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Unconventional but Productive Courses after Plus Two Science in 2020-21

The Covid19 pandemic has changed the world view of life and its various aspects. Industry and academia alike are looking into the future with the new reality emerging from Coronavirus and the resultant lockdown. As the world changes fast, it is time for students to also change their attitude towards higher studies and career choices. In this article, we will look at some of the best unconventional courses after Class 12 Science.

Engineering, Medical and B.Sc courses have traditionally been the most sought after ones for science students after plus two. However, today it is time for aspirants to explore the numerous other courses which offer excellent job opportunities provided students get enrolled in institutes approved by the requited body for affiliation.

A list of some such rewarding undergrad programs

  • B.Com. (relevant fields like statistics)
  • Bachelor of Social Work
  • Mass Communication and Journalism (B.A. program)
  • Animation and Multimedia (B.A. program)
  • Performing Arts
  • Language Courses (Foreign Languages are promising)
  • Banking and Finance (B.A. program)
  • B.M.S. (Management course)
  • B.B.A.+M.B.A. (Integrated course)
  • Diploma in Film Making and Video Editing
  • Air Hostess/Cabin Crew training course
  • Diploma in Event Management
  • Ethical Hacking Courses
  • Digital Marketing Courses
  • Hotel Management,
  • Fire Safety Technology,
  • Welding Technology and Software/Hardware courses

Bachelor Programs in Design Field

If you had science in plus two and harbor passion for designing and fashion you can think of enrolling for programs in design as they are known to offer good career choices. Here is a list of such programs

Bachelor of Design in Fashion Designing

Bachelor of Design in Fashion Designing a four-year course at NIFT (National Institute of Fashion Technology) is well sought after. The program is likely preferred by those interested in designing clothes and apparels. Job prospects are also very bright. Career choices are – designers, freelance design consultants, costume designers, illustrators etc. MNCs and blue chip companies in the clothing line and designer wear domain also hire these graduates.

Bachelor of Design in Leather Designing

A four-year course in leather design can lead you to lucrative job opportunities. The course is about designing leather products, large scale manufacturing of the products, management of leather goods and their transportation etc.

Bachelor of Design in Accessory Designing

This is a four-year course in designing niche, innovative and artfully crafted accessories and ornaments. In addition to ornaments, the program also teaches making footwear and interior design items.

Bachelor of Design in Textile Designing

Yet another four-year course, textile designing deals with manufacturing of textile, and its processing, designing and management. A highly popular program at NIFT, this design course helps graduates seek career opportunities in sectors associated with clothes and textile.

Bachelor of Design in Knitwear Designing

Many of us are not aware of the fact that Knitwear designing is now being regarded as the next big thing in design domain. Also a four-year course, this program is about knowing the basics of knitting and incorporates skill building on new age methods and equipment.

Bachelor of Design in Fashion Communication

A new entry in the domain of design this course seems to be high on demand nowadays. The program deals with merchandising (visual), exhibiting design, fashion journalism etc. Having the degree will help you explore job opportunities at media and designing houses. Working with fashion events organisers is another great option.

Animation film Designing

Four-year course in film designing at NID (National Institute of Design) is something youngsters of toady greatly value. A degree in this course will help you work as an independent animator, or recruited by home grown or International media and production houses or advertising agencies.

Ceramic and Glass Designing

Ceramic and Glass designing is a very traditional and age old program. Institutes like NID now offer a four year program in Ceramic and Glass Designing. The course offers training in ancient and new age or advanced methods in designing glass and ceramic.

Furniture and Interior Designing

again a four-year course furniture and interior designing is about knowing numerous aspects of designing, manufacturing, processing, etc of furniture made of wood and other materials and also about products related to interior designing .

Product Designing

Lessons on designing exquisite and handy products or innovating and improving the design of already existing ones are imparted in the program. To pursue this four-year course you need to have an innovative approach to make things more constructive by improving its design.

Bachelor of Interior Design

This four-year course is about the art and science of interior decoration of buildings. You need to qualify the entrance test held by the institutions and see yourself through the following round of counselling. A number of private institutes today offer the course and you can also do a diploma or a certificate course. Institutes like CEPT are good to enroll into.

Teaching and education programs

Teacher training courses are in demand for ages now. B.Ed. is the most sought after course in this category, and you can pursue this after completing your graduation. However, you can enrol to certain teaching training courses after plus two. They are-

  • B.El.Ed. (Bachelor of Elementary Education, 4 years long course)
  • Diploma in Elementary Education
  • B.P.Ed. (Bachelor of Physical Education)
  • Primary Teachers Training course (can follow it up with B.Ed.)

Pharm D

A doctoral Degree program, Pharm D or Doctor of Pharmacy is a 6 years course which includes 5 years academic program and one year internship. Pharm D like B Pharm is a course that students with both Mathematics and Biology can opt for.

Management courses

Those pursuing science in plus two with Mathematics as a combination subject can also do management studies like BBA. There are many other such management programs which offers both degree and diplomas. Take a look –

  • B.M.S. (Bachelor of Management Studies)
  • Integrated B.B.A. + M.B.A. program (5 years duration)
  • B.H.M. (Bachelor of Hotel Management)
  • Retail Management (Diploma)
  • B.B.E. (Bachelor of Business Economics)
  • B.B.S. (Bachelor of Business Studies)
  • B.I.B.F. (Bachelor of International Business and Finance)

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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