List of Best Courses after 12th for Science, Commerce & Arts Students

Courses after 12th for Science, Commerce & Arts

The first step in determining the best courses after the 12th is knowing the available options. It is one of the most consequential decisions in a student’s life. The right course after the 12th can lead to a great career or make one eligible for the desired post-graduation course.

In this article, we will cover career opportunities, the best courses after the 12th for commerce, arts & science students, and vocational courses.

Career Opportunities After Completing the 12th?

After Class 12, science students in India often face only two career choices like  Engineering or Medical. The conventional perception is now changing, with new and innovative course options emerging. Students have also become more open towards new and off-beat courses and options that are presented to them today.

Some of the major points that students should consider while deciding upon the best course for them after 12:

  • Your interest and passion.
  • Understanding of the course.
  • The prospect & job opportunities.

List of Best Courses After 12th for Commerce Students

Commerce is one of the most prevalent streams among students. Students get to learn about financial and management practices. This stream is suitable for students who have excellent analytical skills. Students can opt for this stream with Maths as an additional subject. Other main subjects of Commerce are- Economics, Accounts and Business Studies.

  • B.Com in Accounting and Commerce
  • BBA (Bachelor of Business Administration)
  • BMS (Bachelor of Management Studies)
  • BBS (Bachelor of Business Studies)
  • BCA (IT and Software)
  • Chartered Accountancy (CA)
  • Company Secretary (CS)
  • Integrated Law Program (B.Com LLB and BBA LLB)

List of Best Courses After 12th for Science PCB Students        

In science, PCB stands for Physics, Chemistry and Biology. These subjects, with English, are compulsory for this stream. Students who are interested in Biology and wish to pursue Medical or other related careers can opt for this stream.

  • MBBS
  • BAMS (Ayurvedic)
  • BHMS (Homoeopathy)
  • BUMS (Unani)
  • BDS
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry (B.VSc AH)
  • Bachelor of Naturopathy & Yogic Science (BNYS)
  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy
  • Bachelor of Pharmacy
  • Bachelor of Occupational Therapy
  • General Nursing
  • Biotechnology
  • Paramedical Courses
  • BMLT (Medical Lab Technology)
  • Integrated M.Sc
  • B.Sc. Botany
  • B.Sc. Zoology
  • B.Sc. Nursing
  • B.Sc. Anthropology
  • B.Sc. Radiography
  • B.Sc. Dairy Technology
  • B.Sc. Nutrition and Dietetics
  • B.Sc. Home Science
  • B.Sc. Speech and Language Therapy
  • B.Sc. Rehabilitation Therapy
  • B.Sc. Occupational Therapy
  • B.Sc. Medical Technology
  • B.Sc. Audiology
  • Other B.Sc. Degree

List of Best Courses After 12th for Science PCM Students

In science, PCM stands for Physics, Chemistry and Maths. These subjects, along with English, are mandatory for this stream. Students who are interested in Math and wish to pursue Engineering or Architecture in the future or other related careers can opt for this stream.

  • Engineering (B.E/ B.Tech)
  • Aircraft Maintenance Engineering
  • B.Arch
  • B.Des Arch
  • Integrated M.Sc Defence (Navy, Army, Airforce)
  • Commercial Pilot course
  • Merchant Navy courses
  • Bachelor of Pharmacy
  • Bachelor in Computer Application
  • Bachelor in naval architecture and ocean engineering
  • B.Sc. Physics
  • B.Sc. Maths
  • B.Sc. Chemistry

List of Best Courses After 12th for Arts Students

The arts stream is not considered seriously by Indian parents because people haven’t shown their preference for arts, but gone are the days when the arts stream was not the first choice for students with high scores. This stream has also become popular among students, with changing times. This stream is incredibly diverse, and it offers exceptional career options to students.

  • B.A. (Honors in Political Science)
  • B.A. (Honors in Sociology)
  • B.A. (Hons.) Economics
  • B.A. (Hons.) Humanities and Social Sciences
  • B.A. (Hons.) Social Work
  • B.A. (Hons) English
  • B.A. Programme with Functional Hindi
  • B.A. (Honors) History
  • B.A. (Honors) English with Journalism
  • B.A. (Journalism)
  • B.A. (English)
  • B.A. (Media & Communication)
  • B.A. (Psychology)
  • B.A. Tourism
  • B.A. (Apparel Design & Merchandising)
  • B.A. (Fine Arts)
  • B.A. (History)
  • B.A. (Geography)
  • B.A. (Mass Communication)
  • B.A. (Sociology)
  • B.A. Economics
  • B.A. LL.B.

Vocational Courses after the 12th (not stream-specific)

Vocational courses are not stream-specific, and they allow students to do something different and learn new skills. With these vocational courses, students gain practical knowledge and prepare for a specialised career. There are many programs that are suitable for students and make them job-ready. One of the benefits of selecting these courses is the accessibility of these courses through the internet.

Some famous vocational skills are:

  • B.Des. (Accessory Design)
  • B.Des. (Fashion Design)
  • B.Des. (Interior Design)
  • B.Des. (Game Design)
  • B.Des. (Multimedia Design)
  • B.Des. (Graphic Design)
  • Diploma in TV/Filming Courses
  • Air Hostess
  • Anchoring
  • Animation Film Making
  • Animation Master
  • Advanced Diploma in 3D Animation- Expert
  • Advanced Diploma in 3D Animation
  • Advanced Diploma in Digital Animation (Diploma in VFX & Animation)
  • Advanced Diploma in Multimedia
  • Foreign languages courses

Why Choose The Right Graduation Course after the 12th?                                          

The decision of pursuing any course after the 12th will not only affect your professional life but will also play an essential role in your social life. The most common mistakes students tend to make are choosing the same course as their friends or selecting the course suggested by their relatives & parents. So, before making the final decision, you should go through all the suitable courses after the 12th. Having an idea about these courses will help you in deciding your course.

How to Choose the Right Graduation Course after the 12th?

Students need to choose a stream based on their aptitude and grades after completing class 10th. The chief factor while making this decision should be your interest in a subject. You should always opt for a stream where their interest lies. There are plenty of options available for every student in all three major streams – Science, Commerce or Arts.              

Are You Looking For A Scholarship To Pursue Your Higher Education In India?

Many institutes, universities and independent organisations provide Career Development Scholarships to support students in completing their schooling & higher education. Sakal India Foundation has been working to empower students with Scholarships, Education Loans and Career Mentoring since 1959. 

With the idea of helping deserving students from financially weaker backgrounds, SIF started their Career Development Scholarship over three decades ago. Till now, SIF has granted Career Development Scholarships to thousands of students with outstanding merit. SIF offers Career Development Scholarship to brilliant students who are not able to meet the complete expenses of their education. The CDS scheme will cover students from class 11th to Post-Graduation. The current beneficiary students can renew their scholarships till the Post-Graduation level.

You can write to for any query related to the Career Development Scholarship.

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