BTech vs BSC: Are both same?

In this article let’s take a look at what is the difference between BSC and btech and advantages and disadvantages of both to decide which is better and why.

So if you are confused regarding which one should you choose between both bsc and btech you should read this article to the end.

So without further ado let’s get started.

What is the difference between BSC and BTech?

FactorsBSC- bachelor of ScienceBTech-bachelor of technology
Duration3 years4 years
Area of studyPure ScienceApplied science
Eligibility criteriaThe basic BSc course eligibility is to have at least 50% in Class XII from any recognized board. Some premier colleges ask for 60% marks. The students must have studied core subjects like Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Biology at their Higher Secondary level.The basic eligibility requirement for admissions to any BTech programme is: Candidates must have passed the class 12 exam from a recognised board with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as core subjects. They must also have secured minimum aggregate marks of 60% in the above subjects combined.
What is the enterance examYou can get admission to the college depending upon your marks in your 12th and in some universities you will have to write & clear enterance examEAMCET, JEE mains, bitsat exam are some popular exams you can write to get admission into the top BTech colleges
Course typeMore of a Study, research Oriented CourseMore of a Job, professional Oriented Course
Course average feesINR 20,000-2,00,000INR 100000 to 700000
Toughness of courseEasyTough
Type of educationBroad and TheoreticalPractical and Technical
Who should choose thisOne who is more inclined towards the non-technical part like basic science. More of a researcher.One who is more interested in the technical part of science like designing, calculating, performing etc.
Higher studiesMSc, MBA, MCA, Ms, etcMTech, MBA, Ms, ME, etc
Specialization presentAgricultural psychology animation electronic biochemistry aviation cyber security nutrition fashion designing computer science, etcComputer engineering mechanical engineering civil engineering aerospace engineering electrical and electronic engineering
Career optionsTeacher, scientist, software developer, virologist, machine learning expert, data scientist, radio officer nurse, psychotherapist, , nutritionist, programmer, computer analyst, & biostatistianTeacher, lecturer, software developer machine learning expert data scientist web developer programmer database manager ethical hacker Plant engineers, manufacturing Engineer, Quality Control Technician, etc

These are all the important differences between the two.

Similarities between the two

  1. In both the branches you can find subjects related to science and technology
  2. You can also find similar job opportunities in both BSC & BTech
  3. Both of them have good amount of competition

These are all the important similarity between the two.

Advantages & disadvantages of Bsc

Advantages of bsc

  1. It is cheaper compared to b tech branch
  2. You can have more free time to explore new things
  3. It is only three years compared to BTech which is four years
  4. You can also have option to choose wide variety of courses in different subjects like maths physics chemistry and biology
  5. Because you can spend less money and time during this course you can reinvest that money in preparing for the government exams like UPSC and SSC
  6. It is also less competitive compared to b tech
  7. It is also easy to study compared to b tech

Disadvantages of Bsc

  1. It is not a professional course so you cannot directly get a job in the majority cases
  2. It is more theoretical based syllabus

Advantages & disadvantages of BTech

Advantages of BTech

  1. It is more application based syllabus
  2. You can get a good job after BTech
  3. You can have a specific specialisation after completing BTech
  4. You can also have more chances to work in PSU companies
  5. It can give you overall development of your personality and develop new skills like critical analytical thinking and problem solving skills

Disadvantages of BTech

  1. It is four years long course
  2. It is more competitive and difficult compared to BSC
  3. Even the college fees and overall fees of the course is more expensive
  4. You will have to write an entrance exam like JEE or EAMCET to get a good seat in the top engineering colleges

Which is better between BSC & BTech?

After learning all the benefits and drawbacks of both the degrees if you are still confused then you should consider BTech for specific reasons like

  • You want to study professional course and get steady job
  • You want to increase your professional network
  • You want to grow your personality and gain skills like problem solving creativity and analytical thinking

You should study BSC for specific reasons like you want to get into research field and you also want to study for government exams, or you want to get specialised knowledge about specific subject like psychology or psychiatrist or agriculture.

With that said let’s end the article.


These are all the important things you need to know between both.

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