Careers in Mathematics in India

Mathematics has always been one of the popular subjects among students fraternity. Mathematics offers job opportunities in statistics, teaching, cryptography, actuarial science, and mathematical modeling. A strong background in mathematics is required if you want to pursue your career for higher studies in the field of engineering, information technology, computer science, and social science.

Mathematics Eligibility Criteria

To make one’s career in mathematics after 12th standard, it is required to pass 12th standard with physics, chemistry, and mathematics (PCM). Now, the candidate is eligible to pursue maths at the graduate level and for higher studies.

Career Options in Mathematics

After completing graduation/post-graduation in mathematics, there is a wide array of career prospects in the mathematics field. There is a demand for mathematics students in fields such as statistics, engineering, physical science, computer science, insurance, economics, astronomy, banking, and accountancy. There is also a wide scope of mathematics in teaching and research fields.

Jobs in Mathematics

All the highest paying jobs are directly or indirectly related to mathematics. Mathematics jobs are available in both government as well as private organizations. In the government sector, mathematics graduates may consume in government departments, semi-governments, PSUs, research organizations, technical branches, banking sectors, colleges, and universities. Besides academics jobs, trained mathematicians are also engaged at good remuneration and package in Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), National Aeronautic Limited (NAL), and Society for Electronic Transaction and Security (SETS). Good opportunities are in specific areas such as financial mathematics and computing along with mathematics.

Financial Mathematics is the booming area where one can get one of the best packages in the industry. IT giants like IBM and Microsoft hired candidates as scientists where salary is beyond your expectation.

Teaching is one of the most sought after profession after Ph.D. One may be appointed as Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Reader, and Professor in colleges and universities. Schools also offer good jobs for mathematics graduates both in the government as well as in the private sector.

Top Job Opportunities in Maths

Mathematics best job opportunities are available in the following disciplines.

  1. Operation research analyst
  2. Chartered accountant
  3. Software engineers
  4. Teaching
  5. Computer system analyst
  6. Banks
  7. Mathematician

Universities and Institutes offer Mathematics

More or less all the universities of the country are offering mathematics.  There are about 135 universities, which are offering postgraduate degrees in India. Some of the important universities which are offering specialized mathematics are:

  1. Institute of Mathematical Science, Chennai (
  2. Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore (
  3. Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai (
  4. University of Pune (
  5. University of Calcutta (
  6. Gobind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture and Technology (
  7. Madurai Kamaraj University (
  8. Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Indore (
  9. North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon (
  10. Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women (
  11. University of Madras (
  12. Bundelkhand University (
  13. Harish Chandra research Institute, Allahabad (

17 thoughts on “Careers in Mathematics in India”

  1. hi,
    My son interested in physics and maths, scored 82% in 10th-CBSE and so for 11th opted PCM with Comp.Sci. plz suggest some good courses after 12th and what are the career paths for him.

  2. Sir I have passed(result awaited) class 12th isc this year. I’m confused what to do interested in maths & computer. Please suggest something.


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