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Top Courses After 12th Commerce in 2021: Career Options, Colleges, Exams

Akansha Sirohi
Akansha SirohiPublished On: May 18, 2021

Looking for courses to pursue after 12th Commerce? Here is a list of prospective courses after the class 12 commerce stream that aspirants can pursue. You can find courses in disciplines ranging from commerce, arts and humanities along with their eligibility and other details.

 Top Courses After 12th Commerce

Studying commerce in class 12 can prove to be very advantageous while picking courses for colleges as there is a huge list of courses available. After the CBSE 12th results are out, you will be able to assess your chances of making it to one of the top commerce colleges in India in a course after 12th commerce.

While you will have the option of picking up traditional commerce courses after 12th, you will also have the opportunity to pursue courses that are not strictly related to commerce and banking such as languages and arts. If you have pursued commerce in Class 12, then you must check out the following list of courses to pursue after commerce in 12th at the bachelors level.

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Courses After 12th Commerce

Check out this list of courses to pursue after graduating from commerce stream in class 12. Learn more about the course, their eligibility and the colleges that offer such courses. Some of the following programmes require candidates from Mathematics background, whereas some accept candidates from any educational background. For your convenience, we have mentioned the eligibility for each course below as well.

Name of the CourseDurationEligibilityAbout the CourseList of Colleges
B.Com (Hons.)3 years
  • 10+2 with any stream
  • Candidates must have secured at least 50% marks in Class 12.
This is probably one of the most popular courses amongst commerce aspirants. The course allows you to specialize in a specific domain of commerce.B.Com (H) Colleges in India
B.A (Hons.) Business Economics/ B.Com.(with specialization in Business Economics)3 years
  • 10+2 with English and Mathematics as compulsory subjects.
  • Candidates must have secured at least 55% marks in class 12 board exams.
These courses are not directly related to commerce but have a great scope in the field of business and financial management.Business Economics Colleges in India
B.Com (Pass)3 years
  • 10+2 with any stream
  • Cut-offs for this course might range from 80% to 95% depending on the university/ college.
B.Com (Pass) is a good option if you were not able to secure good marks in class 12 board exams and want to pursue a UG commerce programme. The course focuses on an overview of the field of commerce.B.Com (Pass) Colleges in India
B.A. Economics3 years
  • 10+2 with any stream
  • Candidates must have studied Mathematics, Economics and Accounts (for some colleges)
This programme covers all the basic concepts of economics to prepare you for higher studies in the field. Doing an MBA in Finance of M.A in Economics can be a great option thereafter.B.A. Economics Colleges in India
B.A Hons (English)3 years
  • 10+2 with any stream with English as a compulsory subject.
  • Many institutes may conduct their own entrance exam for admission to this course.
English being a versatile subject can be very beneficial if you want jobs in the media, entertainment as well as teaching sector.B.A. English (Hons) Colleges in India
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)3 years
  • 10+2 with any stream with Mathematics and English as compulsory subjects.
  • Candidates must have secured a minimum of 50% marks in 10+2.
BBA can be a very beneficial programme for business and management aspirants. You can strengthen your qualification by pursuing an MBA after completing the programme.BBA Colleges in India
Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA)3 years
  • 10+2 with any stream.
  • Minimum 50%. Aggregate in class 12 board exams.
  • Institutes may also conduct entrance exams for admission to this course.
A BCA degree will enable you to enter the IT world and pursue high-paying jobs in consulting as well as Information Technology domains.BCA Colleges in India
Bachelor of Accounting and Finance (BAF)3 years
  • 10+2 with minimum 50% marks in any of the streams.
  • Students must have studied Accounts and Finance in Class 12.
BAF is a programme that focuses on subjects like tax, auditing, cost accounting, business law, and economics. The course offers great scope in the finance and accounting fields.BAF Colleges in India
Bachelor of Financial Markets (BFM)3 years
  • 10+2 with any stream
  • Candidates who have studied Mathematics and economics are given a higher preference.
If you are interested in the stock market then this is the course that you must pursue. The course focuses on subjects like debt markets, risk management, equity markets, microeconomics, mutual funds, investment and security markets.BFM Colleges in India
Bachelors in Banking and Insurance (BBI)3 years
  • 10+2 with minimum 50% marks in any of the streams.
Banking and finance aspirants can pursue this course. An MBA in Finance after this course can improve employability chances.BBI Colleges in India
Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India (ICWAI)Depends on examinations
  • Students from all streams can apply after passing 10+2.
The institute is a professional account body that checks your proficiency through various examinations in the field of cost accountancy. The certificates provided by the institute opens up great opportunities in the accounting management domain.-
B.Sc (H) Statistics/ B.Stat (Hons)3 years
  • Students must have passed 10+2 with at least 50% marks.
  • Students must have studied Mathematics till class 12.
This is yet another course that can prove to be beneficial if you aspire to work in the stock market.Statistics Colleges in India
CS (Company Secretary)2 years and one month
  • 10+2 with any stream.
  • Foundation Program for Company Secretary.
Company Secretary can be a great opportunity to work in corporate environments. You will have to clear the exams conducted by the organising authority.-
Mass Communication/ Journalism

Certificate: 6 months or 1 year

Diploma: 2 years

Degree: 3 years

  • 10+2 with any stream.
  • Candidates must have studied English till class 12.
This is a great course if you want to enter the entertainment media or advertising world. There are great opportunities in creative agencies, news agencies, etc. after pursuing this course.Mass Comm Colleges in India
Language Courses

Diploma: 2 years

Degree: 3 years

  • 10+2 with any stream and English as a compulsory subject.
French, German, Chinese and Spanish are some of the popular languages that you can pursue. These languages also offer some bright opportunities overseas.
BA Visual Communication3 Years
  • Must have completed Class 12 with at least 45% to 50% marks in any stream
BA in Visual Communications course is about the transmission of information to key audiences through various sources such as websites, television, visual media, print publishing etc. By pursuing this course, students can learn about various design fundamentals, digital media design, technical communication, drawing techniques, visual literacy, design history, 3-D design, web design, colour management etc. 
BA LLB5 Years
  • Completed Class 12 with at least 50%-60% in any stream
B.A.+ LLB degree not only focuses on classroom teaching but also conducts various training sessions, case studies, mock drills, and interactive sessions for students. Over the course of 5 years, candidates cover various arts subjects like Indian History, Political Science, English/ Hindi, Economics, Sociology, World History, and Sociopolitical Issues along with specialized courses in administrative law and legislature of the country.
Bachelor of Fine Arts BFA2-4 Years
  • Completed Class 12 with at least 50%-60% in any stream
The course includes the academic study of visual work of art such as painting, dance, sculpture, photography, painting, and others. It offers students professional training standards, cultural exposure, aesthetic awareness and knowledge about different types of arts.
Bachelor of Business Studies3 Years
  • Must have completed Class 12 with at least 50-60% marks.
  • Must have studied English as a compulsory subject.
This course is an amalgamation of academic knowledge of business and related subjects like marketing, economics, accountancy, finance, etc and practical work experience. 

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You can apply for either of the courses mentioned above if you pass 12 board examinations this year. Apply only for the good colleges that have been accredited by the UGC or other regulatory bodies.

Other Courses after 12th

While you can pursue a bachelors degree, there are several other programmes on offer for commerce students, such diploma and certificate course. Check out the links that have been given below. You will be able to find the undergraduate, diploma and certificate course best applicable for you.

Top Commerce Colleges in India With Fee

The following colleges offer several courses at the UG level for class 12 commerce students. If you are interested in pursuing a course after class 12 commerce, then fill out the Common Application Form available on our website. Our counsellors can help you clear your doubts regarding admission processes in the college and course of your choice.

Colleges Offering Undergraduate Commerce CoursesFees
IEC University, SolanINR 15,000 - INR 1.2 Lakhs Per Annum
SAGE University (SU), BhopalINR 30,000 - INR 1.5 Lakhs Per Annum
Vaishnavi Educational Institutions (VEI), HyderabadINR 60,000 - INR 1.35 Lakhs Per Annum
International Centre for Advanced Studies and Research (ICASR), GurgaonINR 66,700 - INR 10 Lakhs
Bhai Gurdas Group Of Institutions (BGGI), SangrurINR 27,900 - INR 4.25 Lakhs
SNMV Institute of Management, CoimbatoreINR 20,000 - INR 1.2 Lakhs
Lovely Professional University (LPU), JalandharINR 30,000 - INR 4 LPA
Arihant Group of Institutes (AGI Pune), PuneINR 7,000 - INR 91,000 Per Annum
Amity University, JaipurINR 50,000 - INR 5.24 Lakhs Per Annum

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