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 engineering as 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.
Career Opportunities for PCM 12th Graduate
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 among PCM students. To become an engineer a student needs to pursue B.Tech/B.E. degree. There are many colleges offering a B.tech degree. The most renowned and popular institute is Indian Institute of Technology.
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 multiple colleges that offer this degree like IITs, NITs, CEPT, etc. You can opt for a career in Interior Design, Industrial Design, Urban Design, Landscape Architecture, etc.
The required entrance exams are NATA, AAT, etc.
If you want to become a commercial pilot, then aviation is the right option for you. Other option like Aircraft Maintenance Engineer is also a good 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 the merchant navy is perfect for you. This is one of the most exciting fields for mathematics graduates. You can work in various departments of a merchant ship, like, deck, architecture, the engine, catering, etc.
Colleges like Indian Maritime University, 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 the Indian Navy, Indian Air Force, Indian Army, then you can opt for this option. National Defence Academy conducts an NDA exam that offers admission to a fulltime residential undergraduate program, where cadets are given a bachelor’s degree in various fields.
Ethical hacking is gaining popularity amongst students these days. Ethical Hackers are responsible to check the security of the computer system and find fault in defence systems. They are responsible for the network security of a company or institute from cyber-attacks.
You can pursue various career options 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 is the option for you. It is an applied field that requires knowledge of various science-related streams. You can become a Crime Scene Investigator, Forensic Ballistics Expert, Forensic Scientist, Digital Forensics Expert, etc.
There are multiple institutes that offer a degree in forensic science (*mostly at PG level).
Computer Application & IT
This field has multiple opportunities for students who have an interest in computers. Career options like Software Developer, System Analyst, Web Designer, App Developer, Network Administrator, Database Administrator, etc. The degree required for this career option is B.E./B.Tech in Computer Application & Information technology, BSIT or BCA.
There are multiple colleges and institutes that offer these courses and conduct entrance exam for admission into them.
Arts and humanities
This field of art and humanities has many opportunities for a mathematics science student. 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 atmosphere, space, earth, etc in the field of Astronomy, Disaster Management, Cartography, Meteorology, etc.
Institutes like IITs, TISS, NIDM, etc offer various courses in these fields.
Chartered Accountant & Company Secretary
This career option is mostly opted by commerce students, but it is not limited to them only. Even a science mathematics student can pursue a career as CA/CS. And since commerce is an important subject for this, students will require knowledge of it to get into it.
Students need B.Com. the degree to give the CA/CS entrance exam.
Research and Teaching
You can also pursue a career in research and teaching field. After completing your bachelor’s degree, you will require a master’s degree for this option. There are many national level exams you can give to get into master’s courses 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, 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 from for your career after completing 12th grade. If you want to know about Govt and private job options, then you can refer to the following list.
Government Jobs & Career Options
Govt. jobs have always been the most desirable option for Indian families. If you want to know which govt institute 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
Private Sector Career & Job Options
Other than govt. jobs there are several opportunities for Mathematics students in the private sector. 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 options that are available for PCM students. You can choose any of these for a successful career.
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