20 Traditional and Non-traditional educational options after 12th

After March, when the 12th class exams get over, students become busy finalizing their career options and looking at various courses and their admission procedures.Where there several institutes and universities and colleges are offering numerous degree courses in engineering , medical sciences ,law , marketing , finance , art , media etc. Gone are the times when regular engineering, medical, BA, B.Com or B.Sc. were the only options in front of students. These days, there are many professional courses at undergraduate level. 12th board examinations, which decide the future of the students. The future career fields are very much dependent on these exams.

So here is a little guidance list of Traditional and Nontraditional educational options after 12th, hope this list prove helpful to you.

Traditional Education


Those student have “math” subject , they only give entrance exam. After Entrance Exam you get admission in Engineering. The branch of  Engineering include : Aerospace, Agricultural, Biomedical, Chemical, Civil, Computer Hardware , Electrical & Electronics, Environmental, Industrial, Material, Mechanical, Mining & Geological, Nuclear, Petroleum,


Getting admissions to Medical colleges is an arduous task, completing medical course is another arduous task but for students, the craze for admissions to Medical colleges continues to rise. For medical entrance exam student have science subject.

Chartered Account

With the rapid growth in economy, careers in finance and accounts have gained tremendous popularity and the most prestigious career option in this filed is that of Chartered Account. Chartered Accountancy is a dynamic, challenging and rewarding profession. A Chartered accountant is one who is specialised in accounting, auditing and taxation. A chartered accountant is a person who is accepted as a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) after having passed the Final examination of the Chartered accountancy course conducted by the institute.

CA programme is of two years apart from the training period. It has three sections, Competency Professional Test (CPT), Professional Competency Course (PCC) and Professional Competency Examination, the Final examination.Anyone who has a 10 + 2 can enroll for the Competency Professional Test (CPT). A student who have passed the 10th examination can also register with CPT but could write the exam only after the Plus Two examination. Duration of the course is 10months.

Bachelor in Business Administration

BBA is a fairly popular course among young students today. Many colleges in India offer a BBA course. There is a huge number of private and government colleges that offer BBA course to students.   The bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree imparts basic management and business skills to students. After BBA, it is advisable to gain some work experience before going for the MBA. The work experience helps to get the hands on practical experience of the work culture and helps in deciding which stream to pursue and MBA in. Eligibility for it is 12th Passed in any stream with 50% and above with English as one of the subjects. Some institutes conduct an entrance test for admission.

Bachelor in Computer Application

The course aims to demonstrate a sound knowledge in key areas of computer science or industrial computing. To demonstrates a substantial understanding of concepts in key areas of computer science. To carry out the required analysis and synthesis involved in computer systems, information systems and computer applications. If you are a science student and you have Maths then you can get direct admission in BCA otherwise without maths you can get entrance exams . Many colleges give admission directly, but manny reputed colleges are take test first after than they will take group discussion also then the student will select for  bca courses.

Bachelor of Commerce

B.Com. is related to commerce. B.Com. means Bachelor of Commerce. It is a program of undergraduate. It is degree course for three years namely. You can join in this degree course only after successful of your 12th examination. Fees for B.Com. degree is different in government colleges and self financed colleges. In self-financed college, fees structure is higher than government colleges. If have a good score in B.Com. with account subject, you will get best jobs in any  industry as a Accountant with good pay scale.

Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting & Finance

Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting is a growing and interesting field, with lots of opportunities. It helps a person grow and excel in his work and attain a good position in the world of business and finance. Online Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting is offered by many colleges and institutions. An accountant is responsible for monitoring and recording the flow of money through an agency, business or organization. You will get best jobs in any  industry as a Accountant with good pay scale.

Bachelor’s Degree in Banking and Insurance

Students who wish to get an in-depth knowledge on all accounting and finance methods, and focussed of making a career in accounting and finance field can opt for this option. The major topics covered are: Financial accounting, Cost accounting ,Auditing, Taxation, Business Law, Economics, Business communications and IT etc., You will get best jobs in any  industry and in bank as a Accountant with good pay scale.

Bachelor in science

The Bachelor of Science degree (BSc) is distinguished by its scientific emphasis. Students who complete a BS may satisfy the degree requirements by taking courses that advance their understanding of the use of scientific analysis, experimentation and the application of scientific principles and facts in solving problems; understanding of the crucial role of mathematical reasoning; analysis and techniques in comprehending problems in the natural or social sciences.

Bachelor in Art

you Complete your Bachelor by choosing any subject of art like history, Philosophy, hindi etc.

Nontraditional Education

Fashion Design

Fashion design is the applied art dedicated to the design of clothing and lifestyle accessories which generally mirror the cultural and social influences of that time. This includes all designs worn to create a statement about the individual or group of individuals. Hence, fashion technology is an interesting career option that the youth can opt for. Eligibility for it is 10+2.  Admission required by written exam and in some institute direct admission on marks basis. After complete course you become Fashion designer, Fashion Editor,

Animation and Multimedia

Computer games, animation, special effects for films and other television programs come under multimedia. There are numbers are job available in multimedia field and demand for such people are increasing. One need to be self motivated, creative in nature, should have a sound knowledge of latest technology to be a successful multimedia artist. There are numbers of institutes which offers wide range of multimedia degree and other certificate courses. To be eligible for such courses one needs to be passed 10+2 examination. He/she would be eligible for undergraduate programs. There are numbers high paying jobs are available for deserving persons. As we all know there is too much competition in each and every field. If you have talent, good communication skills and creativity you can beat everyone and get a handsome salary. Candidates can apply in Advertising agencies, web advertising agency, production houses, entertainment industry, film industry, games and can also get part times jobs.

Mass comnication

Journalism is concerned with collection and dissemination of news through the print media as well as the electronic media. This involves various areas of works like reporting, writing, editing, photographing, broadcasting or cable casting news items. Career in journalism is a prestigious profession as well as a highly paid one. Journalist play a major role in the development of nation. The opportunities for journalists are endless and at the same time the job has become more challenging. Under-graduation diploma courses in Mass Communication and Media Journalism . The degree courses offered after 10+2 includes BA in Mass Communication. Students, after identifying their interest area, may also plan join the specialised.  Diploma courses in Direction & Screenplay, Audio/Video Editing, Filmmaking & Digital Video Production, Camera & Lighting, Print & Broadcast Media Journalism, and Films Arts with Animation, Visual Effects and Compositing.


Architects design buildings and other structures. In addition to considering the way these buildings and structures look, they also make sure they are functional, safe, economical and suit the needs of the people who use them.

Most jobs were in architectural firms with fewer than five workers. A small number worked for residential and nonresidential building construction firms and for government agencies. About 1 in 5 architects was self-employed.

5-year Bachelor of Architecture programs intended for students entering programs from high school or with no previous architectural training.

Hospitality and Tourism

There are lots of institutes which offers various courses in Hospitality and Tourism after 12th. Hospitality and Tourism industries is growing very fast now a days. So it will be an good idea to built your career in the same. After complete the course you can get job as a Travel Consultant Job, Travel Counsellor Job, Sales Executive for Travel Industry.

Hotel Management

Hotel management is one of the most interesting career options in the contemporary job market. Career training from a recognized and reputed hotel management institute is just an icing on the cake. Candidates seeking admission to the hotel management courses  need to pass their 12th standard examination with English as a subject. Students with a bachelor’s degree from any recognized university may also join some of the management training schemes offered by various institutions. Admission depends on the performance of the students in the written admission test, personal interview round and group discussion session. Hotel management job opportunities exists both in the private and public sector.

Fine Art

Fine artists and art directors are just a few of the art and design careers that art school graduates can go into.  Many people who have fine arts degrees do become fine art artists, so if this is your goal, don’t let anything hold you back.  Painters, illustrators, photographers and sculptors all fall within this category.  The competition is fierce, but with diligence, it’s possible to make it. Graduates with fine arts degrees who have an interest in creating images for commercials for television, print media, cinema, computer games or other types of media can become multimedia artists. The candidate needs to have passed the Higher Secondary School Certificate Examination


Today beautycare is a global multi-billion dollar industry that employs millions of people – from scientists and production engineers right up to your neighborhood pedicurist and mehndiwalli. As a Beautician you have a whole range of specialisations to choose from: beauty therapy, hair styling, make-up, massage, facials, manicure, pedicure, electrolysis, herbal beautycare, etc. If you are specialising in hair, the work would involve cutting, colouring and styling hair. With an average growth rate of 12 per cent, industry is bound to generate a high employment potential along with the need for related services in the years ahead. After gaining some hands-on experience, you could open your own beauty parlour or hairdressing salon or a combination of both and provide all beauty services – under one roof.


Photography offers a number of opportunities and the range of the fields that you can venture into. Mentioned below are the different career options possible within the realm of photography. A number of institutes and universities offer certificate and diploma courses in photography. Some also offer it as three year integrated courses and subsidiary subjects. You can do Degree courses in Photography of 3 year, and 1 year diploma. You can start right after you finish with your schooling [10+2] or you can take up photography after your graduation in any subject.

Cisco Certified Network Associate

CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) is a network security course of Routers & switches in IT field. If u want to do this course, you must have good computer networking knowledge.yes, it is job oriented course and this is base course of routers. after this there is CCNP, CCSP, CWNA, CCIE and many more certifications.You can do this course after +2. There is also online certification from Cisco university. I really sure that yes, cause there is a great demand in IT areas in any country, After complete this course you can work as junior admin in an environment where experienced network professionals work or later become a network expert.