Help me become a mathematician!

Hello everyone, I completed my +2 this year and preparing for NEST exam (for NISER). First I thought of pursuing medicine (not because of passion but everyone did so I too) but now I realize my love for maths. So now I have no other option than this exam. But i have no idea how to prepare. I would be glad if u give me some suggestions regarding study plans and books. Currently I'm preparing JEE syllabus... So please may be your help may make my name come in ur children's textbooks in the future :)

The exam is on 28th may, so answer me fast even if u don't know at least share, so someone else can help me please.

Note by Ashley Shamidha
4 years, 2 months ago

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@Ashley Shamidha Hello ,what r u learning currently in mathematics and what r ur interests ??Is it an honours course ? U from Bangalore ??Do u know kannada ?

- 3 years, 8 months ago

Hi, I'm in my 1yr of B.Sc Mathematics in Madras Christian College . BTW I'm not from Bangalore, I'm from kanyakumari 😜.. It was a mistake. . I tried changing it but couldn't. . And what about you

- 3 years, 8 months ago

@Agnishom Chattopadhyay Thanks for asking... BTW I deactivated my account and this is my new one. I didn't clear NEST , so now I'm doing B.Sc mathematics in MCC (Madras Christian College), Chennai. Learning a lot here😊.. how about you..

- 3 years, 8 months ago

I am studying Mathematics too. I am glad to hear from you again. All the best for your mathematics adventure.

- 3 years, 8 months ago

Where are you studying?

- 3 years, 8 months ago

Chennai Mathematics Institute

- 3 years, 8 months ago

Great I'm also in Chennai

- 3 years, 8 months ago

We could meet sometime, maybe

- 3 years, 8 months ago

Yup..

- 3 years, 8 months ago

That's nice! Hope you become a renowned mathematician.

- 3 years, 8 months ago

Thank u. . U r in class 10 th right

- 3 years, 8 months ago

Yes.

- 3 years, 8 months ago

All the best for your boards👍👍

- 3 years, 8 months ago

Thanks!

- 3 years, 8 months ago

Hey there; I'd like to know how have you been all this while?

- 3 years, 8 months ago

@Abhinav Saxena is there any entrance exam for phd in DU

- 4 years, 2 months ago

Yes there is. But that requires you to have M.Phil first.

- 4 years, 2 months ago

Sorry I typed phd instead of msc

- 4 years, 2 months ago

How was the test? @Ashley Shamidha

- 4 years, 2 months ago

It's tougher than aiims and jipmer. I did almost good. But can't say whether I would get seat or not.

- 4 years, 2 months ago

You are talking about NISER Bhubaneswar right?

- 4 years, 2 months ago

Yes

- 4 years, 2 months ago

Cool. What a coincidence that I am also a NISER aspirant.

- 4 years, 2 months ago

Did u write NEST?

- 4 years, 2 months ago

I'll write it in 2019.

- 4 years, 2 months ago

Of course not. I prepare every year though.

- 4 years, 2 months ago

- 4 years, 2 months ago

I am flattered you mentioned me!

I did not know about the NEST exam. But now it sounds good. Did you apply for the CMI and the ISI entrances? How is JEE Advanced coming along? I guess some of the IITs teach mathematics too. I do not have a lot of preparation advice, but @Sandeep Bharadwaj has some.

Given the tragic way math is taught today ( have you read Lockhart's lament? ), I would be more than happy to support a true enthusiast of math who writes a textbook. I am glad that you're choosing Mathematics over medicine, I did the same. I admire that you learnt to prioritize your academic interests over the huge hype for engg/medicine.

I reshared the note on Brilliant and also on twitter. I hope that helps a bit

- 4 years, 2 months ago

Did u clear JEE advanced? Which college u have selected?

- 4 years, 2 months ago

Lol. I'm a tenth grader. Allow me clear boards first, haha.

- 4 years, 2 months ago

Could you do me a favor please... I deleted my old account. This is new and I'm viewing the brilliant app. Do u know how should I change the profile picture and place. I can edit status etc but I couldn't do this.

- 4 years, 2 months ago

Hmm. You must ask @Calvin Lin

- 4 years, 2 months ago

Oh.. ok all the best for ur boards!

- 4 years, 2 months ago

Thanks :) I live in Bhubaneswar. If you get a seat, come and visit me someday. Hope you become a great Mathematician.

- 4 years, 2 months ago

Sure.. Thank you 😊😊

- 4 years, 2 months ago

First of all thank u for your help. I don't have anyone to guide me. I don't know about cmi and is before. But now their applications are closed. Even the JAM exam for doing bsc in iit is over. I wanted to study in iisc, so I prepared hard for neet ( cause a 60% in neet gets u into iisc) but to get admission there I should have applied in April itself. I lost all my chances. Even a failure in those exams would be much better than not attempting it all. I feel so bad. Do I still have a chance to study there?

- 4 years, 2 months ago

IIT Jam is for Msc and PhD at IIT's and IISc. You'll be able to pursue graduate studies after you complete your bsc from somewhere. You might want to have DU as a backup option. But only as a backup option. Let me know if you have any queries regarding DU.

- 4 years, 2 months ago

NEST questions are pretty good, enriched in deep concepts outlining the basic contours of 12 th and 11 th basic sciences. Give much emphasis on calculus part, specially to the functional analysis part, and most of it is like the JEE paper. Perhaps applying in the govt colleges for general sciences will be a good choice in pursuing your interest.

- 4 years, 2 months ago

Thank u

- 4 years, 2 months ago

I wish I could tell you but I do not really know this very well.

I did not know that NEET lets you get into IISc. That's great.

- 4 years, 2 months ago