10 Best Professional Courses To Pursue After Class 12

Leaving the comfort of school life is difficult for a student to say the least. Add to that the responsibility of choosing a career path and you perfect stress recipe. With this list of 10 best professional courses in India, we hope that your confusion will be removed.

Created On: May 31, 2017 14:47 IST
Modified On: Sep 22, 2017 12:49 IST
10 Best Professional Courses To Pursue After Class 12
10 Best Professional Courses To Pursue After Class 12

Unlike what your parents tell you, success in 12 board exams doesn't guarantee a lifetime of fulfilment. The real struggle starts from there and the initial one being, choosing a perfect course for yourself. While you have many people to help you in making the decision, the final call has to and should be taken you. It is important to know what professional course you should take up, depending upon your aptitude and inclinations. Here, we help you to do the same:

Bachelor Of Technology (B. Tech)

As the name suggests, B. Tech is the study of technology. In India, a student has to take up science (Physics, Chemistry and Maths) to be eligible for the entrance test, qualifying which, he gets the admission into a B. Tech college. This is a four-year course after which the student gets a B. Tech degree in his chosen stream.

Major B Tech Streams:
Electronics and communication, Information technology, Mechanical, Civil, Mechatronics, Electrical and electronics, Environmental, Architecture and Construction, Computer, Marine, Automobile, Aeronautical, Aerospace, Telecommunication, Electronics and communication.

Average fresher salary: 2-5 Lakhs

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)

If you want to serve people and have a inherent desire to help those in distress, Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery is the perfect option for you. Just like B.Tech, an MBBS aspirant needs to be a science student in higher secondary school. However, instead of Maths, the student needs to have studied biology. The admission happens through entrance test. A student can sit for multiple medical exams organized country-wide by individual states. All India Institute Of Medical Science (AIIMS) is considered to be the best college in country for medical studies.

Other Medical Courses:
BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery), BHMS (Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine & Surgery), BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery), B.Pharma (Bachelor of Pharmacy), BPT (Physiotherapy), BUMS (Unani Medicine), Bachelor of Occupational therapy
Average fresher salary: 25,000

Bachelor of Architecture (B. Arch)

Bachelor of Architecture teaches students about architectural theory, history and practice. They learn to draw and develop designs based on the surrounding environment. Main entrance exam for architecture in the country is NATA (National Aptitude Test For Architecture) for which a student needs to do class 12 from a recognized board with at least 50 per cent marks and maths as a compulsory subject. Best colleges in the country for B. Arch are: NIT, IIT, JNTU and CEPT.

Average fresher salary: 25,000

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

BBA is a degree awarded to a person for business administration. To pursue BBA, a candidate has to pass class 12 from a recognized university. BBA develops the person's managerial abilities by providing a broader perspective through information of every business function. You might have to give an entrance test or may get admitted directly on merit basis as per eligibility criteria of the university. Delhi University, Alliance Business Academy, Symbiosis Centre for Management Studies are some of the famous colleges for BBA.

Average fresher salary: 22,000

Chartered Accountancy (CA)

The Chartered Accountancy Course and Profession in India is regulated by The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI). Companies frequently want people who can assist them with financial matters and tax concerns. This is what makes the job of a CA so important. There are four levels a person has to cross to become a CA. These are:

Common Proficiency Test (CPT)
Integrated Professional Competence Course (IPCC)/IPCE
Three years Articleship/ Training under a Practicing CA
CA Final

Average fresher salary: 60,000

Bachelor of Laws (LLB)

Pursuing a degree in law is a good way  to give back to the society by ensuring order is maintained. It is a myth that you need to do graduation to be able to pursue degree in law. As a matter of fact, there are multiple colleges which allow students to take up integrated courses in law. It is a 3 year course and deals with the various aspects of Law and the Indian Penal Code (IPC). The students have a choice of specializing in civil or criminal law stream according to the interest at the end of the program. The entrance happens through an entrance test, which is usually followed by a group discussion and interview. Major entrance exams for law in the country are: Common Law Admission Test (CLAT), Law School Admission Test, NALSAR Entrance Test, NLU Delhi Exam Notification etc.

Average fresher salary: 25,000

Bachelor in Design

If you are passionate about designing clothes and understanding various kinds of textiles. The course is based on the idea of creating designs which balance global fashion aesthetics with Indian sentiments. In tandem with the shifts in the industry where design has become even more significant, the students are trained to anticipate and address relevant concerns and issues. Most popular colleges to pursue this degree are: NIFT and Pearl Academy, admission in which happens through an entrance test and interview.  Other important courses in the field of design are:
Bachelor of design in leather, accessory, textile, knitwear and  fashion communication.

Average fresher salary: 20,000

Journalism and Mass Communication

With creation of content on mega scale, what also needs to be done is broadcasting. This is what journalism and media courses will teach you. These are aptitude based courses and you can be of any stream to pursue them at graduation level. Mostly, there are entrance tests which need to be given to get into colleges. The best colleges in the country for journalism are: Lady Sri Ram College,  Asian College Of Journalism, Indian Institute of Mass Communication etc.

Average fresher salary: 18,000

Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA)

Bachelor of Computer Applications is a course you should pursue if you want to make a career in IT industry. The scope in this field is tremendous owing to the growth of technology in the world. More than 1000 institutions provide BCA courses in India with an annual intake of more than 50,000 students. Eligibility for this course is passing class 12 from a recognized board with English as a compulsory subject. SRM University, Delhi University and Symbiosis College are main colleges for the course.

Average fresher salary: 23,000

Bachelor Of Social Work (BSW)

Anyone who is keen on helping the society with their work, this degree can be a very fulfilling one. The perks of being a social worker go beyond the pay and remunerations. The best institutes to pursue BSW are: Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Department of Social work, University of Delhi, Madras School of Social Work, Department of Social Work and Jamia Millia Islamia.

Average fresher salary: 18,000

We hope that with the details of courses, colleges and average salaries, it will now be easy for you to take the decision. You can reach out to a career advisor or someone who is experienced in the field for better understanding of academics.


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