Middle class individuals typically put great emphasis on education as they need skills and knowledge to survive and thrive in the society. While the population of India has been increasing and demand for education rising, there has not been enough corresponding development in the Education sector.
Private enterprises have photographed a great opportunity in this disparity between demand and supply. Also, education enjoys a special status in India. Education and knowledge were closely guarded by the Brahmin practices for sanctuaries, and pursuit of knowledge was seen as the privilege of the superiors. This belief has faded in the modern times, but formal education is still highly valued and very necessary for landing a job in India.
Small and medium sized institutions have always enjoyed success in the private tuition-oriented education system of India. But now, with growing youth population capable of paying money for education services, big private companies have begun to bring their organizational skills in the educational sector of India. Recently, HDFC invested in a unit of the education company Career Launcher.
Big companies with branches all over India are providing coaching for MBA, IAS and other competitive entrance exams, creating a number of small and big teaching jobs in India. Huge corporate houses like Zee Learn, TATA, Nirma, and Reliance are also making heavy investments in the education sector to ensure that they have the right talent for their expanding companies.
In this climate, the need for good teachers has increased exponentially. Experts get paid up to 1500 rupees per lecture in the premiere institutions, and professors command a good salary. The new package offered to teachers by the government is also high and many teaching jobs with decent pay are available even in village schools and government colleges. At the same time, many new private school and universities are coming up, driving up the demand for good teachers.
While the education market is currently unorganized, it is likely to see over $ 100 billion investment by private players over the next 5 years, creating a huge number of vacancies for teacher and other school staff. If you enjoy company of people and have good communication skills, you can choose to go for the various teaching jobs in India.
For school teaching you require a B.Ed. degree equivalent or degrees in other fields (B.Com or B.Sc). You get hands-on experience in teaching and hone your skills by working for private tuitions classes that allow you to teach while you are still in college. You can also work on developing content for online course and also work as an online teacher.
School teaching jobs in India will get you 120,000 to 300,000 per annual, depending on what you are working for, the locality and your skills and experience. With a little more expertise in your subject and with Master's degree and / or PhD, you are eligible to teach in colleges which pay a lot more. And above all, you have a chance to influence a lot of young minds and bring about change in the society!