Every year students complete their 12th with eyes full of dreams. But, without proper guidance, they are not able to turn those dreams into reality. A goal without a plan ends up like a dream only. A strategy to fulfill aspirations is essential for a bright future. So, we bring you a comprehensive list of courses that you can follow after completing 12th in PCM.

After 12th in PCM

    • B.Tech.:

      Becoming an Engineer is the dream of most students who choose Non-Medical stream after completing high school. Bachelor of Technology is also referred to as a Bachelor of Engineering (B.E) in some universities. But the syllabus is more or less the same for both B.Tech, and B.E. so don’t be confused by different titles. You can choose the field of engineering according to your interest. Most famous of them are Mechanical, Civil, Electrical, Computer Science, and Electronics Engineering. You can also choose some unorthodox but interesting trades like Petroleum, Chemical, Industrial, Aeronautical, and Aerospace engineering.  

Duration of Course: 4 years
Admission Procedure: JEE Mains and Advanced
Application Form Submission: Starts around February every year.
Exam Date: In April every year.
Eligibility: Minimum 50% marks in the secondary examination.
Top Institutes:
1. Indian Institute of Technology
2. National Institute of Technology
3. Delhi Technical University (Delhi)
4. COEP (Pune)
5. Indian Institute of Space Sciences and Technology (Thiruvananthapuram)

 

    • Mathematics/Statistics:

      If you love playing with numbers and figures, you can choose to pursue Bachelors in Mathematics or Statistics. Expect to work in leading banks and financial institutions like Morgan Stanley, Mckinsey, Walmart, etc. after you complete your graduation in this stream.  

Duration of Course: 3 years
Admission Procedure: Entrance exam of various universities.
Application Form Submission: Varies for each college.
Eligibility: Minimum 50% marks in the secondary examination with maths or statistics as a subject.
Top Institutes:
1. Indian Statistical Institute (Kolkata)
2. St. Stephen’s College (Delhi)
3. St. Xavier’s College (Mumbai)
4. Hansraj College (Delhi)
5. Hindu College (Delhi)

 

  • Nautical Science:

The course covers both the theoretical and practical aspects of maritime studies. After the course is completed, cadets go on to become professionals in the field, handling roles such as Navigation Officer on Merchant Navy ships. But, Before cadets can assume such positions, they have to go through a year-long mandatory sea service.  

 

Duration of Course: 3 years
Admission Procedure: Entrance exam of various universities.
Application Form Submission: Varies for each college.
Eligibility: Minimum 50% marks in the secondary examination with maths or statistics as a subject.
Top Institutes:
1. Southern Academy of Maritime Studies (Chennai)
2. IMU Campus (Kolkata)
3. Anglo Eastern Maritime Academy (Mumbai)
4. IMU Campus (Vizag)
5. Tolani Maritime Institute (Pune)

 

  • B.Arch.:

Bachelor of Architecture course produces professional architects responsible for various private and government constructions. The study includes the activity of designing models of the building, preparing construction’s blueprint and other physical structure of any land and building. As the demand for complex structures is increasing and the urbanization is happening at a rate faster than ever, architects are always needed in organizations.

Duration of Course: 5 years
Admission Procedure: NATA exam
Application Form Submission: From January to March every year.
Exam Date: In April every year. (NATA 2019 – 14th April)
Eligibility: Minimum 50% marks in the secondary examination.
Top Institutes:
1. School of Planning and Architecture (Delhi)
2. Indian Institute of Technology (Kharagpur)
3. Sir J.J. College of Architecture (Mumbai)
4. Birla Institute of Technology (Mesra)
5. Chandigarh College of Architecture (Chandigarh)

  • B.C.A.:

Bachelor in Computer Application (BCA) is a degree course that focuses on the software side of the computer. As the IT industry is growing, the demand for computer professionals is increasing day by day. This demand is growing not only in India but also in foreign countries. IT giants like IBM, Oracle, Infosys, and Google are looking for talented professionals all the time. The student can work as a system engineer, junior programmer, web developer or as a system administrator.

Duration of Course: 3 years
Admission Procedure: Entrance exam of various universities.
Application Form Submission: Varies for each college.
Eligibility: Minimum 50% marks in the secondary examination.
Top Institutes:
1. Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies & Research (Pune) 2. Christ University (Bangalore)
3. Loyola College (Chennai)
4. Amity Institute of Information Technology (Noida)
5. Kristu Jayanti College (Bangalore)

  • B. Sc.:

This course forms the basis of science and comprises of subjects like physics, chemistry, and mathematics. This course is one of the most sought after courses in India. After B.Sc., there are various options available for the science students, they can go for research, pursue higher education, or join professional courses. B. Sc. students from reputed universities get directly placed in biggest of the MNCs.

Duration of Course: 3 years
Admission Procedure: Entrance exam of various universities.
Application Form Submission: Varies for each college.
Eligibility: Minimum 50% marks in the secondary examination.
Top Institutes:
1. Miranda House (Delhi)
2. St. Stephens College (Delhi)
3. Bishop Heber College (Tiruchirappalli)
4. Hindu College (Delhi)
5. Presidency College (Chennai)

Why Civil Services after Graduation in Non-Medical Stream?

If you want to work for the betterment of your country, nothing is better than Civil Services. It is also interesting that every year more than half of successful candidates in the UPSC Civil Services Exam are from an engineering background. The objective mindset that every student incorporates during his/her study in the technical field, is a big positive for UPSC preparation. Students with a science background have a success rate of 40%.

Moreover, as an IAS officer, you have the authority to create and implement new policies. You can change the world the way you want it to. Instead of working for your own growth only, you can work for the betterment of society. Not just power and authority, but IAS also gives you a chance to build an excellent reputation while working for the higher causes.

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