Eduncle posted an Article
April 08, 2022 • 16:46 pm

What To Choose - BSc or BTech? Get Your Queries Solved Here!

Have you ever heard from your parents – “Engineering lo, bahut scope hai!!”. As an Indian, most of the students are destined to get science after their 10th, and many of those science students are destined to be engineers. Not many of the science students think of an alternative. Most of them face a similar question – BSc or BTech?

It’s a fact that since independence, we may not have been able to beat China in the Medal tally of any of the Olympic games, but in one thing, we have created a dominance over China, Producing Engineers.

As per the National Science Foundation's (NSF) report, India earned 25% of the more than 7.5 million awarded Science & Engineer bachelor's level degrees in 2014, followed closely by China (22%), EU (12%), and U.S.(10%).

But are all the engineers employed and earning hefty incomes? Unfortunately, the answer is NO.

BTech is undoubtedly one of the world’s most famous bachelor’s degrees with terrific potential. And with the right path and dedication, you can achieve more in a shorter time. But, if you talk about India, the ratio of employed graduates to the total number of graduates is lowering every year. So, who is to blame for this? The Indian Education System? Or Indian Parents? The combined answer can be – Lack Of Awareness, which is applied to both students and parents.

Due to lack of awareness, many of the students get confused between BSc or BTech. If you want to be more reasonable while choosing your career, this blog is for you. So, let’s begin.

BSc Or BTech – Comparison

Advantages of BSc over BTech

     Wide Range of Career Options

     Admission in IITs, NITs, and CFTIs after BSc

BSC or BTech | Which one is Economically Feasible

BSc or BTech | Course Duration and Preparation for Competitive Exams



BSc Or BTech – Comparison


It’s a myth among students and parents that career opportunities are less in BSc. which is slightly true if you compare it with BTech. But only when your main goal is to get a job. Most of the students choose BTech just because they don’t know what to choose.  If you are interested in science and wondering which path to take, you can get a brief knowledge about BSc or BTech from the below table:



BSc (Bachelor of Science)

BTech (Bachelor of Technology)


3 years

4 years

Area Of Study

Pure Science

Applied Science


Broad and Theoretical

Practical and Technical

Number of Courses

Comparatively More in BSc

Comparatively less in BTech

Course Rigor

Comfortable as compared to BTech.

Tough and demanding

For whom is it?

One who is more inclined towards the non-technical part like basic science. More of a researcher.

One who is more interested in the technical part of science like designing, calculating, performing, etc.

Course Type

More of a Study Oriented Course

More of an Oriented Job Course


Talking about BTech, most of the BTech aspirants have a dream of getting admission in IITs. Yes, it is! But do you know that you can take admission in IITs after your BSc? Yes, you know About IIT JAM Exam, and you can take admission in all the IITs, NITs, and other CFTIs. We will discuss this in the below section.



Advantages of BSc over BTech


Yes, Engineering is the best among all the bachelor courses to achieve heights in your career, but it does have some disadvantages, as per the current Indian education scenario. We want you to be more reasonable while making decisions for your career. Awareness is a vital key for an excellent plan.



Wide Range of Career Options


Comparing BSc or BTech, as an engineering student, you are bound to get admission in limited engineering courses such as IT, CS, Electrical, Mechanical, etc.. Among them, you choose the one which is in trend. In BSc, you will get a wide range of subjects to choose from, according to your interest and passion. The courses in BSc are more specific to your interest. From Biology to Physics to Chemistry, you can take admission in any course which suits your passion. Some of the major courses in BSc are:


BSc Biology

BSc Biological Science

BSc Geology

BSc Nursing

BSc Chemistry

BSc Physiotherapy

BSc Mathematical Statistics

BSc Biomedical Science

BSc Mathematics

BSc Occupational Therapy

BSc Microbiology

BSc Physical Science

BSc Biotechnology

BSc Botany

BSc Agricultural and Dairy Science

BSc Genetics

BSc Horticulture

BSc Environmental Science

BSc Nutrition and Dietetics BFSc (Bachelor in Fisheries Sciences)

BSc Food Technology

BSc Home Science

BSc Zoology

BSc Forensic Science,

and many more.


To know the complete list of courses in which you can take admission, visit – List of BSc Courses in India



Admission in IITs, NITs, and CFTIs after BSc


Many of the students who are aiming for a BTech mostly have a common dream of getting admission in the IITs, NITs, and CFTIs. These are the top institutes in India. Institutes like IIT BombayIIT Delhi, and NIT Trichy are quite famous among students. The main motto of choosing a BTech is to get admission into these top institutes. But what If you got to know that you can take admission into these institutes after BSc as well!

IIT JAM Exam is a common entrance test which is conducted for offering admission in various MSc courses in the institutes like IITs, NITs, CFTIs, etc. To know if you are eligible for IIT JAM Exam or not, visit: IIT JAM Eligibility Criteria

Know how you can make your way to abroad studies and jobs. Read – MSc Career Scope After IIT JAM



BSC or BTech | Which one is Economically Feasible


One of the major advantages of a BSc course over BTech is the cost of the course. BTech is comparatively much more expensive than a BSc course. Even in famous public institutes like IITs, there is a wide difference between an MSc course and a BTech course.


Check out -  MSc Fee Structure in IITs


Not all families can afford a BTech with a hefty fee structure. In this situation, a BSc course can be a lifesaver. If you are talented and dedicated enough, you can achieve heights with BSc as well.



BSc or BTech | Course Duration and Preparation for Competitive Exams


Another reason which can be vital for person to person. If you have already planned to go for higher education or a govt job, then BSc can gift you a year of your life to prepare and get selected. The duration of a BSc course in 3 years, while the duration of a BTech is 4 years. If you want to go for an MSc or an MBA, you can have both a bachelor's and master's in 5 years.

Similarly, if you prepare for competitive exams like SSC CGL, SSC CHSL, SSC GD, and other IBPS Exams, everyone knows the value of a year in govt exam preparation. Less duration means you will have more time to prepare for your exams.

The above advantages are just some of the many benefits you can experience with a BSc. As mentioned before, this blog makes you more aware and reasonable while choosing your career. BTech is undoubtedly a good platform for your career, but a BTech is always beneficial when pursued by a good college or university. Because of the low seats in the famous colleges, not all students can get admission in those colleges. BSc can be a good alternative for them.


If you are pursuing BTech and you weren’t able to get admission in colleges like IITs, then there is really good news for you. If getting admission in IITs is still your dream, you can go for IIT JAM after BTech to achieve your goal.


Hope we have succeeded in making you more aware and cognizant. So, whatever you choose for your career to be more sensible and practical while choosing. For any doubts and queries, feel free to comment us below. Also, you can follow us on our YouTube channel and Facebook Page.


All The Best!



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  • Anonymous

    Course rigor is the same for both Btech and BSc... It's a myth in India that engineering is harder than BSc. The knowledge depth in BSc is far more than that in Btech BSc being a fundamental sciences Degree. While the practical knowledge of Btech is a bit higher than BSc. The only difference in Btech and BSc is that the length of the degree and nothing else and that too is forced upon university to keep BSc as a 3 years degree otherwise universities are eager to convert BSc to a 4 year degree course. Rigor in theoretical part of BSc is overwhelming when compared to Btech and the topics or subjects in BSc are mostly abstract and unimaginable by humans as far as BSc physics and BSc maths is concerned they are highly theoretical, mathematical and highly abstract. So Btech is much easier than BSc when the theoretical part is taken into consideration


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