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IIT JAM Career Scope after qualifying M.Sc. & PhD [Experts Guidance]

IIT JAM Career Scope



After completing the Graduation, the Science aspirants usually face the dilemma of which career option 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! Studies show that Higher Education, hypothetically, enables students to expand their knowledge and skills, express their thoughts clearly in speech and increase their understanding of the concerned field.

With the various fascinating Career Options after qualifying IIT JAM Exam, you can track your future to the Right Direction.

In this blog, we have come up with the in-depth study of the IIT JAM Career Scope and Opportunities after pursuing M.Sc., Joint M.Sc. – Ph.D. (Dual Degree) & Integrated Ph.D. for Science Aspirants. To maintain the authenticity, we have come with the genuine views and answers of IIT JAM qualifiers who are enjoying their career with high steam.



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Let’s begin with the IIT JAM Exam itself. Know what it is and why you should choose it?



Why appear in IIT JAM Exam?


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


M. Sc.

Joint M.Sc. – Ph.D. (Dual Degree)

Integrated Ph.D.


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.


M.Sc. (Master of Science) is designed for those ingenious students who want to engage in p profound scientific research & theoretical knowledge in a dedicated area.


And since you will be getting admission in some of the top institutes of India like IITs and NITs, possibilities for you will be countless.


Colleges like IITs, NITs, and CFTIs are the best platform where students can experience an innovative learning with the outstanding knowledge sharing techniques and practical execution of ideas at the bigger level.


So, What is the Career Scope after pursuing M.Sc. from IITs and Other Top Colleges? Let’s begin with the complete info without wasting any further time.



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Career Options after M.Sc. in Private Sector


It’s a general conception that careers after MSc are only limited to researching and Ph.D. only which is completely false.

There are many private companies, eager to have highly talented and skilled Post Graduated IITians whose innovative Ideas can help companies in enhancing their productivity & creativity.

Many of you must be having a common question in your mind – What is the average package of an MSc aspirant through IIT JAM get during the placements?

According to Amardeep Kumar - IIT JAM Chemistry Topper 2018, many famous firms like CIPLA, Asian paints, ONGC, IOCL including some German and Japanese companies and universities too recruits IIT MSc graduates.


According to Vishaal Sudarsan, an M.Sc. Mathematical Statistics(2019) alumni from IIT Kanpur,


The all-time highest package which was offered to an M.Sc. student was 27 LPA.

 There are many companies like Goldman Sachs, Walmart, Dunia Finance, Fuzzy Logics, Amazon etc. which have offered 20+LPA to the M.Sc. students from IIT Kanpur.

 The average package for the year 2018 was 11.68 LPA. Most of the students from IIT Kanpur were able to get a package above 10 LPA. Companies like Citicorp, JP Morgan Chase, Accenture, United Health Group etc. offered packages of 11-20 LPA.

As you see that through IIT JAM, you can also get hefty packages in renowned companies in the private sector.

Another question which hits the mind of many students quite often about MSc Career Scope after IIT JAM is - do all students get placed after MSc?

In answer to this, Vishal mentioned that IIT Kanpur has always shown 100% placement record of MSc students for many years. Those who register for placements, almost all of them get placed in top companies. It is usually those students who fail to fetch a degree in the stipulated time who don’t get placements.

Other than the above Career scope after MSc, postgraduates have plenty of option in the government sector as well. Qualified professionals from IITs and NITs are always the first preference for PSU Jobs.


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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)


The candidates 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


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


The M.Sc. qualified candidates from IITs can apply for Direct Recruitment process for the post of Lecturers or Assistant Professors in any Indian University. Based on their skills and academic background, they can be hired on higher salary packages.

Candidates can also qualify the UGC NET Exam and apply for the 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


Those who want to dedicate their career to the field of research or gaining more knowledge opt for Ph.D. courses. Let’s know about the IIT JAM Career Scope after M.Sc.



Career Scope after IIT JAM for Ph.D. aspirants


You won’t believe but more than 50% of the MSc students opt for their Ph.D. instead of getting placed in big companies. The reason behind this is the immense career opportunities which students get when they opt for the Ph.D. So, what is the Career Scope after MSc for Ph.D. aspirants? The main perk of a Ph.D. after an MSc is the international exposure you get.

According to Vishaal Sudarsan – Career opportunities are really good if you opt for Ph.D. Students easily get 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 Ph.D with monthly financial assistance. Through IIT JAM, students can also take admission in integrated Ph.D. courses as well. These integrated Ph.D are of 5 years period

Sounds amazing right? Well, many students face mixed emotions about the Ph.D. and it's quite obvious as well. Ph.D. takes 5 years which is a long period for students who have already completed their graduation and postgraduation. But don’t worry at all, the benefits of a Ph.D. is worth every year you invest. If you have the hunger of knowledge inside you, then it doesn’t matter how long it will take to reach your goal.

Even there are students who go for a post-doctorate in foreign universities. According to Vishaal Sudarsan – After doing Ph.D. many go for the Post Doctorate from the foreign universities and after that, they join as faculty members in prestigious colleges. Some come back to India to join prestigious institutes like IITs, IISc, IISERs etc.

There are many options as well if you are not interested in getting a Ph.D. Talking about the Ph.D. alternatives that can be chosen by the students, Amardeep Kumar mentions that, other than a Ph.D., students can go for jobs in ONGC (Chemist Post), NTPC (Chemist), IOCL, BPCL etc.

One can apply for UPSC Geo-Scientist post for Geological Survey Department. There are job openings for scientist post in departments like BARC, DRDO, ISRO etc. too. For getting admission in foreign universities exams like GRE, TOEFL etc. are compulsory.


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Career Scope after PhD


The addition of Ph.D. to your resume not only brings profound respect & prestige in society but also creates a great first impression on the recruiter.

The award of Ph.D. felicitates the scholar for the doctoral program they have researched and regards them with the initials of Dr. The addition of Dr. ahead of the expertise area, like, Mathematics or Physics, is itself an honor for the highly scholarly.

There is a myth amongst people that Ph.D. is a training to become University Professor’. This myth is irrelevant.

There are much more astonishing career opportunities after doing Ph.D. that can pay you well and nourish up your skills as well.

Below we are sharing some of the amazing career scopes after qualifying Ph.D.



Government Sector Career Options after Ph.D.


If you’ve ever felt the urge to get placed on the Highly prestigious job position that may possess respect & honor, then you must look for the job opportunities offered by the Government to the Ph.D. holders.

To work as a Military Researcher will always be a matter of proud for you and your family. But there are plenty of other jobs that you may try out. Below we are providing a list of Government Departments that are seeking to hire the talented Ph.D. 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


Apart from these Government Departments, the Ph.D. Degree holders can work as an expert in the same field they have pursued their Ph.D.


Let’s see which fields have the intense need for Ph.D. Graduates.


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Universities Jobs as Dean/Vice Chancellor/Directors


Apart from getting recruited at Lecturer and Professor positions, Universities and Colleges and other Educational Boards acquire these learned Scholar men on positions of Dean, Vice Chancellor and amongst Board of Directors.



Career as Consultant


A single Ph.D. Student can do the tasks done by the whole consultancy firm.

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

He/she has the demonstrated ability to analyze and present data in a coherent way.



Work as a Technology Expert


If you belong to the Science background, then becoming 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 who conduct the Recruitment drives to discover such talented candidates.



Become a Writer and Publish Your Journals


It’s a cherishing experience when you voice out your thoughts through writing blogs, articles or publishing your own books/Journals.

If you have talent and a strong zeal to influence your readers, then you must try your hands at writing.

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


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