Every year the faculty of the IMO training camp selects about 20 students of class XII, from the senior batch who have shown a special interest in mathematics for participation in the Nurture Programme of NBHM. Any of these students formally pursuing mathematics at the undergraduate level (B.A./B. Sc or an integrated M.A./M.S. course) is entitled to a scholarship of Rs. 2500/- (Rs. Two Thousand Five Hundred only) per month from NBHM. Selected students may participate in the nurture programme even if they choose not to pursue a formal programme in mathematics at the undergraduate level.
The nurture programme is of four-year duration. Each batch of students is assigned to a faculty of active research mathematicians. The faculty devises a syllabus for the students for each academic year and also guides them with proper references. The faculty also keeps in touch with the students through post. At the end of a year the students are called for a contact programme with the faculty for three to four weeks. During this period the faculty arranges lectures on diverse topics and clears specific difficulties of the students. In addition, they are given tests to assess their progress. Based on the performance of the student the faculty decides on whether the student should/should not continue in the programme. In case of the students who are not pursuing a formal undergraduate programme in mathematics the faculty also recommends whether the student can be offered an annual scholarship of Rs.15,000/-(Rs. Fifteen Thousand Only) in the next year. After the completion of four years in the programme the students are awarded certificates. It is envisaged that the mathematical scholarship of these students will be on par with or superior to that of most M.Sc. (Mathematics) degree holders in the country. For more information visit the website www.geocities.com/rbbapat