Top 7 career options for Science students after Class XII

Sep 22, 2015 15:48 IST

In order to help young students to make an informed career decision, Jagranjosh.com brings you some of the hottest science careers students can choose after class 12.

It has been seen that more than 20 lakh students appear for their 10+2 examination each year all over India and of these, just over 25 per cent get the chance to go for higher studies. And their choices have been uniform from time long-established.


The best is to go for MBBS. The next best is IITs for B.Tech. Others move into engineering from different other private colleges. And the rest would do BA/BSc/BCom, unless one is talking about St Stephen's in Delhi where the best of the best try to enter.

However, there are many more options one can choose, besides the primitive ones.

For example, a creative student can go for design, fine arts or visual communication. If he/she is good with numbers, he/she can explore Chartered Accountancy. If you aspire to be a top chef, you have hotel management. Allied medical sciences such as physiotherapy, have a demand in the health care sector. Even a field like forensic sciences, needs skilled professionals.

So if you did not make to the list for Medicine, there is nothing to worry.

Here, we list out the most popular ones and advise you to choose well!

Engineering

From construction of roads and buildings to automobiles and telecommunications, engineers are requisite in almost every area of human endeavour one can think of.

It should come as no surprise to anyone that the only Indian education brand recognised worldwide, namely the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), belongs to engineering.

Engineering students and engineers seem to wield disproportionate influence in several areas of higher education and industry. Even the prestigious Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) have 80 per cent of their seats grabbed by engineering graduates.

Medicine

White coats flailing, stethoscope in hand, the speeding figure that bestows health and has the power to cure has always been the fantasy profession for many.

Being a doctor is still a dream come true for millions of students but only about 30,122 students get admissions each year.

While State colleges are usually large, admitting 150-200 students a year, barring a few private colleges most central and trust funded colleges like AIIMS, CMC and JIPMER offer about 50-75 seats in each college, and the competition to get into one of these top colleges is extreme.

Pharmacy

The pharma industry in India is nearly a hundred years old.

Today, the Indian market covers over 25,000 manufacturing units and according to government statistics one-fifth of them makes bulk drugs.

Candidates who possess 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry, Maths/Biology (PCM/PCB) are admitted to the 4-year Bachelor's programme (Bachelor of Pharmacy or B Pharm).

The pharmacy degrees offered in India include 4-year B Pharm, Diploma in Pharmacy (D Pharm, 2 years' duration) and Master's in Pharmacy (M Pharm).

Allied Medical

Whenever you visit a doctor for any disease or ailment, you are led to a lab and tests are done.

So, who does this necessary task for you? Doctors? No, they are the paramedical professionals.

Optometry, Radiography, Lab Technology, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Rehabilitation are some of the prominent disciplines in allied sciences.

Geology

Geology is the study of earth and everything related to its structure, processes including study of organisms inhabited on earth. Interest and study in this field may get you the chance to work with the environmental consultant companies, non-profit organisation, natural resources consultant and companies, Universities and government agencies and Geological survey of India.

Courses in geology offered by different Government colleges:

1. B. Science in Geology

2. B.Sc (Hons) Geology

3. PG Diploma in Environmental Geology

4. PG Diploma in Engineering Geology

5. PG Diploma in Geology (Ground water)

Biotech

Biotechnology is a set of influential tools that employ living organisms (or parts of organisms) to make or modify products, or develop microorganisms for specific uses.

A BSc degree is the admission point to the discipline and is offered in most good universities.

Entrance exams are held for admissions to all top colleges and universities. The main topics for the entrance exams at the undergraduate level include the basic topics of Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology.

It should be noted that two main sources of employment are medical biotechnology and agricultural biotechnology.

BSc/BCom/BA

With nearly 18,000 plus colleges, and about 2 million plus seats, the general Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Science (BSc) and Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) is an obvious choice for most of the 10+2 pass outs.

The Association of Indian Universities (AIU) has listed out nearly 365 different disciplines and subjects under which one can pursue undergraduate degree programmes.

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