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Courses after 12th Science, Arts & Commerce - Career Options & Colleges

‘What after 12th?’ is the common question among the generation of students passed in 12th standard. Every year the questions hit lakhs of students in India. The confusion prevails among them concerning career prospects, job opportunities and yes, their passion, their preference.  


There are hundreds of degree, diploma and certificate options to choose.Llack of proper information about the courses available in India and their career prospects, is somewhere responsible. Science, Commerce and Arts are the options available in which students can find a suitable course to pursue after 12th.


Choosing a course shall never be a convenient option rather it should be a highly motivating choice for the students. Interests, motivation, and goals are prime factors students must consider while choosing a course from the range of courses available in India to pursue after 12th. Students can choose a course from top domains including Engineering, Medical, Architecture, Design, Law, Hotel Management, Pharmacy, Applied Science, Business Studies, Management, Behavioural and Social Sciences, Economics, Media, Humanities, and more.


To help students choose the right course after 12th, Career Mantra offers insights into a wide variety of courses and career options available to them. Given below is the list of courses in the above mentioned three streams that can help students make an informed and great choice aligning with their interest and career aspirations after passing secondary class. Let’s explore these possibilities.


Courses available after 12th Science:

After completing 12th with science stream, there are a variety of options available for an undergraduate course. Students who have an interest in technical learning, they can choose engineering courses and the rest can choose from the courses listed below.


For those students who have studied Science with Maths (PCM/PCMB) in Class XI and XII, the most popular courses are

  • BE/B.Tech- Bachelor of Technology
  • Integrated M. Tech
  • B.Arch- Bachelor of Architecture
  • BCA- Bachelor of Computer Applications
  • B.Sc.- Information Technology
  • B.Sc- Interior Design
  • Animation, Graphics and Multimedia
  • B.Sc- Applied Geology
  • BA/B.Sc. Liberal Arts
  • B.Sc.- Physics
  • B.Sc. Chemistry
  • B.Sc. Mathematics

Students with PCM/PCMB combination can also make a career in the aviation industry as a Commercial Pilot, and are also eligible to get into the National Defence Academy (NDA), Pune.

For students who have studied Science with Biology (PCB/PCMB) in Class XI and XII, the most popular courses are

  • MBBS -Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
  • BDS- Bachelor of Dental Surgery
  • BAMS Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery
  • BHMS Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery
  • BPharma- Bachelor of Pharmacy
  • B.Sc- Nursing
  • B.Sc. – Nutrition & Dietetics
  • BPT- Bachelor of Physiotherapy

And Paramedical Courses


Under B.Tech, you have an option of various courses to do after 12th which include:

Science is one of the popular streams offering a wide range of technical courses. Here is the list of UG engineering courses for students who have completed their secondary education in science stream.

  • Aeronautical Engineering
  • Automobile Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Biotechnology Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Automation and Robotics
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Instrumentation Engineering
  • Ceramic Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Structural Engineering
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Construction Engineering
  • Power Engineering
  • Robotics Engineering
  • Textile Engineering
  • Smart Manufacturing & Automation
  • You can also check the List of B. tech. Lateral Courses for diploma holders.


Courses available after 12th Commerce:

Students who want to learn about financial and management, can opt commerce stream after 12th. For commerce students, mathematics is an optional subject, thus students who have an interest in mathematics but do not want to go with science stream can take commerce with maths.

  • B.Com- Bachelor of Commerce
  • BBA- Bachelor of Business Administration
  • B.Com (Hons.)
  • BA (Hons.) in Economics
  • Integrated Law Program- B.Com LL.B.
  • Integarted Law Program- BBA LL.B


Apart from courses under Science, Commerce and Arts, there is also a list of professional courses to pursue after 12th:

  • CA- Chartered Accountancy
  • CS- Company Secretary
  • Bachelor of Design in Accessory Design, fashion Design, Ceramic Design, Leather Design, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Jewellery Design
  • Bachelor in Foreign Language
  • Diploma Courses
  • Advanced Diploma Courses
  • Certificate Courses


UG Courses for Arts Students

Students who think that if they choose Arts Stream, they will have less career opportunities than science and commerce, but after completing 12th from arts, there is a list of courses which will provide you good career opportunities.

  • BBA- Bachelor of Business Administration
  • BMS- Bachelor of Management Science
  • BFA- Bachelor of Fine Arts
  • BEM- Bachelor of Event Management
  • Integrated Law Course- BA + LL.B
  • BJMC- Bachelor of Journalism and Mass Communication
  • BFD- Bachelor of Fashion Designing
  • BSW- Bachelor of Social Work
  • BBS- Bachelor of Business Studies
  • BTTM- Bachelor of Travel and Tourism Management
  • Aviation Courses
  • B.Sc- Interior Design
  • B.Sc.- Hospitality and Hotel Administration
  • BVA- Bachelor of Visual Arts
  • Bachelor of Performing Arts
  • BA in History


Other courses, an Arts student can opt for are in Linguistics, Religious Studies, Foreign Languages, Fashion Designing, Theatre Studies, Film Making, Art History and related fields. Depending on one's choice one can go for courses in Mass Communication and Media, Advertising, Interior Designing, Teaching, Hospitality, Travel and Tourism, Event Management, Sociology, Psychology, Creative Writing, Social Work, Fashion, Photography, Make Up & Beauty.


The information provided above will help students with a list of courses available in India they can choose from.


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