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While there are stream specific options, there are a variety of options that can be done irrespective of your stream. These courses can be pursued after HSC, and entry is either via an entrance exam conducted by the institute or based on HSC marks. So read through in detail and think of the option that suits you best.
Following are such courses:

Career Options After HSC, 12th

Management Options:

The Bachelor Of Management Studies (BMS)

This is a 3-year degree course offered by the Mumbai University. 50% in HSC is what is required to get admission in this course.
Across Maharashtra, this course a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) is offered by most institutes.

Designing Related Options:

Interior Designing

Interior designing is the arrangement of living space i.e. organizing, managing and planning of the interiors of rooms.
One must have successfully completed HSC Exam with minimum 50% marks. Intermediate certificate exam cleared with a good grade would be an added

Fashion Designing

Fashion design is the applied art dedicated to the design of clothing and lifestyle accessories which
generally mirror cultural and social influences. Fashion designers develop new styles and products for
clothing apparel and accessories by creating original designs or by adapting fashions to suit local conditions,
trends and buyers. For most of the courses in this field, one has to appear for an entrance test which
measure candidate's general mental ability and creativity and drawing skills.

Career in fashion designing

Symbiosis Institute of Design (SID)
National Institute of Fashion Technology-( centers across India , Mumbai, Delhi )
School of Fashion Technology- Pune
MIT institute of Design

Textile Designing

Textile designers design colours, patterns, hues, and texture of fabric or cloth. After completing the course one could work with textile design consultants,
fabric manufacturing and export companies, garment-manufacturing companies, and other related companies.

Jewellery Designing

Jewellery designing implies creating entirely new styles in ornaments and lending a contemporary touch to traditional patterns,
thereby changing the look and enhancing variety and range of the jewellery.

Industrial Designing

Career in Industrial Designing

Industrial designers develop and design countless manufactured products that we use in our daily life. They
combine artistic talent with research into product use, marketing, materials and production methods to
create the most functional and appealing design and to make the product competitive with others in the
workplace. There are specializations in the field of industrial design such as:
Product Design, Furniture Design, Ceramic Design, also Textile Design.

National institute of design - Ahmedabad
Symbiosis Institute of Design (SID)- Pune
MIT institute of Design - Pune

Animation and Graphics

Today animation and graphics have become a popular career choice. For those who have a flair for drawing and good three 3-D abilities.
You can consider a bachelors degree from reputed institutes and kick start a dynamic career.
Alternatively you can pursue part time courses from reputed private institutes along side your degree course.

National institute of design - Ahmedabad
Symbiosis Institute of Design (SID)- Pune


Architects are concerned with the design of buildings, malls, stadiums hospitals and so forth. For a long time ,
architecture was considered a subjects that could be taken up only by science students as the basic requirement was physics,
chemistry and maths. However now those who take up maths at the plus two level can consider this option too.
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Art Related Options:

Fine Arts / Applied Arts:

Fine arts include drawing, painting and sculpture.

Commercial Arts

Commercial art - is the application of the different types of art media for commercial purposes - such as creating advertisements, billboards,
book jackets, window displays, cinema slides, technical catalogues, packaging etc.


Photography is a profession that calls for a fusion of precise technical skills and a well developed artistic and aesthetic sense. It is not as simple as clicking the
camera, but involves various aspects such as understanding of light and colour, composition, technical know how and so forth.
Specializations in Photography include Commercial Photography, Photo Journalism, AD Photography, Industrial Photography, Medical Photography, environmental
Photography and Fashion Photography. Photography can be pursed.

Mass Communication:

The Bachelor Of Mass Media (BMM)

The course is open to all those students who have passed their HSC and have secured not less than 50% in their first attempt. The selection is based on a student's
performance on the entrance test /group discussion / personal interview. A student could consider specializing either in journalism or advertising in the final year
of this course. This course is specific to Mumbai but across Maharashtra you can pursue an undergraduate course in mass communication or mass media.
Some prominent institutes:

Symbioses institute of mass media

Film Making

Film making consists of three stages: pre-production, production and postproduction. It encompasses the options like Sound Recording, Editing, Cinematography,
Film Processing, Audiography (10+2 Science), Script Writing/ Direction (any stream). Some prominent institutes:

Film and Television institute of India- FTII- Pune

Event Management

Event management firms plan events ranging from private parties, college fests and events, society weddings, award functions, concerts, meetings,
movie premiers, conventions, exhibitions, openings and so on. management involves meticulous and organized work, right from deciding the target audience,
conducting market research where necessary, conceptualizing and visualizing the event, logistical and technical planning, and the actual execution.

Hospitality Industry:

Hotel Management

Hotel Management involves work in varied aspects of the hotel industry such as administration, front office or reception, sales and marketing, food and beverage,
housekeeping and so forth. You can either pursiue a graduate degree or diploma in the same. Courses may last from 2-4 years.

Indian Institute of Hotel Management - Aurangangabad
Institute of Hotel Management, Catering Technology and Applied Nutrition-(centers all over India.)
Kohinoor Group Of Hospitality Management
Bharati Vidhyapeeth Institute of Hotel and Tourism Management - Navi Mumbai

Travel and Tourism

Travel and tourism offers immense opportunities in areas such as ticketing and reservations, travel itinerary planning, front office management, luxury hotels,
domestic and international airports and so forth. After HSC you may pursue a graduate diploma in the same.
Alternatively you can also pursue IATA and UTA courses along with a degree course. For details log on to -

Cabin Crew

The cabin crew in an airline consists of flight attendants, air stewards, pursers, flight supervisors and other in-flight crew.
Their job is to look after the safety and comfort of the passengers, keep the aeroplane neat and tidy, provide refreshments to the passengers,
and so forth. Other duties include greeting passengers, checking tickets, helping load luggage, ensure that seat belts have been.
Most courses are offered by private institutes which offer placements to those who successfully complete this course.

Airhostess Training Academy
Kuoni Academy Of Travel


The field of defense consists of army, navy and air force for which one needs to go through National Defence Academy (NDA). In order to get admission to the NDA,
the candidate has to appear for a competitive exam conducted by the UPSC, which is held in February and also in September. The course of training is for 3 three
years and there are two courses starting every year in the months of January and July.


Lawyers inform and advise clients about their legal rights and suggest course of action in a particular
matter. Some of the areas of specialization are corporation law, civil law, criminal law, international law,
labour law, patent law, tax law and so on.
After HSC you can consider the option of a 5 year course, available at most universities.

career in law


Career in teaching

Teaching is one of the noblest of professions. Teachers help shape the lives of young children and
are influential in developing a child's personality. After HSC you can either consider the option
of D.ED or early childhood care ( ECC.Ed). other options would include teach course in art and
craft teacher, physical education teaching and so forth.

Bachelor Of Social Work (BSW)

Social workers are concerned with helping people deal with problems and crises such as discrimination, unemployment, poverty, illness, addiction, abuse and so
forth. They work in the individual, family as well as the community setup and help rally the community to cope with an individual's, family's or community's
problems. One can pursue a three course in the same.

Nirmala Niketen Collge of social work - Mumbai
Tata Institute of Social Sciences - Mumbai
Karve Institute of Social Work - Pune

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Ms. Anuradha Prabhudesai
MA (Counseling Psychology)
Disha Counseling Center
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