No Physics Required for these 10 Fantastic Options


Are you a

  • Science student but don’t particularly like Physics? or
  • Commerce / Humanities student with an analytical mind? or
  • Have Mathematics in Class 11 or 12?

With the growing influence of internet , the demand for people with a combination of skills in Mathematics, Commercial data analytics and Humanities is on the rise. More and more students are riding this wave and opting for niche courses in these areas. In fact, many top rankers in JEE are now opting for UG & Integrated programs in pure sciences  or maths.  Interestingly, admission to some of these courses does not require Physics as a mandatory subject – a subject that some find pretty dry.  Last but not the least, for admission to some of these programmes, one doesn’t need to have studied science subjects in 10+2 !

In the first part of this blog, we will explore five such programs.  

Happy reading ... !

1. B.Tech (IT & Mathematical Innovations) in University of Delhi

A fantastic one of its kind B.Tech program where students of any stream can apply as long as the candidate has studies Mathematics in 10+2 (qualifying exam).

The B.Tech in IT & Mathematical Innovation is offered at the Cluster Innovation Centre of the Delhi University. Building strong analytical skills through Mathematics and application skills of Information Technology (IT), this course encourages students to recognize the connectedness of various disciplines. The course aims to produce adequately skilled graduates with a creative mindset who can provide new solutions to industry in particular and to society in general.

The course offers three specialization streams – Management, Electronics & Embedded System and Systems Biology – important fields of education with significant interface with Mathematics and IT.

► Check details @ DU-BTech-ITMI


2. B.Stat (H) and B.Math (H) in Indian Statistical Institute (ISI)

Indian Statistical Institute offers B.Stat (H) at Kolkata and B.Math (H) at Bengaluru. Both of these are vary coveted programmes and are highly accepted by the industry as well as academia.

Indian Statistical Institute, known widely as ISI, was founded in 1931. Headquartered in Kolkata, it is an Institution of National Importance. Centres of the Institute have come up over the years in other major cities. Most of the research and teaching activities of the Institute take place in its headquarters in Kolkata and the four centres.

Students get a stipend of Rs.3,000 per month plus another Rs.3,000 per year contingency / books grant.

To apply for these courses, students should have successfully completed 10+2 (or its equivalent) with Mathematics and English as subjects of study.

Eligible Indian National Mathematical Olympiad (INMO) Awardees of any year are exempted from appearing in the written entrance test. 

► Check details @ ISI-Stat-Math


3. Integrated MSc in NISER Bhubaneswar and UM-DAE-CEBS Mumbai

NISER - National Institute of Science Education and Research, Bhubaneswar and theUniversity of Mumbai - Department of Atomic Energy, Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences (UM-DAE CEBS) Mumbai conduct the National Entrance Screening Test (NEST) for candidates for admission in 5 year Integrated MSc (Maths / Bio / Chem / Phy).A must attempt for any student interested in cutting edge science and research.
The 5 year integrated MSc programme at NISER and CEBS offers a limited number of merit based INSPIRE (by the Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India) scholarships of Rs.5,000/– per month and an additional ₹20,000/– per year for carrying out summer projects. 

Besides, top performers at NISER and CEBS, securing overall grades above certain threshold at the end of the programme, are eligible to appear directly for the interview for admission to Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) training school.

► Check details @ NEST


4. Actuary from Institute of Actuaries in India

An actuary is a business professional who deals with the measurement and management of risk and uncertainty. An extremely lucrative career which is in very high demand can be a great career path for the number crunchers.While candidates strong in Mathematics and Statistics would have a better chance to succeed, the mandatory subject to apply for the ACET entrance test is only English.
What sets Actuaries apart from their counterparts in other professions is the natural mathematical, economic and statistical aptitude, awareness and the ability to apply these to situations in the real financial world.

► Check details @ ACET-16


5. B.Sc. (H) Mathematics and Computer Science in Chennai Mathematical Institute

Chennai Mathematical Institute (CMI), a Deemed University under Section 3 of the UGC Act 1956, is recognized both within the country and abroad as one of the important centres in India for research and teaching in mathematical sciences. Founded in 1989 as part of the SPIC Science Foundation, it has been an autonomous institute since 1996. The research groups in Mathematics and Computer Science at CMI are among the best known in the country. The Institute receives substantial support for its activities from the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE).

The Admissions to the B.Sc (H) program is via an Entrance Test. Students with exceptionally good performance in National Science Olympiads may be exempted from writing the entrance examination at the discretion of the Admissions Committee.

The teaching programmes at CMI are run in cooperation with the Institute of Mathematical Sciences (IMSc), Chennai. The courses are taught by the faculty of CMI and IMSc well as distinguished visiting scientists from other academic institutions such as the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai, the Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), IGCAR, Kalpakkam, IIT Madras, Chennai, the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA), Pune and the Eole Normale Superieure (ENS), Paris.

► Check details @ CMI-Maths-BSc

                                                                                                                 Coming soon ... Part 2 ... watch out ...


Author: Neelesh Budhiraja