List of Courses after 12th

What after completing 12th? Most Indian students studying in 12th standard have this doubt. While there are numerous professional courses that students may select, they are confused about the career prospects and job opportunities associated with those courses. Lack of proper knowledge is what causes this confusion. Through this article, students from any stream- Science, Commerce or Arts, will be able to find details about good professional courses after 12th. This will help students fight off confusion and thus help them make right and informed choice!

What after 12th?

Confused about what to do after 12th? This complete list of courses will help you out-

Basically, the career path (and thus courses) after various 12th streams can be said to be based on the following path. You will be able to get the idea by observing the chart.

Streams after 12th

Streams after 12th- Science, Commerce, Arts & Humanities.

Let us take on each stream one by one and check out the professional courses that one may pursue after completing 12th standard of that particular stream-

 

Courses after 12th Science

12th Science stream can be divided into two major Groups- Mathematics Group and Biology Group. Based on the Group, students may pursue a set of courses after completing 12th schooling.

 

After 12th Science stream, students may go for courses related to the following fields- Technical course (Engineering and Diploma- Mathematics Group students only), Science course (B.Sc.), Medicine (Biology Group students only), Management, Law, Design, Education course, Architecture (Mathematics Group students only), Diploma courses, Planning courses and other streams’ courses.

 

Let us check out the list-

 

# Courses for Mathematics group students

courses after 12th Science, Mathematics Group

1 Technical Courses-

Engineering (B.E./B.Tech.)

If you want to become an Engineer, this is the course you must select after 12th Science (Mathematics Group). The Bachelor’s course duration is 4 years (8 semesters). After Bachelor’s course, the usual PG course that one may do is M.Tech. (Master’s Level). Even management course like MBA/ Law course like LL.B. can be done after Graduation. Here are some well known Engineering Branches

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Computer Science Engineering
  • IT Engineering
  • IC Engineering
  • EC Engineering
  • Electronics Engineering
  • Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Aeronautical Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Automobile Engineering
  • Mining Engineering
  • Biotechnology Engineering
  • Genetic Engineering
  • Plastics Engineering
  • Food Processing and Technology
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Dairy Technology and Engineering
  • Agricultural Information Technology
  • Power Engineering
  • Production Engineering
  • Infrastructure Engineering
  • Motorsport Engineering
  • Metallurgy Engineering
  • Textile Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Marine Engineering (for merchant navy career)
  • Naval Architecture

Diploma (Technical)

After 12th Science, students may also go for Diploma version of the above mentioned Engineering courses. Diploma course will last 3 years. After completing Diploma, students may get admission in Bachelor’s Degree Engineering program using the Lateral Entry! Here are some well known Diploma courses-

  • Diploma in Mechanical Engineering
  • Diploma in Electrical Engineering
  • Diploma in Civil Engineering
  • Diploma in Chemical Engineering
  • Diploma in Mining Engineering
  • Diploma in Computer Science Engineering
  • Diploma in Marine Engineering
  • Diploma in EC Engineering
  • Diploma in IC Engineering
  • Diploma in Metallurgy
  • Diploma in Sound Engineering

I’m not listing all the Diploma Engineering Branches. Only the important ones have been mentioned above.

 

2 Science courses

Students who are interested in pursuing Pure Science courses may go for B.Sc. courses. B.Sc. course lasts for 3 years. After Graduation, the common PG course that students take is- M.Sc. It is also possible to pursue other PG courses like MBA and LL.B. also. Some well known B.Sc. programs for Mathematics Group students is-

  • B.Sc. Agriculture
  • B.Sc. Horticulture
  • B.Sc. Forestry
  • B.Sc. IT
  • B.Sc. Computer Science
  • B.Sc. Chemistry
  • B.Sc. Mathematics
  • B.Sc. Physics
  • B.Sc. Hotel Management
  • B.Sc. Nautical Science
  • B.Sc. Electronics
  • B.Sc. Electronics and Communication
  • B.Sc. Biotechnology
  • BCA (similar to B.Sc. course structure)

3 Law courses

After 12th Science, students are eligible to go for Law Education in the Integrated course format. Integrated Law course lasts 5 years. Some popular Integrated Law courses for Science stream student are-

  • B.Sc. + LL.B.
  • B.Tech. + LL.B.
  • B.Com. + LL.B.
  • BBA + LL.B.

4 Management courses

Science stream students who are not interested in Technical or Science courses may go for Management courses. Some well known Management courses to do after 12th are-

  • BBA (Bachelor of Business Administration)
  • BMS (Bachelor of Management Studies)
  • Integrated BBA + MBA program (5 years duration)
  • BHM (Bachelor of Hotel Management)
  • Retail Management (Diploma)

5 Bachelor of Architecture

 

6 Designing courses

Diploma (Bachelor of Design courses), Degree as well as Certificate courses related to the field of Designing can also be pursued by Science stream students. Some such well known courses are-

  • Bachelor of Interior Designing
  • Bachelor of Design (Accessory)
  • Bachelor of Design (Leather)
  • Bachelor of Textile Design
  • Bachelor of Product Design
  • Furniture and Interior Design course

7 Physical Education courses

8 Fashion courses

9 B Pharmacy

 

10 Commercial Pilot Training

11 Other Bachelor’s Degree and Diploma courses (even from other streams)

  • B.Com. (relevant fields like statistics)
  • B Social Work
  • Mass Communication and Journalism
  • Animation and Multimedia
  • Performing Arts
  • Language Courses (Foreign Languages are promising)
  • Diploma in Retail Management
  • Diploma in Education Technology
  • Diploma in Hotel Management
  • Diploma in Fire Safety and Technology
  • Diploma in Film Making and Video Editing
  • Air Hostess/Cabin Crew training course
  • Diploma in Event Management
  • Bachelor of Statistics
  • BA (relevant fields)
  • CMA (Certified Management Accountant)
  • CA (Chartered Accountancy)
  • Actuarial Science
  • CS (Company Secretary Course)

12 Education/Teaching courses

# Courses for Biology Group students

courses after 12th Science, Biology Group

1 Medicine- MBBS

 

2 Dental Science- BDS

 

3 Ayurveda- BAMS

 

4 Homeopathy- BHMS

 

5 B Pharmacy

 

6 Pharm D

 

7 Bachelor of Physiotherapy

 

8 Unani- BUMS

 

9 Science courses

Some well known B.Sc. courses lasting a period of 3 years, which suits Biology Group students are-

  • B.Sc. Biochemistry
  • B.Sc. Biology
  • B.Sc. Physics
  • B.Sc. Chemistry
  • B.Sc. Environmental Science
  • B.Sc. Biotechnology
  • B.Sc. Nursing
  • B.Sc. Occupational Therapy
  • B.Sc. Physiotherapy
  • B.Sc. Radiology
  • B.Sc. Bioinformatics
  • B.Sc. Anthropology
  • B.Sc. Microbiology
  • B.Sc. Zoology
  • B.Sc. Forensic Science
  • B.Sc. Agriculture
  • B.Sc. Pathology
  • B.Sc. Speech Therapy
  • B.F.Sc. (Fisheries Science)
  • B.Sc. Horticulture
  • B.Sc. Genetics
  • B.Sc. Health Science and Nutrition
  • B.Sc. Sports Science
  • B.Sc. Audiology
  • B.Sc. Botany

10 Diploma courses

Diploma courses suitable for Biology Group student are-

  • Diploma in Nursing
  • Diploma in Retail Management
  • Diploma in Education Technology
  • Diploma in Dairy Technology

11 Law courses

After 12th Science Biology Group also, students are eligible to go for Law Education in the Integrated course format. Integrated Law course lasts 5 years. Some popular Integrated Law courses for Science stream Biology Group student are-

  • B.Sc. + LL.B.
  • B.Com. + LL.B.
  • BBA + LL.B.

12 Management courses

Science stream Biology students who are not interested in Medicine or Science courses may go for Management courses. Some well known Management courses to do after 12th are-

  • BBA (Bachelor of Business Administration)
  • BMS (Bachelor of Management Studies)
  • Integrated BBA + MBA program (5 years duration)
  • BHM (Bachelor of Hotel Management)
  • Retail Management (Diploma)

13 Designing courses

Diploma, Degree as well as Certificate courses related to the field of Designing can also be pursued by Science stream Biology Group students. Some such well known courses are-

  • Bachelor of Interior Designing
  • Bachelor of Design (Accessory)
  • Bachelor of Design (Leather)
  • Bachelor of Textile Design
  • Bachelor of Product Design
  • Furniture and Interior Design course

14 Physical Education courses

  • Bachelor of Physical Education
  • Diploma in Yoga Education
  • Bachelor of Sports Science and Medicine

15 Fashion courses

  • Bachelor of Fashion Design and Technology
  • Bachelor of Fashion Communication

16 Other Bachelor’s Degree and Diploma courses (even from other streams)

  • BA
  • B Social Work
  • Mass Communication and Journalism
  • Animation and Multimedia
  • Performing Arts
  • Language Courses (Foreign Languages are promising)
  • Diploma in Retail Management
  • Diploma in Education Technology
  • Diploma in Hotel Management
  • Shipping Management
  • Air Hostess/Cabin Crew training course
  • Diploma in Event Management
  • Diploma in Filmmaking and Video Editing

17 Education/Teaching courses

  • B.El.Ed. (Bachelor of Elementary Education, 4 years long course)
  • Integrated B.Ed. program
  • Diploma in Elementary Education
  • B.P.Ed. (Bachelor of Physical Education)
  • Primary Teachers Training course (can follow it up with B.Ed.)

Courses after 12th Commerce

courses after 12th Commerce stream

After passing 12th standard board examination, Commerce stream students may go for traditional Commerce (and chosen subjects) based courses as well as other new courses. Some major fields available in front of Commerce stream students are- Traditional Commerce courses, Law Education, Management courses, Diploma courses, Architecture, Social Works courses, Education courses and Technical courses.

 

Let us start with traditional courses first.

 

1 B.Com.

This is the most popular choice among Commerce stream students. This course acts like a basic foundation. One may later pursue PG courses and specialize in various areas. For example- B.Com. followed by LL.B./B.Com. followed by MBA/B.Com. followed by M.Com.

 

New technical B.Com. courses are also being introduced in India. Some such specialization B Com courses are-

  • B Com Information Technology
  • B Com Computer Science

2 Chartered Accountancy

 

3 Bachelor’s course in Economics

 

4 Company Secretaryship course

 

5 Law courses

After 12th Commerce, students are eligible to go for Law Education in the Integrated course format. Integrated Law course lasts 5 years. Some popular Integrated Law courses for Commerce stream student are-

  • B.Com. + LL.B.
  • BBA + LL.B.
  • BA + LL.B.

6 Management courses

Commerce stream students who are not interested in traditional courses may go for Management courses. Some well known Management courses to do after 12th are-

  • BBA (Bachelor of Business Administration)
  • BMS (Bachelor of Management Studies)
  • Integrated BBA + MBA program (5 years duration)
  • BHM (Bachelor of Hotel Management)
  • Retail Management (Diploma)

7 Technical courses

Earlier, most technical courses were out of bounds for Commerce stream students, But these days, some Technical courses have been made available for Commerce stream students also. Two such top courses are-

8 Designing courses

Diploma, Degree as well as Certificate courses related to the field of Designing can also be pursued by Science stream students. Some such well known courses are-

  • Bachelor of Interior Designing
  • Bachelor of Design (Accessory)
  • Bachelor of Design (Leather)
  • Bachelor of Textile Design
  • Bachelor of Product Design
  • Furniture and Interior Design course

9 Physical Education courses

  • Bachelor of Physical Education
  • Diploma in Yoga Education

10 Fashion courses

  • Bachelor of Fashion Design and Technology
  • Bachelor of Fashion Communication

11 Other Bachelor’s Degree and Diploma courses (even from other streams)

  • BA
  • B.Sc. (relevant courses like- Hospitality Management, Photography, Animation etc)
  • B Social Work
  • Mass Communication and Journalism
  • Animation and Multimedia
  • Performing Arts
  • Language Courses (Foreign Languages are promising)
  • Diploma in Retail Management
  • Diploma in Education Technology
  • Diploma in Hotel Management
  • Air Hostess/Cabin Crew training course
  • Diploma in Event Management
  • Diploma in Filmmaking and Video Editing
  • ANM Nursing Course
  • GNM Nursing Course

12 Education/Teaching courses

  • B.El.Ed. (Bachelor of Elementary Education, 4 years long course)
  • Integrated B.Ed. program
  • Diploma in Elementary Education
  • B.P.Ed. (Bachelor of Physical Education)
  • Primary Teachers Training course (can follow it up with B.Ed.)

13 Bachelor of Statistics

 

14 CMA (Certified Management Accountant)

 

15 Actuarial Science

 

Courses after 12th Arts

courses after 12th Arts stream

After 12th, Arts stream students also have the opportunity to pursue traditional Arts stream oriented courses as well as courses from other sectors such as- management, Law, Fashion, Designing, Social Works, Education and technical course like Architecture!

 

Let us start with the traditional course of BA.

 

1 BA

The most popular choice among Arts stream students who have passed 12th standard. Numerous options exists, when it comes to BA course. Let us check out some of the best BA programs available out there-

  • BA in History and Archaeology
  • BA in Hindi
  • BA in Humanities
  • BA in Finance
  • BA in Foreign Languages (example- French)
  • BA in Regional Languages (example- Malayalam)
  • BA in Journalism and Mass Communication
  • BA in Visual Communication
  • BA in Literature
  • BA in Philosophy
  • BA in Music
  • BA in Theatre
  • BA in Yoga and Naturopathy
  • BA in Tourism and Hospitality Management
  • BA in Library Science
  • BA in Photography
  • BA in Applied Science
  • BA in Advertising
  • BA in Fine Arts
  • BA in Mathematics
  • BA in Retail Management
  • BA in Fashion Merchandising
  • BA in Culinary Sciences
  • BA in Anthropology
  • BA in Home Science
  • BA in Hotel Management
  • BA in Computer Applications
  • BA in Finance and Insurance
  • BA in Interior Designing
  • BA in Psychology
  • BA in Economics
  • BA in Animation and Multimedia

2 Bachelors Degree in Economics

 

3 Technical Courses

Some Technical courses to do after 12th Arts stream are-

  • BCA (BA course also available!)

4 Law courses

After 12th Arts, students are eligible to go for Law Education in the Integrated course format. Integrated Law course lasts 5 years. Some popular Integrated Law courses for Arts stream student are-

  • BA + LL.B.
  • BBA + LL.B.

5 Management courses

Arts stream students who are not interested in traditional courses may go for Management courses. Some well known Management courses to do after 12th Arts stream are-

  • BBA (Bachelor of Business Administration)
  • BMS (Bachelor of Management Studies)
  • Integrated BBA + MBA program (5 years duration)
  • BHM (Bachelor of Hotel Management)
  • Retail Management (Diploma)

6 Designing courses

Diploma, Degree as well as Certificate courses related to the field of Designing can also be pursued by Arts stream students. Some such well known courses are-

  • Bachelor of Interior Designing
  • Bachelor of Design (Accessory)
  • Bachelor of Design (Leather)
  • Bachelor of Textile Design
  • Bachelor of Product Design
  • Furniture and Interior Design course

7 Physical Education courses

  • Bachelor of Physical Education
  • Diploma in Yoga Education

8 Fashion courses

  • Bachelor of Fashion Design and Technology
  • Bachelor of Fashion Communication

9 Bachelor of Performing Arts

10 Other Bachelor’s Degree and Diploma courses (even from other streams)

  • B Social Work
  • B.Sc. (relevant courses like- Hospitality Management, Photography, Animation etc)
  • Diploma in Retail Management
  • Diploma in Education Technology
  • Diploma in Hotel Management
  • Air Hostess/Cabin Crew training course
  • Diploma in Event Management
  • Diploma in Filmmaking and Video Editing
  • Bachelor of Statistics
  • CA (Chartered Accountancy)
  • CS (Company Secretary Course)
  • CMA (Certified Management Professional)
  • Actuarial Science
  • Architecture (Mathematics subject and valid NATA score mandatory)
  • Animation and Multimedia (Degree and Diploma courses)
  • ANM Nursing Course
  • GNM Nursing Course
  • Digital Marketing

11 Education/Teaching courses

  • B.El.Ed. (Bachelor of Elementary Education, 4 years long course)
  • Integrated B.Ed. program
  • Diploma in Elementary Education
  • B.P.Ed. (Bachelor of Physical Education)
  • Primary Teachers Training course (can follow it up with B.Ed.)

 

What do you think about this exhaustive list of professional courses to do after 12th? As you can observe, there are many courses available, which students from any stream, Arts/Commerce/Science, may pursue. Depending upon the career you want to build, you may select the relevant professional course from this list! All the best!

 

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  1. mohamed zia February 20, 2016