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What courses would be helpful if I want to make career as a Mathematician?

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RE: What courses would be helpful if I want to make career as a Mathematician?

Preeti Taneja
Preeti Taneja
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To make a career as mathematician one needs to have post graduation in mathematics ideally followed by PhD. The two best places in India offering a Bachelor's degree in math are the Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore and the Chennai Mathematical Institute Chennai . Indian statistical institute offers a Bachelor of Math degree and admission are held after a tough screening test in various centers of India held in late May each year followed by a personal interview at Bangalore. CMI offers a BSc degree in math and computer science , admission to which is through a written test held at various centers of India in late May each year. Both ISI and CMI also admit students who have qualified in the the Indian National Mathematical Olympiad, or are kishore vaigyanik protsahan yojana fellows. A student can also opt for a BS degree in math which is a 4 years course. At present the two best places in India for a BS degree are the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur and the Indian Institute of Science Bangalore. After the BSc/ BMath/ BS degrees a student has the opportunity to get an MSc or an MS degree from the many places in India and abroad. They can also apply for an integrated MSc-PhD degree offered at some places in India. Ideally the best places in India for a Master's degree i math are :-
Chennai Mathematical Institute, Chennai
Indian Statistical Institute New Delhi
University of Hyderabad
For integrated MSc -PhD programme , the best places are :-
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research Mumbai admits through a written test held in May and followed by an interview
The institute of Mathematical Sciences , Chennai admits through the National Board of Higher Mathematics ( NBHM) exam followed by an interview
Harish Chandra Research Institute ( HRI), Allahabad admits through the NBM exam followed by an interview.

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