What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when talking about medical courses? MBBS and BDS? That’s it? Well, there are many more medical courses, which you are eligible to pursue after 12th Science!

Medical courses can be pursued by students who have completed 12th Science with PCB subjects. PCB subjects together makes the ‘Biology group’. Biology group is also popularly known as ‘B’ group among students. Prerna Education the best neet coaching in Delhi provides time to time career counselling seminar to streamline the student for their future.

In India, there are two types of Medical colleges. They are –

  • Government Medical Colleges (State & Central Govt operated)
  • SF (Self Financed Medical Colleges)

Government Colleges are known to offer medical education at subsidized rates! The cost, to a large extent, is borne by the Government (State or Central). But the number of Govt MBBS seats are limited. Among hundreds of thousands of aspirants, only a handful of candidates are able to land Government seats!

Self Financed MBBS seats are also quite limited in number! SF Colleges and Universities charge a hefty fees though! For many aspirants and their families, this fees is not affordable!


It is probably the most popular medical course available in India. MBBS course is 5½ years long. The academic program is 4½ year long. At the end, there’s a 1 year long internship program. MBBS is the minimum qualification required to practice as a Doctor in India.

BDS stands for Bachelor of Dental Surgery. To become a Dentist, one must complete this academic program. This course is 5 years long (including internship).

This course will help you become a Registered Nurse (RN)! The course duration is 3-4 years. The academic program consists of classroom lectures and practical training.

B.Pharm. Degree will help you become a licensed chemist in India. The course duration is 4 years. The course primarily focuses on subjects like pharmacy, chemistry, biology and healthcare.

Pharm D and B.Pharm. are two different courses! Pharm D course stands for Doctor of Pharmacy. It is more advanced than B.Pharm. course! The course duration is 6 years.

BAMS stands for Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery. Unlike MBBS, this course focuses on concepts of Ayurveda and Ayurvedic medicine. After completing this course, one will earn the title of Doctor (Ayurveda). The course is 5½ years long.

BHMS stands for Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery. This discipline aims at treating patients using homeopathic methods and medicine. After completing this course, one will earn the title of Doctor (Homeopathic). The course is 5½ years long

BUMS stands for Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery. This discipline aims at treating patients using the Unani system of healing. The course is 5½ years long.

BPT stands for Bachelor of Physiotherapy. This discipline uses massages, exercises and movement of muscles to treat patients who are have suffered injuries from accidents or are recovering from surgeries. The course is 4½ years long.

B.V.SC. & A.H.
This course is popularly known as Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry. This discipline focuses on the use of biology and technology to treat and prevent diseases occurring in animals. The course is 5 years long.

BOT course focuses on Occupational Therapy. This discipline is all about using exercises, training, aiding devices, environmental adaptation and equipment to treat patients suffering from physical, mental, emotional and neurological limitations. The course is 4½ years long.

This course focuses on subjects such as – audiology, hearing disorders, auditory systems and speech language therapy. The course is 5 years long (including the internship).

B.Sc. Nursing is the most popular science course among biology students. Apart from nursing, there are many other relevant science courses available in India. Some of them are –

B.Sc. Biochemistry
B.Sc. Biology
B.Sc. Physics
B.Sc. Chemistry
B.Sc. Environmental Science
B.Sc. Biotechnology
B.Sc. Occupational Therapy
B.Sc. Physiotherapy
B.Sc. Radiology
B.Sc. Bioinformatics
B.Sc. Anthropology
B.Sc. Microbiology
B.Sc. Zoology
B.Sc. Forensic Science
B.Sc. Agriculture
B.Sc. Pathology
B.Sc. Speech Therapy
B.F.Sc. (Fisheries Science)
B.Sc. Horticulture
B.Sc. Genetics
B.Sc. Health Science and Nutrition
B.Sc. Sports Science
B.Sc. Audiology
B.Sc. Botany

Paramedical courses are related to the allied healthcare sector. Such courses deals with subjects like medical lab technology, diagnosis technology, radiology etc. Here are some of the best paramedical courses available in India –

B.Sc. in Operation Theatre Technology
B.Sc. in X Ray Technology
B.Sc. in Radiography and Medical Imaging
B.Sc. in Dialysis Technology
B.Sc. in Medical Record Technology
B.Sc. in Medical Laboratory Technology
B.Sc. in Ophthalmic Technology
Bachelor of Occupational Therapy
Bachelor of Physiotherapy
B.Sc. in Speech Therapy
BASLP Course
B.Sc. in Audiology
B.Sc. in Anaesthesia Technology
B.Sc. in Audiology and Speech Therapy
B.Sc. in Optometry
Diploma in Operation Theatre Technology (DOTT)
Diploma in X Ray Technology
Diploma in Radiography and Medical Imaging
Diploma in ECG Technology
Diploma in Dialysis Technology
Diploma in Medical Record Technology
Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology (DMLT)
Diploma in Ophthalmic Technology
Diploma in Physiotherapy
Diploma in Anaesthesia Technology
Diploma in Nursing Care Assistant
Diploma in Sanitary Inspector
Diploma in Hearing Language and Speech (DHLS)
Diploma in Dental Hygienist
Diploma in Audiometry Technician
Diploma in Audiology and Speech Therapy
X-Ray/Radiology Assistant (or Technician)
Medical Laboratory Assistant
Operation Theatre Assistant
Nursing Care Assistant (Certificate)
ECG Assistant
Dental Assistant
Ophthalmic Assistant
CT Scan Technician
Dialysis Technician
MRI Technician

Here are some other relevant Diploma courses for PCB group students –

GNM (General Nursing and Midwifery)
ANM (Auxiliary Nursing and Midwifery)
Diploma in Pharmacy
Diploma in Dairy Technology
Diploma in Yoga Education