PCM- Career options after 12th in PCM

PCM- Career options after 12th in PCM

PCM- Career options

If you’re interested in PCM as a career in technology and planning to study in PCM below is a list of fields that best suit your interests. Frankly, some of the most successful people I know got into their fields by accident. 

      They became passionate about something, took it far beyond anything they were required to do, ended up graduating in PCM, and then got placed into the field they were doing outside college.

      A student who has completed their class 12th from the science stream with physics, chemistry, and mathematics (PCM) group is eligible to apply for various undergraduate level engineering programs such as B.Tech, BCA and B.Sc, etc. There are also many postgraduate-level courses that you can pursue after completing your bachelor’s degree in the engineering field.

      Below we have listed some of the popular courses after 12th Science PCM that candidates can choose from:

1.  Engineering & Technology (B.E/B.Tech) In PCM

This is the most traditional and sought-after course of study. PCM is also a course with a huge scope and career options. It has consistently been one of the top three most opted courses in India.  A B.E/B.Tech degree holders can opt for both core engineering jobs or go for management studies thereafter. The starting salaries are in the range of Rs 5-8 lakh per annum for a fresher and can grow up to Rs 20-30 lakhs per annum based on experience and expertise.

             Engineering is the science, art, and practice of creating solutions to solve real problems. The discipline of engineering is taking a good idea and making it work. PCM involves translating scientific discoveries and research into practical applications that help improve people’s lives, safeguard the environment and contribute to the economic prosperity of society.

Engineering & Technology (B.EB.Tech) In PCM
Engineering & Technology (B.EB.Tech) In PCM

           Engineering is the profession in which knowledge of the mathematical and natural sciences is gained by study, experience, and practice. It is applied with judgment to develop ways to utilize economically the materials and forces of nature for the benefit of mankind. Engineers are people who design, build and maintain our world.

           Engineers use their skills to help make everything around us work better – from cleaning up our beaches, energy sources, household appliances, mobile phones, and computers to designing hospitals, airports, and cities. They can work on anything from race cars to robots or from deep-sea explorers to space vehicles.

2. Bachelor of Pharmacy (B. Pharma)

Bachelor of Pharmacy is abbreviated as B. Pharma or B.Pharm. is an Under Graduate Degree Course in the medical field of Pharmaceutical Sciences. It is the task of pharmacists to make sure that the medicines are used rationally to achieve optimal therapeutic outcomes. 

        This course (PCM) enables students to blend core pharmaceutical knowledge with skill-based training to make them industry-ready professionals. 

        A BPharma degree holder can work in various sectors like government and private hospitals, community pharmacy, medicine manufacturing industries, medicine marketing and sales, pharmaceutical research and development, etc.

Duration: 4 Years

Eligibility: 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics (PCM)/Biology/Biotechnology

Pharmacy is the science and technique of preparing, dispensing, and review of drugs and providing additional clinical services. It is a health profession that links health sciences with chemical sciences and aims to ensure the safe and effective use of pharmaceutical drugs. 

      The scope of pharmacy practice includes more traditional roles such as compounding and dispensing medications. And it also includes more modern services related to health care, including clinical services, reviewing medications for safety, efficacy, and providing drug information. 

Bachelor of Pharmacy (B. Pharma)
Bachelor of Pharmacy (B. Pharma)

      Pharmacists, therefore, are the experts on drug therapy and are the primary health professionals who optimize the use of medication for the benefit of the patients.

3. Bachelor of V Solid State Technology (BVSSST) in PCM

The Bachelor of V Solid State Technology (BVSSST) degree is a four-year undergraduate program resulting in a Bachelor of Engineering (BE) degree, offered by the Department of Electrical Engineering. 

       The BVSSST program is a classification level within the field of Solid State Technology, thereby allowing students to choose a specific area of specialization within their area of study.

       The Bachelor of V Solid State Technology (BVSSST) degree is a world-class degree, with a strong focus on cutting-edge research in the field of solid-state technology. It also provides strong coverage in the fundamentals of electrical engineering and computer science.

An example of a program that could be included in your course is the Master’s Degree in Solid State Technology (MSSS). This program includes more advanced courses, such as:

* Materials Engineering

* Solid State Physics

* Quantum Mechanics

* Solid State Chemistry

You may choose to pursue any other field of study in PCM, but it is important to note that this degree is designed for students who are interested in pursuing research-based careers.

4.  BCA (Bachelor of Computer Applications)

BCA (Bachelor of Computer Applications) is an undergraduate degree course in the field of computer applications. This three-year degree course is designed to provide students with a strong foundation in the field of computer science, programming languages, and other technical aspects. 

       The course covers all the relevant areas of computer science and IT, including networking, programming languages, and databases.

BCA programs have become quite popular among the students after the rise of the IT sector and its prominence in almost every sector. BCA graduates are absorbed by software companies and IT consultancies as soon as they complete the course. 

       There are many reputed institutes that offer BCA courses in India. The admission to these courses is based on a candidate’s performance in a relevant entrance test and subsequent round of counseling in the pre-test (PCM).

The average tuition fee charged for the course ranges between INR 10,000 and 3 lakhs for a period of three years. Admission to the BCA program at IITs/IISc is based on Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Advanced score while admission to IIITs is through JEE Main score.

5.  Hotel Management (BHM & BSc HM)

Hotel management is not an easy task. It includes a number of departments that work together to ensure the guest receives the best service possible. Each department needs to be in sync with one another and must provide the best service possible. The different departments are Front Office, Food & Beverage, Housekeeping, Accounts, and Marketing.

Hotel Management (BHM & BSc HM)
Hotel Management (BHM & BSc HM)
  • Front office: This is the first point of contact for the guests. The front desk agent greets the guests at arrival, assists them in the check-in and checkout process. They also assist guests with all their special requests like room change, additional bedding, etc.
  • Food & beverages: This department prepares food and beverages for the guest according to their order. F&B staff a lot of times also act as stewards that serve food to the guest and clear their tables once they are done dining.
  • Housekeeping: This department is responsible for preparing guest rooms and maintaining cleanliness in public areas of the hotel such as lobby area and restaurants etc.
  • Accounts: This department handles all financial transactions regarding hotels like issuing bills to the guests, taking payment from them, and maintaining records of income from various sources like room sales, restaurant sales, etc.

This course in PCM also allows students to specialize in either front office or food and beverage disciplines as per their interests. The course also includes learning activities like on-the-job training in real hotels or resorts.


It would help you to build a career in this PCM field, which will be helpful for the following reasons: 

  • You’ll be highly respected for your artistic talent and creativity
  • Ability to create logos and beautiful designs for any business
  • You will have numerous job opportunities both in India as well as outside India. 

      So it is safe to say that if you had chosen PCM after the 12th, a bright future would have been waiting for you.

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