NBHM Master's and Doctoral Scholarship Schemes: Selection Procedures and Information

Doctoral Scholarship Scheme

Important announcement (uploaded at 23:00 hrs on Wednesday 07 April 2021): Given the resurgence of the pandemic and attendant restrictive measures, the NBHM Doctoral Scholarship written test scheduled to be held on Sunday, 11 April 2021, stands indefinitely postponed at all centres.

When is the (postponed) test likely to be held? Announcements will appear on this web page in due course. The next announcement concerning the new date of the written test will appear here in the first week of May 2021.

The Application Portal: The portal to apply to appear for the written test closed on 24th March 2021.

Notices: For reference, here are the advertisement, the FAQ, and the flyer (short version of the advertisement) about the written test and the doctoral scholarship scheme 2021. Queries that are not answered by the advertisement and FAQ may be raised by writing to one of the Zonal Coordinators (see the advertisement for details).

Admission to PhD / Integrated PhD programmes based on NBHM Doctoral Scholarship written test scores: For information about admission to the PhD / Integrated PhD programmes at various institutions (HRI, IISER Berhampur, IISER Mohali, IISER Pune, IISER Thiruvananthapuram, IMSc, NISER, …) based upon the written test scores, refer to the web pages of the respective institutions.

Master's Scholarship Scheme

2020--21 version of the scheme: The selection process has not taken off due to the pandemic. The scheme will probably stand cancelled for this academic year. Those who were selected during the academic year 2019-20 and are in their second year of Master's in 2020--21 shall receive their stipend.

For reference: Advertisement (for the 2019--20 version of the Scheme and the Written Test in particular) and the associated FAQ. Note: The rules of the scholarship are reviewed from time to time, so there could be changes from one year to the next.

Old Question Papers

These (from October 2005 onward) along with keys, for both master's and doctoral written tests, are available in this repository.

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