Top 20 Courses After 12th

Not everyone wants to be a doctor, engineer or a dentist. Today, young students are ready to explore various other career options.

After your 12th, you had to look for a 4 year degree course like engineering, medical, B.Com etc. However, now you have a choice to opt for courses that are not conventional but at the same time you would love doing it.

In this article, we have mentioned 20 such courses for you, once you have completed your 12th.

Top 20 Courses After 12th

These courses range for students coming from various backgrounds like Science, Commerce and Arts. You could choose one of them according to your inclination and background.

courses after 12th

1. Animation Film Designing

This is one of the best course after 12th. Animation and film designing is a course that is getting very popular and holds a promising future. If you live in cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore then you could easily find an Animation Film Designing institute.

Check out the course fee, get enrolled and learn something new that is good for your career.

2. Photography

If you have passion for photography then there are some good institutes that give training for photography. Photography has a great future because of growing media and advertising industry.

3. Event Management

Event management course would help you to get jobs in India and abroad very easily. Event managers are required for wedding, organizing functions and other events.

You are paid well and future is great. So I suggest you to join an event management course after your 10+2.

4. Furniture and Interior Design

There are many private institutes and coaching center for furniture and interior design in the country.

You have to choose an institute carefully because many of them are new and lack proper training facility. Therefore, join only premier institutes like CEPT.

You could choose a diploma course or a certificate course as you like.

5. Writing and Journalism Courses

Online writing and freelance journalism is very popular in the age of Internet. Writing course or a course in journalism could get you a job online very easily.

On internet weblogs and new online journals are looking for writers. Hence if you enroll in a writing course online or offline then it could be great for your career.

6. Foreign Language Courses

Various MNCs and other business houses coming from foreign countries in India need translators and interpreters. They come in various small towns across the country and language could be the barrier.

Hence, if you know foreign languages like French, Spanish, Japanese then you could get a job easily. There are many professional courses for foreign languages in the country.

7. Performing Arts – Acting and Drama Courses

Film and drama industry is very big in India. You could be an actor or artist and get a role in films or some TV serial.

There are number of performing arts colleges and training centers. If your stream is arts in 10+2 then performing arts could be the great for your future career.

8. Hotel Management

This is another best course after HSC. If you love cooking and dressing then hotel management is good for you. It opens door for hospitality sector in India.

Although there are many good hotel management institutes but choose an Institute which is good and fees is less. I recommend going for degree rather a diploma or certificate force.

9. Literary Arts – Music, Dance and Painting

Like performing arts literary arts is also a great course pursuing after 10+2. If you like Music, Dance, Painting then you could join literary arts college or training institute.

You could become a teacher after completing a course and get a job very easily. Many schools are looking for dance and music teachers.

10. Software Programming Courses JAVA, .NET

Software programming courses are very popular and everyone knows about it. There are number of software training institutes like APTEC, NIIT etc who provide various courses after 12th.

They give you diploma as well as certificates depending upon the courses you choose. After completing a course if you don’t get a job then you could start teaching in same institute.

11. Nursing

If you are into science especially biology then nursing could be a great course after 10+2. Girls who are not interested in degree courses then you could go for nursing.

Just a diploma in nursing could easily get you jobs in India and abroad. Male counterparts could also do the nursing course.

12. Beautician Courses

Like nursing beautician courses are also great for woman and young girls coming out of high school.

Today every person wants to look beautiful and they want to go spa or a beauty parlour. So for guidance and training you could enroll any one of the beautician courses.

Choose courses carefully before paying the fees.

13. Cooking and Baking Courses

Cooking and baking courses could be great for students who love cooking. If you don’t want to go for hotel management courses then cooking and baking courses are good for you.

Here you could get a certificate or even a diploma if you want. Unlike hotel management which is a degree course, cooking and baking courses are simple and anyone can do it.

14. Air Hostess and Flight Steward

Air Hostess and flight steward jobs are also high paying and very promising. If you want an exciting and adventurous career which involves a lot of travelling and going out then air hostess job is good for you.

Even you leave the job you get jobs in hospitality sector very easily. Hence you will not have any problem. Males can go for flight attendant training institutes.

Read: How to Become Air Hostess

15. Media and Mass Communication

Every news channels have journalists and anchors with a degree from media and mass communication institute. You could enroll in anyone of mass communication courses and get a degree or diploma.

Future is great and you could become popular also. Some of the related courses are like public relations PR, advertising, marketing, journalism etc.

You can choose anyone of them.

16. Driving Courses – Two Wheelers and Four Wheelers

Driving courses are also good after 12th, if you love driving. You could join nearby training school and learn driving for four wheelers like car.

Later you can drive cab or taxi because there is a lot of demand for driver’s job. You will get license and become a driver very easily.

17. Ethical Hacking

Ethical hacking is hacking done for rightful purposes. If you love about computers and how they work then you could become an ethical hacker.

There are many diploma and certificate courses for ethical hacking. Rewards are great if you are interested in ethical hacking. Choose a course and join the training center.

18. Commercial Pilot Training Courses

If you have done your 12th from science stream then you could join commercial pilot training course. You can go through a training course given by Aviation academy recognized by Aviation Ministry of India.

You have to get a student pilot license and undergo flying training and then theoretical education. After you pass the test, students are awarded the flying license.

If you cannot join IAF then you could join a commercial pilot training course. However prices for the courses are very high.

19. Audio Visual Courses

Audio visual courses are also good after you complete 10+2. Courses are available after 12th and it includes journalism, branding and advertising, media studies and planning.

You could get a job as sound technician with different media companies.

20. Tourism and Travel

Last course for 10+2 students in our list is tourism and travel. If you love travelling then this course could be good for you.

You can become a guide or a consultant guiding people about tours and travel. However, there are very few schools or colleges in India that give diploma or certificate courses in tourism and travel.

So this was the list of top 20 courses that you can go for after you have completed 12th. In coming articles we will also mentions colleges in great details.


  1. Anumita on October 9, 2017 at 1:33 pm

    sir, i did my in computer science but know i dont have interest in it , know tell me what would i do which is job oriented for me because of in computer field
    neither took my interest and i m suffering from many problem suggest me know what can i do. i was try for any kind of job everyone said your field is very much good .their are number of refusual during job interview please tell me what can i do

  2. kishor on October 4, 2017 at 4:34 pm

    i have study in 12 coomerse i have confuse which best course

  3. Amiya on October 1, 2017 at 6:03 pm

    Hii!! My self Amiyabalanayak .
    About my education :- I am 12th complited but still I am not good in theory class but strong in practical so wich course suitable for be… ??🔪😡 really headache can u help me… 😞

  4. Puja on September 29, 2017 at 12:16 pm

    sir/mam I am interested in beauty courses please suggest me

  5. navneet kaur on September 10, 2017 at 12:39 pm

    plzzz tell me abut hotel managment cozz I want to do this please give me your contact number and m from Delhi in Krishna nagar plzz tell abt dis

  6. mohd asim on September 9, 2017 at 10:09 am

    Sr. I am interested to hotel management and animation

  7. shivakumar hanji on September 4, 2017 at 11:23 pm

    I want to become an mass media and communication course after 12th sir

  8. Masrath on August 23, 2017 at 4:19 am

    Im interested in foreign language cources

  9. Sai divya S. on August 17, 2017 at 8:17 pm

    Sir/ma’am I want to take dance as my career. For that what course I should take and please can u suggest me any good institute of classical dance??
    I would be grateful to u.. Please
    I am still studying in inter 1st year

  10. Unnati on August 13, 2017 at 7:31 pm

    Sir i m 11th stndrd science student n intrested in wrtting. ….so hw can i go for mass media communication

  11. Himanshu Malik on August 10, 2017 at 7:53 pm

    My Interst is in Media and Mass cource can you Tell me the best Institute and alao the best Institute for acting Dancing and singing also

  12. Shikha on August 5, 2017 at 9:10 pm

    I’m interested in foreign language course…..

  13. Pawan on August 1, 2017 at 8:11 am

    Mujse computer application ka cause Karna h

  14. R.MOHAN KUMAR on July 30, 2017 at 5:55 pm

    sir I want BE discontinue so I interest. java and software developing.

  15. Riddhii soni on July 25, 2017 at 2:26 pm

    I m interested in beautician / a job a specific brands salon ….like @ lakmè salon or.loreal etc. So i need some tips and ideas of qualities that i nèed to be…

  16. Anand on July 23, 2017 at 9:15 am

    Iam interested in Bse nursing.But iam male .It is scopeful for me

  17. Nikita Anil Jadhao on July 22, 2017 at 10:34 am

    I just completed 12th from JNV Washim
    I am interested in beautician courses

  18. Arun Kumar R on July 20, 2017 at 12:02 pm

    I’ll ask after coming

  19. isha on July 9, 2017 at 10:59 pm

    i’m intersted in hotel management and beautician course but m confused what i do nd whose best option for me…

  20. Sowmya Pillai on July 5, 2017 at 7:28 pm

    Fr doing animation nd designing course…….should we need practice of making designs or creativity from childhood

  21. Vishnu sreejith on July 3, 2017 at 2:50 pm

    I like in mass commnation

  22. utkarsh gupta on July 3, 2017 at 11:13 am

    sir if i completed my bsc. in hotel managment . i have scored 60 per in pcm in 12 . what i can do pls gtell sir pls

  23. jitendra patel on July 1, 2017 at 10:58 pm

    me to bhaiya director banana chahta
    hoo so madawara kariye please

  24. Amananda Angom on July 1, 2017 at 11:50 am

    I am interested in tourism

  25. Supriya on June 30, 2017 at 11:16 pm

    I’m confused about these courses so please suggest me what type of course is perfect to me I have intrested in event management and fashion designer so please help me I’m worried about myfuture

  26. Shruti mishra on June 26, 2017 at 6:49 pm

    sir i m from commerce stream and also student but i want to do Side preparation for somthing else.could i join any course with study? plz suggest sir

  27. Vaibhav Patil on June 26, 2017 at 10:59 am

    somebody want guidance call me

  28. Mahesh on June 25, 2017 at 5:29 pm

    Sir I am interested in Web designing courses

  29. Yashu on June 17, 2017 at 12:00 pm

    Thanks for the great give knowledge
    Pls telling after 12llb have a bright future

  30. nikita khandelwal on June 11, 2017 at 8:27 pm

    Sir i m intrested in event management….

  31. Yash Salvi on June 10, 2017 at 6:59 pm

    I want to pursue a course in event management. However, my issue is that I am the only earning member in my family and hence I am unable to come up with the fees in 1 shot.
    Please provide me names of few institutes which offer payment of fees in EMIs for the above mentioned course. I stay in Thane.

  32. Vidyadhar raje on June 9, 2017 at 10:36 am

    Plz give me information regarding various courses after 12 th…

  33. lok ranjan srivastava on June 9, 2017 at 8:07 am

    My cource is hotel managent & i m happy in this course ….😉😉

  34. SAYAN GHOSH on June 7, 2017 at 11:57 pm

    Sir/mam, i am a hs pass student, and I want to acting a drama, film or serial..

  35. Hemant on June 5, 2017 at 1:10 pm

    Sir, i m interested in animation

    I have an query,i m from commerce stream. the most important thing is that I haven’t had sub of IT and mathematics ….then also is it possible for me to get in for this course

  36. chinnu on June 5, 2017 at 10:45 am

    Hi sir I’m interested in maths I what to do a government job which course is benfite to bring government job I complete my inter with927% in maths i got 150out of149 is it better to take m.s.cs in degree

  37. Priya nawghare on June 4, 2017 at 3:11 pm

    I am interested in doctor medical field .so plz can u tell me the best clg.

  38. Nihal sakharkar on May 31, 2017 at 9:42 pm

    i am intrested in photography…plz guide me sir/ma’am…i am very worried about my future…

  39. Nihal sakharkar on May 31, 2017 at 9:41 pm

    i am intrested in photography…plz guide me sir/ma’am

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