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.
- Operation research analyst
- Chartered accountant
- Software engineers
- Computer system analyst
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:
- Institute of Mathematical Science, Chennai (www.imsc.res.in)
- Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore (www.isib.ac.in)
- Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai (www.tifr.res.in)
- University of Pune (www.unipune.ac.in)
- University of Calcutta (www.caluniv.ac.in)
- Gobind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture and Technology (www.gbpuat.ac.in)
- Madurai Kamaraj University (www.mkuniversity.org)
- Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Indore (www.dauniv.ac.in)
- North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon (www.nmu.ac.in)
- Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women (www.avinuty.ac.in)
- University of Madras (www.unom.ac.in)
- Bundelkhand University (www.bujhansi.org)
- Harish Chandra research Institute, Allahabad (www.hri.res.in)
17 thoughts on “Careers in Mathematics in India”
Thanks for helping to choose my career .
Till how many precent we can get the admissions in these universities
whis of the university best? i want to know career in mathematics in assam.
You can join University of Calcutta.
How can I apply for this jobs?……By the way….I am a mathematics honours student of 2nd year……….Am I eligible for this jobs?
First complete your graduation.
to make carrer in maths which field i should choose after my 12th
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.
First, try to know his interest. PCM/PCB is good, But subjects like Commerce, Eco, Accountancy, etc. is also doing well.
Yes, My son is neither interested with biology nor with Commerce / Accountancy but with Maths, Physics & Computers so I’m asking which all paths can be suggested to him, for his welfare.
Kindly let him go ahead with his interest and inclination.
I am BCA graduate I love to solve maths problem and I am interested to learn maths so which pg courses is best for me Related to maths
From which college I should do graduation??
I had taken PCM and complete my 12th and now I am confused which course I should do to become software engineer
Kindly appear in NEET exam.
Sir I have passed(result awaited) class 12th isc this year. I’m confused what to do interested in maths & computer. Please suggest something.