M.Phil. Mathematics or Master of Philosophy in Mathematics is a postgraduate Mathematics course.During the course the main emphasis is given on Mathematics which is the study of quantity, structure, space, and change. Mathematicians seek out patterns and formulate new conjectures and resolve the truth or falsity of conjectures by mathematical proofs. The duration of M.Phil. (Mathematics) is mostly of two academic years but it may vary as per the rules and regulations of different institutions. The course is an important and valuable one which provides widespread job opportunities.
M.Phil. Mathematics Eligibility
For pursuing M.Phil. Course one needs to have a Master's degree in science, arts or engineering, etc.
Candidates need to acquire 55% marks in the subject chosen for M.Phil. course or an allied subject at the postgraduate level to be considered eligible for the course.
A written test may be conducted to assess the candidate’s knowledge. Those who qualify in the written test will be required to appear in an interview.
The admission procedure and mode of selection for admission to Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) through distance learning however, may vary from one Institute to another.
Students those who interested in Mathematics and have the ability of analysing and interpreting the resultant data, finding patterns and drawing conclusions; skills in designing and conducting observational and experimental studies are the most suitable one.
Second, who have the ability to approach problems in an analytical and rigorous way and to formulate theories and apply them to solve problems also are good match for it.
Third, candidates having the facility to deal with abstract concepts and the ability to present mathematical arguments and conclusions from them with accuracy and clarity also are capable for this course.
How is M.Phil. Mathematics Course Beneficial?
This degree course enables the students to go for various mathematical, audit, commerce and teaching related jobs such as accountancy and business services banking, investment and insurance government and public administration.
Other benefit is that they can go for higher degree programmes in respective subjects, e.g. Ph.D. etc.
They can also find work in the Government Statistical Service (GSS), the National Health Service (NHS), local councils, pharmaceutical industry, insurance companies, market research and marketing companies, banks, accountancy firms, universities, colleges and schools.