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 an engineer. 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) Science and Engineering Indicators 2018 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 percent), the EU (12 percent) and the U.S. (10 percent). But are all the engineers employed and earning hefty incomes? Unfortunately, the answer is NO.
BTech is surely one of the world’s most famous bachelor’s degree with terrific potential in it. And with 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 their parents.
It is due to lack of awareness, many of the students get confused with BSc or BTech also. If you want to be more reasonable while choosing up your career, this is the blog for you. So, let’s begin
BSc Or BTech – Comparison
It’s a myth among students as well as parents that career opportunities are less in BSc. Which is slightly true if you are comparing with BTech. But, only when your main goal is to just 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, then you can get a brief knowledge about BSc or BTech from the below table:
|Criteria||BSc (Bachelor of Science)||BTech (Bachelor of Technology)|
|Duration||3 years||4 years|
|Area Of Study||Pure Science||Applied Science|
|Content Type||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 it is?||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 a Job Oriented 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 you BSc as well? Yes, through IIT JAM Exam, 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
This is not to hurt any feelings of an engineering student. Yes, Engineering is the best among all the bachelor courses to achieve heights in your career, but it does have some disadvantages as well 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. and among them, you choose the one which is in trend. In BSc, you will get a wide range of subjects to choose 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 Mathematical Statistics
BSc Agricultural and Dairy Science
BSc Biological Science
BSc Biomedical Science
BSc Occupational Therapy
BSc Physical Science
BSc Environmental Science
BSc Nutrition and Dietetics
BFSc (Bachelor in Fisheries Sciences)
BSc Food Technology
BSc Home Science
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 are mostly have a common dream of getting admission in the IITs, NITs, and CFTIs. These are the top institutes of India. Institutes like IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, NIT Trichy are quite famous among the 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 course. BTech is comparatively much expensive than a BSc course. Even in the famous public institutes like IITs, there is a wide difference between an MSc course and BTech course.
Checkout – MSc Fee Structure in IITs
Not all families can afford a BTech with 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 that you will 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. Which means if you want to go for an MSc or an MBA then you can have your both Bachelors and Masters in 5 years.
Similarly, if you are preparing for competitive exams like SSC CGL, SSC CHSL, SSC GD, and other IBPS Exams, then everyone knows the value of a year in govt exam preparation. Less duration means more time you will have to prepare for your exams.
The above advantages are just some of the many advantages that you can experience with BSc. As mentioned before, this blog is just to make your more aware and reasonable while choosing your career. BTech is surely a good platform for your career but a BTech is always beneficial when pursued from a good college or university. Because of low seats in the famous colleges, not all students are able to 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 a really good news for you. If getting admission in IITs is still your dream, then you can go for IIT JAM after BTech to achieve your dream.
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 in the below section. Also, you can follow us on our YouTube channel and Facebook Page.
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