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The invention of fire, language, wheel and countless feats - science knows no bounds. Or man seeks to go beyond any boundaries. Even in this day and age more inventions, better modifications are underway. The word science comes from the latin word "scio" which means "I know." which in turn derives from the Latin infinitive "scire" meaning "to know," Man is an animal with a thirst for knowledge. Science courses are a stepping stone into the world of science.

What is Science?

It is a broad discipline which seeks all forms of knowledge. It creates or discovers new knowledge and improves upon old knowledge, all in the pursuit of bettering the quality of life. It prepares mankind for the needs of the present day and also for the challenges of the future. There are a variety of fields in science and field branches into more specialisations. You will also come across the term interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary as these branches overlap one another.

Some of the main fields are:

Who can pursue science courses?

  • You are a good observer
  • You have a keen eye for spotting things
  • You are a problem solver
  • You are a professional looking to keep pace with the new changes.

If this is you, then Science courses are for you.

Eligibility Criteria for Science courses

For UG Science courses, you must have (10 +2) qualification with one of the following combinations (PCM, PCB or PCMB) with minimum 50% - 60% aggregate marks.

For PG Science courses you must have a bachelor’s in the relevant field in which you wish to pursue master’s. You should also have at least 50% - 60% aggregate marks.

Entrance Exams for Science courses

Most institutes offer admission BSc courses on the basis of merit based on (10 +2) results.

Science entrance exams are usually for MSc and PhD courses. But there are some educational institutions that have entrance exams for BSc as well. 

You can also pursue online science courses.

Important skills for science courses

  • Numerical skills
  • Logical and analytical skills
  • Organisational skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Perseverance 
  • Coordinating Skills 
  • Teamwork

What will you learn in Science courses?

This would again depend on the specific field/subject which you have chosen in the science courses. For example:

UG science courses syllabus (B.sc. Nursing)

UG Science courses (B.Sc. Computer science)

  • Programming (C, C++, Java, Python)
  • Linux Server Administration
  • Data structure
  • Calculus
  • Mathematics
  • Database Management systems
  • Embedded Systems
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Software Testing and Quality Assurance
  • Information and Network Security
  • Web Services
  • Skill Enhancement: Ethical Hacking
  • Data science
  • Cloud Computing
  • Cyber Forensics
  • Information Retrieval
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Software Testing and Quality Assurance
  • Information and Network Security
  • Web Services
  • Skill Enhancement: Ethical Hacking
  • Advanced Web Programming
  • .Net Technologies 

Popular Science certification courses


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BES 141: Pedagogy of Science

IGNOU Delhi via Swayam

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Free (charge with certificate)

Career Opportunities after Science courses 

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Salary Trends

Average Base Salary of Biochemist based on experience

Experience in years

Average Base Salary p.a.

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Rs. 4,30,000 /-

1 - 4

Rs. 4,83,875/- 

5 - 9

Rs. 5,00,000  /-

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Rs. 6,00,000 /-

Scope after Science courses

Without science, the world wouldn’t have the progress it has gained. That would include every invention in every field: technology, medicine, food production, entertainment, Defence. This is a trillion dollar industry which encompasses almost everything on a global level. Take the best science courses which you are passionate about (Computer, biology, chemistry, biotechnology)

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Q: Are there any online Science courses?

A: Yes. The online science courses offered by top institutes and educational companies which are recognised everywhere. These online science courses teachers you the basics of the subject. Alsoit can expand your skills in the field. But it is advisable to take science degrees.

Q: What is the duration of different science courses?

A: This varies depending on different science courses. There are short online science courses that can be completed in a few weeks such as science certification courses. Then there are science courses (UG) that take up to 3 years.

Q: What are the different careers available after science courses?

A: There are many careers after science courses. To list a few: Physicist, Chemist, Biotechnologist, Computer scientist, Pharmacist, Data scientist, Agricultural scientist.

Q: How much do different science courses cost?

A: It can vary depending on science certification courses. There are free and paid courses. For certificates you will have to pay a certain fee. The paid courses can cost around upto a few 10000 rupees. The fees for science courses (UG) can be upto 3-4 lakhs or even more depending on the institute. 

Q: What are the different methods of teaching in science courses?

A: This varies depending on different types of courses. Generally most courses offer: 24/7 support system for doubts. There will also be audio and video classes, case studies. The teachers will also conduct weekly, monthly assessments. For some online courses however candidates won’t have any exams except for a final test to get the certificate.

Q: What are the different disciplines within science courses?

A: This would depend on the specific science courses.  To list a few: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Biotechnology, Biochemistry.  

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BES 141: Pedagogy of Science

Science is undoubtedly one of the essential subjects in any school curriculum. This leads to a surge in demand for skilled science teachers, who are well-versed in the subject and dispersing its knowledge amongst the students. SWAYAM’s BES 141: Pedagogy of Science programme will enable you to become such a professional, as you gain an immense fluency in science’s pedagogical aspects, as well as its teaching-learning essentials for a secondary school curriculum. 

The BES 141: Pedagogy of Science course curriculum covers all the essential concepts such as Science’s process skills, pedagogy shifts, teaching-learning methods, learning resources, assessment, content-based methodology, and more.

 These will allow you to establish a strong foundation on how to seamlessly teach the content while integrating the necessary resources to facilitate intelligent learning.

Moreover, this 16-week BES 141: Pedagogy of Science certification programme also entails quizzes, live sessions, activities, doubt-solving, etc., to enjoy an immersive learning experience. Upon acing the term-end test and completing the entire course curriculum.

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