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Mathematician

Aliases: Maths Researcher

Industry/Sector(s): Education, Training and Research


JOB DESCRIPTION 1

The tasks a Mathematician is expected to perform include:

  • Solving mathematical problems by using known principles or by evolving new principles 
  • Evaluating new techniques and applying mathematical principles
  • Developing new methods of analysis for solving various economic and scientific problems
  • Developing and improving the existing principles
  • Formulating own mathematical tools and ways for application to abstract theoretical problems
  • Working on problems of mathematical nature in other branches of science such as mechanics, hydrodynamics, communication, power transmission, thermodynamics, etc.​
WORK ENVIRONMENT 1, 2
  • It is a desk job
  • Need not handle a team
  • Local travelling is not a part of this job role
  • Part-time work and contractual jobs may be available
  • Work from home option is not available
Working hours
  • Organizations usually work for 5/6 days a week and 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from organization to organization
  • Shift system may be available
  • Overtime may be required
Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

This may vary from organization to organization

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING 4

Preferably, B.Sc. in mathematics

KEY COMPETENCIES 1
  • In-depth knowledge of all mathematical principles
  • Skilled in applying mathematical principles to the required problems
  • Skilled in evolving new principles to solve problems
  • Skilled in evaluating new techniques evolved by other researchers
  • Proficient in analysing solutions of various economic and scientific problems
  • Skilled in carrying out research activities
  • Proficient in formulating mathematical tools
DESIRABLE COMPETENCIES 1
  • Focused
  • Hard-working
AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING AND LEARNING INSTITUTES 

Colleges providing B.Sc. in mathematics across India

AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING SCHEMES/SCHOLARSHIPS 

For scholarship and schemes, use further links like:

  • https://scholarships.gov.in/​
SAMPLE OF TRAINING AND LEARNING COURSES 

https://targetstudy.com/courses/bsc-mathematics.html​

CAREER PROGRESSION PATH 5

Intern → Mathematician → Senior Mathematician → Head of the Department

The progression is indicative​

EXPECTED EARNINGS 3
  • For new entrants - Rs 39,000 to Rs 55,000 per month
  • For candidates with experience - Rs 55,000 to Rs 65,000 per month
These figures are indicative and subject to change
REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE 4

Some organizations hire new entrants too

PROBABLE EMPLOYERS 1, 4
  • Universities/colleges
  • Government and private research centres
KEYWORDS 

Mathematician

OCCUPATIONAL CODES AND STANDARDS 
StandardCodeDescription
NCO 20152120.0100Mathematician
ISCO 20082120 Mathematicians, Actuaries and Statisticians
NIC 200872100Research and experimental development on natural sciences and engineering
QP ReferenceNot availableNot available
NSQFNot availableNot available
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