Confused? Which Career Options To Choose After 12th?

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Confused? What To Opt After 12th?


It is a critical and career-defining decision to choose what to study after class 12th. Unfortunately, at the last minute, too many students begin career planning and end up choosing paths that are popular but not appropriate to their abilities. It is therefore important to start early and know what options are ahead of you after school so you can make a smart and calculated decision. Because of the lack of timely information, students often miss out on potentially great career choices.

While most of you may be planning to join medical or engineering colleges, after 12th I advise you to consider other career options as well as top courses. I would recommend courses and career opportunities other than medicine and engineering for a number of reasons.

Over 40 percent of nearly one million engineers who graduate in India each year are employable. The remaining 60% find it hard to find jobs because they lack the skills that match the degrees of engineering.

Ditto with medicine: India had more than 225,000 doctors unemployed by mid-2017. More than 55,000 doctors are churned out each year by medical colleges in India. Again, due to the lack of adequate skills, few are employable or lack the resources to open a clinic. Due to low returns on investment in education, the majority are unwilling to work in rural areas.

Don’t get confused about what to opt for your better future. It is very important to know and analyze your interests as well as options available in that field. So choose your field according to your interest.

We have  compiled a list of career decisions in India from a variety of fields:

Well, Known common Courses which are established and we all know about them.


These courses are well known to all of us and are established.

  • CA/CS:

Chartered Accountancy plays a key role in formulating a company’s financial policies and investment plans, and in making business plans for a company’s support and growth. CS is a senior position in a private sector business or organization of the public sector. As CS can be classified as three CS Foundation, CS Executive, and CS Professional Program Categories for Certification.

Institute: The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, New Delhi

Course Duration: 1 year.

You can also pursue basic graduation at the same time.

  • Law:

Law is the study of rules, behavior or procedures for the establishment and maintenance of a disciplined society. Customs, agreements or authority may establish this and enforce it through a set of institutions.


Pass 10 + 2 with any Stream for 05 years of an integrated course.

Bachelor’s degree for BALLB in three years from a recognized university.


  1. National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangaluru
  2. West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS), Kolkata
  3. National Academy of Legal Studies and Research University of Law (NALSAR), Hyderabad
  4. The Indian Law Institute (NLI), New Delhi
  5. National Law University (NLU), Jodhpur
  6. Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi
  7. National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal
  • Hospitality & Hotel management:

In various fields such as hotels, resorts, fast food chains, accommodation and catering, restaurants, etc., a hotel management professional can be employed. After this course, there is a great chance of getting jobs in large hotel chains


10+2 or equivalent exam for diploma and graduation courses


National Council for Hotel Management and Catering Technology, New Delhi.

  1. Delhi Institute of Hotel Management, New Delhi
  2. Dr. Ambedkar Institute of Hotel Management, Chandigarh
  3. Institute of Hotel Management, Catering, Technology & Nutrition at Srinagar, Chandigarh, New Delhi, Lucknow,
  4. International Institute of Hotel Management at Kolkata
  5. Army Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology at Bangalore
  6. Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi
  • Teaching:

Teaching is the hardest job, as the country’s great responsibility is created, but also the most rewarding work can be achieved by the same factor. You need to take B.Ed in order to take teaching as your professional career and then Ed. (Master’s degree). It is India’s compulsory degree for secondary and higher secondary education.

Eligibility :

For B.Ed’s. You must have a bachelor’s degree in Arts / Science / Commerce with a minimum of 50 percent marks. Students must give the entrance test conducted by universities and various educational bodies generally conducted in the month of June-July.

Entrance Exam Details:


  1. University of Delhi
  2. Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University
  3. Jamia Milia Islamia University 
  4. Mahatma Gandhi University
  • Event Management:

An Event is a program, a function, a seminar, an exhibition, a show, a wedding ceremony or even a family party. Event management activities and assignments include event marketing, available costs and budgets, advertisements, reviews, demonstrations and posting

Eligibility :

Students who have passed 10+2 (any stream- Science, Commerce or Arts) from a recognized board are eligible to pursue this course.


  1. National Institute of Event Management, Mumbai.
  2. Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi (
  3. Indian Institute of Event Management, Mumbai.
  4. University of Mumbai, Mumbai.


  • Photography :

Photography is a storytelling art used as recorded events and images of people, places, events, and objects through still photographs. The course is covered in fields such as Press Photography, Commercial, Industrial, Scientific, Medical, Forensic, Business Photography, Wildlife Photography, Fashion Photography, Portrait Work, etc.

Eligibility :



  1. College of Arts, Delhi
  2. National Institute of Photography, Mumbai
  3. The Indian Institute of Digital Art and Animation, Kolkata
  • Animation:

Animation is the process of making the illusion of motion and change by displaying quickly a set of static images that differ minimally from each other. This technique can be used to give life to characters and make them appear as if they were in motion!


Students who have passed 10+2 (any stream- Science, Commerce or Arts) from a recognized board are eligible to pursue this course.


  1. National Institute Of Film And Fine Arts, Kolkata. …
  2. Xavier’s College (autonomous), Kolkata. …
  3. Maya Institute Of Advanced Cinematics (MAAC) …
  4. Arena Animation.
  • Journalism:

Journalism includes preparing written, visual, or audio material intended for public media dissemination with reference to factual, ongoing public interest events.


Students who have passed 10+2 (any stream- Science, Commerce or Arts) from a recognized board are eligible to pursue this course.


  1. Kamala Nehru College for Women, Delhi
  2. Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media, Bengaluru
  3. Lady Shri Ram College for Women, Delhi
  4. Xavier Institute of Communication, Mumbai
  5. Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism and Communication, Bhopal
  • Designing: There are various types of designing career that is perfectly suited for creative people.
  1. Fashion Designing
  2. Interior Designing
  3. Product Designing
  4. 4.Leather Designing
  5. Textile Designing
  7. Graphics Designing

Eligibility :

10+2 passed in any stream


  1. National Institute of Design
  3. Arch College of Design & Business
  4. JD Institute of Fashion Technology, Mumbai
  • Indian Army/Navy/Air Force:

Many Indian students are nursing the dream of joining the Indian Armed Forces! It is one of India’s best-off jobs. Not only does a job in the Armed Forces ensure a good pay scale and benefits, but it’s also one such job that society earns a lot of respect!


Students of the commerce stream can join the Indian Army only after 12th through NDA entry (not the navy or air force).
While 12th science students may appear in/after passing the 12th standard for the NDA (National Defense Academy) examination and join the course right after the 12th and can apply for any branch of the Indian Armed Force.  Commerce students do not have this luxury to apply for any branch of the Indian Armed Forces.
10 + 2 Commerce students may join the NDA only for the selection of the Indian Army.
Commerce Students cannot become an IAF or Indian Navy commissioned officer right after the 12th.


National Defence Academy, PUNE

NDA Entrance Exam Details:


Lesser Known Course:

These Courses are known to everybody but only a few students opt these career options. But the job opportunities in these fields are high.

  • Cyber Security:

Cyber Security deals with the study of potential cyber threats and harms–technical, financial or personal. The course provides professionals with information on a variety of cyber crimes, including infringements of copyright, hacking, illegal mass surveillance, computer virus, virtual pestering, identity threats, phishing and more.


10+2 Science Stream


  1. IIT Hyderabad
  2. IIT Delhi
  3. IIIT Guwahati
  4. IIIT Allahabad


  • Environmental Science:

Environmental science is the area of study that deals with and affects the interactions between the physical, chemical and biological elements of the environment. It is generally considered only natural science, whereas social science and humanities are also included in the study. , Therefore, It’s an interdisciplinary course.


10+2 examination or equivalent with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology.


  1. Allahabad University, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh.
  2. Delhi University, Delhi
  3. School of Environmental Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University
  4. Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.
  5. Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.
  6. Bangalore University, Bengaluru.


  • Psychology: Psychologist is an excellent choice for a highly lucrative professional career. Sometimes people think they are the same profession as the psychologist and psychiatrist, but they are both completely different. A psychiatrist or other physician uses medication for treatment, while psychologists can use speech therapy as a treatment only.


Students can apply for bachelor courses after 12th. For postgraduate (master) courses in psychology, you should hold a graduate degree in psychology from any recognized university.


  1. Lady Shriram College, [LSR] New Delhi.
  2. St Xavier’s College, Mumbai.
  3. Presidency College, Chennai.
  4. Christ University, Bangalore.
  5. Kamala Nehru College, Delhi University.
  6. Sophia College for Women, Mumbai.


  • Rehabilitation Study:

The course of psychological rehabilitation is related to psychological principles for healing patients with disabilities due to injury or disease. This course focuses on addressing behavioral and mental health issues related to injury or chronic condition leading to disability and promoting behavior for positive disability adaptation.


Bachelor’s degree in psychology or should have studied psychology as one of the topics from a recognized university.


  1. Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
  2. Department of Psychology – University of Delhi
  3. Ambedkar University (New Delhi)
  4. Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai
  5. Gautam Buddha University, Greater Noida, Gautam Budh Nagar
  6. Amity Institute Of Psychology And Allied Sciences, Noida
  • Mass Communications:

Mass communication is the course related to how at the same time individuals and entities relay information through mass media to large segments of the population. It usually concerns newspapers, magazines, book publishing, as well as radio, television and film, as these media are used to disseminate information, news, and advertising.


The selection process carried out by different colleges includes interviews, group discussions and written tests for a specific course of media or mass communication at a university, 10 + 2 for undergraduate courses


  1. Madurai Kamaraj University, Chennai
  2. Symbiosis Institute of Journalism & Mass Communication, Pune
  3. Department of Communication & Journalism, University of Poona
  4. Film & Television Institute of India (FTII), Chennai & Kolkata
  5. Assam University, Silchar, Assam.


  • Logistic and Supply Chain:

The supply chain consists of different activities between the manufacture and distribution of materials. Management of the logistics and supply chain includes various sections of supply chain management such as procurement of materials, transport management, warehousing, packaging and distribution, order processing, inventory management.


For UG: 10+2.



  1. National Institute of Export Management, Chennai.
  2. Indian Institute of Material Management Bengaluru, Kolkata.
  3. Confederation of Indian Industries Institute of logistics.
  4. Indian Institute of Management – Indore (PG Diploma)
  5. Centre for logistics & Integrated Material Systems, Hyderabad.
  •  Public Relation:

Public relations are connected with business communication and the building of images. The field is involved in promoting the goals of the organization and through communication maintaining a good reputation in public. It helps to build relationships for news/information dissemination with stakeholders through different sources.


Graduation in any discipline from recognized University


  1. Indian Institute of Mass Communication, Delhi
  2. Madurai Kamaraj University, Tamilnadu
  3. Makhanlal Chaturvedi National
  4. University of Journalism, Madhya Pradesh
  5. Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Indore
  6. Guru Jambeshwar University, Haryana
  7. Kurukshetra University, Haryana
  • Nutrition & Dietetics:

Nutrition and Dietetics are primarily associated with promoting good, clean health habits that can help lead a quality life. The focus is on educating, motivating and counseling people for better routine work and healthy food selection.


10+2 examination in any relevant stream


  1. 1.National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad
  2. University of Bombay, Mumbai
  3. SNDT Women’s University, Mumbai
  4. University of Health Science, Vijayawada AP
  5. Jawahar Lal Nehru Technological
  • Foreign Language:

Learning foreign languages not only enhances understanding of cultures, perspectives, employability but also enhances cognitive skills, a span of concentration, memorization and multi-task skills in an individual.


10th /10+2 for Diploma & Certificate courses. 10+2 with Diploma or Certificate courses for BA.


  1. Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
  2. Central Institute of English & Foreign Languages, Hyderabad.
  3. Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.
  4. Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh.


Latest Courses:

These are the latest courses which have high job scope in future.


  • Artificial Intelligence:

Artificial Intelligence is part of a field of science and engineering where studies and research aim to develop smart computer machines capable of performing human intelligence tasks. It includes recognition of speech, visual perception, logic and decision, multi-language translation, and more. With the help/assistance of robotics, automation and sophisticated computer software and programs, digital bits of data are interpreted and transformed into significant experiences and results.


10 + 2 Science The valid GATE scores for M Tech are required after, B Tech.  CS / AI / IT, Bioinformatics and IC technology


  1. 1.IISc Bangalore
  2. IIT Bombay
  3. IIT Kharagpur
  4. IIIT Hyderabad, Allahabad
  5. IIT Madras
  6. University of Hyderabad
  •  Photonics:

This course is a mixture of optical and electronic technology. The study addresses photons, elementary light particles, and helps you master the techniques of light emission, detection, transmission, and modulation. For this course, those who have a huge interest in science and are curious to know more about it are best suited. In many companies and government offices, a photonist can work as an engineer, scientist, researcher, and professional officer. The work will also allow you to design photonic equipment. Photonics specialists are in great demand worldwide due to the lack of specialists in this field.


10+2 in science stream


  1. The International School of Photonics, CUSAT (Cochin University of Science & Technology), Kerala.
  2. Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.
  3. Manipal Institute of Technology, Karnataka.
  4. Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.


  • Footwear Designing:

The design elements of creating beautiful footwear are taught by a shoe design course. This includes not only the designs but also the selection and use of common footwear materials such as leather and vinyl.


10+2 pass in any stream


  2. FDDI Chennai

 So, these are some of the career options which you can opt for your bright future. Select the career option according to your interest for your better future.

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