CBSE enlists courses to choose after +2

CBSE releases Compendium of Academic Courses for students after +2 – Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has released a Compendium of 113 Academic courses to choose after +2 with details such as Introduction, Eligibility at Undergraduate level, Postgraduate level and Doctorate level, lists of courses available and List of Institutes/Universities where you can consider to apply for each. These courses are for students who opt any of the four streams – Medical or Non Medical or Commerce or Arts.


According to the official CBSE Press Release, the compendium of courses is an effort of the CBSE board to guide students to make the right choice after +2 which will lead to higher education later. Choosing the right career option after class 12 helps you decide the future course of action and select the most suitable course for yourself. The 122 page publication includes course options with different subject combinations. As there are more than 41,000 colleges and around 900 universities in India, it is not possible to include all the details and the publication includes the best possible information about old age and new age courses. The purpose is to generate curiosity among students to explore new course options by considering the scope, avenues, and possibilities. They can also choose vocational courses after class 12 which provide skills for a specific trade or profession.


Few of the 113 career options listed in the publication are Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Architecture, Aeronautical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Information Communication and Entertainment, Meteorology, Robotics, Cyber Security, Earth Science, Forestry, Pharmacy, Curation, Education Counsellor, Journalism, Mass Communication, Public Relations, Advertising, Choreography, Fine Arts, Design and many more.  


How the Compendium will be useful for students?

The compendium ensures that a detailed guideline is provided to the students who are looking for the best possible career option to choose to build a foundation for their career.


The publication is a PDF document of 122 pages in which 113 courses option is listed. In each course, an introduction is provided about the course, eligibility criteria, what courses you can opt-in UG, PG and Doctorate level and the list of institutes/universities that you can consider to apply for higher education.


Through this initiative, students will now get a clear idea and proper guidance. Many private universities/institutes also offer the same courses. Students who wish to apply at private institutions can go to their respective websites and follow the details.


For more details, students can visit the official websites of UGC, NAAC, AICTE and other institutions.


Check the PDF below to view the list of courses provided by CBSE:



Compendium Overview


Released what
A Compendium of Academic Courses for students to choose after +2
No. of Pages
No. of Courses listed
Details given in each course
Introduction, Eligibility, Courses, List of Institutes/Universities
To guide students to explore career options on the basis of scope, avenues, and possibility


How to check the list of courses recommended by CBSE

Step 1: Visit the official website of CBSE,


Step 2: Click on the link which reads ‘CBSE brings out the first-ever compendium of academic courses for +2 students | Press Release|Compendium’.


Step 3: A new PDF page will open, students can next download the document into their Computer or Mobile phone devices.


Step 4: Read the document in brief and follow the instructions provided.


About CBSE

Central Board of Secondary Education is a national level education board for public and private schools in India, managed by the Union Government of India. The schools affiliated to CBSE follow the curriculum published by NCERT. In the 22nd year, the board has added more features like counseling, IVRS, multimedia education materials, learning disability and how to cope with exam anxiety.


CBSE Chairperson, Anita Karwal on Compendium, “As a sequel to the ongoing initiatives CBSE has prepared a compendium of suggestive courses for students which will help them get information about various course choices, institutes and combinations available in higher education beforehand after class X itself”.


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