Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] - Course Overview




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    BSc (Bachelor of Science) Admissions, Specializations, Subjects, Syllabus, Colleges, Jobs and Career 2020-21

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    BSc or Bachelor of Science is a 3-year undergraduate course for students who wish to make a career in science and research. There are around 4.68 million students who are pursuing BSc currently, which is the second highest pursued course in India after BEd.

    BSc degree is a foundation course, providing theoretical and practical knowledge common BSc subjects include Mathematics, Physics, Zoology, Chemistry, Botany, etc.

    Major BSc Specializations include Computer Science, IT, Nursing, Agriculture, Biotechnology, Nautical Science, Physics, Chemistry, etc.

    BSc: Key Highlights

    • BSc is a 3 year Undergraduate course that can be pursued by students with science streams in their 10+2.
    • The minimum eligibility is to have 50% in higher secondary level from a recognized board.
    • Admission to this course is offered on a merit basis mostly, but few universities also conduct entrances like BHU UET, NEST 2020, NMIMS-NPAT, etc.
    • BSc courses revolve around various aspects of science, imparting both theoretical and practical knowledge on the fields of Mathematics, Physics, Zoology, Chemistry, Botany, etc.
    • IGNOU is one of the top universities to offer this course in distance mode.
    • Specializations of this course are available in the subjects like  Nautical Science, Physics, Chemistry, Nursing, Agriculture,etc.
    • BSc degree holders are open to work in industries like Pharmaceutical industry, Food industry, Research labs, Technical consultancy firms, Schools, etc.
    • The job roles available for these candidates are Project/Research Assistant, Junior Scientist, Drug Safety Associate, Clinical Research Associate, Executive, Lecturer, Teacher, Statistician, Counsellor, Consultant, etc
    • The average annual salary offered to BSc aspirants is INR 2-5 LPA.
    • Some of the top recruiters of this field are Tata Consultancy Services Limited, Wipro Technologies Ltd., Accenture Technology Solutions, IBM India Private Limited, Internal Business Machines [IBM] Corp, etc.

    The basic eligibility is minimum 50-60% aggregate in Class XII, but in case of elite colleges like Miranda House and Hindu College, a minimum of 90% is required (based on the cut off list).

    This degree can be pursued either full time or part time in many leading universities like University of Delhi,  Aligarh Muslim University, University of Calcutta and others. Distance education is also provided by IGNOU, Sikkim Manipal University among others.

    The following are considered the top BSc Colleges in India according to India Today:

    India Today 2019 RankingCollege NameAdmission ProcessAverage Annual Fees (INR)Average Placement Offer (INR)
    1Miranda HouseMerit-Based20,0007-8 LPA
    2Hindu CollegeMerit-Based20,000- 25,0008 LPA
    3St. Stephen’sMerit-Based36,000- 40,00010 LPA
    4Madras Christian CollegeMerit-Based25,000- 30,0002.5 LPA
    5Loyola CollegeMerit-Based50,0002.5 LPA

    The BSc admission process is very simple and mostly done through a merit system. However,  Banaras Hindu University, GITAM University, and few more universities also conduct their own entrances.

    The average annual fees is around INR 20,000-50,000 but it may be higher or lower depending upon the university.

    Alert: There is a delay in BSc Admission test in Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) due to COVID 19 outbreak. The dates will be notified soon by the university.

    Plenty of BSc degree jobs are available in fields like biotechnology and pharmaceutical research, applied science fields and much more. You can easily make a career as a Quality Analyst, Project Assistant, Clinical Research Assistant and/or Technician in any national research laboratory or institute. The average starting salary can be around INR 2-5 LPA.

    BSc Admission Process

    BSc Admission Process

    There are many dual degrees as well which are offered with BSc courses, like B.Sc+MSc, BSc+MBA, etc. Post successfully completing BSc course, one can choose to study courses like MSc and MBA in various specializations.

    The BSc admission process usually takes place on the basis of merit. But some colleges take admission through entrances like IAT IISER, OUAT, NEST and many others.

    • Merit-based:  Top colleges like Miranda House, Hindu College, etc take  admission based on marks obtained in Class XII, as well as on the basis of their cut-off lists. 
    • Entrance-based: Some universities like Aligarh Muslim University, IISER, Orissa University Agriculture and Technology, etc. takes admission through entrance exams. The received applications are shortlisted and students who are eligible will be called for an entrance test and personal interview.

    Follow the steps given below for securing admission in a BSc college:

    Step 1: Signup on the university’s official website and do the registration. 

    Step 2: After logging in, go through all the instructions and follow the steps accordingly.

    Step 3: Fill up the application form.

    Step 4: Register for the entrance exams (if any)

    Step 5: Upload the list of required documents into the portal.

    Step 6: Submit your form and pay the application fees.

    Step 8: Wait for the college to update you.

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    BSc Eligibility

    In order to study BSc, the students should meet the below-mentioned eligibility criteria:

    • The basic eligibility is to have  50-60% in Class XII from any recognized board.
    • The students must have core subjects like  Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Biology in their Higher Secondary level.
    • The age limit to take admission in BSc courses is minimum or  above 18 years.
    • In elite colleges like St. Stephen’s, Loyola College and more, the cutoff is more than 93-95%.

    BSc eligibility criteria may vary depending on the college chosen and the candidate must meet all the criteria to get admission in top colleges offering BSc.

    BSc Entrance Exams

    In some universities, admission is done through entrance exams. The following are the few national and state level Top BSc Entrance Exams:

    • IISER IAT 2020: IISER stands for Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research, which is one of the famous institutions of India which offers education in the field of science & research.
    • CG PAT: CG PAT 2020 is a state-level entrance examination conducted by Chhattisgarh Professional Examination Board, Raipur. 
    • GSAT Exam: It is a national level exam conducted every year for admitting aspirants into various UG and PG Science programs offered by GITAM University.
    • OUAT Exam: OUAT entrance exam is a university level exam, organized by Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology every year for undergraduate admissions. 
    • NEST 2020: The National Entrance Screening Test is an annual college entrance examination conducted for admission into the NISER,Bhubaneswar and the Center for Excellence in Basic Sciences, Mumbai.
    • BHU UET 2020: It is an undergraduate entrance test for admission in various UG courses in Banaras Hindu University.
    • AMU Entrance Test 2020: Aligarh Muslim University holds AMU Entrance Exam for admission into BSc courses.
    • SAAT Exam: SAAT is a national level exam conducted by Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan (SOA) University for admission into various undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) courses.
    • NMIMS-NPAT: It is an entrance test to admission in Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies in the courses, BSc Agriculture and BSc Economics.
    Exam NameLast date of Application Exam dateExam mode
    IISER IAT 2020May 31, 2020(Extended)First Week of November 2020Online
    CG PAT 2020May 31, 2020 (Extended)To be notifiedOffline
    GSAT ExamMay 23, 2020 (Extended)To be announcedOffline
    OUAT ExamMay 20, 2020(Extended)To be notifiedOffline
    NEST 2020May 31, 2020 (Extended)To be announcedOnline
    BHU UET 2020March 21, 2020 till 11:00 PMTo be announcedOnline
    AMU Entrance Test 2020January 16, 2020- Feb 14, 2020To be announcedOffline
    SAAT Exam 2020May 17, 2020(Extended)May 2020Offline
    NMIMS NPAT 2020May 12, 2020(Extended)May 22,  2020Online

    How to prepare for BSc Entrance Exams?

    One can secure a place in an esteemed university/college if they start preparing for BSc entrance exams in advance. There are mainly four basic sections in the exams:

    • Physics: Physical World and Measurement, Kinematics, Thermodynamics, Oscillations, Gravitation, etc are few of the common topics from which questions are prepared.
    • Maths: Questions from the topics of Limits and Derivatives, Mathematical Reasoning, Statistics, Probability, Matrices, etc are made in these sections.
    • Chemistry: Questions from the areas of Organic Chemistry, Chemical Bonding, Molecular Structure, Classification of Elements, Periodicity in Properties, etc are asked to check the basic concepts of Chemistry.
    • Biology: Questions are structured from the topics like Diversity in the living world, Structural organization in animals and plants, Cell structure and function, Plant and Human physiology, etc,

    Some entrance exams also have a GK section.

    Sections in BSc Entrance Exams

    Points to keep in mind for preparing well for the BSc Entrance Exams:

    Following are the tips to help you crack entrances of top universities offering BSc.

    • More time and practice should be given to English and General Aptitude as well, apart from Physics, Maths, Chemistry or Biology. 
    • Solve as many questions and model papers as you can to get a better idea about the exam pattern. It is advisable to time your test to create a real exam environment. In this way, a student can perform better on the actual date of the exam.
    • Check the syllabus of the exam and then start preparing accordingly so that you don’t miss out on any topic.
    • Take ample rest the night before the exam, and don’t cram on the day of the exam.

    How to get admission in a good BSc College in India?

    In order to get admission in a good BSc College, follow the below mentioned points.

    • You can secure a place in a good college/institute if Class XII scores are exceptional. It is advised to score above 90%. The higher the scores, the better are the chances of admission in an elite college.
    • Keep a track of eligibility, course cut-off, application process, application deadline, application fee and other updates in newspapers, official websites, educational magazines, etc.
    • Keep yourself updated with current affairs as this will help you in clearing various entrance exams. 
    • Entrance examination preparation should be started a year before for best results.
    BSc: What is it About?

    BSc: What is it About?

    The BSc course is a popular option for science students after Class XII. It provides deep subject and practical knowledge in various fields like physical science, applied science, chemistry, mathematics, economics, biology, agriculture, horticulture, animation, etc.

    Students who have a strong interest to learn interdisciplinary subjects of science and mathematics pursue this course.

    • The course is ideal for students who want to go into research industries like pharmaceuticals, healthcare, manufacturing, IT industry and so on.
    • The two types of BSc degree are BSc Honours and BSc General. Both are of three years with the same qualifications.
    • Students acquire basic skills and knowledge to work in a dynamic environment as a researcher, teacher, lecturer, consultant, counsellor, etc. Due to these major opportunities, many students prefer this degree.
    • Various scholarship opportunities are also available like INSPIRE Scholarships, HDFC Educational Crisis Scholarship Support (ECSS), Promotion of Science Education (POSE) Scholarship, Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY), etc.
    • After BSc, students can go for higher studies and do Master of Science (MSc) or Master of Business Administration (MBA).

    BSc: Course Highlights

    Mentioned below are some of the major highlights of the course.

    Course LevelUG
    Full FormBachelor of Science
    Duration3 years
    Examination typeSemester
    Eligibility10+2 (Maths, Biology, Physics, Chemistry  as core subjects)
    Admission ProcessMerit-based and Entrance exam
    Course FeeINR 20,000-50,000 annually
    Average SalaryINR 2-5 LPA
    Major Recruiting AreasLaboratories, Pharmaceutical Companies, Educational Institutes, Cosmetics Industry, Health Care Industry.
    Top Recruiting CompaniesTCS, HGS, Nestle, Apollo, Horizon India limited, HP India private limited, CSS corporation, Genpact, Deloitte, KPMG
    Job PositionsProject/Research Assistant, Junior Scientist, Drug Safety Associate, Clinical Research Associate, Executive, Lecturer, Teacher, Statistician, Counsellor, Consultant
    Why pursue BSc?

    Why pursue BSc?

    There are many advantages of this course, some of them are mentioned below:

    • BSc course provides deeper subject knowledge and practical knowledge in a chosen branch of science. It is mostly pursued by students who want to contribute in research and development. Usually, students do an MSc after BSc to enhance their skills and proficiency.
    • Skills developed after a BSc degree are Research skills, Analytical skills, Observational skills, Scientific skills, Problem-solving skills, Logical skills and Experimental skills.
    • Students who wish to pursue multi interdisciplinary careers in the future can also go for this course. 
    • This course imparts knowledge regarding certain areas in four main science subjects, physics, chemistry, maths and biology.
    • This course is designed to develop key practical skills and knowledge in science.
    • After successfully getting a BSc degree, one becomes eligible to earn INR 2-5 LPA.
    • Various industries like Laboratories, Pharmaceutical Companies, Educational Institutes, Cosmetics Industry, Health Care Industry, etc are open to hire these graduates.
    • Every year top recruiting companies like Bodal Chemical Ltd, HGS, Nestle, Apollo, Tata Chemicals, etc hire a large number of these degree holders.
    • Future benefits of this course include increased theoretical and practical knowledge and developing research and experimental skills required in any research-based organization or institute that will prepare students for many diverse and exciting careers.
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    BSc vs BSc Hons

    BSc Course Comparison

    Below we have given a comparison between BSc General and BSc Hons course, as many students often get confused between these two.

    BSc vs BSc Hons

    Both these courses are of 3 years and lead to same qualification, but BSc Hons is different from BSc general course due to the following points:

    ParametersBSc HonsBSc
    OverviewThe main objective of BSc Hons is to teach in a more subject oriented way, thoroughly imparting  knowledge in one subject.The main objective of BSc general  is to provide foundation knowledge of all the subjects of science like Physics, Chemistry, Maths, Biology, etc
    SpecializationsSpecialization in one major subject     like Physics, Chemistry, Maths, Biology, etcAll the subjects (Physics, Chemistry, Maths or Biology) are taught; no specialization
    Examination TypeSemesterSemester 
    DissertationDissertation is a course completion requirement in many BSc Hons coursesNo dissertation.
      Average Annual Fees   INR 30,000- 70,000 INR 20,000-50,000 
    Duration3 years3 years
    Eligibility10+2 level of degree  (Maths and/or Biology as core subjects)  A minimum of 50% in Class 12 with Science stream from a recognized board.
    Admission ProcessMerit or based on counselling after qualification of entrance tests.Entrance and Merit-Based
    Top CollegesKirori Mal College,     Hansraj College, Miranda House, Hindu College, etcMiranda House, Hindu College, St. Stephen’s, Madras Christian College, Loyola College, etc.
    Job RolesResearch Assistant, Research Associate, Admin Executives, Lecturer, Teacher, Statistician, Counsellor, Consultant, JRF/SRF, etc.Project Assistant, Junior Scientist, Drug Safety Associate, Clinical Research Associate, Executive, Lecturer, Teacher, Statistician, Counsellor, Consultant
    Average SalaryINR 3-7 LPAINR 2-5 LPA

    If one wants to make a professional career in research studies, we would suggest they opt for a BSc Hons degree course.

    BSc Hons. vs BSc Gen _ Fees and Salary

    Source: University Websites and Payscale

    BSc Specializations

    BSc Specializations

    There are plenty of BSc courses and specializations that are offered  to help students to specialize in specific science subjects. Some of these specializations are:

    • BSc Nursing:BSc Nursing is a professional course that will train students to develop skills and thinking required in the nursing profession and midwifery. Admission usually takes place through BSc Nursing Entrance Exams.

    Average Annual FeesINR 30,000
    Average Starting Salary    INR 3 LPA
    BSc Nursing Colleges
    • BSc Physics:BSc. Physics is an undergraduate program of 3 years revolving around various aspects of Physics and its various properties. 

    Average Annual FeesINR 35,000 
    Average Starting SalaryINR 3-6  LPA
    BSc Physics Colleges
    • BSc Chemistry: BSc Chemistry deals with an in-depth knowledge of chemistry including chemical reactions and chemical composition of substances.

    Average Annual FeesINR 45,000 
    Average Starting SalaryINR 4-7 LPA
    BSc Chemistry Colleges
    • BSc Biology: BSc Biology delivers knowledge about biological aspects like  ecology, biodiversity, botany and genetics. This course mainly focuses on the organisms, biological systems and things derived from them.

    Average Annual FeesINR 30,000-35,000
    Average Starting SalaryINR 3-4 LPA
    BSc Biology Colleges
    • BSc Maths : A BSc Maths degree is a mixture of in-depth knowledge given on the areas like geometry, trigonometry, calculus and other theories.

    Average Annual FeesINR 3,000-1,50,000
    Average Starting SalaryINR 3-5 LPA
    BSc Maths Colleges
    • BSc Computer Science: This degree is for students who want to learn Computer programming, Algorithms, Data structures, Logic & Computation, Computer architecture, etc. BSc Computer Science is one of the most pursued computer programming courses in India.

    Average Annual FeesINR 20,000- 30,000
    Average Starting SalaryINR 3.2 LPA
    BSc Computer Science Colleges
    • BSc Agriculture: This course trains students in all the fields of agriculture from breeding and genetics to crop production technologies. A lot of students are pursuing BSc Agriculture these days to make a career in the agricultural science & industry.

    Average Annual FeesINR 20,000- 30,000
    Average Starting SalaryINR 3 LPA
    BSc Agriculture Colleges
    Top BSc Specializations

    More BSc Specializations:

    BSc Forensic ScienceBSc Microbiology
    BSc PsychologyBSc Zoology
    BSc Nautical ScienceBSc Forestry
    BSc Hotel ManagementBSc IT
    BSc BiotechnologyBSc Nutrition and Dietetics
    BSc Colleges

    BSc Colleges

    Following are some of the Top BSc colleges in India according to NIRF Ranking 2019:

    College NameCityAverage Annual Fees (INR)Average Placement Package (INR)
    Miranda HouseNew Delhi20,0007 LPA
    Hindu CollegeNew Delhi500-10008 LPA
    St. Stephen’sNew Delhi36,000- 40,00010 LPA
    Madras Christian CollegeChennai50,0002.5 LPA
    Loyola CollegeChennai50,0002.5 LPA
    Kirori Mal CollegeNew Delhi20,000- 22,0004.5 LPA
    Hansraj CollegeNew Delhi20,000- 25,0005.5 LPA
    Dept. Of Sciences Christ (Deemed to be University)Bangalore10,000- 15,0004 LPA
    Stella Maris CollegeChennai80003.5 LPA
    Sri VenkateswaraNew Delhi22,0003 LPA

    Research and internship opportunities are available in Miranda House, Hindu College and St. Stephans and stipends of INR 2000-8000 are provided.

    Majority of the placement is done in companies like Barclays, Infosys, Genpact, IBM, Grail Research, Deloitte, Jaypee, E&Y, Bain and Company, BCG, CITI Bank, DE Shaw, E&Y,, ABN AMRO Group, etc and starting salary is around INR 2-5 LPA

    BSc College Comparison

    Following table shows a few differences between the top BSc Colleges in India according to ranking, fees, salary and other factors.

    ParameterMiranda HouseMadras Christian CollegeLoyola College
    OverviewMiranda House is a prestigious college for women in University of Delhi. It offers BSc. Physical Sciences and BSc. Life Sciences, etc.Madras Christian College is one of the oldest colleges in India. It offers a BSc degree to understand the basic concepts in pure and applied fields of science and mathematics.Loyola College, Chennai, affiliated to the University of Madras offers BSc courses in Advanced Zoology & Biotechnology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, etc.
    RankIndia Today-1 India Today- 4 India Today-5 
    LocationNew DelhiChennaiNew Delhi
    EligibilityHigher Secondary level of degree in science with a decent percentage  from a recognized board.Qualifying degree of class 12 from a reputed institution with Maths, Biology, Physics, Chemistry  as core subjects10+2 from a recognized educational board. Must be having a science background in +2 level.
    Admission ProcessMerit-basedBased on meritOn the basis of merit
    Average FeesINR 20,000INR 25,000- 30,000INR 50,000
    Average PackageINR 7 LPAINR 2.5 LPAINR 2.5 LPA
    Placement CompaniesBarclays, Infosys, Genpact, IBM, Grail Research,, ABN AMRO Group, Element KE&Y, Zoho Corp, Wells Fargo, Hindustan Times, etc
    BSc Syllabus

    BSc Syllabus

    BSc Subjects are different for different BSc courses, but below are few of the common topics followed under BSc syllabus for the entire course duration.

    Waves and OpticsElectricity and Magnetism
    Mathematical PhysicsMechanics
    Probability TheoryData Structures and Operating Systems
    Numerical AnalysisRing Theory and Linear Algebra
    Vector AnalysisAtomic Structure
    Periodic PropertiesChemistry of Noble Gasses
    Chemical BondingStereochemistry of Organic Compounds
    Mechanism of Organic ReactionsColloidal States
    Chemical Kinetics and CatalysisLiquid State, Gaseous States and Solid States
    Java ProgrammingC++ Programming
    Fundamentals of Computer Organization & Embedded SystemDiscrete Mathematics
    Introduction to Database Management SystemsIntroduction to Programming Concepts and Python.
    Food ChemistryBasics of Bioinformatics
    BiochemistryStatistical Mechanics
    Environmental StudiesKinematics

    BSc Subjects

    BSc is a vast field with a lot of subject areas to study and tabularized below are some of the core BSc subjects.

    Home ScienceComputer Science

    BSc Books

    Following books can be considered to study BSc course:

    Name of the bookAuthor
    A new Concise Inorganic Chemistry, E L. B. S.J. D. Lee
    Inorganic Chemistry: Principles of Structure and Reactivity, Pearson Publication.James E. Huheey, Ellen Keiter and Richard Keiter
    Organic Chemistry, Prentice Hall.R.T. Morrison & R. N. Boyd
    Advanced Organic Chemistry, S. ChandArun Bahl and B. S. Bahl
    A GuideBook to Mechanism in Organic Chemistry, Orient LongmanPeter Sykes Campbell, N.A. and Reece
    Biology 8th edition, Pearson Benjamin Cummings, San FranciscoJ. B. Griffiths
    Introduction to Genetic Analysis, 9th edition, W.H. Freeman & Co. NYA.J.F et al.
    A Text-Book of Vector AnalysisNarayan Shanti and Mittal P
    Mathematical Methods for PhysicistsArfken
    Electromagnetic TheoryU A Bakshi and A V Bakshi
    Optics, Principles and ApplicationsK K Sharma 

    Check:BSc Syllabus and Subjects

    BSc Jobs & Career

    BSc Jobs & Career

    Many career opportunities are available after a BSc course, such as Research-based jobs as a Project or Research Assistant in India’s top research institutes, Teacher in degree college or school, Clinical Research Assistant, Drug Safety Associate, Consultant, Analyst, and other relevant private-sector jobs. You can opt for higher education as well by pursuing courses like MSc, MBA and Professional Diploma courses.

    After finishing a BSc degree, the students can go for employment or vacancies that are most suitable for them. They can go either for the openings in the private sector or the public sector. If they desire to be employed in the private sector, employment opportunities are available in:

    • Pharmaceutical industry
    • Food industry
    • Research labs
    • Technical consultancy firms 
    • Schools and colleges
    • Banking and finance companies
    • Graduates can also work in the public sector through Bank PO (Probationary Officer) Exams, Civil Service Exam, and other government exams.

    Listed below are the top professional positions that can be taken as a career after a BSc course.

    Job ProfileDescription of the Job ProfileAverage Salary (INR)
    Research/ Project Assistant/ Junior ScientistA research or project assistant assists in an appointed research project in any research lab or institution. Under the guidance of project in-charge, he/she performs experiments and does research along with the team.2.5-3 LPA
    Drug Safety AssociateA drug safety associate works in a medical or pharma industry monitoring, evaluating and preventing adverse reactions of drugs in patients.2-3 LPA
    Clinical Research AssociateClinical research associates collect and organize data obtained during studies and in field trials, such as biotechnology and pharmaceuticals. They coordinate and process results gained from long-term testing of drugs, products and medical procedures.4-5 LPA
    Technical Writer/EditorTechnical writers are responsible for preparing instruction manuals, journal articles, and other supporting documents to communicate complex and technical information more easily. They also develop, gather, and disseminate technical information among customers, designers, and manufacturers.3-5 LPA
    School TeacherThe general role of a lecturer is to plan and prepare lesson plans and develop research, apart from teaching and guiding students. It also includes grading the papers.2-4 LPA
    StatisticianStatisticians usually process the data using different mathematical models and software to assist his/her employer in the research or business.6-7 LPA
    ConsultantA consultant usually guides organizations in various major aspects like HR, Business, Management and/or Operations.3.5-5 LPA
    Education CounsellorAn education counsellor usually assists students in course and program selection, and solves all queries related to education.2-3 LPA

    Read more aboutBSc Jobs and Career prospects

    The graph below shows the salary of various BSc jobs:

    BSc salary trend

    Source: Payscale

    BSc Scope

    BSc Scope

    Apart from exploring a wide range of professions as mentioned above, one can also go for further studies in any field of science or devote into research based jobs.

    Career options after BSc degree:

    • Research based jobs: There are many research based jobs in India that require passionate and young minds. This job will be perfect for students who want to become a research scientist.
    • MSc: Students can also opt for an MSc degree if they want to enhance their skills and knowledge in any specific science subject.

    Check some of the top MSc courses.

    MSc BiotechnologyMSc Economics
    MSc Operational ResearchMSc Hospital Administration
    MSc NanotechnologyMSc Pharmacology
    MSc Analytical ChemistryMSc Actuarial Science
    MSc AnthropologyMSc Applied Biology
    MSc Applied ElectronicsMSc Applied Mathematics
    MSc AstronomyMSc Computer Science
    MSc Earth ScienceMSc Communication
    MSc Food NutritionMSc Environmental Management
    MSc Forensic SciencesMSc Genetics
    • MBA:  After graduating with a BSc degree, students can go for MBA in various specializations. This degree will help them to get employment in managerial positions across different sectors, as well as will increase their knowledge of business administration and management.
    • Professional Diploma Courses: Plenty of Professional  Diploma Courses are available in the fields of pharma, medical, physics, statistics, banking, education etc. to study after BSc.
    BSc FAQs

    BSc FAQs

    Ques.What is BSc full form?

    Ans. BSc full form is Bachelor of Science.

    Ques. What are the common BSc subjects?

    Ans. Common BSc subjects include Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, Economics, etc. 

    Ques.What is the BSc Admission Process?

    Ans. The process is very simple. It is usually merit based, however, there are many Entrance examinations as well, depending upon the university and course specialization.

    Ques.What is a BSc MBA Integrated course?

    Ans. This is an Integrated course of duration 5 years leading to BSc and MBA. The aim of this course is to train students in core science based skills and to develop them as business professionals for a rewarding career in the entire value chain of the management and business sector.

    Ques.What is the use of BSc?

    Ans. The BSc curriculum is to train students in basic and applied sciences in all the subjects. It is a basic foundation course that is required for a scientific career, research opportunities and further job requirements.

    Ques.How many types of BSc are there?

    Ans. BSc is usually of two types: BSc General and BSc Honours. Both provide the same qualification, i.e. Bachelor of Science. BSc General (commonly called BSc Pass) is a foundation course to provide deep knowledge in science. On the other hand BSc Honours is a specialized course to develop research skills and knowledge in a discipline of interest, i.e. agriculture or nursing or economics.

    Ques.Which field has more scope in BSc course?

    Ans. BSc Physics, BSc Mathematics, BSc Chemistry, BSc Life Sciences, BSc Computer Science and BSc Agriculture are some of the popular BSc degrees. They will provide you job opportunities in agricultural, pharmaceutical, medical, manufacturing industries. However, BSc IT, BSc Computer Science will provide you opportunities in technical fields and corporate departments.

    Ques.Can I do MBBS after doing BSc degree?

    Ans. Yes, you can do MBBS after doing BSc. MBBS admission is done on the basis of NEET exam. The upper age limit is 25 years.

    Ques.What is the BSc Nursing course duration?

    Ans. BSc Nursing is a four year course meant to train students in professional nursing and midwifery. It helps students develop critical skills and develop high thinking to nurse the wounded or ill. Nowadays, this course is in great demand and students can have a career in many respected hospitals and clinics.

    Ques. What are major BSc Agriculture subjects?

    Ans. BSc Agriculture provides research and professional knowledge and training in various aspects of the agriculture field like agronomy, seed technology, plant breeding and genetics, plant pathology, seed science, agriculture extension, rural agriculture development, agricultural biotechnology, etc. 

    Ques. What is the difference between a BSc and BScEd degree?

    Ans. BSc is Bachelor of Science and BScEd is Bachelor of Science Education. BSc is a foundation degree in science of three years, while BScEd is a degree of four to five years in the study of science (minor) with major educational courses. Students who want to become a teacher or lecturer opt for this course.

    Ques. What are the major subjects in BSc?

    Ans. Major subjects in BSc are: Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Applied Physics, Biochemistry, genetics, Microbiology, Computer Science, Electronics, IT, Mathematics, Environmental Science, etc. The subjects also depend upon the stream, course and college/university.

    Ques. Will there be any delay in the BSc Admission process due to Covid 19 outbreak?

    Ans. Yes, there may be a delay in the admission process in colleges such as the University of Delhi, Jawaharlal Nehru University, etc. because of Covid 19 outbreak. Colleges will notify when the registration for the admission application reopens.

    Ques. Has the BHU UET Exam been postponed due to Covid 19?

    Ans. BHU UET 2020 was scheduled to be conducted on April 26 and May 10, 2020, but it has now been postponed because of COVID 19 outbreak. Revised dates will be announced in due course.

    Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] Fee Structure in India

    1.05 K (Minimum Fee)PUBLIC COLLEGES1.92 L (Maximum Fee)
    24.73 K (Average Fee)
    2.43 K (Minimum Fee)PRIVATE COLLEGES6.3 L (Maximum Fee)
    50.46 K (Average Fee)

    Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] Fee Structure by State


    5.97 KPUBLIC COLLEGES42.78 K
    18.91 K
    23.33 K

    West Bengal

    1.05 KPUBLIC COLLEGES40.23 K
    11.19 K
    12.28 K

    Uttar Pradesh

    16.88 KPUBLIC COLLEGES22.63 K
    20.64 K
    31.29 K


    45.83 K
    56.09 K

    Madhya Pradesh

    41.37 K
    54.45 K


    35.91 K
    79.74 K

    Delhi NCR

    60.78 K
    1.22 L


    11.05 KPUBLIC COLLEGES35.24 K
    22.94 K
    37.72 K


    36 K
    66.34 K


    9.15 K
    77.71 K


    2.14 KPUBLIC COLLEGES77.44 K
    28.01 K
    19.37 K


    26.23 K
    1.15 L


    1.5 L
    83.88 K


    78.45 K
    1.91 L

    Andhra Pradesh

    14.84 K
    71.1 K


    12.32 K
    4.55 K


    3.76 K
    27.14 K

    Himachal Pradesh

    32.44 K
    6.5 K


    7.43 K
    7.56 K

    Tamil Nadu

    58.5 K
    63.28 K



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