Career in B.Sc Mathematics

Mathematical science is considered one of the most important and job-oriented fields in science. Students having science mathematics in 12th standard has various options for undergraduate courses. For undergraduate courses, they may opt engineering, B.Sc. (Mathematics), BCA, BBA, B.A.(Mathematics) and other various degree courses in India. After completing B.Sc. (Honors) or B.Sc. (Mathematics), one can go for higher education; like M.Sc. (Research), M.Sc. (Mathematics), M.Sc. (Statistics), M.Sc. (Integrated with Ph.D.) and M. Tech courses from various NIT’s and IIT’s and other reputed universities in India and abroad.

B.Sc. graduates can go for post-graduation in science after qualifying the national level examination, which is known as IIT JAM. It is a national level entrance examination for post-graduation in Science. Interested candidates may take GRE (graduate record examination) test for admission in graduate schools in the USA and other countries across the world. It is an international level examination, which can be taken a maximum of five times a year. It is organized by the educational testing service (ETS).

M.Sc. passed students may have options for various govt. jobs; like UPSC, RPSC, Banking sector (P.O and Clerk), defense services; like CDS, AFCAT, Indian army, Indian air force etc.  Indian Railway, Indian forest service, State forest service, SSC, CGL, ISRO, BSNL, AAO, AAI are also fascinating jobs for mathematics graduates. The teaching profession is also considered as a safe and secure job for mathematics background candidates. The national eligibility test (CSIR-NET) is an essential qualification for recruitment as an assistant professor in colleges and universities in India. CSIR-NET is a national level test, which conducts twice in a year in the month of June and December. The candidates having a good rank in NET are considered JRF qualified and eligible for the scholarship for Ph.D. tenure. The age limit for JRF (Junior research fellowship) is 28 years, while there is no age limit for NET.

In the present time, Ph.D. is mandatory for recruitment as an assistant professor in universities as mentioned by the University Grant Commission (UGC), although, the debate is going on this matter. The candidates having NET+ Ph.D. with good publications in reputed journals (UGC approved journals, Scopus, SCI) are considered eligible for recruitment in universities. Also, UGC confirmed that the candidates having a Ph.D. from the top 500 universities are eligible for direct recruitment in universities as an assistant professor. The M.Sc. (mathematics) passed candidates may also choose other versatile fields for the carrier in industries; like research scientists, economists, financial analysts, operation research analysts, and actuarial experts in the financial field.

The following web addresses are useful for mathematics aspirants for better opportunities and career in the field of science and technology:


Blog by- Dr. Tarun Sharma
Asst. Prof., Department of Science