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Top 14 Courses after 12th Science (2023)

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Completing 12th science is a significant milestone in a student's academic journey and opens up many opportunities for higher education. With a wide range of options available, choosing the best courses after 12th science can be a challenging task. The available courses range from engineering, medicine, architecture, commerce, arts, and more, each offering its own unique advantages, opportunities, and career paths. This blog provides an overview of some of the best courses available to students after 12th science, helping them make informed decisions about their future and set themselves on the path to success.

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Courses List after 12th Science

  • Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical, Computer Science, Civil, etc.)
  • Medicine (MBBS, BDS, BAMS, BHMS, etc.)
  • Pharmacy (B.Pharm, D.Pharm)
  • Architecture (B.Arch)
  • Science (B.Sc in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology, etc.)
  • Agricultural Science (B.Sc Agriculture, B.Tech Agriculture, etc.)
  • Biotechnology (B.Tech Biotechnology, M.Tech Biotechnology)
  • Microbiology (B.Sc Microbiology, M.Sc Microbiology)
  • Environmental Science (B.Sc Environmental Science, M.Sc Environmental Science)
  • Marine Biology (B.Sc Marine Biology, M.Sc Marine Biology)
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics (B.Sc Astronomy and Astrophysics, M.Sc Astronomy and Astrophysics)
    Geology (B.Sc Geology, M.Sc Geology)
  • Applied Sciences (B.Sc Applied Sciences, M.Sc Applied Sciences)
  • Nuclear Science and Technology (B.Tech Nuclear Science and Technology, M.Tech Nuclear Science and Technology)
    Food Technology (B.Tech Food Technology, M.Tech Food Technology)
  • Aerospace Engineering (B.Tech Aerospace Engineering, M.Tech Aerospace Engineering)
  • Biomedical Engineering (B.Tech Biomedical Engineering, M.Tech Biomedical Engineering)
  • Geographical Information System (GIS) (B.Tech Geographical Information System, M.Tech Geographical Information System)
  • Genetics (B.Sc Genetics, M.Sc Genetics)
  • Zoology (B.Sc Zoology, M.Sc Zoology)

Entrance Exams after 12th Science

Entrance ExamConducting Body
JEE MainNational Testing Agency (NTA)*
AKTU/UPTU, WBJEE, DTU, MHTCETState Common Entrance Test Cell
BITSATBITS Pilani
VITEEEVIT University
SRMJEEESRM Institute of Science and Technology (Earlier known as SRM University)
METManipal Academy of Higher Education
COMEDK UGETConsortium of Medical Engineering and Dental Colleges of Karnataka (COMEDK).
AP EAMCETJNTU Kakinada
KIITEEKalinga Institute of Industrial Technology
IPU CETIndraprastha University Common Entrance Test
WBJEEWest Bengal Joint Entrance Examinations Board

List of Courses after 12th Science PCM

After completing 12th science with PCM (Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics), students have an array of options to choose from when it comes to courses. PCM is a popular combination among students as it opens up doors to various fields of engineering and technology, architecture, aviation, and more. The courses after 12th science PCM provide both theoretical and practical knowledge to students, helping them build a successful career in their chosen field. In this list, we will explore some of the popular courses that students can opt for after completing their 12th science PCM. These courses not only provide in-depth knowledge of the subject but also offer hands-on training, preparing students for real-world challenges.

1. Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch)

This course includes designing models of buildings, preparing blueprints for construction, and planning of physical structures. B.Arch is a very popular degree among students who have a knack for designing structures digitally or on paper first which later gets executed as a well constructed building. The Architect is responsible for pre planning each and every measurement of the building, including the structuring of the project. Students who have an interest in mathematics should opt for this course. After the completion of BArch a student can start working for construction firms or can start working as a freelancer handling individual projects.

  • Eligibility: 10+2 from recognized board with PCM
  • Salary(fresher): 2-5 LPA
  • Duration: 5 years

Entrance Exams:

Entrance ExamConducting Body
NATACouncil of Architecture(CoA)
JEE MainsNational Testing Agency (NTA)*
AMUEEEAligarh Muslim University
T.S BArchJawaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts University, Hyderabad

2. Bachelor of Vocational (B.Voc)

B.Voc is one of the most popular courses in India. It is a vocational or skill-based training which is more relevant in the current times. B.Voc aims at providing adequate skills required for paramedical jobs.

B.Voc courses are provided by Virohan in various programs such as OTT and MLT

  • Eligibility: 10+2 from the recognized board any stream
  • Salary(fresher): 2-3 LPA
  • Duration: 3 years (18 months theory + 18 months paid internship)
  • Entrance Exam: No entrance exam is needed

3. Merchant Navy

For all the students who want to travel the world on ship while also earning a handsome amount of money by working on the ship, this course is just right. Students can pursue this course after class 12th with PCM. This career gives the student a huge opportunity to explore the adventurous life while also enjoying the respect. Various jobs are available in various departments in Merchant Navy such as, Deck department, Engine Department, Crew rating, Catering and hospitality. Courses can be done for Bachelor’s degree i.e. B.E, B.Tech or B.Sc or GME (Graduate Marine Engineering)

  • Eligibility: 10+2 from recognized board with PCM
  • Salary(fresher): 2-10 LPA
  • Duration: 1- 4 years

Entrance Exam:

Entrance ExamFull Form
IMU CETIndian Maritime University Common Entrance Test
MERIMarine Engineering and Research Institute
AIMNETAll India Merchant Navy Examination
TMISATTolani Maritime Institute Science Aptitude Test

4. Bachelor of Science (B.sc)

B.Sc courses can be done in various subjects such as, Statistics, Geography, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Anthropology, Applied Chemistry , etc. Students choose a major and pursue the bachelor’s degree in that subject after which they can also go for research options in the subject. Future scope of the course includes master’s course such as, M.Sc in that subject or another major or one can start working in industry specific roles. Students can also opt for exams such as NET/JRF examination in order to become a professor or a scientist.

  • Eligibility: 10+2 from recognized board with PCM
  • Salary(fresher): 3-7LPA
  • Duration: 3 years

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5. Pilot (Fighter/Commercial)

Pilot training courses are a good option for students who have an interest in the airline industry. Pilot training courses can be done after class 12th or after qualifying the NDA exam to get the training of an Air Force pilot. There are two ways to pursue pilot training after class 12th PCM

  • Civil Aviation (Non-Military Aviation/ Commercial Pilot)
  • Indian Defence Forces (Air Force)

Jobs such as, cabin crew member, ground crew member, airport manager, etc. can be done after completing the course. This profession offers the student a chance to explore the world while earning a decent pay.

  • Eligibility: 10+2 from recognized board with PCM
  • Salary(fresher): 1.50-3 LPA
  • Duration: 18-24 months

6. Bachelor of Computer Application (BCA)

Students interested in computers can pursue this course right after class 12th. BCA or BCS is an undergraduate course in computer application and software development. This course helps students in setting up a good academic base for an advanced career in Computer Applications. The course includes subjects such as, database management systems, software engineering,  operating systems, web technology and languages such as C, C++, HTML, Java etc. Students can pursue a master’s course (MCA, M.Sc, etc.) after BCA or start working right after graduation.

  • Eligibility: 10+2 from recognized board with PCM
  • Salary(fresher): 2-3 LPA
  • Duration: 3 years

List of Courses after 12th Science PCB

After completing 12th science with PCB (Physics, Chemistry, and Biology), students have a plethora of options to choose from when it comes to courses. PCB is a popular combination among students who are interested in pursuing careers in the medical and healthcare fields. However, it also opens up doors to various other fields such as biotechnology, microbiology, biochemistry, environmental science, and more. The courses after 12th science PCB provide both theoretical and practical knowledge to students, helping them build a successful career in their chosen field. In this list, we will explore some of the popular courses that students can opt for after completing their 12th science PCB. These courses not only provide in-depth knowledge of the subject but also offer hands-on training, preparing students for real-world challenges.

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7. MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery)

This course is pursued by students who want to go into healthcare to become a medical practitioner. Although the course requires a huge amount of patience and ability, it later makes the professional earn huge respect and handsome pay. MBBS is done in various specializations such as – Nephrology, Cardiology, Gynecology, Anesthesiology, Organ transplant, Endocrine and General Surgery etc. After the completion of this course, students can pursue post graduation degree such as, M.D. or can start working as an intern in hospitals and later get a permanent job.

  • Eligibility: 10+2 from recognized board with PCB
  • Salary(fresher): 3-8 LPA
  • Duration: 5.5 years

Entrance Exam:

Entrance ExamConducting Body
NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test)National Testing Agency (NTA)
AIIMS-MBBS (All India Institute of Medical Science)National Board of Examinations (NBE)
JIPMER (Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research)National Board of Examinations (NBE)
MU-OET (Manipal University Online Entrance Test)Manipal University

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8. BHMS (Bachelor of Homeopathy and Surgery)

This course is pursued by individuals who want to pursue a career in medicine with a specialization in Homeopathy. After completion of this course, a person becomes a homoeopathic doctor. Homoeopathic medicine heals the human body by improving the natural healing powers from within. Students can later go on to do a master’s degree.

  • Eligibility: 10+2 from a recognized board with PCB
  • Salary(fresher): 4-8 LPA
  • Duration: 5.5 years

Entrance Exam:

Entrance ExamFull Form
NEETNational Eligibility Cum Entrance Test
BVP CETBharati Vidyapeeth Common Entrance Test
EAMCETEngineering, Agricultural, and Medical Common Entrance Test (Telangana and Andhra Pradesh)
IPU CETIndraprastha University Common Entrance Test
KEAMKerala Engineering, Agriculture and Medical
PUCETPunjab University Common Entrance Test

9. BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery)

This course is suited for the students who want to become dentists in private or government hospitals. The degree is regulated by the Dental Council of India (DCI). The course can be pursued in government as well as private colleges, the entrance exam required for the admission is NEET (National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test). Students can also improve their academic background by pursuing a master’s degree such as MDS ( Masters of Dental Surgery), after graduation.

  • Eligibility: 10+2 from a recognized board with PCB
  • Salary(fresher): 4-10 LPA
  • Duration: 5 years ( 4 years + 1 year of compulsory paid internship)
  • Entrance exam: NEET

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10. Paramedical Courses

These courses can be pursued by students of both PCB and PCM stream and can be pursued right after class 12th. These courses are offered to students who want to pursue a career in healthcare. Job roles such as Medical Lab Technician, OT Technician, Phlebotomist, etc. are very common.

Virohan offers such programs in Degree, Diploma and Certificate courses, with a very nominal fee and helps the individual earn decent pay right after the course.

  • Eligibility: 10+2 or equivalent exam from the relevant board (any stream)
  • Salary (fresher): 15-20,000 per month
  • Duration:
  1. Degree – 3 years (18 months theory + 18 months internship)
  2. Certificate – 6 months (4 months theory + 2 months internship)
  3. Diploma – 1 year (7 months theory + 5 months internship)
  4. Advanced Diploma – 2 year (18 months theory + 6 months internship)

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11. B.Sc (Bachelor of Science)

This degree program can be pursued by students who want to build a foundation in the science stream. B.Sc degree helps the student get a specialization in the particular subject which can be later turned into a research based career option by pursuing a masters degree and then Ph.D or one can simply take up jobs right after graduation. Subjects for PCB students include: botany, zoology, biotechnology, chemistry, biochemistry, nutrition, microbiology, forensic science, psychology, nursing, etc.

  • Eligibility: 10+2 from recognized board with PCB
  • Salary(fresher): 2-3 LPA
  • Duration: 3 years

12. Bachelor of veterinary Science (BVsc)

Veterinary course deals with animal science, students who want to become a Veterinarian can pursue this course. The course is offered by various government and private colleges after passing an entrance examination, and it deals with the nourishment, treatment, and breeding of animals.

  • Eligibility: 10+2 from a recognized board with PCB
  • Salary(fresher): 4-8 LPA
  • Duration: 5.5 years

Entrance Exam:

Entrance ExamConducting Body
NEETNational Eligibility Cum Entrance Test
AAU VETAssam Agricultural University
UP Veterinary entrance examUttar Pradesh DUVASU
RPVTRajasthan University Of Veterinary And Animal Sciences
BHU UET`National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test
OUATOdisha University of Agriculture & Technology

13. Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech)

B.Tech courses are quite limited for students with PCB, as most of the subjects require mathematics as an important subject, yet there are a few courses that provide a technical degree to students belonging to the Biology stream.

These subjects include: Biotechnology, Bioinformatics, Food technology, Nanotechnology, etc.

B. Tech degree is a technical degree offered in various fields, after graduation the student becomes an Engineer and can start working in core companies or even in corporates and firms or one can opt for higher education degrees such as, M.Tech, MBA, MS in the field.

  • Eligibility: 10+2 from recognized board with PCB
  • Salary(fresher): 3-6 LPA
  • Duration: 4 years

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14. Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharma)

This is a popular course among students who want to study pharmaceutical medicines. It lays special attention on medicinal research. Subjects in the course include, Pharmacology, Pharmaceuticals, Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Pharmacognosy. After the completion of this course one can start working at a retail pharmacy or opt for government jobs in the related field.

  • Eligibility: 10+2 from recognized board with PCB
  • Salary(fresher): 3-8 LPA
  • Duration: 4 years

When we talk about the science stream, we feel the options are limited to the core professions, such as doctors, engineers, scientists but there is a lot more to this stream, students coming out of the science stream have an option of pursuing the most amount of courses that belong to different streams. Science stream students are supposed to be very versatile and analytical. Virohan only believes in students making the best out of the opportunities available to them. We hope that this article was helpful and wish you all the best for choosing the right course.

Career Options after 12th Science

1. Engineering

Engineering is one of the most sought-after careers in India. Students can opt for a B.Tech or B.E. degree in various branches such as Computer Science, Mechanical, Electrical, Civil, and more.

2. Medical Science

Students who have a passion for medical science and wish to contribute to the advancement of knowledge in the field can opt for a degree in Medicine (MBBS), Nursing, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, and more.

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3. Architecture

Architecture is another popular career option for students who enjoy designing and planning buildings and structures. Architects can work in a variety of fields, including residential, commercial, and industrial design.

4. Law

If students have a passion for justice and a desire to help people, they can opt for a law degree. They can specialize in various fields such as criminal law, corporate law, human rights law, and more.

5. Teaching

Teaching is a noble and rewarding career that offers students the chance to make a difference in the lives of others. After completing a Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) degree, students can work as teachers in schools or colleges.

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6. Management

Management is a popular career option for students who are interested in leadership and entrepreneurship. They can opt for a degree in Business Administration (BBA) or Management (MBA) and work in a variety of industries, including finance, marketing, and human resources.

7. Research

If students are interested in scientific research and discovery, they can opt for a degree in science or research. They can work in academia, government, or the private sector and contribute to the advancement of knowledge in their field.

8. Life Sciences

If students are interested in the study of living organisms, they can opt for a degree in Biology, Biotechnology, Microbiology, and more.

9. Environmental Science

If students are interested in environmental conservation and sustainability, they can opt for a degree in Environmental Science and work in various fields, including environmental management, conservation, and research.

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10. Computer Science

Computer Science is a rapidly growing field that offers students a wide range of career opportunities. Students can opt for a degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, and more, and work in fields such as software development, cybersecurity, and more.

11. Astronomy and Astrophysics

If students have a passion for space and the mysteries of the universe, they can opt for a degree in Astronomy and Astrophysics. They can work in various fields, including research, education, and space exploration.

12. Geology

Geology is the study of the Earth's structure, composition, and processes. Students who are interested in this field can opt for a degree in Geology and work in fields such as mineral exploration, environmental management, and more.

13. Marine Science

Marine Science is a field that focuses on the study of the oceans and marine life. Students who are interested in this field can opt for a degree in Marine Biology, Oceanography, and more, and work in various fields, including research, conservation, and education.

14. Agricultural Science

Agricultural Science is a field that focuses on the study of agriculture and food production. Students who are interested in this field can opt for a degree in Agricultural Science, Horticulture, and more, and work in various fields, including agriculture, food science, and more.

15. Forensic Science

Forensic Science is a field that focuses on the application of scientific methods to solve legal problems. Students who are interested in this field can opt for a degree in Forensic Science, Criminology, and more, and work in fields such as law enforcement, crime scene investigation, and more.

Conclusion

The 12th Science stream provides a strong foundation for students who wish to pursue higher education. The options for courses after 12th Science are diverse and cater to a wide range of interests and career aspirations. Whether it is Engineering, Architecture, Medicine, Basic Sciences, Management, or any other course, students have the opportunity to specialize in their areas of interest and develop the necessary skills and knowledge to succeed in their chosen field. With the right guidance, hard work, and determination, students can achieve their educational and career goals and make a positive impact in the world.

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