Top Courses for 12th Failed Students in India

Failing in 12th standard is not end of the world! But many Indian parents and students thinks so! Come on, just getting schooled is not enough! To excel in life, skills are required the most, not schooling! One shouldn’t be disheartened upon failing in 12th standard. One may apply for re writing the exams or move on with some new courses. Here, I’ll share with you some good courses for such 12th failed students. These courses will ensure that you have a good career. I’m only listing the few ones that I’ve hand-picked.

Courses for 12th fail students

See, it is always recommended to re write the 12th standard exams. But, if you insist on getting the list of courses that are good, I’ll suggest you the following list-


Also check –

Courses after 12th commerce in India

Courses after 10th class in India





In case you are a 12th science failed student, you may use your 10th standard marks and certificate and get yourself enrolled in diploma courses. The various diploma courses are-

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • And more


These are some of the many diploma course that you can do. These courses can be done directly after 10th standard, depending on your marks. And since you failed in 12th class, you may submit your 10th standard’s mark-sheet and certificate to get into this course!



The above mentioned courses are the ‘traditional ones’, for which a 12th failed student is eligible. But here, I’ll list some courses that are relatively new and have good job and career opportunities.


Let’s take a look at those new diploma courses-


Diploma in Marine field

There are different diploma courses within this field. Like- diploma in marine engineering (based on 10th standard marks), diploma in marine technology, other diploma courses like welder, wire man, sailor etc.


These courses have an eligibility criteria of 10th pass. So, 12th failed students may easily apply for these courses and get accepted!


The career opportunities that these courses offer is unparalleled. The salary will be good and the career adventurous!


But before you join any institute offering these courses, make sure that you do a good background check of it. Check whether the institute has been approved by the Government. Also check factors like- the quality of the faculty, the infrastructure and the facilities provided, whether they are following a recognized curriculum and syllabus etc. Join only after examining these things.


Diploma in various computer courses

A very good option indeed. There are loads of computer courses to choose from- programming, graphics design, web designing, app development etc.


There are many institutes that offers diploma courses on these subjects. Usually, these courses are 6 months to 1 year long. At the end, on the completion of the course, students are given a certificate. Good institutes also provide placement in good companies.


The advantage of these courses is that you may start your own business based on the skills you acquire! It is all about skills and making use of them.


But before you join any institute to do the above mentioned courses, make sure that you go through the routine background checking process! It is necessary to select a ‘recognized’ institute. Nowadays, there are many ‘fake’ and inferior quality institutions operating throughout India!


Computer hardware and networking courses

I think these courses are most preferred by 12th failed students. I see many of them enrolling up for hardware and networking courses. Of course, there are some big institutes offering the above mentioned courses. The duration of the course varies between 1-2 years. In the end, students are awarded with a certificate. Depending on the institute, there are also chances of getting placement!


Diploma courses in industrial courses

India’s industrial growth is taking place at a very fast pace. Just take a look at Gujarat, there are some many production industries in this state. So many new ones are formed each year!


With the increase in the number of industries, the demand of skilled workers is also on the rise! Skilled workers like- electricians, welders, fitters, fire and safety personnel etc are in huge demand.


And the good news is that there are many institutes that offers diploma course of these subjects. They offer hands on training and prepare you for taking up jobs in those industries.


There are many institutes that offers courses like- fire and safety, electrician course, welding etc. Don’t be fooled that the career opportunity is limited and the pay will be low! Skilled workers are rewarded well! You may even go to gulf countries, where skilled workers are valued and paid well!



NIOS stands for National Institute of Open Schooling. It has got some flexible schooling programs. Using such program, 12th failed students may continue their schooling and also appear for 12th board examinations. After all, clearing 12th standard is important. NIOS gives 12th failed students an excellent opportunity to achieve this feat!



Suppose you fail in 12th board examination, you may still apply for ITI admission by using your 10th board result! Yes, assuming that you have passed 10th board, you may pursue an ITI program (if you don’t want to waste time after failing in 12th). When it comes to ITI training, you may go for technical or non-technical trades. Depending upon the trade, the duration of the course could be 1 to 2 years.

Arun Kallarackal
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