Education in India is a complicated subject. Indian schools and colleges are trying to find the right balance between traditional guru-shishya values and modern advancements in education. Other countries approach education with a little more flexibility and that is what we need to incorporate into our education system. But while we try to strike a good balance between these two, here is a small introduction to the system and the top ten courses preferred by the Indian students.
An introduction to the Indian education system
Today’s students have a ton of options to decide their future career paths. Let’s take engineering. Students can now major in electrical, computer, aeronautical and automobile engineering, where before they chose from chemical, civil or mechanical engineering. Non-traditional career paths see just as many students and a degree in arts is not seen as something bad.
As more and more institutions open up, students can explore the field that interests them. Keeping this in mind, we have compiled a list of the top ten bachelor’s degrees that the students in India prefer to study. Do you have any degree that you would add to this list?
Bachelor of Engineering
An engineer with a bachelor’s degree has a lot of future scope. India is a developing nation with a growing economy and engineering is one of the most sought after professions. A bachelor’s in engineering also prepares for the rigors of the workplace.
There are a lot of colleges in India that offer quality education in the field of engineering. Students today can choose from Communication engineering, Computer Science engineering, Electrical and Electronics engineering, Information Technology, Marine engineering, Petrochemical engineering and even Structural engineering.
Bachelor of Commerce
A B.com degree opens a lot of avenues for the students who graduate from a good program in a good college. Possible career paths include pursuing a degree in Chartered Accountancy with further studying and exams or getting into finance and working as a financial or economic advisor. You can also apply to be a risk analyst with a financial firm or specialize and delve deeper with banking and finance forces to kick start a career in the finance industry.
The MBBS degree is one of the most popular degrees for a reason. Students in India have been instilled with a strong work ethic, and that helps them study for this degree. Medical school in India is just as difficult and rigorous as in other countries. Therefore, MBBS schools see a large volume of applicants. With the introduction of the common entrance exam for all medical courses, the NEET, getting into a medical program has become even more competitive. India is a growing country with an extremely large population, so a new doctor is always a boon to the society.
Bachelor of Arts
The Bachelor of Arts degree is one of the most diverse degrees in the current education scene. The BA degree allows students to specialize in Psychology, Biology, Economics, Journalism, Communication, and a variety of other fields. The BA degree is on our list because there are so many options students can explore with this degree. You can be a writer, a teacher, a counsellor, or a sales associate.
Bachelor of Dental Surgery
The common misconception with becoming a dentist is that the students who couldn’t get into an MBBS course end up doing dentistry. That is not true because those who become dentists chose to do so. The BDS degree can be done in well-known institutions in India. Students can then shadow a local dentist or apply for internships while in college.
Bachelors in Computer Application
Today, a degree in computer applications is one of the most sought after in the Indian market. The IT industry is booming all over the world and even more in India. Our IT industry is rapidly expanding and fulfilling the requirements of the developed countries. Therefore, if computer applications and technology interest you, this is one degree that will ensure you have no dearth of career opportunities after graduation.
Bachelor of Hotel Management
The hospitality industry offers quite a lot of career opportunities. This degree is just the stepping-stone towards choosing a niche you are well suited for. From the front desk staff to becoming a part of the kitchen, a degree in hospitality can help you get your foot in the door towards your chosen career path.
Bachelor of Law
No matter what year we are in, lawyers are needed everywhere. Most students think that becoming a lawyer is just like what is portrayed in the Bollywood movies. However, the reality is different. It is a lot of hard work and sleepless nights. And students don’t just practice criminal law, they can choose to join government service, get into private practice, do corporate law, specialize in intellectual law or even study further.
Bachelors in Fashion Technology
The last degree on our list is one that is slowly gaining popularity. Fashion technology is a great way to start a career in fashion designing. It teaches students the ins and outs of designing, fabrics, textiles, embroideries and a wide range of other subjects. With a degree in fashion technology, a lot of students go on to create their own fashion label or intern under big designers. It is important to study fashion technology and designing from a reputed college. This will help you get internships with well-known fashion houses in India.
India is a big country and unlike a decade ago, students today have a lot more and very lucrative career prospects. This has opened up so many avenues for students that they are often confused about which direction to take. However, it always helps to research and talk to a career counsellor who can help you make the right choice. Be careful of what you choose because unlike school, your college degree decides your entire professional career. We hope this list helps you understand the current demands of the Indian market and how you can find your place in it.