Top courses to do after 12th science
12th standard is the last stage of a student’s school life. After 12th standard, a student has to decide his path and his career. This step has to be taken after lots of planning and thinking. You just can’t afford to choose what to do after 12th standard carelessly. You must take into consideration various factors like- your interests, job scope and opportunities etc while choosing your career. I think this article will help you deal with it.
There are many courses available to students after 12th standard. Courses like Engineering, MBBS are main stream, but I will also focus on slightly unknown and unique courses. Please make sure that you take your own time and think before you choose a particular course.
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Courses for Mathematics group students (P,C,M Subjects)
1 Engineering courses
After finishing 12th science stream schooling, one may go for undergraduate B.E. or B.Tech. Engineering program. The course duration is 4 years. After B.E./B.Tech., one may also go for M.E./M.Tech., which is master degree course in Engineering! M.E./ M.Tech. program lasts for 2 years. Some of the prominent branches of Engineering are-
- Mechanical Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Computer Engineering
- Information Technology Engineering
- Instrumentation and Control Engineering
- Petroleum Engineering
- Biotechnology Engineering
- Electronics and Communications Engineering
- Food Processing and Technology
- Chemical Engineering
- Textile Engineering
- Aeronautical Engineering
- Mining Engineering
- Agricultural Technology and Engineering
- Dairy Technology and Engineering
Those were some of the well known Engineering branches. One may pursue any of the above mentioned courses after 12th Science. Biotechnology Engineering is one such course that both Mathematics and Biology group students may pursue!
After Engineering, one may easily find relevant jobs both in private as well as public sectors! If B.E./ B.Tech. Degree is followed up with M.E./M.Tech. Degree, one may also venture into the teaching field and become a College Lecturer!
2 B.Sc. Courses
After Engineering, B.Sc. programs are what 12th Science students choose often. When it comes to B.Sc. program, the course duration is 3 years. After graduation, one may go for PG course- M.Sc. It lasts for 2 years. Some good B.Sc. courses are-
- B.Sc. Physics
- B.Sc. IT
- B.Sc. Chemistry
- B.Sc. Mathematics
The beauty associated with B.Sc. program is that many top Universities are offering attractive scholarships for meritorious students! Also, when B.Sc. is followed up with M.Sc., one may build a good career in Research and Development field!
B.C.A. stands for Bachelor of Computer Applications. Like B.Sc., B.C.A. too is a 3 years long course. This course focuses on Computers, software and applications, programming languages etc.
After getting B.C.A. Degree, one may also go for PG course- M.C.A. It is a Master program and lasts 2 years. Talking about job opportunities, one may find jobs in both private as well as Government sectors. But private sector chips in with more job opportunities! Especially IT MNCs recruit B.C.A. Graduates in large numbers! One may also venture into the teaching profession after doing M.C.A.!
B.Arch. stands for Bachelor of Architecture. Explaining in simple terms, it is a branch that deals with planning and construction of homes, buildings, commercial structures, public utility structures etc.
Duration of B.Arch. course is 5 years. Talking about job opportunities, one may get into MNCs and top players operating in the Construction as well as building sector. Also, if you are creative and passionate, you may also start up on your own, planning, designing and creating homes and small projects. Gradually, you may climb the ladder and branch out onto bigger ventures!
Many might be surprised on seeing B.Pharm. in this section! But yeah, even Mathematics group students may go for B.Pharm.!
Pharmacy course is all about the pharmaceutical sector. It deals with topics such as making medicines, chemicals involved in making medicines, uses of medicines etc. This course is 4 years long.
After completing B.Pharm., one may follow it up with the Master’s Degree- M.Pharm.! Talking about job opportunities, Pharmaceutical companies are the prime job providers. One may also get job in hospitals that hires chemists. Government sector jobs are also available for graduates, such as- in Government hospitals, as an Officer in the Drugs department etc.
Opening one’s own shop is another option! A combination of B.Pharm. and M.Pharm. can also ensure you a job in Research sector as well as teaching sector!
B.B.A. stands for Bachelor of Business Administration. This course has nothing to do with science stream. Still, science stream students are eligible to pursue it!
B.B.A. program’s duration is 3 years. On completion, one may also go for M.B.A. (Master of Business Administration), which lasts for 2 years.
Job opportunity includes private sector jobs mostly. Managerial posts in MNCs will be a good place for B.B.A. grads to start off!
7 Commercial Pilot training
After 12th standard, Mathematics group students may also go for Commercial Pilot training and become a Commercial Pilot! For this, they have to attend a Flight Training school. Please go through this detailed guide that I’ve written regarding Commercial Pilot Training.
The course duration varies from one institute to another! In general, it lasts between 2-3 years. After finishing training, one may land the job of a Ferry pilot or Commercial pilot in Private or Nationalized Airline companies! After retirement, one may also become a trainer. This, according to me is an added advantage that this field offers!
8 Diploma Course in Fire Safety and Technology
This is a job oriented course that 12th science Mathematics group students may pursue. There are many private institutes offering Diploma as well as certificate programs, when it comes to this course. Duration of the course may vary from one institute to another. But usually, it is between 1-3 years.
Looking from career prospects’ point of view, Merchant Navy is a well rewarding sector! The remuneration is generally high. But the work involved requires hard work and determination.
Talking about Merchant Navy sector, there are various job posts available, like- Marine Engineer, Sailor etc. Based on the job post, there are number of courses available too. Some of the courses are- marine technology and engineering and diploma course to become sailor.
Now, it is time to focus on courses meant for Biology group students. Below listed are the courses that students who had Physics, Chemistry and Biology as their main subjects in 12th may pursue-
10 JOIN ARMED FORCES
Yes, this is a good option, but there is an age limit. You have to be 19 years old or younger to appear for NDA (National Defence Academy) exam. You must also have completed your 12th standard exams with A group. If you manage to pass NDA exam and SSB interview, you will get admission in NDA, Pune. You have to do a Bsc course there along with military training and studies. After 3 years in NDA and a year at IMA (Indian Military Academy), you will get a job in Indian Armed forces as an officer.
11 Diploma courses
If you don’t get admission in engineering, you can take admission in diploma engineering. After completing your diploma, you can go for a degree. After you get your diploma, you have to attend an engineering college for only 2 years to get a degree.
12 Other good courses
There are various other good courses like Hotel Management, Fire Safety Technology, Welding Technology and Software/Hardware courses. These courses also offer good job opportunities. Make sure that you get admission in an institute that is approved by the Government. Diploma course to become Air Hostess is another hot course for 12th passed students. Students who wish to have an exciting and adventurous career can opt for this course. The job involves lots of traveling and the pay scale is promising. After retiring from the profession, one can take up secondary jobs in fields related to hospitality. Even males can take up this course since male flight attendants are also in huge demand these days, due to new private airlines opening up.
# Bachelor Programs in Design Field- Science stream graduates who have a flair for designing and fashion can take up any of these design related branches and build a good career. A list of programs that I found interesting are-
- Bachelor of Design (Fashion Designing)– A well known course being taught in NIFT (National Institute of Fashion Technology), this one is a 4 year long course. The program is much sought after by students interested in designing clothes and apparels. The job prospects are good, when it comes to this particular course. After graduating, one has a wide choice of potential careers to choose from. Some of them are- designers, freelance design consultants, costume designers, illustrators etc. Also, graduates can easily land jobs in MNCs related to clothing line and designer wears.
- Bachelor of Design (Leather Design)– Like the previous entry, this one is also a 4 year long course. Job opportunities are abundant in this field also. Primarily, this field is associated with designing of leather products, mass manufacturing of it, management of the good, transportation etc.
- Bachelor of Design (Accessory Designing)– The duration of this course is 4 years long. This field is all about designing high end and innovative designed and crafted accessories, ornaments etc. Not just ornaments, this field also deals with accessories like footwear, interior design goods etc.
- Bachelor of Design (Textile Design)– 4 years long course. Deals with all aspects associated with the field of textile manufacturing, processing, designing and management. One of the most popular courses offered by NIFT. Graduates will be able to find jobs easily in industries associated with clothes and textile industry.
- Bachelor of Design (Knitwear Designing)– Knit wear is emerging as the next big thing in the design and textile world. This 4 year long course deals with the fundamentals of knitting and also incorporates knowledge about state of the art methods and equipment too!
- Bachelor of Design (Fashion Communication)– This is a new course, but surely high on promise and potential. In a nutshell, it is all about merchandising (visual), exhibiting design, fashion journalism etc. Graduates can be expected to get hired by media houses, as a fashion consultant. Graduates can also become chief organizers of fashion events.
- Animation film Design– A 4 year long course offered by the prestigious NID (National Institute of Design). Graduates of this course can become independent animators, work under big Indian and International media production houses, advertising houses etc. The job scope is promising, when it comes to this particular field.
- Ceramic and Glass Design– This activity has been practiced by man since ancient times. This 4 year long course offered by NID also imparts ancient techniques as well as state of the art methods also!
- Furniture and Interior Design– A 4 years long course. Deals with various aspects of designing, manufacturing, processing etc of wooden and other types of furniture and interior designing goodies.
- Product Design– This field is all about designing useful products or innovating and improving the design of already created products. This 4 year course is all about innovative attitude and making things more useful to mankind by improving its design!
14 Bachelor of planning-
I don’t know whether any private Institute in India teaches this course or not, but unfortunately, at CEPT (Center for Environmental Planning and Technology), this course has been temporarily stopped. This has been done with an aim of re-introducing this course with much more quality study material and course material. The course will be re-introduced in 2015!
15 Bachelor of Interior design-
There are many institutes (especially private ones) offering this course. They offer Diploma as well as certificate courses. But try to get admission into premier institutes like CEPT and choose this course.
Courses for Biology group students (P,C,B Subjects)
The most sought after course, in case of Biology group students. The duration of this course is five and a half years. Academic duration is four and a half years. This is followed by an internship that lasts a year. So, combining them together, the duration of MBBS program turns out to be 5.5 years!
As we all know, becoming a Doctor is not too easy. First of all, getting an MBBS seat in a private or Government College is a very difficult task. Then, the course is also not too easy!
Still, doing MBBS and following it up with PG course will help you build a rewarding career. Healthcare business is booming and the demand for well qualified Doctors is expected to shoot up in the future. One may get job in Government or private sectors. Also, opening one’s own Clinic is also a good option!
BDS stands for Bachelor of Dental Surgery. The course duration is 5 years. Of those 5 years, classroom studies make up 4 years. 1 year is dedicated towards internship!
Getting into MBBS program is too tough. But getting a BDS seat is relatively easy! But at the same time, career prospects are a bit dim, when compared with MBBS. Still, one may complete BDS, follow it up with PG course and build a good career.
Pharmacy course is all about the pharmaceutical sector. It deals with topics such as making medicines, chemicals involved in making of medicines, uses of medicines etc. This course is 4 years long.
After completing B.Pharm., one may follow it up with the Master’s Degree- M.Pharm.! Talking about job opportunities, Pharmaceutical companies are the prime job providers. One may also get job in hospitals that hire chemists. Government sector jobs are also available for graduates, such as- in Government hospitals, as an Officer in the Drugs department etc.
Opening one’s own shop is another option! A combination of B.Pharm. and M.Pharm. can also ensure you a job in Research sector as well as teaching sector!
B.A.M.S. stands for Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery. If you want to become an Ayurveda Doctor, B.A.M.S. course is for you! The course duration is five and a half years. Four and a half years are dedicated towards classroom courses and rest 1 year towards internship.
In comparison to M.B.B.S. and BDS programs, getting a seat in BAMS program is easier! And talking about career prospects, the future in this sector is all set to be bright! Take a look at the pace at which Health tourism has been developing in the recent times. Ayurveda resorts and treatment evidently have played an effective role in developing health tourism.
More and more people are trying out Ayurvedic treatment, thanks to its rising popularity and lack of side effects! So, it is safe to say that job opportunities will certainly increase with time. One may land job in private as well as Government sector.
Pharm.D. is a unique course! Its name may sound similar to Pharmacy course. But it has got more to it than just the elements of Pharmacy program!
Pharm.D. can be said to be a mixture of B.Pharm., M.Pharm. as well as MBBS! Yes, this course got elements from all the above mentioned courses!
This obviously means that the course duration will be pretty long, thanks to the enormous amount of study material that it consists of. The course duration is 6 long years!
But job opportunities and career prospects are excellent! One may work abroad after doing this course. Pharm.D. Graduates are valued more in Western Countries than they are valued in India.
6 B.Sc. Nursing
In Healthcare sector, the demand for well trained and qualified nurses is huge! The demand is increasing with time, but the supply, the number of qualified nurses graduating each year, is not satisfying this demand! In short, qualified nurses are well valued and are rewarded well for their service!
B.Sc. Nursing course is 3 years long. It can be followed up with an M.Sc. Degree. There is a notion that this course is meant exclusively for girls. But it is not true at all! Male candidates too may pursue it.
Ample amounts of jobs are available in both Private as well as Government sectors. Private as well as Government Hospitals are keen to recruit well qualified nurses!
B.H.M.S. stands for Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery. This course deals with Homeopathic medicines and procedures in detail. The course duration is five and a half years.
What makes this course valuable is the fact that there are still many people who rely on Homeopathic medication and treatment. So, finding job in Private hospitals won’t be a problem for B.H.M.S. Graduates.
8 Bachelor course in Physiotherapy
Physiotherapy professionals are well valued in Healthcare sector. They are required to help patients recover and rehabilitate from muscular injuries and physical injuries through non surgical methods.
The course duration is four and a half years. 4 years are dedicated towards classroom studies and practical lessons. 6 months are dedicated towards internship.
Talking about career prospects, after graduation, one may take up job of a physiotherapist in private as well as Government hospitals. One may also start one’s own venture.
9 Other B.Sc. courses
Some other 3 years long B.Sc. courses that PCB group students may pursue are-
- B.Sc. Biology
- B.Sc. Physics
- B.Sc. Chemistry
- B.Sc. Biotechnology
- B.Sc. Agricultural Science
One may also follow up the above mentioned courses with an M.Sc. Degree also.
That’s it! Those were some good courses for which Biology group students are eligible to apply for. Next, we will see some more Diploma as well as certificate courses, which both Biology and Mathematics group students may pursue.
Job Oriented courses that both Biology and Maths group students may pursue-
1 Air Hostess training
To become an Air Hostess, one has to undergo training. There are many private institutes providing Diploma, Degree as well as Certificate Air Hostess training courses. Duration may vary depending upon the program. Generally, it lasts between 1-2 years.
2 Event management courses
Event Management course is very job oriented. Certificate, Diploma as well as Degree courses are available, when it comes to Event Management. Course duration varies between 1-3 years, depending upon the program.
3 Hospitality Diploma courses
Hospitality sector is booming. And with it, the job opportunities associated with this field are also increasing! Degree, Diploma as well a Certificate programs related to Hospitality Management are available as of now. A 4 years long B.H.M. (Bachelor of Hotel Management) course would be the best one among all of those Hospitality courses.
12th Science students are also eligible to study law from Law schools! One has to choose to pursue it as an integrated course lasting five years though! For example- B Sc+LLB, BBA+LLB etc. This is how integrated courses works!
Talking about job opportunities, one may start working for Law firms. After gaining experience, one may start private practice too!
5 Animation, Graphics and Multimedia
If you have the right set of skills, the field of Animation and multimedia will help you build a successful career. This is a field that requires creativity, if you want to thrive!
Diploma courses lasting 1-2 years are offered by many institutes throughout India. B.Sc. courses related to Animation and Multimedia, lasting 3 years, are also offered by many Institutes across India.
6 Fashion Technology/Design
Institute like NIFT (National Institute of Fashion Technology) is offering 4 year Degree course in Fashion Technology. Also, there are number of private institutes offering Diploma as well as certificate courses too. In those cases, the typical course duration is between 1-2 years.
7 Journalism and Mass Communication
Trains one to become a part of the media sector. Typical course offers programs related to news reporting, journalism, photography and video shooting, anchoring, news presenting etc.
Diploma as well as Degree courses are offered by many private Mass Communication institutes. Course duration varies between 1-3 years. Major media houses- print and Digital- offers ample job opportunities.
8 Web Development and Designing
There are Diploma as well as certificate courses offered by private institutes. Course duration varies, depending upon the program. Usually, they last between 6 months- 2 years.
Web development sector is booming. MNCs and small businesses offer good number of job opportunities. One may also start freelancing/start one’s own web designing firm.
Why choosing the right course is necessary?
As mentioned above, there are large number of courses available. A student has to choose one course from the pile. This can prove to be a difficult task. Difficult it is, and it is also an important step!
Why is selecting the right professional course so important? It is because the entire professional life and career prospects depends on the value that a course holds! Also, the course should ‘suit’ the student’s aptitude! Let me describe it to you in detail.
Different types of courses hold different value. Some courses helps one get a job really quickly. While some other courses are commonly pursued by people around the globe and hence the job market is too saturated. Some courses used to hold much value in the past. But in present time, they barely have any value! So, looking at these factors, it is important to do a bit research about a course, before you start pursuing it! One must look at things such as career prospects, value of the course etc.
Another thing to look for is whether the course suits the student’s aptitude or not! You see, different courses have different levels of difficulties associated with them. Some courses are too tough for average students to pursue whereas some other courses are easy to go through!
The point is- before you select course, check whether you have the aptitude to clear the exams associated with that course! There are many aptitude and eligibility tests available. Using such tests, one may check whether the course suits them or not!
It will result in lots of wasted time if you select a course that you are not capable to pursue. You will fail in the exams and won’t be able to graduate on time! You’ll even think about dropping out too, if things go terribly wrong! In any case, it is always good to check things first, stay safe and be prepared! In this case, it can be done by just checking whether you have the aptitude to go ahead with the said course!
That’s it. I think I’ve managed to list almost all the good professional courses that one could pursue after 12th Science. Remember, do not rush with the selection process. Think calmly, do a bit of research and decide which course will suit you the best. The choice you make will define your career and rest of your life to an extent! Wish you all the best!