National Board of Higher Mathematics (NBHM)


National Board of Higher Mathematics was setup by Government of India under the development of Department of Atomic Energy. The main mission is to develop and research in various areas of Mathematics. Many researches in Mathematics were done by great scholars in India, so development in Mathematics is must. The board was established in the year 1983.It has six sub-committees. They are Research Programme Committee, Mathematics Olympiad Programme Committee, The University Programme Committee, Nurture Programme Committee, Examination Committee and Library Grants Committee. The decisions about the board are done by Committees. The NBHM offers Scholarships for Researches in Mathematics, Postdoctoral Fellowships and PhD in Mathematics

Training Programmes

            The various programmes conducted by the board are,

  • Mathematics Olympiad
  • Mathematics Training and Talent Search
  • Undergraduate Scholarships
  • Masters Scholarships
  • PhD Scholarships
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Advanced Training in Mathematics


    The Mathematics Olympiad is a training programme by National Board of Higher Mathematics with the association of Homi Baba Center for Science Education. The students who are interested in Mathematics are selected and they are given training to participate in the International Mathematics Olympiad .The students are selected from different regions. The procedure is as; the selected students will attend the Regional Mathematical Olympiad which consists of three hour written test of seven questions. The selected students from the RMO are qualified for Indian National Mathematical Olympiad. The Indian National Mathematical Olympiad consists of four hour written test. The top scorers are given certificate for the participation. The awardees are provided training classes for the International Mathematical Olympiad. From the training provided the Leader and Deputy Leader are selected to represent the nation in the International Mathematical Olympiad. Prizes are offered to the winners in the International mathematical Olympiad.


      The Mathematics Training and Talent Search is a training programme conducted by the National Board of Higher Mathematics. The main objective of the programme is to provide a platform for the talented candidates who are interested in this field. To train students with various tricks in Mathematics and help them in independent thinking about the subject. The various courses offered in the training are,

  • Algebra
  • Analysis
  • Linear Algebra
  • Topology
  • Basic Real Analysis
  • Linear Algebra
  • Geometry (curve tracing, sketching of surfaces, classification of quadric surfaces)
  • Discrete Probability, Combinatorics or Elementary Number theory.

These are courses offered to the Students in Level O I II. Various group discussions and seminars are being conducted during the training period.


    The training programme is mainly conducted for college lecturers who are teaching Mathematics in Undergraduate and Post graduate students. The training is mainly conducted for two weeks in Winter Vacation and long month in Summer Vacation. The Lecturers who have passed NET/SET are eligible for the training. The young lecturers are given preference. Participant must be permanent lecturer in College .The age limit of the participant is 30 years. The lecturers involved in Mathematics Olympiad are given more preference. The subjects in which training are provided are,

  • Algebra
  • Functional Analysis
  • Linear Algebra
  • Number Theory
  • Multivariate Calculus
  • Combinatorics
  • Differential Geometry
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Topology
  • Differential Equations
  • Real Analysis
  • Functional Analysis
  • Complex Analysis
  • Data Structures & Algorithms,
  • Measure Theory
  • Probability Theory
  • Graph Theory
  • Cryptography


The National Board of Higher Mathematics provides various scholarships for Undergraduate students from selected Institutions. The scholarships are given by Written Test and Interview. The selected candidates are given a scholarship amount every month.


The Masters Scholarship provided to outstanding students from various institutions. The selection is based on the written test and interview. A sum of 6000/- is given to the selected participant every month. This is mainly conducted for Master’s degree candidates. The written test consists of 3 sections with 30 marks and150 minutes time duration. The shortlisted candidates in the written test are eligible for Interview process.


            The scholarship is mainly for PhD students who are possessing in any branch of Mathematics. The amount for the scholarship is 25,000/- for first two years and 28,000/- for the next two years. The scholarship is provided by the selection in written test and interview. The written test consists of five sections with 40 marks and 150 minutes time duration. The eligible candidates are selected for the interview.


National Board of Higher Mathematics conducts Postdoctoral Fellowship for the candidates who have completed PhD in Mathematics. The age limit for the candidate must be below 35 years. The fellowship is mainly a two year programme and it can be extended one year after the review by NBHM.


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