List of Courses After 10th

Are you studying in 10th standard? Have you completed 10th standard? If yes, this article will be of help to you! Here, I’ve listed down some of the best courses after 10th.

Courses after 10th

10th standard is a very important point in a student’s life. In India, it is usually after 10th that most students start thinking seriously about career, professional courses and other high stake decisions!

 

After 10th standard, a student has a handful of options available in front of him/her. Here are some main options available in front of them –

  • Pursue 11th and 12th PUC schooling
  • Take up a job
  • Pursue Diploma courses after 10th
  • Pursue ITI or Vocational courses after 10th

 

Taking up a job right after 10th is not something that I recommend to my readers! If you aren’t facing financial/other difficulties, you should continue education after completing 10th! So don’t run after a job right after 10th, unless it is unavoidable!

 

Because if you look to get hired after 10th, you’ll end up landing an entry level job with low salary. Otherwise you should try to land a Government job after 10th (Army, Navy, Railways etc).

 

After 10th, most students choose to continue schooling. They have three main streams to choose from (for 11th and 12th schooling). They are –

 

I think this is the best step one can take after 10th! Choosing the right stream and subjects can be tricky. But in the end, the effort will be truly worth it!

 

Students may use an aptitude test to choose an appropriate stream and select the right set of subjects. Apart from that, they may also seek help from parents, teachers or friends. A career counseling session with a qualified professional will also prove very beneficial!

 

In the end, a student must focus on his strengths, passion and interest. Based on these factors, he/she must select an appropriate stream after 10th!

 

Let us take a look at each stream. In the next sections, we will find out more details about each stream – subjects, curriculum and professional courses available after completing schooling.

 

Arts Stream: Subjects, Prospects & Professional Courses

There are four main education boards available in India. Students may choose a board that suits them best. The choice shall be made on the basis of difficulty level associated with the boards and aptitude of the student. The names of the education boards are-

  • CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education)
  • ICSE (Indian Certificate of Secondary Education)
  • IB (International Baccalaureate)
  • State Boards

 

IB is the toughest board among the above mentioned entries. It focuses on the concept of ‘how to learn’. Much emphasis is laid on ‘application of knowledge’ and ‘practical aspects’ of learning.

 

IB board is followed by ICSE board, when it comes to difficulty level. Then comes CBSE board. I think most of you are knowledgeable about this board. It functions under the Union Government of India. Difficulty level associated with this board is moderate.

 

Last comes State Boards. Each State in India has its own education board. It functions under the respective State Government of each state. Language of instruction (medium) in case of schools affiliated to such boards are- regional language and English.

 

Arts stream subjects

Some of the important subjects present in 11th and 12th Arts stream schooling are-

  • English
  • History
  • Geography
  • Political Science
  • Economics
  • Other literature subjects- Hindi, regional languages etc
  • Psychology
  • Music
  • Home Science
  • Physical Education
  • Public Administration
  • Mathematics
  • Computer Science
  • Fine Arts
  • Sociology

 

Note: Not all the subjects have been mentioned above. Many of the above mentioned subjects fall under the ‘optional subject’ category. Students have to select optional courses and form a ‘course combination’ to pursue throughout 11th and 12th. Professional courses after 12th and career, to an extent, depends upon this course combination.

 

Commerce Stream: Subjects, Prospects & Professional Courses

There are four main education boards available in India. Students may choose a board that suits them best. The choice shall be made on the basis of difficulty level associated with the boards and aptitude of the student. The names of the education boards are-

  • CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education)
  • ICSE (Indian Certificate of Secondary Education)
  • IB (International Baccalaureate)
  • State Boards

 

IB is the toughest board among the above mentioned entries. It focuses on the concept of ‘how to learn’. Much emphasis is laid on ‘application of knowledge’ and ‘practical aspects’ of learning.

 

IB board is followed by ICSE board, when it comes to difficulty level. Then comes CBSE board. I think most of you are knowledgeable about this board. It functions under the Union Government of India. Difficulty level associated with this board is moderate.

 

Last comes State Boards. Each State in India has its own education board. It functions under the respective State Government of each state. Language of instruction (medium) in case of schools affiliated to such boards are- regional language and English.

 

Commerce stream subjects

Let us take a look at some of the important subjects present in 11th and 12th standards of commerce stream-

  • Economics
  • English
  • Accountancy
  • Business Studies/Organisation of Commerce
  • Mathematics
  • Information Practices
  • Statistics

 

Note: Among the above mentioned subjects, the main ones are- Economics, English, Business Studies and Economics. Other subjects are optional ones. Availability of optional subject may vary from one educational board to another as well as from one state board to another. Few more optional subjects are- regional languages, physical education, multimedia, fine arts etc.

 

I highly suggest my readers to keep mathematics subject. Mathematics is one such subject that will come handy while pursuing professional courses like CA (Chartered Accountancy) training, CS (Company Secretaryship) training, Economics etc.

 

Science Stream: Subjects, Prospects & Professional Courses

There are four main education boards available in India. Students may choose a stream that suits them best. The choice shall be made on the basis of difficulty level associated with the boards and aptitude of the student. The names of the boards are-

  • CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education)
  • ICSE (Indian Certificate of Secondary Education)
  • IB (International Baccalaureate)
  • State Boards

 

IB is the toughest board among the above mentioned entries. It focuses on the concept of ‘how to learn’. Much emphasis is laid on ‘application of knowledge’ and ‘practical aspects’ of learning.

 

IB board is followed by ICSE board, when it comes to difficulty level. Then comes CBSE board. I think most of you are knowledgeable about this board. It functions under the Union Government of India. Difficulty level associated with this board is moderate.

 

Last comes State Boards. Each State in India has its own education board. It functions under the respective State Governments of each state. Language of instruction (medium) in case of schools affiliated to such boards are- regional language and English.

 

Science stream groups

When it comes to Science stream, there are two main groups within it. They are-

  • Biology Group (Physics, Chemistry and Biology as main subjects)
  • Mathematics Group (Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics subjects)

 

These groups, to an extent, ends up determining the career path of a student! A student may choose any one of the above mentioned groups or pursue both of them at the same time. The choice has to be made by the student.

 

The mathematics group is generally known as the A group and biology group is known as B group. Students pursuing both groups may identify themselves as AB group students.

 

Let us now focus on the important subjects present in science stream schooling.

 

Important subjects

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Biology
  • English
  • Computer Science

 

Among the above mentioned subjects, Physics, Chemistry, English and Mathematics/Biology are compulsory subjects. Students have to choose an optional subject other than them. Usually, availability of such optional subjects may vary from one board to another and from one state board to another. Usually, the optional subjects are- computer science, Sanskrit, regional languages etc.

 

Courses after 12th Science (Maths)

 

1 Engineering Degree (B.E. or B.Tech.) courses

These academic programs are 4 years long. The course content is technical in nature. The academic program consists of classroom lectures and practical sessions.

 

Here are some of the notable B.E. or B.Tech. programs –

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronics Engineering
  • EC Engineering
  • IT Engineering
  • Production Engineering
  • Aeronautical Engineering
  • Textile Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Naval Architecture
  • Mining Engineering
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • IC Engineering
  • Food Processing and Technology
  • Power Engineering

 

2 Integrated Engineering programs

Integrated programs combine both Bachelor’s as well as Master’s Degree Engineering programs. The course duration is 5 years.

 

Examples of Integrated Engineering programs are –

  • B.E. + M.E. Mechanical Engineering
  • B.Tech. + M.Tech. Electrical Engineering
  • B.E. + MBA

 

3 Diploma in Engineering courses

Apart from Degree in Engineering, PCM students also have access to Diploma in Engineering programs. Diploma courses are 3 years long.

 

Some of the notable Diploma programs are –

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronics Engineering
  • EC Engineering
  • IT Engineering
  • Production Engineering
  • Aeronautical Engineering
  • Textile Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Naval Architecture
  • Mining Engineering
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • IC Engineering
  • Food Processing and Technology
  • Power Engineering

 

Note: After completing Diploma course, candidates may secure admission directly into the second year of B.E. or B.Tech. program! This scheme is known as lateral entry.

 

4 B.Arch.

Bachelor of Architecture is a very popular choice among PCM students. It is a 5 years long academic program. The academic program consists of classroom lectures and practical sessions.

 

If you want to become an Architect, this course will be of help to you!

 

5 B.Des. courses

B.Des. stands for Bachelor of Design. PCM students have wide variety of B.Des. courses to choose from. If you are creative and want your career to involve creativity, this academic program could be of help to you.

 

B.Des. programs are 4 years long. Some of the notable B.Des. courses are –

  • B.Des. Fashion Design
  • B.Des. Leather Design
  • B.Des. Apparel Design
  • B.Des. Textile Design
  • B.Des. Interior Design
  • B.Des. Product Design
  • B.Des. Accessory Design

 

6 B.Pharm.

PCM students are also eligible to pursue Bachelor of Pharmacy course. Though it is generally considered to be a medical stream course, mathematics group students are also eligible to pursue it!

 

The academic program is 4 years long. If you want to become a pharmacist, this professional course will be of help to you!

 

7 Science courses

Mathematics group students have access to numerous B.Sc. courses. These academic programs are 3 years long, when it comes to duration.

 

Some of the notable B.Sc. programs are –

  • B.Sc. Physics
  • B.Sc. Mathematics
  • B.Sc. Chemistry
  • B.Sc. Geology
  • B.Sc. IT
  • B.Sc. Computer Science
  • B.Sc. Biotechnology
  • B.Sc. Agriculture
  • B.Sc. Nautical Science
  • B.Sc. Hotel Management
  • B.Sc. Electronics and Communication

 

Courses after 12th Science (Biology)

 

1 MBBS

It is probably the most popular medical course available in India. MBBS course is 5½ years long. The academic program is 4½ year long. At the end, there’s a 1 year long internship program. MBBS is the minimum qualification required to practice as a Doctor in India.

 

2 BDS

BDS stands for Bachelor of Dental Surgery. To become a Dentist, one must complete this academic program. This course is 5 years long (including internship).

 

3 B.Sc. Nursing

This course will help you become a Registered Nurse (RN)! The course duration is 3-4 years. The academic program consists of classroom lectures and practical training.

 

4 B.Pharm. (Bachelor of Pharmacy)

B.Pharm. Degree will help you become a licensed chemist in India. The course duration is 4 years. The course primarily focuses on subjects like pharmacy, chemistry, biology and healthcare.

 

5 Pharm D

Pharm D and B.Pharm. are two different courses! Pharm D course stands for Doctor of Pharmacy. It is more advanced than B.Pharm. course! The course duration is 6 years.

 

6 BAMS

BAMS stands for Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery. Unlike MBBS, this course focuses on concepts of Ayurveda and Ayurvedic medicine. After completing this course, one will earn the title of Doctor (Ayurveda). The course is 5½ years long.

 

7 BHMS

BHMS stands for Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery. This discipline aims at treating patients using homeopathic methods and medicine. After completing this course, one will earn the title of Doctor (Homeopathic). The course is 5½ years long

 

8 BUMS

BUMS stands for Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery. This discipline aims at treating patients using the Unani system of healing. The course is 5½ years long.

 

9 BPT (Physiotherapy)

BPT stands for Bachelor of Physiotherapy. This discipline uses massages, exercises and movement of muscles to treat patients who are have suffered injuries from accidents or are recovering from surgeries. The course is 4½ years long.

 

10 B.V.Sc. & A.H.

This course is popularly known as Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry. This discipline focuses on the use of biology and technology to treat and prevent diseases occurring in animals. The course is 5 years long.

 

11 BOT (Bachelor of Occupational Therapy)

BOT course focuses on Occupational Therapy. This discipline is all about using exercises, training, aiding devices, environmental adaptation and equipment to treat patients suffering from physical, mental, emotional and neurological limitations. The course is 4½ years long.

 

12 BASLP (Bachelor of Audiology Speech Language Pathology)

This course focuses on subjects such as – audiology, hearing disorders, auditory systems and speech language therapy. The course is 5 years long (including the internship).

 

13 Other B.Sc. courses

B.Sc. Nursing is the most popular science course among biology students. Apart from nursing, there are many other relevant science courses available in India. Some of them are –

  • B.Sc. Biochemistry
  • B.Sc. Biology
  • B.Sc. Physics
  • B.Sc. Chemistry
  • B.Sc. Environmental Science
  • B.Sc. Biotechnology
  • B.Sc. Occupational Therapy
  • B.Sc. Physiotherapy
  • B.Sc. Radiology
  • B.Sc. Bioinformatics
  • B.Sc. Anthropology
  • B.Sc. Microbiology
  • B.Sc. Zoology
  • B.Sc. Forensic Science
  • B.Sc. Agriculture
  • B.Sc. Pathology
  • B.Sc. Speech Therapy
  • B.F.Sc. (Fisheries Science)
  • B.Sc. Horticulture
  • B.Sc. Genetics
  • B.Sc. Health Science and Nutrition
  • B.Sc. Sports Science
  • B.Sc. Audiology
  • B.Sc. Botany

 

Instead of taking up a job or 11th and 12th schooling, some students opt for Diploma programs! It is not uncommon to see 10th passed students seeking admission to Polytechnic Colleges for pursuing Diploma in Engineering programs!

 

Apart from Diploma in Engineering, other Diploma courses are also available in front of 10th passed students. You will find details about some of these courses in the next section –

 

Diploma Courses

Here are some of the notable Diploma in Engineering courses –

 

Diploma in Engineering programs are also technical courses. These courses are 3 years long. Unlike B.E. or B.Tech. programs, Diploma courses can be pursued after completing 10th!

 

After completing Diploma in Engineering program, candidates may secure admission directly into the second year of B.E. or B.Tech. program. This process is called lateral entry.

 

After matriculation, some students choose to undergo vocational and technical training. ITIs (Industrial Training Institutes) in India are known to provide quality technical and vocational training to students.

 

So if you are interested in skill-enhancing courses, you may seek admission to an ITI and select a good trade! Here are some of the best ITI training programs –

 

ITI courses

 

  • ITI Electrician
  • ITI Fireman
  • ITI Welder
  • ITI Wireman
  • ITI Mechanic
  • ITI Turner

 

 

Check out this section for details on ITI courses and colleges – ITI courses in India.

 

10th passed students also have access to some paramedical courses. Some such paramedical courses are –

 

Paramedical courses

  • Diploma in Operation Theatre Technology (DOTT)
  • Diploma in X Ray Technology
  • Diploma in Radiography and Medical Imaging
  • Diploma in ECG Technology
  • Diploma in Dialysis Technology
  • Diploma in Medical Record Technology
  • Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology (DMLT)
  • Diploma in Ophthalmic Technology
  • Diploma in Physiotherapy
  • Diploma in Anaesthesia Technology
  • Diploma in Nursing Care Assistant
  • Diploma in Sanitary Inspector
  • Diploma in Hearing Language and Speech (DHLS)
  • Diploma in Dental Hygienist
  • Diploma in Audiometry Technician
  • Diploma in Audiology and Speech Therapy

 

Here are some certificate courses available in front of 10th passed students –

 

Certificate courses

 

Useful Links

Here are links to some useful guides for 10th passed students –

List of courses after 12th

List of courses after 12th Science PCM

Medical courses after 12th

Courses after 12th Commerce without Maths

List of Paramedical courses

List of Technical Diploma courses

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