Student’s guide after +2 in Nepal

Student’s guide after +2 in Nepal

Student’s guide after +2 in Nepal
Ashma Shrestha

As students approach the end of their+2 journey, they contemplate their future options; What subjects are right for them? Which subject has the best scope in Nepal? Which colleges offer which programs? and so on. 

However, very often, students don’t know where to get started. While some students target international countries like the USA, Australia and India after finishing their +2, some are quite keen on completing their bachelors in Nepal. Nevertheless, both of these options are good. 

Studying Bachelor's in Nepal has benefits like lower fees, recognized degrees, plenty of options, and staying in the comfort of your home country. 

Likewise, foreign countries offer benefits like world-popular universities, cultural diversity, part-time jobs and scholarships. If you are wondering about what to do after +2 in Nepal? Or which course is best suited after +2 in Science or +2 in management for you? You are in the right place. 

In this guide, we have tried to comprehend some popular courses which are famous among Nepalese students. 

How to choose the best course after class 12 in Nepal?

Numerous courses are available from which students can pick after passing +2. Choosing the right course after +2 is necessary for several reasons. These 3 to 5 year has a massive role in your upcoming life- professionally and personally. 

Choosing the wrong course can result in frustration, poor performance, loss of time and money, putting one’s career in jeopardy and also depression. 

But how do students pick the right course after +2?

Here are some tips that might help you with this- 

  • Be honest with yourself and ask yourselves these questions:
  1. Which field inspires you the most?
  2. What would you like to be when you grow up?
  3. Where does your passion lie? Is your goal realistic?
  4. Which course or field of study will help you achieve your goal?
  5. Are you willing to work diligently?
  6. It’s okay to be challenged, but will you enjoy the education and career related to that course?
  • Get guidance from people (teachers, education consultants, parents, seniors, mentors, etcetera ) regarding the subjects, their prime requirements, core subjects, career aspects, education quality in Nepal and so on.
  • Do thorough research (Google is your friend) on the programs, check the eligibility criteria, colleges that are offering the program, tuition fees, the location where it is available, public and private colleges providing the program and so on.
  • Look for the options of colleges providing the course you want to study. Check their fee structure, curriculums, whether the colleges provide placement, scholarships after +2, etc.
  • Almost every courses and college require an entrance examination. Do you have to take a class for the entrance exam preparation, or can you prepare it yourself? Get enrolled in entrance preparation classes and take the entrance exam of the course you want to study.

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List of the best course after 12 in Nepal

Best course after 12 for Science students in Nepal


Standing for Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, MBBS is one of the most popular courses in the world. This course is 5 years and 6 months long. Students with ardent solid towards medicine often find themselves preparing for MBBS. 

This course prepares students to be MBBS doctors and demands rigorous training and diligence from its students. 

Students need to pass 12th in science with Biology as a major to be considered for application in MBBS. Some top MBBS colleges in Nepal are- 

  • Nepal Medical College
  • Maharajgunj Medical Campus
  • Chitwan Medical College
  • National Medical College
  • Janaki Medical College
  • Manipal College of Medical Sciences


Engineering is a felicitous degree for students with a strong foundation in mathematics and a strong desire to know how things are made.

Bachelor of Engineering (BE) is a four-year course offered by private and government colleges in Nepal. 

Students need to study pass +2 in the science stream (With mathematics) to be eligible to study Engineering in Nepal. The other criteria are to pass the entrance examination taken by the respective boards. 

Some Universities that offer Engineering in Nepal are Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu University, Purbanchal University, Pokhara University and so on. The tuition fees of BE in Nepal range from NPR 3 lakhs to NPR 15 Lakhs for 4 years. There are also provisions of engineering scholarships for deserving students depending on their Entrance score and ability to maintain a GPA throughout BE. 

Many engineering degrees are available in Nepal, and students can choose them according to their interests. 

Following listed are some major BE courses provided by Nepali Colleges-

  • Bachelor of Computer Engineering
  • Bachelor of Electrical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Civil Engineering
  • Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Electronics, Communication and Information Engineering
  • Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering
  • Bachelor of Agricultural Engineering

There is a huge demand for engineers in Nepal. The scope of engineering is found in areas like software companies, hydropower projects, construction projects, colleges and universities, Automobile companies, Telecommunication centres, Networking companies,  consultancies, government jobs and many more. 

Engineers can earn from a basic of NPR 15,000 to 2 Lakhs per month as they gain experience and expertise. 

Information Technology

IT has influenced almost every aspect of modern society, and it manages to grasp the attention of countless young minds year after year. The scope of IT is gigantic throughout the world. IT professionals are some of the highest-paid professionals and are respected utterly. 

Nepal offers Bachelor's in Information Technology- BSc. CSIT and BIT. These courses are either 3 years or 4 years, depending on the University. 

IT graduates find appealing careers in game development, app development, Web developer, software developer, etc. 

IT costs range from NPR 4 lakhs to NPR 12 lakhs for 3 or 4 years of study. Some popular IT colleges in Nepal are- 

  • Islington College
  • St. Xaviers College
  • Apex College
  • Kathford International College
  • Patan Multiple Campus

Bachelors in IT are also quite flexible in Nepal. Some colleges demand that the students should compulsorily be of Science discipline to be considered for studying IT after class 12. 

Nevertheless, there are also colleges that Texas International Colleges, in which students in the management field can also study IT. 

BSc Nursing

BSc Nursing is for students inspired by helping others and easing their pain. In return, nurses are highly respected and have ample job opportunities in Nepal and overseas. 

The overall eligibility requirements for BSc Nursing in Nepal include +2 in Science (Physics, Chemistry, Biology) with an aggregate of 50%. Students must also pass several boards and universities' BSc Nursing Entrance examinations. 

BSc Nursing degrees pave a path in several fields, such as hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, disability care, etcetera. Nursing graduates often find jobs as the following in these institutions- 

  • Registered Nurse
  • Nursing Assistants
  • Head Nurse
  • Nursing Supervisors
  • Nursing Co-ordinator
  • Disability care Nurse
  • Old Age Care Nurse

Check out this guide to learn about Nepal's best BSC Nursing Colleges. 

Bachelor of Science (Computer Science, Maths, Chemistry, Physics)

For students interested in core Science subjects like Maths, Biology, Chemistry and Physics, some colleges in Nepal offer a 3 or 4-year Bachelor of Science program. Some BSC Programs taught in Nepal are- 

  • BSc Chemistry
  • BSc Physics
  • BSc Geology
  • BSc Microbiology
  • BSc Computer Science and Information Technology (BSc. CSIT)
  • BSc Medical Imaging Tecnology
  • BSc Medical Laboratory Technology

After pursuing these subjects, students can research the field and start a teaching career in schools or colleges. 


Bachelor of Architecture is a 5-year/10-semester course suitable for students passionate about visual arts and design. Colleges like Pulchowk Campus, Kathmandu Engineering College, Purwanchal Campus, Thapathali Campus, etcetera, offer this course in Nepal. 

Education in Architecture leads to a career in urban planning, interior design, construction, public works, etc. 

In Nepal, there are plenty of job opportunities for architects. Even during their bachelor's degree, the student can get some architectural designing projects which can help them gain valuable experience and earn some extra income. 


Students of Science streams have one significant advantage over students of other streams, i.e. They can also go for management-related courses after they pass +2. Some other popular courses that students can choose after +2 in Science faculty are-

  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS)
  • Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm)
  • Bachelor of Biotechnology
  • Fashion Designing
  • Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
  • Bachelor of Computer Application
  • Bachelor of Information Management (BIM)

Best courses after 12 for Management students in Nepal

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

Many colleges affiliated with TU, KU, PU, etcetera offer BBA degrees in Nepal. This subject helps students build their management, presentational, leadership, collaboration, and entrepreneurship skills. 

Some specializations of BBA are finance, accounting and Human Resource Management. 

Students of the Science stream can also study BBA. Depending on the colleges, students must pass an entrance test comprising maths, English and General Knowledge questions. Some colleges offering BBA courses in Nepal are Apex College, Islington College, Uniglobe College, etc. 

Bachelor of Business Management (BBM)

BBM course is for students interested in learning about the business world and its management. This is a 4-year course divided into 8 semesters. This subject includes economics, Psychology, E-commerce, Financial management, operations management, Banking law, supply chain and channel management, Investment Banking, Information and technology management, etc. 

Students need to secure at least 45% in +2 and bring a passing mark in the entrance examination to be considered for BBM in Nepal. 

Bachelor of Business Studies (BBS)

Over 650 colleges across Nepal offer BBS. This course is 3 or 4 years long, depending on the universities. 

Students are often confused about whether to pick BBS, BBA, or BBM. Perhaps, this will help you differentiate between BBS, BBM and BBA more accurately. 

Management Students after +2  often consider BBS due to the lower tuition fee structure. 

Where BBM and BBA have a course structure on a semester basis, the BBS has the course divided into a year basis. 

As a result of this, students will be reading more subjects in BBA and BBM when compared to BBS. 

Some BBS colleges in Nepal are-

  1. Premier College
  2. Global College of Management (GCM)
  3. Reliance College
  4. Khwopa College

Students must pass +2 with a minimum of 45% or equivalent GPA to be eligible for BBS in Nepal. 

Chartered Accountancy (CA)

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nepal (ICAN) offers this course in Nepal. Many young minds are drawn towards CA since it is a revered profession demanded worldwide. 

CA is the best course for you if you are hooked on accounting, business ethics, etcetera.  

These are some institutes which offer CA courses in Nepal-

  • National College of Accountancy
  • Herald College
  • Enlightened International Private Limited
  • Chartered Academics International (CAI) Pvt. Ltd.

CA have massive scope in accounting, auditing, financial analysis and business. CA in Nepal earns from NPR 4 lakhs per year to NPR 12 Lakhs per year. 

Other popular management-related courses in Nepal

  • B.Com (Finance, Accounting, Marketing)
  • Bachelor of Management Studies
  • Bachelor of Hotel Management (BHM)
  • Cost & Management Accountancy

Best Courses after 12 for students of any branches in Nepal

  • Bachelor of Arts (BA)
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts
  • Bachelor of Law
  • Bachelor in Journalism
  • Mass Communication/ Mass Media Studies
  • Travel and Tourism Management
  • Bachelor of Physical Education
  • Bachelor of Sports Management
  • Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)

Best international Countries for Nepalese students after +2

Some students study for their bachelor's in International countries like the USA, Australia, India and Canada. These countries provide promising degrees in diverse fields like Engineering, Networking, Medical Sciences, Management, Social sciences, IT, Digital Marketing, and so much more. The work permit and ample career opportunities in these countries make them very attractive for Nepalese Students. Some common foreign countries targeted by Nepalese students after completing +2 are-

Can students prepare for Loksewa after class 12 in Nepal?

Lok Sewa offers an incredible career opportunity for students who have passed class 12 in the “Nayab Subba” position. 

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