Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] –Course Overview

 

Bachelor of Science is a 3-year full-time undergraduate course. Candidates who have completed their Higher Secondary examinations (10+2) from a recognized educational board with Science stream can opt for Bachelor of Science. The percentage may vary from state to state and from Institute of the institute.

Some institutes also conduct entrance exams. Admission process for the course is based on three components. They are 10+2 marks, entrance exam marks, and performance in personal interview. Few common exams conducted for the course are:

Major streams available in this degree are B.Sc.– Biology and B.Sc.–Math. The average fee for this course ranges between INR 12,000 to 15,000 as per the student. Program allows students to learn and gain experience through practical sessions which is undertaken in modern teaching laboratories. They also complete a community science project and they get opportunities in an industry-based learning placement that will provide students with valuable work experience before they graduate. Graduates may find career opportunities in roles such as quality assurance, safety research, management or marketing, health research, planning, science-related industries, pharmaceutical sciences, working in pharmaceutical production, and in government institutions. These graduates may also work in biomedical areas such as hospital, research, and laboratory science. The average salary for these graduates ranges between INR 3 to 10 lacs as per their expertise in this field.

Course Program Highlights Table

 
Mentioned below are some of the major highlights of the course.
Course Level Under graduate
Duration 3 Years
Examination Type Annual
Eligibility 10+2
Admission Process IIT JAM, JNU CEEB, JEST, AUCET, CG PAT, GSAT etc.
Top recruiting organizations TCS, HGS, Nestle, Apollo, Horizon India limited, HP India private limited, CSS corporation
Top recruiting areas Chemical industry, Health care providers, Industrial laboratories, Testing Laboratories, Biotechnology firms
Course Fee INR 12,000 /- to 15,000 /-
Average Starting Salary INR 3 to 10 lacs

What is it about?

 

The syllabi for this degree vary from one stream to another selected by the students. The common subject they can study are chemistry, applied life sciences, and applied physical sciences. B.Sc. bio students will study chemistry, zoology and botany. B.Sc. Math students will study chemistry, physics and mathematics. B.Sc. course focuses on understanding, improving, and reasoning the natural world through observation, modelling, experimentation, and calculation. It also gives opportunities to the students to get knowledge and skills in science which is necessary to make a contribution to the challenges facing humanity. Students also acquire research skills throughout the program that will prepare them for many diverse and exciting careers.

Math

 

The minimum eligibility criteria for this course is as follows: Candidates passed in 10+2 examination with Mathematics as one of the subjects.

Usually, the universities require only the best 4 subject marks to be included in the 50%-60% criteria, but mathematics must be one of those subjects.

Subjects are preferred based on the stream which is selected by the students.

Admission Process

 
 

Reputed institutes follow merit-based admission process. Admission is based on three components, i.e. class XII marks, entrance exam, and personal interview. The received applications are shortlisted and students who are eligible will be called for an entrance test and personal interview.

Various Universities/institutions conduct their own entrance examination for providing admission. Entrance exams are conducted by the colleges based on the stream which has selected by the students. Some of the common entrance exams are

Career Prospects

 
 

Graduates in this field can opt for different roles including: biosecurity researcher, agricultural scientist, astronomer, environmental policy maker, ecologist, hydrologist, Nano scientist, food chemist, mathematician, psychologist, nutritionist, soil scientist, plant geneticist, veterinarian etc.

Professionals of this course can work in related areas which are:

Many broad arrays of job opportunities in this field include schools and colleges, welfare organizations, hospitals, apparel merchandising, fashion journalism, restaurants, service sectors, cafeterias and counselling.

Listed below are the top professional positions that can be taken as career by the graduates:

Job Position Job Description Average Annual Pay Scale in INR
Research Assistant Research assistants are mostly found in Social Science or laboratory setting. They are often undergraduates looking to get credit for assisting a professor in their research, and they perform experiments under their supervision. Some research assistants might work for novel writers, newsletter writer, newspaper reporters and other writing professions that might need someone to track down information. 4,35,000
Drug safety associate Drug safety associates are responsible for ensuring that the safety reports are identified and is based on standard operational procedures. They should communicate with clinical physicians in drug safety and report forms. They must distinguish the ratios of risk and benefits of a drug. 5,50,000
Quality assistant Quality assistants are responsible for conducting testing procedures during manufacturing processes to ensure that products comply with quality standards. They also work in a wide range of industries to inspect all varieties of goods, such as clothing, food, electronics, and healthcare equipment. 4,88,000
Lecturer Lecturers and other post-secondary teachers specialize in any of a wide variety of subjects and fields. They teach academic subjects, such as English or philosophy and focus on career-related subjects, such as law and science. INR 3,02,000