Joint Admission Test for M.Sc. - JAM 2011
For Admission to M.Sc.-PhD, M.Sc.-PhD. Dual Degree and other Post-B.Sc. programmes at IITs
The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are institutions of national importance established through an Act of Parliament. The IITs are well known, the world over, for quality education in engineering and science, and research in frontier areas. The aim of IITs is to build sound foundation of knowledge, pursue excellence and enhance creativity in intellectually stimulating environment. The current pace of advancement of technology needs a coherent back-up of basic science education and research. The vibrant academic ambience and research infrastructure of the IITs motivate the students to pursue Research and Development careers in frontier areas of basic sciences as well as interdisciplinary areas of science and technology. IITs have well equipped modern laboratories, efficient computer networks and state-of-the-art libraries. The teaching process is structured to promote close and continuous contact between the faculty and the students. A number of financial assistantships are available to SC/ST and other deserving and meritorious students at individual institutes.
From the Academic Session 2004 - 05, Indian Institutes of Technology have started conducting a Joint Admission Test for M.Sc. (JAM). The objective of JAM is to provide admissions to various M.Sc., Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D., M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree and other post-bachelor degree programmes at the IITs based on the performance in a single test and to consolidate Science as a career option for bright students from across the country. In due course, JAM is also expected to become a benchmark for normalizing undergraduate level science education in the country.
The M.Sc., Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D, M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree and other post-bachelor degree programmes at the IITs offer high quality education in their respective disciplines, comparable to the best in the world. The curricula for these programmes are designed to provide the students with opportunities to develop academic talent leading to challenging and rewarding professional life. The curricula are regularly updated at each IIT. The interdisciplinary content of the curricula equips the students with the ability to utilize scientific knowledge for practical applications. The medium of instruction in all the programmes is English.
Commencement of sale of OFFLINE application and ONLINE application submission 22nd December 2010 (Tuesday)
Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IITR)
The following are the full-time M.Sc., Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D., M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree and other post-bachelor degree programmes at different IITs to which admissions shall be made on the basis of JAM 2011.
IIT Bombay (IITB): Two-year Master of Science (M.Sc.) programmes in (i) Applied Geology, (ii) Applied Geophysics (iii) Applied Statistics and Informatics, (iv) Biotechnology, (v) Chemistry, (vi) Mathematics, and (vii) Physics.
M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree programmes in (i) Applied Geology (ii) Applied Geophysics (iii) Biotechnology, (iv) Energy, (v) Environmental Science and Engineering (vi) Operations Research, and (vii) Physics. Both the degrees will be awarded together after the successful completion of the programmes.
IIT Delhi (IITD): Two-year Master of Science (M.Sc.) programmes in (i) Chemistry, (ii) Mathematics, and (iii) Physics.
IIT Guwahati (IITG): Two-year Master of Science (M.Sc.) programmes in (i) Chemistry, (ii) Mathematics and Computing, and (iii) Physics.
IIT Hyderabad (IITH): Two-year Master of Science (M.Sc.) programmes in (i) Chemistry, and (ii) Physics.
IIT Kanpur (IITK): Two-year Master of Science (M.Sc.) programmes in (i) Chemistry, (ii) Mathematics, (iii) Physics, and (iv) Statistics.
M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree programme in Physics (Transfer from M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree programme to M.Sc. Physics programme is not permitted. However, for the students admitted to the M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree programme, the M.Sc. degree will be given after successful completion of all academic requirements of the first six semesters while working towards Ph.D. degree).
IIT Kharagpur (IITKgp): Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D. programmes in (i) Chemistry, (ii) Geology, (iii) Geophysics, (iv) Mathematics, and (v) Physics. The students will have the option to exit and receive the M.Sc. degree after the successful completion of all academic requirements for the first four semesters. (Due to unavoidable circumstances the Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D. programme in Geophysics at IIT Kharagpur is kept in abeyance for the academic year 2011-12.) Further information on this programme, if any, will be made available on the website of JAM 2011.
IIT Madras (IITM): Two-year Master of Science (M.Sc.) programmes in (i) Chemistry, (ii) Mathematics, and (iii) Physics.
IIT Roorkee (IITR): Two-year Master of Science (M.Sc.) programmes in (i) Applied Geology, (ii) Applied Mathematics, (iii) Biotechnology, (iv) Chemistry, (v) Industrial Mathematics and Informatics and (vi) Physics.
Three-year Master of Technology (M.Tech.) programmes (Lateral entry at 3rd Year level in the Integrated M.Tech. programmes)in (i) Geological Technology and (ii) Geophysical Technology.
Three-year Interdisciplinary Master of Computer Applications (MCA) programme.
M.Sc. Applied Geophysics (IITB)/ M.Sc.-Ph.D. dual degree programme in Applied Geophysics (IITB): Bachelor's degree with both Mathematics and Physics as subjects for two years and at least one of them as a subject for three years.
M.Sc. Applied Statistics and Informatics (IITB)/ M.Sc. Statistics (IITK)/ Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D. in Mathematics (IITKgp.)/ M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree in Operations Research (IITB): Bachelor's degree with either Mathematics or Statistics as a subject for at least two years or four semesters.
M.Sc. Biotechnology (IITB, IITR)/M.Sc.–Ph.D. Dual Degree in Biotechnology (IITB): Bachelor's degree in any branch of Science/ Agriculture / Pharmacy / Veterinary / Engineering / Medicine (MBBS).
M.Sc. Chemistry (IITB, IITD, IITG, IITH, IITK, IITM, IITR)/ Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D. in Chemistry (IITKgp): Bachelor's degree with Chemistry as a subject for three years/six semesters and Mathematics at (10+2) level.
M.Sc. Mathematics (IITB, IITD, IITK, IITM)/ M.Sc. Mathematics and Computing (IITG)/ M.Sc. Applied Mathematics (IITR)/ M.Sc. Industrial Mathematics and Informatics (IITR): Bachelor's degree with Mathematics as a subject for at least two years/four semesters.
M.Sc. Physics (IITB, IITD, IITG, IITH, IITK, IITM, IITR)/ Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D. in Physics (IITKgp)/ M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree in Physics (IITB, IITK): Bachelor's degree with Physics as a subject for at least two years/ four semesters and Mathematics for at least one year/ two semesters.
Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D. in Geophysics (IITKgp): Bachelor's degree with any two subjects among Physics, Mathematics and Geology for three years/ six semesters. The student should note that due to unavoidable circumstances, this programme at IIT Kharagpur is kept in abeyance for the academic year 2011-12. Further information on this programme, if any, will be made available on the website of JAM 2011.
M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree in Energy (IITB): Bachelor's degree with any one of Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics for two years/four semesters, and any one of the remaining two subjects for at least one year/ two semesters.
M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree in Environmental Science & Engineering (IITB): Bachelor's degree with any one of Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics for two years/four Semesters, and any one of the other four subjects for at least one year/two Semesters. The candidates should have Mathematics at (10+2) level.
M.Tech. Geophysical Technology (IITR): Bachelor's degree with Mathematics and Physics as subjects and anyone of the following subjects: Chemistry, Geology, Statistics, Electronics and Computer Science.
Master of Computer Applications [MCA] (IITR): Bachelor's degree with Mathematics as a subject for at least one year for annual system candidates/ at least two papers of Mathematics for semester system candidates.
The candidates who qualify in JAM 2011 shall have to fulfill the following eligibility criteria for admissions in IITs.
At least 55% aggregatemarks (taking into account all subjects, including languages and subsidiaries, all years combined) for General/ OBC category candidates and at least 50% aggregate marks (taking into account all subjects, including languages and subsidiaries, all years combined) for SC, ST and PD category candidates in the qualifying degree.
For candidates with letter grades/CGPA (instead of percentage of marks), the equivalence in percentage of marks will be decided by the Admitting Institute(s).
Proof of having passed the qualifying degree with the minimum educational qualification as specified by the admitting institute should be submitted by 30th September 2011.
At the time of admission, all admitted candidates will have to submit a physical fitness certificate from a registered medical practitioner in the prescribed form. At the time of registration, the admitted candidates may also have to undergo a physical fitness test by a medical board constituted by the Admitting Institute. In case a candidate is not found to be physically fit to pursue his/her chosen course of study, his/her admission is liable to be cancelled.
Fees for OFFLINE Application Form from Banks / IITR JAM Office: Rs.1000/-
Fees for ONLINE Application: Rs.900/-
Additional fees for 2nd test paper: Rs.300/-
Fees for OFFLINE Application Form from Banks / IITR JAM Office: Rs.900/-
Fees for ONLINE Application: Rs.800/-
Additional fees for 2nd test paper: Rs.300/-
Gender: Male / Female
Fees for OFFLINE Application Form from Banks / IITR JAM Office: Rs.500/-
Fees for ONLINE Application: Rs.400/-
Additional fees for 2nd test paper: Rs.150/-
Demand draft should be drawn in favour of "Chairman, JAM 2011, IIT Roorkee", on any bank, payable at Roorkee.
Candidates can submit Application Form in two different modes : Online and Offline. The preferred mode of application process is Online
Offline Application Process:
Candidate can obtain a packet containing Offline Application Form, Information Brochure & Envelope from:
A. Designated Bank Branches of Punjab National Bankon cash payment.
B. from JAM Office, IIT Roorkee after handing over Demand Draft for appropriate amount.
Obtain SC/ST/PD Certificate (if applicable). OBC candidates NEED NOT SEND any certificate with the application form. It will be required only at the time of applying for admission.
Paste your recent photograph (3 cm X 4 cm) in the designated place of OMR sheet. Sign at the designated places of OMR sheet. Write the test city first choice code, paper code and your address on the envelope.
Duly filled-in Application Form with appropriate enclosures must be sent by Speed Post (preferably) or by Registered Post to the below given address OR It can be handed over personally to JAM Office, IIT Roorkee.
Online Application Process:
Payment through Demand Draft only. Demand draft of appropriate amount should be drawn in favour of "Chairman, JAM 2011, IIT Roorkee", on any bank, payable at Roorkee.
Apply Online. Candidates must follow all instructions strictly while applying online. At the end of this process, a PDF file will be generated with the following pages:
Page-2: JAM 2011 Application Form - Institute's Copy
Page-3: JAM 2011 Application Form - Candidate's Copy
Page-4: Address Slip
Take a print out of the entire file.
Paste your recent color photograph (3 cm X 4 cm) in the designated place of Page-2. Sign at the designated places of Page-2. Paste the Page-4 on top of a A4-size envelope.
The completed OFFLINE/ONLINE Application Form with necessary enclosures must reach the "Organizing Chairman, JAM 2011, IIT Roorkee, Roorkee-247 667", latest by 31st January 2011.
Last date for receipt of form 31 January 2011
Entrance Date 08 May 2011
IIT Bombay Zone: Ahmedabad, Bhopal, Hubli, Indore, Jabalpur, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Panaji (Goa), Pune, Vadodara
IIT Delhi Zone: Chandigarh, Delhi, Faridabad, Gurgaon, Shimla
IIT Guwahati Zone: Guwahati, Jorhat, Patna, Ranchi, Shillong, Silchar
IIT Kanpur Zone: Allahabad, Gorakhpur, Jhansi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Varanasi
IIT Kharagpur Zone: Durgapur, Jamshedpur, Kharagpur, Kolkata, Siliguri, Vijayawada, Vishakapatnam
IIT Madras Zone: Bangalore, Chennai, Cochin, Coimbatore, Hyderabad, Mangalore, Thiruvananthapuram, Tiruchirapalli
IIT Roorkee Zone: Agra, Amritsar, Bareilly, Jaipur, Kurukshetra, Nainital, Noida, Roorkee
Schedule of Exam:
Date: 8th May 2011 (Sunday)
ISt Session: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon
Paper Code: CA/CY/GG/MS/PH
IInd Session: 2:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Paper Code: BT/GP/MA