Best Courses After 12th Science for PCB & PCM | Scientist Courses For 2023

This is a complete guide that covers courses after the 12th science stream (Scientist courses for PCB and PCM students).

Everyone has a moment in their life where they seem a bit lost in what they should pursue as a career. Science students are a bit more lost than others since they have a large plethora of options ahead of them but so little information.

Choosing a career can be a very daunting task since much of our future depends on it. But it doesn’t matter however difficult it is, one has to make a decision on their own and live with it.

It’s okay to make a mistake while making ‘the decision of our life but it’s not at all okay to go in a field we barely know about.

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In this article, we are going to try and give you all the information which will help you in forming the right decision. To choose a course in science stream after 12th.

Scope Of Science Courses

There has always been a common misunderstanding regarding science that it is meant for people who want to pursue either medical or engineering. But this is not the case. Science is a very huge and still expanding field. 

There are a great number of options to choose from. That is why it is important to know about most of these options to go pursue our career. 

The scope of science and its career is huge. People belonging to the science background can easily adjust to any other background too.

Also, people from science are very analytical since their study always requires proof and just not theory. They are also driven to find more and more and go into the depths of things. That is why they are like the cherry on a cake for any team.

Professional Scientific Courses After 12th

There are many professional scientific courses one can pursue after completing 12th grade. There comes a bifurcation when we choose maths. We will be discussing them both. With and without maths.

Courses in Science Stream, With Maths (PCM)

Students who have taken PMC as their subject in their 12th can pursue these courses.


Engineering is a very lucrative and progressive career. If you have an interest in technology and are tech-savvy then it can easily be your go-to career. Engineering again has many types like mechanical, civil, software, marine (Indian Marine University), etc.

For pursuing engineering one has to give JEE or state CET. Admissions are done based on the rank and the marks received. 

There is no way that we can leave our IIT’s while talking about engineering. 

IIT’s are some of the best institutes to pursue engineering from. Among them, IIT Bombay ranks first.

Other top colleges to pursue engineering from are:

  • NIT’s (National Institute of Technology)
  • Vellore Institute of Technology
  • Manipal Institute of Technology
  • Birla Institute of Technology
  • Jadavpur University
  • College of Engineering Pune

Most of the state colleges can give admission based on state CET marks(excluding IITs and NIT’s). But JEE marks are also taken into consideration especially in well-reputed colleges. For getting admission in IIT one has to crack JEE Mains and Advance both.

BCA (Bachelors of Computer Application)

If you are tech-savvy but engineering doesn’t entice you then you can pursue BCA and still complete your dreams. BCA as a field has a wide scope, especially in the future.

Colleges offering BCA are:

  • Loyola College
  • Vellore Institute of Technology
  • Symbiosis College
  • Madras Christian College

Bachelor of Architecture ( B.Arch)

If you are one with drawing skills in your hand and want to pursue something in it, then you can pursue architecture.

In order to pursue it, one has to take the national level test NATA and crack it.

Top colleges for B.Arch are:

  • Sir JJ College of Architecture
  • IIT Roorkee
  • Rizvi College of Architecture
  • NIT Calicut
  • Rachana Sansad Academy of Architecture

BSC (Mathematics)

If being a maths enthusiast sounds like you then you can go on to opt for BSC mathematics. Admissions are based on your 12th mark.

Top colleges for BSC mathematics are:

  • St. Stephens College
  • Jadavpur University
  • Jamia Milia University
  • Aligarh Muslim University

BSC (Aviation)

Is flying your thing? But engineering is not? No worries, our education department got you covered!

If you want to study flying planes but not as an engineer then you can easily pursue BSC(Aviation).

Some colleges offering aviation are:

  • NIMS university
  • Lovely Professional University
  • Thakur College
  • Amity University
  • Bihar flying Institute Bihar


If you like to play around with chemicals and organic and inorganic chemistry doesn’t frighten you, then you can become an Analytical Chemist or Research Associate in Analytical Chemistry or something else. 

Some colleges offering BSC in chemistry are:

  • Hindu College
  • Loyola College
  • Madras Christian College
  • Presidency College


If you love physics and concepts such as gravity, electromagnetic waves, etc excites you and then you can very well be a physicist

Some colleges offering BSC in physics are:

  • Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
  • SRM University, Chennai
  • Shiv Nadar University

The above-mentioned fields give a very basic idea of courses. You can always study further to gain more insight into subjects that interest you.

Courses in Science Stream, Without Maths (PCB)

Not taken maths? Not a problem, there still are a number of courses you can choose from. The first and foremost is-


Medical in today’s age is a plethora of career options in itself. From a neurosurgeon to a radiologist, you can be anything in between. But in order to dive into the medical field, you have to hold your breath and first give ‘the’ medical exam– NEET. 

Though being one of the toughest exams in the country, it’s worth giving and cracking, after all, it’s the ticket to your medical dream.

But here’s good news- there are still some fields in medical which are accessible without passing NEET for example Bachelor’s in Pharmacy, nursing, radiology, cardiology, occupational therapy, and many more.

Topmost Medical Colleges in India are:

  • AIIMS, Delhi
  • Maulana Azad Medical College
  • Christian Medical College
  • Armed Forces Medical College
  • Grant Medical College

BSC (Botany)

If plants interest you more than humans and you actually love studying the whole process of photosynthesis, then botany can be your field.

Some colleges offering BSC (botany) are:

  • Fergusson College
  • Hindu College
  • Miranda House
  • Madras Christian College


If you want to study more about animals and their classification, habits, and evolution you can go for Zoology and become a zoologist.

Some colleges offering BSC (Zoology) are:

  • Madras Christian College
  • Hansraj College
  • Loyola College


If squinting your eyes and learning about the tiniest organisms makes you happy and feels like your thing then you can be a microbiologist.

Some colleges offering BSC (microbiology) are:

  • Madras Christian College
  • Presidency College
  • St. Xavier’s College, West Bengal


Biotechnology is nothing but using already present information and organisms to create desired products for our well-being.

Biotechnology has a good scope in the near future.

  • Vellore Institute
  • Jamia Milia University
  • Amity University


Biochem in easy words is the study of chemical processes in living organisms.

Colleges for studying biochemistry are:

  • Aligarh Muslim University
  • Shivaji College
  • CMS College

Bachelor of Environmental Management

Environmental science is the mixture of every field of science for the study of the environment.

If you ardently care about our environment and want to do something in it then you can easily go for it.
Colleges offering Bachelor’s of environmental management are:

  • Amity University
  • Jawaharlal Nehru University
  • Banaras Hindu University


It is the stream of science that focuses on gathering and interpreting biological data with scientific tools. 

Colleges offering Bioinformatics are:

  • Amity University
  • Stella Maris College
  • Jamia Milia University

Forensic sciences

Is solving gruesome murders by just looking at the murder site on TV your thing? 
If yes, then forensic sciences can be your thing as well.
Bachelors in forensic sciences have immense scope in India.

Colleges offering Forensic sciences are:

  • Kristu Jayanti College
  • Jamia Hamdard University
  • Manipal Academy of Higher education


Genetics as the name suggests is concerned with genes. If you want to go in-depth about everything related to evolution and genes, then you can go for genetics.

Colleges offering Genetics:

  • Jain University
  • Calicut University
  • Institute of Genetic engineering

The Not So Known Courses for Science Students

There still are many courses which are not that known but can garner and carter your interests very well. They are as followed

Diploma in Graphic Designing

Are you the one who loves creating graphics? If yes, then why not pursue a career in it?
Graphic designing in India has a huge scope and can give a good salary too.

Colleges offering graphic designing are:

  • Lovely Professional University
  • National Institute of Fashion
  • National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology

Animation and Design

Are you fond of creating special effects and various other designs for different types of media? If yes, then you can pursue animation and design. It is a career with a good scope for growth.
Colleges offering Animation and Design are:

  • National Institute of Film and Fine Arts
  • Picasso Animation College
  • Maya Institute of Advanced Cinematic

Fashion Designing

Do you want to earn your livelihood by creating clothes and accessories? Then go for fashion design. It is a very lucrative career and has a huge scope in India.
In order to pursue fashion designing one has to pass the NID entrance exam and then some rounds of personal interviews to get admission.

The best colleges for fashion designing are:

  • National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT)
  • Pearl Academy of Fashion
  • Symbiosis Institute of Design

Bachelor of Arts in Hair Makeup and Design

Are you a fashionista with a huge love for makeup and hair care? If yes, then you have a course as well.

Some top courses are:

  • Jawed Habib Hair and Beauty Academy
  • Sandip University
  • LTA School of Beauty

Even if the above-given option doesn’t interest you much then you can pursue commerce or arts or even home science and find your interest in it. 
The bottom line is finding where your interests are and where you can reap the best.

Most Demanded Courses After 12th Science

Even though each and every field in science has scope, there are still some fields that are evergreen and ever-growing. 
Chiefly they are medical, engineering, microbiology, biotechnology, and architecture.

Apart from all these professional courses, you can also enroll in various online courses offered by Harvard, Yale, Khan Academy, Udemy, Coursera, IIT’s and many more to satiate your interest and thirst for knowledge.

Just to explain to you,

These are some free courses offered by Harvard University. One can refer to them for gaining specialization in these areas. These are curated by one of the most prestigious professors of Harvard.

After your bachelor’s you can go on to pursue a master’s and become a scientist of your choice!

Doesn’t that sound very interesting? Yes, because it is! 

But a note- It is also going to be a bit difficult to pursue these science courses. But we believe in you!

FAQ’s: Scientist Courses For PCM and PCB Students

Can I pursue any medical field without biology?

No, you can’t pursue any medical field without biology.

NEET is a very tough exam. Can one crack NEET without coaching?

Yes, you can crack NEET even without coaching with your hard work.

Do I have to crack JEE advance even for NIT?

No, you don’t have to crack JEE advance but just you have to pass JEE mains.

Can I switch my field to commerce after science?

Yes, you can go into any field after science.

Summary: Best Scientist Courses After 12th For Science

Many students become very anxious when they can’t find what to pursue. Therefore it is very important that one must know about the career options we have and then decide patiently.
Most of us select a career just by looking at the payscale but forget that we have to study and work in it. 
A word of advice– Select a career YOU are interested in, not your relatives, friends, family, or neighbors.

We have more courses for you and would request you to keep visiting NSDRC for more info.

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Last but not least, All the best, rock it!

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