Counselling for Professional Courses in India

Counselling for Professional Courses in India


Unlike what your parents tell you, success in 12th board exams doesn't guarantee a lifetime of fulfilment. The real struggle starts from there and the initial one being, choosing a perfect course for yourself. While you have many people to help you in making that decision, the final call has to and should be taken only by you. It is important to know what professional course you should take up, depending upon your aptitude and inclinations. Here, at AARA we help you, to do the same :

1) Bachelor Of Technology (B. Tech)

As the name suggests, B. Tech is the study of technology. In India, a student has to take up science (Physics, Chemistry and Maths) to be eligible for the entrance test, qualifying which, he gets the admission into a B. Tech college. This is a four-year course after which the student gets a B. Tech degree in his/her chosen stream. 

Major B Tech Streams :
Electronics and communication, Information technology, Mechanical, Civil, Mechatronics, Electrical and electronics, Environmental, Architecture and Construction, Computer, Marine, Automobile, Aeronautical, Aerospace, Telecommunication.

Average fresher's salary: INR 2-5 Lakhs p.a.

2) Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)

If you want to serve people and have an inherent desire to help those in distress, Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery is the perfect option for you. Just like B.Tech, an MBBS aspirant needs to be a science student in higher secondary school. However, instead of Maths, the student needs to have studied biology. The admission happens through an entrance test. A student can sit for multiple medical exams organized country-wide by individual states. All India Institute Of Medical Science (AIIMS) is considered to be the best college in country for medical studies. 

Other Medical Courses :
BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery), BHMS (Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine & Surgery), BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery), B.Pharma (Bachelor of Pharmacy), BPT (Physiotherapy), BUMS (Unani Medicine), Bachelor of Occupational therapy.

Average fresher's salary: INR 3 Lakhs p.a.

3) Bachelor of Architecture (B. Arch)

Bachelor of Architecture teaches students about architectural theory, history and practice. They learn to draw and develop designs based on the surrounding environment. Main entrance exam for architecture in the country is NATA (National Aptitude Test For Architecture) for which a student needs to do class 12th from a recognized board with at least 50 per cent marks and maths as a compulsory subject. Best colleges in the country for B. Arch are: NIT, IIT, JNTU and CEPT. 

Average fresher's salary: INR 3 Lakhs p.a.

4) Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

BBA is a degree awarded to a person for business administration. To pursue BBA, a candidate has to pass class 12th from a recognized university. BBA develops the person's managerial abilities by providing a broader perspective through information of every business function. You might have to give an entrance test or may get admitted directly on merit basis as per eligibility criteria of the university. Delhi University, Alliance Business Academy, Symbiosis Centre for Management Studies are some of the famous colleges for BBA.

Average fresher's salary: INR 2.5-3 Lakhs p.a.

5) Chartered Accountancy (CA)

The Chartered Accountancy Course and Profession in India is regulated by The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI). Companies frequently want people who can assist them with financial matters and tax concerns. This is what makes the job of a CA so important. There are four levels a person has to cross to become a CA. These are:

Common Proficiency Test (CPT)
Integrated Professional Competence Course (IPCC)/IPCE
Three years Articleship/ Training under a Practicing CA
CA Final

Average fresher's salary: INR 6-8 Lakhs p.a.

6) Bachelor of Laws (LLB)

Pursuing a degree in law is a good way to give back to the society by ensuring law and order is maintained. It is a myth that you need to do graduation to be able to pursue a degree in law. As a matter of fact, there are multiple colleges which allow students to take up integrated courses in law. It is a 3 year course and deals with the various aspects of Law and the Indian Penal Code (IPC). The students have a choice of specializing in civil or criminal law stream according to the interest at the end of the program. The entrance happens through a test, which is usually followed by a group discussion and interview. Major entrance exams for law in the country are: Common Law Admission Test (CLAT), Law School Admission Test, NALSAR Entrance Test, NLU Delhi Exam Notification etc.

Average fresher's salary: INR 3 Lakhs p.a.

7) Bachelor in Design

If you are passionate about designing clothes and understanding various kinds of textiles, then this is the course for you. The course is based on the idea of creating designs which balance global fashion aesthetics with Indian sentiments. In tandem with the shifts in the industry where design has become even more significant, the students are trained to anticipate and address relevant concerns and issues. Most popular colleges to pursue this degree are : NIFT and Pearl Academy, admission in which happens through an entrance test and interview.  Other important courses in the field of design are : Bachelor of design in leather, accessory, textile, knitwear and  fashion communication.

Average fresher's salary: INR 2.5 Lakhs p.a.

8) Journalism and Mass Communication

With creation of content on mega scale, what also needs to be done is broadcasting. This is what journalism and media courses will teach you. These are aptitude based courses and you can be of any stream to pursue them at graduation level. Mostly, there are entrance tests which need to be given to get into colleges. The best colleges in the country for journalism are: Lady Sri Ram College,  Asian College Of Journalism, Indian Institute of Mass Communication etc.

Average fresher's salary: INR 2-2.5 Lakhs p.a.

9) Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA)

Bachelor of Computer Applications is a course, you should pursue if you want to make a career in IT industry. The scope in this field is tremendous, owing to the growth of technology in the world. More than 1000 institutions provide BCA courses in India with an annual intake of more than 50,000 students. Eligibility for this course is passing class 12th from a recognized board with English as a compulsory subject. SRM University, Delhi University and Symbiosis College are main colleges for the course. 

Average fresher's salary: INR 2.5-3 Lakhs p.a.

10) Bachelor Of Social Work (BSW)

Anyone who is keen on helping the society with their work, this degree can be a very fulfilling one. The perks of being a social worker go beyond it's pay and remunerations. The best institutes to pursue BSW are : Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Department of Social work, University of Delhi, Madras School of Social Work, Department of Social Work and Jamia Millia Islamia. 

Average fresher's salary: INR 2-2.5 Lakhs p.a.

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