Career Options for Science Stream Students after Class 12th

Oct 12, 2017 13:40 IST

Career Options after Class 12th Science
Career Options after Class 12th Science

Gone are the days when students and their parents would brainstorm for deciding what career to choose after class 12th science? As now students have various sources like educational websites, experts and their elders too who can guide them for a better career option from science stream. Science is a vast field and different career options are available for students to choose from. However, students specifically need to know about the career options from science stream, as this will also help them decide whether to choose PCB or PCM or PCMB in science stream and what course to choose after class 12.

This article will provide information about top career options for Science stream and this will help students to understand which specialisation to go for and what career to choose.

Medical and engineering are two most popular and most sought career after class 12th science in India. But there are other thriving career options in different domains that promise a successful future for Science stream students. Read here about career options after class 12th in Science stream -

For a career in medical stream, students need to take Physics, Chemistry and Biology as their main subjects. Students who have interest in Biology can make a career in Medical line and for that, they can opt for courses like:

  • MBBS or Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery,
  • BDS (Bachelor of Dental surgery),
  • BAMS or Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine and Surgery,
  • Physician,
  • Optometrists,
  • Dental Surgeon,
  • Pharmacists,
  • Nursing and lots of others

For a career in engineering domain, students should opt for Maths, Physics and Chemistry as their main subjects. Now in engineering, there are various streams and the streams further offer specialisation when students go for post graduation. The common specialisations for a career in engineering are:

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Apart from medical and engineering fields, a science student can opt for PCMB subjects and explore career options in –

Forensic Science:

  • B.Sc. in Forensic Sciences Engineering
  • Diploma in F/Sciences (Ballistics and Finger Prints)
  • B. Sc  in Life Science, Chemistry, Forensic Science
  • Diploma in Forensic Science (Cyber Crimes)
  • Diploma in Forensic Science  (Computer Forensics)
  • Diploma in Criminology and Forensic Science for Police personnel


  • B. Science (Hons) in Zoology
  • B. Sc in Zoology and Animal Biotechnology
  • B. Science in Aquaculture (Fishery Microbiology)
  • B. Sc in Advanced Zoology and Biotechnology
  • B. Sc in Zoology


  • B.E. in Biotechnology
  • B. Tech (Industrial Biotechnology)
  • Diploma in Biotechnology
  • B. Science in Biotechnology
  • B. Sc in  Biotechnology and Bioinformatics


  • B. Sc (Agriculture Marketing and Business Management)
  • B. Sc (Biochem. and Agricultural Chemistry)
  • B. Sc in Crop Physiology
  • B. Sc in Entomology
  • B. Sc (Hons) in Agriculture
  • B. Sc in Agriculture.
  • B. Science in Agricultural Eco and Farm management
  • B. Sc in Agricultural Statistics
  • B. Sc in Agronomy
  • B. Sc in Agricultural Meteorology
  • B. Sc in Agricultural Biotechnology

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  • B. Sc (Hons) Geology
  • PG Diploma in Geology (Groundwater)
  • PG Diploma in Environmental Geology
  • PG Diploma in Engineering Geology
  • B. Science in Geology


  • Diploma in Fabrication Tech and Erection Eng
  • B.E in Textile Technology
  • Diploma in Textile Tech
  • Diploma in Textile Eng
  • B.E in Man Made Fibre Technology
  • B.E in Textile Chemistry


  • Diploma in Clinical Microbiology
  • Diploma in Clinical Pathology
  • B. Science in Microbiology
  • Diploma in Industrial Microbiology
  • B. Science (Hons) in  Microbiology

Food Technology:

  • B. Sc in Food Processing and Technology
  • B. Sc in Food Storage, Preservation and Food Tech.
  • B. Sc in Food Technology (Bio-Chemical Engineering)
  • Diploma in Fish Processing Technology
  • Diploma in Sugar Technology
  • B. Sc in Food Preservation and Processing
  • B. Sc in Food Processing

Conclusion - Medical and engineering are the most sought after career choices after class 12 in science stream but students should always consider other fields like commerce. The top priority for students should be their passion and career goal and remember for science stream students besides these two streams i.e. Medicine and Engineering, career options in every other stream is always open. Students should always explore different domains if they do not have any definite career goal in mind.

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        After 4 year drop out from pcm any compititive exam option for me which i can give


        Can i know that what should i do as i have taken science......

        Biswajit Barman,

        Why students are not intarseated from books??


        What should be the subjects for taking forensic science in future? I am PCMB student so can i take this stream? Which colleges provides these kind of courses?

        piyush biju,

        what are the courses after 12th std science group.what about notical scienc

        Rohini Sharma,

        Thanks for the great info and putting everything in detail. I want to do engineering after completing my 12th so I keep looking for such informative articles to enhance my knowledge about the career that I want to pursue. A few of my seniors have opted for B. Tech (Computer Science and Engineering with specialization in Oil & Gas Informatics) B.Tech Computer Science and Engineering with specialization in Cloud Computing & Virtualization Technology from UTM university. I have heard its a good university and the faculty and infrastructure is also commendable. i would like to suggest this university for students wanting to make a career in this field.


        Sir Mere ko Samj nhi aarha m apne carrier ko Kase choice kru Or mere marks bhi km h 70% marks h medical side we K ya mere ko B pharma me admission mileage MUD Rothk me Ya or college ya koi or carrier after 12medical line



        sonali sharma,

        I hav appeared fr class 12 boards this year.. I wish to pursue biotech aftr 12 which colleges in du are providing this course n which exM am i suppposed to give before opting for it??

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        I wanted to know the best career of my son after class xii from j&k state .being a defence personnel any quota is eligible to my son in any engineering college as I not posted to j& k as of now.thanks.

        Abhipsa Mohanty,

        I am currently studying in class XI with PCMB as subjects. I want to pursue food technology after XII. Which entrance exams do I need to appear?

        harpreet kaur,

        I am in12 ,iam interested in computers and physics .Suggest some career options.

        lalit chauhan,

        i want to know career of my son after 12th pcm cbse 58%

        Amitava Dutta,

        Sir. My son is studying in 12 std Bio-Sc[CBSE].He like to study Bio Technology.But someone said me to let study Micro Biology or Food Technology in place of Bio-Technology.So,now like to know about futures for those courses.What are the options in Industries for those subjects? Please guide. Thank you

        Devik Aggarwal,

        Very great to students who are actually confused what to do after 12th!! I would only like to add to this some new courses that are run by very few universities in India.. Like Petroleum engineering, Automotive Design engineering, Engg. in Oil and Gas and Sports Mgmt.. these are some of the programs that are in huge demand world wide... as there is no scope left in traditional courses so I would advise to you check them out for better scope in future. For further information you can visit :


        its useful to bachelor i like this


        Can you suggest good law colleges(boyh govt. & private) in mumbai offering 5 year integrated LLB course which provide admissions for students outside maharshtra board?

        govinda bhardwaj,

        i m12th pass out . i m scored 74% in class 12th.. please guide me best suggestion for my future in science department

        anjana aravindh,

        my score in CBSE XII is 88%.please give me details about good BSc courses in medical field

        pawan kumar,

        I m 12 th pass out . plz suggetion for me.

        suraj kamble,

        I scored 76 percent what will be giod career


        whats about carear in graduation courses in science,commerse,arts after 12 science

        Avanish kumar tripathi,

        sir, please guidliness me for future ,as i have completed 12th from science side but now i am interested in doing please guidline me that will it create problem for me or not

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