Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Career options after 12th Science - Group A

No sooner the Board exam is over than the students start revelling in fun and frolics. And before the euphoria settles down, the tension returns-the tension of the exam result coupled with entrance test and getting admission. No exaggeration meant, the students and parents whose goal is for a professional course are passing through an ordeal. Getting though the maze of admission process is quite tedious. Anyway, “When the going gets tough, the tough get going”. However, with commercialisation of higher education and increasing varieties of courses, the situation is softening. 

The 12th Science stream has two branches, rather, popularly two groups: Group A called Engineering (having PCM subjects) and Group B called Biology (having PCB subjects). 

The most popular Courses available to the Group A students who fulfils the criteria are as under:
B. E. /B Tech Degree Courses (Duration 4 years):

(Though the curriculum of B.E. and B.Tech. for a particular discipline is similar but the pedagogy (teaching method) is different. Generally, the colleges under a University offers B.E. Degree while the I.I.Ts. offers B.Tech. Degree.). Some time, the duration of B Tech course will be longer than B E course. 

·         Information Technology 
·        Computer Science
·         Electronics Engineering
·         Electronics & Communication Engineering
·         Electrical Engineering
·         Mechanical Engineering
·         Chemical Engineering
·         Civil Engineering
·         Energy and Environmental Engineering
·         Food Technology
·         Geology/Metallurgy/Mining
·         Dairy Technology
·         Instrumentation
·         Industrial / Production Engineering
·         Mechatronics
·         Automation and Robotics
·         Construction Technology
·         Nanotechnology
In addition to above Courses, following are the specialized B. E. degree courses offered by a few colleges/institutes:

  • Marine / Merchant Navy
  •  Automobile
  •  Aerospace / Aeronautics
  •  Petroleum
  •  Biochemical
  •  Bio-Medical
  •  Biotechnology
  •  Fire
  •  Printing
  •  Rubber, Plastic and Polymer
  •  Textile

The students who could not make it to the above courses or do not want choose, for one reason or the other, to join the above course would set their eye on following courses:
  •        B.C.A. (3 years)
  •        B Pharm (4 years)
The remaining students (which would be a very large chunk) can join the B. Sc. Degree (Duration 3 years). B. Sc. (Honours) degree is also offered with specialization in following discipline (Honours duration can be more than 3 years depending upon the college/university/institute):
  •  Physics
  •  Chemistry
  • Maths  
  •  Electronics
  •  Zoology
  •  Micro biology
  •  Botan
  •  Geology
  • Computer
  • Information Technology
  • Home Science
  •  Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Nursing
  • Forensic Science 
  •  Optometry 
  • Bio-medical
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Agriculture 
  • Horticulture
  • Forestry
  • Veterinary and Animal Husbandry
  • Fishery
  • Dairy / Food Technology
  • Fashion Design / Fashion Technology 

Changing the track from Science to Commerce:
If the students realize that he is wrongly stuck in Science stream (due to parents pressure or ill-informed decision), they can take up courses under Commence stream and can opt for following course:
·         BBA/BBM
·         B Com

There are certain courses / institute offering integrated courses leading to post graduate degrees. The pathway to post graduate degree helps the students in various ways. 

Generally, while discussing the courses after 12th, for that matter irrespective of the stream, studying overseas is not discussed. The topic of studying overseas after 12th is altogether a different ball game. It merits separate discussion. Here, the allusion is made just to hint at it so that it can be explored if someone (parent or student) is interested. For some students (may be limited in numbers) the option for moving to foreign country for study is not less than “a dream come true”. Now with bank’s liberal policy for overseas education loan, parent’s financial capacity is not so much important as the student’s capabilities in English Language are.   

Once the Board Exam result (and in some cases, coupled with, the Entrance Test result) is out, students and parents know where do they stand and what they can expect. However, the informed can get better choice than the ignorant and ill-informed. Leveraging the information for meaningful decision is the crux of choosing an appropriate course for better career.