B.A. in Mathematics, is a 3- year undergraduate course, divided into six semesters of six months each. The course has been designed to explore the subject and its practical applications on an advanced level.
Students having completed the senior and higher secondary education (classes X and XII) from a recognized educational Board are eligible to apply for the course, with the average annual course fee in India ranging between INR 1 and 3 Lacs, varying across institutes.
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Upon successful completion of the course, graduates interested in pursuing higher studies in the discipline may go for advanced courses in the subject. Such graduates can find employment opportunities in fields such as Banking and Investment, Engineering, schools, etc. with an average initial monthly salary ranging between INR 15K and 30K, depending upon the candidate’s expertise in the field.
B.A. in Mathematics: Course Highlights
Listed below are some of the major highlights of the course.
|Eligibility||10th and 12th from a recognized Board.|
|Admission Process||Counseling after taking entrance examination.|
|Total Course Fee||INR 1 to 3 Lacs|
|Average Starting Salary||INR 2.5 to 7 Lacs|
|Examination Type||Semester System|
Top Colleges for Bachelor of Arts [BA] (Mathematics)
- Bachelor of Arts [BA] (Mathematics) in Assam
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- Bachelor of Arts [BA] (Mathematics) in Haryana
- Bachelor of Arts [BA] (Mathematics) in Punjab
- Bachelor of Arts [BA] (Mathematics) in Maharashtra
B.A. in Mathematics: What is it About?
Mathematics being a methodical application of matter, serves as a basis to all other sciences which deal with the material concepts of time and space. The course essentially involves the science of space, time, quantities, measurements, shapes and numbers, and their relationships with each other.
Students enrolled to the course are taught to develop advanced aptitude and skills in mathematical methods, reasoning, and problem solving in three major areas – Analysis, Algebra and Statistics.
B.A. in Mathematics: Who should opt?
Besides interest in, and aptitude for Mathematics, aspiring eligible candidates would ideally have a sharp and a quick mind, excellent skills in calculations, and logic-related problem-solving skills.
Top Institutes offering B.A. in Mathematics
Some of the top institutes offering the course in the country with the corresponding locations and fees charged by the respective colleges are listed below.
|NAME OF INSTITUTE||CITY||AVERAGE FEES IN INR|
|Indraprastha College for Women (IP)||New Delhi||6000|
|Lady Shri Ram College for Women (LSR)||New Delhi||16,390|
|ST. Xavier’s College||Mumbai||5,400|
|Miranda College||New Delhi||12,160|
|Madras Christian College (MMC)||Chennai||18,719|
|Hindu College||New Delhi||14,333|
|Hans Raj College (HRC)||New Delhi||14,333|
|Ramjas College||New Delhi||9,712|
|Jesus and Mary College (JMC)||New Delhi||12,997|
|Jai Hind College||Mumbai||4,262|
|Gargi College||New Delhi||8,055|
|Sri Venkateswara College||New Delhi||9,590|
|Delhi College of Arts and Commerce (DCAC)||New Delhi||9,120|
|ST. Xavier’s College||Ahmadabad|| 4,720|
|ST. Xavier’s College||Kolkata||25,700|
Eligibility for B.A. in Mathematics
Listed below are the minimum criteria of eligibility required to be met by candidates aspiring to pursue the course.
- A minimum aggregate score of 45% (40% for SC/ST candidates) in classes X and XII, completed from a recognized educational Board.
- Candidates need to have completed the Higher Secondary education (class X) in any of science and commerce streams, with Mathematics being one of the main subjects.
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B.A. in Mathematics: Admission Process
At most institutes offering the course in the country, admission is offered to eligible candidates on the basis of their performance in a relevant entrance test, followed by subsequent rounds of Group Discussion and Personal Interview.
These rounds are a part of the counseling procedure, wherein candidate’s general aptitude for the course is examined, and a merit list is released by the institute. However, some institutes also offer admission to students on the basis of the merit obtained at the 10+2 level.
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B.A. in Mathematics: Syllabus and Course Description
A semester-wise breakup of the course’s syllabus is tabulated below.
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B.A. in Mathematics: Career Prospects
Successful graduates of the course can find lucrative career opportunities in both government and private sectors, in organizations such as ISRO, DRDO, NAL, and the field of IT, among others.
Some of the popular professional avenues open to such graduates are tabulated below, along with the average annual salary and basic duties associated with each role.
|JOB PROFILE||JOB DESCRIPTION||AVERAGE ANNUAL SALARY IN INR|
|Accountant||To prepare asset, liability, and capital account entries by compiling and analyzing account information, to document financial transactions by entering account information, and to recommend financial actions by analyzing accounting options.||4 to 7 Lacs|
|Aerodynamics Specialist||To perform duties in designing, constructing, and testing aircraft, missiles, and spacecraft, and to conduct basic and applied research to evaluate adaptability of materials and equipment to aircraft design and manufacture.||3 to 6 Lacs|
|Teacher||To create lesson plans and teach those plans to a class, individually to students or in small groups, to track student progress, to create tests, work with school administration and prepare students for standardized tests.||3 to 5 Lacs|
|Researcher||To explore mathematical areas, such as Algebra or Geometry, by developing new rules, theories, and concepts, to use mathematical formulas and models to prove or disprove theories, and develop mathematical or statistical models to analyze data.||4 to 6 Lacs|
|Statistician||To gather numerical data and then display it, helping companies to make sense of quantitative data and to spot trends and make predictions.||3 to 5 Lacs|