Teaching as a career in India

Ranjan K Baruah
Contd from prev issue
Aspirants who are willing to work with special children should have a special training or diploma or advance training programme which are offered by different institutes in the country.
Aspirants need to have Bachelors in Education (B.Ed) degree or they may also go for M Ed degree  which will give them more advantage with employability and promotion. In case we would like to teach in the primary section or nursery section then we may undergo a few diplomas or other training courses. Basic Training Certificate, Diploma in Elementary Education and Teacher Training Certificate are other teaching courses in India that can help someone to get a teaching job for the initial stage like nursery or primary, etc. Similarly to become a teacher in colleges or universities we need more qualifications and pass a few entrance exams like National Eligibility Test or State Eligibility Test.
Most of the state conducts Teachers Eligibility Test for different levels. Similarly one can also appear for the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) conducted by the CBSE for appointment as a teacher for classes I - VIII in government and state schools as well as unaided private schools that accept CTET scores. Apart from joining government institutes or private institutes, there are many NGOs working in the field of education and they also engage teachers. Young people may also start their career by joining a fellowship programme like ‘Teach for India ‘ or similar initiatives.
(Ranjan K Baruah is a career mentor and skill trainer and can be reached at [email protected] or 8473943734 for any further queries)