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How to choose the right Graduation Course?
Deciding the right course for graduation seems like an impossible decision to take. To take the first step toward choosing the right course after 12th you must first know what options are available to you and which ones are best suited to your interests. Some of the major points that students should factor in while deciding upon the best course for them are as follows –
- Your Interests
The first thing that you must consider while deciding the graduation course is your interest and passion about it. Having mental clarity about, what you want to do in future and how interested are in a particular field, will go a long way in helping you decide your graduation course. For instance, if you are interested in archeology but have interest in chemistry, then Art restoration or Museology might be a good career option for you.
- Understanding of the course
Before you decide which course to pursue, it is also important to understand what a course entail and what all does it cover? Simply put, you must thoroughly understand what lies in the store for you once you join the course. This means understanding what subjects will be covered, what will you learn, what kind of teaching pedagogy is followed in a particular graduation course.
There are many ways to gather important information about the graduation course you are planning to take up. The most convenient and obvious would be to talk to your seniors, siblings or parents. People who are working the fields that are similar to your interest will be able to guide you the best. Alternatively, you can also find relevant information on the internet or consult a career counselor.
- Future Prospects
Another major factor to consider upon deciding a college course is its future prospects. Especially, if you are considering going for some new or off-beat courses, it is essential to understand the job and further study prospects that it holds. Going for a course that matches your interests is great but you should also be mindful of the future prospects that it offers. One of the major questions that you should try to answer is, ‘What are the career opportunities available after the course?’ Also, look for, what prospects are available for higher studies in the field.
Career Guidance After 12th Standard
Choosing a right career is as important as choosing a correct life partner. If the work you are choosing does not match your interest, you will never be able to satisfy with your life and of course in just an age of 16-17, choosing a right career on which your rest of life will depend is not an easy task.
First of all Congratulations! to all students for the exceptional performance which can be seen in their class 12th result. Now, there might be a lot of questions running into your mind. Like should I go for B.com, and start some professional course with it like CA, CS, CMA or enroll for BBA and later follow it with MBA. And if you are a student from Science stream (PCM) then you might be thinking like Does Engineering is the only option we can go with or should I switch to commerce stream? Or you may not want to choose an education field and looking for some creative and enthusiastic career.
OMG!! Such questions are enough to scare anyone but do not worry students. Everyone has to face this challenge once in his life. Intelligent decisions always result in a successful life. Hence, here we have some career options for you which can help you in getting out of this dilemma.
We are very much hopeful that you have heard about this course earlier. Well, Chartered Accountancy is one of the most sought career options only not among commerce stream but science stream as well.
This course makes you learn how to prepare and handle the financial affairs of the company. They play an important role in the growth of an organization as well as the Nation building. The profile is to look after the taxation, financial, accounting and auditing matters.
Anyone after 12th can register for the Chartered Accountancy course by qualifying its entrance level test named as CA Foundation.
Every year over 10 lacs students appear in JEE mains exams, but only a few clear the test. This has been referred to as the toughest entrance test in our country. Science Stream students other than having Biology mainly chose to do Engineering, but you will be shocked to know that there are many other career options CA after 12th for science students.
Although there are various colleges which offers you the Engineering Course based on their own entrance tests, the highest demanded tests are JEE, NIT and some similar tests.
The students pertaining interest in Software designing, Software Programming or even hardware integration made for Engineering. B. Tech is a 4-year programme or a graduation course.
If Biology were your subject and you have a deep interest in such then you have an option to choose from many trending medical courses right after 12th.
Well, the most sought option is AIPMT, an entrance test for MBBS but very few are able to crack this exam. Thereafter, the most happening medical course is pharmacology where the use of drugs has been guided to students. From this course, they would able to learn the drug immunity. Its effects, side effects of multiple components on the patient.
Most popular course among the Arts stream students. The people who are blessed with the creative minds can opt for this course. The students after class 12th can go for some fashion designing diploma course and build their career in the most creative and influencing field.
The most influencing part of this course is that you can either go for service or start your own boutique at any residing place even at your home also.
CMA (Cost and Management Accountants)
CMA is another most sought and respected course offered by the ICWAI (Institute of Cost and Works Accountant of India). The course has a minimum duration of three years and considered ideal for the students who want to grow their career in manufacturing concern.
The work profile of CMA is mainly based on management accounting. They are required to maintain the records of cost and also get them audited. In addition, plays a very responsible role in pricing decision of the products and services analyzing the market demand and other relevant factors of the project.
The course is divided into three stages Foundation, Intermediate and CMA Final. One can appear in CMA Foundation after qualifying 10+2.
CS (Company Secretary)
You must have heard about CS earlier, professionals who are known to handle the Corporate Governance of the company. This course has been offered by the ICSE (Institute of Company Secretaries of India). The duration of this professional course is minimum three years divided into three stages similar to CA and CMA. The entrance test is the CS Foundation, thereafter CS Executive and last CS professional.
One can enroll for CS Foundation after qualifying 10+2 from a recognized board of Education.
The average earnings of a CS range between 3-5 Lakhs.
ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants)
ACCA has been globally recognized certified profession set up in 1904 in London to promote the excellence in Accounting and Finance. Today, ACCA has been recognized in 180 countries throughout the world with 162000 members and 428000 students. This is a professional course helps one to grow his career in Accounting, Banking, Management, and consulting.
ACCA provides an additional knowledge of UK GAAP and IFRS. This is a certified course offer by ACCA professional institute established in UK consists of total 14 papers. The course is much flexible than other domestic courses as one can attempt single paper in single attempt. The course has a minimum duration of two years.
After completing ACCA, one can join some MNC or some International company handling the overseas clients.
BCA (Bachelor in Computer Application)
BCA is a three-year graduation program for the students you want to grow their career by learning multiple computer languages. like those who want to grow their career in some software industries designing their programmes and software.
BCA is overall considered as a technical course which prepares candidates for designing the computer applications and software. This is one of the popular career options for those who want to start their career in Information Technology.
However, it is not necessary that you have to be a Science student to pursue BCA. Even Arts and Commerce stream students too can go with BCA.
BBA (Bachelor of Business Administration)
BBA is a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Students who are preparing for MBA (Masters of Business Administration) should start their career with BBA after 12th. It is a three years graduation program and thereafter follows it with two years MBA program.
It lands you numberless jobs at Managerial Post in the private sector and Government Sector Both. However, for BBA’s, the private sector is more fruitful as every organization needs an MBA to effectively manage his business. Those who are looking for a career in Management can go with BBA.
B.Com (Bachelor of Commerce)
The most sought course among the commerce stream students after 12th. Even the students opted for any professional courses like CA, CS, CMA, ACCA etc also pursue B.com to obtain a side degree. There are many reasons why one go with B.Com.
The first reason is that B.Com is relatively easier in comparison to other professional courses like CA, CS students can easily appear in the exam without having much preparation and get the first division. Another advantage of doing B.com is that it opens the door to pursue many Govt. courses like IAS, IPS, UPSC etc. The third advantage is that one can pursue MBA or other post graduation courses after completing his B.com.
B.Com is a three years graduation program which can commence right after 12th. After completing B.com, one may go with M.com which will take a minimum of two years to complete.
Bachelor of Statistics
If Maths was your favorite subject and you love to play numbers then B.Stats might be a perfect career option for you people. ISI (Indian Statistical Institute) organizes this course where one can pursue a Bachelors of Statistics Program.
Students after 12th can pursue this course by giving a written entrance test after which they have to undergo an interview.
One who is deeply interested in playing with numbers and study the topics like probability, statistical maths, Differentiation, Integration, Permutation, and Combination can go with this course.