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Career Roadmap!

Spectrum of career options after you step out of school is not parochial unless you don’t explore. Selecting the right career option after class twelve is a consequential step.

Knowledge of prospective careers after class 12 can be a guiding light to chalk out one’s future life goals.


The most common trend is to pursue your higher education with your chosen stream in 10+2.Those who have decided their career just after passing high school go for this option. Another reason is that they have worked really hard for the past two years or so preparing to get into their dream college with their preferred branch.

Those who had opted for science with PCB would prefer to go for MBBS, or other allied medical fields like dentistry, veterinary, etc. Also, biochemistry, microbiology, biotechnology, bioinformatics and pure sciences like botany, zoology, and research in biological sciences might be of interest. India harbors the top institutions in this field with All India Institute Of Medical Science: AIIMS being the most prestigious and coveted Institute.

Check out this link for details about the various prospective medical institutes:

If you’re a non-med student, courses like engineering, architecture, design, Information Technology, and B.Sc in physics, chemistry, mathematics, statistics etc can offer you promising career.

Engineering is a design oriented subject, involving mathematical and logical problem solving with innovation. It is one of the most preferred or say, commonly opted stream of education.

So if you are also thinking to swipe ahead with engineering in your life, here is something to check out: MHRD Rankings for top Engineering Institutes

Along with this, science stream students can keep an eye on the Delhi University as well.


The University of Delhi is accepting online applications for admissions in various undergraduate courses from May 22. From last year, the admission process has been made completely online. This university is known for its flabbergasting cutoffs. But getting admission in the top notch institutes such as St. Stephens College, Miranda House, Hindu College, Hansraj College and Ramjas College can guarantee a secure future and the best of personal development ahead!

Now, apart from these prestigious All India Exams, below are a few other commonly taken exams and the list of colleges which consider them as their admission criteria:

Colleges through ComedK UGET

To see the complete list -> Link

Colleges through MHT-CET

To view complete region wise Institute list -> Link

For the architectural enthusiasts, India harbours the top institutes to excel in this field as well. Admissions in architectural colleges are done primarily through National Aptitude Test in Architecture(NATA 2017). The 2nd Paper of JEE-Main exam is also a prerequisite for admission to the B. Arch programme offered by the prestigious IIT’s and NIT’s.

Indian Institute of TechnologyRoorkee
Indian Institute of TechnologyKharagpur
Maulana Azad Institute of TechnologyBhopal
BITS, MesraRanchi
School of Planning and ArchitectureBhopal
SRM UniversityChennai
National Institute of TechnologyCalicut
R V College of ArchitectureBengaluru
Sir J J College of ArchitectureMumbai

If you’ve completed your 10+2 with commerce, courses like B. Com, BBA, B. Com (Hons), Economics Hons, Bachelor in Business Economics can help you enhance your skills and pursue a career in the financial sector or banking industries.

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) or Bachelor of Business Management (BBM) is the study of trade, commerce, management and operations at an undergraduate level. It includes various other studies such as study of profit and loss and managerial principles.

BBA or BBM programmes are often considered to be the stepping stone course for a career in corporate management.  Several institutes conduct entrance tests for admission to these courses, while some admit on the basis of merit.

Top 10 BBA Colleges

  • Christ University, Bangalore
  • Madras Christian College, Chennai
  • Amity International Business School, Noida
  • Faculty of Management, Banasthali University, Rajasthan
  • Institute of Management Studies, Noida
  • Mount Carmel College, Bangalore
  • Narsee Monjee College of Commerce and Economics, Mumbai
  • Wilson College, Mumbai
  • Lala Lajpat Rai College of Communication and Economics, Mumbai
  • Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies, Delhi

B.Com Programmes

The Bachelor of Commerce degree is designed to provide students with a wide range of managerial skills, while at the same time building competence in a particular area of business. Students are exposed to general business principles taking courses in accounting, finance, business management, human resources, (business) statistics, marketing, and economics.

For a detailed analysis of the related subjects and details of the degree, check out this-> Link

Humanities and Literal Arts

For a student with humanities background, there’s a wide array of skill set and career options for you. You can specialize in English, Political Science, and many more subjects. You can study BA (programme) in your chosen subjects. A plethora of courses is offered by the University of Delhi for students of humanities.

Liberal arts (or humanities) courses have started gaining as much popularity as engineering and medical courses in the recent years. India has several colleges that are renowned for their arts and humanities degrees.

Liberal arts include a number of subjects like literature, history, philosophy, political science, languages, psychology and various social sciences. The top arts and humanities colleges in India such as

  • Lady Shri Ram College for Women
  • St. Stephen’s College
  • Loyola College

offer 3-year bachelor’s courses and 2-year masters courses.

While the cut-off and selection criteria for different institutes varies, the basic requirement for admission to a 3-year bachelor’s degree is for a person to have passed class 12/ ICSE/ SSC in concerned subjects.

Lady Shri Ram College for Women, New Delhi


The women’s college, LSR is known not just for its Social Sciences, Humanities and Commerce courses (it offers a B.Sc. Programme in Statistics), but is also renowned for professional courses like Elementary Education and Journalism.

The list of notable alumni from this college is never-ending. Some of them are Maneka Gandhi,  Union Cabinet Minister for Women & Child Development, Sakshi tanwar, television and film actress, Kishwer Desai, author and columnist, Shikha Sharma, managing director and CEO of Axis Bank, Shoma Chaudhury, award-winning Indian journalist, editor, and political commentator.

St. Stephen’s College, Delhi

St. Stephen’s College, the oldest in Delhi was established in 1881 and has been consistently ranked among the best for both science and arts courses by national surveys by The Week, India Today & others. It was one of three original constituent colleges of the University of Delhi.

The list of alumni from St. Stephen’s is quite a luminary who have become prominent in the field of politics, business, theater, science, literature and sports. Some of them are Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed, former President of India; Mani Shankar Aiyar, MP, former Cabinet Minister; Barkha Dutt, Indian television journalist, columnist, group editor with NDTV; Khushwant Singh, Author Amitav Ghosh, Author; Shashi Tharoor, MP, former Minister of State, former Under-Secretary-General of the UN and Konkana Sen Sharma, Actor.

Christ University, Bengaluru


This private university in Bengaluru has slowly been gaining credibility for its arts & humanities courses as well as other domains such as science & commerce. The arts courses offered include economics, English, languages, media studies, music, philosophy, theology, psychology, education, social work, sociology, theater and performing arts.

Loyola College, Chennai

Loyola College, though affiliated to the University of Madras, is an autonomous college since July 1978.

Its humanities’ departments include Economics, Sociology, English Literature, History, Philosophy, Sociology, Social Work, Foreign Languages among others.

Verghese Kurien, Father of the white revolution, Indian chess grandmaster Viswanathan Anand, C. Rangarajan, economist, former MP and ex-governor of the Reserve Bank of India, are just a few notable alumni of this prestigious institute.

For more details about colleges offering courses in Bachelor of Arts, check this-> Humanities- social science colleges in India

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