IIT Joint Admission test for M.Sc (JAM)
The Indian Institutes of Technology or IITs are a group of technology-oriented, autonomous engineering institutes. All the IITs in country are governed by an special Institute of Technology act which was formed in 1961. The IITs have been declared as institutes of national importance. The IITs were created with the aim of developing skilled manpower and workforce to assist the country in economic and social development of India. As per the act, 7 institutes were established in different states, viz. IIT Kharagpur, IIT Mumbai, IIT Madras, IIT Kanpur, IIT Delhi, IIT Guwahati and IIT Roorkee.
JAM is an abbreviation for Joint Admission Test. It is conducted by IITs to provide admission for M.Sc. Course. The JAM is also being used for providing admission in M.Sc. PhD. M.Sc. PhD dual degree course and few other post B.Sc. Programs at IIT. The main goal for the exam is to provide admission for these above listed courses based on the performance in single test and to create and enhance 'Science' as a career option for bright youngsters in the country.
One can purchase an off-line application form required for JAM from banks or IITR JAM office. Students from general and OBC category can purchase the form at Rs. 1000 while females can purchase the form in only Rs. 900 and if you are one from SC/ST/PD category, the form is available for you in mere Rs.500. If the form is purchased on-line, the costs are Rs. 900,Rs. 800 and Rs. 400 respectively. The candidates, who purchase form from banks or IITS JAM office, must send their forms and DDs (in case of second test paper) to the following address: - organizing chairman, JAM 2011, IIT Roorkee, Roorkee-247667. All the necessary documents should be attached along with the form. Although both modes are accepted for submitting forms, preferred mode is on-line mode.