The debate of Science Vs Arts and which one outwits the other is an eternal one. If science is about fact, art is about fiction and debates. If Science delves into the world and beyond, Arts is about searching within. Well does this debate sound an interesting one! However, for many reading the article, this debate will hardly make any sense and instead I would be asked to not even probe it further. Why? For a few ‘ignorant’ ones the debate hardly makes any sense in India.
Most of the students either have aspirations of becoming an engineer, scientist or a doctor and therefore have no choice but to opt for science stream at the 10+2 level. Some opt for science voluntarily, others have it thrust upon them while still others choose it since it’s the happening stream in India and friends have opted for it.
Also read: Science vs. Commerce
On the other hand, Humanities or Arts is a lesser known cousin of Science. There are very few students who voluntarily opt of Humanities as a stream after Class 12. Most of them are discouraged by their parents and their peers. Out of the remaining who still opt for Humanities or Arts as a stream after Class 12, do so because of they have not been able to mange a seat in either the Science or Arts stream.
|Includes study of subjects like Geography, Philosophy, History, Sociology, and Political Science||Includes study of subjects like Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics and Biology|
|Average grades in Class 10 can help you seek admission in the Humanities stream in 10+2||You need to have good grades in Class 10 and equally good marks in Mathematics to secure a seat in 10+2|
|Less scope of joining a professional career and have to pursue a Bachelor’s degree. However, one can always a vocational course or pursue his or her interests simultaneously||Appear for competitive exams and start a professional career like engineering or medicine|
|You cannot make a shift to other streams like Science or Commerce after Class 12||You can make a shift to other streams Commerce or Arts after Class 12|