Science Education in India
After completing Class 10, students in India have the option to choose between science, commerce and humanities. However,most students opt for science. They choose between medical and non-medical stream. Science medical students opt for Biology as the main subject while non-medical science stream students have Mathematics or Computers as one of the main subjects. However, admission to science stream is based strictly on merit after completion of Class 12. Careful observation, experimentation, arithmetical aptitude, and analytical approach, are the pre-requisites to pursue a career in the field of science.
Most students opt for Science with the dream to study engineering or medical after Class 12. However, there are vast career choices even if one doesn't want to study engineering or medical. One can opt for agriculture science, veterinary science, bio technology, geology, forensic medicine,computers, astronomy, defense, food technology & processing, aqua science, genetics, meteorology and oceanography, geosciences, marine science, plant pathology, horticulture, home science, physical sciences & allied field are some of the streams of science.
Science Careers and Job Prospects
One can choose a career in microbiology, meteorology, forestry science, agricultural science, medicine, computers etc. Numerous government and private organizations hire science scholars. Research organisations are always in need for scientists. After completing graduation in the required field, one can go for higher studies and complete postgraduate and research work. Infact, the advantage of studying science, is that one can switch to any other stream after Class 12 or even after graduation which is ot possible if you study Commerce or Humanities.
Science Colleges in India
Most of the universities in India offer science courses to the students. Indian Institute of Science (Bangalore), IITs, Jamia Milia Islamia, (New Delhi) University of Mumbai (Maharashtra), Universit of Delhi, Cochin University of Science and Technology (Kochi), and School of Applied Life Sciences (Kerala) are some of the universities ad institutes offering science stream.
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