Top Medical Courses After 12th Science

Have you completed 12th Science with PCB subjects? Do you want to pursue a good medical course? If yes, this article will be of help to you. Here, you will be reading about the best medical courses after 12th.

Medical courses after 12th

What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when talking about medical courses? MBBS and BDS? That’s it? Well, there are many more medical courses, which you are eligible to pursue after 12th Science! You may also check – courses after 12th commerce stream.

 

Medical courses can be pursued by students who have completed 12th Science with PCB subjects. PCB subjects together makes the ‘Biology group’. Biology group is also popularly known as ‘B’ group among students.

 

Apart from MBBS and BDS, there also exists numerous medical courses. Some such courses are – nursing, ayurveda, homeopathy, unani, science courses (B.Sc.), teacher training courses, paramedical courses and other diploma courses. Also check – top courses after 12th Science stream.

 

Note: The core ‘medical courses’ available in India are – MBBS, BDS, MDS, MD, MS and other PG and advanced medical education programs. The other courses which are typically branded as medical courses are usually allied health science courses, paramedical courses, nursing courses, physiotherapy courses etc.

 

In this post, by the term ‘medical courses after 12th’, I’ve dealt with all of these programs, which are closely-related or somewhat-related to the field of medical studies. For example, in India, it is not uncommon to see nursing programs being labelled as medical courses! Similarly, even allied health sciences programs are branded as medical programs! So in this post, you will find all of these programs listed in a systematic manner. For an exhaustive list of PCB courses (medical & non-medical), check out this list – PCB courses after 12th science.

 

Let us check out the best medical courses available in India –

 

List of medical courses after 12th Science

 

1 Medical & Dental courses

Sr No Name of the course
1 MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery)
2 BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery)

 

Eligibility criteria: Candidates who have passed 12th Science with Physics, Chemistry & Biology subjects are eligible to pursue MBBS & BDS programs. Apart from that, a candidate must also crack relevant medical entrance exam like the NEET to secure admission into a good medical or dental college.

 

Duration: MBBS – 5.5 years, BDS – 5 years. The duration mentioned here is inclusive of the internship period.

 

2 Alternative Medicine courses

Sr No Name of the alternative medicine course
1 BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine & Surgery)
2 BHMS (Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine & Surgery)
3 BUMS (Bachelor of Unani Medicine & Surgery)
4 BNYS (Bachelor of Naturopathy & Yogic Sciences)

 

Eligibility criteria: Candidates who have passed 12th Science with Physics, Chemistry & Biology subjects are eligible to pursue alternative medicine courses listed above.

 

Duration: BAMS – 5.5 years, BHMS – 5.5 years, BUMS – 5.5 years & BNYS – 5.5 years. The course duration provided here also includes the internship period.

 

3 Physiotherapy courses

Sr No Name of the physiotherapy Course
1 BPT (Bachelor of Physiotherapy)
2 Diploma in Physiotherapy

 

Eligibility criteria: Candidates who have passed 12th Science with Physics, Chemistry & Biology subjects are eligible to apply for BPT (Bachelor of Physiotherapy) admission. One must also crack relevant entrance exam to secure admission into a reputed physiotherapy college in India.

 

Duration: BPT course lasts for a period of 4.5 years. This duration also includes the mandatory internship period.

 

4 Nursing courses

Sr No Name of the nursing course
1 B.Sc. Nursing
2 B.Sc. Nursing (Post Basic)
3 GNM (General Nursing & Midwifery)
4 ANM (Auxiliary Nursing & Midwifery)

 

Eligibility criteria: Candidates who have passed 12th Science with Physics, Chemistry & Biology subjects are eligible to pursue B.Sc. Nursing course.

  • Candidates who have completed GNM program are eligible to pursue B.Sc. Nursing (Post Basic) program.
  • Candidates who have passed 12th standard or those who possess R.ANM certification are eligible to pursue GNM course.
  • Candidates who have passed 12th standard with science or arts stream subjects are eligible to pursue ANM course.

 

Duration: B.Sc. Nursing – 4 years, B.Sc. Nursing (PB) – 2 years, GNM – 3 years & ANM – 2 years.

 

5 Allied Health Sciences courses

Sr No Name of the course
1 B.Sc. Medical Laboratory Technology
2 B.Sc. Medical Imaging Technology
3 B.Sc. Medical Record Technology
4 B.Sc. Cardiovascular Technology
5 B.Sc. Operation Theatre Technology
6 B.Sc. Anaesthesia Technology
7 B.Sc. Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
8 B.Sc. Emergency Medicine Technology
9 B.Sc. Dialysis Technology
10 B.Sc. Optometry
11 B.Sc. Occupational Therapy
12 B.Sc. Respiratory Therapy
13 B.Sc. Perfusion Technology
14 B.Sc. Prosthetics & Orthotics
15 B.Sc. Sports Science and Exercise
16 B.Sc. Psychology
17 BASLP (Bachelor of Audiology & Speech Language Pathology)
18 B.Sc. Physician Assistant
19 B.Sc. Nuclear Medicine Technology
20 B.Sc. Radiotherapy Technology
21 B.Sc. Cardiac Care Technology
22 B.Sc. Ophthalmic Technology

 

Eligibility criteria: Candidates who have passed 12th Science with Physics, Chemistry & Biology subjects are eligible to pursue allied health sciences programs in India.

 

Duration: Most of the allied health care programs last for a period of 4 years (including internship period). Some of these courses even last for 4.5-5 years. On the other hand, courses like B.Sc. Physician Assistant & B.Sc. Psychology lasts for a period of just 3 years.

 

6 Veterinary & Fisheries Science courses

Sr No Name of the course
1 B.V.Sc. & AH (Bachelor of Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry)
2 B.F.Sc. (Bachelor of Fisheries Science)

 

Eligibility criteria: Candidates who have passed 12th Science with Physics, Chemistry & Biology subjects are eligible to apply for B.V.Sc. & AH as well as B.F.Sc. admission in India. One must also crack relevant entrance examination to secure admission into a good college.

 

Duration: B.V.Sc. & AH – 5.5 years (includes the internship period), B.F.Sc. – 4 years.

 

7 Pharmacy courses

Sr No Name of the pharmacy course
1 B.Pharm. (Bachelor of Pharmacy)
2 D.Pharm. (Diploma in Pharmacy)
3 Pharm D (Doctor of Pharmacy)
4 D.Pharm. (Ayurveda)
5 D.Pharm. (Homeopathy)

 

Eligibility criteria: Candidates who have passed 12th standard with science stream subjects are eligible to pursue B.Pharm. & Pharm D programs. To get admission into a good college, one must also take part in relevant entrance examination.

 

Duration: B.Pharm. – 4 years & Pharm D – 6 years.

 

8 Paramedical courses

Sr No Name of the paramedical course
1 Diploma in Pharmacy
2 Diploma in Pharmacy (Ayurveda)
3 Diploma in Pharmacy (Homeopathy)
4 Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology
5 Diploma in Physiotherapy
6 Diploma in Operation Theatre Technology
7 Diploma in Medical Imaging Technology
8 Diploma in X-Ray Technology
9 Diploma in Radiography
10 GNM (General Nursing & Midwifery)
11 ANM (Auxiliary Nursing & Midwifery)
12 Diploma in Emergency Care Technology
13 Diploma in Dialysis Technology
14 Diploma in Occupational Therapy
15 Diploma in Anaesthesia Technology
16 Diploma in Veterinary Assistant
17 Diploma in Dental Hygienist
18 Diploma in Radiography
19 Diploma in ECG Technology
20 Diploma in CT Scan Technology
21 Diploma in Dental Assistant
22 Diploma in Community Healthcare
23 Diploma in Medical Record Technology
24 Diploma in Blood Bank Technology
25 Diploma in Ophthalmic Technology
26 Diploma in Rural Healthcare
27 Diploma in Sanitary Worker
28 Diploma in Nursing Assistant
29 Diploma in Radiological Techniques
30 Diploma in Neuro Technology
31 Diploma in Cardiovascular Technician
32 Diploma in Dental Mechanics
33 Diploma in Dental Hygiene
34 Diploma in Optometry
35 Diploma in Pharmacy (Veterinary)
36 Diploma in Multi-purpose Health Worker
37 Diploma in Cath Lab Technology
38 Diploma in Naturopathy & Yogic Science
39 Diploma in Dental Lab Technician
40 Diploma in Orthopaedic Technician
41 Diploma in Food & Nutrition

 

Eligibility criteria: The minimum educational qualification required to pursue a diploma level paramedical course is – passed 10th or 12th standard from a recognized board. These criteria may vary slightly from one institute/course to another.

 

Duration: Generally, the course duration could be anywhere between 2 to 3 years.

 

9 B.Sc. courses

Sr No Name of the B.Sc. Course
1 B.Sc. Biology
2 B.Sc. Botany
3 B.Sc. Zoology
4 B.Sc. Biotechnology
5 B.Sc. Physics
6 B.Sc. Chemistry
7 B.Sc. Biochemistry
8 B.Sc. Bioinformatics
9 B.Sc. Anthropology
10 B.Sc. Microbiology
11 B.Sc. Genetics
12 B.Sc. Health Science & Nutrition
13 B.Sc. Agriculture
14 B.Sc. Horticulture
15 B.Sc. Sericulture
16 B.Sc. Forestry
17 B.Sc. Physics
18 B.Sc. Chemistry

 

Eligibility criteria: Candidates who have passed 12th Science with Physics, Chemistry & Biology subjects are eligible to pursue biology stream-based B.Sc. courses.

 

Duration: A general B.Sc. course is 3 years long. On the other hand, a B.Sc. (Hons) program lasts for a period of 4 years.

State-wise list of medical courses after 12th science in India

Sr No Name of the state/UT
1 Medical courses after 12th science in Andhra Pradesh
2 Medical courses after 12th science in Assam
3 Medical courses after 12th science in Bihar
4 Medical courses after 12th science in Chhattisgarh
5 Medical courses after 12th science in Delhi
6 Medical courses after 12th science in Gujarat
7 Medical courses after 12th science in Haryana
8 Medical courses after 12th science in Himachal Pradesh
9 Medical courses after 12th science in Jharkhand
10 Medical courses after 12th science in Karnataka
11 Medical courses after 12th science in Kerala
12 Medical courses after 12th science in Maharashtra
13 Medical courses after 12th science in MP
14 Medical courses after 12th science in Odisha
15 Medical courses after 12th science in Punjab
16 Medical courses after 12th science in Rajasthan
17 Medical courses after 12th science in Tamil Nadu
18 Medical courses after 12th science in Telangana
19 Medical courses after 12th science in Uttar Pradesh
20 Medical courses after 12th science in Uttarakhand
21 Medical courses after 12th science in West Bengal
Arun Kallarackal
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23 thoughts on “Top Medical Courses After 12th Science”

  1. My daughter is studying in Class 10th CBSE board . Her performance was 9.2 CGPA.
    I am worried about her career, she is trying hard but as a father I have a doubt that she will be able to get thru in MBBS course program, since competition is so tough.

    Request you to please suggest me what all best courses are available after MBBS for her. She wants to peruse her career in medical field only.

  2. I need advice . I passed class 12 this year. My main moto is to become successfull . My stream is sci.bio please suggest me best carrier option in sci.
    I want to do MBBS but the preparations never satisfies me for the neet exam.any option ? To do my graduation from another field and prepare for neet exam?

  3. 12th standard is the last stage of a student’s school life. After 12th standard, a student has to decide his path and his career. This step has to be taken after lots of planning and thinking. You just can’t afford to choose what to do after 12th standard carelessly.

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