Career FAQs: Science

What are the skills required to do well in this career?
Science is a popular option for candidates who demonstrate proficiency/interest in Mathematics/Physics/Chemistry/Biology/Computer Science. This is a field for the curious set of people, who seek an understanding of various scientific phenomena/events in the environment. Candidates need to be high on logic, research, empirical approach, diagnostic reasoning and data interpretation, to do well in this career.
Which are the popular courses in this field?
B.Sc. is a bachelor's degree in India and can broadly be categorized into Pass and Honours course, with a course duration of three years. Students can select the domain of specialization from different available choices, the popular ones are given below:
  • B.Sc. Botany
  • B.Sc. Chemistry
  • B.Sc. Mathematics
  • B.Sc. Physics
  • B.Sc. Zoology
  • B.Sc. Life Sciences
  • B.Sc. Physical Science
  • B.Sc. IT (Information Technology)
  • B.Sc. Computer Science
  • B.Sc. Nursing
  • B.Sc. Nutrition
  • B.Sc. Fashion Design
  • B.Sc. Animation
  • B.Sc. Hospitality
  • B.Sc. Home Science
  • Which are the top institutes to study science in India?
  • Miranda House, Delhi
  • Hindu College, Delhi:
  • St Stephen's College, Delhi
  • Hansraj College, Delhi
  • Kirori Mal College, Delhi
  • Maharaja Agrasen College, Delhi
  • Lady Shri Ram College for Women, Delhi
  • Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College, Delhi
  • DeenDayal Upadhyaya College, Delhi
  • Madras Christian College, Chennai
  • Loyola College, Chennai
  • Stella Maris College, Chennai
  • Women's Christian College, Chennai
  • Presidency College, Chennai
  • Christ University, Bengaluru
  • Mount Carmel College, Bengaluru vSt. Josephs College, Bengaluru
  • The Oxford College of Science, Bengaluru
  • Mithibai College, Mumbai
  • St Xavier's College, Mumbai
  • Elphinstone College, Mumbai
  • Sophia College for Women, Mumbai
  • Goswami Ganesh Dutta Sanatan DharmaCollege, Chandigarh
  • Mehr Chand Mahajan DAV College for Women, Chandigarh
  • DAV College, Chandigarh
  • Birla College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Kalyan
  • St. Xavier's College, Ahmedabad
  • Sacred Heart College, Kochi
  • St. Francis Degree College for Women, Hyderabad
  • St. Ann's College for Women, Hyderabad
  • St. Wilfred's College, Jaipur
  • Sri Ramakrishna College of Arts and Science for Women, Coimbatore Note: The above list is not in any order of ranking
  • What are the eligibility criteria for enrolling in a graduation program in legal education?
    The educational qualifications needed to study B.Sc. are:
  • Diploma holders are eligible to apply for the B.Sc course
  • Students need to pass the higher secondary or 10+2 level examination or any other equivalent examination from a recognized board
  • Students should get the minimum marks necessary to get admission to the course according to the cut-off marks stipulated by the respective institute.
  • Students should study science subjects in 10+2

    In addition, the age of the students should not be less than 18 years or should not be more than 23 years. Admission is largely on the basis of merit in 10+2.
  • What are the prospects in this career?
    B.Sc. graduates can opt to join a postgraduate level degree programme in their respective field or subject to pursue further studies. They may also opt for non-science master degree programmes like journalism, animation, computer technology, management etc. They can be hired by a number of different organizations involved in scientific operations at entry/mid-level positions. Some of the industries which hire B.Sc. students are Agriculture, Food Processing, Health Care, Space Research, Pharmacy, Oil, Research Firms, Biotechnology, Hospitals, Chemical Industry etc.