Career Options in Life Sciences after 12th

Life Sciences is a study of anything occurring naturally and that can be used in its natural or processed form for the use of living beings. It has a number of branches and sub-domains that often appear to be similar to each other. But, when it comes to career options in life sciences, one should understand the thinnest line between different streams that could take one to a different career path. It is said that Biology is a science of exceptions. Nothing in this field is limited to theories and principles. It’s a continuous journey of discoveries and new innovations.

career in life sciencesDegrees Offered in Life Sciences

Students with Biology, Chemistry, and Physics at 10+2 can opt for Life Sciences. If you are choosing career in Life Science, then some of the courses that can be considered for graduation are:

1. Bachelor courses (B.Sc.) in core Life Science subjects, that include specialization in Zoology, Botany, Geology, Microbiology, Immunology, Biochemistry, Biomedical engineering, Genetics or B.Sc. General.

Duration: 3 years

Colleges/Institutes: Delhi University, Jawaharlal Nehru University, BHU, Banasthali University

Eligibility: 10+2 with min. 55% PCB, Entrance Test/Merit

2. Bachelor courses in Applied sciences: Biotechnology, Forensic Sciences and criminology, Bioinformatics

Duration: 3 years

Colleges/Institutes: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Manipal Institute of Technology, BMS college of Engineering (Karnataka), Amity University, National Institute of Technology(Telangana), Thapar University, BHU, Varanasi, Banasthali University,

Eligibility: 10+2 with min. 55% PCB, Entrance Test

3. Bachelor course in Pharmacy (B Pharma)

Duration: 4 Years

Colleges/Institutes: Delhi Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences & Research, JamiaHamdard, National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER), Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS)

Eligibility: 10+2with PCB, Entrance Test, 50-55% PCBcareer in life sciences

4. Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)

Duration: 5.5 years

Colleges/Institutes: All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)- Delhi, Christian Medical College (CMC)- Vellore, Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC)-Pune, JIPMER College-Puducherry, Maulana Azad Medical College (MAMC)- Delhi, Lady Hardinge Medical College (LHMC)- Delhi, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College-JNMC (AMU)-Aligarh.

Eligibility: 10+2 with PCB & Entrance Tests

 5. Bachelor of Science : Nursing

Duration: 3.5-4 years

Colleges: Delhi University, Bharati Vidyapeeth, Amity University, All India Institute of Medical Sciences

Eligibility: 10+2 with PCB & Entrance Test

6. Bachelor of Dental surgery (BDS)

Duration: 5 years

Colleges/Institutions: Maulana Azad Medical College-Delhi, Seth  G.S. Medical College-Mumbai, College of Dental surgery, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal

Eligibility: 10+2 with PCB & Entrance test

7. Bachelor of Science in Agriculture: Agricultural Meteorology, Agronomy

Duration: 4 3Years

Colleges/Institutions: Acharya N. G. Ranga Agricultural University-Hyderabad, AMU-Aligarh, Anand Agricultural University-Anand, Annamalai University-Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu, Assam Agricultural University,-Jorhat, BHU

Eligibility: 10+2 with PCB (Test/Merit depends upon institution applied for)

8. Bachelor of Science in Food Technology: Food Processing, Food storage and preservation

career options in Life-Science after class 12thDuration: 3 years

Colleges/Institutions: Khalsa College Amritsar , College of Agriculture , Dr. Harivansh Rai Bachchan Mahavidyalaya, Lovely Professional University , MITS Group of Institutions , Shaheed Rajguru College of Applied Sciences for Women , Uttaranchal Institute of Technology

Eligibility: 10+2 with PCB

9. Bachelor of Science in Forestry and Wood Technology

The course focuses on forest management. Some of the subjects covered are Forest economics, environmental forestry, forest measurement, Sviculture etc.

Duration: 3 Years

Colleges/Institutions: Beehive College of Management & Technology, Chandra Shekhar Azad University of Agriculture and Technology , Chhattisgarh University, Dr. Balasaheb Sawant Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth, Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture and Technology, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, Uttaranchal Institute of Technology

Eligibility: 10+2 with PCB

10. Bachelor of Science in Industrial Fish and Fisheries

The courses focuses on fisheries marketing, economics and management; harvest and post-harvest technology of fishes; fishery microbiology and seafood quality control

Duration: 3 Years

Colleges/Institutions: Asutosh College, Kolkata, Kerala Agricultural University, Kerala Agricultural University, College of Fisheries, Kerala University of Fisheries & Ocean Studies, MES Ponnani College , Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir, Shivaji University

Eligibility: 10+2 with PCB

11. Bachelor of Physiotherapy

Duration: 4.5 years

Colleges/Institutions: All India Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Mumbai; Apollo College of Physiotherapy-Hyderabad, Government Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine-Chennai; Indian Institute of Health Education and Research, Patna; Institute for the Physically Handicapped, New Delhi; Institute of Health Sciences, Mangalore; Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal; National Institute of Rehabilitation Training and Research, Cuttack; and Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad.

Eligibility: 10+2 with PCB

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