I have passed HSC and have taken admission in Science. I love doing Mathematics. But should I take this as my major? What are the opportunities in Mathematics?
If you love Mathematics, then go ahead and do a higher study in Mathematics. There are plenty of opportunities in Mathematics today. Mathematicians these days, not only do pure research, but they are also involved in applied areas in a large extent. After your B. Sc. in Mathematics, you can specialise in Computer Science, Information Technology, Operations Research, Computer Applications, Informatics, Industrial Mathematics, Statistics, Electronics, etc. After a Master’s degree you can get into various interesting applied areas like Computer Science, System Science, Automation, Operational Research, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Astronomy, etc. The most interesting area where Mathematicians are highly preferred are science of computing. They are also preferred in application of computer science, System automation, Information technology, etc. Some of the fields in which you will find career opportunities are - Computer Science, Computer applications like software development, Information Technology applications, System Science, Quality control, Operations research in industries, Socio-economic research, Automation Science, Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pure and Applied Statistics, and other. You will find jobs in - Computer and information technology software development companies, companies involved in development and marketing of system automation software, industrial automation systems, Mathematical Research & development institutions like Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Institute of Mathematical Science, colleges and Universities, and various other research organizations involved in applied science research, industrial research. You can also get jobs in large manufacturing organizations in their operational and quality research functions.