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Didn’t Score Well in JEE Main? Check Out the Alternative Courses for B.Tech

Akansha Sirohi
Akansha SirohiUpdated On: July 14, 2022 05:57 pm IST | JEE Main

Not sure what to do with low scores in JEE Main 2022? Get the best alternative courses for BTech and colleges that accept admission without JEE Main 2022 exam in this post. 

Didn’t Score Well in JEE Main? Check Out the Alternative Courses for B.Tech

Alternative for JEE Main 2022: The JEE Main examination is an engineering entrance exam conducted nation wise to select qualified candidates for various NITS, IIITs, GFITs, CFTIs etc. Every year, many students participate in the JEE Main 2022 exam and it is not easy to clear the JEE main exam. If you are worried about the JEE Main 2022 score and wondering whether admission to a college will be granted or not? Now is the time to consider the alternatives available. Engineering is certainly a field that offers some of the brightest career opportunities and scope in the job market. However, it is not the only graduation option for students of science background. If candidates are looking for courses similar to engineering programmes that can help to launch themselves in the industry, then the following are the courses one can opt for. Bachelor of Science (B Sc) is a degree that offers certain courses that are, in many ways, similar to engineering programmes as far as subjects are concerned. In addition, there are several top-tier engineering colleges in India that offers admission without the JEE Main scores also. Candidates can take admission to such colleges that accept admission without JEE Main 2022 scores.  The score of JEE Main 2022 won't be a hindrance in case of these courses and colleges. 

Alternative Courses apart from B Tech

Some alternative engineering courses apart from  BTech differ in terms of practical knowledge and laboratory programmes. The various fields of engineering apart from B Tech have been mentioned below.

Branch of B TechAlternative Course(s)
Aeronautical Engineering
  • B Sc Aeronautical Sciences
Mechanical Engineering
  • B Sc Applied Physics
Civil Engineering
Computer Science Engineering
Electrical Engineering
  • B Sc Applied Physics
Electronics and Communication Engineering
Biotechnology Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Petroleum Engineering
  • B Sc Applied Chemistry
  • B Sc Chemical Sciences
Agriculture and Food Engineering

Eligibility Criteria for Non-B.Tech Courses

Since all of the above course are core science programmes, candidates must have passed class 12 board exams with Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry (Biology for Biotechnology courses) as compulsory subjects. Along with this requirement, you must also secure at least 50% marks in class 12 exams from a recognised board of education. Although there no uniform eligibility criteria for admission in BCA, some institutes have mandated that all aspirants must have completed 10+2 with PCM. However, some colleges allow commerce students to pursue the course if they have studied mathematics till class 12.

Selection Process for Non-B Tech Courses

Admission process will vary from university to university. Popular universities like the Delhi Universities take admission on the basis of Merit. Candidates are shortlisted on the basis of marks scored in class 12. There are universities that conduct entrance exams for admission such as the Banaras Hindu University, Jamia Millia Islamia University, etc. Exams conducted for courses include JMIEE-B Sc(Hons), BHU UET B.Sc, etc.

Fees for Non-B Tech Programmes

B.Sc. programmes are way cheaper than B.Tech programmes. Pursuing B.Sc. from a government organisation will cost candidates Rs. 90,000 to Rs. 1,50,000. On the other hand, the fees in private colleges is on a higher scale. Private colleges may charge up to Rs. 5,00,000 for the entire course.

Scope of Non-B Tech Programmes and Job Opportunities:

B.Sc. programmes might not be at par with the B Tech programmes but the job prospects are bright if you are picking the right college for graduation. You can expect a starting salary of Rs. 2 lakh to Rs. 8 lakh per annum if you are graduating from colleges like Hindu College, Ramjas College, Hans Raj College, etc. Students willing to brighten their career prospects can pursue masters in the same field and foray into research. Pursuing M.Sc. can enable you to work with some of the best research organisations in India such as TIFR and BARC.

Top Colleges that offer admission without JEE Main 2022

Here is a list of prominent colleges that provide direct admission to B Tech without a JEE Main score. Candidates who did not receive a rank in the JEE Main 2022 Result and didn't participate in the JEE Main 2022 exam can apply to these institutes.

If one wishes to work in the corporate sector, they can pursue an MBA and work as an analyst or business adviser. Chances of getting better packages improve tremendously after pursuing an MBA.

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