Have you passed 12th standard? Are you interested in pursuing a good medical course? If yes, this article will be of help to you. Here, I’ve listed down some of the best medical courses in India.
Students who have passed 10+2 are eligible to pursue these medical courses. Usually, many of these courses are meant for PCB (Physics, Chemistry and Biology) group students.
However, this fact is not true in cases of all medical courses. Some medical courses are also meant for all Science stream students, irrespective of the group that they hail from.
Before heading to the meat of the matter – medical courses after 12th – let me clarify few things. I’ve only listed the top courses in this article.
For an exhaustive list of Science courses, check out this article – Science courses after 12th. For an exhaustive list of Biology group courses, check out this article – Courses after 12th Science Biology group.
In the below list, you will find the following details – names of medical courses and a brief introduction to them. Let’s start!
Article Overview and Contents
Medical courses after 12th
MBBS is the most popular choice among PCB group students. If you want to become a Doctor, this course will be of help to you!
The academic program is 4.5 years long, which is followed by a rotating internship (compulsory). In order to secure admission into reputed institutes, you must crack relevant medical entrance tests!
Medical entrance exams in India are very competitive. Only the best of the lot manage to make it to the reputed medical colleges in India.
For more details about this course, check out this article – MBBS course details.
If you want to become a Dentist, this course will be of help to you. After MBBS, BDS is the second most popular choice among PCB group students.
The academic program is 4 years long, which is followed by compulsory internship. For more details about this course, check out this guide – BDS course details.
3 B.Sc. Nursing
Though PCB group students do have access to a variety of B.Sc. program, B.Sc. Nursing course stands apart from the crowd! This is a very popular course among female students.
Despite being popular among female students, male candidates are also eligible to pursue this academic program.
The course lays equal emphasis of theoretical knowledge and practical knowledge. For more details about this course, check this guide out – B.Sc. Nursing details.
4 B Pharmacy
It is not uncommon to see PCB group students opting for this course. However, this course is not limited to PCB group only! Generally, science stream students, irrespective of their group, are eligible to pursue this course!
For more details about this course, check out this article – B.Pharm. course details.
5 Pharm D
Pharm D stands for Doctor of Pharmacy. Technically, it is a Doctoral level course related to Pharmacy.
The course content is much more detailed than that of B.Pharm. The course is 6 years long.
For more details, check out this article – Pharm D course details.
BPT stands for Bachelor of Physiotherapy. Physiotherapy has gained huge popularity in the recent years.
Thanks to this, the demand for skilled physiotherapists has also increased! The course is 4 years long.
For more details about this academic program, check out this article – BPT course details.
If you want to become an Ayurveda Doctor, this course will be of help to you. BAMS stands for Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine and Surgery.
BAMS graduates are eligible to use the prefix ‘Doctor’. The academic program 4.5 is years long and is followed by 1 year long internship. For more details about it, refer this guide – BAMS course details.
BHMS stands for Bachelor of Homeopathy Medicine and Surgery. If you want to become a Homeopathy Doctor, this course will be of help to you!
For more details about it, refer this guide – BHMS course details.
9 B.V.Sc. and AH
B.V.Sc. and AH stands for Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry. If you want to specialize in treatment of animals, this course will be of help to you.
The prospects associated with this course is good. Veterinary professionals have both private and government job opportunities available in front of them!
For more details about the course, check out this guide – B.V.Sc. and AH course details.
10 B.Sc. courses
Here are some very good B.Sc. programs for PCB group students –
- 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
- B.Sc. Operation Theatre Technology
- B.Sc. Anaesthesia and Operation Theatre Technology
- B.Sc. Medical Laboratory Technology
These B.Sc. courses and closely related to medical field.
11 Paramedical courses
Paramedics work closely with medical professionals. In India, paramedical courses are available in formats such as – Bachelor’s Degree, Diploma, Master’s Degree, PG Diploma and PG Certificate.
12th passed students are eligible to pursue Bachelor’s Degree, Diploma and Certificate courses.
Some of the notable Degree paramedical courses are –
- Bachelor of Physiotherapy
- Bachelor of Occupational Therapy
- B.Sc. in OTT (Operation Theatre Technology)
- B.Sc. in Dialysis Technology
- B.Sc. in MLT (Medical Lab Technology)
- B.Sc. in X-Ray Technology
- B.Sc. in Radiography
- B.Sc. in Medical Imaging Technology
- B.Sc. in Medical Record Technology
- B.Sc. in Ophthalmic Technology
- B.Sc. in Audiology and Speech Therapy
- B.Sc. in Optometry
- B.Sc. in Anaesthesia Technology
As promised, I’ve covered some of the best medical courses available in India. If you have any doubts, please post them in the comment section.