IIT JAM (MATHEMATICAL STATISTICS)
The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are institutions of national importance established through an Act of Parliament in 1956. The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) is a premier research and teaching institute established in 1909. The IISc Bangalore and IITs are well-known, the world over, for quality education in engineering, science, management, social sciences, and research in frontier areas. The aim of these institutes is to build a sound foundation of knowledge, pursue excellence and enhance creativity in an intellectually stimulating environment. The current pace of advancement of technology needs a coherent backup of basic science education and research. The vibrant academic ambiance and research infrastructure at IISc Bangalore and IITs motivate students to pursue Research and Development careers in frontier areas of basic sciences, social sciences as well as interdisciplinary areas of science and technology. Further, IISc and IITs have well-equipped modern laboratories, efficient computer networks, and state-of-the-art libraries. The teaching process is structured to promote a close and continuous interface between the faculty and the students. A number of financial assistantships are available to SC/ST and other deserving and meritorious students at individual institutes.
From the Academic Session 2004-05, IITs started conducting a Joint Admission Test for M.Sc. (JAM). The objective of JAM is to provide admissions to M.Sc. (Two Years), Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D., M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree, and other Post-Bachelor Degree Programmes at the IITs and Integrated Ph.D. Degree Programmes at the IISc and to consolidate Science as a career option for bright students across the country. JAM has been established as a benchmark for undergraduate-level science education in the country. The Integrated Ph.D. Program at IISc, started in the early 1990s to enable students to directly join a Ph.D. Program after their B.Sc. The degree has flourished under JAM. From the year 2021, a new paper Economics (EN) is added and the purview of JAM is extended to social sciences to provide admissions to Masters Programmes in Economics at the IITs. and to reflect this, the name of the exam is changed to Joint Admission Test for Masters (JAM) from 2021.
The M.Sc. (Two Years), Masters in Economics (Two Years), Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D., M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree, and other Post-Bachelor’s Degree Programmes at the IITs and the Integrated Ph.D. Programs at the IISc offer quality education in their respective disciplines, comparable to the best in the world. The curricula for these programs are designed to provide the students with opportunities to develop academic talent leading to a challenging and rewarding professional life. The curricula are regularly updated at the IISc and IITs. The interdisciplinary content of the curricula equips the students with the ability to utilize scientific knowledge for practical applications. The medium of instruction is English for all the above-mentioned programs. All programs are open to all eligible students irrespective of their nationality
a) JAM 2021 is open to all nationals (Indian/Foreign). Candidates seeking admission to the academic programs for the academic year 2021-22 covered under JAM 2021 need to appear in JAM 2021. There is no age restriction.
b) JAM 2021 Examination will be held on February 14, 2021 (Sunday) as a Computer Based ONLINE Examination.
c) For admission, foreign nationals are required to satisfy the rules and regulations of the Admitting Institute(s) pertaining to foreign students. For further details, they are advised to contact the concerned Admitting Institute(s).
d) To apply for admission to the desired program, a candidate is required to qualify in the relevant test Paper and also satisfy the Minimum Educational Qualifications (MEQs) and Eligibility Requirements (ERs) of the concerned Academic Programme.
e) The candidates who have either appeared or are due to appear in the final examination of their qualifying degree in 2021 are also eligible to appear in JAM 2021. By qualifying in JAM 2021, candidates can apply for provisional admission subject to the condition that:
(a) all parts of their final examination shall be completed by the date of registration of the Admitting Institute, and
(b) proof of having passed the qualifying degree with required eligibility, as specified by the Admitting Institute, should be submitted by September 30, 2021.
f) On the basis of performance in JAM 2021, for each test paper, separate merit lists will be prepared for General (GEN), OBC Non-Creamy Layer (OBC-NCL), Economically Weaker Section (EWS), SC, ST, and Persons with Disability (PwD) category candidates.
g) Admission to most of the Academic Programmes at various institutes will be made on the basis of Rank in JAM 2021.
h) Requests for change of category, if any, with proper documentation, should reach the Organizing Institute latest by May 04, 2021. Requests received after this date will not be accepted under any circumstances.
i) Candidates should note that mere appearance in JAM 2021 or being on the merit list of any test paper neither guarantees nor provides any automatic entitlement to admission. Qualified candidates will have to apply for admission as per the prescribed procedure. Admissions shall be made in order of merit in each category and the number of seats available at the Admitting Institute(s).
j) The list of academic programs, the number of seats, eligibility requirements, and minimum educational qualifications of each of the programs mentioned in this Information Brochure are subject to change, as per the policy of Admitting Institute(s).
k) In this document, the phrases ‘Un-Reserved’ and ‘General’ are used interchangeably and they mean the same.
l) With regard to the interpretation of the provisions on any matter not covered in this Information Brochure, the decision of the Organizing Institute, JAM 2021 shall be final and applicable to all the parties concerned.
m) In all matters concerning JAM 2021, the decision of the Organizing Institute, JAM 2021 will be final and binding on all the applicants.
n) Although JAM 2021 is held at different centers across the country, the Indian Institute of Science Bangalore is the Organizing Institute and has the overall responsibility of conducting JAM 2021. In case of any claims or disputes related to JAM 2021, it is hereby made absolutely clear that the Bangalore High Court (Bangalore, KA) alone shall have the exclusive jurisdiction to entertain and settle any such disputes and claims.
The following are the full-time M.Sc. (Two Years), Masters in Economics (Two Years), Joint M.Sc.- Ph.D., M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree, and other Post-Bachelor’s Degree Programmes at different IITs and Integrated Ph.D. Programs at the IISc to which admissions shall be made on the basis of JAM 2021.
i. Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (IISc): Integrated Ph.D. Programmes in Biological Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, and Physical Sciences.
ii. IIT Bhilai (IITBH): Two-year Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programs in (i) Chemistry, (ii) Mathematics and Computing, and (iii) Physics.
iii. IIT Bhubaneswar (IITBBS): Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D. Programs in (i) Atmosphere and Ocean Sciences, (ii) Chemistry, (iii) Geology, (iv) Mathematics, and (v) Physics. The modalities for selection to the Ph.D. program in the joint M.Sc. - Ph.D. programs are as follows. After completing the third semester of the M.Sc. Program:
a) Those students securing CGPA more than or equal to 8.5 and having expressed their desire to continue in writing are eligible to opt for the Ph.D. Program. The final selection will be based on the written test, interview, and other short-listing criteria set by the Institute. Those not selected and those who do not opt for the Ph.D. The program will exit with an M.Sc. degree.
b) Those with a CGPA less than 8.5 are not allowed to opt for the Ph.D. Program and will exit with an M.Sc. degree.
iv. IIT Bombay (IITB): Two-year Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programmes in (i) Applied Geology, (ii) Applied Geophysics, (iii) Applied Statistics and Informatics, (iv) Biotechnology, (v) Chemistry, (vi) Mathematics, and (vii) Physics. “M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree Programmes in (i) Energy (ii) Environmental Science and Engineering, (iii) Operations Research. Both the degrees will be awarded together after the successful completion of the Programmes.”
v. IIT Delhi (IITD): Two-year Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programmes in (i) Chemistry, (ii) Economics, (iii) Mathematics and (iv) Physics.
vi. IIT (ISM) Dhanbad (ISM): Two-year Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programmes in (i) Chemistry, (ii) Mathematics and Computing, (iii) Physics; and three-year Master in Science (M.Sc.[Tech]) in (i) Applied Geology, and (ii) Applied Geophysics.
vii. IIT Gandhinagar (IITGN): Two-year Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programmes in (i) Chemistry, (ii) Mathematics, and (iii) Physics.
viii. IIT Guwahati (IITG): Two-year Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programmes in (i) Chemistry, (ii) Mathematics and Computing, and (iii) Physics.
ix. IIT Hyderabad (IITH): Two-year Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programmes in (i) Chemistry, (ii) Mathematics/Mathematics and Computing, and (iii) Physics.
x. IIT Indore (IITI): Two-year Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programmes in (i) Astronomy, (ii) Biotechnology, (iii) Chemistry, (iv) Mathematics, and (v) Physics with an option to convert it to M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree Programme during the second semester. Programme conversion of the eligible students is confirmed at the end of the third semester subjected to their qualification of the CSIR/UGC-NET, GATE, or any equivalent examination and meeting the short-listing criteria of the concerned discipline. Students continuing M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree Programme are awarded an M.Sc. degree after successful completion of all its prescribed requirements with recognition that it also partially fulfills the requirements of M.Sc. and Ph.D. Dual Degree Programme.
xi. IIT Jodhpur (IITJ): Two-year Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programmes in (i) Chemistry, (ii) Mathematics, and (iii) Physics. M.Sc.-M.Tech. Dual Degree Programme in Mathematics – Data & Computational Sciences.
xii. IIT Kanpur (IITK): Two-year Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programmes in (i) Chemistry, (ii) Mathematics, (iii) Physics, and (iv) Statistics. M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree Programme in Physics (Transfer from M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree Programme to M.Sc. Physics Programme is not permitted. However, for students admitted to the M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree Programme, the M.Sc. degree will be given after successful completion of all academic requirements of the first six semesters while working towards Ph.D. degree.)
xiii. IIT Kharagpur (IITKGP): Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D. Programmes in (i) Chemistry, (ii) Geology, (iii) Geophysics, (iv) Mathematics, (v) Medical Physics, (vi) Molecular Medical Microbiology, (vii) Nuclear Medicine, and (viii) Physics,
xiv. IIT Madras (IITM): Two-year Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programmes in (i) Chemistry, (ii) Mathematics, and (iii) Physics.
xv. IIT Mandi (IITMandi): Two-year Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programmes in (i) Applied Mathematics, (ii) Chemistry, and (iii) Physics
xvi. IIT Palakkad (IITPKD): Two-year Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programmes in (i) Chemistry, (ii) Mathematics, and (iii) Physics.
xvii. IIT Patna (IITP): Two-year Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programmes in (i) Chemistry, (ii) Mathematics, and (iii) Physics.
xviii. IIT Roorkee (IITR): Two-year Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programmes in (i) Applied Geology, (ii) Chemistry, (iii) Economics, (iv) Mathematics, and (v) Physics.
xix. IIT Ropar (IITRPR): Two-year Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programmes in (i) Chemistry, (ii) Mathematics, and (iii) Physics.
xx. IIT Tirupati (IITTP): Two-year Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programmes in (i) Chemistry, (ii) Mathematics and Statistics, and (iii) Physics.
xxi. IIT (BHU) Varanasi (IITBHU): Two-year Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programmes in (i) Chemistry, and (ii) Physics.