Top 5 Conventional Professional Courses in India

Choosing a right course can lead you to success in your career. If you take right decision while choosing a professional course then it can change your life for good otherwise a wrong decision could make things worse for your entire career.

This article could help students from diverse background, whether they are from science, commerce or arts in choosing the best conventional professional courses in India.

Conventional here means courses which are very popular among the mainstream of the society. In other words, majority of students go behind these conventional courses or they know about it.

Now what makes a conventional professional course best among the rest? Well! Few things like

  1. Job Opportunities – First thing in a top professional course should be that it can give you a job as soon as you complete it.
  2. Best Colleges – Professional courses also have best colleges to teach.
  3. Fun and Enjoyable – Courses must be fun and enjoyable for the students.
  4. Very Trending – Courses must be trending and its demand must be growing.

Now, let us see top 5 conventional professional courses in India.

1. B. Tech

Bachelor in engineering is the first choice for the students of science background in India. Majority of students go for B. Tech courses. So it is number one in India.

Best Colleges:

  • IIT’s at Kanpur, Delhi, Kharagpur, Madras, Bombay
  • Colleges other than IIT’s: Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS)
  • NIIT (National Institute of Technology) one in every state of the country

Probably these are best colleges for B. Tech courses.


Normally course duration for B. Tech is 4 years and 8 Semesters. If you are doing integrated with M. Tech then it can go up to 6 years.


You must have Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics (PCM) in 10 + 2.

Then you have to appear for entrance exam taken by the college you want to apply for. Like for IIT’s there is JEE, then for other colleges you have to clear entrance examination.


Under quota from government then

Rs 35,000 to Rs 40,000 per year

For Paid

Rs 100,000 per year

Job Opportunities:

Job opportunities for an engineering graduate are immense. If he has done well in his academics then you will be selected for a job in campus of the college only.

MNC’s are always looking for such students. So future is very bright for studious students. But if you just pass the course then you will face serious problem.

You must read this article which talk about salaries of IIT people.


MBBS is second most popular professional course in India after engineering. Students from science background with life science usually opt for MBBS course.

Best Colleges:

The best college is

  • AIIMS, All India institute of Medical Science
  • Armed Forces Medical College, Pune
  • Christian Medical College, Vellore
  • Bangalore Medical College, BMC, Bangalore

These are some best of medical colleges.


Duration of a MBBS course is at least 5 years with specialization.


You must have Physics, chemistry and biology in 10+2.

Then you have to clear the entrance exam conducted by the college.


If you are getting an admission through merit list then fees is less

Say it is in few thousands for 5 years

But for others like for AIIMS fees for foreign national is

Is more than Rs 35 lakhs.

Some colleges take even in crores.

Job Opportunities:

Well, after completing the 5 years course on right time, you need to practice for few years then you are a doctor.

You can get paid very well even in Sarkari Naukri.

Here, not just money but the respect you get from society is tremendous.

3. Chartered Accountant (CA)

Chartered Accountant or CA course is taken by students from commerce background. To become a CA is the first choice for every graduate.

Best Colleges:

The best colleges for this course is

The institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI)

It has branches in New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai and Kanpur

One more such college is

Aggarwal P.G College, Haryana.


For ICAI you have to clear three levels

Step1. Entry Level Test: Common Proficiency Test
Step2. First Stage of Theoretical Education: Professional Competence Course
Step3. Final Stage of Theoretical Education: Final Course

Here you need to clear exams. Hence, if you can clear your exams early then you could clear the course.

Normally it takes 4 to 5 years.


You must have done B.Com or M.Com.


Surprisingly, here fees is very less anywhere between Rs 8,000 to Rs 10,000/-

Job Opportunities:

Any company for auditing needs a CA and they are highly paid. So job opportunities for CA are great and in high demand.

4. LLB

Students who are from humanities or arts background usually opt for LLB or graduation in law. It is not necessary that only a student from humanities background can opt for LLB but anyone could do LLB.

These students will become future lawyers.

Best Colleges:

Some of the best colleges are


Normally LLB course is for 3 years.


In graduation they must have 55% marks.

Then you must come in the merit list through entrance exam called CLAT, Common Law Admission Test.

For undergraduate you must have 50% marks in 10+2.


Fee structure of LLB programs differ from college to college.

Suppose, fees for National Law School of India is Rs 1, 70,000/- per year

In general LLB in India would cost you anywhere between Rs 1 Lakh to Rs 2 lakhs per year.

Job Opportunities:

Job opportunities for LLB graduates are in steep rise. Government and private sector in this county needs lawyers to fight their case.

Moreover, there are so many criminal cases registered everyday in this country. So to fight those cases competent lawyers are always required.

5. MBA

MBA is actually a post graduate course very popular among graduates in urban cities coming from all educational background.

Best Colleges:

  • Indian Institute of Management, IIM – Ahmedabad
  • Indian Institute of Management, IIM – Calcutta
  • Indian Institute of Management, IIM – Bangalore
  • Indian Institute of Management, IIM – Lucknow
  • Indian Institute of Management, IIM – Indore

Other are


Duration of a MBA course is minimum 3 years.


You must be a graduate.

For IIM you need to clear an entrance exam called CAT or common aptitude test.

Similarly, for other colleges you need to clear entrance exam.


IIM’s usually charge anywhere between 10 lakhs to 14 lakhs.

Similarly other management institutes also charge Rs 15 lakhs to Rs 20 lakhs.

Job Opportunities:

MBA graduates from prestigious institutions in India are the first choice of private companies. You can imagine that a candidate from institutes like IIM could make Rs 10 lakhs to Rs 20 lakhs per month. An average student from IIM makes Rs 1 lakh per month.

Hence, you can imagine how much they are in demand.

Finally, in conclusion I would say above mentioned 5 courses are very much preferred by the middle class of the country. Students coming from humble background would definitely like to join these courses.


  1. M cmpltng my junior clg can u suggest me wht r d professional course to do nd any placement regarding course make some guidelines for me….

  2. I’m currently doing my 2nd year pu (commerce in correspondence) …..would someone suggest me for best courses for morning time

  3. now I m in sybcom BT I don’t no.what I do after graduation I wanna good job as well as some guidelines for some professional course

  4. @Supriya Singh: A graduate of any stream can do Chartered Accountancy course. It is not at all mandatory that you should be a graduate in Commerce. For more details, visit:

  5. can i get some more help.i was totally confused after 12 comm n i had choose plane now every of them r saying that do some other course with it. plzzz can u guide me

  6. I m from science stream…..
    But i wanna be a chartered accountant…..what should i do….
    I m very confused..plz help me

    • Hey friend don’t be confused you can choose this course and do you know that 30-40% CA are from Science background.

  7. m giving exam fr class 12 with PCM, want to do B Tech in computer science, m expecting my 12 % is 60%, looking fr institutes/university which fees r less thn 1 lakh, so pls help me guid me hw can i get admission and the name of institutes/university

  8. Thanks for this information Priya, though you have covered mainstream courses which are already popular enough to be known by people. I feel this article is adding not much value to the knowledge of aspiring students planning for higher education. A little addition to this post I am adding an another list of other professional courses

    Actuarial Science
    Air Hostess
    Commercial and Fine Arts
    Disaster Management
    Entrepreneurship Management
    Fitness Training
    Flight Steward (Cabin crew)
    Foreign Languages
    Footwear Technology
    Fine Arts
    Intellectual Property Rights
    Infrastructure & Real Estate
    Merchant Navy
    Massage and Spa Therapy
    Public Speaker
    Scientific Research & Development
    Tourist Guide
    Transcription Music
    Video Gaming



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