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Career Options for Science Stream Students after Class 12th

Oct 12, 2017 13:40 IST
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    Career Options after Class 12th Science

    Gone are the days when students and their parents would brainstorm for deciding what career to choose after class 12th science? As now students have various sources like educational websites, experts and their elders too who can guide them for a better career option from science stream. Science is a vast field and different career options are available for students to choose from. However, students specifically need to know about the career options from science stream, as this will also help them decide whether to choose PCB or PCM or PCMB in science stream and what course to choose after class 12.

    This article will provide information about top career options for Science stream and this will help students to understand which specialisation to go for and what career to choose.

    Medical and engineering are two most popular and most sought career after class 12th science in India. But there are other thriving career options in different domains that promise a successful future for Science stream students. Read here about career options after class 12th in Science stream -

    For a career in medical stream, students need to take Physics, Chemistry and Biology as their main subjects. Students who have interest in Biology can make a career in Medical line and for that, they can opt for courses like:

    • MBBS or Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery,
    • BDS (Bachelor of Dental surgery),
    • BAMS or Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine and Surgery,
    • Physician,
    • Optometrists,
    • Dental Surgeon,
    • Pharmacists,
    • Nursing and lots of others

    For a career in engineering domain, students should opt for Maths, Physics and Chemistry as their main subjects. Now in engineering, there are various streams and the streams further offer specialisation when students go for post graduation. The common specialisations for a career in engineering are:

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    Apart from medical and engineering fields, a science student can opt for PCMB subjects and explore career options in –

    Forensic Science:

    • B.Sc. in Forensic Sciences Engineering
    • Diploma in F/Sciences (Ballistics and Finger Prints)
    • B. Sc  in Life Science, Chemistry, Forensic Science
    • Diploma in Forensic Science (Cyber Crimes)
    • Diploma in Forensic Science  (Computer Forensics)
    • Diploma in Criminology and Forensic Science for Police personnel


    • B. Science (Hons) in Zoology
    • B. Sc in Zoology and Animal Biotechnology
    • B. Science in Aquaculture (Fishery Microbiology)
    • B. Sc in Advanced Zoology and Biotechnology
    • B. Sc in Zoology


    • B.E. in Biotechnology
    • B. Tech (Industrial Biotechnology)
    • Diploma in Biotechnology
    • B. Science in Biotechnology
    • B. Sc in  Biotechnology and Bioinformatics


    • B. Sc (Agriculture Marketing and Business Management)
    • B. Sc (Biochem. and Agricultural Chemistry)
    • B. Sc in Crop Physiology
    • B. Sc in Entomology
    • B. Sc (Hons) in Agriculture
    • B. Sc in Agriculture.
    • B. Science in Agricultural Eco and Farm management
    • B. Sc in Agricultural Statistics
    • B. Sc in Agronomy
    • B. Sc in Agricultural Meteorology
    • B. Sc in Agricultural Biotechnology

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    • B. Sc (Hons) Geology
    • PG Diploma in Geology (Groundwater)
    • PG Diploma in Environmental Geology
    • PG Diploma in Engineering Geology
    • B. Science in Geology


    • Diploma in Fabrication Tech and Erection Eng
    • B.E in Textile Technology
    • Diploma in Textile Tech
    • Diploma in Textile Eng
    • B.E in Man Made Fibre Technology
    • B.E in Textile Chemistry


    • Diploma in Clinical Microbiology
    • Diploma in Clinical Pathology
    • B. Science in Microbiology
    • Diploma in Industrial Microbiology
    • B. Science (Hons) in  Microbiology

    Food Technology:

    • B. Sc in Food Processing and Technology
    • B. Sc in Food Storage, Preservation and Food Tech.
    • B. Sc in Food Technology (Bio-Chemical Engineering)
    • Diploma in Fish Processing Technology
    • Diploma in Sugar Technology
    • B. Sc in Food Preservation and Processing
    • B. Sc in Food Processing

    Conclusion - Medical and engineering are the most sought after career choices after class 12 in science stream but students should always consider other fields like commerce. The top priority for students should be their passion and career goal and remember for science stream students besides these two streams i.e. Medicine and Engineering, career options in every other stream is always open. Students should always explore different domains if they do not have any definite career goal in mind.

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