Courses after 12th : Non- Professional & Professional Courses after 12th

Students search a lot for courses after 12th to plan for their future that what are they going to study to make a career. After class 12th, we here in India have various courses to work upon. These courses can be either non-professional or professional. We have explained both The basic difference between both these types of courses is that by doing a professional course you get an opportunity of a job in a straightforward manner while on the other hand in other courses you generally have to approach to job opportunities yourself & the studies are done as per your interests. Kindly read the below lists of courses for both the categories.

Courses after 12th

List of Professional Courses after 12th

The list of professional courses after 12th is as follows :-


Engineering is the most preferred course after 12th for students who opt for physics, chemistry & maths as subjects in 12th. There are many engineering colleges in the country like IITs , NITs & private colleges. The various branches in engineering courses are :-

  • Civil Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electrical & Electronics Engineering
  • Electronics & Communication Engineering
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Biotechnology
  • Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Automobile Engineering
  • Aeronautical Engineering
  • Architectural Engineering or Architecture
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Food Technology
  • Textile Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Biochemical Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Material Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Ocean and Marine Engineering
  • Mining Engineering

2. Medical

Students who have Biology along with Physics & chemistry in 12th prefer to opt for studying to be a doctor. Various Institutes like AIIMS & some private colleges provide with medical courses. These courses are :-

  • MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery)
  • BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery)
  • BHMS (Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine & Surgery)
  • BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery)
  • B.Pharma (Bachelor of Pharmacy)
  • BPT (Physiotherapy)
  • BUMS (Unani Medicine)
  • Bachelor of Occupational therapy
  • Nuclear Medicine Technology

3. Law

If you want to be a lawyer then this is the course for you. There are many institutes or colleges in the country that provide you with the course to study law. The integrated course to study law are :-

  • Bachelor of Arts with law
  • Bachelor of Science with law
  • Bachelor of Business administration with law
  • Bachelor of commerce with law

4. Architecture

B.Arch or Bachelor of Architecture is the course you have to study in to be a professional in the field of architecture. Real estate market requires these kinds of professionals. There are many institutes & colleges that provide this degree that you can pursue after class 12th.

5. Chartered Accountant

Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) conducts a foundation course to be a chartered accountant in India. You have to pass the tests done under this institution to complete being a C.A.

6. Nursing

A nurse is the one who is required in the hospitals or dispensaries. If you are interested to become a Nurse then you can opt for Nursing courses too. Bachelor of Science in Nursing courses is the course you have to opt for to become a Nurse.

7. Journalism

Mass Communication & Journalism Courses are the ones to opt for if you want to become a journalist. There are many institutes in the country that provide these courses.

8. Fashion Designing

Fashion Designing is a professional course but you have to have a lot of interest in the topic & your skills should be up to the mark to become a fashion designer. Institutes like National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) and National Institute of Design offers fashion designing courses.

Please Read : Fashion Designing colleges & Courses in India

List of other courses after 12th

There are some other courses also that generally don’t provide a direct job opportunity to you but do have a potential to help you make a career. The list is as follows :-

  • Tourism Management Courses
  • Audio Visual Certification Programs
  • Commercial Pilot Training
  • Driving Courses
  • Ethical Hacking
  • Air Hostess Courses
  • Cooking Courses
  • Beautician Courses
  • Software Language/Programming Courses
  • Visual/Performing Arts like Dancing , Painting , Photography
  • Hotel Management Courses
  • Foreign Language Courses
  • Event Management Courses
  • Interior Designing Courses
  • Animation Courses

Also Read : ITI Courses after 10th & 12th

These were the lists of both professional & other courses after 12th for Indian students. We have provided a summary of all the courses & if you want more information on any referred courses in here then please contact us. Kindly leave comments below in the comments section after the related posts column if you want to add or edit something in this post.

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