What should I choose after +2? (A student's guide)

May 9, 2024


What should I choose after +2? (A student's guide)

Are you a student who has just completed their +2, or is currently in the two years that seem very joyful but also stressful because you cannot figure out what to do with your life next? Do you constantly google “which course is the best for the future after 12th”? If yes, then you have come to the right place. Deciding the course of study for your Bachelor’s Degree is one of the hardest decisions you will take in your entire life. It greatly affects how the life before you steers around the waters of uncertainty.

Job opportunities, career prospects, abilities, aptitude, and passion: These are the things that you must consider while choosing the right course for your college degree. Despite this knowledge, students keep making the same mistake over and over, i.e. the mistake of choosing the most popular career paths, mostly being influenced by others, while not considering the above-said points. This happens mainly because they start considering their choices too late.

So if you are a student, living the ordeals of +2, this is for you! And well, if you have just completed your +2, this is….for you as well!!!

The first step: Cater to your interest.

Do this with me: Close your eyes. Take a deep breath and remember the last time you had fun. Probably with friends, right? Now remove those friends from the frame. Remove your family. Remove everyone around you. 

The thing you were doing while you were having fun is probably your field of interest. 

Maybe consider some questions such as:

  1. Who do you look up to when you open your social media? Who is your inspiration?

  2. What are you passionate about?

  3. Does your passion align with your goal in life?

  4. Which course of study will take you closer to your goal?

  5. If you took the path that you wanted, will you be able to work diligently?

  6. Will you not give up when you face the challenges that are bound to come? 

Once you have done that, look for courses that align with the answers. Shortlisting this shouldn’t be too hard. While doing this, keep in mind that you are choosing this for yourself. 

Having said that, do not hesitate to take help for this. Consult your teachers, education consultants, parents, seniors, mentors, and whoever you feel can give you relevant information. However, remember, the final decision is yours and not others to take. 

Bring tools like Google to your utmost use. Find the colleges that teach the subject you want to take on. Check their credibility and their fee structure; the courses must be affordable for you. Since most of us rely on our parents’ investments, we don’t want to put an unnecessary dent in our wallets. While you are at it, look for scholarships, the colleges always have one. If you are deserving, you are bound to get it.

Once you are done with everything else, it is time to prepare yourself for learning – the entrance exams. Almost every course and colleges require you to pass one. Engineering and Medical courses have common entrance examinations – meaning everyone willing to study the subject has to take a common test. Management courses expect you to complete a CMAT. For abroad study, you need to take a language proficiency test and/or a SAT. (Studying abroad is an option too, which we will discuss later on.)

Phew….we did it. That sums up the whole process of it. However, we cannot leave you hanging after saying all that about choosing the right course, can we? We have curated a list containing the possible paths you can take for your higher studies. Don’t forget to bookmark this page so that you can come here as many times as you want.

Science Courses for Higher Studies

Bachelor of Engineering (BE)

Referred to as Engineering by most, this field of study is deemed as the best course after 12 in Nepal and encapsulates a very wide range of topics from how computers work to what causes earthquakes to how induction motor starts (looking at you Raju Rastogi). 

It is a 4-year degree program, which is offered by private as well as government colleges in Nepal. Also, this field is taken as one of the highest salary courses after 12th science, so you might want to keep an eye out for it.

The following list shows the major types of engineering degrees you can pursue in Nepal:

  1. Bachelor of Computer Engineering

  2. Bachelor of Electrical Engineering

  3. Bachelor of Civil Engineering

  4. Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering

  5. Bachelor of Electronics, Communication, and Information Engineering

  6. Bachelors of Aerospace Engineering

  7. Bachelor of Agricultural Engineering

Choose this course if you:

  1. Chose Mathematics in +2.

  2. Love solving problems practically.

  3. Are passionate about creating new things.

Course tuition fees: NPR 40k (government scholarship) to NPR 15 lakhs


Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery might just be one of the most popular courses in Nepal after 12th science. While it spans more than 5 years, the passion required for studying is evermore, still. It is offered by private colleges and government medical colleges in different parts of the country.

If you manage to get a government scholarship, this is one of the cheapest bachelor's degrees in Nepal.

Choose this course if you:

  1. Chose Biology in +2

  2. Love helping people 

  3. Have been dreaming about being a doctor since your childhood

  4. Are diligent and have unrivaled focus

Course tuition fees: NPR 30k (government scholarship) to NPR 60 lakhs

BSc (Hons) Computing and Information Technology (BSc IT)

This is the best option after +2 if you want to take your skills and develop that in conjunction with your career. Whilst the world is marching vigorously towards technology, more and more as we speak, combining a highly rigorous academic qualification with real-life practical work experience is a must. 

This courseis taught the best at AITM, where you will develop the strategic mindset to address global challenges; the kind that businesses and communities face on a day-to-day basis to maintain their digital infrastructure. You’ll have access to virtual learning environments, as well as networking, electronic, enterprise systems, and business intelligence laboratories. You’ll learn computing and information technology skills that are needed to design, develop, operate and maintain effective systems. 

Choose this course if you:

  1. Love developing systems for technological devices around you.

  2. Have a knack for or are interested in programming.

  3. Have a quiet work life, and like to avoid much social interaction

Course tuition fees: NPR 4 lakhs to 12 lakhs

Bachelor of Science (BSc.)

If you have ever wondered “what can we study after +2 in Nepal”, BSc. might have crossed your mind at some point. This course offers an in-depth view of all the core subjects of Science. The program available for study in Nepal span 4 years and the exams are based on year-system. Students mostly pursue research or academics after having chosen this career path.

The following BSc courses are available in Nepal:

  1. BSc Chemistry

  2. BSc Physics

  3. BSc Geology

  4. BSc Microbiology

  5. BSc Computer Science and Information Technology (BSc. CSIT)

  6. BSc Medical Imaging Technology

  7. BSc Medical Laboratory Technology

Choose this course if you:

  1. Want to know how things work at a very intricate level.
    can handle pressure and are diligent 

  2. Like teaching.

  3. Are willing to dedicate long hours to research

Course tuition fee: NPR 40k (government colleges) to NPR 4.5 lakhs

Apart from these, there are numerous other science courses that you can look up to:

  1. Bachelor of Architecture

  2. Bachelor of Dental Surgery

  3. Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery

  4. Bachelor of Pharmacy

  5. Bachelor of Public Health

  6. Bachelor of Physiotherapy

  7. Bachelor of Nursing

  8. Bachelor of Forestry 

  9. Bachelor of Agriculture

Note: One advantage +2 Science students have over others (here in Nepal) is that they can get enrolled in any of the programs from any field, so all the courses mentioned hereafter can also be studied by students of +2 Science.

Management Courses for Higher Studies

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

If you ask someone what to study after 12 management in Nepal, you are likely to get BBA as an answer. This is a widely taken course in the domain of Management. Students who take this course will improve their management, presentation, leadership, teamwork, and entrepreneurial skills.

Accounting, marketing, finance, and human resource management are some of the specializations available for this course. Depending upon the college, students need to pass an entrance test, mostly CMAT, which will deal with Mathematics, English, and GK to get enrollment in this course. 

Government, as well as private colleges, are offering this course. 

Choose this course if you:

  1. Chose Management in +2

  2. Are the default manager of your group whenever you are out with your friends

  3. Like management in general

Course tuition fee: NPR 3 lakhs to NPR 8 lakhs

Bachelor of Business Studies (BBS)

Unlike BBA, BBS is a year-basis course. While this and BBA are pretty similar courses, however, this has a lower tuition fee and fewer subjects you should read. This implies you will have less load during your Bachelor’s years which means you can try out all different kinds of things using that time.

BBS is also offered in a multitude of colleges throughout Nepal, including government and private colleges.

Choose this course if you:

  1. Chose management in +2

  2. Love management 

  3. Are looking for a management course, but cheaper and easier than BBA

Course tuition fee: NPR 1 lakh to NPR 4 lakhs

Chartered Accountancy (CA)

A relatively newer take on higher studies, CA has been drawing many young minds with its poise. It is a revered profession throughout the world and is often associated with rigor and expertise. By combining the best academic and practical knowledge, Charter Accountancy enhances a person's management ability. 

Choose this course if you:

  1.  Are hooked on accounting, business ethics
  2. Can handle pressure

  3. Want to explore all the domains of the field in a short time 

Course fee: NPR 1.5 lakhs (cost to ICAN) + 2.5 lakhs (tuition fee)

Bachelor in International Hotel and Tourism Management (BHM)

Hotel management is a service-oriented industry. It includes management and planning for resorts, inns, restaurants, marketing agencies, convention centers, and a variety of destination events. Choosing this field means you are opting in for an experience, larger than anything else. AITM promises you the best when it comes to this.

AITM College provides an environment where students are challenged regularly and are encouraged to pursue their professional requirements. School of Hotel Management is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and outstanding faculties. The students are trained for good interpersonal skills, persuasiveness, and a positive attitude. While acquiring knowledge, it is ensured that emphasis is put on a balanced combination of theory and practice to make sure that it can be introduced to many career options.

Choose this course if you:

  1. Have a close relationship with foods

  2. Are passionate about providing service to others

  3. Want to explore different parts of the world through food and hospitality

Course tuition fee: NPR 4 lakhs to NPR 12 lakhs

Apart from these, there are numerous other management courses that you can look up to:

  1. Bachelor of Business Administration & Bachelor of Legislative Law

  2. Bachelor of Computer Application

  3. Bachelor of Business Management

  4. Bachelor of Travel and Tourism Management

Other Courses for Higher Studies

Bachelor of Legislative Law (LLB)

LLB is an undergraduate law program of 3-year or 5-year duration that can be pursued after graduation and 10+2 respectively. The Bachelor of Legislative Law is a foundational course in law that teaches students about legal procedures followed in the profession. If you ever find yourself wondering about what to do after +2 and you do not want to go to the doctor-engineer cliche, this might just be the choice for you.

Choose this course if you:

  1. Are a good debater

  2. Reading the constitution interests you

  3. Like quoting facts about the law in your disputes with your friend

Course tuition fee: NPR 3 lakhs to NPR 6 lakhs

Language Courses

  1. Bachelor of Journalism and Mass Communication

  2. Bachelor of Arts (Major English/ Nepali)

Artistic Courses

  1. Bachelor of Fine Arts

  2. Bachelor of Fashion Design

  3. Bachelor of Architecture

Technical Courses (From CTEVT)

  1. Diploma in Food and Dairy Technology

  2. Diploma in Bio-Medical Equipment Engineering

  3. Diploma in Hydropower Engineering

  4. Proficiency Certificate in Radiography

And much more can be found on the official website of CTEVT

But what about Abroad Studies?

We have covered a lot of ground about higher studies in this article. However, the list is not exhaustive. An entirely different and large domain of abroad study remains. Choosing the right place to go is much harder than the choice of subject of study. All in all, after having decided on the academic path you want to take, you need to decide where you want that path to materialize. Whilst all that, the competitive exams like SAT and language proficiency tests such as IELTS and TOEFL are key factors to consider. 

Similarly, the budget you will need to spend will be considerably higher than what you would otherwise spend staying in Nepal. However, there are ways you can obtain your degree from a foreign university, whilst being here in Nepal. For instance, AITM has partnered with some of the top universities in the world, giving you the best education, right in the comfort of your home. You could enroll at AITM College and study for two years right here in Nepal. For the final two years, you could then transfer your credit to the universities in Australia, the UK, or Switzerland and go over there to study. That will enable you to pursue the best foreign courses after +2 while saving the costs of two years of foreign stay, which would not have been possible otherwise.

Keeping in mind all the problems you might face being alone some thousand kilometers away from your home, weigh the opportunities that might be waiting for you over there against all the cons, and take your decision wisely. After all, your decision doesn’t affect only you.

The Verdict

Yes, you are the center of the universe. You are the protagonist of your story and thus, shall you choose what lies ahead for you! No matter what path you choose, just remember it is never too late to turn back and try newer things. After all, great inventions have always emerged from trying out new things. 

It is not important to consider yet what is the best career after the 12th, rather one must focus on making the path he/she chooses the best. So, try out new things, and find for yourself what your best fit is. And no matter where you decide to pursue your studies, never forget your root. 

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