Courses After 12th PCM

Class 12th is the stage in a student’s life where ‘What you want to pursue in life?’ becomes a serious question apart from being asked casually by relatives and friends in everyday life. It is like the junction where many paths diverge and once you delve into one, there is no looking back.

So, it becomes the first step to a future worth all the struggle to choose the course one actually would like to pursue. So here we’ve a list of some courses which promise a bright future and higher chances of growth in the time ahead :


The one couse that is profoundly chosen by students with physics, maths, and chemistry as their majors during high school. This course is itself diversified into so many fields that it appeals most to the students, whether already passionate or not.
The most prestigious institute in the country for Engineering are the group of IITs ( Indian Institute of Technology ), NITs ( National Institute of Technology ), IIITs ( Indian Institute of Information Technology ) and many other government colleges. There are also privately owned institutes like BITS, Pilani ( Birla Instititute of Technology, Pilani) that impart high quality education.
A student can prepare for the IIT JEE entrance exam to get admission in the top-ranked IITs (Indian Institutes of Technology), state level engineering entrance exams and many privately conducted exams to make it to the courses like B.E and B. Tech. Some of the branches of engineering are computer science, civil, mechanical, electrical, IT, electronics, and agricultural. One can easily get a job after completing their B.E /B. Tech course. The average starting salary of an engineer is 3 lakhs per annum.


Every thing we see around, ranging from small 1-BHKs to astonishing and eye feasting malls, old monuments to international trade centers, is a blend of creativity and technique. If you have a keen sense of observation, planning and implementing, then this 5 year course is the key to your next milestone.
Some top colleges for Architecture are IIT Roorkee; Sir JJ College of Architecture; IIT Kharagpur; National Institute of Technology, Thiruchirapalli, etc.
You can appear in the national level examination NATA (National Aptitude Test in Architecture) conducted by the Council of Architecture, for getting admission in this course or get through IIT JEE with an additional test for the B.Arch course. With the rapid growth in urbanization, architects are in high demand. The average starting salary of an architect is 5-6 lakhs per annum.


If you’re not someone looking for a just desk job and looking forward to fly high, then avaiation or the profile of a Commercial Pilot ( or Aircraft Maintenance Engineer) is the answer in the form of perfect blend of science, travel and technology.
Some top colleges for Aviation are Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Academy (IGRUA), Rae Bareilly; Rajiv Gandhi Academy of Aviation Technology, Kerala, etc.
Being in this field, you can find opportunities with major international and domestic airlines, airport authorities and aircraft manufacturing firms.

Ethical Hacking

As eccentric as it sounds, Ethical Hacking earns you the profiles of Network Security Engineer, Penetration Tester, and Security Consultant etc.
Some top colleges for Ethical Hacking are Indian School of Ethical Hacking (ISOEH), Kolkata, Institute of Ethical Hacking and Forensics, Odisha, Arizona Infotech, Pune, etc.
Due to high security needs against malicious activities, and the growing digitalisation in the country, the demand for ethical hackers has grown substantially and hence promises job security in the future.

Fashion Technology:

A very few of us are aware that there is an application of technology in the Fashion world too. Here both the principles of manufacturing and technology are used, to ensure quality of the fiber and the fabric using Computer Aided Design (CAD) software. Those with panache for fashion and a love for technology can apply for this sort of carrer.
Top Colleges for Fashion Technology in India is National Institute of Fashion Technology located in various locations which after graduation direct your way towards branded fashion houses, fashion magazines, fashion houses, film and television industry etc.


Analysing trends and making predictions using the knowledge of Statistics and Mathematics to build data models has become so popular in modern industries that it provides a number of job opportunities to people who do not mind spending their whole day crunching numbers.
Some top colleges for Statistics are Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore ( Delhi and Kolkata ); Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi; St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai; IIT Kanpur; IIT Bombay, etc. which help earn the profiles of Market Researcher, Data Analyst, Financial Analyst in Banking, Insurance, Data Science sort of fields.


For those who have a zeal to serve their mother nation, protect from the evil intentions of the enemies and serve at any cost to nation’s security, the most pretigious career to pursue is Defense which has branches namely, the Army, the Navy, and the Air Force. They can choose any of the three by undergoing varying entry and training procedures.
There are no particular colleges for defense services, you join the NDA (National Defense Academy) after clearing its entrance exam held during class 12th.

Merchcant Navy

While Indian Navy defends the nation at sea, the Merchant Navy serves to facilitate international trade, by transporting cargo, goods, and commercial items across the globe. If you’re someone who would not mind being at sea for days and months, then this is a highly rewarding and an off-beat carrer.
Some top colleges for Merchant Navy are Indian Maritime University, Chennai; International Maritime Institute, Delhi NCR; Coimbatore Marine College, Coimbatore, etc. which prepare the young minds to work across various departments of merchant ship.

Animation & Graphics

It is one of the passion oriented sector which is growing exponentially in India which the increasing demand for professionals in the field of 3D Animation, Digital Film-Making, Animation, Graphic Design, etc. who have love for technology and prevalent asthetic sense.
Some top colleges for Animation & Graphics are National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad; IIT Bombay; Indian Institute of Digital Arts and Animation, Kolkata; Birla Institute of Technology, Noida, etc.

Industrial Design

There are certain fields in designing that require the technical expertise of a science student. The job is to design and manufacture products like Bluetooth headphones, watches, home appliances, etc.
Some top colleges for Industrial Design are IIT Bombay; IIT Guwahati; Indian School of Design & Innovation, Mumbai; Symbiosis Institute of Design, Pune, etc. which help earn the rewarding position in departments of various automotive firms, such as General Motors, Honda, Tata Motors, etc.

Bachelor in Computer Application (B.C.A.)

For those interested in computer science but do not want to pursue engineering can opt for this bachelor’s degree . Graduates from this course have huge scope and abundant opportunities to work as a Software Developer, Database Adminstrator, App Develper etc.
Some top colleges for B.C.A. are Symbiosis Institute Of Computer Studies And Research, Pune; Christ University, Bengaluru; Amity University, Noida, etc.

Bachelor of Science ( B.Sc. )

It is a 3-year bachelor degree program providing a degree in numerous fields like Computer Science, Biotechnology, Mathematics, Physics, etc.

Some of the top colleges for B.Sc. are University of Delhi, New Delhi; Christ University, Bengaluru; University of Mumbai, Mumbai, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi etc. that help open the door to more post graduation courses in the chosen field.

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