• M.Sc. (Two Years), Masters in Economics (Two Years), Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D., M.Sc.-Ph.D. Dual Degree, and other Post-Bachelor Degree Programmes & Integrated Ph.D. Programmes
  • The IISc Bangalore and IITs are well-known, the world over, for quality education in engineering, science, management, social sciences and research in frontier areas. The aim of these institutes is to build a sound foundation of knowledge, pursue excellence and enhance creativity in an 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 at IISc Bangalore and IITs motivate students to pursue Research and Development careers in frontier areas of basic sciences, social sciences as well as interdisciplinary areas of science and technology. Further, IISc and IITs have well-equipped modern laboratories, efficient computer networks and state-of-the-art libraries. The teaching process is structured to promote a close and continuous interface 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, IITs started conducting a Joint Admission test for M.Sc. (JAM). The objective of JAM is to provide admissions to M.Sc. (Two Years), Joint M.Sc.-Ph.D., M.Sc.-Ph.D.
  • JAM 2021 is open to all nationals (Indian/Foreign). Candidates seeking admission to the academic programmes for the academic year 2021-22 covered under JAM 2021 need to appear in JAM 2021. There is no age restriction.
  • JAM 2021 Examination will be held on February 14, 2021 (Sunday) as a Computer Based ONLINE Examination.
  • For admission, foreign nationals are required to satisfy the rules and regulations of the Admitting Institute(s) pertaining to foreign students. For further details, they are advised to contact the concerned Admitting Institute(s).
  • To apply for admission to a desired programme, a candidate is required to qualify in the relevant test Paper and also satisfy the Minimum Educational Qualifications (MEQs) and Eligibility Requirements (ERs) of the concerned Academic Programme.
  • The candidates who have either appeared or are due to appear in the final examination of their qualifying degree in 2021 are also eligible to appear in JAM 2021. By qualifying in JAM 2021, candidates can apply for a provisional admission subject to the condition that: (a) all parts of their final examination shall be completed by the date of registration of the Admitting Institute, and (b) proof of having passed the qualifying degree with required eligibility, as specified by the Admitting Institute, should be submitted by September 30, 2021.
  • On the basis of performance in JAM 2021, for each test paper, separate merit lists will be prepared for General (GEN), OBC Non-Creamy Layer (OBC-NCL), Economically Weaker Section (EWS), SC, ST, and Persons with Disability (PwD) category candidates.
  • Admission to most of the Academic Programmes at various institutes will be made on the basis of Rank in JAM 2021.
  • Requests for change of category, if any, with proper documentation, should reach the Organizing Institute latest by May 04, 2021. Requests received after this date will not be accepted under any circumstances.
  • Candidates should note that mere appearance in JAM 2021 or being in the merit list of any test paper neither guarantees nor provides any automatic entitlement to admission. Qualified candidates will have to apply for admission as per the prescribed procedure. Admissions shall be made in order of merit in each category and the number of seats available at the Admitting Institute(s).
  • The list of academic programmes, number of seats, eligibility requirements, and minimum educational qualifications of each of the programmes mentioned in this Information Brochure are subject to change, as per the policy of Admitting Institute(s).
  • In all matters concerning JAM 2021, the decision of the Organizing Institute, JAM 2021 will be final and binding on all the applicants.


The health and safety of our examination participants is of utmost priority. Due to the current pandemic situation, all dates mentioned in this poster may be subject to changes. At this point of time, we intend to move forward with the JAM-2021. In rare cases, it may be necessary to cancel or postpone the examination because of situations beyond our control. All updates will be notified on JAM 2021 website http://jam.iisc.ac.in