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Having studied science in class 12 does not limit your options for higher education. The advantage of studying science is that most of the undergraduate courses will be open for you once you have successfully passed your board exams. Keeping aside B.Tech course and medical programmes, you can also pick Science courses like BSc (Hons.), B Pharmacy or go for courses in commerce, languages, business, etc.
One of the most common myths amongst students is that they are not eligible to pursue commerce or economics programmes after studying science in class 12. On the contrary, Science students are not just eligible but also perform well in programmes like commerce, accounts, banking, etc. if they have studied mathematical subjects in class 12th.
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Following are some of the courses that you can pick after 12th Science apart from B.Tech and Medical:
|Field||About the Course||Type of Programmes||List of Colleges|
|Science||A B.Sc. degree from a reputed college is as good as any other science degree. Good job options are available after pursuing a B.Sc. Students who are sure that they want to pursue masters’ after B.Sc. can foray into the education sector.|
|Business and Management||Management and business studies is another bright option for science students as a BBA or BMA followed by MBA will provide with some of the best job opportunities in India.|
Law and Humanities
|Law is another programme that provides a broad bandwidth of opportunities. You will have the option to practice law and even work at corporate houses. Law studies also help in cracking exams like Company Secretory.|
|Commerce, Accounts and Banking||Commerce and economics are also two subjects that science students will find interesting as well as fruitful in terms of both job and higher education.|
|Arts and Languages||Those of you who want to switch your field and study languages and arts can pursue the following courses.|
|Medicine||If you don’t want to pursue the conventional medical programmes, then courses like pharmacy and nursing offer great ROI of your education funds. After pursuing B.Pharma, you can either pursue higher studies or start your own medical store business. B.Sc. Nursing also offers some bright opportunities.|
|Fashion Designing||If you have a skilled hand and are passionate about art and drawing, then fashion designing is probably one of the best fields for you offering a lot of opportunities in the corporate, entertainment as well as industrial sector.|
|Hospitality and Tourism||Another good option if you are into travelling and want to work at the top travel agencies and hotels in the country. Jobs depend on the institute you are graduating from.|
|Education and Teaching||If you are passionate about teaching then these courses can allow you to secure teaching and instructor jobs in colleges.|
|Commercial Pilot Training||Commercial Pilot Training may be an expensive programme but offers very bright job opportunities. In order to undergo training, students have to clear Pilot Aptitude test and other medical examinations.|
|Merchant Navy||Merchant navy is another high paying field. Jobs opportunities are very bright at both offshore and on shore depending on the programme of study.|
|Other degree/diploma programmes||Students can also opt for field-specific diploma programmes.|
It is important that you choose your programme of study based on your interest and after thoroughly researching the course and its scope. Under-graduation is a stepping stone in every student’s career, therefore the options must be carefully studied.
Make sure that you discuss your options with your teachers, parents and seniors before deciding. For advice on specific programmes, you can contact CollegeDekho experts.
All the best!