“Should I Pick BTech or BSc?”: We Answer Your Admission Queries

Here are the answers to some admissions-related queries we’ve received from readers in the last few days. 

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Here are the answers to your admission-related queries. (Photo: Lijumol Joseph/ <b>The Quint</b>)

Before the first cut-off lists for courses in Delhi University come out on 23 June, we are sure you have tonnes of questions.

And we know the questions aren’t limited to Delhi alone.

That’s why we decided to help you out with admissions and career-related questions.

The Quint has got educational counsellors from CollegeDekho answering all your queries. Send in your sawaal for some expert advice on eduqueries@thequint.com.

Here are the answers to some of them:

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I have passed my 12th board exams with 84%, PCM. I gave the IP exam and got a rank of 13,000. I am confused between B Tech and B Sc. What should I do?
Salil Gupta, a Reader of The Quint

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Dear student,

If you get good BTech colleges based on this score, then undoubtedly take admission in engineering. However, this is subject to your interest. If you want to get into technical jobs in the future and have the correct skill set, then this is the best option. Studying engineering will give you a chance at better job prospects. But be prepared to slog it out more. Use the College Predictor to see the engineering colleges you can apply to based on your rank at IPU.

Also see the cut-offs/closing ranks of engineering colleges affiliated to IPU.

If you decide to study B Sc, that’s good too. Depending on the specialisation that you opt for, you can choose to either stick to the field or shift to other domains. But if given a choice between B Tech & B Sc, we suggest that you opt for B Tech.

My best of four score in class 12 boards is 96 percent. I want to do MBA later. I am confused if I should do BBA LLB from IP university or Bcom from DU. Which one would have more value?
Ankita Gupta, a Reader of The Quint

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Dear Ankita,

In my opinion, if you are to pursue MBA after completing your UG studies, you should take up BCom from DU. Firstly, if you compare the two Universities – IP and DU – the latter is more prestigious. Secondly, on completing BCom from DU, you will be in a better position to apply for jobs that will add to your work experience which will be an added advantage at the time of MBA interviews.

Also Read: https://www.collegedekho.com/articles/ug-courses-that-can-help-you-prepare-for-mba-programmes/


I have scored 72 percent in class 12 PCMB. I want to pursue BSc in Biotechnology (preferably hons) outside Mumbai. Can you suggest good government colleges that will accept me at this percentage?
Vaishnavi, a Reader of The Quint

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Dear Vaishali,

Following are some of the colleges offering BSc Biotechnology that you can apply for:

  • Loyola College, Chennai
  • Amity University, Noida
  • Sam Higginbottom Institute of Agriculture, Technology & Sciences, Allahabad
  • Lovely Professional University, Phagwara
  • Deenbandhu Chhotu Ram University of Science and Technology, Sonipat
  • Bharath University, Chennai

Check More Colleges here: B.Sc. (Bachelor of Science) Biotechnology colleges in India

I scored 80 percent in my class 12 boards with subject combination PCM English and economics. I do not want to continue with science. Please suggest some of the best courses in the field of commerce.
Ashish Jhawar, a Reader of The Quint

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Dear Ashish,

Since you have studied Economics till class 12, Economics (Hons) will be a good option for you. Universities like DU, Mumbai University offer the course. Apart from that other commerce courses that you can pursue are BBA, BCom, BMS etc.

Also Read:

Career Options After 12th Commerce: Courses and Eligibility
UG Courses That Can Help You Prepare For MBA Programmes
BBA or Integrated MBA: Which Course To Choose After Class 12
Which Is A Better Course After Class 12: BCom or BBA?

Sir my rank are as follows: Wbjee: 80426. Comedk: 52490. JEECE: General Merit –10571, OBC – 2119. JEE Main: General – 416860, OBC –142414. I want to pursue BTech with CS. Which colleges (anywhere in India) can I get?
Ankit Gupta, a Reader of The Quint
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Dear Ankit,

We suggest that you start applying in private engineering colleges based on your location preference, at the same time, appear for the counselling process of the exams you appeared for.

Alternatively, we suggest that if you are not so specific about engineering, you can explore options such as BSc Computer Science, BCA etc. Click here for more.

I have completed my 12th (PCM ) this year and have got 88 percent. I am a geek and have a dream to become a computer scientist or to get into a position where my job would be to design and build new gadgets. I am getting some good colleges which are among India’s top 100 colleges but I am confused whether I should take admission or to try for IITs next year. I am also confused about the BTech field I should choose (electronics or computer science and engineering).
Utkarsh, a Reader of The Quint
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Dear Utkarsh,

Computer Science and Gadget Designing are two different fields. If you want to become a computer scientist, you should pursue BTech in Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) followed by M Tech in Automation Engineering. On the other hand, if you are interested in gadget designing, Electronics and Communication Engineering followed by MTech in VLSI would be the right career path for you.

Taking your word for it, if you are good at computers and are really interested in the field then you must go for BTech CSE. However, the final decision should be yours since this is your career.

Similarly, dropping a year for preparation should be your decision. Prioritise your options before deciding. If you don’t want to give away a year, then you must enrol for the best college you are getting, However, if you think you can score well next year, go ahead with full dedication.

Click here to read some factors that you must keep in mind before dropping a year.

My PCM aggregate in class 12 is 56 percent but my overall percentage is 62.40 percent. My JEE mains ranking is 1,95,057. My father is in CRPF. Can I get into NSIT by defence quota as last year’s cut-off went to 4,00,000? Can I apply for priority 7 of defence quota? If not, can you suggest me some good colleges in Delhi NCR and Chandigarh and nearby area with these marks?
A Reader of The Quint
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Dear student,

Yes, there is a defence quota in Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology (NSIT) for wards of defence and paramilitary personnel. Over and above the normal intake, 5% of the total seats are reserved for Defence Category candidates. As per priority 7, wards of serving personnel can get admission. However, any candidate's admission in an institute depends on various factors like cut-offs, whether you have all the necessary documents or not, etc. Take a look at last year's NSIT cut-off where you can find cut-offs under Defence (CW) category. You will get an idea of your chances of admission this year. Check out NSIT 2016 Cut-offs for this year here.
We also suggest that you check with the institute once directly to know your chances of admission.

Click here for a list of colleges in Delhi NCR & Chandigarh accepting JEE Mains Scores.

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