How to choose career after 12th?
How to choose career after 12th?
The Right Steps
To Make the Right Career Choice
The most frequently asked question, by every generation of students undergoing the 12th grade is “What will I take up after 12th? (How to choose career after 12th?)” This question hits pretty hard to lakhs of students in India or anywhere and, the confusion is regarding the career prospects, job opportunities, to opt for passion over preference or vice versa. Counsellors and influencers say that lack of proper information about courses along with prospects available is responsible for such confusions. Given the various options such as science, commerce and arts available in which students can find a suitable core to pursue after their 12th, they find difficulty in proceeding to choose their future thereafter. Choosing a course will never be a seamless option rather it requires a high motivation to choose based on interests and goals being the prime factors that push individuals to pick the right one among the range of courses available viz. engineering, architecture, law, applied science, design, business studies, managements, behavioural and social sciences, media, economics, humanities and more. All that matters is to take The Right Steps To Make the Right Career Choice.
The basic options available are too wide, so one can’t say that they don’t have enough choices. The table below shows various courses available for under graduation after 12th grade. (How to choose career after 12th?)
BBA- Bachelor of Business Administration
BMS- Bachelor of Management Science
BFA- Bachelor of Fine Arts
BEM- Bachelor of Event Management
Integrated Law Course- BA + LL.B
BJMC- Bachelor of Journalism and Mass Communication
BFD- Bachelor of Fashion Designing
BSW- Bachelor of Social Work
BBS- Bachelor of Business Studies
BTTM- Bachelor of Travel and Tourism Management
B.Sc- Interior Design
B.Sc.- Hospitality and Hotel Administration
Bachelor of Design (B. Design)
Bachelor of Performing Arts
BA in History
BE/B.Tech– Bachelor of Technology
B.Arch- Bachelor of Architecture
BCA- Bachelor of Computer Applications
B.Sc.- Information Technology
BPharma- Bachelor of Pharmacy
B.Sc- Interior Design
BDS- Bachelor of Dental Surgery
Animation, Graphics and Multimedia
B.Sc.– Nutrition & Dietetics
BPT- Bachelor of Physiotherapy
B.Sc- Applied Geology
BA/B.Sc. Liberal Arts
B.Com- Bachelor of Commerce
BA (Hons.) in Economics
Integrated Law Program- B.Com LL.B.
Integrated Law Program- BBA LL.B
Science is the most popular stream, offering a wide range of practical & technical courses. Under the technical course Bachelors in technology, B.Tech is very popular which offers a variety of specializations to choose from after the 12th grade. Here are some of the UG courses in technology for students who have completed their secondary education in science stream:
How to choose career after 12th?
It is very important to make a right choice at the right time. Do you want to be sitting in a closed space, a cubicle, hating absolutely every aspect of your job and sit there counting your days realizing you have made a huge mistake career wise. You wouldn’t believe there are a number of students who realize this all too late. Therefore a wise decision is to start early, understand your interests, passions and abilities and head on towards mapping a promising career for yourselves and lead a successful life.
Recognize your strength and accept your weaknesses
It’s important to figure out what “You” want to do at an early stage in life and prepare yourself to excel in it. This is not about your friends, your parents or your relatives, it’s all about you. It should not be a decision made under pressure. You choose it at your own time without any deception. You cannot choose a certain stream just because your family/friends pushed you to do so. They have no right to play with your future interests. All these decisions can be made easier once you come to terms with your strengths and weaknesses. Do a SWOT analysis, but with the willingness to be totally honest about yourself. The results are personal, so you don’t have to worry about people finding out. This way you can figure out your current strengths, weaknesses, threats to your goals and figure out your opportunities achievable based on the analysis. And after coming to a conclusion, all you’d need to do is reach out and put your best efforts to achieve success.
The same technique can be used to understand whether your dream institution is worth it, based on its pros and cons tabulated into a SWOT format for analysis as shown below:
Further there are a few things one should understand, board exams do cause a lot of stress, but relax and be assured you will have a lot of chances to prove yourself in this growing world. There are literally a plethora of courses in India that can be chosen based on your passion, interests and abilities. In today’s world there are a lot of out-of-the-box vocations that take you to a bright career ahead. All you have to do is research on the various career opportunities and pick out the best colleges, best courses accordingly. Thus, there is an endless sea of choices for you to choose a course after the board exams, but keep the following things in mind:
- Whatever grades you get and even if you don’t have a clear idea, fear not. In this case, the best thing to do is join a good college and pursue a bachelor’s degree of your choice which gives you 3 to 4 years to mull over your things for your future while you work hard and indulge in internships, implant training etc. and become a semi-professional.
- Always choose a degree and don’t get carried over brand exposure of a college. At the end of a course, what matters most is what you’ve learnt and achieved, not the place that helped you do so. A college brand can only take you so far, the main performance lies in your hands. So choose the right field over the brand.
- Don’t take a break. Dropping a year to study for entrance exams is not a practical idea.in case you did not make the first go, even if you think you should study all year to try again, it’s not a sure thing. It’s better to pursue a degree so that you have a fall back career, this way you wouldn’t have wasted a year and hence no regrets.
- Know your options. Learn about each one. Entering into the next phase after schooling requires some planning and compilation of interests and thought on what could satisfy that interest. This requires research from your part – on the right choice on your core subject and the college to provide you with the right opportunities.
- Explore and shortlist. Your job is not only to research, but also to come to a final & practical conclusion to what you’re going to do and where that is going to be. Because one can’t do the exploring forever. Shortlist and decide.
- Finally….follow through, without hesitation.
Therefore when it comes to choosing an institution, it should be able to provide all round development and empower every student with academic excellence. VIT, has emerged as one of the premier Institutes of the country, being acknowledged as the best private institution according to NIRF 2020, provides holistic education which in addition to enhancing academic credentials, instil essential life skills to succeed in this competitive world.
Thirty five years ago, Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT), led by Founder and Chancellor Dr. G Viswanathan, was a humble venture envisioned to create technically skilled young minds, which would make an incredible impact on society. Today with four Universities across India, VIT persistently imparts quality education and is achieving new heights in academic excellence, as one of the best engineering Institutes in India. VIT has captured the no.1 ranking as the “Most Innovative Private Institution” by ARIIA 2019 Govt. of India, and the ‘Institution of Eminence’ (IOE) status, which has paved a way to establish clear unwavering focus on research with international collaborations and move up in the global ranking standards while contributing in the capacity building of the nation.
Taking forward the VIT legacy, VIT Bhopal, located in Madhya Pradesh, was established in the year 2017, with an objective to provide quality higher education with global standards. It has emerged as one of the best engineering institutes of Central India. The cultural diversity in the student community, envisioning the best for every student, by giving them the “VIT edge” and providing every student a place to learn and a chance to grow; is the main goal for all the VIT Institutes in India.
Often regarded as the best university in terms of providing new innovative programmes to keep pace with the changing technology scenario, VIT Bhopal assures its students an exposure to cutting edge technology and provide them with immense career opportunities in terms of better placements in India and abroad, or give them opportunities to pursue higher education in the top ranked universities of the world. Currently offering UG, PG, Integrated & Research programmes in the fields of engineering, applied sciences, technology, management etc. The University keeps itself closely informed about the latest developments and needs of the industry, hence designs courses that ensure employability of its students.
Admission through :
Marks scored in VITEEE following counselling
Eligibility criteria :
Individual candidates that appear for the VITEEE should have secured an aggregate minimum of 60% in the category of physics, chemistry and mathematics in the qualifying examination i.e, class 12th or its equivalent, whereas an average of 50% in their PCM if belonging to SC/ST and north-eastern states.