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Careers after IIT JAM

Last Updated - July 03, 2018

There is a plethora of career prospects post IIT JAM. The most common and popular is pursuing Research and Teaching or opting for good PhD offers from Europe and USA. We all know IIT JAM Exam is taken for the admission in 7 courses i.e. Biological Sciences, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, Mathematical Statistics, and Physics. Candidates can find a future in any one of these subjects.

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IIT JAM is a national level entrance exam conducted by IISC or IITs on rotational basis. IIT JAM exam is conducted for aspirants who want admission in Master degree or integrated MSc PhD programmes offered by IIT and IISC. IIT JAM 2018 was successfully conducted on February 11, 2018  and result has declared on March 20, 2018 on the official website of exam. Given below are the possible career prospects after qualifying IIT JAM for course offered in IIT’s and IISc.

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.

Also Check IIT JAM Eligibility Criteria

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 2018.
  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

Geologists study the history of earth, composition and structure
Geologists play an important role in the study
Preservation and cleaning up of the environment

After completing M.Sc. Geology from IIT, students can work as a teacher or a researcher.

  1. Students can also work as a:
  • Geologist
  • 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
  • Hydro geologists

Also Check IIT JAM Exam Pattern

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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