What to do after the 12th? With so many options…
12TH class is popularly known as the most important period in a student life which has the potential to shape the life of a student and therefore all the aspects of his future. It is very common for teachers to pressurize the students to consider about there future more seriously or parents to impose a complete house arrest for the students to study 24/7. As the period comes with a lot of stress and serious decisions, it demands proper thinking and planning, which can only be done based on proper information and properly taking all the fields and all the options into consideration.
One field which can be called “underrated” is humanities. There is a common stereotype in India that humanities is not a proper career option and suits all those students who do not take their academic career seriously which is obviously an attractive misconception which keeps many people away from exploring the field options and therefore explore their creative selves and put their foot forward in the world of humanities. Here are a few career options which have the potential to convince you that humanities is at par with science and commerce and has the same requirements in skills and efforts as other fields have.
More popularly considered as one of the most boring subjects, history enthusiasts have no reason to pay attention to all the boring rumors as they have a box full of options ahead. One with an interest in our evolution, society, culture, one with the rich taste and interest in a sophisticated subject like history can always choose to enjoy their lives while choosing their interest as their job. One can have the option to teach other people by gaining the chairs of teachers and professors. If you are thinking teaching is the only option, you are very wrong.
One can become an archaeologist if he has the interest in exploring and has the spirit to come down on the fields and work to solve the greatest mysteries of human civilization. If one is interested in rooms filled with windows to the ancient world, one can go for museology and museum curators. The field of research is also appropriate for you if you want to keep knowing more and indulge yourself in this subject. You can also go for the job of an archivist. Delhi university (Delhi), Banaras Hindu University (Varanasi), Jadavpur university (Kolkata) and Mount Carmel college(Bengaluru) are some of the best colleges to opt.
There are a lot of career options in this field too. You can take up the chance for the civil service examinations to try your luck to become an IPS officer or an IFS officers. This is quite difficult and popularly tried field in this subject. You can also take up International Relations in the future after political science graduation. The field of political science help you to develop a quality of critical thinking and judgement. This can help you to analyze and plan. Therefore often the job of analysts become a very popular option. It can be intelligence analysts or policy analysts. The filed of teaching is again very popular in this field. The field of public relation specialist and assistant is also admirable. Lastly if one wants to spend more time in research, the field of political scientist must be your option. Delhi University, st Xavier’s, Calcutta university, symbiosis, Loyola college are some of the reputed colleges in this field.
This filed along with the additional knowledge of mathematics and statistics can favor you a lot if you want to take up a career in the field of accounts. Also the field of a statistician, actuarial careers, careers as analysts, careers in international agencies are also very popular if yore taking up this as your future field of study. You can also research in this field further. Banking and insurance consultancy can also be prominent options. teaching is again one of the options you can choose. Delhi university, NMIMS, Loyola college, Fergusson college are some of the popular colleges to select for this field.
With the dire want to raise your voice and the strong will to bring the truth forward you can opt for journalism right after you complete the class 12 humanities studies. There are a lot of different fields in journalism itself. One can have interest in editing or reporting, one can also dream to get promoted as the news anchor. There are colleges which offer the option to pursue this field right after 12th. Christ University and Mount Carmel College in Bangalore are two of such colleges. Journalists like Faye Dsouza and more are the alumni of such colleges.
One can also get a truckload of options if they are planning to take up geography after 12th. One can become a climatologist, a hydrologist, a water conservation officer, if he is interested in exploring and working for the nature. One can also opt for town planning, cartography and survey. One can also opt for tourism planning. Presidency university, Aligarh Muslim university, Jadavpur university can be some of the best options.