Courses after 12th PCB


 Class 12th is one of the essential phases of a student's life where they can make or break their future. They must choose the stream wisely, as it initiates the aspirant's career and shapes the future ahead. Mainly there are three streams which a student can choose in class 12th, and they are-

  • Science
  • Commerce
  • Arts

There are great courses that one can do after selecting any of the streams. This article will discuss the courses a student can opt for after choosing a science stream in biology, i.e. PCB. There are multiple courses after class 12th which you can pursue and make your career in. 

List of Courses after 12th PCB

Many new courses are added to the list and have career opportunities at their best, and the employment rate has also increased in this sector. The list of the following courses include-

MBBS: It is an undergraduate degree for those students who want to make their career as a doctor.

The complete form of MBBS is Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery. The curriculum of MBBS includes subjects such as anatomy, pharmacology, pathology, community health & medicine, paediatrics, and surgery.

BHMS: The complete form of BHMS is Bachelor of Homeopathic medicine and surgery. It is an undergraduate course after class 12th, which covers all the medical knowledge of the homoeopathic system.

BAMS: Bachelor of Ayurvedic medicine and surgery is also an undergraduate degree in the medical field, providing knowledge about Ayurveda and ayurvedic medicines. One can also practice Ayurveda medicines at the postgraduate level.

BDS- Bachelor of Dental surgery, also known as BDS, is another field of expertise in medical background. You can complete this course in 5 years, including one year of internship for experience level.

B.Sc- Bachelor of science is a bachelor's degree from a three-year to a five-year course. It is one of the standard courses students wish to pursue after completing class 12th.

B.Pharmacy- Bachelor of pharmacy is a four-year undergraduate course that prepares medicines and dispenses. The degree in pharmacy is also known as Bpharm, PharmD, and Pharm B.

BPT- Bachelor of Physiotherapy is also a four-year undergraduate course that provides specialised knowledge in the science of physical movement and prevents disability and diseases of movement.

BUMS: The complete form of BUMS is Bachelor of Unani medicine and surgery, which is an undergraduate course in Unani medicine and surgery.

Biotechnology- There is a course named Bachelor of Biotechnology that includes every inch about integrating natural sciences and engineering sciences to achieve the application of organisms, cells, parts thereof and molecular analogues for products and services."

Microbiology is a study of microorganisms and their activities because they affect every aspect of our lives.

Bioinformatics is a study at the intersection of computer programming, big data, and biology. It is a course to understand biological data well.

Forensic Sciences: This subject is related to forensic science degree programs. The application of science works in tandem along with the legal system.

Genetics: There is an undergraduate degree called Bachelor of Science in genetics. It is a three-year course that studies the variation and heredity in living bodies.

Nursing: There is a bachelor's degree named Bachelor of nursing, a profession within the health care sector. This course duration is of three to four years.

Environmental Science: This program is related to saving and protecting our environment. It includes a study from every area, including geography, biology, physics, etc. 

List of Courses after 12th PCB Other Than Medical

There are various courses after the 12th PCB which are related to science but not particularly medical. They are-:

Diploma Courses after 12th PCB

Diploma courses fall under this category and are mostly preferred among students who want to join the workforce earlier. There are various diploma courses that a student can opt for after completing class 12th in PCB. A list of these courses are presented below-

  • Diploma in Computer Engineering
  • Diploma in Information Technology
  • Diploma in Nursing
  • Diploma in Pharmacy
  • Diploma in Medical Lab Technology
  • Diploma in Physiotherapy
  • Diploma in Nutrition & Dietetics

List of Courses after 12th PCB: Physics

 There are several courses in which students can make their careers after opting for science in the 12th standard. Those whose primary focus is on physics have the choice to select an undergraduate degree with a period of three to four years.

These degrees include courses like-

  • B.Tech/Engineering

                 (4 years)

  • Information Technology (IT)

                 (B.Sc - 3 years

                      B. Tech - 4 years)

  • Astronomy

                 (B.Sc - 3 years

                      B. Tech - 4 years)

  • Aviation

                 (2-3 years)

  • Hardware

                 (B.Sc - 3 years

                            B. Tech 4 years)

  • Merchant Navy

                 (4 years)

  • BPT (Bachelor of Physiotherapy)

                 (4 years)

                 (3 years)

  • B.Arch

                 (5 years)

  • B.Sc (Bachelor in Science)

                 (3 years)

List of Courses after 12th PCB: Chemistry

There are few good courses in which students can enrol their names after completing class 12th from the science stream, and the main focus is on chemistry. Chemistry is a field that involves the Study of matter and various compounds and their reactions. The list of these courses are mentioned below-

  • B.Sc (Analytical methods in Chemistry and Biochemistry)
  • B.Sc (Applied Chemistry)
  • B.Sc (H) Chemistry
  • B.Sc (Industrial Chemistry)
  • B.Sc (Food and Nutrition)
  • B.Sc (Nursing)
  • B.Sc (Textile Designing)

Eligibility to Study Abroad after 12th PCB

Many students wish to complete their higher education abroad after completing their schooling. Some destinations that welcome students for their higher education are the USA, UK, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and European nations.

One needs to complete class 12th with a particular stream securing a minimum 55% percentage in the respective class.

Top Universities In Abroad For Pursuing Courses after 12th PCB


QS Ranking

Harvard University 

United States


University of Oxford

United Kingdom


University of Cambridge

United Kingdom


Stanford University

United States


John Hopkins University

United States


Karolinska Institute



University of California, Los Angeles 

United States


University College London

United Kingdom


Yale University 

United States


Imperial College London

United Kingdom


Scholarships for the courses after the 12th PCB

A scholarship is a form of financial help for students to complete their higher education further, whether from India or Abroad. There are many scholarships available for students after completing class 12th from different streams, whether it is science, commerce, or arts. Scholarships are provided mainly for students pursuing several programs at the UG level, and these scholarships are provided based on some criteria. There are various types of scholarships that are mentioned below-



Rewards/ Benefits

Post-Matric Scholarship for SC Students 2022, Assam

SC students in Class 11 and above

Up to INR 1,200 per month and other allowances

Dr Ambedkar Medhavi Chhattar Sanshodhit Yojna, Haryana 2022

Students of Class 11 and above

Multiple awards

SOF National Science Olympiad (NSO)

Class 1 to 12 students

Up to INR 50,000 and other benefits

SOF International Mathematics Olympiad (IMO)

12th Passed

Up to INR 50,000, medals and certificates

ISCA Young Scientist Programme

12th Passed

INR 25,000 and a certificate of merit

UGC National Fellowship for Scheduled Caste Students (NFSC)

PhD students

Fellowship up to INR 35,000 pm and other benefits

Medhabruti Scholarship After 12th

Class 12th & Graduate

Multiple Award

Post Matric Scholarship for J&K Students

11th to PG Students

Multiple Awards

Prime Minister Scholarship After 12th

12th Passed

For Male Student 2000/Female students 2250

Nationwide Education and Scholarship Test (NEST)

12th Pass

Up to 50000 

R D Sethna Loan Scholarship 2022

 Class 12th Pass & Above

Selected candidates get a loan to complete their higher education.

There are many more types of scholarships that are given to the students of SC/ ST/ EBC/ OBC and also to girl students.

Jobs & Salary for the Courses after 12th Pcb

You can apply for several jobs with good salary, courses with expected salary are mentioned below-

S.No Course Details Course Duration Average Tuition fees
1 MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery) 5.5 years INR 35,000 – 80,000 Per month
2 BHMS (Bachelor of Homeopathy Medicine and Surgery) 5.5 years INR 25,000 – 35,000 Per month
3 BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine Surgery) 5.5 years INR 15,000 – 20,000 Per month
4 BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery) 4 years INR 15,000 – 30,000 Per month
5 B.Sc. (Bachelor of Science), Botany/Zoology/Chemistry, Nutrition and Dietetics, Biochemistry 3 years INR 20,000 – 34,000 Per month
6 B. Pharmacy 4 years INR 10,000 – 18,000 Per month
7 BPT (Bachelor of Physiotherapy) 4 years INR 15,000 – 30,000 Per month
8 BUMS (Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery) 5.5 years INR 15,000 – 20,000 Per month
9 Microbiology 3 years INR 10,000 – 20,000 Per month
10 Biotechnology 3-4 years INR 25,000 – 28,000 Per month
11 Bioinformatics 3 years INR17,000 – 25,000 Per month
12 Forensic Sciences 3 years INR 25,000 – 33,000 Per month
13 Genetics 3 years INR 30,000 – 42,000 Per month
14 Nursing 4 year INR 17,000 – 24,000 Per month
15 Environmental sciences 3 years INR 25,000 – 42,000 Per month

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