Guide for a B.tech student to join MSc in mathematics

Hello friends,

I completed my BE in biomedical engineering from LD College, Gujarat in 2011-2015.

Now I am in MSc in mathematics & scientific computing at NIT-Warangal (2015-2017 batch).

If you are a BE or B.Tech student and want to go in mathematics than it is not much difficult task.

JAM(Joint Admission test for MSc) is very useful for us. If you qualify JAM then you can get admission in IISc, most IITs, few NITs, and and some CFTIs.

Few IITs have eligibility criteria of requiring BSc with Major.

Most of IITs need only four sem study of mathematics which we generally study in our BE or BTech. (Operations research, Numerical Methods etc… also counts in mathematical subject. Just in case you are worrying if you have studied math only for three sems)

Now if u do Math of BSc level nicely then you should also give CSIR-NET-JRF exam. If you qualify this exam then after BE/BTech no need to do MSc. Directly go for PHd . During your phd from any institute, CSIR will give you Rs 25000(+30% of 25000 as HRA) per month for first two year of phd and 28000 per month afterward for three year.

JAM exam brochure give you all required details…

Other Useful exams are CMI, TIFR, ISI, NBHM, GATE etc…

How to prepare for this exams : See other posts on this blog.

Wish you good luck friends

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68 thoughts on “Guide for a B.tech student to join MSc in mathematics

  1. Hii ravi,
    I need some career advice from you.
    Can you contact me on my mail
    Vishalmallan@gmail.com

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    1. You can ask me here… I will try to reply…

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      1. I m graduating in 2019 (BE cs) i want to do msc maths show me the right path to go my Mail id is aastikachopra1996@gmail.com

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      2. Start reading good books. So exercise. Solve previous year papers.

        Go for JAM exam. Also apply for NBHM, TIFR, isi etc… Look at my previous post

        Wish you good luck

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  2. I am a btech(ME) student graduating in May…..i have an interest in math….i wanna do something related to mathematics….what should i do
    I looked up for various tests for msc math like iit jam….tifr …but thier entrance test has already passed

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    1. You are right. Jam and TIFR exam date is passed and also of ISI, CMI etc. You have only one option if you want your carrier in Math. Just prepare well for one year and apply for all these exams next year. GOOD LUCK.

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  3. i am btech student . i have maths in 3 semesters only . is it wise to give jest maths( if i m not eligible)

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    1. I have no information about Jest Mathematics. Can you give me any website where I can get info

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      1. Sir i have done my b.tech in ece in 2012 . We have studied maths in first year mm and m1
        And in second year m3
        I can write the exam or not

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      2. Exam anyone can write. Three sem or four sem matters while admission.

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  4. Sir i have done my b.tech in ece . We have studied maths in Sem 1,2,3. and in fourth sem we have studied (numerical method of computational programming lab math) i am eligible for iit jam or not.

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    1. yes, you are. Without second thought, prepare for JAM

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  5. I am currently in final year of mechanical engineering & want to pursue MSc in maths. I hace had maths for four semesters. Am I eligible for JAM? Also which institutes (apart from the IITs) are good for M.Sc maths?

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  6. hello….
    i am having mathematics for 3 semesters in my clg. can i apply for jam 2017?? plz tell me asap.
    email id:-rekhansh009@gmail.com

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    1. You can apply.
      They are asking for just Bachelor Degree.
      If you qualify the exam then few IITs will ask for four sem study of mathematics. But after you pay fees and go to respective institute , they will not cancle your admission. Go through this post https://ravihir.wordpress.com/2016/04/10/ccmn-2016-counseling-portal-is-active-now/

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  7. Hi Ravi. My name is Dhruv. I am a doing my B.tech From DDIT College Nadiad, I am intrested in Mathematics.I am in 3rd year of B.tech. I want to join Msc. mathematics. I am confused which exam to give.GATE or IIT-JAM? Can you please provide your contact number? It would really be helpful to me if you can provide your contact.

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    1. If you ask your questions here in comment section then my answer will be helpful not only to you but others also.

      Why not to give both exams? For GATE you need MSc level maths. If you BSc level maths is good then you can qualify GATE. But with GATE you will directly get admission in PhD and not in MSc.

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  8. Hi Ravi.my name is Vikas I am in final year btech eee I want to do pH.d in mathematics can you suggest me what can I do immediately after completing my btech

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    1. During your final year you should prepare for JAM exam for MSc. or GATE, CSIR-NET exam for PhD.

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      1. Thanks Ravi and I have small doubt that gate is also useful for the entrance into phd mathematics but gate exam is related to my btech stream eee then how it is used to get into phd mathematics which is different field and csir net exam is checking our skills in particular field.after btech I want to go for different field mathematics which is not related to my btech eee please clear my doubt .

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      2. You should appear for GATE-MA paper and not GATE-eee if you want PhD in Mathematics after your BTech in eee

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  9. Hello sir ,do iits accept btech (mech) students if they clear JAM (maths) for their msc course.,I have seen in one of your comments that only one NIT accepts Btech holders .
    Thank you .

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    1. Almost all IITs accepts BTech with four semester study of math.

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      1. kashyaprudrendra March 29, 2019 — 8:53 pm

        Hi Ravi,
        I think all IITs accept btech students with required eq and meq.
        Why you are saying almost? Is there any IIT which don’t?

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      2. Some requires study of statistics in bachelors degree if you r looking for MSc in statistics.

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  10. Thanks Ravi suggest me which is more valuable gate or csir net for good career in mathematics field

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    1. With CSIR-NET, no matter which institute you go for PhD, you will get 25000/month. With GATE you have limited choice like IITs NITs etc…

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  11. Thanks Ravi for your reply please clear my doubt when applying for csir net exam December what is lecturship,jrf,jrf-lectureship what is difference between them.i want to do PhD but after btech directly to PhD without msc or any other pg course is it valuable to apply for government teaching posts.

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    1. Few people are only interested in Lectureship. Few are interested only in JRF. Few in both. Cutoff for JRF is a little higher than Lectureship.

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      1. Thanks to do PhD which I should select in application form jrf or lectureship and please clear my doubt that is it valuable doing PhD directly after btech without msc

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      2. For PhD you should choose JRF and LECTURESHIP

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  12. Hello sir,I have done B.E in chemical and M.Sc in Mathematics from Pune university.m I eligible for lecturer or assistant professor in terms of qualification criteria at engineering institute??(apart from NET/ SET)

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    1. I have few friends who joined as a faculty in Self-financed engineering colleges after MSc without NET score. But they are now trying to qualify NET because with NET score they can get more salary.

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      1. Thank you sir.i have one more question.can I work on temporary basis in engineering college with these degrees???what is the qualifications criteria for lecturer post according to ugc for working at engineering college??do they require M.Sc+ B.Sc or M.Sc + B.E can work???

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  13. I want to pursue in maths. I have done btech in ECE. The jam exam date is already over. Any alternative of msc mathematics other than jam?

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    1. Applications for CMI is not over. Check here https://www.cmi.ac.in/admissions/

      Also check for TIFR, ISI, NBHM etc… Also look for IISER admission process.

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  14. What specialization in Mathematical Sciences I need to fill in CSIR NET application form? I have completed my B. Tech in Electronics & Communication Engineering. Plz help me Sir.

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    1. No specific requirements 🙂 You can look at brochure available on their website.

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      1. but, what is specialization should I choose from PURE, APPLIED, STATISTICS, OTHERS. I can’t understand, is it asking for past specialization or the future specialization I am planning to pursue? If it’s past, can I enter ‘Engineering’ in OTHERS?

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  15. Sir, I am a Btech mechanical 3rd year student. Can I give IIT jam Physics? And if yes, how could I start preparing for it.

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    1. I dont hv any info regarding Physics. You will find info in JAM brochure

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  16. B S JNANESHWAR April 7, 2018 — 2:46 am

    Sir, I have qualified for iit jam maths, but my marks sheet mentions maths subject as applied maths in all 4 semesters. is this a problem since four semester of maths is required as minimum qualification?

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  17. B S JNANESHWAR April 7, 2018 — 5:56 am

    Sir, Please bear with me, So my application won’t be rejected by iits on the basis that i havent done subjects like group theory, analysis in my engineering?

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    1. Not at all. What they ask is four sem study of math. they are not any specific there. And no one follow this four sem rule.(or at least I have not heard)

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  18. Hey Ravi, This is Pulkit from Mumbai. This year I have completed my b.tech and want to pursue MSc in Applied Statistics andInformatics from IIT-Bombay So I want to know how to Start Study and which study Material is the best. Please give me a brief Description of the list of books which u will be referring,
    Hope to get a positive Reply.

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    1. For that program, you need to Give MS-JAM paper.
      books by Sheldon Ross is popular. But I have not spent much time in probability so I have no specific book in my mind which I can suggest you.

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  19. Hi,
    I have done B.tech in ECE but i had maths as a subject for 3 semesters only.
    Am i eligible for admission to M.sc maths after clearing JAM?
    Kindly guide me for this.

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    1. Just look at subject and see if there is any similar to math subject… Even if not, don’t worry much. No one will notice. once you get admission no one will cancel your admission.

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  20. BANOTHU SHARATH KUMAR May 14, 2018 — 5:18 am

    Hello sir.
    Sir I got 1494 (st) rank in IIT jam 2018 mathematics. And I completed my b.tech from ece branch . While filling ccmn nit warangal is not providing in list of choices only one option is showing for b.tech.i.e. Nit Arunachal Pradesh.my question is how you have done your m.sc maths from nit warangal ?
    And other questions is : I have filled choices for iits will they accept my application for or will they reject my application.as I have studied 4 maths subject in my graduation i.e(m-1, mathematical method,M-3, probability).in my first 2 subjects and 2-1 another 2 subjects . Please reply my query sir

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    1. Since last two year, CCMN portal has changed their portal and not allowing Btech students to add choices… In my time I was able to add choices. If u look at brochure of JAM, many IITs ask 4sam study of math, and they are not any specific on that. So IITs will not reject you.

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  21. BANOTHU SHARATH KUMAR May 14, 2018 — 11:14 am

    Thank you sir. But I had a doubt that as I graduated under jntu Hyderabad. Jntu HYDERABAD dont provides semester for 1 St year from 2 nd year onwards we have semester.for first year I have studied 2 maths subject and in 2-1 another 2 maths subject as mentioned in the before post. Some are saying iit s will also rejects . Is this true.and my qualifications is sufficient for admission.please sir reply for this post also .thanking you sir

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  22. Shashikant Yadav May 30, 2018 — 9:01 am

    Sir, I have studied mathematics only for 2 semesters of my B.Tech.. In other sem I had few subjects like Artificial Neural Networking and Measurement and Instrumentation, which required little application of applied mathematics. I got 343 rank in JAM mathematics and I am from OBC category. I wasn’t allotted any seat in 1st round of counselling, but I saw the list of opening and closing rank and in some of the courses closing rank is below my rank, but still I was not provided any seat. Do you have idea, what may be the reason

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    1. It is very unfortunate to here this. I am surprised why you are not alloted a seat.

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      1. Shashikant Yadav May 30, 2018 — 9:40 am

        Sir, have you witnessed any such case earlier. What may be the reason. I chose those courses and closing ranks for those courses were between 350 to 500. Still they didn’t allot me seat there. I have heard they check those eligibility criteria only after admission. So, its highly unlikely that they didn’t allot me seat because of not studying maths for 4 sem.

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      2. I HV not seen any such case earlier…
        One reason I can think is look if your obc certificate is rejected or not…
        3 years ago, they used to publish a list whose obc certificate is rejected…

        No other reason is coming in my mind

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      3. Shashikant Yadav May 30, 2018 — 10:07 am

        I have checked that list of defective applications or invalid obc certificates. They didn’t find any defect in my application.

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      4. Shashikant Yadav June 1, 2018 — 5:14 am

        I e-mailed them and they have replied me. They confirmed that I didn’t meet minimum educational qualification as I had only 2 pure math courses. I thought they consider these things only during admission process.
        I have again mailed them saying that I had few courses like “Artificial Neural Network” & “Measurement & Instrumentation” which had application of mathematics.

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  23. Jagadeeswar Reddy June 29, 2018 — 5:52 am

    Hi bro…. what is the use of gate MA exam in job field. For getting money

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    1. You can use gate ma for getting into PhD, for joining research assistant also.

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  24. Sarthak Agrawal July 19, 2018 — 6:37 am

    Hello Mr.Ravi,
    i am doing my BE in information technology, currently in third year. I have a keen interest in mathematics. I have studied maths in 3 semesters and discrete maths in 4th semester. Can you please help me which colleges can I get into after appearing for IIT JAM?
    Thanks in advance!

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    1. Most IITs, iisers and few more… Look at posts in this blog

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  25. I am studying 3 rd year ECE sir.is it not possible to write gate ECE and get into msc maths in IITs or iisc .and other question is that enough enough to start my preparation to iitjam exam now.is it much difficult to crack iitjam as I am studying be ece

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    1. Gate ECE does not give u admission in MSc math. Gate ma also can’t give you admission in MSc math.

      If want admission in MSc math than go for JAM math. I have to put work. But it is not that much difficult.

      Look at the previous year papers of Jam. U will realise it is not that difficult.

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  26. can b.tech student apply for msc math in iit through jam provided ccmn now filters b.tech students??

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  27. Sir, I am completed B. Tech chemical engineering in 2015. In first year we have only one semester but 2 mathematics subjects. From 2nd year we have 2 semesters in every year.
    Due to this reason I have 3 semesters have mathematics in b. Tech. Please tell, I am eligible for iit jam mathematics or not?

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    1. you are eligible.but if you have much interest in maths then only take this course. otherwise it creates problem

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