My nephew has appeared for class 10 exam from CBSE this year. He wanted to pursue research and be a scientist but is now confused about his stream. He is good at math, analytical skills but doesn't like biology. Should he opt for science or commerce? Would CA or commerce be a good option for him?
Ans: Thank you for the question. In my understanding, your nephew enjoys Physics and chemistry. Research in these areas can also be taken. We dont need to take biology as a subject he he does not enjoy studying that subject.
If his science scores are consistently high and he likes exploring newer areas of learning, research can be a very good avenue. Since you say that his analytical skills is good and he is good at math too, you can look at computing sciences, applied mathematics, data sciences and Design engineering. Please note, computing sciences is slightly different than computer science. Applied math and Big Data is an upcoming area of study and with good analytical skills, he should be able to do that.
Research can be done in any area. One must understand that research is "finding, critiquing, analysing sources of information and rationalising to investigate a particular scenario". Now this can be done in any field - from history to molecular genetics.
Based on the information you have shared here, I wold suggest he keeps his science options open and opts for PCMC in his 11th and 12th. He can focus on building his analytical skills by participating in high school research groups and learn ways to investigate data.