for NBHM scholarship program for Ph.D. get rupees 37000/- (Thirty Seven Thousand rupees only) per month for first 2 Years.  Rupees 42000/- (Forty Two Thousand Rupees Only) per month for the subsequent years will be given after evaluating work by the committee.
  • It consists of yearly contingency grant; the amount varies from year to year. At present it is giving 40000/- (Forty thousand rupees only) per annum.


  • The NBHM Doctoral Scholarship amount is not given to aspirants if they are taking another doctoral scholarship like CSIR, UGC, DST-INSPIRE) at the same time.
  • Only available for Indians.

NBHM Scholarship Selection Process

NBHM Scholarship Selection process consists of two round; 1. Written test and 2. Online interview. The selection process for the scholarships, the country is divided into 5 geographical zones and each zone has headed by coordinator. All the details regarding Names, affiliations and addresses of the zone and zonal coordinators can be checked below.

NBHM Test/Exam Centres

Following are the test centres where all the arrangements take place. Some centres may take back due to insufficient demand or for some other reasons beyond one’s control. An applicant can choice four [4] centres of their choice in descending order of their priority. The allotment will be based on First Come First Served. Aspirants must apply for an application at the earliest to get their choice centres.

Here are the zones:

  • Zone 1 (North): Chandigarh, Delhi, Jodhpur, Shimla, Srinagar (Kashmir).
  • Zone 2 (North Central): Bhopal, Indore, Kanpur, Patna, Prayagraj, Raipur, Srinagar Garhwal, Varanasi.
  • Zone 3 (West): Ahmedabad, Dharwad, Goa, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Pune, VallabhVidyanagar.
  • Zone 4 (East): Agartala, Aizawl, Bardhaman, Berhampur (Odisha), Bhubaneswar, Dimapur, Guwahati, Imphal, Jamshedpur, Kharagpur, Khurda (Odisha), Kolkata, Ranchi, Rangpo (Sikkim), Sambalpur, Shillong, Siliguri, Tezpur.
  • Zone 5 (South): Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kozhikode, Madurai, Mangaluru, Mysuru, Pondicherry, Salem, Thiruvananthapuram, Tirupati.

How to Apply for NBHM Scholarship?

The aspirants can apply for NBHM scholarship program through online mode only. The tests will be accepted exclusively online mode through official web portal: https://www.nbhmexams.in.

NBHM Scholarship Apply 2024https://www.nbhmexams.in
More about Scholarshiphttps://www.imsc.res.in/~nbhm/
Doctoral Scholarship Final ListClick Here
Master’s Scholarship Final ListClick Here
Official Websitehttps://nbhm.dae.gov.in/

Application Fee For NBHM Scholarship

If an applicant applies before 30th November 2023, the application fee will be Rupees Four Hundred (400/-) only for single scholarship. If they want to apply for both scholarship then an application fee will be Rupees Six Hundred(600/-) only.

An application submitted after 30th November, i.e., December 1st, Application fee will be Rupees Five Hundred (500/-) only for one application. If they want to apply for both scholarship then application fee will be Rupees Seven Hundred Fifty (750/-) only.

Note: From 2nd December 2023, the application fee will be Rupees Seven Fifty (750/-) for single application and Rupees One Thousand (1000/-) only for both application till the close of portal.

Application Process for NBHM Scholarship

Application process is made easy. Following are the steps that the candidates can follow to apply for scholarship.

  • Step 1: Create an account on the official portal by registering and validating an accurate email address. The Email Id must be accurate because the account is identified by this REA (Registered Email Address).
  • Step 2: Apply for only one application from one account.
  • Step 3: Complete the form with accurate information
  • Step 4: Pay the application fee
  • Step 5: An acknowledgement shall be generated after successfully completing an application.
  • Step 6: Keep the print out for future references.

Important Dates

Online application portal open10’th November 2023
Last date for applications with fee of 400/- (one scholarship)/ 600/- (for both scholarships)30’th November 2023
Application fee changes to 500/- (one scholarship)/750/- ( for both scholarships)1’st December 2023
Application fee changes to 750/- (one scholarship)/1000/- (for both scholarships)2’nd December 2023
Last Date for applications; end of the day (23:59 hrs., IST)15’th December 2023
Admit Cards to be available1’st January 2024
Written test to be held (during 10:30–13:30 hrs., IST)20’th January 2024
Interview Shortlists and test scores uploaded to the portal15’th February 2024
Interviews to be heldMonth of Feb-March 2024
Final selection for the Scholarships results to be announced15’th March 2024

Note: There might be small changes in above schedule due to some technical or administrative reasons.

NBHM Scholarship Exam Result

The Answer key of the written test will be displayed within hours of time. Aspirants can log in to portal and check their scores by themselves. Officially it takes about 2 to 3 weeks to after the examination to upload the result to the web portal. Aspirants can check their both M-score and D-score by login to official website of NBHM.The interview shortlists shall be published on the web page by clicking following Link:

NBHM Scholarship Exam Pattern For M.Sc

The following details help in getting an idea of how the exam pattern will be for M.Sc scholarship exam.


Note: No negative (-ve) marking.

NBHM Scholarship Exam Pattern For Ph.D


Note: Out of Five section aspirants can choose any four section and take exam. Exam will be for 40 Marks only.

Contact Details

Disclaimer: This website is not addressed as the official website of NBHM. We collect and update data and news by browsing multiple sources. All information provided here is for educational and informational purposes only. For any updates regarding NBHM please visit https://nbhm.dae.gov.in.

Aspirants can contact the below mention address or phone number if they have any query regarding NBHM scholarship program.

NBHM AddressMember Secretary, NBHM
Email-Id[email protected]
Contact Number022-2286-2568
Timings11 a.m to 12 p.m & 3 p.m to  p.m

Office Address

National Board for Higher Mathematics
Department of Atomic Energy (Govt. of India)
1st floor, O.Y.C Building
AnushaktiBhavan, C.S.M. Marg,
Apollo Bandar, Colaba Mumbai – 400 001, Maharashtra, INDIA