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August 18, 2022 • 17:03 pm

IIT JAM Career Scope after qualifying MSc, PhD - Expert Guide

IIT JAM Career Scope

After completing graduation, the science aspirants usually face the dilemma of which career options will fit them best? Whether they shall pursue higher studies or go for a job?

Will they be able to fetch a worthwhile job with their Graduation Degrees?

All these questions and various career options keep confusing them! Well! Higher Education enables students to expand their knowledge and skills, express their thoughts clearly in a speech, and increase their understanding of the field.

After qualifying for the IIT JAM Exam, you can track your future in the right direction with the various career options.

Below, we have come up with the IIT JAM Career Scope and Opportunities after pursuing M.Sc., Joint M.Sc. – Ph.D. (Dual Degree) & Integrated Ph.D.

Here in this article, you will find: -

Why should you choose IIT JAM Exam?

Career Scope After MSc

Private Sectors

Government Sectors

Study in PhD

Career Scope After PhD

Government Sectors

Other Fields

FAQs About IIT JAM Career Scope



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Why Appear in IIT JAM Exam? Benefits of IIT JAM


The IIT JAM Exam is designed for those science students who have a zeal to learn and grow in their fields. The candidates who qualify for the IIT JAM Exam will be eligible to pursue the following postgraduate programs from India’s most reputed Institutes like- IITs, NITs, CFTIs & IISc Bangalore.


Joint M.Sc. – PhD (Dual Degree)

Integrated PhD.


The candidates can opt the above programs for any of the following subjects –






Mathematical Statistics




Career Scope after pursuing M.Sc. from IITs


If gaining knowledge along with a satisfying career is your main moto, then there can’t be a better option than IIT JAM after completing graduation.

It provides you a chance to study in IITs, IISc, NITs, and CFTIs for MSc and other post-graduation courses. It helps you get theoretical and practical knowledge in a particular area.

Below, you can check the best career options after pursuing MSc from IITs and other top colleges.



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Benefits of IIT JAM - Career Options after M.Sc. in Private Sector


Many of you must have some common question in your mind –

What is the Career Scope after pursuing MSc from IITs and Other Top Colleges?

Which companies hire IIT MSc aspirants?

What are the average salary packages during the placements?

Do all students get placed after MSc?

A lot of private companies hire postgraduates to enhance their productivity & creativity. Some of these companies are: -


Asian paints






German and Japanese companies, etc.

According to Vishaal Sudarsan (MSc 2019 student from IIT Kanpur), an MSc student offered the highest salary package of 27 LPA.

In the last 5 years, many companies like Goldman Sachs, Walmart, Dunia Finance, Fuzzy Logics, Amazon, etc. offered 20+ LPA.

Most of the IITs have a good placement record of MSc students. Other than the above Career scope after MSc, postgraduates have many career options in the government sectors as well.

Qualified professionals from IITs and NITs are always the first preference for PSU Jobs.



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Benefits of IIT JAM - Government Sector Career Options after M.Sc.


1. Research or Scientists Jobs in Government Owned Scientific Research and Development Organizations such as –

Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO)

Physical Research Laboratory Ahmedabad

Nuclear Science Centre New Delhi

Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics Kolkata

Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC)

Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO)


You may qualify CSIR NET Exam to get the Scientist Position in any of the above institutes.


2. Officer Jobs in India’s prestigious Government Organizations like -

Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC)

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL)

National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC)

Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL)

Bharat Petroleum



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3. Assistant Professors at India’s Top Most Universities.

After completing your MSc from IITs, you can apply for the direct recruitment process for Lecturers or Assistant Professors in Indian Universities.

You can also qualify for the CSIR NET Exam and apply for Lectureship Jobs in any Indian University.


4. Railway Officer – There are various posts for M.Sc. qualified in Indian Railways. They can work on the following positions with their qualification –

Project Associate

Trainee Officer

Deputy Country Representative

Associate Software Engineer

Associate Analyst

Honoring Visiting Specialist

Research Associate

Junior Research Fellow



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5. List of Other Government Organizations including Ministries, Universities & Banks that offer Jobs for M.Sc. qualified candidates.


S. No. Institutes
1.  Ministry of Agriculture & Welfare Affairs
2. Wildlife Institute of India
3. Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change
4. Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, HAL
5. Punjab Agricultural University
6. National Institute of Biomedical Genomics, NIBMG
7. Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science
8. Central Silk Board
9. Central University of South Bihar
10. State Bank of India, SBI
11. Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, HAL
12. National Institute of Biomedical Genomics, NIBMG
13. ICMR - National Institute of Cancer Prevention
14. National Payments Corporation of India, NPCI
15. CSIR-Institute of Minerals & Materials Technology
16. Bank of India
17. Indian Farmers Fertilizer Cooperative Limited, IFFCO
18. Regional Centre for Biotechnology, RCB
19. National Seeds Corporation Limited
20. Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, IACS


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Benefits of IIT JAM - Career Scope After M.Sc. (Study in PhD)


Many students opt for a PhD degree after completing MSc. This is because you can get various career opportunities in government and private fields.

If you opt for a PhD, you can get admission into some foreign Universities with a good stipend ranging at least 1 lakh per month. Apart from the foreign universities, many Indian institutes also offer a PhD with monthly financial assistance.

You can also take admission in integrated PhD courses through IIT JAM Exam. This integrated PhD is of 5 years.

There are many other options like you can apply for a scientist or researcher post in ONGC, NTPC, IOCL, BPCL, BARC, DRDO, ISRO, etc.





Career Scope after PhD


The addition of a PhD degree in your resume brings profound respect & prestige in society and creates a great impression on the recruiter.

What is the Career Scope for PhD (after MSc)?

After doing a PhD, there are many career opportunities that will nourish your skills as well. Check them below: -



Benefits of IIT JAM - Government Sector Career Options after PhD.


Below, we provide a list of Government Departments seeking to hire talented PhD holders.

National Institute of Health

National Science Foundation

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Department of Agriculture

Department of Commerce

Department of Defense

Department of Education

Department of Energy

Department of Health and Human Services

Department of Homeland Security

Department of Housing and Urban Development

Department of Justice

Department of Labor

Department of State

Department of the Interior

Department of the Treasury

Department of Transportation

Department of Veterans Affairs

Executive Office of the President

General Services Administration

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities



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Benefits of IIT JAM - Career Scope After PhD in Other Fields


Apart from these Government Departments, the PhD. Degree holders can work as experts in the same field they have pursued their PhD.

Let’s see which fields have an intense need for PhD. Graduates.



Work as a Technology Expert


If you belong to a Science background, then becoming a technology expert would be an interesting job for you. You would be responsible for turning the technology into products that can be commercialized.

There are various companies that conduct recruitment drives to discover such talented candidates.



Career as a Consultant


To analyze data from a client company and give an expert opinion on the important matters of the company can be done by an MSc, PhD holder more effectively.



Universities Jobs as Dean/ Vice-Chancellor/ Directors


Apart from getting recruited at lecturer and professor positions, you can make a career as Dean, Vice-Chancellor, and Board of Directors.



Become a Writer and Publish Your Journals


If you have a strong zeal to influence your readers, you can become a writer.

The PhD holders who have pursued research in the specific area may write journals and papers based on their research experiences and publish them by dealing with any online media/print media organizations.



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FAQs About IIT JAM Career Options


Over the years, many aspirants have asked various queries regarding IIT JAM Scope and career opportunities. If you have any queries regarding the scope of IIT JAM, then you must check the following IIT JAM FAQs.


Ques. What are the career after IIT JAM Chemistry?

Ans. Below are some career options after IIT JAM Chemistry: -

Become a volcanologist, geologist, geographer, meteorologist, oceanographer, amidst

Work in industrial chemicals manufacturing, pesticides manufacturing, agrochemical manufacturing, etc.


Ques. Can we apply for a PhD if we write the IIT JAM exam?

Ans. IIT JAM does not provide the regular PhD Course, but you can apply for an Integrated PhD Course.


Ques. What are the benefits of qualifying the IIT JAM physics?

Ans. There are many benefits of qualifying the JAM Physics exam. Here are some careers after IIT JAM Physics: -

MSc in Physics

Become a Researcher

Physics Teacher

Laboratory work



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Ques. What is the salary after PhD from IIT?

Ans. According to the IITs placement, you can get the following salary package: -

IIT JAM Salary After MSc – 10 to 15 Lakh

IIT JAM Salary after PhD – 12 to 18 Lakh


Ques. Is there any career after IIT JAM Mathematics?

Ans. Below are some jobs after IIT JAM Mathematics: -

Become a Mathematician

Pursue PhD in Mathematics

Become a Researcher

There are many other career options available for mathematics students. You can check other job opportunities here.


Ques. What to do after MSc?

Ans. After completing your MSc, you can pursue a PhD degree. You can apply for jobs in both the private and government sectors.



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Here, we have provided you all career scope after IIT JAM. We hope that it will help you choose the best career options after your MSc or PhD.

If you have any queries regarding the IIT JAM Career scope, share them with us through the comment box below. We will solve your problems as soon as possible.

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  • Jahidul islam

    Can I become a deta scientist after Msc in mathematics and computing???


    Hello Jahidul,
    Greetings from Eduncle!
    Yes, you can become a data scientist after MSC in Mathematics and computing. Even if you have master degree in any discipline, you can apply for it.
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    when will live class for geology start?


    Hello Rohinee,
    Welcome to Eduncle!
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  • Amit jakhar

    hey sir , how much average time will my phd take in usa , if i pursue phd after msc physics from iit ( specifically iit delhi )


    can i go for job in reserach with good pay,if i complete my msc+phd in BT in IIt.

  • Vugdcjk

    Sir please help me I can't decide what to do bsc or b.e? I am 2nd year student of b.e but much entreated in physics people's often told me that I will get a wayto research works after b.e but I am still thinking about bsc I am depressed help.

  • Pradeep

    After completing m sc in chemistry from iit Bombay what will be average package


    Hello Pradeep,
    Greetings from Eduncle!
    It depends on the institute or job you get. For assistant professor, average salary is from 35000 to 60000.
    Thanks for asking your query with us!

  • Umesh

    Can I apply for isro after doing msc from biotechnology plzz rply


    Hello Umesh,
    Greeting From Eduncle!
    Yes, you can apply for ISRO after doing MSc in Biiotechnology.
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