BSc (Bachelor of Science) Jobs, Top Recruiters, Salary, Industries, Scope, 2020-2021

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Sakshi Gupta

Content Curator | Updated on - Oct 25, 2021

BSc or Bachelor of Science is an undergraduate course of 3 years. Students willing to have a career in the field of Science, Research and Technology can pursue this course.

With focus given on various areas like Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Computer Science, etc, there are endless job opportunities for these graduates.

The minimum eligibility to pursue BSc is to have a percentage of 50% or more from any recognized board in higher secondary level. The general and most common way of admission to this course is on the basis of merit.

However, some popular colleges like Aligarh Muslim University, IISER, Orissa University Agriculture and Technology, etc. do conduct their own entrances. Popular colleges offering BSc courses are Miranda House, Hindu College, St. Stephen’s, Madras Christian College, etc.

The average cost of studying this course is INR 20,000 to 50,000.

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BSc degree holders witness various jobs in popular industries like Food Institutes, Research and Development, Hospitals, Biotechnology Firms, Cosmetic and Pharmaceutical Production, etc. Some of the job roles offered to these students are Science Adviser, Teacher, Biology Researcher, Laboratory Technician, Clinical Research Specialists, etc.

With an average annual salary offered of INR 2 to 5 Lakhs, some of the top recruiters of this field are Wipro Technologies Ltd, Accenture Technology Solutions,Cognizant Technology Solutions, Computer Sciences Corporation [CSC], etc.

BSc Jobs

There is hardly any limitation of job roles available for these aspirants. Starting from the role of a Teacher, Technical Writer, Science Adviser, Laboratory Technician to Biology Researcher, Clinical Research Specialist, Biostatistician, Geneticist, Toxicologist and more, there are plenty of job opportunities available to explore. 

With an average salary of INR 2 to 5 LPA, here are some of the common BSc jobs, along with the job description and packages offered.

Job Profile Job Description Average Salary (INR)
Clinical Research Associate These professionals collect and organize data gathered during studies, such as biotechnology and pharmaceuticals. They coordinate and process results gained from long-term testing of drugs, products and medical procedures. 4.5-5.5 LPA
Statistician The main job of Statisticians revolves around processing the data using different mathematical models and software to help his/her employer in the research or business. 6-7 LPA 
Science Consultant They are the ones who are responsible for giving suggestions and knowledge on various fields of science to any organizations. 4-5 LPA
Teacher A Teacher of Science mainly works in any educational institution and teaches various subjects of science to students. 2-3 LPA 
Scientific Assistant Scientific Assistants are the one who is responsible in helping the Scientists in their work by analysing data and managing administration 2.5-3.5 LPA
Lab Chemist A Lab Chemist performs the duty of researching various aspects of human life in a laboratory with various solutions and samples. 3-4 LPA
BSc Salary Trends

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BSc Industries

After successfully completing BSc course, aspirants get various choices in terms of industries available to get a high paid job. The table below shows few of the most popular employment areas available for these graduates.

Hospitals Food Institutes
Industrial Laboratories Agriculture Industry
Research and Development Chemical Industry
Biotechnology Firms Geological Survey Departments
Forest Services Disease Research
Genetic Research Educational Institutes
Environmental Management and Conservation Cosmetic and Pharmaceutical Production
Diagnostic Laboratories Wastewater Plants
Wildlife and Fishery Departments Health Care Providers
Top Industries of BSc

BSc Recruiters

Every year a large number of top recruiters hire BSc degree holders by offering them an average pay of not less than INR 2 to 5 LPA. Some of the top recruiters of this field are tabulated below.

Wipro Technologies Ltd. Accenture Technology Solutions
HCL Technologies Ltd. Cognizant Technology Solutions 
IBM India Private Limited Genpact
Ernst & Young [EY] Computer Sciences Corporation [CSC]
HP India private limited Apollo
Nestle Deloitte 

After successfully completing BSc, one can either make a prosperous career in any of the above job fields or can study further. Courses like MSc. MBA and various professional diploma programs in the field of pharma, medical, physics, statistics, banking, education etc, are popular to choose after the completion of BSc.

Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] : 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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