For a student, Grade 12th is considered as the doorstep to the world of higher education. Sometimes with numerous degrees and diploma option, it becomes really hard for the student what to choose a career after Grade 12. An important factor that helps you choose your course are factors like which stream you had in Grade 11 and 12, how much you scored in Grade 12. The most importantly what are you interested in. The most common questions that often bother 12th graders are: Which college do I choose? Should I change my stream? For which exam I should enroll myself?
Let’s try and help you out by exploring the possibilities. Students who have taken up Science stream (PCM/PCB/PCMB) in Grade 12th can enroll themselves in popular courses like BTech/BE, MTech, BCA, MBBS, B Pharma as your choice. Those who have studied Maths and Science can also make their career in the aviation industry as commercial pilots. Students with a combination of PCMB/PCM are also eligible to get into National Defense Academy Pune, after clearing the entrance exam.
Then comes the medical courses like MBBS, BDS, BPharma, Nursing, all these courses require a PCB combination. Here maths is not compulsory. While selecting a college for your preferred course it important to check the college ranking, college reviews. The advantage of Science students is that they can study all the courses that are open for Commerce and Arts students. Besides these there are several entrance exams that can make you eligible for a government job, making an excellent career after 12th.
For students who have studied Commerce (with and without maths) in Grade, 12th can go for popular courses like BCom, BCom(H), BBA/BMS, integrated MBA, CA, and CS. Students from Commerce background can prepare for competitive exams and apply for Bank, Defense, and Civil services. There are varieties of courses available in Banking, Finance, Accounts and Taxation field. Other courses option for students in Commerce background is BStat, BJMC, BBA, LLB, BCA, BHM along with Bachelors degree in Fashion Designing and Advertisements.
Students of Arts also have a wide range of course to choose from. For those who have studied Arts in Grade 12th, the most popular courses are BA, BA(H), LLB, BFA, BBA, and BSW. Other courses an Arts student can enroll and make a good career are Linguistic, Religious Studies, Foreign Languages, Fashion Designing, Theatre Studies, Film Making, Art History, and their related field and make a great career after 12th.
Apart from these courses, you can also consider courses like Mass communication and media, Advertising, Interior Designing, Teaching, Hospitality, Travel and Tourism, Event Management, Sociology, Creative writing, Social work, fashion, photography, makeup, and beauty. There are no entrance exams for admissions to bachelor’s degree courses in most of the humanities and social science colleges. But some law, mass communication, and hospitality institute offer admission based on marks obtained in the entrance exam.
Inspired by the book ‘Die Empty’ by Todd Henry, I would like to sum up my article by motivating the students, “to pour out their ideas and potential energies in their community and turn them into something useful.” The most beautiful of what he said in the book is, “if you have an idea, perform it. If you have the knowledge, give it out. If you have a goal, achieve it.