There are many people who want to shift from BTech/BE to Mathematics. They are either looking for MSc in Mathematics or Direct PhD.

First I will post here a mail I got yesterday :

*Dear Sir,*

* I’m extremely delighted and thankful to you that you replied to my comment in just an hour.*

* Sir, I was a very brilliant mathematics student in my school and till 10+2 I couldn’t study any other subject, because of my obsession of mathematics.*

* However, after my 10+2 exams, I did a biggest mistake of my life that has almost costed my career. *

* Sir, I got selected for B.tech metallurgical engg. in NIT XYZ. With absolutely no interest in metallurgy, I chose to pursue my career in Metallurgy, just because of the crave for NIT in my area.*

* After I went through, I realized what I had done, but too late. Due to lack of interest, I just studied for passing the exams and got mediocre grades. After completing my exams, my pointer was around 6.9, and I came out of NIT without placements.*

* Due to lack of scope of this subject in my area (XYZ), I couldn’t find any job here either. I couldn’t opt for M.tech in the same feild because with passing time, I started to hate this field.*

* It has now been 2 yrs since I took my B.Tech. degree and I feel like my career is destroyed by none other than my own self. I feel depressed.*

* I am doing a small job in a private firm. So, I really took it, as an end of my career.*

*Recently, I came across an fb page titled ‘I love Mathematics’ and I hit the like button. I came across many mathematical problems of calculus or trigonometry that remembered me of my past days. The desire, along with the feeling that I can’t solve these problems now, dejected me but at the same time, I saw a glimmer of hope, at the end of the tunnel.*

* An idea struck my mind that I might pursue a career in Mathematics. I went to Web and there I found you. In your blog I read that I can prepare for Gate and go for direct PhD. I also have another option, for doing M.Sc in Maths in our XYZ University but I’m not sure whether they take B.tech students for this program.*

*But Sir, I now have great challenges ahead of me. I have almost forgotten my 11th or 12th class maths. I also am in need of financial support not for just my studies, but also for my family.*

*I will be very grateful to you if you can help me to let me know which books should I study, how should I make myself ready for Gate 2018, and how can I get financial support.*

* Regards,*

*Sultan*

I have tried not to reveal the identity of the person who sent me this mail. While writing answer I am aware that this answer will play very important role for the future of him and many others like him.

Here is my answer:

Dear Sulatan,

Let we discuss how can you qualify GATE-2018. Today is 1st August 2017 and GATE exam is in first week of February 2018. You have six months. I am not much sure that in Six months you can qualify GATE with good rank but I can tell you that in 1 and a half year with 3 hour daily spending, you can qualify this exam with good rank.

I am sure that you have studied maths for 3 to 4 semester in your BTech. (No problem if you forgot this also)

GATE Syllabus:

Abstract Algebra: joseph A. Gallian by Contemporary Abstract Algebra

Also visit below link where you will find some important links

Hi Ravi,

Thanks for the informative blog. I have done my B.E. from Mumbai university few years back. Then I have been working in IT. I now want to study maths but my B.E. aggregate is low (53%, final year 58%. I’m from open category). I don’t qualify for JAM or IIT-GATE. What are the options for me?

Vaibhavi

You are eligible for MSc-PhD integrated in TIFR.

Also for MMath at ISI

Sir, can I do M.Sc. or PhD in mathematics after B.tech in PART TIME after clearing GATE or JAM??

JAM-2018 website says

All candidates admitted through JAM should have a Bachelor’s degree.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?

Numerical Methods comes under Mathematics. Count it as 4th subject.

Hello Ravi Sir! I have completed my B.Tech. from Mechanical. Following your advice in one of your post I appeared for CSIR mathematics in June 2017 and have got 73 rank. My CGPA is low at 6.0 and I have seen eligibility criteria for Ph.D is having 8.0 CGPA in B.Tech.. So, can you tell me if I they don’t follow this criteria strictly? And please also tell me which institute I can get with this rank. And sir I also want to know if IITs are good enough for research in mathematics or going into institutes like TIFR or CMI for MS and then doing Ph.D. from these institutes themselves or some foreign universities would be better.

First of all congratulations…

TIFR, CMI, IMSc, ISI, HRI, IISc are best… Also IISERs… Here you should go for MS or Ph.D. are whatever is possible. In these institutes, you may suffer a little if you directly go for PhD (Again. YOU MAY. Or YOU MAY NOT)

Some state univ. are also good.

Old IITs are good.

These 6.0 things… I hv no Idea.

Hello Sir,

I have completed BTECH in biotechnology,had 3 engineering mathematics paper,and one biostatistics paper,which had pretty much the same syllavus as mathematics-4,i have two questions?..

1.if i clear IIT-JAM mathematics,am i elligible for msc in mathematics in IIT?

2.Am i elligible for CSIR-NET JRF mathematical sciences with just BTECH?..(my age is 26 years)

Yes… You are eligible for both. JAM and CSIR-NET JRF.

Hey Ravi, I am a B.Tech. student (electrical engineering). I only had 3 semesters of Mathematics in my college. But in last year we were asked to choose open elective subjects(OEs) in which I took a Mathematics subject (Advanced Numerical Methods). Will it be considered as a 4th subject in Mathematics for eligibility in IIT JAM 2018(MA)? I called to IIT Bombay but they said: “It may be considered as the 4th subject but you will get to know for sure only during admission document verification”.

100% yes

Hey Ravi, I am a B.Tech. student (electrical engineering). I only had 3 semesters of Mathematics in my college.

1.if i clear IIT-JAM mathematics,am i elligible for msc in mathematics in IIT?

2.Am i elligible for CSIR-NET JRF mathematical sciences with just BTECH?..(my age is 26 years)

1. 3-sem / 4sem doesn’t matter much (i m 95% sure u will not face any prob in admission)

2.Yes for CSIR-NET jrf

Thanks a lot what about iit jam

what about iit jam maths am i eligible or not

Hi sir

I have completed my BE in the year 2016 but now i am considering to write iit jam 2019 can you suggest how to prepare .

https://ravihir.wordpress.com/2016/02/10/how-to-get-admission-in-best-institurtes-in-india-for-master-degree-in-mathematics/

Have a look at this post….

Read good books. Do exercise. Solve previous years papers.

Hello sir,

I have done my BE EC from correspondence (Institute of Electronics and Telecommunication engineering, New Delhi) in year 2014 and currently teaching mathematics to grade 9 and 10. I am willing to persue my career in mathematics by doing Msc MA. Can i get admission in Msc? If not can i take admission in Bsc first?

You can get admission in msc ma. Look at other posts in my blog for more info

I have completed btech can I get admission for PhD maths only with CSIR net or any other exam to be qualified to get admission?

GATE-MA is also useful.