Top 10 Professional Courses after 12th standard.

School life is something you will cherish all your life, studies, days spent with friends and hangouts. Just after finishing 12th standard you now have a new responsibility to choose a life path or a profession for which you have to wisely choose a stream. To choose a stream you become confused and as to what would be the best choice possible for you.

How to choose a stream after 12th standard.

Our Indian education system demands that the students will have to learn a set of subject till they complete the class 10th board exams.

After passing out 10th board exams the student have to choose either science or commerce as the stream of subjects. But due to consideration of also marks obtained in the 10th standard the sometimes students are forced to choose the commerce stream instead of science due to lesser marks. But it is really advisable to the parents and the students to opt for stream that really resonates with you rather than falling prey to peer pressure, mainstream courses and competition. As each person has his or her desire to follow a particular path. We would suggest that the best decision would be that of a realistic approach with parent and the student’s consensus involved. Parents should not pressurize students for anything that a student is unwilling to follow.

For your reference and help we are providing you with top professional courses available after 12th this will guide you as a lamp post in your path to success.


  • Medicine Course

For those students who are greatly charmed by serving others and want to pursue a career in medicine field and become a doctor or follow a path related to medicine then this post will help you.

To get admitted in the medical courses the student should have opted for PCB (Physics, Chemistry, and biology/Botany) at 12th standard level.

At all India level a CPMT/PMT entrance examination is conducted for admission in good medical college. AIIMs is one the most popular medical colleges in India for a MBBS course or other medical courses.

Below are some of the admired medical courses-

  • MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery)
  • BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery)
  • BHMS (Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine & Surgery)
  • BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery)
  • B.Pharma (Bachelor of Pharmacy)
  • BPT (Physiotherapy)
  • BUMS (Unani Medicine)
  • Bachelor of Occupational therapy
  • Nuclear Medicine Technology
  • Engineering Course

Engineering course is one the most opted courses in India and many students since childhood dream about becoming an engineer in future. The aspiring student for engineering should have taken science stream with physics, chemistry and mathematics in their 12th standard.

Scoring marks in the 12th standard exam is a must that is the first step to an engineering career. Then you have to give entrance examination to apply for good engineering colleges in India. IITs and NITS are considered the most respectable institutions in India.  You have to start working hard from the 10th standard itself.

Below are some of the popular streams in engineering after 12th standard.

  • Information Technology (IT)
  • Computer Science & Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Aeronautical Technology
  • Marine Engineering
  • Petroleum or Petrochemical Engineering
  • Manufacturing process and Automotive
  • Dairy Technology
  • Automobile Engineering
  • Aeronautical Engineering
  • Structural Engineering
  • ARTs Courses.

This is a stream which has the most jobs in India so if Medicine or Engineering is not your cup of tea then there is plethora of courses you could opt in the ARTs stream.

Below are the courses that you can pursue under the ARTs stream.

  • BA Programme with Functional Hindi
  • B.Sc Degree in Fashion, Interior and Textile Design
  • BA (Honours in Sociology)
  • BA (Honours) Economics B.A (Honours) Economics
  • BA (Honours) History
  • BA (Hons) English
  • BA (Journalism)
  • BA (Media & Communication)
  • BA (Psychology)
  • BA – Tourism, History & Journalism
  • BA Economic (Hons)
  • BA Hons in English Economics and Hindi
  • BA –English
  • BA. (Apparel Design & Merchandising)
  • BA (Economics)
  • BA (Economics, English, Politics)
  • BA (English)
  • BA (Fine Arts)
  • BA (H) English with Journalism
  • BA (History)
  • BA (Honours in Political Science)
  • B.A. (Hons.) Economics
  • BA (Hons.) Humanities and Social Sciences
  • B.A. (Hons.) in Social Work
  • BA (Journalism)
  • BA (Mass Communication)
  • BA (Sociology)
  • BA Economics
  • BA English Hons
  • BA Hons
  • BA in Mass Communication (BMC)
  • BA LL.B.
  • BA LL.B. (Hons.)
  • BA Philosophy Hons.
  • BA Sociology
  • BA LL.B. (Hons.)
  • BA LL.B. (Hons.)
  • BA LL.B.(Hons.)
  • BA LL.B
  • BA LL.B (Hons.)
  • BA LL.B
  • Professional Course after completing 12th standard with Science.

So if you don’t want to follow conventional engineering courses but have completed your 12th standard with science stream then you could take up some professional courses related to your stream.

Below are the some professional courses that you could take up after completing 12th Science

  • B.Sc (Electronics Media)
  • B.Sc (Hons) Digital Art & Technology
  • B.Sc (Hospitality Studies)
  • B.Sc – Animation (Distance Education)
  • B.Sc – Fashion Designing & Apparel Designing
  • B.Sc – Interior Designing (ID)
  • B.Sc – Jewellery Designing & Management (B.SC. JD&M)
  • B.Sc Fashion Technology
  • B.Sc in Fashion Technology
  • B.Sc in Jewellery Design
  • B.Sc in Textile Design
  • B.Sc Multimedia
  • B.Sc Multimedia & Animation
  • B.Sc. (Fashion & Apparel Design)- FAD
  • B.Sc. (Fashion Communication)
  • B.Sc. (Fashion Design)
  • B.Sc. in Fashion Technology
  • B.Sc. in Interior Design
  • B.Sc. Mass Communication, Advertisement & Journalism
  • Law

There are many universities that admit students through CLAT Examination, which is extended as Common Law Admission Test.

For students who want to get admission in Bachelor of Law might take up integrated courses with LAW like Bachelor of Arts with law, science with law, business administration with law, commerce with law. These courses are offered by many colleges who provide bachelors degree with integrated course. These integrated courses will be of 5 years duration.

Other conventional way of doing LLB is to complete your bachelors’ degree and then go for LLB. After completing the LLB you have to register yourself at the BAR council in your area and then work under an advocate for some time.


  • Chartered Accountancy Stream.

For students who have opted commerce stream in the 12th standard with eligible marks could apply for foundation course for CA conducted by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

The CA course has foundation, intermediate and final levels. Students can join foundation course after their higher secondary and they should also clear the Common Proficiency Test conducted by the institute for admission to the foundation course. After completing the foundation course you have to practice under a certified CA and then you could start your own firm.

  • Architecture Stream.

The Architecture Stream is one of the most creative fields of all and students who aspire to become designers should take up the architect profession. The profession by itself is in great demand of real estate markets, architects and designers at big construction firms.  

After 12th standard you have give NATA examination and only science can apply for this course. Many good universities give B. Arch degree and IIT and NIT provide B. Arch.

  • Fashion designing as a career.

The fashion industry is really a well developed industry in India now. The finest institute for pursuing fashion designing in India is National Institute of Fashion Technology and National Institute of design.

There are also sub streams under Fashion designing which you could follow like trading and fabric.

You could join garment industry and fashion industry after gaining graduate Diploma or Post Graduate Diploma in Design. The field is highly creative, well paid and respected.

  • Journalism stream

Now days as electronic media is booming in India and many media houses are coming into surface, therefore Journalism course is best option after 12th standard. Candidates interested in this stream could take up Journalism and Mass communication courses after their higher secondary education.

  • Nursing stream

This stream is considered the most service oriented and respected and the aspirants who have zeal to serve to others could take up nursing courses after 12th standard. Entrance exam is conducted at all India level for admissions in Bachelor in nursing courses. There are both private and government nursing colleges available in India. Job opening for government Jobs after BSc nursing is also very high and also you could get jobs in big private hospitals.

Our last piece of advice would be that you should plan ahead of future and career planning should be started right from the 10th board as this is the right time to lay the foundation of the career.