Academic Vs. Professional Degree After Class 12th: Which One is Better?

When you completed Class 10, you had a relatively simple choice of 3 streams, but now when you pass out of Class 12, you will suddenly be faced with literally hundreds of options for courses. It’s natural to feel daunted, especially since certain degrees appear to reach the same career, but through different paths. The key is to take the process step-by-step.

At the college level, the majority of degree courses can be identified as either professional degree courses such as B.Tech or MBBS, or academic degree courses such as B.A, B.Sc., etc. Traditionally, academic degree courses held more value, but the popularity of professional courses in recent times have firmly established their ground in the job market.

A professional course is one that provides you with practical skills, making you job-ready at the completion of the course. In comparison, the goal of a degree course is to provide you with a strong academic foundation in a particular subject, not necessarily making you ‘job-ready’.

Let’s discuss compare the advantages and disadvantages of Professional vs. Degree courses to help you figure out which works the best in your case.