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What is B. Sc.?


Bachelor of Science shortened as B. Sc. is one of the most sought-after bachelor's degree programs that students pursue after completing Senior Secondary School i.e. 12th class from a recognized board. Bachelor of Science is termed as Baccalaureus Scientiae in Latin and it is a 3-year program offered by all the top-notch universities currently operating across the country. More than 4.68 million students register themselves for the B. Sc. program every year. Majority of the students registering themselves for admission include those willing to pursue their career in the field of Science and Research. It is considered a foundation program for such students. The course curriculum of B. Sc. program provides students with theoretical and practical knowledge of recurrent subjects such as Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Mathematics, Computer Science, Nursing, Agriculture, etc.


Candidates with a strong interest in the field of Science and Mathematics would find B. Sc. the most suitable program to pursue their career in. There are various leading colleges and universities that offer B. Sc. program at the undergraduate level and under several specializations.


B. Sc. Eligibility


Eligibility is one of the most important factors that must be considered while taking admission to any desired program. Candidates who stand eligible as per the eligibility criteria defined by the institutes will be allowed to continue with the admission procedure. Students can pursue B. Sc. degree in both full time and part time modes. They must ensure that they fulfil the minimum eligibility criteria defined by the university or college offering B. Sc. degree.


  • The basic eligibility to get admission to B. Sc. program is to have passed senior secondary school in Science stream from a recognized board.
  • Candidates must also have secured at least 50% to 60% marks in aggregate.
  • The minimum qualification marks required for admission may vary according to the college's policies in which candidates are willing to apply.


B. Sc. Admission Process


The admission procedure of B. Sc. may vary from one college to another depending on their requirements. Some of the colleges even offer many dual degree programs as well such as B. Sc. + M. Sc., B. Sc. + MBA, etc.


The admission procedure is usually carried out based on the merit list but there are some colleges that conduct entrance examination in order to shortlist students. Some of the entrance examinations include IAT IISER, OUAT, NEST, etc.


  • Merit Based Admission – Colleges such as Miranda House and Hindu College accepts application based on the marks secured by candidates in 12th class along with their cut off lists.
  • Entrance Based Admission – Some renowned universities such as Aligarh Muslim University, and Orissa University Agriculture and Technology accept application based on candidates' performance in the entrance examinations conducted by these universities. candidates are shortlisted based on the eligibility criteria defined by the university and selected candidates will be required to appear and qualify the entrance examination followed by personal interview round.


B. Sc. Colleges


There are various colleges and universities that offer B. Sc. program under several specializations, thus creating a pool of options for them to choose from. These educational institutions primarily include Delhi University (DU), Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), University of Calcutta, and many more. The admission procedure usually includes shortlisting of candidates based on the merit list while some universities conduct entrance examination for admission.


Universities such as Banaras Hindu University (BHU) and GITAM University conduct their own entrance examination in order to shortlist students for admission to the B. Sc. program.


Below is the list of Top 10 B. Sc. Colleges in India based on NIRF Ranking:


NIRF 2020 Ranking

B. Sc. Colleges


Miranda House


Lady Shri Ram College for Women


Hindu College


St. Stephen's College


Presidency College


Loyola College


St. Xavier's College


Ramakrishna Mission Vidyamandira


Hans Raj College


PSGR Krishnammal College for Women

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Education Loans

The following banks provide loan for this course

Allahabad Bank

Andhra Bank

Bank of Baroda

Axis Bank

Bank of India

Bank of Maharashtra

Why not BSc?

  • B.Sc Honours involves studying a particular subject and its applications in detail, while B.Sc pass course lacks area of specialization.
  • A plain pass course may not be helpful when it comes to pusuing masters degree in a particular subject like Msc Physics.

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