16 Jul Mathematics as a Career Path
Mathematics as a career choice has been picking up among the students of India since the last couple of years. But sadly, very few students are aware fully of the scope they have to study in India. Most go for the local colleges and Universities in their neighbourhood. In this article we shall discuss the avenues that are open to students after they pass their 12^{th} class in India.
India has a rich tradition in math since time immemorial, and this has led to the establishments of various centres of learning in math and related sciences. In the present day too, there are various institutes offering math education and research of world repute in India. Typically the road to an education in math starts after passing the 12^{th} class in India. A student then has the opportunity to either opt for a BSc degree or an Integrated MSc degree or a BS degree or an Integrated MS degree.
The two best places in India offering a Bachelor’s degree in math are the Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), Bangalore and the Chennai Mathematical Institute (CMI), Chennai. ISI offers a B.Math degree, and admissions are held after a tough screening test in various centres of India held in late May each year followed by a personal interview at Bangalore. CMI offers a BSc degree in Mathematics and Computer Science and another in Mathematics and Physics, admissions to which is through a written test held in various centres of India in late May each year, which may be followed up by an interview later. Both ISI and CMI also admit students who have qualified in the Indian National Mathematical Olympiad (INMO). For ISI they also have to attend an interview in Bengaluru. For ISI the interview takes place at Bengaluru. Added to that CMI also admits students who have qualified in the Indian National Olympiad in Informatics (INOI) and Indian National Physics Olympiad (INPhO). The INMO is held every year on the first Sunday of February. But to appear in the INMO, one has to pass the Regional Mathematical Olympiad (RMO) which is held in various centres throughout India in December every year. Similarly to appear in INPhO one has to pass National Standard Exam in Physics(NSEP) and for INOI one has to pass either of Zonal Computing Olympiad(ZCO) or Zonal Informatics Olympiad(ZIO).
A student can also opt for a BS degree in math, which is a 4 year course. At present the two best places in India for a BS degree are the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur and the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore. IIT admits students via the JEE Advanced held every year in AprilMay. While IISc admits students via the JEE Mains, JEE Advanced and Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY). The KVPY is held every year in November for students in classes 11th, 12th and UG 1st year.
A student can also opt for an integrated BSMS dual degree course in math offered at the Indian Institutes of Science and Education Research(IISERs) which is a 5 year course. The IISERs are located in Pune, Mohali, Kolkata, Bhopal and Trivandrum. The IISERs admit students via KVPY, JEE Advanced. One may also apply via marks in board exams and then writing the IISER entrance exam which is held in mid July in the five IISERs. The marks in board exams depends on the INSPIRE cutoff for the respective boards.
After the BSc/BMath/BS degrees a student has the opportunity to get an MSc or an MS degree from the many places in India and abroad. They can also apply for an Integrated MScPhD degree offered at some places in India. Ideally the best places in India for a Masters degree in math are mentioned below:

CMI, through admission test held in late May

ISI, Kolkata or Bengaluru through admission test held in late May
For Integrated MScPhD programmes the best places are:

Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai and Bangalore admits through a written test held in May and followed by an interview

IISc, Joint Admission Test for M.Sc. (JAM) followed by an interview at IISc

The Institute of Mathematical Sciences (IMSc), Chennai admits through the National Board of Higher Mathematics (NBHM) exam followed by an interview

Harish Chandra Research Institute (HRI), Allahabad admits through the NBHM exam followed by an interview

IISERs (Pune, Mohali, Trivandrum, Bhopal, Kolkata) also has a good Integrated MSPhD course and they admit students either via their own exams or NBHM
If a student wants to opt for an Integrated MSc in math then the best place in India is the University of Hyderabad, which admits students through a written test held in early June. Various other central universities also have the Integrated programme, amongst them the best curriculum after the University of Hyderabad is at the Pondicherry University and Tezpur University. In recent years, many new Central Universities have also started this course.
A student can also opt for an Integrated MS degree offered at present by the IISERs, and also at the National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) at Bhubaneswar and Centre for Basic Sciences (CBS) at Mumbai. The IISERs admits students via JEE Advanced, KVPY and through board exam performances. While NISER and CBS admits students through the National Entrance Screening Test (NEST) held every year in early June.
After a Masters degree, a student can pursue a PhD. The best places in India to get a PhD in math are TIFR, IMSc and HRI. Normally these institutes (except TIFR which has its own exam) accept students who have cleared either NBHM or the CSIR JRF exam followed by an interview. Students who have been awarded INSPIRE Fellowships by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), GoI may also be called for interviews at these institutes. Apart from these, CMI, ISI, IISc, IISERs and NISER also has a very highly ranked PhD programme.
Students studying at all the above institutes are paid fellowships of Rs.5000 for the Bachelors students, Rs.5000Rs.7000 to the Masters Students by the DST and around Rs.12000Rs.18000 for the PhD students. In CMI PhD students are paid Rs. 2600028000 for PhD and Rs. 9000 for M.Sc. But recent hike in fellowship for PhD students mean that they might be paid as high as Rs. 26000 in the coming session onwards.
In this article we have only focused on the best institutes in India. There are many other quite good places to study mathematics. Among them mention may be made of the Institute of Mathematics and Applications (IMA) at Bhubaneswar and the University of Delhi.
[This article was slightly modified on 14th of March, 2015.]
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somnath Das
Posted at 00:45h, 18 MayHello sir,
My case is also strangest one. I am 32 year old married living in Pune, My favorite subject was math while in school, but due to some reason I opted for 10+ 2 commerce (No math, as the school was not offering math as a subject) then I did, my graduation in commerce with business mathematics as a subject just for 1st year as the subject offering was only for first year and after that i did my MBA finance. But my passion for math never ended i still practice higher maths almost everyday. I started my career as strategy analyst in investment banks (like Royal Bank of Scotland, BNY Mellon). I worked closely with quant team (they were holding Phd or masters in Maths or Physics). then I realized that i have done a biggest mistake by not having maths degree. Now I am dying to get into Quant or data science profile and for that I need master degree in Math just to qualify for interview. Please suggest what are my options for getting a correspondence or online degree in Maths.
1. Should I start from Bsc Math then Msc and Phd (I can do only correspondence course) or direct from Msc is good enough?
2. Am I eligible for Bsc Math or Msc Math? if not then what are options in getting maths degree?
3. I found a online degree course(Bsc and Msc Math for any graduate) in Tamil Nadu open university(UGC and DEC recognized) but not sure about the value in Indian or abroad. should I take the course?
please help...
Thanks
Somnath Das
Gonit Sora
Posted at 21:01h, 24 MayHi, yours is a little bit out of the ordinary. Here are a few comments on your queries, we have also received an email from you, to which we shall reply in greater detail.
1. If you are doing only correspondence then you should start from a MSc course. We are sure that you can cover the required BSc background for such a course in a good amount of time on your own.
2. You are still eligible for a correspondence degree course, but in most of the universities due to age restrictions you may not be eligible for regular courses, unless if you belong to any reserved category.
3. In India the degree is given same value like a regular degree. You may also wish to know that Prof. Sujatha Ramdorai (a member of our Advisory Board) has a Masters degree in mathematics by correspondence. She is now a highly respected mathematician and works at University of British Columbia, Canada.
We hope this information helps you.
ajay
Posted at 20:09h, 21 Maysir can you please tell me a few good JAM coaching centers.
I plan to take the correspondence class for mathematics .so anywhere in India would do.
thanks in advance.
subha
Posted at 11:09h, 27 MayDear sir, the above article was worth reading.You have not mentioned about PG Mathematics courses offered in IITS, where one can enter into it, after clearing JAM entrance exam.Is it worthy doing Maths( PG course) here or else IIT is good only for doing engineering course.Please clarify my doubt.
Gonit Sora
Posted at 18:35h, 28 MayWe had focused only on a few institutes. IITs are also very good to pursue your masters in mathematics. Some of them have a slightly different masters which are more suited for industry, for example IITG has a Masters program in Mathematics and Computing.
srikanth
Posted at 07:45h, 30 Maysir, iam a civil engineering graduate.First of all i need to know something ....are btech candidates eligible to do msc mathematics?. If they are...what are the institutes which allow to do msc program with btech background apart from cmi??
Gonit Sora
Posted at 21:24h, 01 JuneYes they are eligible. Almost all the institutes mentioned in this post take students with an engineering background.
dinesh
Posted at 12:10h, 07 Junesir, I want to know what is the difference between M.tech industrial mathematics and M.sc mathematics? which course will be having higher value.?
Gonit Sora
Posted at 20:44h, 14 JuneThe value depends on the type of career you are looking forward to. In case of Industrial Mathematics, the courses will be more oriented towards applying techniques from mathematics into industry and other sectors. This will give you a good impetus to apply for jobs in industry. However, an MSc in mathematics will be oriented towards studying the subject without any applicable goal in mind. This course will be more useful if you want to pursue a career in academia.
dileep
Posted at 17:33h, 20 Junedear sir, i am a B Tech graduate . In 1st year we have "engineering maths" and in 2nd year 1st semester we have "matrices and numerical methods" and in 2nd year 2nd sem "probability and statistics" and after reading eligibility criteria for M.math in ISI i found out this point "a BE/B Tech Degree, with Mathematics as a full subject and a strong
background in Analysis and Abstract Algebra," what does this point mean? and Am I eligible for M.Math program in ISI?
Gonit Sora
Posted at 19:28h, 23 JuneYou are eligible for applying to ISI. But the entrance examination will have questions on analysis and algebra apart from the subjects that you mentioned. So, we would suggest you to read these subjects on your own. A good starting place would be I. N. Herstein's Topics in Algebra, Bartle and Sherbert's Introduction to Real Analysis and Munkres' Topology. It would also be a good idea to ask someone at the math department of your institute to mentor you, as these subjects would seen too abstract at first if you did not previously have any experience with mathematical proofs.
Malvika Singh
Posted at 23:22h, 20 JuneRespected Sir,
I am currently a first year maths undergraduate student at University of Delhi. Maths, as an subject interests me and I want to pursue masters in the same. I want some guidance on whether it's better to do the same from an university abroad in in India itself?
Also I would like to know about the procedures foreign universities adopt for selection the students for masters?
Please reply, I'll be thankful to you.
Gonit Sora
Posted at 19:32h, 23 JuneHi, the university matters, not the place that you do your masters in. For example an institute like CMI, ISI, TIFR or IISc will have as much credibility worldwide as any of the best universities in the world. So, if you want to have a good education in India then we suggest that you prepare very well right from now and clear all your doubts and study from good books. As for your other query, the selection process varies from country to country, but generally some things are constant. You will need a solid Bachelors degree with good grades, your university is well known so it is an advantage for you. You will need to show English proficiency by taking some tests like TOEFL or IELTS. Apart from that, it will help if you do some internships or projects in your summers so that later you can ask for recommendations from your supervisors. Most universities ask for two recommendations, but some ask for three, so also keep that in mind.
rohit
Posted at 16:59h, 21 Junesir,is it mandatory to do hons in bsc to get into cmi ,tifr etc for msc or phd ...can we apply by doing normal bsc if not then what are the institution offfering msc in maths by doing normal bsc...egarly waiting for reply
Gonit Sora
Posted at 19:23h, 23 JuneHi for CMI and TIFR you need to do a BSc in Mathematics/Statistics/Physics specifically. But most of the other universities only ask for a degree with Mathematics as one of the subjects.
akshat
Posted at 17:21h, 22 Junei am pursuing B.E. in fire and safety engg. 2nd yr.. i want to do m.sc in maths especially related to geometry .show me some path. also suggest me some xams in maths which i can face at present...
Gonit Sora
Posted at 19:25h, 23 JuneThe way for you is to apply for an MSc after you pass your BE. But keep in mind that Geometry is not taught in any Indian university as such. The school level geometry that you did will never be offered as a course, for mathematicians geometry has more to with differential geometry or algebraic geometry, both of which needs atleast a masters level understanding of mathematics.
arun
Posted at 18:02h, 25 JuneHello sir,
I couldn't crack jee advanced and I've done my admission in bsc. But I really want to get in some great colleges like iisc and isi. Can I apply for kvpy being an undergraduate and get admission in such institutes. Please help me
Gonit Sora
Posted at 02:43h, 29 JuneHi, you can only apply for the SB Stream (http://www.kvpy.iisc.ernet.in/main/eligibility.htm), but that will not make you eligible for admission into IISc or ISI. For admission into these institutes you shall have to take their respective admission tests again next year.
rohit
Posted at 17:08h, 26 Junesir are there any universities offering bsc hons in mathematics from distance learning. I have to take admission this year only.
Gonit Sora
Posted at 02:44h, 29 JuneYes, they do. For instance you can check out IGNOU (http://www.ignou.ac.in/ignou/aboutignou/school/sos/programmes/detail/414/2).
dheeraj
Posted at 09:09h, 28 Junehi sir what are the various institution which offers msc or msc phd in maths after doing normal bsc(not hons) and also can i give csir jrf by doing normal bsc
Gonit Sora
Posted at 02:45h, 29 JuneMany central universities offer MSc courses for students without honours in mathematics. But they need mathematics as a subject in all three years of your BSc. The criteria for NET is atleast a BSc degree, you can still appear for NET and if you qualify the cutoff then you will get JRF.
jyoti
Posted at 19:44h, 30 Junehi sir i am currently pursuing bsc(not hons)( third year) in agra ,i am preparing for iit jam .According to jam condition we have to submit proof that we have qualify bsc degree before 30 sept but my result of third year would come in october or november so if i got selected then is there any process so that i can get admission withou wasting my one more year .
please sur tell ma i am very depressed about this..
Gonit Sora
Posted at 20:22h, 09 JulyThe best way to get this information correctly is to write to the IIT that is organising JAM and explain them the situation. Normally institutes take this matter into consideration, so we would suggest you to write to the Chairman of JAM 2016. Best of luck.
dheeraj
Posted at 13:01h, 01 Julysir is the degree (ug) from distance learning is accepted by all the institution
Gonit Sora
Posted at 20:22h, 09 JulyYes, they normally are accepted.
Reshma
Posted at 21:09h, 01 JulyHello sir
i m very interested to doing preparation for CMI , ISI or TIFR but there is no faculty to provide the tuition for the same in my city can u recommend any DLP program for cmi isi tifr preparation from any institute or coaching pls help me
Gonit Sora
Posted at 20:23h, 09 JulyHi, we cannot recommend any such institute because we have no knowledge of coaching institutes. However, if you prefer we can recommend you some books that may aid you in your preparation.
Tawan
Posted at 09:59h, 02 JulyDear Sir,
i m intetsed for to do MSC maths from CMI/ISI can u advise me for any good correpondance course that can i manage the study from Home there is no any faculty in Kanpur Uttarpradesh to teach that level of study. Pls tell me there is any good faculty in kanpur for CMI or ISI level entrance exam guidance or any coaching in india which povide can good . correpondance course
Gonit Sora
Posted at 20:24h, 09 JulyHi, we cannot recommend any such institute because we have no knowledge of coaching institutes. However, if you prefer we can recommend you some books that may aid you in your preparation. Also, if you want you can go to seek help from some faculty member at IITK.
Tawanpreet
Posted at 15:26h, 02 JulyHello sir
pls provide the best refernce book for CMI/ISI admission and tips for entrance exam.
Pls provide the detail which portion is very scoring in ISI/CMI exam
Gonit Sora
Posted at 20:24h, 09 JulyTo which course are you considering to apply? Kindly provide this information so that we can give a comprehensive answer.
Reshma
Posted at 17:47h, 05 JulyHi sir,i have completed my graduation from lucknow university and preparing for m.sc with Maths.i m preparing for iit jam but want to know about Tifr and CMI and how to preparefor it.can you please suggest the best coachings for these exams.
Gonit Sora
Posted at 20:31h, 09 JulyHi, we cannot recommend any such institute because we have no knowledge of coaching institutes. However, if you prefer we can recommend you some books that may aid you in your preparation.
For CMI and TIFR examinations, the written test is normally followed by an interview which is at a much higher level than IIT JAM. So the first thing for you would be to completely revise the content of abstract and linear algebra, real and complex analysis, topology and differential equations. The following books would be of help:
1. I. N. Herstein: Topics in Algebra (all of Groups, Rings, Vector Spaces, and some parts of Fields)
2. J. Munkres: Topology (whole of Part I)
3. Bartle and Sherbert: Introduction to Real Analysis (whole book)
4. Simmons: Differential Equations with Historical Notes (the relevant sections)
5. Churchill and Brown: Complex Analysis (the relevant sections)
In addition to the above, the following books are also very helpful:
1. Schaum Series books in Linear Algebra, Vector Calculus and Differential Equations
2. P. K. Saikia: Linear Algebra (useful for nice problems)
3. J. Gallian: Contemporary Abstract Algebra (contains lots of solved exercises)
Solve as many problems as you can and look at previous years' question papers to get an idea about the exam. Best of luck.
dileep
Posted at 01:08h, 06 Julysir, are engineering students eligible for m.stat program in ISI
Gonit Sora
Posted at 20:31h, 09 JulyYes, they are. But you will need to have some math courses in your bachelors.
Sanjay M
Posted at 12:00h, 09 JulySir,
I have been selected for the BSc. Hons. course at CMI.The classes will start by August 3rd only.I would like to know which course is better, Maths with Physics or Maths with Computer Science.Also suggest some books that would help me with the CMI course , so that i can read them during these days.
I would also like to mention that this year they selected students without interview(96) and with interview(22) also.I was selected through the interview.
Thank you.
Awaiting your reply.
Gonit Sora
Posted at 20:34h, 09 JulyCongratulations on your success. The course will depend on what you would want to do in future. With computer science you will have a better job prospect in companies that have banking, software, etc as their primary point of attention. With physics, it would be helpful if in future you would like to switch to more physical side and go into nanotechnology, theoretical physics, etc. But CMI has a lot of flexibility and you will be able to take as many courses as you can without cramping your schedule. So you can choose some physics courses and some CS courses and audit them and then decide, if that is allowed.
As for books, it would be useful if you can read some parts of Rudin's book on real analysis or Halmos' book on finite dimensional vector spaces.
Argho
Posted at 09:56h, 10 JulyHello Sir,
It is really an awesome website. Sir, I appeared for ISI and CMI entrance this year. But I did not qualify them. I also appeared for IMA entrance, results are yet to be declared. If I get chance should go for it or not?
Sir, I want to appear again for this exams, can you please guide me how do I prepare for it? Which books should I follow? What way should I practice?etc etc
Lastly, Sir does the difficulty level for the test increases for those who appear again?
Thank You Sir once again for creating such an amazing webpage.
Gonit Sora
Posted at 21:04h, 14 JulyHi Argho, thanks for your comment. Yes, you should definitely go for it if you have not cleared CMI or ISI entrance. We would advise you to appear for the exams again next year. The solution set for this year's exam will be available in the CMI website, take a look at it and see what were your mistakes and what were your weak points and then try to clear your doubts in those areas. We would recommend the following books:
1. Problem Solving Strategies by Arthur Engel
2. Challenge and Thrill of PreCollege Mathematics by Venkatavhala, et.al
3. Trigonometry by S. L. Loney
4. IIT Mathematics by K. D. Joshi
5. Problems in Calculus of One Variable by I. A. Maron
6. NCERT Textbooks
In the interview they might ask about your year and what did you read in this year at college so please do not neglect your coursework in college too.
Tawan
Posted at 13:28h, 10 JulyThank u sir for ur guidance ....
Dear Sanjay if u read my text kindly provide ur mail id pls
Tanmay
Posted at 20:08h, 10 JulyHi,
I am Tanmay, currently a Masters student at IIT bombay, pursuing 2 years MSc. I am currently at an internship in Germany at AlbertLudwigsUniversitaet, Freiburg. The internship is on applied math, and my work mostly involves coding in matlab and also literature review. I want to know whether I can pursue PhD in Cryptography area. I love abstract algebra and number theory, and also like coding. I know that India is not the best place for Phd in crypto. can you suggest some ? Thank you...
Gonit Sora
Posted at 21:07h, 14 JulyHi Tanmay, of course you can pursue your PhD in cryptography. Techniques in number theory and abstract algebra are mostly used in cryptography and there are some people in India too who do good work in the field. If you are open to the idea then you may also explore options related to theoretical computer science in India. Many places in US and Europe which have good groups in these areas. This website (http://www.dmolnar.com/gradschools.html) will be able to give you some idea in making a choice. Also, it is a good idea to talk with your professors at IITB. Another thing that you may want to look into is elliptic curve cryptography which is a fascinating and beautiful branch of mathematics.
Tanmay
Posted at 19:01h, 20 JulyThank you for the list. Its really great. I don't know whether I have a fighting chance of getting in any univ abroad. I will be applying this year. Anyways thanks for the reply
Tanmay
Posted at 19:03h, 20 JulyAnother reason of applying abroad is, getting into a PhD in India is very difficult nowadays. This year only, my seniors who cracked net with good ranks didn't get into any reasonably good places for PhD. India is too competitive.
Tawan
Posted at 21:22h, 10 Julyhi sir, as i requested you for some guidance for clearing cmi or tifr exams ,you have suggested some books to study.thanx for your support.i had a query ,you suggested to seek help from iitk faculty but how is it possible and which teachers will be helpful.can u please suggest the way to communicate to iitk faculty.pls guide me for d same.thanq
Gonit Sora
Posted at 21:08h, 14 JulyNormally the faculty are very busy, write a polite email to a faculty who you think might be willing to help and explain them your situation and ask them for a little amount of their time. Many would be happy to help you.
dheeraj
Posted at 17:49h, 15 Julysir, i have applied in ignou in bsc research maths(not hons).so am eligible to give cmi ,isi ,nbhm,iit jam etc.
And is ignou would be best option for me as in agra there is so much politics in university result doesnot come on time and also classes only held for one or two months.
sir please tell bsc from ignou would not create any problem in my future as i am very much intersted in maths
Gonit Sora
Posted at 19:27h, 15 JulyNo Dheeraj, it would not create any problem if you follow it up with a good MSc. Best of luck.
shushant
Posted at 23:34h, 16 JulySir I am currently pursuing B.Tech in CS. My area of interest is Theoretical Computer Science and I want to do further research in it. I want to do PhD but am confused between two options : prepare for MSc at CMI and then look for a good foreign university for PhD OR prepare for my PhD directly at TIFR Mumbai. Which according to you would be better ?
Are TIFR/CMI comparable to reputed foreign universities ? Please help me.
Gonit Sora
Posted at 22:08h, 19 JulyYes, they are comparable in repute, but going to a different country in a different environment would do you more good. If you do not mind doing a Masters and then joining your PhD then we would suggest you to go for CMI and then to some good university abroad.
Argho
Posted at 15:50h, 21 JulySir, Thank You for your guidance. I already followed IA Maron. But I did not beneifit myself from it. I mean is really a amazing book but I want to practice calculus of ISI and CMI types. Sir can you please help me. I searched a lot of books but I could not find any calculus book with ISI or CMI type problems. Please Sir name such a book. And if you can then please send me some sample papers and problems. So, that I can solve them.
Bishal Deb
Posted at 01:40h, 22 JulyHi Argho. You may look up Apostol's Calculus Volume 1. I used this book for theory and found it quite good. Apart from it I solved problems from the past papers of ISI B.Math/B.Stat and CMI papers.
Argho
Posted at 09:05h, 23 JulyI have used Apostol. I won't lie, I benifited in the theory part but during practical implication it wasn't very useful. I want to practice similar problems to ISI and CMI and learn them.
Bishal Deb
Posted at 01:58h, 26 JulyISI publishes a question bank consisting of questions from the past papers and several more. It is called Test of Mathematics at the 10+2 level. The questions there are quite good. Pay attention to stuff like MVT, Rolle's theorem and the definitions. CMI especially checks how clear your basics are and how you can apply them. You should have a good understanding of given an equation then how would its graph look like and how would it behave. I got the intuitive ideas by solving the papers.
Argho
Posted at 09:28h, 26 JulyThanks. But you know what I can solve other problems but not calculus from that book. So, I was looking for a book which has similar question to it and are solved. So that I can learn from it. If you know of any then please be kind enough to tell me.
Bishal Deb
Posted at 16:22h, 02 AugustI have sent you a mail answering your queries.
Argho
Posted at 09:36h, 24 JulySir, I also want to appear for KVPY this year. As I already told you I would be joining college this year, so it will be my last year to appear for KVPY. I don't know anything about it. Sir can you tell me how do I prepare for it? And what book should I follow?
Rahul
Posted at 10:14h, 01 August@Gonit Sohra; I have completed my B.tech in E&I. Now i want to continue my education in field of mathematics. Please suggest me further action.
Gonit Sora
Posted at 01:20h, 09 AugustThe way forward would be to get a Masters in mathematics and then see how it goes. You could also apply for MTech in Mathematics and Computing or Industrial Mathematics.
Indrajit
Posted at 00:13h, 07 AugustI have passed M.Sc. in mathematics this year. I have been selected for a Job in Govt. of India. I am going to join Indian Institute of Survey and Mapping in Hyderabad as a trainee for two years. After that my office will be in Bhubaneswar for 5 years. In this situation may I apply for Parttime phd in mathematics? I intended to apply in NIT durgapur for parttime phd. Department ensures that I am eligible to apply but said about difficulties to communicate with guide. Presently I have these following questions.
(1) Is there any institute in Bhubaneswar providing part time phd in math?
(2) What are the institutes or universities offer parttime phd in math in India?
(3) Is there any option for phd in distance mode?(may be from abroad!)
(4) Is there any residency requirement or attendence mandatory for parttime phd?
Please help with advice.
Gonit Sora
Posted at 02:45h, 09 AugustHi, you could certainly apply for a part time PhD, but keep in mind that UGC norms regulate that even part time students may have to do some course work in a regular setting. Now, coming back to your other queries:
1. You could also consider NIT Rourkela.
2. All the universities offer such an option, depending on the availability of guides, but most of them have a mandatory period where you have to regularly attend classes.
2. No, it is not advisable even if it is possible.
4. As already mentioned there might be one or two courses that you will have to complete, depending on the university. Your attendance will also depend on your possible supervisor.
Please reply if we can assist you further regarding any specific institute related query. Best wishes.
Indrajit
Posted at 12:58h, 24 AugustIt seems I should better try for institutes in close vicinity of Vanibihar,Orissa where is my future workplace. So can you please help me providing detail information of part time phd in Utkal University,NISER bhubaneswar or about NIT Rourkella?
Gonit Sora
Posted at 22:38h, 27 AugustHere are some links to help you:
http://www.niser.ac.in/drupal_new/?q=content/phd
http://www.nitrkl.ac.in/Prospective_Students/3Post_Doc/Default.aspx
http://www.eadmission.utkaluniversity.ac.in/modules/users/procedure.php
Argho
Posted at 08:51h, 12 AugustSir, I also want to appear for KVPY this year. As I already told you I would be joining college this year, so it will be my last year to appear for KVPY. I don't know anything about it. Sir can you tell me how do I prepare for it? And what book should I follow? I don't have much time left.
Gonit Sora
Posted at 22:34h, 12 AugustYes, it will be last time that you can appear under the Scheme SB. More details can be found here http://www.kvpy.iisc.ernet.in/main/eligibility.htm
Rajukumar
Posted at 01:18h, 13 AugustHello sir,
Doing masters in mathematics through distant learning will be as same as doing it regular? And is there any eligibility for the same? like age, marks obtained in graduation.
Actually, I am a BE graduate and my graduation was done in the year 2010. Now I am working, hence, cannot opt for quitting the job. Also, could you please share few of the colleges that offers this course?
Gonit Sora
Posted at 22:28h, 27 AugustHi Rajkumar, here are the answers to your queries.
The degrees are equivalent, but ofcourse you will learn more in a regular course. The universities normally ask for a first class in your Bachelors.
The best option for you would be IGNOU: http://www.ignou.ac.in/
Argho
Posted at 08:47h, 14 AugustSir I want to know which books should I follow for KVPY Stream SB and Madhava Mathematics Competition. Moreover Sir I have joined IMA, Bhubaneswar this year. So am I eligible for both the exams?
Gonit Sora
Posted at 22:29h, 27 AugustYes, you are eligible.
tanya
Posted at 18:57h, 28 SeptemberI m a student of bsc with maths computers and managements m not interesyed in doing masters in mathematics bt I have to do it due to certain circumstances . I would like to know that what can I do with mathematics degree in hand? as I am interested in doing something different having maths degree in hand.
Gonit Sora
Posted at 18:25h, 17 OctoberThere are lot of different choices for you. You can follow it up with an MTech in Computer Science, Operations Research, etc, or opt for jobs in finance, banking, software, etc. You could also become an actuary, without going for a Masters in mathematics.
rahul
Posted at 00:47h, 04 OctoberHello
I have had always an interest in Mathematics. But due to parental pressure , after my Class XII, I went to study engineering (Textile engineering to be precise).
Now I am 27; I have completed my engineering and looking for job but still I want to study Maths and its application in Computer science.
When I was studying my B.tech , side by side , I was self studying both Maths and computer science.
So what I would like to know, in India, given my age , How can I formally pursue a Bachelor in Maths , followed by a Master's in Maths ?
I know that , there are no age limits for pursuing master's but for pursuing Bachelor , there are age limits in some universities.
So please inform me about universities and institutes from where I can pursue my education in maths ?
Gonit Sora
Posted at 18:26h, 17 OctoberWe believe it is good if you directly opt for a Masters programme, rather than doing a Bachelor's and then a Master's. But if you want to do a BSc then we would suggest you to join an open university, like IGNOU which will be less time consuming and more efficient for you.
rahul
Posted at 21:01h, 10 AprilBased on your last reply, I checked out the master's programme in mathematics of many indian universities and the eligibility of such courses clearly stated that a 3year B.Sc Hons. in Mathematics or B.sc with Physics, Computer science or Maths or likewise.
Now, my present status is that I have done B.Tech in Textile Engg. Currently i am in my final semester of my M.S degree in the field of Statistical Quality Control from ISI Bangalore. I am 27 now. Based on your last reply, I am thinking about doing a B.Sc from IGNOU.
But, in the meantime, can you please state some Indian universities / institutes, which allows students to pursue Master's degree in Mathematics (Applied Maths/OR/Statistics/ Maths with Computer Applications) even if they have a 4year B.TECH degree instead of the typical 3year B.Sc degree?
Gonit Sora
Posted at 16:52h, 10 MayIf you have taken mathematics as a subject for at least four semesters (or two years), then you are eligible to apply in most of the institutes mentioned in this article. With your MS degree, you may also be eligible to join a PhD program in some of the institutes mentioned here.
srikanth
Posted at 13:23h, 07 Octobersir,
Iam srikanth, completed b.tech in civil engineering. I have a doubt regarding NBHM M.Sc scholarship. Are B.Tech candidates eligible for that M.Sc scholarship?
Gonit Sora
Posted at 18:27h, 17 OctoberThe eligibility criteria is that you should be enrolled in a Masters programme in mathematics or statistics in a recognized Indian university.
vaishnavi
Posted at 23:05h, 10 NovemberHi
Thank you for your valuable work
I m a 2nd yr bsc maths student and want to pursue integrated mscphd applied maths from good institutes.Later i would like to go for jobs in software industries or banking jobs.So i need your advice on
1)which institutes' entrance exams i should apply
2)how is hri for applied maths as it would be a convenient option for me
3)please give me a list of atleast 67 institutes including iits
4)what is the basic difference in jam and tifr
And what should be the approach for preparing these exams
Gonit Sora
Posted at 18:38h, 17 NovemberDear Vaishnavi,
You should apply to all the exams and institutes mentioned in this article. You can keep in mind about TIFR  Centre for Applicable Mathematics in Banagalore, this centre is a very good applied mathematics centre. Unfortunately, HRI would not be a very good option for applied mathematics.
JAM is conducted by one of the IITs or IISc and is for admission into ONLY IITs and IISc in their Masters level courses and in the Integrated PhD courses. TIFR conducts its own exam and it takes students solely on the basis of that exam, it doesn't consider JAM scores till 2015.
You can find many question papers with answer keys of NBHM here: http://www.imsc.res.in/nbhm_model_questions
You should practice these problems and see which areas you are weak in. We would recommend the following books, try to solve as many problems as you can from them:
Topics in Algebra by I. N. Herstein
Topology by J. Munkres
Understanding Analysis by Abott
Problem Book in Linear Algebra by P. R. Halmos
Schaum series problem books in Linear Algebra and Complex Analysis
Differential Equations with Historical Notes by Simmons
Introductory Combinatorics by R. A. Brualdi
Elementary Number Theory by D. M. Burton
Please note that you need not read all these books from cover to cover, look at the questions of a few past years and then make an educated guess on the topics you need to cover. Aim for at least 30 out of 40 correct answers in the papers and then you will be called for an interview.
Best of luck!! Share your experience with us after the exam and interview.
Keerthana
Posted at 22:18h, 11 NovemberMy ambition is to study maths in inscription. Can u please suggest the ways to prepare the entrance exam . Now I am studying 11th std.
Gonit Sora
Posted at 18:35h, 17 NovemberCan you please elaborate what you mean by inscription here?
vaishnavi
Posted at 20:04h, 21 NovemberThank you so much
vaishnavi
Posted at 22:00h, 23 NovemberHi,
I have started preparing for iit jam but am also considering giving tifr and nbhm hence i have following queries
1. Is preparing for jam enough for simultaneous preparation of tifr and nbhm or i would have to go for much tougher questions and allot extra time for these exams
2. If not enough then how much time i should dedicate for these exams and also what is the difference in difficulty between tifr and nbhm
Gonit Sora
Posted at 20:53h, 25 NovemberHi,
Here are the answers:
1. JAM is not enough for NBHM and TIFR, the questions are different. Take a look at some earlier papers and see the difference.
2. It is very difficult to answer this question, but suffice it to say that if you can clear interviews of TIFR and NBHM, then JAM would not be difficult at all.
vaishnavi
Posted at 21:52h, 26 NovemberThank you for your valuable advice
arpita guha
Posted at 17:33h, 30 NovemberAre there any institue for applied mathmetics in India? Bsc
Gonit Sora
Posted at 22:04h, 09 DecemberYes, IIT Roorkee has an integrated course in applied mathematics that you can check out: http://www.iitr.ac.in/departments/MA/pages/Academics+Course_Structure.html. Also, there are integrated courses at some new central universities. CMI has a course in applied mathematics at the masters level as well.
Tirthankar Pal
Posted at 21:24h, 02 DecemberDear Sir/Madam,
I am 40 years of age with family and having deep interest in Mathematics. I have done B.Tech in Computer Science and MBA  IT with very good marks in maths and maths based subjects. I have 10+ years of IT Experience and was into programming throughout. From 2012  till date I am giving private tuitions in Maths and Computer Science. My strength is IITJEE Foundation for classes 8,9,10 and Quant for various competitive exams. I was exploring the idea of getting into some well known coaching centres but found that they take maths faculty from 25 to 40 years of age. Is it wise to apply in these types of coaching centres or continue with my private tuitions? I have given my detailed profile in the website. Please do have a look and let me know. I need to know whether there is a long term career option in these coaching centres.
Gonit Sora
Posted at 22:02h, 09 DecemberWe would say yes, there is a long term career option, but your students must do well and it also depends a lot on them. But if you want to open your own coaching institute then you will need competent teachers also apart from you. But please be aware, that our expertise with coaching institutes are close to zero, so it is always better to talk to someone who is already employed in a similar job like the one you would want to do.
Tirthankar Pal
Posted at 07:46h, 10 DecemberThanks Gonit Sora.
Shushant Pandey
Posted at 12:40h, 23 DecemberSir my younger brother will be moving to class sixth. He is desirous for preparing for Mathematical Olympiads.
Will it be alright if he is introduced to books like Mathematical Circles (Russian Experience), Hall & Knight etc.
Can you please suggest some good books for him to help him in starting his preparation?
Gonit Sora
Posted at 19:09h, 12 JanuaryHi, this is a very good idea and he will enjoy the book. You may also try Mathematical Olympiad Treasures and Mathematical Olympiad Challenges. Please tell him not to get discouraged if he cannot solve the problems right away, it takes time and practise.
VKU
Posted at 22:42h, 28 DecemberDear Sir/Madam
I am a freshman in mathematics. How must i proceed to get into M.Math program at ISI/IMsc
Gonit Sora
Posted at 15:20h, 12 JanuaryHi, first you must familiarize yourself with the basics of BSc syllabus and then try to solve practice papers of MMath exams that are available in the ISI website. You may try to read the books mentioned by us in some previous comments.
shrey
Posted at 17:25h, 30 JanuaryHi,
Do you have any idea about TIFR banglore cutoff for mathematics this year? there were 20 questions in this section this year, I got about 1415 correct. Do I have any chances? I know from my friends who gave it last year, that it was about 11 out of 15 last year.
Thanks for any reply, in advance!
Gonit Sora
Posted at 19:50h, 07 FebruaryHi Shrey,
Sorry for the delayed response. We think you have good chances of getting called for an interview, but it is not possible to predict cutoffs. Normally in NBHM or CMI, getting above 60% means you have a good enough chance to get into the next round. Tell us how it goes.
SHREY
Posted at 17:32h, 04 MarchHi, gonit sora
I got called in for Interview at TIFRCAM.
So, I can say that if in banglore section if you attempt like 8090% problems and are sure that almost all of them are correct, then you have a good chance for interview.
I, now have another question, but I 'll posting it as a seperate question below.
Gonit Sora
Posted at 23:50h, 06 MarchThanks a lot, Shrey for your comment.
Reshma
Posted at 20:41h, 11 Februaryhello sir
i have given iit jam exam on 7 feb 2016.Now i am going to fill isi and other colleges form.Can you please list the name of some colleges and universities for msc maths with eligibility criteria bsc with 55% marks since i m scoring 58% in my graduation.
Also please help me in getting the syllabus of isi bangalore because i have checked the official website but unable to understand and also the new syllabus is not provided (the given syllabus is of 2014).
please guide how to prepare and please list some books for preparation.The list of books i m having are:
1. FriedbergLinear Algebra
2. ThomasCalculus
3. BertleyReal Analysis
4. Malik and AroraReal Analysis
5. Galiliean Modern Algebra
Apart from these if any required please tell and guide for the exams
Can i ask some questions for solutions if any required or if have any doubt in any topic for explanation can i get help from your side .
Gonit Sora
Posted at 19:27h, 17 FebruaryIf you do not belong to a reserved category, then almost all reputed universities would require a minimum of 60% marks in your honours courses. The syllabus should be the same for this year as well. You can find some previous years questions in this URL http://www.isical.ac.in/~deanweb/SAMPLEQUESTIONS.HTML. We would also recommend the book 'Topology' by Munkres.
Unfortunately, we cannot answer individual exam questions, we refer you to http://math.stackexchange.com for discussing your queries there.
suman
Posted at 19:26h, 16 FebruaryWhat's the reputation of the South Asian University in Delhi for an MSc in applied mathematics? Please reply.
Gonit Sora
Posted at 19:17h, 17 FebruaryWell, it is a new university and so is hard to say. But the course content looks good to us.
Shona
Posted at 13:33h, 23 Februaryhi sir
can you please list some of the colleges for msc mathematics with 55% in bsc.
What's the reputation of the hindu and hans raj college in delhi for msc mathematics.
Do NISER, Bhubhneswar and CBS, Mumbai takes up applicants for msc mathematics not integrated msc
Gonit Sora
Posted at 00:46h, 28 FebruaryHi,
It is difficult for us to list all the universities which have a 55% cutoff, we would suggest you to look at each university separately.
It is always better to do your MSc in an university then in a college. As far as the degree is concerned, your degree will still be from DU but you may miss out on knowing newer people and having better opportunities if you are in a college.
NISER and CBS take students for Integrated MSPhD course with the option for leaving after MS (but please verify this information from them directly).
namita jain
Posted at 01:09h, 25 FebruaryHello sir,
I'm 29 years old. I've graduated in BE (2009 pass out) in textile technology. Since childhood i have had a keen interest in math but due to lack of information and guidance,couldn't pursue further studies in math as a main subject. I have a teaching experience of more than 5 years in private coaching institutes preparing students for NTSE, RMO and other Olympiads but I do not want to restrict myself at this level. Wishing to pursue further studies in math, I also gave GATE and JAM this year. Still, I'm not sure about the admission in IITs because in BE (textile technology), maths is only in the 1st, 2nd and 4th semesters. Hence, it wasn't a subject for the complete first two years as per the basic eligibility criteria for taking admission in IITs .
Thereby. I request you to suggest me with something so that I can take further steps.
Gonit Sora
Posted at 00:49h, 28 FebruaryWell, this requirement of four semesters for mathematics is quite strict and we cannot give you any information to the contrary. However, if you have done decently in the exams then you may wish to write to the concerned institution with your dilemma. You could also think about giving the CMI or NBHM examination where this condition is much more relaxed.
namita jain
Posted at 01:21h, 02 MarchThank you so much Sir for your reply. I really appreciate how helpful it is and one can get a clear idea after reading the many posts and replies about career in mathematics and accordingly take steps for it. One more question that popped up that as i have seen websites of many top institutes and some other links showing that after doing M.Sc and PhD in maths,career options are mainly in education and research sectors. I also saw that the alumni even were in those fields only. On your site in the career options there are many other kind of options with math apart from the education sector. How can i approach for such career options like data scientist, quantitative analyst, economist and many more. Am I eligible for those?
Please guide me on the above.
Gonit Sora
Posted at 23:51h, 06 MarchIn theory, with a degree in math you are eligible for such jobs apart from academic positions. But the job market is very competitive and you have to be quite focused on what you want to do. The best way to look for such jobs would be to register in some known job sites and LinkedIn and try to interact with the people in such positions.
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Sambhavi
Posted at 16:06h, 28 FebruaryHello Gonit Sora team,
Iam Sambhavi. First of all am thoroughly impressed with your replies and the amount of help you do to budding mathematicians. Hats off and many thanks.
On my query to your team, mine is not so straight forward case. I did my Bachelors in Mathematics and Masters in Computer Applications. I work in the IT Industry for more than 12 years now. For the past 3 years, I work in the area of analytics and slowly I developed an interest in Statistics, Probability Models and so on, I read quite a few books on these, I took Online courses on machine learning and read many white papers. Beyond a point, I now feel that I should get my concepts deeper in Mathematics. For which, I feel I should do a masters. After some research, I have zeroed down to M Sc in Applications of Mathematics at CMI (I reside at Chennai with family which is also another reason and it also is inline with the work I do). Initially I looked at Masters in Statsitics at ISI but logistics may be a problem.
What would be your advice to me? Do you think I will be able to crack CMI's exam? If yes, what books should I follow. Is 2 months a decent time to prepare? Am genuinely interested in learning the subject as such, so I have the drive to reach my goal.
Or, can you suggest me any alternatives? All I understand is I need to do a masters in either math or stats, applied math seems even better as I will have to go back to work for personal reasons.
Kindly help me. Many thanks in advance.
Sambhavi
Gonit Sora
Posted at 22:05h, 28 FebruaryHi Sambhavi,
Thanks for your kind words. Comments such as yours motivate us in our work.
We have seen your comment on our other article about the course you mentioned. Perhaps, Neha (the author of that piece) would be better suited to answer your query. If she does not respond then kindly drop in a line here again and we will prod her a bit further. 🙂
But, from our knowledge of the exam pattern, two months might not be enough if you are also managing a family and working at the same time. But we would still urge you to give the exam and test the waters for now. At Chennai, we think CMI would be the best choice for you and the course is quite good.
As for books, we would suggest the following, based on a cursory glance at the past question papers:
Linear Algebra Problem Book by P. R. Halmos
Linear Algebra with Applications by Gilbert Strang
Introduction to Real Analysis by Bartle and Sherbert
Calculus by T. M. Apostol
And you could supplement some of the parts in algebra and number theory with a light dose of the following books:
Polynomials by E. J. Barbeau
Higher Algebra by Barnald and Child
Introduction to Elementary Number Theory by D. M. Burton
Hope this helps you.
Sambhavi
Posted at 10:14h, 29 FebruaryHello team,
Thanks a lot for your quick yet detailed and honest reply. As you suggested I shall definitely test the waters this year. I shall try to get hold of these books, prepare a charter and see how to make myself solid atleast in few subjects, if not all.
I was thinking of taking a 2 months break at work and prepare for this full time. Meaning a solid 8 hours a day. Even then you think it's tough? I think am obsessed to give my best 🙂
Neha, yes, I sent her an email yesterday with same details. No reply yet, probably she must be busy, so let her take some time. If not, I shall drop a line here again.
I really appreciate your help. Thanks again!
Gonit Sora
Posted at 23:49h, 06 MarchSure you could try taking a break and focusing most of your day on the exam, that should yield favourable results. Best of luck, and do inform us about how you do in the exam.
Sambhavi
Posted at 11:16h, 07 MarchSure, I shall definitely let you know. Neha replied as well.
Are there any other books that I would need for preparation? For now, am starting with Linear Algebra, Real Analysis and Calculus (same author that you'd mentioned earlier)
As always, many thanks to all of you guys!
Gonit Sora
Posted at 04:04h, 09 MarchAt the moment, we would suggest you to focus on these books. Too many books might also make you lose your momentum. Best of luck and feel free to drop in a line anytime you wish.
Sambhavi
Posted at 12:15h, 11 MarchYeah, makes sense, I've started brushing up basics from Real Analysis and Calculus books. In parallel, I simply run through previous years papers to understand where exactly I need to focus more. Will get back whenever I face any hiccups. Thanks much for all the help.
Gonit Sora
Posted at 04:04h, 13 MarchSure, no problem at all.
Sambhavi
Posted at 14:37h, 19 MarchHi Gonit Sora team,
I just read in the information brochure that CMI's programmes are residential. Is it only for undergraduation and doctrates or does it apply for masters in application of mathematics also?
Is it mandatory? Keeping my fingers crossed.
 Sambhavi
Gonit Sora
Posted at 21:55h, 28 MarchIt is residential for all programmes. But normally institutes do not mind if students try to find accommodation of their own. You would still be advised to write to CMI and find more about this.
SRIKANTH
Posted at 17:24h, 17 MarchSir,
Is there M.math course in ISI Bangalore?
Gonit Sora
Posted at 21:53h, 28 MarchThe programme is offered in Kolkata and Bengaluru in alternate years, with a batch commencing in Kolkata in even years and in Bengaluru in odd years.
Sambhavi
Posted at 10:13h, 20 MarchHi Gonit Sora team,
I replied to that thread, for some reason am not seeing the post in this page. So resending the message. I read in CMI's information brochure that all their courses are residential. Does this apply for even Masters in Applications of Mathematics ? Is it mandatory and any exception clauses available? As always, thanks for your help.
Gonit Sora
Posted at 21:56h, 28 MarchWe have replied, sorry for the delay as out editor was a bit busy with some other matters. Also copied below is our response:
It is residential for all programmes. But normally institutes do not mind if students try to find accommodation of their own. You would still be advised to write to CMI and find more about this.
Sambhavi
Posted at 17:28h, 08 AprilHello Gonit Sora team,
Thanks as always for the reply. Had one quick question. M Stat at ISI, is it that 2nd year of the course should be done only at Kolkata? Whereas 1st year can be done at Chennai?
When compared to CMI's entrance syllabus, ISI has few more additional topics. Am preparing for both, still wanted to know your reply. If it is Kolkata mandatory, may get difficult for me due to logistics. In that case, I will concentrate more on CMI syllabus.
Thank you!
Gonit Sora
Posted at 20:49h, 09 AprilThe ISI website doesn't mention anything of that sort. To our knowledge, the MMath course takes place at two different centres on alternate years.
Sambhavi
Posted at 10:17h, 10 AprilHello Gonit Sora team,
I've applied for M Stat and not M Math in ISI. Here is the link where I found this information. Was trying to understand whether there would be any alternates.
http://www.isichennai.res.in/mstat.php
Thanks much!
Gonit Sora
Posted at 16:51h, 10 MayYes, as it says in the website, the pattern of the course will follow that.
Sambhavi
Posted at 11:57h, 18 AprilHello team,
Quick question...For ISI M Stat entrance exam preparation, am using the same text books that you suggested earlier for CMI's M AP course entrance, as the syllabus is more or less the same. Except that ISI's entrance has few more topics. So for Probability, am following Sheldon M Ross. I hope it's sufficient as it seems to be a real good book. Can you suggest any good book for Coordinate geometry, from an ISI M Stat entrance perspective? Many Thanks.
Gonit Sora
Posted at 16:54h, 10 MayRoss' book is quite good, you may also like to read William Feller's classic two volume book on Probability Theory and its applications. For coordinate geometry, a good introduction would be S. L. Loney's book.
Aliraza
Posted at 00:26h, 27 MarchHello sir,
First of all thanku so much for the information before these I hv never listen abt these exams and institutes. I really salute u for ur work.
I am pursuing F.Y. engineering B.tech degree.I secured 1st rank in Maharashtra securing 100/100 in Maths(H.S.C. Maharashtra).After going in Engineering I got full on full in AMaths 1 and I just studied half an hour before the exam even I hv not taken any classes for it I hv just attended lect.So I thought that I should become teacher in Mathematics.
So now I will be going in S.Y.engineering.Someone suggested me that u should do correspondence for B.SC in Maths.I wanted to become Mathematician.So can u advise me what I should do?Should I quit engineering and study for these exams and take admission in top institute? (The only ve point is I don't want to study by leaving my parentsIf it would be really good for me then they will allow me to study in other state)
Thanks once again,
Waiting for ur reply.
Gonit Sora
Posted at 21:59h, 28 MarchThank you very much Aliraza for your kind words. You are lucky in the sense that Maharashtra has some very great institutes for mathematics study, like TIFR Mumbai and IISER Pune. A BSc in correspondence is not a bad idea if you can manage the work load, but please be aware that some universities do not allow students to enroll in two courses at the same time. You should talk to your college officials about this. What we would suggest is that you finish your Bachelors in Engineering and if there is a choice then choose a discipline where there will be mathematics as a subject for at least four semesters or two full years. In the meantime keep on preparing for the exams mentioned in this post and when you finish your Bachelors you should start to give the exams and try to find a place at TIFR or IISER or maybe even IIT Bomabay which is quite good for mathematics.
Tawan
Posted at 14:52h, 27 Marchhello Gonit Sora Team pls tell the scope of Msc Maths from
Jamai islamia university new delhi. and also tell me difference between M.Sc. Mathematics with Computer Science and M.Sc.Tech.(Industrial Mathematics With Computer Application) and their career scope
Gonit Sora
Posted at 22:02h, 28 MarchThere are much better universities to study mathematics in Delhi itself, apart from Jamia. For example, IIT Delhi is much better in almost every aspect from Jamia.
The major difference would be, an MTech degree would be focused on applications of mathematics, and the 'pure' part, like say abstract algebra or topology may not be focused as much as it would be in an MSc. So, it depends on what career you would like to have later on. If you would prefer a career in academia, an MSc would be slightly better but not so much of a difference than an MTech. But if you wish not to work in academia then you should definitely go for the MTech course as it is a skill based course and would come in handy while applying for jobs.
SK
Posted at 20:32h, 01 AprilHow about MSc at BHU. I like to pursue research in manifolds and lie theory in future.
Gonit Sora
Posted at 20:44h, 02 AprilBHU is a good place, but you should look into TIFR and IMSc where more quality research in these fields take place.
shona
Posted at 07:44h, 05 AprilHii sir
please mention some good books for entrance exam of cmi for application of mathematics.
Gonit Sora
Posted at 20:46h, 09 AprilYou may find this post interesting http://gonitsora.com/interviewexperienceatcmi/
shona
Posted at 07:53h, 05 Aprilhii sir
please mention some good books for preparation of isi entrance exam(M.Maths)
Gonit Sora
Posted at 20:46h, 09 AprilYou should read all the standard books mentioned already in other comments. Like Herstein for Algebra, Munkres for Topology, etc.
Reshma
Posted at 10:20h, 15 AprilDear Sir,
Good Morning !!
Can i do distance learning Msc maths from foreign university.Will it beneficial and a have good recognition in India. if yes please suggest me some good university or college name which provide distance learning MSc Maths
Gonit Sora
Posted at 16:53h, 10 MayWell, it is always better to do a full time course, but if you want to do a distance course then we would not recommend doing it from an university outside India.
Shrey
Posted at 19:27h, 25 AprilHi,
I'm wondering if you know where can one get ISI M.Math entrance previous yeras' papers online or offline? And no, these are not the same as those uploaded on their website. On the website they upload the same sample papers each year, in every subject.
For B.Math/B.Stat TOMATO book is sufficient and has loads of sample and previous years' problems in both objective and subjective part?
But I haven't yet come across any such source for M.Math entrance.
So, if you could find some source (online/offline) where I can et previous years questions, please reply as soon as possible.
Gonit Sora
Posted at 16:56h, 10 MayHi, sorry we do not know of any such online resource of previous year's questions papers.
Neha
Posted at 14:21h, 30 AprilHello Gonitsora team. ..thankyou for doing such an awesome job by becoming a guidance counselor. ..I' m wondering how deeply you show the right path to people who have interest in mathematics. .I too come here (as I found this site very helpful) with the hope of getting right guidance regarding my career. ...
sir,
I have an interest in mathematics and I've done my graduation (I.e Bsc (Economics) consists of subjects Maths and Economics).I have done 12 courses in maths in bsc (economics).But I am not satisfied with my graduation at all(as I have done it from some local college+with very less marks..but passed).Now I want to do thebsc (financial mathematics) again from some reputed university and I am 21 now.
Please tell me whether I'm eligible to do the degree again or not? If yes, is this the right decision or I should persue msc maths from some local college?if doing bsc financial maths s the right decision. .please tell me some good universities
Gonit Sora
Posted at 16:59h, 10 MayHi Neha, thank you for your kind words. It encourages us more when we see comments like yours.
It seems to us that, your best course would be try to do the MSc in applications of mathematics from CMI. It has a specialization in financial mathematics. We feel that doing a BSc again would not be the best course of action for you, instead you should do an MSc. There are several very good universities abroad which also offer such a course and you should definitely check them out as well. If you have any more questions, then please feel free to leave a comment here.
Shona
Posted at 00:29h, 06 MayHii sir,
Is distance learning msc maths course from oxford university good or not.What are its career prospects and is it valuable as compared to regular courses?
What are its aspects in corporate sector ?
I m sending you the link from where I got this information
https://www.conted.ox.ac.uk/courses/details.php?id=g10047
Please provide the details of above link as soon as possible.
Gonit Sora
Posted at 17:01h, 10 MayHi, this is not a normal MSc course, it is just a popular mathematics course that the university offers online. We do not believe that this would enhance your career prospects in any way.
dipak panda
Posted at 00:31h, 16 MaySir, i have competed my b.tech in electrical engineering. I want to do m.sc in math. Is there any institution in odisha to do msc in math after b.tech?
Gonit Sora
Posted at 19:59h, 01 JuneNormally, central universities would accept students with a BTech degree provided you did two years of mathematics courses. You should also look into IMA and NISER which have some nice porgrammes.
Bhanu Pratap
Posted at 23:00h, 21 MayPlease guide me.
I am 31 yrs old.
I completed 12(sc.+math) in 2002.
Then I leave studies.
I have been worked as graphicweb designing since 2002 (14yrs.)
I wanted to reinitiate my career in robotics. But, I couldn't found any course equivalent to B.Tech, so I joined Bsc (mathematics mains) from IGNOU. I am in 2nd year now. It will be completed by 2018.
Please guide me for following.
1. I want to do work in computer science.
2. I want to settle abroad i.e., Australia, New zealand, Canada, Middle east countries, or US.
Gonit Sora
Posted at 20:00h, 01 JuneHi, our answers to your queries:
1. You should finish your BSc and then do an MCA, which would be the best course for you.
2. At this point, we cannot tell anything specific, unless you have a more specific query.
All the best.
Shivakumar
Posted at 18:29h, 22 MayHi Gonit Sora team
My son is in his 9th and is pursuing Maths Olympiad. Can u suggest good books for him to read to prepare for Olympiad in 9th n 10th standard.
Gonit Sora
Posted at 20:02h, 01 JuneHe can start with the following books:
An Excursion in Mathematics (published by Bhaskaracharya Pratisthana)
Challenge and Thrill of PreCollege Mathematics
Both of these books should be available with the regional Olympiad coordinator in your area.
M R ravi kanth
Posted at 22:37h, 23 Maynamsthe ganith sora team . I am Ravi kanth from bengaluru, now my age is 39 years . my ambition is to complete my M.Sc mathematics through evening college in any area from bengaluru . I am working as a mathematics teacher past 2001 in various schools .so please help me or guide me about the infromation of evening colleges at bengaluru( well reputed colleges)
thanks and regards
M R ravi kanth
Gonit Sora
Posted at 20:03h, 01 JuneWe are sorry, but apart from IGNOU we do not have much knowledge at the moment about evening colleges in your area. You could however drop an email to our editor Bishal Deb (bishal@gonitsora.com), who resides in Chennai at the moment.
Tejas
Posted at 11:30h, 24 MayHello sir, I have given my jee advanced this year. I like mathematics and programming. How is Integrated Msc Applied mathematics at IIT Roorkee. I have also got offer letter to BS program at IISc. Which should I choose?
Thank you
Gonit Sora
Posted at 20:07h, 01 JuneIf your interests are more towards computer science, then go for IITR and if they are more towards mathematics go for IISc. Both the programmes have a good syllabus of the core mathematics courses, however IISc will have the distinct advantage of being India's best university.
Mayank Panwar
Posted at 18:16h, 30 MaySir, I am doing BA programme for Delhi University's Open School Of learning?
I want to preapre for JAM at home. But will I be eligible for giving the exam in first place?
Also, on another note does doing Bsc Math Hons from private universities like Lovely Professional University has any value?
Gonit Sora
Posted at 20:09h, 01 JuneYou will be eligible if you have taken mathematics courses for atleast two years in your programme, otherwise you are not eligible for admission via JAM.
It is always advisable to do BSc or MSc courses from public universities.
Neha
Posted at 19:52h, 30 MaySir, I got very less marks in graduation i.e around 54%..but i want to do Bsc.(financial mathematics ) now from some reputed university like CMI,ISI..is this not the right decision?
sir,please tell me the universities providing this course in India and the scope of Financial Mathematics?
Gonit Sora
Posted at 20:10h, 01 JuneIt is a good career option and has a lot of potential, but in India there are very few good colleges for a BSc in financial mathematics. You should definitely aim to do the Applications in Mathematics MSc course at CMI.
Nitin
Posted at 12:57h, 31 MayDear Sir,
I am pursuing M. Sc. Mathematics through distance Mode, kindly confirm me what are the career options are available in India other than teaching. and please confirm that how we can enter in the corporate sector with Post graduation Degree in Mathematics. Provide the companies/Consultants List.
Gonit Sora
Posted at 20:11h, 01 JuneWe are unable to provide such a list you request, but most companies would be wiling to take in a candidate such as you if you do well in their screening tests. You are of course eligible for all the government jobs where the minimum criteria is a Bachelors or a Masters degree.
Jayati
Posted at 18:20h, 31 MayHello sir
I have cleared my cbse board exam PCM with 91 percent aggregate.. N i love mathematics but didn't knew about these institutes previously, so now all the dates are gone
Shall i do bsc math from a normal university at my place as in i live in surat and further prepare for masters at such places or shall i take some other course or institutes?
Gonit Sora
Posted at 20:14h, 01 JuneYou should continue your BSc now and reapply for these institutes again next year. Keep in mind about the dates of applications by visiting the institutes websites regularly.
sourabh agarwal
Posted at 03:37h, 01 Junesir
i have gone through your website recently....where i got to know about the institutes like cmi,tifr for msc in mathematics. I have cracked iitjam in statistics with air 35 this year but i was unaware of best options like cmi or tifr.
now i am in dilemma to what to do bcoz i love mathematics and when i got to knew of cmi and tifr as more best option. i have lost my charm of doing msc from iit.
what should i do??
Gonit Sora
Posted at 20:13h, 01 JuneThis question has been answered via email to you.
sourabh agarwal
Posted at 04:01h, 01 Junesir
i want to know more bright options in mathematics,,,,,,,although i have cleared iit jam examination with AIR 35 in mathematical statistics. But i was unaware of the options like CMI and TIFR before i surfed ur website. so i am somewhat mentally disturbed even though i will get IIT......what to do???
Gonit Sora
Posted at 20:13h, 01 JuneThis question has been answered via email to you.
Jaggu
Posted at 18:24h, 03 JuneI have completed my msc .
1.how can I prepare for NBHM phd scholarship test?
2. I also solved a few sample questions. How can I prepare for analysis, algebra and topology specially.
3. What is the cutoff generally for NBHM?
4. Should I prepare separately for interview?
Gonit Sora
Posted at 21:10h, 04 JuneHere are the answers to your queries:
1. You should review all your BSc level mathematics and also solve the previous years question papers to get an idea of the exam.
2. The ideal way would be to choose one book each for the subjects and devote time into solving the problems and knowing the theorems along with their proofs well. We would suggest the following books: Introductory Real Analysis by Bartle and Sherbert, Topics in Algebra by Herstein and Topology by Munkres
3. The cutoff varies, but if you score more than 50% you have a good chance of being called in the interview.
4. Yes, you should. Ideally you should try to solve all the questions that you could not solve in the written test.
Vaibhav Purohit
Posted at 15:03h, 04 JuneHi Gonit Sora team,
Thank you all for putting up this very useful website for mathematics enthusiasts. It is really helpful and elaborate in terms of its content. You all are really a big help.
I came across this site while trying to find what relevant courses and institutes would suit my educational background and my career interests. I have BE in Electronics and Telecommunication (2012) from University of Mumbai with 2.5 years of Applied mathematics in curriculum and currently working at an IT major in Pune. I wish to pursue a career in Cryptography or Operations Management. I have been always inclined towards Mathematics but due to lack of knowledge and research post 12th standard I was unaware of the wide possibilities in this field.
After going through your post and a little research from my side, I have decided to pursue Masters in Mathematics and intend to join TIFR, ISI, CMI or such institutes of repute.
Based on my interest in Cryptography (elective course during BE) and Operations (independent research and inclination), kindly help me choose the college and course which I should pursue.
Kindly reply soon so that i can get on with necessary preparations starting with finding the right books.
Regards, Vaibhav
Gonit Sora
Posted at 21:11h, 04 JuneBased on your background and interest, we feel that CMI and IMSc would be better choices than other institutes. Also, you should look into some MTech programmes offered by ISI Kolkata, which are quite good.
Vaibhav Purohit
Posted at 23:58h, 09 JuneThank you for your prompt reply.
Based on your inputs, I went through the courses at CMI and I am keen on preparing for M.Sc in Applications of Mathematics.
For its preparation are the following books right:
1. Calculus, Volume 1, Tom M. Apostol.
2. Understanding Mathematics, K.B. Sinha et al, Universities press, Hyderabad
Also M.Tech in Quality, Reliability and Operations Research at ISI is a course that i would like to pursue. Kindly suggest the books i should study from for its exam and interview preparation.
Gonit Sora
Posted at 19:04h, 11 JuneYes, also supplement with other books on basic BSc level mathematics.
We are sorry, but our knowledge of that course and its exam is limited as there is no one in our team with an OR background.
Subashri Venkataramanan
Posted at 18:39h, 04 JuneNamaste Sir,
I've completed B.Sc Physics. I'm planning to pursue Masters in Physics next. But I want to study Mathematics simultaneously through distance education to enhance my understanding of Physics. So may I know which are the best universities in India for this purpose?
Also, is there distance education for Integrated B.ScM.Sc in Mathematics? If so, which universities?
Thank you.
Gonit Sora
Posted at 21:12h, 04 JuneIf you are already planning to do an MSc in Physics, we feel it would be redundant to do a simultaneous course in mathematics. You should on the other hand, devote your time in learning more of mathematical physics and the mathematics that you would come up in your course work. That we believe would be a better use of your time.
Subashri Venkataramanan
Posted at 18:19h, 05 JuneThank you very much for this view point and also this wonderful webpage. It has really helped a lot Sir.
Is there any online course for Mathematical Physics? Or any distance education course which covers mathematical physics extensively?
bitupan
Posted at 12:23h, 06 JuneSir, i am a M.sc maths student...i have a query if you help me please...if i suppose pass out Msc with 65% and apply for a job in a private college for a post...if another student also applying and he has %ge greater than me..Than who will get the job ?
Gonit Sora
Posted at 19:01h, 11 JuneAlong with your marks, there are other criteria to choose from. So we cannot surely say who would get the job.
lalita pandey
Posted at 13:36h, 08 Junesir please send me csir dec 2013 mathematical science ans key on my email
Gonit Sora
Posted at 19:01h, 11 JuneWe do not have the answer key.
Soutrika Khan
Posted at 14:55h, 09 JuneI have completed B.sc in Economics , Mathematics , Statistics in 2015 from Calcutta University. I like mathematics more than economics. but I do not have excellent academic record in my graduation. I would like join another B.math course. I am 21 years now. I want to join CMI. Is there any age limit for B.sc in CMI? Is it possible? I want to be a researcher..
Please give me suggestions.
With much regards
Thank You
Gonit Sora
Posted at 19:02h, 11 JuneAccording to the information brochure http://www.cmi.ac.in/admissions/brochure/2016/cmibrochure2016.pdf, there is no age limit for the course at the moment.
varshini
Posted at 22:56h, 18 Junedear sir,
i have joined central university of tamil nadu which offers integrated msc in maths. i love maths but my interest also lies in physics, so can u pls tell me if i take physics as one of my elective , then in future after completion of this 5 yr course will i be able to pursue my phd in mathematical science which has boths maths and physics.. can u name such programs and the universities that offer such programs....
Gonit Sora
Posted at 22:10h, 25 JuneYes, you can. Mathematical Physics is a very important and hot field of research right now. Most of the institutes have people working in that area, but there are no official programs in mathematical physics in India at the moment to our knowledge.
Amiya Ranjan Sahu
Posted at 20:42h, 24 JuneHlw Sir, I'm Amiya, studying Bsc. 2nd yr. with Mth Hons. at Utkal University. I want to say thanks for this useful website for mathematics enthusiasts. I've the aim to get a seat at ISI/CMI/ IMSc/TIFR/ IISc. in MMath. But I've no idea to crack the entrance exams. So, I want you to suggest me some entrance oriented books to crack the entrance exams for which I'll remain obliged. According to our syllabus, we've some books which are mentioned below
1.Text book of calculus (Shantinarayan)(S Chand &co.)
2.Text book of calculus (Shantinarayan)(S Chand &co.)
3.Topics in calculus (R K Panda & P K Sathpathy)(S G Publication)
4.A course of ordinary and partial differential equation (Dr.J Sinha Roy & Dr. S Padhy)(Kalyani Publisher)
5.Analytical solid geometry (Shantinarayan & P K Mittal)(S chand &co.)
6.An introduction to linear algebra (V Krisnamurthy,V P Mainra & J L Arora)(EWP)
7.Theory of algebra (Chandrikaprasad)(Pothisala)
8.Topics in algebra (I N Herstein)(Vikas Publication)
9.Fundamentals of mathematical analysis (G Das & S Pattnaik)(TMH)
10.Mathematical analysis (S C Mallick,S Arora & Others) (New Age International)
11.A course on numerical analysis (B P Acharya & R N Das)(Kalyani publisher)
12.Operations Research (Kantiswarup,P K Gupta & Man Mohan)(Sultan Chand)
13.A first course in probability (Sheldon Ross)(Pearson Education)
14.Complex Analysis (S Arumugam,A T Isac & A Somasundaram)(SCITECH)
The above books are in our three year academic syllabus. Please, suggest me some books to crack the entrance exams so that I can fulfill my dream.I'm eagerly waiting for your quick reply.[please send reply to my email I'd ]
Regards, Amiya.
Gonit Sora
Posted at 22:13h, 25 JuneApart from the books you mention, you should definitely try to do problems from Schaum series books in various topics. Other books that we feel are good are mentioned below:
1. Introduction to Real Analysis by Bartle and Sherbert
2. Differential Equations with Historical Notes by Simmons
3. Introduction to Linear Algebra by Friedberg et.al.
4. Complex Analysis Notes by Saranson
Best of luck.
Shashikant Kumar
Posted at 03:09h, 28 JuneWhat is the age limit for doing MSc. Maths from CMI, TIFR, IMSC and other institutes?
Gonit Sora
Posted at 23:37h, 03 JulyAs far as we know, there is no age restrictions as mentioned in the websites.
ayush sharma
Posted at 07:41h, 02 JulySir,
plz tell me about college & UNIVERSITIES in india offering MSc./MA in Maths to an B.Tech in Mech. Engg..
plz give name of some universities where admission can get easily...
Thank you
NOTE :: I am an average student so plz don"t suggest me for IIT"S, TATA ,CIS etc,....
Gonit Sora
Posted at 23:39h, 03 JulyYou can do an MSc in any university provided you clear the examinations/interviews of that university and you have had mathematics as a subject in your BTech for atleast four semesters or two years.
Soutrika Khan
Posted at 20:29h, 02 Julythank you so much . But I have questions. I have checked CMI's website.I have seen that there is an option ' M.sc in applications of mathematics and its eligibility criteria.. It says Bsc (physics/statistics/mathematics) / B.E/B.tech are eligible..so my questions are.:1. Is there any opportunity for us who have Economics , statistics, mathematics background? If there, please suggest.. 2.what is best institute for applied mathematics?
I am totally dissatisfied with my graduation result.. would it be better doing Bachelor's again?
with regards..
Gonit Sora
Posted at 23:40h, 03 JulyHi, if your degree was BSc, with one of statistics or mathematics as the main subject then you are still eligible for the course even if you did not study physics in BSc. The best institutes would be CMI and TIFRCentre for Applicable Mathematics at Bengaluru.
Amiya Ranjan Sahu
Posted at 00:15h, 04 JulyHlw Sir, thanks for your quick reply. I want to know that is there any fact in the NBHM model questions  The institute of mathematical science { http://www.imsc.res.in/nbhm_model_questions }. I recently searched the previous year 2015 model questions papers of nbhm exam. for msc. on the above link. But some questions were so easy. So, it thrust me in a doubt that it may be a fake or demo question. So, I want you to clear that that's the right question or not. Unless send me the nbhm previous year questions for which I'll remain obliged.
Regards, Amiya.
Gonit Sora
Posted at 22:11h, 12 JulyHi Amiya, the papers in the URL you mention are the actual exam papers.
Jayesh Kumpawat
Posted at 01:03h, 04 JulySir,
I was having a question that the course  mathematics and computing(offered by IIT) has pure, genuine,classical and real mathematics or it is more into programming and computation. Does this course almost offer same subjects as that of BSc's,BMAT's etc.? Do i have a future in doing research after completing that course of IIT?
Gonit Sora
Posted at 22:12h, 12 JulyYes, they will be doing both basic mathematics courses as well as computer science courses. Most of the courses will have a flavour of both the subjects. After completion, you can do research in fields where your training will be most affective, such as algorithms, financial risk analysis, etc.
Amiya Ranjan Sahu.
Posted at 23:13h, 09 JulyHlw Sir, Please give me the syllabus of nbhm exam and also suggest me some books to crack NBHM exam. for MSc.
Thank you.
Vikram
Posted at 09:22h, 10 JulyHi
I did my Engineering degree in 2004 in electronics and engineering and have been into telecom sector since then.
I want to pursue MSc in Mathematics. Can you suggest me if any good Part time MSc programs are available in India. If not then can you recommend few good institutes for MSc Maths through Distance education. I was exploring IGNOU but then noted that they don't take Engineering graduates as they need specialization in maths in graduation stream.
Regards
Vikram
Gonit Sora
Posted at 22:14h, 12 JulyHi Vikram, sorry we are not aware of any part time courses like you mention. However, a good idea would be to look into local colleges in your area which offer MSc courses, they may have some part time courses.
Reshma
Posted at 23:28h, 25 JulyHii sir, thanks a lot for ur guidance and suggestions which helped me a lot in my studies.
Sir I would like to discuss something wid u and please if possible find some solution for D same
I have completed my graduation from lko university and then got married and started doing job
Now I prepared for jam but didn't got success in fact I faced failure in all exams like tifr,cmi,isi,bhj,du,etc. Since there is a four year gap in my graduation till now.
Now I am confused and unable to understand what to do because if I start preparing again for these exams then again one year more wastage or should I do msc from locl college and prepare for net.one more problem I M facing that because of year leap no local college is admitting in there college. Please help me. I M from Kanpur it's a rule in knp university that a year gap students can't tke admission without donation.
So , please help me.