Career Options if you score below 50 percent in 12th

If you like dressing up well, know what the latest trend in fashion industry is and can understand the needs of people, you can join a course in fashion designing. An undergraduate course would cost you 5-7 thousand rupees.

You can join a photography course and take up a similar course for graduation through distance learning or by enrolling in a university programme. You can apply to institutes like FTII, Pune, once you complete your graduation, for a course in cinematography. Cinematography course from FTII would cost you Rs 33,000 a year.

Join a course in performing arts, like acting, music or dance. To know more about performing arts.

Do you possess a pleasing personality and good communication skills; you can join a flight crew course. You can always pursue your graduation through correspondence, to better your qualification. For a one-year diploma programme in Aviation & Hospitality Management you may have to shell out somewhere around Rs 80,000. For a two-year diploma course in Global Aviation & Hospitality Management the fees is around Rs 1, 50,000.

You can even join computer courses like Tally and pursue an under graduate degree course. You can get a job as a data entry operator in accounts; you will work with the auditors of the company.

If writing is something that interests you join a Mass Communication Institute. You can get into the media as a journalist or get into the advertising industry or corporate communications.

If you like a certain sport. Join a professional sports academy and better your skills and pursue your graduation side-by-side, through correspondence, or apply to various universities through sports quota.

You want to get into a technical line. You can join an ITI (Industrial Training Institute). The objective of ITIs is to provide technical manpower to industries. After you complete your training, you are eligible to appear in the AITT (All India Trade Test) conducted by NCVT (National Council for Vocational Training). After successfully passing AITT, you will be awarded NATIONAL TRADE CERTIFICATE (NTC) in concerning trade by NCVT. After passing ITI course you can even undergo practical training in the trade of your choice, in the industry for a year or two. The courses offered by most ITIs are for: electricians, fitters, plumbers, diesel mechanics, computer operators, programming assistants, electrical mechanics, in the field of Information Technology, Mechanic – Computer Hardware, in Refrigeration & Air Conditioning, turners and welders. You can pursue your graduation in any field through correspondence, side-by-side.

Are you computer savvy and creativity is your thing, join an animation course, or join a web designing course and get yourself enrolled for a correspondence course to pursue your graduation. The scope in animation industry is immense. You can also pursue your graduation in fine arts. A course in animation and computer graphics at the prestigious FTTI, Pune would cost you Rs 2, 00,000 a year.

Join a diploma course in sales and marketing and pursue your graduation through correspondence.

Learn a foreign language and get recruited in an embassy or as a tour guide or as an interpreter or as a PR officer. Join a similar course in graduation to up your skills.

You are good at organizing stuff. Join an Event Management Course in a university.

You have the knowledge of sound; you like background music in movies and on TV, why not join a course in sound engineering? Institutes like Delhi Film Institute offer a 3 to 6 month undergraduate certification programme. You can pursue your graduation side-by-side and then apply to institutes like FTII, Pune for post-graduate programmes.

You love to travel, you have a pleasing personality and posses good communication skills, join a course in Travel and Tourism. You can join a certification course or a degree course. For admission to the post graduate programmes, there are entrance exams.

You like music, mixing different kinds of music, have great presentation skills, coupled with that, you want an out of the box career – be a DJ, or an RJ.

Distance Learning: Universities like IGNOU offer distance learning courses. You can pursue a Distance Learning Program and simultaneously give your career a boost by pursuing a professional degree like journalism, fashion designing, photography or creative writing.

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