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Subject: Courses after 12th in medical
Date: 11-Apr-2009
Question: Actually i passed 12 last year now I'm confused what to do. My subjects were physics, chemistry, biology, environmental science. Kindly suggest me professional courses which has great scope in future. I'm from middle class family. Courses except MBBS.
Answer: Those who studied Biology, physics, chemistry subjects can appear Entrance exams. Since you say you don't want to do MBBS, you can opt for BDS ( dental surgery), B.Pharm (pharmacy), BSC MLT(medical lab technology), B.Sc Nursing, Ayurveda, Homeopathy, Agriculture, Veterinary science, Forestry, fisheries. These courses require single entrance exam.

Nursing - A profession with devotion and hard work. There are good chances for getting jobs in various foreign countries BSc. Nursing: 4years degree course. After passing 12th standard with Biology, physics, Chemistry, can appear for the entrance.

3 Years Nursing diploma: After completion of 12th std with Biology, physics and Chemistry, can apply for Nursing diploma from nursing schools

Pharmacy and Medical lab technology courses. Those who completed 12th with biology, physics and chemistry can apply for diploma courses in 1.Medical lab technology 2. Radiological technology 3. Ophthalmic assistants.

Also there are other certificate courses such as dental mechanics certificate, dental hygienist certificate etc. Common exam conducted by Medical Education director has to be passed for this.

Other useful courses are Physiotherapy. Physical medicine and rehabilitation, occupational therapy ( mental health), speech therapy and odiology etc. Physiotherapy graduation ( B.P.T )can be done from School of medical education.

Those who are coming through medical PG entrance, can apply for Physical M.D

Veterinary Science:- Most of the Agricultural Universities will have courses in Agriculture, fisheries,Forestry, cericulture etc. But there is high demand for veterinary science .

Ayurvedha:- There is good demand for Ayurvedha Doctors

Homeopathy:- by passing all India entrance exam.

Engineering & Technology IIT (Indian Institute of Technology):- Selections are based on All India Entrance Exam.-
JEE: Joint Entrance Examination. Special Engineering courses such as Aerospace, Ceramics, Metallurgy, Petroleum and Textile are available. Architecture. You have studied Environmental Sciences in class 12th, so you can also go for Environmental Engineering. Admission is based on Engineering Entrance with Physics, Maths and Chemistry subjects.

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