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“The only way to understand Mathematics is to do Mathematics” – Paul Halmos, American-Hungarian mathematical statistician

For those of you who like puzzles, Mathematics is sure to be a favourite subject. The deep thinking needed to understand a problem, the strategies required to crack it and the thrill of getting the right answer – all these make maths an exciting subject to learn. However, these can be useful in pursuing a career in the subject too! 

That’s right! If you are really passionate about numbers and numerics, you can turn your love for maths into a viable career path. Here is everything you need to know about making it a reality: 

What are the different branches in a career in mathematics? 

It can be largely broken down into two types: pure maths and applied maths

Defition of "pure maths" and "applied maths"

What are the skills needed for a career in maths?

Critical thinking, problem solving and quantitative reasoning are the top required skills.

Skills needed for a career in maths

What is the scope of a career in maths?

Scope of a career in maths

Data Science

In this field, analysts are required to find insightful information from large amounts of numerical data. Since the amount of data that we are generating and storing is increasing with time, this is one of the most popular fields in maths. 

Actuarial Science

Actuarial science is the field of assessing risk in finance i.e. money. This is a very critical field especially for businesses dealing with insurance. This field relies heavily on mathematical concepts of probability and statistics. 

Statistics

Statistics in itself is an important career field for maths. Various businesses employ statisticians to understand trends on health, population, consumer behaviour, etc. While statistics and data science may seem similar, statistics is an older field and deal more heavily in numbers and experiments.

Research

Research is another prominent field in maths. This involves doing research in solving real-world problems using maths. Work in this field takes place in the research and development departments of companies and in academic institutions too!

What do you need to study to pursue a career in maths?

To pursue a career in maths one needs to follow the path shown below:

Academic path for a career in maths

What are the best colleges to study maths in India?

  • Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore
  • Institute of Mathematical Science, Chennai
  • Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore
  • Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai
  • Indian Institute of Social Education & Research (IISER)
  • National Institute for Science Education and Research (NISER), Bhubaneshwar

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