A Quick reference of choices after class 12th


    Students in India need to choose a stream based on their aptitude and grades after completing class 10th. But the chief factor while making this decision is their interest in a subject. A student should always opt for a stream where their interest lies. Moreover, there are plenty of options available for every student in each of these streams – Science, Commerce or Arts. Here’s a brief description of all these streams after class 10th: –

    Students in Science stream have the opportunity to choose from Mathematics and Biology. Thus, Science stream can further be divided into:

    PCM (Physics – Chemistry – Mathematics)
    PCB (Physics – Chemistry – Biology)

    Here are the options exclusively available for the students who opt for PCM or PCB. Some students go for both Mathematics and Biology (PCMB). Such students have both the options mentioned under PCM and PCB.


    Courses after 12th Science with PCM

    PCM stands for Physics, Chemistry and Maths. These subjects along with English are compulsory for this stream. It is suitable for students who have an interest in Maths and for those who wish to pursue Engineering or Architecture in the future.

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


    Courses after 12th Science with PCB

    PCB stands for Physics, Chemistry and Biology. These subjects together with English are compulsory for this stream. Students who have an interest in Biology choose this stream. It is the best choice for individuals who wish to pursue Medical or other related careers.

    BAMS (Ayurvedic)
    BHMS (Homoeopathy)
    BUMS (Unani)
    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
    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


    Courses after 12th Commerce

    This is one of the most popular streams among students after class 10th. In this, students get to learn about the financial and management practices. It is suitable for students who have excellent analytical skills. They can opt this stream with Maths as an additional subject. Other core 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)
    Courses after 12th Arts:
    Gone are the days when Arts stream was for students with low scores. With changing times, this stream has also become popular among students. It offers some exceptional career options to students and is incredibly diverse.

    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 12th (not stream specific)

    Vocational courses are not stream-specific. They allow students to do something different than the usual courses and will enable them to learn new skills. With these courses, students gain practical knowledge and prepare for a specialised career. There are various programs which are fit for students and makes them job ready. One of the advantages of selecting these courses is that they can be taken online as well. Other than that, there are few courses which are not expensive and are of shorter duration.

    B.Des. (Accessory Design)
    B.Des. (Fashion Design)
    B.Des. (Textile Design)
    B.Des. (Interior Design)
    B.Des. (Ceramic Design)
    B.Des. (Game Design)
    B.Des. (Leather Design)
    B.Des. (Multimedia Design)
    B.Des. (Jewellery & Metalsmithing Design)
    B.Des. (Graphic Design)
    B.Des. (Industrial Design)
    B.Des. (Knitwear Design)
    B.Sc Games & Interactive Media from Sheffield Hallam University
    B.Sc Multimedia & Animation
    B.Sc (Electronics Media)
    B.Sc (Hons) Digital Art & Technology
    B.Sc (Hospitality Studies)
    B.Sc (Mass Communication Journalism & Advertising)
    B.Sc in Animation (Distance Education)
    B.Sc in Fashion Designing & Apparel Designing
    B.Sc in Jewellery & Metalsmithing Design
    B.Sc in Fashion Technology
    B.Sc in Textile Design
    B.Sc in Interior Design
    Bachelor in Environmental Management
    Bachelor in Foreign Trade Management
    Bachelor in Foreign Language
    Diploma in Retail Management
    Diploma in Textile and Leather Designing
    Diploma in Human Resources
    Diploma in Banking
    Diploma in Company Secretaryship
    Diploma in Infrastructure and Construction
    Diploma in Marketing
    Diploma in Interior Designing
    Diploma in Entrepreneurship
    Diploma in Hotel Management
    Diploma in Aviation and Hospitality Management
    Diploma in Tourism Management
    Diploma in TV/Filming Courses
    Diploma in Foreign Language
    Air Hostess
    Animation Film Making
    Animation Master
    Advance Diploma in 3D Animation- Expert
    Advance Diploma in 3D Animation
    Advance Diploma in Fashion Designing
    Advance Diploma in Interior Designing
    Advance Hair Diploma Holder
    Advanced Diploma in Digital Animation (Diploma in VFX & Animation)
    Advanced Diploma in Multimedia
    Foreign languages courses


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