BSc or BTech


There is a lot of misconceptions and confusions among students when it comes to choosing BSc or Btech after 12th.

A common misconception is BTech (engineering) is better than BSc (pure science), while a few confident students stick to BSc as their career goals are clear.

Some feel BTech is tough and they won’t be able to perform up to the expected level, while others feel BSc is way too easy.

To remove this confusion and misconceptions, we look a the different aspects, scope, difficulty level, career prospects etc., involved in these two courses and may be help you in choosing either BSc or Btech.

years of study

BSc

3-4 years

BTech

4-5 years

study focus

BSc Basic science (pure science)
BTech Applied science (technical / technological)

content

BSc Broad and theoretical
BTech Practical and technical

flexibility

BSc The content is general with no specific changes / option for selecting a specialisation.
You need to do M.Sc / M.Tech / M.E / MBA for specialisation.
BTech It’s designed on individual field of engineering with an option to choose further specialisation / elective, in the final year, under your chosen field.
This helps you focus on your specific area of interest.

route to higher studies

BSc

Science & Research

  • B.Sc

  • M.Sc

  • Doctorate

Management

  • B.Sc

  • MBA / P.G. Diploma

Engineering

  • B.Sc

  • M.Sc

  • M.Tech / M.E

BTech

Engineering & Research

  • B.Tech / B.E

  • M.Tech / M.E

  • Doctorate

Management

  • B.Tech

  • MBA / P.G. Diploma

curriculum rigour

BSc Comfortable.
Students need to be good with Science and maths subjects.
BTech Tough and demanding.
Students need to be excellent in Science, especially Maths subjects.

career prospects after graduation

BSc MEDIUM – since the course is general in nature, you need to complete M.Sc to get a good start to your career.
BTech

Comparatively, career prospects after graduation in engineering is GOOD – the choice of engineering discipline + further specialisation under it gives an edge to choose and follow your career goals in that segment.

However, for better and higher career prospects M.Tech / MBA is recommended.

which one to choose – BSc or Btech

BSc If you are comfortable with basic science and are more inclined to non-technical aspects of science, B.Sc is a good choice, and coupled with M.Sc you can make good progress in your career.
BTech If you are interested in the technical side of science, designs, calculations etc., and ready to do take on a demanding and challenging route, B.Tech is the right choice.

higher study choices

BSc If you are interested in research work, you may do Masters (MSc) and then PhD.If you are interested in management stuff, go for an MBA after B.Sc.
BTech If core engineering stuff is your forte / research work, you may do your Masters (M.Tech / M.E) and later PhD.If management and business interests you, go for an MBA after B.Tech / B.E.

Note: Not every engineer is successful or earning huge income, and not all pure science students are struggling.

Remember, in the long run – i.e, in a job, it is “performance” – how well you execute your skills and not the “percentage” of your degree certificate that counts.

Hence, opt for a course that will enhance your present skills further and the one you have confidence in.

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