(Admission) IIT - JAM-2009: JOINT ADMISSION TEST FOR M.Sc.-2009

Admission : IIT - JAM-2009: JOINT ADMISSION TEST FOR M.Sc.-2009

JOINT ADMISSION TEST FOR M.Sc.-2009: JAM-2009

FOR ADMISSION TO M.Sc. (Two Year)/M.Sc.-Ph.D. DUAL DEGREE and OTHER POST-B.Sc. PROGRAMS at the

INDIAN INSTITUTES OF TECHNOLOGY
BOMBAY, DELHI, GUWAHATI, KANPUR, KHARAGPUR, MADRAS, ROORKEE

Organizing Institute
INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY KHARAGPUR-Kharagpur-721302

JAM-2009 Examination will be held on May 3, 2009 (Sunday)

18% Reservation for OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) Candidates in Admissions through JAM-2009

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General Information
programs and Eligibility
Important Dates
Reservation
Admission
Test Papers
Test Centres
Syllabus
How to Apply
Admit Card
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IIT Profiles
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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 and freeships are available to SC/ST and other deserving and meritorious students at individual institutes.

From the Academic Session 2004 - 2005, Indian Institutes of Technology have started conducting a Joint Admission test for M.Sc. (JAM) for admission to M.Sc. and other post-B.Sc. programs at the IITs. The main objective of JAM is to provide admissions to various M.Sc., M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual degree and other post-B.Sc. programs based on the performance in a single test and 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 normalising undergraduate level science education in the country.

The M.Sc., M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual degree and other post-B.Sc. programs at the IITs offer high quality post-B.Sc. education in respective disciplines, comparable to the best in the world. The curricula for these programs are designed to provide the students opportunities to develop academic talent leading to challenging and rewarding professional life. The curricula are regularly updated at each IIT. Interdisciplinary content of the curricula equips the students to utilize scientific knowledge for practical applications. The medium of instruction in all the programs is English.


GENERAL INFORMATION
(a)
The JAM-2009 is open to all nationals (Indian/Foreign). Candidates seeking admission to academic programs covered under JAM-2009 need to appear in JAM-2009. There is no age restriction.
(b) Foreign nationals will be required to satisfy the prevailing rules on the admission for foreign students of the Admitting Institute(s). For further details, they are advised to contact the Admitting Institute(s) concerned.
(c) To apply for admission to a desired program, a candidate is required to qualify in the corresponding Test Paper and also satisfy the minimum educational qualifications and eligibility criteria of the academic program.
(d) The candidates who have either appeared or are due to appear in the final examination of their qualifying degree in 2009 are also eligible to appear in the Test. On qualifying JAM-2009, such candidates can apply for provisional admission subject to the condition that:
(i) all parts of their final examination shall be over by the date of registration of the Admitting Institute, and
(ii) shall produce the proof of having passed the qualifying degree with required eligibility, as specified by the Admitting Institute, in the form of the final result on or before September 30, 2009.
(e) Admissions to various academic programs at different institutes will be made on the basis of merit in JAM-2009. On the basis of performance in the Test, for each Test Paper, separate merit lists will be prepared for General, OBC (non creamy layer), SC, ST and Persons with Disability (PD) category candidates.
(f) Request for the change of category, if any, with proper documentation, should reach the Organizing Institute by February 10, 2009. Requests received after this date will not be accepted under any circumstances.
(g) Candidates should note that mere appearance in JAM-2009 or being in the merit list of any Test Paper neither guarantees nor provides any automatic entitlement for admission. Qualified candidates shall have to apply for admission as per the prescribed procedure. Admissions shall be made in order of merit and depending on the number of seats available at the Admitting Institute(s).
(h) With regard to the interpretation of the provisions of any matter not covered in this Information Brochure, the decision of the Organizing Institute shall be final and binding on all the parties concerned.


ACADEMIC PROGRAMS
The following are the full-time M.Sc./ M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree and other post-B.Sc. programs at different IITs to which admissions shall be made on the basis of JAM-2009.

IIT Bombay (IITB):
Two-year Master of Science (M.Sc.) programs
in (i) Applied Statistics and Informatics, (ii) Applied Geology, (iii) Applied Geophysics, (iv) Biotechnology, (v) Chemistry, (vi) Mathematics, and (vii) Physics.

M.Sc.-Ph. D. Dual Degree programs in (i) Energy, and (ii) Physics.

IIT Delhi (IITD):
Two-year Master of Science (M.Sc.) programs in (i) Chemistry, (ii) Mathematics, and (iii) Physics.

IIT Guwahati (IITG):
Two-year Master of Science (M.Sc.) programs in (i) Chemistry, (ii) Mathematics and Computing, and (iii) Physics.

IIT Kanpur (IITK):
Two-year Master of Science (M.Sc.) programs in (i) Chemistry, (ii) Mathematics, (iii) Physics, and (iv) Statistics.

M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree program in Physics (Transfer from M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree program to M.Sc. Physics program is not permitted. However, for the students admitted to the M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree program, 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):
M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree programs in (i) Chemistry, (ii) Geological Sciences, (iii) Geophysics, (iv) Mathematics, and (v) Physics. (The students will have an option to exit and receive the M.Sc.degree after the successful completion of all academic requirements of the first four semesters).

IIT Madras (IITM):
Two-year Master of Science (M.Sc.) programs in (i) Chemistry, (ii) Mathematics, and (iii) Physics.

IIT Roorkee (IITR):
Two-year Master of Science (M.Sc.) programs 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.) programs* in (i) Geological Technology, and (ii) Geophysical Technology.
Three-year Interdisciplinary Master of Computer Applications (MCA) program.

*Lateral entry at 3rd Year level in the Integrated M.Tech. programs

The academic programs, their durations and number of seats available in different institutes with program codes are listed in Table 1(refer information brouchure).


MINIMUM EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS FOR ADMISSION

M.Sc. Biotechnology (IITB, IITR): Bachelor's degree in any branch of Science/ Agriculture / Pharmacy / Veterinary / Engineering / Medicine (MBBS).

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.

M.Sc. Chemistry (IITB, IITD, IITG, IITK, IITM, IITR)/M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree Program in Chemistry (IITKgp): Bachelor's degree with Chemistry as a subject for three years/six semesters and Mathematics at (10+2) level.

M.Sc. Applied Geology (IITB, IITR)/ M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree Program in Geological Sciences (IITKgp)/M.Tech. Geological Technology (IITR): Bachelor's degree with Geology as a subject for three years/six semesters and any two subjects among Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biological Science. The candidate must have Mathematics at (10+2) level.

M.Sc. 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.Tech. Geophysical Technology (IITR): Bachelor's degree with Mathematics and Physics as subjects and anyone among the following subjects: Chemistry, Geology, Statistics, Electronics and Computer Science.

M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree Program in Geophysics (IITKgp): Bachelor's degree with two subjects among Physics, Mathematics and Geology for at least two years/four semesters each, and the remaining one for at least one year/two semesters.

M.Sc. Applied Statistics and Informatics (IITB)/ M.Sc. Statistics (IITK): Bachelor's degree with either Mathematics or Statistics as a subject for at least two years/four semesters.

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)/ M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree Program in Mathematics (IITKgp): Bachelor's degree with Mathematics as a subject for at least two years/four semesters.

M.Sc. Physics (IITB, IITD, IITG, IITK, IITM, IITR)/M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree Program in Physics (IITB, IITK, IITKgp): Bachelor's degree with Physics as a subject for at least two years/ four semesters and Mathematics for at least one year/ two semesters.

M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree Program 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.


ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION
JAM-2009 qualified candidates shall have to fulfill the following eligibility criteria for admissions in IITs.

At least 55% aggregate marks (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).

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.

Note:
(i) It will entirely be the responsibility of the candidate to prove that he/she satisfies the minimum educational qualifications and eligibility requirements for admissions.
(ii) The Admitting Institute has the right to cancel, at any stage, the admission of a candidate who is found admitted to a course to which he/she is not entitled, being unqualified or ineligible in accordance with the rules and regulations in force.


TEST PAPERS FOR ACADEMIC PROGRAMS
Admission to each academic program shall be made on the basis of merit in the corresponding Test Paper(s) of JAM-2009. The names of the Test Papers with their codes and the corresponding academic programs for admission are given in Table 2 (please refer information brouchure).


TEST SCHEDULE
JAM-2009 is to be held on May 3, 2009 (Sunday) in two sessions. Each Test paper will be of three hours duration.

May 3, 2009, (Sunday)
Session I:- 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon
Session II:- 2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.


PROCEDURES TO APPLY FOR JAM-2009

Candidates may apply for JAM-2009 through one of the two different procedures, namely "offline" and "online".


OFFLINE
ONLINE

Offline Procedure: The "OMR (Optical Mark Recognition) Application Form" along with the "Information Brochure" and "Acknowledgement Card" will be available from November 24, 2008 to January 07, 2009 on cash payment of application fee of Rs. 1000/- for General/OBC Category Male candidates, Rs. 900/- for General/OBC Category Female candidates and Rs. 500/- for SC/ST and PD candidates from the following Designated Branches of Canara Bank:

Bombay Zone: Ahmedabad (Revdi Bazar), Bhopal (Maharana Pratap Nagar), Indore (MG Road), Jabalpur (M.K. Chowk), Mumbai (IIT Powai & Fort Market), Nagpur (Pandit Malviya Road Sitabuldi), Nanded (Tara Singh Market), Pune (Camp), Raipur (Malviya Road), Vadodara Main (Manick Rao Road).
Delhi Zone: Chandigarh (Sector 17 C), Delhi (IIT Delhi Campus, Janpath, Maharani Bagh, Vivek Vihar), Shimla (The Mall).
Guwahati Zone: Bhubaneswar (Bapuji Nagar), Guwahati (Fancy Bazar), Jorhat (Garali), Patna (Exhibition Road), Muzzafarpur (Dhawan Building), Ranchi Main (SN Ganguli Road), Shillong (Gulasta Fancy Market).
Kanpur Zone: Aligarh Main (Apsara Complex), Allahabad (Civil Lines), Gorakhpur (Bank Road), Kanpur (Mall Road)), Lucknow Main (Hazratganj), Varanasi Main (Bansphatak).
Kharagpur Zone:Kharagpur (Fatak Bazar, Kharida), Kolkata (College Street & Gariahat), Siliguri (Sevoke Road Pani tanki more), Vijayawada (Shivalayam Street), Vishakapatnam (Daba Garden).
Madras Zone: Bangalore (Town Hall), Chennai (IIT Madras Campus & T. Nagar), Coimbatore (Oppannakara Street), Hyderabad (Abid Road), Secunderabad (MG Road), Kochi Main (Mattancherry), Tiruchirapalli (Teppakulam), Thiruvananthapuram (Cantonment), Mangalore (Balmatte Road).
Roorkee Zone: Agra (Cantonment), Amritsar (Dharam Singh Market), Bareilly (Civil Lines), Jaipur (Mirza Ismail Road), Kurukshetra (Railway Road), Meerut (Abu Lane), Noida (Gautam Buddha Nagar), Roorkee (Anaj Mandi).


The "OMR Application Form" and the "Information Brochure" can also be obtained by Post from the JAM Office of IIT Kharagpur by making a written request along with the Demand Draft of Rs. 1050/- for General category Male candidates, Rs. 950/- for General category Female candidates and Rs. 550/- for SC/ST and PD candidates, drawn in favour of "Organizing JAM-2009", IIT Kharagpur, payable at Canara Bank, Kharagpur (Branch Code: 0190), and a self-addressed slip (11.0 cm x 6.0 cm). This fee includes Rs. 50/- as postal charges. Such requests must reach the JAM office, IIT Kharagpur, latest by January 7, 2009. The application material shall be dispatched by Registered Post. IIT Kharagpur, however, does not take any responsibility for the late delivery of application material, due to postal delay or loss of documents in transit. Once an Application Form has been purchased either from the Bank or by post from the JAM Office, IIT Kharagpur, any claim for refund of the fee, for any reason whatsoever, will not be entertained nor can this fee be held in reserve for future.

The OMR Application Form enclosed in the envelope provided with the Information Brochure is to be completed by the candidate in all respects. After reading the instructions given in Section-13, carefully fill in all the items of the form. Fold the form only where it was originally folded. Also write the code(s) of the Test Paper(s) applied, and the first choice of city/town of test on the left-top portion of the envelope.

The candidates desiring to appear for a second Test Paper must clearly mention their option in the OMR Application Form. Such candidates are required to pay an additional fee of Rs. 300/- (Rs. 150/- for SC/ST and PD candidates) through a demand draft in favour of "Organizing JAM-2009", payable at Canara Bank, Kharagpur (Branch Code: 0190). This demand draft is to be sent along with the OMR Application Form.



Online Procedure: The facility for Online Registration will be available through the website http://jam.iitkgp.ac.in from November 24, 2008. The last date for submission of Online Application Forms on website is January 19, 2009. A candidate can fill-in electronically his/her personal data (Name, Date of Birth, Gender, Nationality, Category, PD Status), Number of Test Papers Applied, Test Paper(s), Cities/Towns for the Test (First and Second choices), Qualifying Examination Passed, Year of Qualifying Examination, Name of Qualifying Degree, Percentage of Aggregate Marks/CGPA (calculated out of 10), Name of the Parent/Guardian, Relationship, Telephone Numbers (landline and mobile) and the Bank Draft details (Name and Code of the issuing Branch, Amount of Demand Draft, Date of Issue and Draft No.).

After electronically filling his/her personal data in the Online Application Form on the website, the candidate must download this form and take a print out of the same. The information pertaining to the Photograph, Declaration and Signature will have to be provided by the candidate on the printed Online Registration Form.

The photograph should be glued at the appropriate place provided in the form. The photograph must not be stapled and not be signed/attested. Candidates, who register online, will get a concession of Rs. 100/- in application fee. If the candidate is appearing in only one test paper, the application fee is Rs. 900/- for General/OBC category Male candidates, Rs. 800/- for General/OBC category Female candidates and Rs. 400/- for SC/ST and PD candidates. The candidates desiring to appear in two Test Papers must clearly mention their options in the Online Registration Form. For such candidates, the application fee is Rs. 1200/- for General/OBC category Male candidates, Rs. 1100/- for General/OBC category Female candidates and Rs. 550/- for SC/ST and PD candidates. The appropriate application fee must be in the form of a Demand Draft drawn in favour of "Organizing JAM-2009", payable at Canara Bank, Kharagpur (Branch Code: 0190). The candidate may keep an identical photograph in reserve for future need. The candidate is also advised to keep a photocopy of the completed Online Registration Form for his/her record.


Acknowledgement Card: A printed acknowledgement card is enclosed with the OMR Application Form. The candidate has to write his/her name and mailing address in the space provided and enclose this card with the OMR Application Form after affixing postage stamp of Rs. 6/-. The Organizing Institute will post the card immediately on receipt of the OMR Application Form. The acknowledgement card must not be stapled with the OMR Application Form. In the case of Online Registration, on receipt of duly completed Online Registration Form along with requisite Demand Draft for application fee (as applicable) and a selfaddressed envelope with stamp(s) of Rs. 6/-, an acknowledgement will be sent by the JAM Office, IIT Kharagpur, at the address given by the candidate.


List of Enclosures and the Address for Sending the Completed OMR Application Form/Online Registration Form:
The following documents should be enclosed along with the Completed OMR Application Form:
(i) Bank/JAM Office Pay-in-slip, (ii) Stamped Acknowledgement Card, (iii) Demand Draft for the Second Test Paper, if applicable, (iv) SC/ST/OBC (non creamy layer) Certificate (copy), if applicable, and (v) Disability Certificate (copy), if applicable.

The following documents should be enclosed along with the Completed Online Registration Form: (i) Demand Draft for the appropriate Application fee, (ii) A self-addressed envelope with stamp(s) of Rs. 6/-, (iii) SC/ST/OBC (non creamy layer) Certificate (copy), if applicable, and (iv) Disability Certificate (copy), if applicable.

Irrespective of the choice of the cities/towns of test centers, candidate must send the duly filled in OMR Application Form or completed Online Registration Form, as the case may be, along with all necessary enclosures indicated above, to the following address:
Organizing Chairman, JAM-2009
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
Kharagpur-721302


The candidates are advised to send their completed Application Forms/Online Registration Forms by Speed Post/Registered Post only and retain the receipt of posting. The completed OMR Application Form/Online Registration Form can also be submitted in person at the JAM office, IIT Kharagpur, during office hours on working days.

Last Date for Receipt of the Completed OMR Application Form/Online Registration Form:
Last date for receipt of the duly completed OMR Application Form/Online Registration Form at the JAM Office, IIT Kharagpur, is January 22, 2009.

Any OMR Application Form/Online Registration Form received after this date will not be accepted. Any delay in receiving the application material by the candidate will not be considered as a valid reason for the late submission of the completed OMR Application Form after the deadline. The institute will not be responsible for any postal delay or irregularity or loss in postal transit.

IMPORTANT NOTE
1. In all matters concerning JAM-2009, the decision of the Organizing Institute or the Organizing Chairman, JAM-2009 will be final and binding on all the applicants.
2. Although JAM-2009 is held at different centers across country, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur is the Organizing Institute, and has the overall responsibility of conducting JAM-2009. In case of any claims or disputes arising in respect of JAM-2009, it is hereby made absolutely clear that the Kolkata High Court alone shall have the exclusive jurisdiction to entertain and settle any such disputes and claims.


IMPORTANT DATES FOR JAM-2009
Issue of Application Forms and Information Brochures at Canara Bank Counters or by Post only from IIT Kharagpur and Commencement of Online Registration: November 24, 2008 (Monday)
Last date for receipt of requests at IIT Kharagpur for issue of application material by Post: January 07, 2009 (Wednesday)
Last date for issue of Application Forms and Information Brochures at Bank Counters: January 16, 2009 (Friday)
Last date for Online Registration on the website: January 19, 2009 (Monday)
Last date for receipt of completed OMR Application Form along with Pay-in-slip and Demand Draft (if any) / Online Registration Form along with Demand Draft at the Organizing Institute (IIT Kharagpur): January 22, 2009 (Thursday)

Date of JAM-2009 Test : May 3, 2009 (Sunday)

Announcement of the Result of JAM-2009 Test: At 17:00 hrs on May 25, 2009 (Monday)

Issue of Admission Forms by JAM Office of the Organizing Institute /downloading from the Website of Organizing Institute starts : May 26, 2009 (Tuesday)

Last date for receipt of completed Application and Option Forms for Admission at Organizing Institute along with Demand Draft of Rs. 300/- only : June 9, 2009 (Tuesday)

CONTACT ADDRESSES OF CHAIRMEN, JAM-2009
Institute -- Phone / Fax
IIT Bombay, Powai, Mumbai - 400 076 (022) 25767022 / 25722674
IIT Delhi, Hauz Khas, New Delhi - 110 016 (011) 26591749 / 26581579
IIT Guwahati, Guwahati - 781 039 (0361) 2582751 / 2582755
IIT Kanpur, Kanpur - 208 016 (0512) 2597412 / 2590932
IIT Kharagpur, Kharagpur - 721 302 (03222) 282096 / 282097
IIT Madras, Chennai - 600 036 (044) 22578200 / 22578204
IIT Roorkee, Roorkee - 247 667 (01332) 284531 / 285707


INSTITUTES -- WEBSITES -- E-mail
IIT Bombay www.iitb.ac.in/jam  jam[at]iitb.ac.in
IIT Delhi www.iitd.ac.in/jam  jam[at]admin.iitd.ac.in
IIT Guwahati www.iitg.ernet.in/gate/jam  jamoff[at]iitg.ernet.in
IIT Kanpur www.iitk.ac.in/jam  jam[at]iitk.ac.in
IIT Kharagpur www.jam.iitkgp.ac.in  chair_jam[at]adm.iitkgp.ernet.in
IIT Madras www.gate.iitm.ac.in  gate[at]iitm.ac.in
IIT Roorkee www.iitr.ac.in/jam  jam[at]iitr.ernet.in