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Top B. Sc Courses To Pursue After Plus Two in 2020-21

After Engineering and medical, undergrad degree programs in science or B.Sc courses are most sought after among the students with science background in plus two. B.Sc is a three year program, after which one may go for a master’s degree or M.Sc which is a 2 year program. B.Sc. programs are also attractive as a number of leading universities offer attractive scholarships for meritorious students! A candidate having a B.Sc. together with an M.Sc. degree can create a brilliant career in Research and Development.

Top B.Sc. courses include –

B.Sc. Mathematics

B.Sc. Physics

B.Sc. Chemistry

B.Sc. Computer Science

B.Sc. Electronics

B.Sc. Electronics and Communication

B.Sc. Biotechnology

B.Sc. Agriculture

B.Sc. Horticulture

B.Sc. Forestry

B.Sc. IT

B.Sc. Hotel Management

B.Sc. Nautical Science

B.Sc. Sports Management

B.Sc. Aviation

B.Sc. Animation and Multimedia

Scroll down for short descriptions of the most popular B.Sc. courses –

B.Sc. Mathematics / Physics / Chemistry

Students qualifying 12th Science with Physics Chemistry and Maths combination are eligible take up these three-year courses. While some colleges admit students based on their plus two board marks, others hold entrance tests for admission.

B.Sc. Chemistry is a study of chemical reactions, processes, products etc. Students having passion in chemistry will find this program interesting.

B.Sc. Mathematics focuses on maths and is well known for comprehensive study of different branches of mathematics.

As the name suggests, B.Sc. Physics deals with physics and the academic program is known for its detailed study of physics.

B.Sc. IT

This is also a three year program and focuses on studying Information Technology covering topics like IT systems, DBMS, Operating System etc.

Aspiring IT professional will find this course very helpful and students who have qualified 12th Science with Physics Chemistry and Maths combination are eligible to pursue this program. To get a seat in one of the top institutes, one must crack the necessary entrance test (state or institute-wise as is applicable).

B.Sc. Computer Science

This three year program is a comprehensive study of programming languages, computer hardware, software, mathematics, probability etc.

Students qualifying 12th Science with Physics Chemistry and Maths combination are eligible take up this B.Sc course. Here again, in order to secure a seat in one of the top institutes, one must crack the necessary entrance test (state or institute-wise as is applicable).

B.Sc. Hotel Management

The 3 year-long program deals with subjects like – HR Management, Operations management, hotel and hospitality management, finance management, material management and such other.

Those aspiring to make a career in sectors like hotel management/travel/tourism management sector will find this course effective.

Students who have qualified 12th board exam are eligible to undertake the program. Admission into a reputed colleges is through state-wise or institute-wise entrance exams.

B.Sc. Agriculture

This is a 3 years program focusing on agriculture science with the objective of producing skilled agriculture professionals. Science, biology, technology, chemistry and agriculture science are the subjects taught.

The eligibility criteria vary from one college to another, but having a science stream background is compulsory. Qualifying entrance tests (state or institute-wise) is necessary to bag a seat in a top college. ICAR AIEEA is a well known national level entrance exam for studying B.Sc agriculture.

B.Sc. Forestry

This is also a three years long academic program and is primarily about studying forest science, environmental science, biology, agriculture and technology.

Eligibility criteria vary from one institute to other and here again science background is plus two is mandatory. To get a seat in one of the top institutes, one must crack the necessary entrance test (state or institute-wise as is applicable).

B.Sc. Nautical Science

This three year academic program is for the candidates looking for a rewarding career in merchant navy. The gateway to the most popular B.Sc. Nautical Science course is qualifying the merchant navy entrance test called IMU CET.

The eligibility criteria vary from one college to another, but having a science stream background is compulsory. Qualifying entrance tests (state or institute-wise) is necessary to bag a seat in a top college.

B.Sc. Electronics

The three year academic program deals with study of electronics and comprises topics like – electronic systems, equipment, circuits etc.

The eligibility criteria vary from one college to another, but having a science stream background is compulsory. Qualifying entrance tests (state or institute-wise) is necessary to bag a seat in a top college.

B.Sc. Biotechnology

This is an industry-oriented three years long academic program and the syllabus combines subjects like biology, engineering and technology. Future prospects are numerous for students studying this subject and the most popular fields include – healthcare, agriculture, food production and nutrition.

The eligibility criteria vary from one college to another, but having a science stream background is compulsory. Qualifying entrance tests (state or institute-wise) is necessary to bag a seat in a top college.

Colleges

Science colleges are numerous and are evenly spread across India. The colleges can be classified into the following categories –

Government (State/Central)

SF (Self Financed)

Deemed University (SF)

Admission process

Top science colleges follow merit-based admission process allotting seats to deserving candidates on the basis of marks scored by students in board exams or in the required entrance tests.

Fees

Fees charged for the academic program may vary from one institute to another. Course fees depends upon the following factors –

  • Type of institute (government, private, aided or funded etc)
  • Location of the college
  • Status and rating of the college
  • Scholarship status (of student, if applicable)

Government colleges across India charge very low fee while the average fee in private colleges varies from 60-90 thousand rupees for each semester.

Job Prospect

Science graduates can find jobs in diverse companies of both government and private sectors. Research and development is a major attraction for these graduates, others include technology, manufacturing, and banking sectors. Teaching in schools and colleges are also heavily sought after by science graduates.

Starting salary for fresh science graduates is known to be between 30- thousand rupees per month. However, for Government jobs the package will be according to the pay scale and grade.

Salary of a fresh science graduate will depend upon factors like –

  • Institute from which the candidate completed the course
  • Level of education (UG, PG etc)
  • His/her specialization
  • The domain he/she has chosen

Author: Baishali Mukherjee

Profile- An independent writer and journalist for last nine years; presently working with Education World, Entrepreneur India, Scrabbl.com and Stoodnt.com. Worked as the content head for four books and have articles and features published in leading print and digital media spaces.

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