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Courses in medical sciences other than medical and engineering

Students opting for PCB and not going for MBBS entrance exams can go for BDS, BVS, B. Pharm, D Pharm and Nursing.

B.D.S (Bachelor in Dental Sciences) offers courses in Dental Surgery and duration of the course is 5 years inclusive of Internship. After completion of B.D.S , you can do the Post Graduation (P.G) in Dental Sciences.

B.V.S (Bachelor in Veterinary Sciences) course about animal diseases their prevention, cure and surgery. This course takes 4 1/2 years time with a practical Internship. One can do P.G studies in different specializations after completion of B. V. S course.

Bachelor of Pharmacy (B. Pharm) has good career prospects . Course Duration =4 yrs. Those good in chemistry and  interested in this can have an attractive career after the completion of course. He/She can start working in departments such as Drugs Research, Production or even sales and marketing in various Pharmaceutical Industries. If anyone yearns to do Post Graduation (M.Pharmacy) they can chose specialization in subjects such as

  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmaceutics
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Pharmaceutical Analysis
  • Pharm D

Diploma course in Pharmacy (D.Pharmacy)  – 2 years duration course  after the completion of which one can become Pharmacist in various Medicinal Institutions.

Bachelor in Nursing (B.Sc Nursing) is a 4 year course which covers topics such as healthcare, medicine dispensing and caring of ailing patients.

Various other Courses are-

Biotechnology, Bioinformatics,  Bachelor in Physiotherapy, Bachelor in Homeopathic Medicinal Sciences, Bachelor in Homeopathic Medicinal Sciences and Bachelor in Ayurveda Medicinal Sciences.

Biotechnology a technology which involves manipulation of living organisms or their sub cellular components to provide useful products, processes or services for the betterment of mankind. This is 4 year course.

Bioinformatics is a relatively new concept which is related to storage, retrieval and analysis of biological data for drug discovery and drug design. It makes use of IT for processing biological information such as nucleic acid (DNA/RNA), protein sequence and structure. The duration of the course is 4 yrs.

B.P.T (Bachelor in Physiotherapy) basically studies how to restore the functioning of the body which is affected by due to illness like paralysis, injury, shock. The basic duration of the course is 3 years.

B.H.M.S ( Bachelor in Homeopathic Medicinal Sciences offers courses how to increase the self healing power of our body by using medicine which are derived from natural and herbal sources. The duration of the course is 5 1/2 year.

B.A.M.S (Bachelor in Ayurveda Medicinal Sciences) covers courses how to restore the balance of our body without side effects. Main focus of the courses are to regain balance of liver disorders, rheumatic and chronic conditions. The duration of the course is only 3 years.

Before enrolling to a course, a student should be aware of various aspects like –

  1. why he or she wants that particular career,
  2. how to be successful in that career,
  3. find out the institutes/universities of related courses,
  4. To gather information about the career options after course completion,
  5. To test his/her aptitude to appear in the Entrance Exams.

A student can pursue Bachelor of Science degree (B.Sc) taking any science subject as the major subject. Numerous colleges offer specialization in major subjects like as Chemistry, Mathematics, Zoology, Botany, Geology, Physics, Biochemistry, Economics , Computer Science etc. One can go further and opt for Masters degree (M.Sc) also in their selected subjects after completion of graduation. For further education a student can do Ph.D degree on their particular subjects. Some alluring job option after doing B. Sc or M.Sc are teaching in schools and colleges, Professors (college/university), Scientist, Geologist, Chemists, Mathematician, physicists etc. A science graduate also can apply for UPSC exams, IAS, Banking, insurance exams and gets good jobs.

By:- Kavita Seth

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