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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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