“What Should I Do After 12th?” – We Answer Your Admission Queries

Is the “beta, ab aage kya karoge” question haunting you? Send in your queries to The Quint.

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It’s that time of the year again when students fresh out of school are scrambling for answers to their college admission queries. The time when “beta, ab aage ka kya iraada hai,” questions will haunt you.

That’s why at The Quint, we intend to make your life a little better. Educational counsellors from CollegeDekho will now help clear all your confusion regarding courses, colleges and universities.

Send in your sawaal for some expert advice on eduqueries@thequint.com.

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I have completed my 12th (PCM) and scored 70.44 percent. I am interested in pursuing BSc (Hons) in Agriculture. Could you suggest good colleges or universities in Punjab? 
Jatinder Kalra, A reader of The Quint

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Dear Jatinder,

Some good colleges for BSc (Hons) in Agriculture in Punjab region are:

  • Lovely Professional University
  • Chandigarh University
  • Chandigarh Group of Colleges, Jhanjheri
  • Desh Bhagat University, Punjab
  • Khalsa College, Jalandhar
I got 50 percent in my 12th (PCM) which I know is not great. I am very confused about what I should do and what will be the right career for me. Please help me decide.
Tamoghna Adhikari, A reader of The Quint

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Dear student,

Don’t worry about your marks. The Class XII exam results are not the end of the world. Since you've passed out of school, now is the time to take the right decisions. While there are plenty of options, what you choose to do should depend on where your interest lies. Despite your PCM background, you can choose to take up Business and Management, Law and Humanities, Commerce, Accounts and Banking, Arts and Languages, Fashion Designing, Hospitality and Tourism, Education and Teaching, and there are plenty of diploma, degree as well as certificate courses. Visit the following link to read about the options in detail – Courses to Pursue after 12th Science apart from BTech & Medical

I have completed my Class XII with 75 percent, JEE Mains score 140, Physics 70, Chem 65, Math 5. I’ve also appeared for NEET and am expecting a score of 400-410. I’d been aspiring to study medicine for the last two years but human behaviour interests me more than anything else. Is a BA too impractical for a science student? Also, my dad worries about security since Psychology isn’t exactly the most well-known career path. What do you suggest?
Sanket Gidwani, A reader of The Quint

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Dear Sanket,

Psychology is an interesting career option, and your future after acquiring education in this field can be really bright. Psychology has a lot of different fields and you can work in both the sectors ie private as well as public. The future outlook for careers in psychology varies depending on the degree you hold and your area of specialisation. If you wish to know more about this career option, visit the following link – All about a Career in Psychology

Your success and failure in any field will depend on how well you perform and your ability to grab opportunities. So, if you feel you are meant to do Psychology, then you must give it a shot.

Hello, I am from Sambalpur, Odisha. I have scored 67 percent in +2 Second Year from CHSE Board (Commerce) so I want to know which are some of the courses that are available for me right now.
Suraj Pandit, A reader of The Quint

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Dear Suraj,

As a Commerce student, you have a variety of options that you can take up after passing out of Class 12th. BCom, BBA, BA Economics, Company Secretary, etc are some of the options to start with. You can also choose to study courses apart from the field of Commerce. To know about Career Options after 12th Commerce, visit the following link – Career Options after 12th Commerce.

I am a commerce student (CBSE). I got an aggregate of 85.6% and I am currently preparing for CPT. However, I have an interest in colleges so help me with colleges for BCom (H) or any other good course that currently, I can apply for.
Navam Jindal, A reader of The Quint

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Dear Navam,

Please specify the location where you would want to take admission in B Com for us to be able to give you a more accurate suggestion. Also, since you are already preparing for CA/ CPT, we suggest that you continue doing that while you pursue B Com. It will give you more options at the end of the three years. Some of the top B Com colleges in India include:

  • SRCC, University of Delhi
  • Christ University, Bangalore
  • Loyola College, Chennai
  • Hansraj College, University of Delhi
  • Hindu College, University of Delhi
  • NMIMS Anil Sundar Modi School of Commerce, Mumbai
  • St. Joseph College of Commerce, Bangalore
  • Madras Christian College, Chennai

Every college comes out with multiple cut-off lists, if the seats are not filled. So, if you don’t get it in the first go, be patient, there are huge changes of getting through.

However, juggling Chartered Accountancy and B Com can get a tad bit tedious for you as they are pretty rigorous, so remain focused. All the best.

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