The best places in India for master degree in maths are as below:

- Chennai Mathematical Institute (CMI) admits through admission test in end of may. BTech students are eligible. Application for Admission test starts in mid March. Admission test will be real challenge đź™‚

- Indian Institute of Science (IISc) admits through JAM Exam ( From 2016, only through JAM and not followed by Interview ). B Tech student are eligible

- The Institute of Mathematical Sciences (IMSc), Chennai admits through NBHM and followed by interview. Only BSc students are eligible as on 2016.

- Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) through admission test followed by interview. B Tech students are eligible

- Tata Institute of Fundamental Institute (TIFR) through admission test. followed by interview. B Tech students are Â allowed. Main centre is in Bombay, while a branch for applicable Mathematics is in Bangalore.

- Harish-Chandra research institute (HRI) through NBHM exam followed by interview
- IISERs

And some more…

- IITs admits though JAM Exam. B Tech students are eligible

- Most NITs admits through JAM Exam.
~~Few NITs allow B Tech students. Admission process for NITs is through~~~~Â CCMN (Centralized counselling for MSc admission to NITs and CFTI)~~Â Now a days they are not alowing.

In above institute (except IITs ,NITs) students are paid amount ranging from 6000 to 28000 per month and in coming year it may increase. By qualifying NBHM, MSc students can get amount 6000 per month for two years of their MSc. Thus NBHM is a good source of money for those student who are not getting any amount from their institute.

**How should I prepare for these Exams:**

Some tests ask only calculus, analysis and algebra while some includes graph theory and basic topology alsoâ€¦ Syllabus and previous year papers of each test will help you.

**Books to read :**

- Real Analysis :

**Calculus** by *Apostol* – Volume 1 and 2. Indian version is available on Flipkart.

**Principle of Mathematical Analysis** By *Walter Rudin*Â This book is queen of Analysis.Try to solve at least 50% problem from exercise.Â Read this review and fall in love with Walter RudinÂ đź™‚ Personally I love This book.

- Abstract Algebra:

**Algebra** by Michael Artin

Contemporary Abstract algebra by Joseph A. Gallian

Undergraduate algebra by Serge Lang

Abstract Algebra by Dummit and foote. Starting few chapters only required for above tests

Topics in Algebra by I N Herstein

- Linear algebra:

Algebra by Michael Artin

Linear algebra done rightÂ by Sheldon Axler

Linear Algebra by hoffman and kunze

- Topology:

Topology by James Munkres

Introduction to topology and modern analysisÂ by G FÂ Simmons

General Topology by john kelly

JAM exam asks Vector calculus, DifferentialÂ calculus, Integral calculus, Deferential equation etc…Visit this pageÂ For syllabus of JAM-Ma exam and BooksÂ

I personally believe in self preparation and no coaching. Â Â

Some important links…

Here you will find PDF of above books.

IIT – Jam exam Â http://www.iitg.ac.in/jam2015/ Â http://jam.iitm.ac.in/jam2016/

Ccmn counseling 2015 Â http://www.ccmn.in/

Also visit below link where you will find some important links

What are the job opputunities after msc in math….can you plz help me out

I have posted a small article for your query. hope it will help you.

I find your blog very informative. I’m planning to do M.Sc Mathematics through distance education. I have completed by under graduation in Engineering field. Do you know any information regarding the universities that provide M.Sc Mathematics through distance education for an Engineering undergraduate?

May be IGNOU is providing such cource… Hope this will help you

Hello Ravi.

I have not gone through this complete blog, but I read the article about the institutes admitting on the basis of JAM and have 2 doubts. First, are you sure that from 2017 onwards, there shall not be any interview for Integrated PhD at IISc? Second, do IITs also take B.Tech. students through JAM who have NOT studied Mathematics for 2 years in their B.Tech.? Please answer if you are sure asap.

Thanks for the blog and I request you to please recommend me some good book to practice questions for JAM Mathematics. I don’t want theory book. I want some good book to practice large number of questions (solved) similar to that in JAM.

Thanks.

90% sure. Iisc will give admission without interview.

I have no such book to recommend.

No matter how much questions you practice, without reading theory you can’t perform well…

Four semester of mathematics is compulsory but you should try till the end in counseling… they may not cancel your admission…

good luck to you đź™‚

Thanks

I have done Btech in Metallurgy. MER for MSc in Mathematics is atleast 4 semesters of Mathematics in graduation as given in IIT JAM 2017 brochure.

I had 3 semesters of Engineering Mathematics and 1 semester of Numerical Methods. Am i eligible?

Yes. You are.

I have only 3 semesters of engineering mathematics in my course Will I be able to get admission?

Look at the list of subjects you studied in 4th to 8th. If any of them is similar to math then count it as 4th subject.

sir,I have done btech.(ece)in 2016 .I want to PHD in maths in 2019 ,please suggest what should I do ?

It maybe difficult to get admission in PhD in good institutes without doing MSc(except u are extraordinary in maths). my advice is try for MSc or integrated MSc-PhD as well while u try for PhD.

Hi,I’m a mechanical engineer and had engineering mathematics 1 ,2 ,Transforms and partial differential equations and numerical methods respectively for my four semesters am i eligible for Msc mathematics is IIT Madras via IIT JAM?

Yes

That is four sem of math without any doubt