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Career Guidance

Courses and Career Options after 10th Std
By Ameen-e-Mudassar

Dear students, after 10th Std what? This is the most common question which you will have to answer to yourself, your parents and teachers. Selecting any course is easy. But, selecting the right course is not an easy task. If you are willing to select a good course / career, kindly follow the guidelines below. It will help you to “Explore Your Future.”

Why select a Career ?

• Is there anybody else like you in this world ? No!. You are unique.

• Can you come back to this world after death ? No.! You are born once.

These 2 simple questions are enough for you to understand and feel the importance of your life. To be in this world and achieve something, one of the most important factors is your Career. After education (school and college), you will have to work, take care of your family, bear many expenses, etc.. But all this is hugely influenced or depends upon the choice of course or career you select after your school and college.

After education, you need to work atleast 8-10 hours every day to earn a decent living. You will have to work may be for 40 - 50 years, which shall take away 90,000 hours of your life only for work. So how should your work be- motivating or boring ? This depends on the career you select.

Option 1: Pre-University or 11th std
(Arts, Science, Commerce)

Every 10th std student has only one course in his/her mind after SSLC. This has led to 90% of the student community following the crowd and taking a big risk in their career and life.

We believe studying pre-university (PUC), 11th or plus 1 is a good option after10th since the syllabus here is informative, exhaustive and a strong foundation for further studies - graduation and post graduation.

Make sure that you do not select Science or Commerce or Arts just because a seat is available in some college, your friend studies there or your uncle is a lecturer and all other wrong reasons. Have a valid reason, consider your scores in 10th std, your aptitude and a purpose for selecting the course.

Remember : If you select science, you have an option to come back to commerce or arts field after PUC and also any time. If you select commerce, you cannot go to science field, but can select courses in arts field after PUC.

Option 2: Polytechnic – 3 year Diploma Course

The Department of Technical Education offers 3 year Polytechnic - Diploma courses in more than 20 branches of Engineering like ..Computer Science, Information Science, Electronics and Communication Electrical, Electrical and Electronics, Mechanical, Chemical, Automobile, Civil, etc..

Scope: After Diploma, one can directly join 2nd year Engineering and do higher studies. If not, many junior level jobs are available for diploma holders in India and abroad for Electrical, Mechanical & Civil branches.

Option 3: Job Oriented – 2 year ITI Courses

The Government of India has set up several Industrial Training Institutes - ITI’s to impart technical education right after School in different trades like Basic Electronics, Electrical, Fitter, Welder, Lift technology, Fire and Safety, Air-conditioning, etc.

Scope : After ITI, there are good opportunities of work as trainees.

Further education - Diploma/ Post Diploma courses will give more advantage.

Option 4 : Paramedical courses – 2 year

Paramedical sciences - a part of medical science is aimed at creating professionals called Paramedics who assist the doctor in diagnosis of a disease, treatment and therapy. Hence today, there are many paramedical courses which are offered to train students become paramedics. The diploma and Certificate courses offered in paramedical sciences after 10th std.

• Medical Lab Technology

• Medical X-Ray Technology

• Medical Records Technology

• Operation Theater Technology

• Ophthalmic Technology

• Health Inspector

• Dialysis Technology

• Dental Ceramic Technology

• Auxiliary Nurse/Midwifery.

When to apply ? In the month of July/August, the State Paramedical Boards will issue application forms for the Govt. Quota seats in Paramedical colleges of that particular state.

Option 5 : Diploma in Tool and Die Making

Tool and Die making is a career where experts design high end precision tools for the industry. Today there is a huge demand for trained professionals in this field. To meet this demand, courses are conducted after 10th std like Certificate in Tool and Die making / Dip. in Tool, Die and Mould Making.

Reputed Colleges : Government Tool Room & Training center (GTTC), all over India.

Future & Scope : After completion of the Diploma Course, students can do higher education Engineering or get employment in tool and die making industries.

… To be continued

For more details about all these courses, the fees and dates of application, you may log on to or email to or write to us at

MSW-Career Guidance & Information Center, # 214, United School Building, Ilyasnagar, J.P.Nagar Post, Bangalore – 560078. Phone : 080-26669784