Technical Courses After 12th - List Of Technical Courses, Fees, Duration, Syllabus, Eligibility, Scope, Career, Job & Salary

Technical Courses After 12th:

Students who pass out from 12th, often always face the dreaded question, “What now?”. It's a universally accepted fact that, once you pass out from High school, the expectations of society take a turn and pressure to “get in the right field”, comes crashing down like never before. Don’t worry, this article has got you covered. In this, we will look at different technical courses you can pursue after 12th, their scope, salary expectation, job profiles and why you should choose a technical course.

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What are Technical Courses?

Technical courses refer to specialized courses aimed at providing students with the necessary skill set, knowledge, and experience in technical fields such as Data Science, Engineering, Maths, Statistics, Chemistry, Physical Sciences, Information Technology, etc. 

In simple words, these courses are courses that cover technical subjects. Technical courses can be pursued via technical institutes, e-learning, online classrooms, webinars, off-site or even distance learning, etc.

List of Technical Courses after 12th:

Students graduating 12th in the science stream can opt for different technical courses. Some are listed below.

B.E Course B.Tech Course B.Arch Course
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Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech)-

B. Tech is a professional undergraduate technical course, awarded after 4 years of academic study in the field of engineering. Students can gain admission in B.Tech from any college through either Merit-Based or an Entrance Exam. For Merit-based admission, the candidate must have passed 12th grade with an aggregate of 50% marks in Maths, Physics, and Chemistry. 

To gain admission through an entrance exam, the candidate must appear for the national level engineering exam JEE Main, formerly (All India Engineering Entrance Exam- (AIEEE), held by National Testing Agency (NTA). This entrance exam tests basic knowledge in Maths, Physics, Drawing, Planning etc. A student can appear for a maximum of three attempts. 

Under B.Tech there are multiple streams. 

Course Name

Civil Engineering

The discipline that deals with the design, construction, and maintenance of the naturally built environment, such as public roads, canals, etc.

Aeronautical Engineering

The discipline concerned with the development of aircraft and spacecraft.

Automation and Robotics

The discipline that incorporates multiple disciplines of design, build and program robotic machines.

Textile Engineering

Branch of engineering that deals with the garment industry, fiber line, and color. 

Biotechnology Engineering

Study of microorganisms, bio-organisms and cell functions.

Ceramic Engineering

Science of creating objects from inorganic, non-metallic materials.

Construction Engineering

The professional discipline that deals with the planning, designing, construction, and management of buildings and infrastructure. 

Other than technical engineering fields, students can also opt for,

Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch)- 

B. Arch is an undergraduate degree in the field of Architecture. The program is a blend of theoretical and practical knowledge of planning, designing, constructing physical structures. 

Course Duration
Average Fees

5-year (full time)

2-6 lakh

Bachelor of Computer Science (B.Sc CS)-

B.Sc CS is an undergraduate course that offers theoretical as well as practical knowledge in Science and technical subject areas, usually the main science subject such as Chemistry, Physics, Biology, and Computer Science. After these students pursue higher degrees based on the science subject they have chosen. A student who has completed a B, Sc in CS can further opt for a  professional course in nursing, for example.

Course Duration
Average Fees

3-5 years  (depending on the university)

Upto 4 lakhs

Diploma in Technical Course:

Diploma Courses are also available in technical courses. One of the most popular approaches of students undertaking a diploma in technical courses is ‘Lateral Entry’. 

Holders of diploma in Engineering course can gain entry in 2nd year of any related engineering course, (B.Tech, BSc CS, etc). Below are some Diploma courses along with their duration and average fees. 

Course Name
Average Fees

D. Mechanical Engineering

3 years

96,000- 3.16 Lakh

Deals with design, operation, manufacturing of machinery.

D. Metallurgy

3 years

Upto 75,000

Students study subjects of physical metallurgy and extraction metallurgy

Diploma in Mechatronics Engineering

3 years

Upto 1.25 Lakh

The course integrates mechanical engineering with intelligent computer control in the design of products

Diploma in Environmental Engineering 

3 years

80,000- 2.40 Lakh

Branch of Engineering that integrates engineering with environmental control and monitoring

Technical Courses for IT Enthusiasts:

Apart from the typical engineering courses, IT enthusiasts can also go for specialized technical courses such as:

Java- Java is the most widely used technology by top companies in various domains (Banking, Telecom, etc). 

DBA (Oracle)- Database Administration course about creating, managing and maintaining huge files. It is the one professional technical course that will always remain in demand since there is no system that works without a database. 

Cloud Computing- Cloud Computing is the biggest buzz in IT town. Since all the biggest IT companies such as Amazon, Google, Microsoft all use cloud services.

Animation and Graphics- The animation industry is already catching fire in international markets like Japan, while India is also catching up. All the animation movies, cartoons and 3D Animated games that have caught the world's attention are all a product of the Animation sector.

Mobile SDKs (iPhone, Windows, Phone)- The mobile sector has been on a booming increase in the last few years. So a possible career in mobile application development proves to be a golden chance for some IT sector aspirants.

Microsoft Technologies- Microsoft provides a wide range of technology offerings for IT aspirants ranging from web-based/desktop-based application development.

Scope and Job Profile of Technical course graduates-

The Information Technology sector is one of the fastest-growing sectors in the economy worldwide. Jobs in IT sectors are bragged and glorified. The Scope of technical courses is wide and diverse. Job profiles of students graduating from Diploma in technical courses include Project Engineer, Design Mechanical Engineer, for B.Tech Graduates. Data Scientist, Data Associate for IT Technical course graduates, etc. Business Analyst etc for other technical course graduates. 

Why should you go for a technical course?

Technical courses are in high demand in today's economy as they fulfill the criteria that employers are looking for. Gone are the days when hiring companies looked at the degrees you held and from where. What matters is the skills you possess, and technical courses are aimed at improving the skills of the prospective students according to the demands of the specific job market.

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