So you’ve finally managed to toil through 2 laborious years of studying PCM- arguably the most difficult stream- of in itself- the most difficult curriculum on the planet, CBSE.

You chose the smarter path, you knew that by selecting PCM, you could pursue any profession of your liking. But now, all that time since your stream selection, do you feel intimidated by the career prospects lying ahead of you? Do you just want to finally find your niche– a profession you would love waking up every day to pursue?

Well worry not, my friend! Here are the Top 25 Career Options for PCM, just for you.

#25: Textile Engineering

Textile engineering courses deal with the application of scientific and engineering principles to the design and control of all aspects of fibres, textiles, and apparel processes, products, and machinery.

#24: Geography and Earth Sciences

Earth Sciences deals with study and research in various fields and concepts of Geology, and the examination and utilization of natural resources- including their management, sustenance and conservation.

#23: Naval Architecture Engineering

The course in Naval Architecture primarily relates to the design, construction or
maintenance of all types of marine vessels such as ships, boats, oil and gas tankers,
containers, passenger ships, ferries etc.

#22: Metallurgy

Metallurgy is a field of materials science and of materials engineering that deals with the
physical and chemical behaviour of metallic elements and their mixtures called alloys.

#21: Physical Sciences

Physical science is the study of physics and chemistry of nature. It overlaps life sciences in a way to include ecology and the evidence of historical facts of evolution.

#20: Instrumentation Engineering

Instrumentation engineering is a branch of electrical and electronics engineering that  deals with the study of engineering principles used in designing and assembling automated systems.

#19: Archaeology

The course is a sub-field of anthropology. It exposes students to reconstruct extinct cultures from the artifacts as it studies the ancient and recent human past through material remains.

#18: Meteorology

Meteorology deals in atmospheric studies to know and predict the weather and climate. It is the examination of the atmospheric and climate conditions affecting the earth and its population.

#17: Industrial Engineering

Even though the term industrial engineering is originally applied to manufacturing, it has extended its service to fields like operations research, systems engineering, ergonomics and quality engineering.

#16: Advertising

Advertising chiefly targets at creating demand, encourages marketing, and
establishes a direct contact between manufacturers and consumers.

The entire purpose of advertising is to apprise and influence public to purchase products and services. Advertising is done through TV, Internet, Newspapers, magazines, outdoor

#15: Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineering is development of chemical processes for converting raw materials or chemicals into valuable forms to enable large- scale manufacture.

It combines knowledge of chemistry and engineering for the production of
chemicals and related their by-products.

#14: Statistical Sciences

Statistics is the study of data and navigating common problems for drawing correct

It deals with the interpretation and aggregation of large complex data into simpler data. It has been developed from the field of probability in mathematics.

#13: Manufacturing Science and Engineering

Manufacturing Science and Engineering is the production of goods for use using labour and machines, tools, processing, or formulation.

#12: Mass Communication

Mass communication is the course related to how individuals and entities relay information through mass media to large segments of the population at the same time.

It usually relates to newspaper, magazine, book publishing, as well as radio, television and film, as these mediums are used for disseminating information, news and advertising.

#11: Cyber Security

Cyber Security deals with study of possible cyber threats and harms – technical, financial or personal.
The course equips the professional to deal with many types of cyber-crimes such as copyright breach, hacking, illegal mass-surveillance, computer viruses, virtual pestering, identity threats, and phishing.

#10: Architecture

Architecture is the science that deals with the planning and supervision of construction work for houses, office buildings, skyscrapers, landscapes, or entire cities.

#9: Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering involves the planning, designing and execution of structural works.

A civil engineer is responsible for planning and designing a project, constructing the project to the required scale, and maintenance of the product.

#8: Automobile Engineering

The study of automotive engineering is to design, develop, fabricate, and test vehicles or vehicle components from the concept stage to production stage. 

It incorporates various elements such as mechanical and electronic engineering.

#7: Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Electrical and electronics engineering is about use of technology ranging from global positioning systems to electrical power generators.

These engineers are responsible for designing, developing, testing as well supervising the production of electrical and electronic equipment and machinery.

#6: Aeronautical Engineering

A course in Aeronautical Engineering includes the designing, manufacturing, testing and
maintenance of aircraft in commercial aviation and defense sectors. 

#5: Robotics

Robotics is an inter-disciplinary course and students of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, instrumentation engineering or computer engineering can join this field. The courses of Robotics and artificial intelligence are interlaced.

#4: Aerospace Engineering

Aerospace engineering is the branch of engineering which deals with the research,
design, development, construction, testing, of aircraft and spacecraft. It is divided into
2 major and overlapping branches:

  • Aeronautical engineering: related to aircraft within the earth’s atmosphere
  • Astronautical engineering: deals with spacecrafts that operate outside the earth’s atmosphere.

#3: Machine Learning and A.I.

Artificial Intelligence belongs to a field of science and engineering in which studies and research aim to develop intelligent computer machines that can perform tasks with human intelligence.
It includes speech recognition, visual perception, logic and decision, multi-language translation and more.

#2: Journalism

Journalism includes preparation of written, visual, or audio material envisioned for
dissemination through public media with reference to factual, ongoing events of public

It deals with the broadcast world of TV and Radio, Web journalism, Print Journalism etc. There are also courses in particular areas of journalism like sports, television, photo, press law etc.

#1: Computer Science

Computer science is one of the best known courses among engineering aspirants, and
aims on the basic elements of computer programming and networking.

This course includes knowledge of design, implementation and management of
information system of both hardware and software. It deals principally with the theory of computation and design of computational systems.

How do I know which career is fit for me?

At the end of the day, your intuition and your interests should drive your career choice. Whichever career you might end up choosing- be it aerospace engineering or even journalism, what matters is your love and passion for your profession.

So, did this help you with your career choice? Feel free to write in the comments below!

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Ishaan Arora is a published author of 2 books. He wrote his first book titled 'The Mysterious Swordsman' at age 8, and his second book, 'Rahul Beats Bangladesh Alone' at age 10. He has been felicitated by the Hon. President and Prime Minister of India as India's Youngest Book Series Author. Ishaan is also a trained singer who enjoys music, art, and playing with his pet dog Leo!