Courses After 12th

Class 12 marks the beginning of a student’s journey into higher education. There are hundreds of options for degrees, diplomas, and certificates. “What do you do after 12th?” is a common question among students in their final year of school. Thousands of students in India and abroad are bombarded with these questions every year. Concerns about career prospects, job opportunities, and, yes, their passion, their preferences, abound among them.

The following are some of the courses that students can pursue after finishing their 12th grade studies, depending on their stream and preference.

Top Courses after 12th Science

Courses after 12th Science
Bachelor of Architecture (BArch)
BSc (Science)
BCA (IT & Software)
BSc (IT & Software)
BSc Science (Non-Math subjects)
BSc Post Basic Nursing
Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharma)

Engineering courses after 12th

Science is a popular stream that offers a variety of technical courses. For students who have completed their secondary education in the science stream, here is a list of UG engineering courses.

  • Civil Engineering
  • Instrumentation Engineering
  • Construction Engineering
  • Textile Engineering
  • Robotics Engineering
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Biotechnology Engineering
  • Automation and robotics
  • Automobile Engineering
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Smart Manufacturing & Automation
  • Power Engineering
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Ceramic Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Structural Engineering
  • Computer Science and Engineering,
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Aeronautical Engineering

Courses after 12th (PCB)

Physics, Chemistry, and Biology are represented by the letters PCB. These subjects, as well as English, are required for this stream. This stream is for students who are interested in biology. It is the best option for anyone interested in pursuing a career in medicine or a related field.

  1. M.B.B.S.
  2. B.Sc. in Speech and Language Therapy
  3. B.Sc. Botany
  4. B.Sc. in Radiography
  5. Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry (B.VSc AH)
  6. B.Sc. Nursing
  7. Biotechnology
  8. Bachelor of Pharmacy
  9. B.Sc. in Nutrition and Dietetics
  10. General Nursing
  11. Paramedical Courses
  12. B.Sc. Zoology
  13. Bachelor of Physiotherapy
  14. Bachelor of Occupational Therapy
  15. B.Sc. Home Science
  16. B.Sc. Occupational Therapy,
  17. B.Sc. Medical Technology
  18. Other B.Sc. Degree
  19. B.Sc. Anthropology
  20. B.Sc. Audiology
  21. BUMS (Unani)
  22. Integrated M.Sc
  23. BHMS (Homeopathy)
  24. B.Sc. Rehabilitation Therapy
  25. Bachelor of Naturopathy & Yogic Science (BNYS)
  26. BAMS (Ayurvedic)
  27. BMLT (Medical Lab Technology)
  28. B.Sc. Dairy Technology
  29. BDS

Courses after 12th (PCM)

CoursesEligibilityCourse durationAdmission ProcedureTop Careers & Expected
Bachelor of Science(B. Sc.)in -Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Astronomy, Forensic Science, Geology, Statistics, Industrial chemistry, Nautical science, Fashion design/ fashion technology etc.12th Science PCM with at least 55% marks3 years (includes six semesters)Merit-based admission, some institutes conduct entrance exam.Teacher
Technical Writer/Editor
Lecturer, Enumerator, Research Analyst,
Expected Salary: 2.5lakhs- 3.5 lakhs PA
Bachelor in Technology/Engineering, Computer Science, Mechanical, Electronics and Telecommunication, Electrical, Civil, Information Technology12th Science PCM with high percentile4 years (includes eight semesters)National Level entrance test IIT-JEE, GATE, UPSEE, BITSAT and entrance test.Software Engineer, Data Analyst, Digital Marketer, Website Developer, Database Designer
Expected Salary:
2.5 lakhs – 3lakhs PA
Bachelor of Architecture( B.Arch.)12th Science PCM with high percentile5 years (includes ten semesters)National Level entrance test IIT-JEE, GATE, UPSEE, BITSAT, and entrance test.Architecture Designer, Interior Designer, Project Assistant Manager, Architecture Draftsman, Architecture Engineer
Expected Salary:
2.5 lakhs – 4.5 lakhs PA
PilotMath and Physics must be at least 50% in class XII. To be eligible for a Student Pilot License, you must be 16 years old, For a Private Pilot License, you must be 17 years old, and for a Commercial Pilot License, you must be at least 18 years old.The CPL program, which lasts 2–3 years, is offered by Indian flying schools.
After gaining at least 200 hours of flying experience, it takes 18–24 months to obtain a Commercial Pilot license.
Apply for FAA Medical CertificateApply for FAA Student Pilot CertificateStart Flight Training LessonsPass Private Pilot Knowledge TestPass Private Pilot Practical Exam.Co-Pilot Chief-
Pilot, Commercial Pilot
Airline Pilot
Captain First Officer
Expected Salary:
INA 3lakhs – 8lakhs per month
Merchant Navy, B.Sc. Nautical Science, B.E. Marine Engineering, B.E. Naval Architecture and Offshore Engineering, B.E. Harbor and Ocean Engineering12th Science PCM with high percentileFor B.Sc. – 3 years
For B.E. ( All branches) – 4 years
The All India Merchant Navy Entrance Test (AIMNET), require the vision (eyesight) and health standards.Chief Engineering Officer
Junior Officer, Electrical OfficerRadio Expected Salary:
12,000 – 8 lakhs per month

Commerce Courses after 12th

Courses after 12th (Commerce)
BCom (Hons)
BCom (General)
BCom in Accounting and Commerce
BCA (IT and Software)
Chartered Accountancy (CA)
Company Secretary (CS)
Integrated Law Program (B.Com LLB and BBA LLB)
Name and Duration of CourseEligibility CriteriaCourse FeeProcess of Admission Average Expected Range of Salary
B.Com (General) – 3 yearsClass 12th with Commerce streamRs. 10,000 to 5 lakhsEntrance examsRs. 2 lakh – 10 lakh
BBA – 3 years50% and above in class 12thRs. 1 lakh and UpwardsAIMA UGAT, SET, IPU CETRs. 2 lakh and Upwards
Bachelor in Business Studies – 3 years60% in Class 12th6K to 1 LakhEntrance exams – DU JATRs. 2 lakh and Upwards
CA – 5 yearsClass 12th with at least 50% marks (aggregate)Around 50 thousandOnline registration with ICAIRs. 3.5 lakh – 8 lakh Per annum
CSClass 12th with at least 50% marks (aggregate)Rs. 60100online registration with ICSIRs. 5.5 – 15 lakh

Courses after 12th Arts

Courses after 12th Arts
BA in Humanities & Social Sciences
BA in Arts (Fine/Visual/Performing)
Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)
BDes in Animation
BDes in Design
BSc in Hospitality & Travel
BSc in Design
Bachelor of Journalism & Mass Communication (BJMC)
BHM in Hospitality & Travel
Bachelor of Journalism (BJ)
Bachelor of Mass Media (BMM)
BA in Hospitality & Travel
BA in Animation
Diploma in Education (DEd)
BCom in Accounting and Commerce
BCA (IT and Software)
Name and Duration of CourseEligibility CriteriaAverage
Annual Fee
Employment OpportunitiesSalary Range
Bachelor of Computer Application (BCA) -3 years10+2 from a recognized boardINR 1.5 to 6 LacsSoftware developer,Web developer, System AnalystINR 2 to 20 LPA
Bachelor of Arts (BA) -3 years10+2 from a recognized educational boardINR 10K to 25KBlogger, Investment Analyst, Assistant Dietitian, Content Writer, Health Educator/ Counselor,INR 1.5 to 6 LPA
Bachelor of Arts & Bachelor of Legislative Law (BA-LLB) – 5 years10+2 or equivalent exam with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks from a recognized boardINR 1 to 10 LacsLegal Manager,Private Attorney,Advisor, Legal OfficerINR 1.5 to 18 LPA
Bachelor of Hotel Management (BHM)10+2 from a recognized educational boardINR 3 to 8 LacsRestaurant Manager,Flight Attendant, Event Manager, Front Office Manager, Hotel ManagerINR 2 to 5 LPA
Bachelor of Journalism & Mass Communication-3 years10+2 with minimum 50-60% marks + minimum 17 years of ageINR 1.5 to 6 LacsReporter, Media Manager, Creative Director, Correspondent,Sub-Editor, Journalist, Radio JockeyINR 2 to 18 LPA

Vocational courses after 12th

There are no stream-specific vocational courses. They give students the opportunity to do something different from their regular classes and learn new skills. By taking these courses, students gain practical knowledge and prepare for a specialized career by taking these courses. There are a variety of programs available to students that will prepare them for employment. One of the benefits of choosing these courses is that they can be completed entirely online. Aside from that, there are a few courses that are both inexpensive and short in duration.

  • B.Des. (Interior Design)
  • B.Sc (Electronics Media)
  • A Diploma in Human Resources
  • Sheffield Hallam University B.Sc Games & Interactive Media
  • A Diploma in Infrastructure and Construction
  • B.Des. (Fashion Design)
  • B.Sc in Interior Design,
  • B.Des. (Ceramic Design)
  • A Diploma in Interior Designing
  • B.Sc in Textile Design,
  • A Diploma in Retail Management
  • B.Sc (Hons) Digital Art & Technology
  • B.Sc. Multimedia & Animation
  • A Diploma in Hotel Management
  • B.Sc in Fashion Technology,
  • B.Des. (Industrial Design)
  • B.Des. (Leather Design)
  • A Diploma in Banking
  • A Diploma in TV and Filming Courses.
  • B.Sc in Animation (Distance Education).
  • A Diploma in Company Secretaryship
  • B.Des. (Game Design)
  • A Diploma in Textile and Leather Designing
  • Bachelor in Foreign Languages
  • Bachelor in Foreign Trade Management
  • B.Des. (Knitwear Design)
  • Bachelor in Environmental Management
  • Anchoring
  • A Diploma in Marketing
  • B.Des. (Graphic Design)
  • B.Sc in Fashion Designing and Apparel Designing
  • B.Sc in Jewelry & Metalsmithing Design
  • B.Des. (Multimedia Design)
  • B.Des. (Accessory Design)
  • B.Sc (Hospitality Studies)
  • A Diploma in Entrepreneurship
  • B.Sc (Mass Communication, Journalism & Advertising)
  • Air Hostess
  • A Diploma in a Foreign Language
  • B.Des. (Textile Design)
  • A Diploma in Tourism Management
  • A Diploma in Aviation and Hospitality Management
  • Animation Master
  • Advanced Diploma in Multimedia
  • Advanced Diploma in Digital Animation (Diploma in VFX & Animation)
  • Advance Diploma in Interior Designing
  • An Advanced Diploma in 3D Animation
  • Advance Hair Diploma Holder
  • Foreign languages courses
  • An Advanced Diploma in Fashion Designing
  • Advance Diploma in 3D Animation-Expert
  • Animation: Film Making


What courses are available after graduating from Class 12 with a Science major?

Integrated M.Tech, BCA, B.Arch, B.Tech/BE,B.Sc., M.B.B.S, BDS, B.Pharma, Nursing, and Paramedical are some of the courses available after Class 12th with Science. Students can also choose from Economics Honors, Math Honors, Statistics Honors, B.Com, Criminology, Forensic Science, BBA, BMS, BJMY, BJC, LLB, Fashion Designing, Graphic Designing, Animation, Interior Decoration, and other courses.

What are the minimum grades needed to get into college after graduating from high school?

To get into colleges affiliated with the central, state, and UGC, you must have a minimum of 50% in aggregate or an equivalent CGPA. For students in the Reserved Category, a minimum of 45 percent or equivalent CGPA is required. Some colleges, on the other hand, require students to have received passing grades in Class 12.

What professional courses are available after Class 12?

CS, ICWAI, ITI, Journalism, Mass Comm, CA, Fashion Designing, Web Designing,Data Entry, Internet Designing, Pharmacy, Nursing, Beauty and Wellness, Physiotherapy, Graphic Designing, Commercial Pilot, and others are some of the most popular professional courses after Class 12th.

After completing Class 12th with Science, how many marks are required to sit for the JEE exam?

To sit for the JEE exam, candidates must have a minimum of 65 percent in aggregate or an equivalent CGPA in Science in Class 12th.

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