OPTIONS TO EXPLORE
I am in class XI in the commerce stream and mathematics as an elective. Which career paths can I explore in the future and from where?
BCom with Chartered Accountancy or BCom with Cost & Works Accountancy or Company Secretary courses with BCom are typical choices for students completing class XII commerce. You can also apply for BStat/ BMath to explore the option of higher studies and related career opportunities in these subjects. After class XII you can also apply for the five-year, integrated law degree course or take up hotel management (if you have the right attitude and aptitude), or pursue a fine art or design course if you have artistic aptitude. You can also opt for BBA/equivalent course, but keep in mind that it is the MBA, which is the professional course. Similarly, you may take up Bachelor of Computer Applications right after class XII commerce with mathematics and then do MCA or do MCA right after graduation. There is also the choice of a Bachelor of Financial & Investment Analysis (Delhi University), or Bachelor of Mass Media at various universities. You may switch to arts with economics and mathematics or allied combination of subjects keeping MA Economics or MBA in mind for your post-graduate studies.
I have completed BSc with mathematics and chemistry. I would like to know about the career options available besides MBA and MCA.
You can pursue MSc in the subject in which you are more proficient. It would normally lead to research or research-oriented jobs or try for faculty positions in universities and colleges. Alternative choices could be the three-year LLB or the two-year, post-graduate programme in hospital administration, pharmaceutical management, biotech management, or post-graduate programmes in plastic technology, packaging technology, medical laboratory technology, BE Fire Engineering at National Fire Service College Nagpur (if you fulfil all eligibility criteria), or you can pursue cinematography, film editing, journalism, mass communication, event management, public relations, advertising, social work, library and information science or BEd depending upon your interests, ability and personality skills. You may apply for the various competitive examinations leading to jobs, such as those conducted by the UPSC (www.upsc.gov.in) for graduates, or the exams by the Staff Selection Commission (www.ssc.nic.in) or state administrative services through the examinations by the State Public Service Commissions, or the Probationary Officers examination for recruitment in the public sector banks. This broad overview should help you to look