About Biology group courses
Science has always been in the good books of students and their parents because of its wide scope and career opportunities in both PCM and Biology group.
This article is designed to acquaint the students with the courses offered by the biology group.
Courses and Career after 12TH Science, Biology Group
1) MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery)
As the name suggests the course is all about curing patients both medicinally and surgically. It is considered as one of the most sought after and popular course after one completes 12th science, biology.
MBBS involves heavy competition in the admission process. Most of The Government College seats are taken up by meritorious students and the ones who are eligible for reservations.
The admission is based on the marks scored in 12th science and entrance examination. If one wants to get into a private/Government Medical College, you must have scored good scores in relevant medical entrance exams such as – NEET UG 2019 and AFMC MBBS 2019.
In order to gain value and knowledge one must also be willing to do a PG (Post Graduation) course.
2) Veterinary Science
Veterinary medicine is the branch of medicine that deals with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease, disorder and injury in animals.
This course is opted by relatively few students. This makes it very easy for graduate students to get a Government Job easily! Moreover people are getting highly interested in petting animals. This trend is even catching up in big cities. So, the idea of starting up one’s own clinic/venture is taking high grounds.
3) BAMS (Bachelore of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery)
The ancient Indian medical system, also known as Ayurveda, is based on ancient writings that rely on a “natural” and holistic approach to physical and mental health. Ayurveda medicine is one of the world’s oldest medical systems and remains one of India’s traditional health care systems. Ayurveda is a field which is thriving even now. It started to grow a while back with the boost in tourism industry.
With Ayurveda and its benefit of having no side effects getting well known, more and more people are willing to make use of it! In India, more people are now ready to visit Ayurvedic clinics to solve their health problems.
Not only in India, it has also earned a good name abroad also. Opening up an Ayurvedic clinic abroad isn’t a bad idea! The course duration is five and a half years.
4) BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery)
Dentistry, also known as Dental and Oral Medicine, is a branch of medicine that consists of the study, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases, disorders, and conditions of the oral cavity, commonly in the dentition . Like MBBS, in order to succeed and have a good career in this field one must be willing to do PG course also. It is a 5 year long course.
Compared to an MBBS Doctor, a BDS Doctor gets a bit more time to relax!
Pharmaceutical science typically focuses on a specific phase of the drug-development cycle — research, testing, or manufacturing.
One may go for B Pharm Degree, followed by an M Pharmacy Degree and land into a good job in Pharmaceutical companies or as a lecturer in Pharmacy colleges.
The course duration of B Pharm is 4 years and that of M Pharm is 2 years. So, doing both of them will take 6 years to complete.
One may even apply for Government Jobs. Some examples of jobs in pharmacy are- Drug Control department, Pharmacist in Government Hospitals etc.
6) PHARM D
Pharm D is a lot different from B Phar and M Pharm. Actually, it is a combination of B Pharm, M Pharm and MBBS!
The duration of the course is 6 years. This course is opted by relatively lesser number of students therefore it makes the job market less crowded.
One may go for a B.Sc. Degree in an available discipline and follow it up by completing an M.Sc. degree! The job opportunities consists of fields like- teaching, research, Government Jobs, Private jobs etc.
Duration of B.Sc. course is 3 years and that of M.Sc. is 2 years. Completing both these courses will consume 5 years.
Research is a field that is less explored Therefore there is much job scope. If one is meritorious and passionate then the student may land into a research job in Government organization or Private firm easily! Some of the well known B.Sc. programs available in front of Biology Group students are-
- B.Sc. Biochemistry
- B.Sc. Biology
- B.Sc. Physics
- B.Sc. Chemistry
- B.Sc. Environmental Science
- B.Sc. Biotechnology
- B.Sc. Nursing
- B.Sc. Occupational Therapy
- B.Sc. Physiotherapy
- B.Sc. Radiology
- B.Sc. Bioinformatics
- B.Sc. Anthropology
- B.Sc. Microbiology
- B.Sc. Zoology
- B.Sc. Forensic Science
- B.Sc. Agriculture
- B.Sc. Pathology
- B.Sc. Speech Therapy
- B.F.Sc. (Fisheries Science)
- B.Sc. Horticulture
- B.Sc. Genetics
- B.Sc. Health Science and Nutrition
- B.Sc. Sports Science
- B.Sc. Audiology
- B.Sc. Botany
8) Diploma Course
There exists some job oriented Diploma courses which Biology Group students may pursue. Some of them are-
- Diploma in Nursing
- Diploma in Retail Management
- Diploma in Education Technology
- Diploma in Dairy Technology
- Diploma in Yoga Education
9) BHMS (Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
BHMS stands for Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery. It is a 4½ years long course. After completing the course, students have to do a one year long internship. Thus, in total the course takes 5½ years to complete. BHMS course focuses on the principles of Homeopathic medicine system.
10) Bachelor of Physiotherapy
It is a highly job oriented course. The course duration is 4 years. After completing the course Graduates will also have to do an internship lasting a period of 6 months. In total, this course will take 4½ years to complete.
After completing the course, Graduates will be able to find a job in sectors like- Gyms, Clinics, Schools & Colleges, Sport Teams and Organizations etc. One may also start own private Physiotherapy practice.
11) BASLP (Bachelor of Audiology Speech Language Pathology)
BASLP is a course that focuses on Audiology, hearing disorders, auditory systems, speech language therapy, hearing implants etc. It is a 4 years long course. After completing the course, Graduates have to do a 1 year long Internship program. Thus, in total, it takes 5 years to complete this course.
After completing the course, Graduates will be able to find a job in the following sectors- marketing of hearing implants, rehabilitation clinics (for people suffering from hearing disorders), Clinics and Hospitals, Special Schools and Educational Institutes (for children suffering from hearing disorders) and Hearing aid manufacturing industries.
12) Bachelor of Occupation Therapy
BOT (Bachelor of Occupational Therapy) is a 4½ years long Undergraduate level medical course. This course focuses on the discipline of Occupational Therapy.
Occupational Therapy deals with patients having physical, mental, emotional and neurological limitations. It aims at improving the life, condition and rehabilitation of such handicapped and limited people through different modes of treatments such as- exercises, functional training, aiding devices and equipment, ergonomic training and environmental restructuring & adaptation.
In India, paramedical courses are available in the following formats –
- Degree courses
- Diploma courses
- Certificate courses
Looking from job prospects’ point of view, pursuing Degree and Diploma paramedical courses will be a good idea. Some of the well known paramedical courses are –
- MLT courses
- Radiography courses
- OTT courses
- Audiology and Speech Therapy courses
- Optometry courses
- Speech Therapy courses
Hope you find this article helpful.