Career Options in Science Stream

Career Options IN Science

Science students are often confused about what the science world holds, given the vast number of options available to them. While the careers options are much straightforward than Arts-based courses, students are confused by the sheer vastness of each subject offered. However, there are numerous career options you can opt for, depending largely on your skills and interest –


Engineering is a good option for people who have a good math and physics background. There are numerous options in Engineering including, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering etc. While doing a Bachelors Degree you might start off with a common course and branch out into specialisations later on. Some of the popular colleges for Engineering in India are:

  1. Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
  2. Indian Institute of Technology, (Delhi & other places)
  3. Vellore Institute of Technology
  4. National Institute of Technology
  5. Anna University, Chennai


Medicine is a rather vast course which offers a lot of specialisations. You could be a physiotherapist, a radiologist, a dentist, an oncologist, a gynaecologist etc. Biology is a must for the course and one needs to dedicate a lot of years into this. If one is interested in Psychology and Medicine, one can take up Psychiatry under this field. Some of the popular colleges which provide medical education are:

  1. All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi
  2. Christian Medical College, Vellore
  3. Kasturba Medical College, Manipal
  4. Grant Medical College, Mumbai
  5. Armed Forces College, Pune

Computer Science

If coding and algorithms is your thing, then computer science is the place for you. From web developing to software analysts, this field has it all for computer enthusiasts. This will require one to have a good knowledge of software and coding. Computer science is considered as an engineering course and is hence offered by all engineering colleges.  The popular colleges are the same as the ones for engineering.

Along with these common courses, there are some off-beat courses one can opt for after doing science.

Environmental Science

This field is a very vast and interesting one for nature-lovers. You could be an oceanographer, a zoologist, a horticulturist, a microbiologist etc. Environmental science requires one to be well-versed in subjects like geography and geology. Popular colleges for this course are:

  1. Jawaharlal Nehru University
  2. Delhi College of Engineering
  3. Pune University
  4. SASTRA University, Tanjore

Management and Business

If you love business but still have a heart for science. you can solve your dilemma by pursuing an MBA. This will allow you to manage the business part of science like marketing, creating new products, funding etc. This requires one to have a passion for business. The popular colleges to do an MBA are:-

  1. Indian Institute of Management (Bangalore)
  2. Shailesh J. Mehta School of Mangement, Mumbai
  3. IIT (Khargpur, Delhi and Roorkee)
  4. Xavier School of Management, Jamshedpur

Research and Development

Research and Development is very important in science. If you get a PhD in a science-based subject, you can do research on a variety of things. Along with experiments, resource management and attracting customers from abroad are also required in this field. The colleges in this field depend upon your field of research.


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