Careers Prospects after IIT JAM

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    IIT JAM or the Joint Admission Test is a national level admission test to M.Sc. and other post B.Sc. programs offered by IITs and IISc, Bangalore. Nearly 20000 candidates register for the examination. After qualifying IIT JAM, candidates can get a job in various sectors. The most common and popular is pursuing Research and Teaching or opting for good Ph.D. programs from Europe and the USA. Other career options are:

    • Civil Services
    • Officer Jobs
    • Government Officer
    • Defense Jobs

    Candidates can also consider private jobs in TCS, Wipro, CTS, Infosys and other MNCs. Read on to know more about the career prospects available after cracking the exam.

    Latest Updates: This year, IIT Kharagpur is the organising institute of IIT JAM. The examination is scheduled for February 10, 2019. For the year 2018, IIT Bombay conducted the exam on February 11 and the official question paper and answer keys of JAM 2018 were released on February 27 in pdf format.

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    Scope after M.Sc. Biological Sciences from IIT

    Biomedical Science is the applied sphere of life and natural sciences. It is used in detection, prevention and treatment of human diseases.

    1. This course offers career opportunities in Laboratory, Scientific research and development, Bioinstrumentation, Medical Imaging, Drug design and delivery, Medical equipment manufacturing, Hospitals and health care, Consultant and management.
    2. After M.SC. Biological Science, one can also work as a Junior Research Fellow (JRF) or Senior Research Fellow after clearing the CSIR-NET entrance exam.
    3. To work as a scientist in laboratories, candidates must know how to handle biological samples and use laboratory equipment like test tubes, pipettes and hi-tech equipment’s.

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    Scope after M.Sc. Biotechnology from IIT

    Career after IIT JAM in the field of Biotechnology is bright. In the field of Biotechnology, the chances of getting good job increases. Some of the most popular career prospects are mentioned below:

    1. The jobs offered in the sector of Biotechnology are in:
    • Pharmaceuticals
    •  Biological sciences research institutions
    • Healthcare (Cerner Corporation, UnitedHealth Group)
    • Research (Center for Cell and Molecular Biology, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research).
    1. Students with a degree in Biotechnology can work in the companies like Biocon, IFGL Bioceramics Limited, Orbees medical, Invitrogen, Glaxosmithkline, Reliance life sciences, CTS life sciences, Dr.Reddy’s labs, Cipla, Jubilant life sciences, Wockhardt, Torrent pharma, Cadila healthcare and Ranbaxy.

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    Scope after M.Sc. Chemistry from IIT

    Post-graduation in the field of Chemistry opens many career prospects in public and private sectors. Some of them are:

    1. Pursuing Teaching or working in chemical industries is the most popular career after IIT JAM 2019.
    2. The industries which offers job are Pharmaceutical Companies, Agrochemical Industry, Petrochemical Industry, Toiletry Industry, Plastic Manufacturing Units, Chemical Manufacturers, Food Processing Firms, Paint Manufacturing Companies, Plastics Industries, Textile Industries, Educational Institutes, and Independent laboratories, Environmental Law, Patent Law Firms, Space Exploration Agencies, Forensic Science Department, Ceramics Industry and Paper Industry.
    3. Students can also apply for Junior Research Fellowship post an M.Sc. degree in Chemistry.

    Scope after M.Sc. Geology from IIT

    Geology is an earth science related with the solid Earth, rocks of which it is composed and the processes by which they change over the time. If you are concerned with a wide range of earth-related issues like environmental protection, resource management, oil or mineral exploration and other related issues, then Geology is the best choice for you. A person who studies Geology will have the liberty to discuss and predict the manmade and natural disasters which are caused. And a geologist is a scientist who studies the solid, liquid and gaseous matter that consistutes the Earth and other terrestrial planets. After completing M.Sc. Geology from IIT, students can work as a teacher or a researcher.

    1. Students can also work as a:
    • Meteorologist
    • Geographer
    • Oceanographers
    • Petrology
    • Paleontology
    • Geophysics
    • Mining
    • environmental education
    • field study
    • Volcanologists
    • Petroleum Geologists
    • Environmental Geologists
    • Earth Science Teachers
    • Glacial or Quaternary Geologists
    • Structural Geologists
    • Hydrogeologists


    Scope after M.Sc. Mathematics from IIT

    M.Sc. Mathematics from IIT have many opportunities in the field of Research and Development, Economic Research, Market Research and Manufacturing firms.

    1. Students are offered jobs of a Quantitative Risk Analyst, Statistician, Treasury Management Specialist and Demographer in the firms.
    2. Jobs are also offered in Public sectors in various government institutes like Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) and Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO).
    3. Software companies offers career opportunities in operation research, software design and programming.
    4. Students can also work in various government colleges as an assistant professor after qualifying SET or NET exam.
    5.  The students can also work as a:
    • Regional Analyst
    • Regional Intelligence analyst
    • National Analyst
    • Research Analyst
    • Housing Analyst
    • Intelligence Analyst

    Scope after M.Sc. Mathematical Statistics from IIT

    Statistics is a mathematical science which relates to reading, analysis and presentation of data. Statistics comprises of both Mathematical Statistics and Applied Statistics. Careers after M.Sc. Mathematical Statistics from IIT are mentioned below:

    1. Students have an option of working in the field of:
    • Market research
    •  Software programmes
    • Government statistician
    • Foreign Exchange Trader
    • Investment Analyst
    • Quality Control Analyst
    • Trend Analyst
    • Cost Estimator
    • Banks etc.
    1. Students can also apply for the Civil Service Aptitude Test (CSAT) and get recruited into Indian Statistical Services (ISS).
    2. They can also join National Council of Applied Economic and Research as Junior Research Fellow. 
    3.  Students can also work in various government colleges as an assistant professor after qualifying SET or NET exam.
    4.  Staff Selection Commission recruits M.Sc. Mathematical Statistics for Scientific Assistant position.

    Scope after M.Sc. Physics from IIT

    M.Sc. Physics offers career opportunities in teaching and research field. They have been described below:

    1. NET qualified candidates can work as an Assistant Professor in colleges.
    2. Students can apply for Junior Research Fellowship.
    3. M.Sc. Physics graduates can also join ISRO as Scientific Officer. L&T InfoTech, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, etc. are some organizations provides career opportunities. Bosch, Mercedez, Motorola etc. also offer job opportunities for physicists for research programmes.
    4. Jobs offered in the field of physics:
    • Aeronautics
    • Organizations deals with Energy Plants like Nuclear, Thermal, and Biogas Plants etc.
    • Engineer
    • Analyst
    • Laboratory Technician
    • Assistant Scientist/Observation Scientist



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