What course to take after 12th if interest is in maths and science and not engineering?
If you have taken bio group without maths, then after 12th, you may have the following choices in mathematics and related fields –
- BA Mathematics
- BA Statistics
- BA Economics
Some reputed colleges conduct entrance tests for the above courses.
Further, if your interest and skill is exceptionally good in mathematics, you may consider doing Actuarial Science along with your graduation degree, after 12th. It is a good option for someone who likes number crunching, have an enquiring mind and have an eye for detail. You need to clear the exams conducted by the Institute of Actuaries of India – http://www.actuariesindia.org/
In Science, if it is biology you can take the regular route of BSc + MSc in bio or its related fields viz., zoology, botany, microbiology etc.,A BSc + LLB could be a good combinations for students with science backgrounds, as quite a few companies look for law graduates with a science background due to the rising patent issues in these companies.
Environment science is another and growing field of option. With stricter norms encouraging to go green, a masters degree in environmental science after a degree in biology could be a great option.
You could also get in to pharma field. Forensic science is one area (but taking forensic science in masters is a better idea, as it keeps your options open).
Biotech and bioinformatics is yet another option, but if you are taking it, you need to complete your masters level, and biotech is still in the initial stages in our country. Biotech + legal could be another super combination.
Teaching is good, safe and noble profession for science graduates, with BSc+MSc+NET route.