What to choose after Xth standard is one of the most critical decisions since this will ultimately shape your future.
Looks like you have finalised Science stream and have now a concern to choose between Diploma or Degree. The options can be chosen based on the following points:
a. The choice of only doing a Diploma after X and taking up a job is gradually waning. The roles offered in the industry could be that of a junior technician followed by a senior technician and then a foreman unless you opt for a part time or distance post diploma along with your job.
b. Diploma is a stepping stone to do Degree through Lateral Entry, join degree in second year. However the seats are only around 10 % which comes to 6 in a class of 60 in AICTE approved colleges. Note that you need to score well to get admission to degree.
c. Opt for XIIth Science, by joining the rat race and slog for two whole years so that you can get admission into a decent engineering college for engineering Degree program. You will need to study for Board Exams, All India exam, State level exam, and additionally for College level entrance exams (NMIMS-NPAT- Mumbai and Shirpur campus, Manipal, Sikkim Manipal, BITS Pilani-Goa-Hyderabad, VIT-Vellore etc).
d. Opt for XIIth Science and then choose 5 year Technology Management Program at NMIMS for IT, Computers. Eligibility is valid NPAT score
Now the next point is regarding how to choose the discipline/ branch. Currently most colleges in India offer a variety of degree programs: Computer Engineering, IT, Mechanical, Electronics, Instrumentation, Electronics and Telecommunication, Civil, Mechatronics, Robotics, Chemical Biomedical (Need to take Biology in XII), Biotechnology, Aeronautics etc. Choose this judiciously since this is again a career finalisation point. It is not worthwhile to choose a stream for a year and then change to another. Check out what interests you in Science stream: is it Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Electronics or Computers. Accordingly opt for the program.
Hope the above resolves your queries.
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