Science is one of the most popular streams of study for students in 11th and 12th. The Main Reasons are:
- Science students can seek further studies in Pure Sciences or Applied Sciences at PG (Post Graduate) levels.
- It is the stream leading up to popular careers such as Medical and Engineering.
- Science students have benefits over Arts and Commerce students as they are eligible for almost all Science as well as non-Science career options.
This is the reason, after passing 12th in Science, course selection at UG level becomes a major turning point to give direction to Student’s career. Hence you must have a good understanding of your future career.
In this article, you will know about some of the most popular course and career options you could opt for after 12th Science:
Popular Courses after 10+2 with PCM
Bachelor of Science (in Pure Sciences)
BSc or Bachelor of Science is an undergraduate degree that students can take up to pursue a career in Science. Aspirants need to complete Class XII in Science stream in order to be eligible for BSc course. Duration of a BSc course is typically three years in Indian universities and colleges.
Bachelor of Technology (BE/BTech)
BE (Bachelor of Engineering)/ BTech (Bachelor of Technology) is a professional undergraduate degree awarded after completing four years of academic study in the field of engineering. Universities offering other degrees along with engineering named their engineering degree as BE while institutes which offer professional courses like engineering name their engineering degree as BTech. To pursue a BE/BTech degree, aspirants must have completed their 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics along with securing a minimum aggregate of 50% at the HSC level.
Bachelor of Architecture (BArch)
BArch or Bachelor of Architecture is an undergraduate degree programme of Architecture. The programme involves the art of planning, designing, and constructing buildings along with other physical structures. the basic eligibility to pursue this degree, students must have passed 10+2 or equivalent with Mathematics with 50% marks in aggregate.
Bachelor of Science (in IT & Software)
BSc in IT & Software also known as BSc in Information Technology (BSIT or BSc IT) is an undergraduate course that can be pursued by students who have an academic qualification of Class XII. The duration of the programme is around 3-4 years in Indian colleges & Universities. This course can be opted by students of Science (Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics) stream.
Bachelor in Computer Applications (IT and Software)
BCA is an undergraduate course generally undertaken by students who wish to explore the world of Computer languages. A BCA degree is at par with a BTech/BE degree in Computer Science or Information Technology. A candidate who has cleared 10+2 from any discipline with Maths (in some cases English too might be a requirement), and has obtained a minimum of 45%-55% marks in aggregate can pursue BCA.
Popular Courses after 10+2 with PCB
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)
Bachelor of Medicine or MBBS is a degree in medicine and surgery undertaken at Graduation level to become a certified Doctor. To pursue MBBS, the candidate must have passed Class XII or equivalent exam in PCM/PCMB with at least 60% marks in aggregate. There’s the provision of marks relaxation for Reserved category students in government and government-affiliated medical institutes. For admission to any Medical college, the candidate has to appear in an entrance exam.
Bachelor of Science (in Pure Sciences)
BSc or Bachelor of Science is an undergraduate degree that aspirants can take up to pursue a career in Science. Aspirants need to complete Class XII in Science stream in order to be eligible for BSc course. Duration of a BSc course is typically three years in Indian universities and colleges.
Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharma)
BPharm or Bachelor of Pharmacy is a four-year undergraduate degree in the field of Pharmacy. To be eligible for the course, students should pass 10+2 in Science (PCM/B) with a minimum aggregate of 50% marks.
Post Basic BSc – Nursing
Post basic BSc- Nursing is a two-year undergraduate degree which helps students in understanding the objectives and responsibilities of Nursing as a profession. Students who have passed GNM (General Nursing and Midwifery) course after completing 10+2 in Science with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks would be considered eligible for the course. Students should also be registered as nurse and midwife with any State Nursing Registration council.
Courses after 10+2 with PCMB
A PCMB student has the advantage of choosing from a wide array of courses available for both PCM and PCB groups. PCMB students are eligible for all the courses that PCM and PCB students are eligible for, all of which have been mentioned above. A minimum aggregate of 60% at the HSC level is often a requirement. For certain courses, students must also have secured a minimum of 60% individually in Mathematics and Biology/Life Sciences.
Besides the courses mentioned above, Science students (whether PCM, PCB or PCMB) also have the option to opt for various Arts and Commerce courses.
Arts Courses available for Science students
BA LLB (5-year Integrated Programme)
BA LLB (Bachelor of Arts + Bachelor of Laws) is an integrated Law course offered at the undergraduate level. Aspirants need to clear Class XII in any discipline with the minimum required percentage in order to be eligible for the course. The duration of BA LLB programme in Indian universities and colleges is typically five years.
Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)
Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) is a bachelor’s degree undertaken in the field of Fine Arts, Visual Arts and Performing Arts. BFA is an undergraduate degree and candidates can pursue it right after their Class 12.
BA in Humanities & Social Sciences
BA is a bachelor’s degree in subjects related to Social Sciences, Liberal Arts and Fine Arts. One needs to have completed their 10+2 from Arts stream to pursue this course. However, Science and Commerce students are also eligible to pursue a BA degree.
Bachelor of Science (in Hospitality & Travel)
Bachelors of Science in Hospitality & Travel, popularly known as BSc in Hospitality & Travel is an undergraduate course in Hospitality. To be able to pursue this course, the student must have cleared 10+2 or any other equivalent qualification from any stream.
BA in Arts (Fine/Visual/Performing)
BA in Arts is the bachelor’s degree undertaken to study courses in Fine Arts, Performing Arts and Performing Arts. BA in Arts is an undergraduate degree, one needs to have completed their 10+2 from Arts stream for this course. However, even Science and Commerce students are eligible to pursue a BA in Arts degree.
Bachelor of Journalism & Mass Communication (BJMC)
BJMC (Bachelor of Journalism and Mass Communication) is a three-year-long undergraduate degree programme. In order to be eligible for the course, aspirants need to clear Class XII in any discipline. The course is suitable for students to wish to pursue a career in the media industry.
Bachelor of Design (in Animation)
Bachelor of Design or BDes in Animation is a bachelor’s degree undertaken to become an animator. BDes is an undergraduate degree, students from Arts or even Science and Commerce stream are eligible to pursue a BDes degree.
Bachelor of Design (BDes)
Bachelor of Design or BDes in Design is a bachelor’s degree undertaken to become a designer. BDes is an undergraduate degree, students from Arts or even Science and Commerce stream are eligible to pursue a BDes degree.
Bachelor of Science (in Design)
Bachelor of Science or BSc in Design is a bachelor’s degree undertaken to become a designer. BSc Design is an undergraduate degree, students from Arts, Science or Commerce stream are eligible to pursue a BSc Design degree.
Bachelor of Mass Media (BMM)
BMM (Bachelor of Mass Media) is an undergraduate level Mass Communication programme of three years duration. Students aspiring to build their career in Mass Communication & Media industry can take up this course after they complete their Class XII.
BHM in Hospitality & Travel
Bachelor of Hotel Management in Hospitality & Travel is also popularly commonly known as BHM in Hospitality & Travel. This is an undergraduate course and can be pursued by a candidate who has cleared 10+2 from Science, Commerce or Arts streams.
Bachelor of Journalism (BJ)
BJ (Bachelor of Journalism) is an undergraduate Mass Communication & Media course of three years duration. The basic eligibility criteria for the course is the completion of Class XII. Aspirants having a keen interest in print, electronic, and online media are apt to pursue BJ course.
BA in Hospitality & Travel
Bachelors of Arts in Hospitality & Travel, popularly known as BA in Hospitality & Travel is an undergraduate course. A candidate who has cleared 10+2 or any other equivalent qualification from any stream is eligible for the course.
Bachelor of Arts (in Animation)
Bachelor of Arts or BA in Animation is a bachelor’s degree undertaken to become an animator. BA Animation is an undergraduate degree, students from Arts, Science or even Commerce stream are eligible to pursue a BA Animation degree.
Diploma in Education (DEd)
DEd or Diploma in Education is an undergraduate degree undertaken to take up teaching as a profession at nursery/kindergarten level in schools or educational institutes. DEd is a UG level course and one can pursue it right after Class 12.
Commerce Courses available to Science students
BBA LLB (5-year integrated programme)
Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Legislative Law Honours, popularly known as BBA LLB is an undergraduate Administrative Law professional integrated course. Students opting for BBA LLB get to study the combination of the study of Business Administration and Law. A student who has qualified Senior Secondary (10+2) with a minimum of 50% marks is eligible for this course.
BCom (in Accounting and Commerce)
Bachelor of Commerce, also known as BCom/BCom (Hons) is an undergraduate degree that can be pursued by students who have cleared 10+2 in Science, Arts or Commerce stream. However, preference is given to students who have studied Commerce at 10+2 level. The duration of the course spans over a period of 3 years in Indian colleges/Universities.
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