BSc (Bachelor of Science) Hons Jobs, Career, Job Sectors, Salary, Top Companies, Government Jobs 2020-2021

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Content Curator | Updated on - Oct 25, 2021

BSc Hons is a 3 year undergraduate science degree which is aimed for students who want to go into research and teaching.

Students from science stream with a minimum of 45-50% in Class 12 are eligible for admission into BSc honours course. 

BSc Hons Physics, BSc Hons Agriculture, BSc Hons Zoology, BSc Hons Chemistry, BSc Hons Economics are some major honours specializations that students pursue in their undergraduate program.

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BSc Hons Jobs & Career

After completing the BSc Honours course, students have the opportunity to work for a number of entry level job positions in the field of science.

The career that students choose mainly depends upon the specialization in which they have completed their honours degree. 

Some of the common jobs that graduates can go for are Research Assistant, Executives, Research Fellows, Ecologist, Economist, Biochemist, Clinical Researcher, Lecturer, Teacher, etc.

The table below shows average salary associated with the common jobs after completing BSc Hons degree:

Job Positions Average Starting Salary Salary Average Highest Salary
Research Assistant INR 1.44 LPA INR 3 LPA
Associate INR 3 LPA INR 4.5 LPA
Executive INR 3.5 LPA INR 6.5 LPA
Biotechnologist INR 3.80 LPA INR 6.5 LPA
Biochemist INR 3.08 LPA INR 8.80 LPA
Lab Supervisor INR 2.04 LPA INR 4.20 LPA
Technician INR 2.05 LPA INR 4.56 LPA
Marine Geologist INR 5.35 LPA INR 7.86 LPA
Lecturer INR 4.80 LPA INR 7.20 LPA
Common Job Positions & Career Options after BSc Hons degree (1)

Source: Payscale & salaryexpert

BSc Hons Job Sectors

Based on the specialization and subjects selected, students can find jobs and employment opportunities in one of the following job sectors:

Biotechnology Firms Agriculture Industry Chemical Industry
Research and Development Colleges & Schools Industrial Laboratories
Animal Husbandry Forest Services Geological Survey Departments
Research Firms Space Research Institutes Government Agencies

BSc Top Companies

Students can find relevant jobs and start their professional or research career in one of the following companies and agencies which recruit BSc Hons students:

Name of the Company Average Salary for BSc Hons
Accenture INR 4 LPA
IBM INR 3 LPA
Genpact INR 3.5 LPA
Cognizant INR 4 LPA
Capgemini INR 3.5 LPA
Novozymes INR 4.2 LPA
Novo Nordisk INR 3.8 LPA

BSc Government Jobs

Many students prefer to find employment in the government sector after completing their BSc Hons course, hence they start preparing for major entrance exams such as UGC NET, CSIR NET, ICAR NET, among others. 

After clearing one of these exams, they get employed as a Junior Research Fellow (JRF) in one of the research institutes after applying with a valid qualification.

Top Research Institutes in India:

Indian Institute of Science TIFR JNCASR
NIPER IISER NCCS
Bose Institute CCMB IGIB
DRDO ISRO ONGC

Some of the common job positions in government sector after completing BSc Hons course are:

Technical Assistant Assistant Registrar
Marketing Officer Senior Project Associate
Scientist Field Data Collector
Young Professional Project Technician

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Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] {Hons.} : 12 answered questions

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Ques. What should I choose, a dual degree MSc program in BITS Hyderabad or some branch in NIT Raipur, or CSE in NIT Puducherry?

● Top Answer By Sakshi Gupta on 25 Oct 21

Ans. Choose BITS Hyderabad over NIT Raipur or NIT Puducherry. Here are some of the reasons for choosing this institute: They offer a beautiful campus with an enthusiastic student crowd. BITS Hyderabad has updated modern machinery and lab facilities. The placements definitely differ between the BITS and NITs. NIT Raipur is very old-fashioned in its approach towards studying and learning. Their faculties teaching method is old and prefers their students mugging up notes rather than learning and understanding something. BITS, unlike NIT Raipur, their teaching method is industry-oriented. You might think that going for a dual degree is better as IT companies only prefer CSE graduates. But nowadays this notion has changed as with big data and analytics creating a boom, more and more such companies visiting campuses and hiring people from all branches. Therefore it is suggested that you go for BITS Hyderabad, where you will grow and learn in a much more competitive environment. Your vision will be broadened.Read more
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Ques. What happens when I fail all of the subjects in a B.Sc. Hons. at WBSU?

● Top Answer By Sakshi Gupta on 20 Oct 21

Ans. No one has ever failed in honors in all the subjects. Most students tend to fail in chemistry, but this also varies a lot. Let me discuss some of the possible reasons, which may answer your question. Failed to Qualify for Honours: If you score below 40% in your honors subject, chances are you will lose it. In this situation, you can either try to repeat another year or proceed with B.Sc. General. Qualified for Honours but failed in any/both general subjects: This happens when you get a score lower than 25% in the general subjects. For this, the board conducts a supplementary exam, passing which you will be able to continue without any year loss. Failing in both Honours and General subjects: This scenario is not seen very often. But if you fail in every subject, you have to start again from the beginning, next year. If you fail consecutive years, then the college might give you a Termination Certificate. Finally, it is really important to know that a student has to complete his or her graduation within 5 years, failing which your registration will be canceled.Read more
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Ques. What are the cut off of Fergusson College for B.sc?

● Top Answer By Sandhya R on 18 Oct 21

Ans. The cut-off at Fergusson College change every year depending on circumstance and rules. There are different categories including General, OBC, SCs, STs, etc. There is also categorization based on various boards such as State, CBSE, etc.  The recent cut-off for the Science students are as follows: 1st list - 84.56 % 2nd list - 83.43% 3rd list 82.78% 4th list 81.06% 5th list 79.56% The above-mentioned cut-off is for the Open category. As for Humanities students, the cut-off was approximately around 87-88%. A list of past years’ cut offs as well as the merit list might be available online. Information regarding registration, admissions for FY is anticipated to be available on the official website of Fergusson College.Read more
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Ques. Which is better for a B.Sc Allahabad University or ECC?

● Top Answer By Aaditya Hari Nair on 08 Oct 21

Ans. Both Allahabad University and ECC are very good institutes and choosing one among these two can be a very difficult decision. If you are planning to pursue B.Sc, then there are some points which you should consider before choosing a college. ECC is an autonomous institute and the academic environment and course curriculum in B.Sc (Maths) are much better than Allahabad University.  AU has a lot of politics involved among the students throughout the year and this creates a lot of disturbance in the academic atmosphere.  If you are interested in studying in the Biology field, then choosing Allahabad University will be a better option. You will enjoy a lot of advantages including access to modern laboratories and central library, interaction with research students, and many other things.  If you are interested in taking admission in B.Sc (Maths), then choosing ECC will be the right option and if you are interested in taking admission in B.Sc (Biology), then choosing Allahabad University will be the right option. Read more
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Ques. What are the future prospects and scopes after completing BS MS from IISERs?

● Top Answer By Aaditya Hari Nair on 05 Oct 21

Ans. After completing BS-MS from IISER, you will be having a degree from a well-reputed institution of India and that opens many doors. IISER, mainly trains its students for Ph.D. and research, apart from that you have plenty of options and they are as follows. Ph.D.: If you aim to make your career in academia or R&D then as a graduate from IISER, many well-renowned institutions will accept you. You can also plan to go abroad Science journalism: Writing and delivering content is one of the most important skills to thrive in today's era. If you are into writing and love to convert complex things into simple words then you are a perfect fit for this job. You can do a master’s in Science Communication after your MS.  MBA: If you wish to explore more apart from your specialized field then MBA could be the best option. You can positively get into IIMs, FMS, IMI, and so on. Many of the alumni have chosen this way. Placements: Lastly, you can always sit for placements both on & off-campus, many MNCs like Biocon, Deloitte, Mu Sigma, hire students from IISER.  These are some of the many career opportunities that you can have after you graduate from IISER. Read more
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