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Every year numerous students appear for the National Eligibility Entrance Test to seek admission into medical courses but not everyone clears the examination with the required cut off.
Many who are not able to clear the NEET exam take a drop year to prepare again. If you want to pursue medicine and have passed class 12 with the subjects Physics, Chemistry and Biology; few medical streams do not require you to clear the NEET examination.
List of courses you can pursue without cracking NEET
Bachelor’s of Physiotherapy
Physical therapy, often known as physiotherapy, attempts to treat illnesses or injuries that impair a person’s daily activities. A bachelor’s degree in physiotherapy is also one of the most popular job choices. Candidates in this profession are taught how to treat patients using physical forces such as heat, electricity, mechanical pressure, and mechanical forces.
B.A. Honours in Psychology
B.A. Honours in Psychology is a three year undergraduate course. Human development, social behaviour, sports, health, clinical, and cognitive processes are all covered in this course. They can easily and quickly find work in the private and public sectors after graduation. Graduates in psychology can work as psychologists, neuroscientists, mediators, and so on.
Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics
It is also a 3 year course that can be pursued after class 12th. The job of a Dietician or Nutritionist is to advise patients on health and food choices after understanding their underlying conditions, allergies, etc. They have the expertise to make food charts and manage the eating habits of patients, nutritionists mainly concern themselves with the promotion of a healthy lifestyle through healthy food.
Bachelor of Pharmacy
It is a four year undergraduate course in which candidates study the methods and process of developing drugs and learn how the dispensing of medicine and drugs takes place. After this course, you can also open your medical shop as a Pharmacist. Candidates who complete can work in the pharmaceutical, cosmetics, herbal, or clinical research industries.
Bachelor in Veterinary Science
If you want to pursue a career in medicine and you are also an animal lover, this can be a good option for you to choose. It is a six year course which is divided into 5 years 5 months for the course and 6 months of compulsory internship. It is the study of illness or wound prevention, control, diagnosis, and therapy in animals. It also takes care of the animals’ breeding, raising, and feeding. All graduates are qualified to work as Veterinary Surgeons, Associate Veterinarians, Veterinary Pharmacologists, and other related positions.
Bachelors of Science in Forensic Sciences
If you have watched CID, or any mystery solving program you might have heard about the Forensic report. B.Sc in Forensic Science is a four year undergraduate program. It uniquely combines criminal justice and science. Research, data analysis, and critical thinking are among the skills given to students.
The basic eligibility criteria for all the above mentioned courses is that the candidate should have cleared class 12th with Physics, Chemistry and Biology as compulsory subjects. You should be passed in each subject separately too. Some colleges also organise entrance tests for some courses, in that case, you need to clear the entrance examination of that particular college you want admission into.
If you did not clear the NEET exam, do not be disheartened, there are many other options in the field of medicine which do not require you to clear the NEET examination. Bachelor courses in Psychology, Physiotherapy, Pharmacy, Nutrition and Dietetics, Veterinary Science and Forensic Science are some of the courses that you can pursue directly after class 12th. To seek admission in these courses you need to clear class 12th with Physics, Chemistry and Biology as compulsory subjects.