Top 10 Courses to Pursue After 12th



So countless sleepless nights and days of rumination over which career to choose haven’t proven so fruitful, huh? Worry not, dear friend, this blog will introduce you to courses you can pursue after 12th that are lucrative and in-demand. Spoiler Alert The list includes courses besides medicine and engineering too.
Without further ado, let’s jump straight into the different options you can go for:

  1. Engineering
    Despite its fame (or rather infamy) for being saturated to a level beyond repair, engineering still remains one of the most sought-after careers. With more than a million students appearing for the JEE (Joint Entrance Examination) each year to get into engineering colleges, you may wonder why engineering is still such a popular degree. The answer is simple: the saturation of engineers is due to opening of thousands of engineering colleges that are not up to the mark. However, completing your engineering degree from top colleges like IITs and NITs is still a sure shot way to success.

Duration: 4 years
Average Starting Salary: 4 LPA

  1. Medicine
    The second most popular degree is one in medicine. More than 1.5 million students appear for NEET (National Eligibility Entrance Test) each year seeking admission into medical and dental colleges across India. The respect and status of doctors is one of the reasons students want to opt for this career. The competition is quite tough though. Students go through rigorous training periods to perform well in NEET exam. But, of course, if becoming a doctor is your dream, hard work will not be a deterrent.

Duration: 5.5 years (including internship)
Average Starting Salary: 7.5 LPA

  1. Fashion Designing
    You’d think fashion designing is a favoured degree among females alone, but the scenario is changing. Even male candidates are opting for it which is a welcome change. From Pearl Academy to NIFT, these premier institutes have a wide array of courses for applicants. NIFT, NID DAT, CEED, UCEED are some of the famous entrances candidates take.

Duration: 3-4 years
Average Starting Salary: 3 LPA

  1. Biotechnology
    Biotechnology is a fast-growing career option. It primarily involves conducting experiments and research to modify living organisms to develop technologies and products that aim to improve our lives and the health of our planet. Biotechnology is usually offered as a B.Sc. degree in colleges across India. However, some IITs offer it as a B.Tech. degree.

Duration: 3-4 years
Average Starting Salary: 4.9 LPA

  1. Interior Designing
    If you are a maths student, this may be an exciting opportunity for you to say no to the engineering route. Interior designing involves enhancing the interior of a building to make it more aesthetically-pleasing, also keeping in consideration any particular needs demanded by the clients.

Duration: 3 years
Average Starting Salary: 4 LPA

  1. Statistics
    With the ballooning of data in our technological world today, organisation and analysis of such data is absolutely crucial. That’s where Statistics comes into play. You should have completed your class 12th with maths as a subject to be eligible for applying to Statistics courses. Also, another interesting fact is that you can become a data scientist (which is quite hot at present) with a Statistics background.

Duration: 3 years
Average Starting Salary: 5.5 LPA

  1. Journalism
    The field of journalism, once considered coveted, has now become a bit tarnished due to reasons well-known. But, instead of complaining about the lack of quality journalism, you could instead be the change you wish to see. You can be the one to bring reform in journalism. Colleges usually offer this under Faculty of Arts.

Duration: 3 years
Average Starting Salary: 3.8 LPA

  1. Forensic Science
    Do you like to watch crime shows? Are you a Sherlock fanatic? Well, well, here’s some good news for you. Instead of simply playing crime scenarios in your head, you could actually make a career in it. Offered as a B.Sc. degree by colleges all over India, Forensic Science has a great potential for those who crave a sense of adventure in their careers.

Duration: 3 years
Average Starting Salary: 3.9 LPA

  1. Agriculture
    Second to medicine, agriculture is increasingly becoming a favourite of individuals from biology stream. With distressing news of unemployment all around, agriculture is one industry that will surely take you out of that worry. If you are a foodie, well, you may not have as much fun as being a chef, but it will be close enough.

Duration: 4 years
Average Starting Salary: 4.5 LPA

  1. Aviation
    If you love meeting new people and to travel, you’d do well in a career in aviation. Aviation consists of many sectors like Airport Management, Ground Staff and Cabin Crew Training, Commercial Pilot License, Aviation Hospitality. The average salaries offered range between 3,00,000-12,00,000 per annum.

Duration: 4-5 years
Average Starting Salary: 5 LPA


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