PCM is one of the most versatile streams. A student with Maths-Science in 12th standard has a multiple career options available to pursue.
Majority of these students opt for engineering for their career, which itself has vast career options and fields. But there are many opportunities for PCM students after completing their 12th other than engineering.
In this blog you will find all the Job and Career options which are available for a PCM student after 12th grade.
Eduncle has complied all the options available for students with Maths at one place to help you compare and analyse them so you can make the best decision for your future.
Engineering is the most popular career option amongst PCM students. To become an engineer a student needs to pursue B.Tech/B.E. degree. There are many colleges offering B.tecg degree and the most renowned and popular instute is IIT.
To get this degree you need to give entrance exams like – IIT JEE Mains & Advanced, BITSAT, etc.
Check out the list of Top Indian Engineering Colleges.
Architecture is the second most popular career option for Mathematics students. The degree required to become an architect is B.Arch. There are mutliple colleges that offer this degree like IITs, NITs, CEPT, etc. You can opt a career in Interior Design, Industrial Design, Urban Design, Landscape Architecture, etc.
The required entrance exams are NATA, AAT, etc.
If you want become a commercial pilot then aviation is the right option for you. Options like Aircraft Maintenance Engineer is also a scope when you get into aviation. There are many aviation institutes in India that offer aviation related degree & training.
Pilot Aptitude Test (WOMBAT) is a way to get into this field.
International trade, cargo, if these terms get your attention then merchant navy is the perfect for you. This field is one of the most exciting field for mathematics graduates. You can work in various departments of a merchant ship, like, deck department, architecture department, the engine department, catering department.
Colleges like Indian Maritime Universit, International Maritime Institute, International Maritime Academy, etc, provide degrees like HND, Marine Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Nautical Technology, etc.
Required entrance exam - AIMNET
If you want to be a part of Indian Navy, Indian Air Force, Indian Army, then you can opt for this option. National Defence Academy conducts a NDA exam which offers an addmission to fulltime residential undergraduate program, where cadets are given Bachelor’s degree in various fields.
Ethical hecking is fastly gaining populatrity amongst students these days. Ethical Hackers are responsible to check the security of computer system and find fautls in defense systems. They are responsible for the network secuirty of a company or institute from cyber attacks.
You can get into career like Security Consultant, Network Security Administrator, Network Security Engineer, Penetration Tester.
To get into this career you will require certain certifications like Indian School of Ethical Hacking (ISOEH), Ankit Fadia Certified Ethical Hacker, NIIT Ethical Hacking, etc.
Do you like investigating? Then this new field of Forensic science which is an applied field that requires knowledge of verious science related fields. You can become a Crime Scene Investigator, Forensic Ballistics Expert, Forensic Scientist, Digital Forensics Expert, etc.
There are mutiple institutes that offer degree for forensic science. (*but mostly at PG level)
This field has multiple opportunities for students who have interest in computer. Career options like Software Develpoer, System Analyst, Web Designer, App Developer, Network Administrator, Database Administrator, etc. degree you need for this career option are B.E./B.Tech in Computer Application & Information technology, BSIT or BCA.
There are multiple colleges and intstitutes that offer these courses and conduct entrance exam for admission to these courses.
There are various opportunities for a mathematics science student in the field of arts and humanities. You can opt for courses like in psychology, sociology, foreign languages, Travel & Tourism Courses, Mass Communication and Journalism, Performing Arts, Business Administration and Management Studies, fashion tech, animation & graphics, etc.
There are many colleges that offer these courses.
This domain deals with the study of inorganic material like atompshere, space, earth, etc in the field of Astronomy, Disaster Management, Meteorology, Cartography, Meteorology, etc.
Institutes like IITs, TISS, NIDM, etc offer various courses in these fields.
This career option is mostly opted by commerce students, but it is not limited to them only. Even a science mathematics student can pursue career as a CA/CS. And since commerce is an important subject for this, students will require knowledge of it to get into this career.
Students need B.Com. degree to give the CA/CS entrance exam.
You can also pursue career in Research and teaching field. After completing your bachelor’s degree, you will require master’s degree for this career option. There are many national level exams you can give to get into master’s course like CSIR NET, IIT JAM. You can also go for Doctoral courses after your Post graduation.
Research Areas in Mathematics
Algebra, Combinatorics, and Geometry Analysis and Partial Differential Equations Applied Analysis Complex Biological Systems Mathematical Biology Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing Topology and Differential Geometry
These are the options you can choose for your career after completing your 12th grade. If you want to know about Govt and private job options, then you can refer to the following list.
Govt. jobs have always been the most desirable option for Indians families. If you want to know which govt institutes and department offer jobs for PCM student, then you should check the following list:
Indian Armed Forces
Mini Ratnas and Nav Ratnas like BHEL, GAIL, BCCL, IOCL
Banking and Finance Sectors
National Aeronautical Limited (NAL)
Indian Railways and Metros
Income Tax Department
Govt. institutes & universities
You may also visit – Top Government Recruitment Exams in 2020!
Other than govt. jobs there are several opportunities for Maths students in private sectors. Here are the top private jobs you can pursue:
Private Banks and Insurance Companies
Chartered Accountant (CA)
Mass Communication & Journalism
Private institutes & universities
These are the option that are available for PCM students and you can choose any option that you are most interested in as your career.
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