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Science stream is a popular stream amongst the students, apart from that even for most of the parents, science stream is the most popular choice. Moreover, in India the craze for Engineering and Medical streams are much higher within the students, this leads to making science a popular choice for students and parents as well.

Moreover, the science stream is also considered as a versatile stream because of the various career options that can be pursued with a science background, however,one can pursue any career from any other stream may it be commerce, humanities, fine arts or any other, thus we consider science as a versatile stream.

One thing is always advised to the students while taking up a career after the completion of their board exams, to always follow their interest, and pursue the career which follows their passion and interest. I have already emphasized the importance of consultation with a career counsellor before taking up anything, this benefits in providing a clear image and a fixed goal.

We shall discuss the different career options of science stream:


1. Engineering:

Engineering is one of the most preferred career choices for students with a science background, however, one needs to appear in several entrance tests that are conducted on a national or international level most preferably according to their choice. Most common exams such as JEE Mains, JEE Advance, BITSAT, VITEEE, which are conducted by the respective agencies at the national level.

Apart from that,every state conducts its own state exams, based on your score in these state Engineering Examinations, you will get the seat in Engineering colleges and the Engineering streams. Engineering is a four-year-long course and the most popular engineering streams are Computer Science, Mechanical, Electronics & Telecommunications and Civil, amongst the others.

2.  Architecture:

After completing 12th with Physics, Chemistry, and Maths, one needs to appear on a national level entrance exam such as NATA (National Aptitude Test in Architecture) or JEE Mains Paper -2 in order to get admission into various architectural courses. Different states also conduct their own exams to admit Architecture students and based on their score colleges and different courses are alotted.

Architecture is one of the leading and promising career fields in the coming years, with the increase of industrialization, in recent times several real estate companies and great architecture companies have established due to which the need of architectures has increased drastically.

3. Defence:

For them who want to serve the nation and want to become soldiers should pursue a career in defence. NDA( National Defence Academy) conducts entrance exams for the students who have completed their 12th boards, this exam is usually conducted in the month of May &October. For those students who clear entrance is called for selection round in different cities. Further, the selected students are sent for training at the National  Defence Academy, Pune. Indian Navy offers B.Tech. entry students for those male students who cleared PCM. Apart from this, the three Armed Forces also select candidates by organizing rallies all over the country.

4. Mass Communication:

For the students who have a keen interest in Journalism, public speaking, writing, etc should pursue a career as a Journalist, News writer in Mass Communication. The various courses such as Bachelor of Mass Comm., BA in Journalism can be pursued to become Journalist, News writer, News Anchor, Editor, etc. There are a number of colleges that offer these courses and admit students on the basis of marks scored in the entrance exams conducted by the respective institutes. There are various popular news channels and popular online forums that are in need of news readers, writers, etc. With the rapid growth of the media industry, mass communication graduates are in dire need for the agencies and media hubs.

5. Law:

Law as a career field has acquired good growth in recent times. In order to become a Lawyer one can take 5 years integrated Bachelors + LLB course after 12th std in a stream of one's choice or after graduation in any stream,take a three year LLB course in any of the reputed institutions. Various national level exams such as CLAT, LSAT, AILET, Symbiosis CET, etc are conducted for admission into the 5-year course.

Few states such as Maharashtra conduct their own common entrance tests or CETs for admission into Law colleges. Few colleges also allow direct admission on the basis of 12th or graduation percentage.


In the above list, we spoke about the popular career options that are promising in the coming years and are widely chosen by the students from all over the nation. There are numerous other career options as well with the science stream which are also preferred by the students widely all over the nation.

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