As the board exams of RBSE & CBSE are over, this is the time when students will choose what courses to take and the careers these courses will lead to. It will be time for them and their parents to learn about them.
Choosing the right courses and careers at the right time is essential for success in life. One important thing is that parents should be wary of imposing their wishes on their children as the interest and capability of the learner is also a vital factor. Students also should not be swayed away only by the choices made by their classmates and friends. Other factors that impact the option include aptitude, mental ability, and financial position of the parents. One way to make the right choice is to study all the courses carefully and their eligibility for jobs. It is always better to make use of the services of career guidance specialists.
For students passing class 10th (Secondary), there are a whole lot of courses and careers. They can take a three-year course for Diploma in Engineering. They can become govt. contractors, civil or electrical. After passing an exam. they can become RTO inspectors. Another opening is Merchant Navy. Other options include Associate Membership of Institute of Engineers (A.M.I.E.) and Institute of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (I.E.T.E.). For entry into Army, Navy, Air Force (Defence) and Police Deptt. exams. have to be taken. Yet another option is Diploma in Fine Art and Commercial Art. After IIT courses one can become fitter, welder, electrician, fire, and safety, diesel mechanic etc. Exams. conducted by Railway Service Commission can be taken to become railway ticket collector, commercial clerk etc. There are jobs in banks, commercial bodies, insurance etc. if one can qualify for an exam. Passing in Govt. Clerical Grade exam. makes one eligible for govt. jobs. Certified Building Supervisor is yet another opening for the Secondary exam. A 6-month or one-year diploma in Farm Management and Animal Husbandry would get one job in agriculture and allied fields. For art lovers, there are diploma courses in music and dance. Those interested in the medical profession can go for two-year courses in Medical Laboratory Technician, Certificate Course (MLT). Then there are 2-3- year courses in Interior Design, Fashion Design, Stenography, Private Secretary, Beauty Culture and Hair Dressing and Garment Technology. For several other govt. jobs there are RPSC and UPSC exams.
Senior Secondary With Arts
Students who have passed the Senior Secondary exam. with Arts have several options. They can do Bachelor of Law and then LL.M. They can do Bachelor of Physical Education, Bachelor of Journalism or Bachelor of Library Science. Diploma in Advertising and Commercial Management are some other options for them. Those desirous to be teachers can do B.Ed. and then M.Ed. Other useful Diploma courses include Event Management, Dramatization, and Foreign Languages.
For aspiring teachers, Diploma in Education is a must. Those interested in being lawyers can do LL.B. BBA is good for future managers whereas Bachelor of Social Work is yet another option. BCA is suitable for IT lovers. Student Pilot Licence, Professional Pilot Licence, and Commercial Pilot Licence course are for those interested in flying. Sub Inspector Exams. are for those who like jobs in Border Security Force Central Reserve Police Force etc.
Senior Secondary With Commerce
They are a lot of things that students can do after passing the Senior Secondary exam. with Commerce. Among others they can study for B.com., Association of Charted Certified Accountancy, Chartered Accountant, B.B.A., Company Secretary, Bachelor of Computer Application, Laboratory Technician Diploma, Hotel Management Diploma, Diploma in Education, Diploma in Travel and Tourism. They can become an air hostess, flight steward, LIC Agent or work in a Call Centre. For them, there are two-year courses like M.B.A. (Marketing Finance, Retail etc.) and Manager Businessman.
After passing class 12th exam. they can get jobs in banks or work as Insurance, Probation Development Officer. Bachelor of Law and Master of Law are other choices. Those interested in teaching can opt for B.Ed. and later on M.Ed.To become Accountant one can take Institute of Cost and Work Accountant courses. To be a librarian a degree in Library Science is essential. Import Export Diploma is another option. For computer, software and hardware jobs one can take Bachelor in Computer Management Courses. For Indian Administrative Services, Indian Police Services, State Administrative, services Police, Revenue Services etc. one can do graduation and then take competitive exams. One may also join Indian Military Academy.
Senior Secondary With Physics, Chemistry, Maths, And Biology
Students who have passed Senior Secondary Exam. with Physics, Chemistry, Maths. and Biology has a lot of options. They might take 4-year courses like B.Sc. in Dairy Technology, B.Tech. in Agriculture, B.Sc. Bio-Technology, and B.Sc. in Agriculture. There is also a 3-year course in Bachelor of Pharmacy. Later on, they might take 2-year postgraduate degrees in these subjects. The trend is to add MBA degree to all these is also increasing.
Senior Secondary With Physics, Chemistry, And Biology
The four one-a-half-year courses that Senior Secondary pass outs with Physics-Chemistry and Biology can take include MBBS, Bachelor of Homeopathy Medicine and Surgery, Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery, Four- year Bachelor of Dental Surgery, three-and-a-half year Paramedical courses, B.Sc. Nursing, three-year Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Technology, B.Sc. Home Science, B.Sc. (Botany, Zoology, Microbiology, Physics, Chemistry etc.) and several 2-year PG courses. The period of Bachelor of Veterinary Science is 5 years.
Senior Secondary With Physics, Chemistry, And Maths
There is no dearth of courses for those who do their Senior Secondary with Physics, Chemistry, and Maths. The courses on offer are five-year courses of Bachelor of Architect, and Bachelor of Planning and Design, four-year courses of Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Technology, Hotel Management Degree, three-year courses of B.Sc., BCA, B. Architecture, Technical Entry in Indian Army, National Defence Academy (Army Navy, Airforce). The other options include jobs in the railways and govt. services. After 1-2 year diploma in films and Television one can get jobs in Film Editing, Film Processing, Cinematography, film production TV Channels etc.