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career options for commerce/arts/humanities

Discussion in 'Career Counseling' started by Rahul Sharma123, Feb 9, 2018.

  1. Hello,
    If you are from Commerce,arts or humanities background then you have a good option to make career in the lectureship and research field
    You need to do masters in the given field and apply for UGC NET Exam
    You can prepare for the exam by the help of UGC Previous Papers
    The exam is conducted in two phases
    Phase 1- Questions are asked from the General aptitude and is common for all streams
    Phase 2- Questions are asked from the Subject opted by students

    JRF Age limit is extended to 30 years as it was 28 years whereas the Reserved categories aspirants has 5 year age relaxation as recommended

    If you qualify the NET Exam you can
    • Get UGC scholarships worth INR 25000 whereas you can also get Recommended HRA
    • You will get a score card through which you can get job in various National and International Companies
    • You can get job in various govt. and UGC Approved colleges as a lecturer
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2018
  2. retikagore

    retikagore New Member

    Here at carer advice we compiled this blog for you to know about thecourses after 12th Commerce.

    With several options there being Professional courses after 12th Commerce as well as General Courses. Check out them here and over various online sources and offline too.

    List of Courses after 12th Commerce

    Choosing a right career is a major task. It’s both confusing and challenging. In the higher secondary Commerce stream there are two categories:

    • Commerce with Mathematics

    • Commerce without Mathematics
    To mention, the course options on graduation level for both the above categories are same. Some are listed here:

    • Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com)
    • Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS)
    • Bachelor of Business Studies (BBS)
    • Bachelor in Business Management/Administration (BBM/A)
    • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
    • Business
    • Operations
    • Finance
    • Marketing
    • Banking
    • HR
    • Chartered Accountancy (CA)
    • Chartered Financial Analyst Program (CFA)
    • Company Secretary Program (CS)
    Chartered Accountancy( CA):

    The best course to opt for in the Commerce Stream as this opens several avenues and career opportunities. You can apply for Tax Consultant, an auditor, an advisor or anything as you are specialized in the corporate sector. The course demands lots of hard work but is also promising for your career.

    2Company Secretary Program (CS):

    This is a professional course offered by the Institute of Company Secretaries of India. After course completion, you can either work independently or choose to work on professional sectors.


    This course is provided by the Institute of Cost Accountants of India or ICAI. CMA’s maintain the cost accounting records; does cost auditing, and makes plans, control the cost of products.

    B.Com. & B.Com(Hons.):

    This is a UG degree which can be taken up by commerce students and students from Arts and Science stream as well. It’s a general course, that makes you ready for other professional courses eventually.

    Bachelor In Economics:

    Under this UG program, you would get practical knowledge about several economic concepts and policies. This gives an extra advantage if you aspire to become an IAS.


    Like all the above-mentioned courses, this also has duration of 3 years. With this knowledge, you can explore various business courses. After doing BBA you can opt for MBA to get a better career ahead with a handsome salary.


    A 3years course duration which focuses you to gain practical knowledge about leadership and managerial skills.


    BCA could be the choice of the field if you wish to learn the computer language and have a career in the IT sector. The course duration is for 3 years.

    Chartered Financial Analyst:

    CFA Program is also a Professional course after CA & CS. But this course after 12th commerce demands higher eligibility Criteria:

    4-years bachelor’s degree

    4 years of work experience

    Passport is a must to enrol in this programme and for the exams

    Check out for morecareer guidance after 12th.

    Diploma Course after 12th Commerce:

    Besides the above courses after 12th commerce, you can opt for diploma courses after 12th in Commerce stream. A diploma course from a reputed college can fetch you promising jobs options. Some of the Diploma courses are mentioned below:

    • Diploma In Digital Marketing
    • Diploma In Financial Accounting
    • Diploma In Retail Management
    • Diploma in Fashion Designing
    • Diploma In Hotel Management etc.
    With this, we would like to conclude our blog specially designed for the commerce students. There are various other courses, like Finance, Taxation, accountant etc. Students can opt for other courses or programs after 12th like Fashion, Photography, Animation etc as per their choices and interests.

    Also keep looking into this space by career advice for morecareer guidance tips, news, and updates.
  3. Swapnil Jagtap

    Swapnil Jagtap New Member

    It is a well-known fact that jobs are not easy to get. You might have completed your graduation degree but then things are far beyond seeking a degree like enrolling in professional certification courses to get a good job. In the field of Arts or Humanities, there are various prospects like tourism, academics, media, fashion, government, hospitality and private sectors. So it is definitely good to take up courses after graduation in arts like post-graduation to compete with other candidates.

    Courses After Graduation:

    Masters of Business Administration (MBA): This two-year course or degree in management is frequently chosen especially from reputed colleges. The candidates who actually clear the entrance tests, group discussions are applicable for the management course. Let us see some of the reputed entrance tests conducted by the best institutes: MAT, CAT, FMS, XAT, SNAP, IIFT.

    Master of Arts (MA): if you choose to take up this post-graduation from a reputed institute then you will also get opportunities for M-Phil and Ph.D. program mostly in academics and research. All of the above come under the Master of Arts Category.

    Popular Professional Courses:

    Hotel Management:

    There has been a constant growth in the hotel industry especially for professionals who are actually certified. For undergraduates students who have completed their 10th and 12th can apply for this course. PG Diploma in Dietetics and Hospital Food Service, MBA in Tourism and Hotel Management, PGPM are some of the most famous hotel management course for a career after graduation.

    Travel and Tourism:

    If you are interested in tours and travels then this industry is very much apt for you. You can also choose the diploma and certification courses for a career after graduation to pursue in the tourism industry. Ministry of Tourism, India has approved the two-year post graduation course namely MTA. Apart from this, there are other courses like PG Diploma in Tourism Management, Diploma in Travel and Tourism Management, PG Diploma in Tourism (PGDT) etc.

    Mass Communication:

    There are lots of avenues opened by the developing trend of print and digital media. There are job avenues opened in lots of areas after this post-graduation course like Films and Advertising, Journalism, Digital Communication, Public Relations, Media, Entertainment, Management, etc. Master of Science in Mass Communication, Master of Media Studies, Master of Communication and Journalism are few of the popular courses in this industry.

    Multimedia and 3D Animation:

    If you want to make your career in entertainment, media, mobile applications or advertising world then you need to do a specialization in Multimedia and Animation (MMA). The audience will be connected to images, graphics, text, videos, and sound, There are lots of job opportunities after completing this course.

    Bachelor of Education (BEd.) and NET:

    If you wish to make your career in teaching then you need to complete a degree in B.Ed which is very important for courses after graduation. You can enroll yourself in both government or private schools after this degree.

    Foreign Language:

    In the corporate world and embassies, foreign language experts or translators have excellent skills. In foreign languages, there are few PG diploma courses and certificate courses. You can also opt for Ph.D. in Foreign languages that are offered by selected universities in India. After this course, you can take up the role of Foreign Language Trainer, Diploma Service Professional, Translator, Interpreter etc.

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