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Top courses to pursue in India after 12th Grade

If you haven’t decided your career path during school, it is often a great dilemma to choose an undergraduate course after 12th grade. Not to worry, there are many choices to look around and select the best course that suits you. As this is the stepping stone towards shaping your career, lets find out some great courses that can’t be ignored.

Engineering & Technology

This is one of the traditionally attractive stream and a number of  engineering colleges (government and private) provides undergraduate degrees (Bachelor of Engineering (BE) and Bachelor of Technology ( B.Tech.)  in the following areas,

  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering – Bachelor of education in Artificial Intelligence(B.Ed AI)
  • Mechanical & Electrical Engineering
  • Fashion Technology
  • Biotechnology
  • Information Technology
  • Automobile Engineering
  • Aeronautical & Aerospace Engineering
  • Architecture Engineering
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Food Technology
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Ocean & Marine Engineering
  • Mining Engineering
Basic Eligibility Any group in Grade 12 (10+2) or equivalent,  Age Limit, Number of attempts
Colleges to look out for Indian Institute of Technology , National Institute of Technology, IIITs and other Private Engineering colleges
Admission Process Joint Entrance Examination (JEE), Interview
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Healthcare

Medical council of India (MCI) is the entity with the main function of establishing uniform standards of higher qualifications in medicine and recognition of medical qualifications in India and abroad. It provides many undergraduate options through its affiliated colleges across India.

Look out for the following courses,

  • Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)
  • Dental Sciences (BDS)
  • Homeopathic Medicine & Surgery (BHMS)
  • Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
  • Unani Medicine (BUMS)
  • Veterinary Sciences & Animal Husbandry (BVSc and AH)
  • Pharmacy (B.Pharma.)
  • Occupational Therapy (BOT)
  • Medical Laboratory Technology (BMLT)
  • Physiotherapy (BPT)
  • Science in Nursing (B.Sc. Nursing)
  • Naturopathy and Yogic Sciences (BNYS)
  • Mental Retardation(B.M.R)
Basic Eligibility Any group in Grade 12 (10+2) or equivalent
Colleges to look out for MBBS
Admission Process Entrance Test – NEET-UG , Interview
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Arts

This could be a good starting points for someone interested to make a career in arts. It offers streams like Visual /decorative arts, literary arts, culinary arts & performing arts.

Some of the courses to look for Bachelor’s degree are,

  • Fine Arts (BFA)
  • Bachelor of Applied Sciences(B.A.S)
  • Arts(B.A)
  • Audiology and Speech Language Pathology(B.A.S.L.P)
  • Design(B.Des.)
  • Education(B.Ed)
  • Fishery Sciences(B.F.S)
  • Physical Education(B.P.E)
  • Physical Education(B.P.Ed)
Basic Eligibility Any group in Grade 12 (10+2) or equivalent
Colleges to look out for BHU Faculty of Visual ArtsLady Shriram College for Women (LSR)Loyola CollegeSt. Stephen’s CollegeSt. Xavier’s CollegeMiranda HouseMadras Christian College(MCC)Hindu CollegeStella Maris College
Admission Process Entrance Test, Interview
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Law

One can study law as an integrated course of five years after passing the senior secondary examination. Bachelor of Law (LLB) is the most common course to pursue law. There are integrated undergraduate degrees like B.A. LL.B., B.Sc. LL.B., BBA. LLB., B.Com. LL.B. for law courses. These degrees are mostly offered in the autonomous law schools having a duration of five years.

Basic Eligibility Any group in Grade 12 (10+2) or equivalent
Colleges to look out for NLSIU , Nalsar University of LawFaculty of Law, Delhi University
Admission Process Entrance Test, Interview
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Commerce

Commerce students are exposed to general business principles, taking courses in accounting, finance, business management, human resources, (business) statistics, marketing, and economics. Look out for the following courses,

  • Accountancy (B.A)
  • Accounting and Finance (B.Com.)
  • Accountancy (B.Com.)
  • Accounting and Finance (B.Com.)
  • Financial Services (B.Com.)
  • Information system management (B.Com.)
Basic Eligibility Any group in Grade 12 (10+2) or equivalent
Colleges to look out for SRCC, Lady Shriram College for Women (LSR)Loyola CollegeSt. Stephen’s CollegeHans Raj College, Madras Christian College(MCC)
Admission Process Entrance Test, Interview
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Aviation

Civil Aviation in India has seen an enormous growth over past couple of years. Aviation sector has opened avenues for Pilots, Co-Pilots, Aircraft Maintenance Engineers, Cabin Crew, Technicians and Ground Duty Service Officers. Look out for the following courses,

  • Airline Management (BBA)
  • Airport Management (BBA)
  • Aviation and Travel Tourism (BBA)
  • Aviation Operations (BBA)
  • Aviation (BBA)
Basic Eligibility Any group in Grade 12 (10+2) or equivalent
Colleges to look out for The Bombay Flying Club , Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Akademi (IGRUA)IIAAM, To find more click here
Admission Process Entrance Test, Interview
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Business and Management

Business and Management degree is considered  an attractive choice at Master’s level. It is considered icing on the cake when combined with Bachelor’s degree in other prominent streams. There are numerous opportunities if someone wants to pursue it at graduate level. Some of the degrees courses are,

  • Business Administration (BBA)
  • Business Management (BBM)
  • Business Studies (BBS)
  • Hotel Management – Bachelor Hotel Management and Catering Technology(B.H.M.C.T)
  • Hotel Management – Bachelor of Hotel Management(B.H.M)
  • Travel and Tourism (BBA)
  • Event Management (BBA)
Basic Eligibility Any group in Grade 12 (10+2) or equivalent
Colleges to look out for IIM Indore (5 year Integrated Program) Christ University (CU Bangalore)Symbiosis International University, Pune
Admission Process Entrance Test, Interview
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Journalism

In the age of Social Media and the interest of younger generation towards current affairs, Journalism makes an attractive career choice. Look out for the following courses,

  • Mass Communication (BA)
  • Mass Media (BA)
  • Bachelor in Journalism
Basic Eligibility Any group in Grade 12 (10+2) or equivalent
Colleges to look out for Department of Media Studies,Christ UniversityManipal Institute of Communications, ManipalSymbiosis Institute of Media and Communication
Admission Process Entrance Test, Interview
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Agriculture

One of the oldest and interesting career option with diverse opportunities. With the advent of new technologies and demand for organic produce, more and more people are attracted towards agriculture. Look out for the following courses,

  • Agriculture (B.Sc. & B.Sc. (Hons.)
  • Agriculture (BBA)
Basic Eligibility Any group in Grade 12 (10+2) or equivalent
Colleges to look out for Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New DelhiPunjab Agricultural University, LudhianaTamil Nadu Agricultural University, CoimbatoreNational Dairy Research Institute
Admission Process Entrance Test, Interview
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Media & Animation

From cartoons to movies, ads, product designing, websites and research, animation has a hold everywhere. Internet boom and tech advancements has opened a slew of career options in this field. Some of the courses are,

  • Electronic media (B.Sc.)
  • Multimedia and Animation (B.Sc)
  • Multimedia production and Technology (B.Sc (Hons))
  • 3D Animation (B.A)
  • Digital filmmaking & Animation (B.A)
  • 3D Animation & Visual Effects (B.A)
  • Digital Art and Technology (B.Sc (Hons))
Basic Eligibility Any group in Grade 12 (10+2) or equivalent
Colleges to look out for Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematic (MAAC)Zee Institute of Creative Arts (ZICA)Whistling Woods International Institute
Admission Process Entrance Test, Interview
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Statistician

A statistician is someone who works with theoretical or applied statistics. The profession exists in both the private and public sectors. It is common to combine statistical knowledge with expertise in other subjects. Look out for the following courses,

  • Bachelor of Statistics (Hons.)
  • Bachelor of Mathematics (Hons.)
Basic Eligibility An applicant should have successfully completed  10+2 years of Higher Secondary Education (or its equivalent) with Mathematics and English as subjects of study
Colleges to look out for Indian statistical institutes (ISI)
Admission Process Entrance Test, Interview
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