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Courses after 12th Science article is an enlightenment on the selected courses for the students who completed their Class 12 from Science stream. After completing the last stage of school life, science students, become very confused to select a better course so that he/ she can pursue a good career. At this stage of life, one takes a decision after a lot of planning, thinking and efforts. However, being a science stream student, they have the advantage to catch up with almost any course. Science is the extremely broad field which is the mixed bag of courses. So here with the help of Courses after 12th Science article, we are providing the list of courses to opt after completing Class 12. It can be very helpful for the students who are actually confused to select the right course which will be helping them in putting their career towards the right path.

Courses After 12Here the students can get basic information about the major courses to pursue after completing Class 12 from science stream. The courses are divided into 2 category 1st is for non-medical students and 2nd is for medical students.


Courses after 12th PCM (Maths Students)

A numerous non-medical field attracts the students who are just passed out in class 12 examination. These fields are Engineering, Fashion Technology, Architecture, Computer application, Pharmacy, Defence, Agriculture Engineering, Dairy Technology, Food Sciences, Agriculture Marketing and Co-operation etc. The candidates who want to study in the non-medical area can pursue any of the following undergraduate courses:

Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech)

One of the most common choices of students with a PCM combination in Class 12. Computer Science Engineering is the most in-demand choice of a branch under B.Tech and one of the reasons for that is the growing Internet Industry in India. There are 4000-5000 engineering colleges in our country. 

Apart from the common Engineering branches (CS, ECE, Mechanical, Civil), the student can opt for some of the specialisation in engineering. There are many university offerers the B.Tech programme. The candidates can go through the eligibility and other requirements needed to pursue the course from such university.

Top Engineering Colleges in India

Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch)

Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) is five years undergraduate programme. A career in architecture is cost-effective and has a strong future in terms of development. The students who have completed Class 10+2 with minimum 50% marks are eligible to apply for the architecture course. However, the eligibility and other requirements are different as per the university.

From now onwards the admission into the B.Arch course would be done on the basis of the scores achieved in NATA known as the National Aptitude Test in Architecture. The government has made the NATA exam compulsory for taking admission to any Architectural College in India except NIT and IIT. The universities offer the admission in B.Arch course are given below:

Defence (Army/ Air Force/ Navy)

A career in Defence is one of the most reputed and responsible jobs. Our soldiers serve the country their best so that we can have a pleasant sleep. Every youngster after Class 12 aspires to serve the nation with his courage and bravery.

Apart from serving the nation and building the respect for you among others, the discipline is the most important thing you cannot ignore in defence. Here is the list of courses the students can opt for the career in defence after completing Class 12 with Science Stream

Other Non-Medical Courses

  • BCA - A 3 years degree course in Computer Applications for the students interested in programming, Java, Oracle, .net etc. A core programming course for the future software developers.
  • B. Pharmacy- It is a four years professional course where students are familiarised with basics & advanced concepts of pharmaceutics, chemistry, human anatomy, etc.- List of B Pharmacy CollegesStudents can go for Clinical research, start their medical shop or may opt for teaching or further education.
  • Bachelor of Nautical Science: It is a3 year program divided into six semesters, in which the students are educated about various Navigation techniques, Ship Management, Marine Engineering & Control System, and Marine laws and admission in most of the colleges are based on IMU CET. The candidates can make a career in Merchant Navy as Marine Engineers, Deck Officers and Navigators.
  • B.S. at IISc Bangalore- It is four years Bachelor of Science (Research) Programme
  • Agriculture - The candidate can get admission to following streams by appearing in ICAR Exam
    • Agriculture Engineering
    • Dairy Technology
    • Food Sciences
    • Agriculture Marketing and Co-operation

Courses after 12th PCB - Biology - Except MBBS

The candidates who are desired in studying medical science and human life science can pursue a career as a doctor or researcher in the field of Surgery, Dental science, Homoeopathy, Unani Medical, Ayurveda, Veterinary Science, Agriculture, BSc etc. Such candidates can study in any of the following programs:


BAMS (Ayurvedic)

BHMS (Homoeopathy)

BUMS (Unani)


Bachelor of Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry (B.VSc AH)

Bachelor of Naturopathy & Yogic Science (BNYS)

Bachelor of Physiotherapy

BSc Nursing

BSc Dairy Technology

Bachelor of Pharmacy


General Nursing

BSc Degree


LLB (Bachelor of Law)

Education/ Teaching

Travel & Tourism Courses

Environmental Science

Fashion Technology

Hotel Management

Designing Courses

Media/ Journalism Courses

Film/ Television Courses

CA Program

ICWA Program

CS Program


  1. Diploma in Medical Lab Technology(MLT): Can work as Lab technician
  2. Diploma in Operation Theatre Techniques: Can work as OT technician
  3. Diploma in Dialysis Techniques: Can work in Dialysis lab
  4. Diploma in Optometry: Can work in Opthalmology Dept

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What is the career option after pursuing the courses?

Nowadays choosing a right career is not easy. You have to give almost three years (or more) of your life to pursue a well-known course and then you may get the job of your choice. For the students out there who are planning their career after Class 12, the one thing they should know is that "you have to choose a path and walk throughout your life until you achieve it."

So every candidate who is opting a course to study should do so only after knowing his/ her skills and interest. Because if you end up pursuing a course disinterested to you, you may lead to nothing. All the career plannings you did may get the washout. So escape this and choose a course as per your interest and knowledge. You know that the self-analysis is the best way to know yourself. Thus, know your interest, pursue the course and rule the career.

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