PCM stands for Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. It is a combination of subjects taken by engineering and medical aspirants. After clearing their 10th board exams, students get to select their streams. The streams available to students for selection are Science, Commerce, and Humanities. With the combination of Physics, chemistry, and math, students can opt for the science stream.
After taking PCM, there are various courses that students can take up. Some examples of such courses are Engineering, Biotechnology, Architecture. PCM students can further pursue a bachelor’s in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Data Science and Analytics, statistics, Actuarial Science, Aviation, Nautical Sciences, and much more. One can also pursue diploma courses after 12th such as a diploma in computer science, Information technology, software engineering, computer hardware, among others.
Some of the most sought-after courses after 12th PCM are Engineering, Architecture, Planning, Design, Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, Astronomy, Robotics, and Chemistry.
These students, however, cannot pursue a career in the field of medicine. For that, you need to opt for PCB or PCMB i.e Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Math. With the combination of PCMB, the career fields that students can pursue increase.
If you are interested in a career in the field of STEM i.e Sciences, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, you need to study in this stream. Without this combination of subjects, students cannot pursue their studies or career in this field.