Science opens a wide spectrum of career opportunities for aspirants. Read about courses, education, career options in science in India, in the article.

Careers in Science

Although Science is generally used for information on any subject on earth, to be specific, the word “Science” deals with information and study about the physical universe. It involves in-depth study and practice. Medicine, computers, defense, engineering, agriculture, aqua science, forensic science, food technology & processing, marine science, astronomy, geology, horticulture, home science, genetics, geosciences, meteorology and oceanography, plant pathology, evolutionary biology, physical sciences & allied field are some of the streams of science, where one can build a career. Careful observation, experimentation, arithmetical aptitude, dedication, sincerity, analytical approach, patience and concentration are the pre-requisites to pursue a career in the field of science. In India, career in science is one of the preferred options among the young aspirants.

Course Details
Science is a very broad field. In order to pursue career in science, one needs to be crystal clear from the beginning of his/her career (after 10th). Focus is required while choosing the subjects (Biology/Mathematics) at the 10+2 level, as decision made at this time affects the future. Depending on the streams chosen at 10+2 level, one can opt for undergraduate degree/diploma courses in the field of science.

Postgraduate courses can be pursued in science, after graduating in the relevant field. For most of the science courses, provision of appearing in the entrance exam is there. All the science courses demand comprehensive study, hard work, and inherent skills like observation and logical aptitude. The science courses provide in-depth knowledge about the relevant field. Students are taught various aspects of the subject through observation, experimentation, theories, hypotheses, research, practical approach, etc.

Career Prospects
In India, Science offers numerous career options. One can choose a career in microbiology, meteorology, forestry science, agricultural science, medicine, computers etc. Numerous government and private organizations hire science scholars. NASA and other reputed organizations are always in search of competent scientists. Science subjects also open the option of conducting research. Opportunities are not restricted to India; lucrative options are there in abroad as well. Science scholars can also opt for the noble profession of teaching after completing post graduation or Ph. D in the relevant field.

Top Colleges Offering UG/PG/Other Courses
Science is among the popular courses in India. Various institutions across the country offer education in the field of science. Following are few prominent institutes of science- Birsa Institute of Technology, (Jharkhand), Christian Medical College Vellore, (Tamil Nadu), All India Institute of Medical Sciences (A.I.I.M.S.), (New Delhi), Indian Institute of Science (Bangalore), IITs, Jamia Milia Islamia, (New Delhi) University of Mumbai (Maharashtra) Cochin University of Science and Technology (Kochi), and School of Applied Life Sciences (Kerala).

A career in science is highly rewarding. Science scholars can earn a decent salary from the beginning of their career. A beginner can expect a salary of Rs. 15, 000- Rs. 20, 000 per month.

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