One can start a career in English with a Bachelorís Degree in English. The minimum qualification for this is 10+2 pass in any stream. The B.A. English Course is of three years. Upon completion of this, one can pursue higher studies like Masterís Degree, M.Phil. and Ph.D. Such courses offer more lucrative job options. Besides educational qualification, one should have keen interest in poems, novels, essays and grammars.
A graduate in English may start his career as a translator/interpreter in media houses, research institutes, industrial houses and government agencies like Ministry of External Affairs and embassies of foreign countries. They can also work as tourist guides in tour and travel agencies or can work independently. There are also ample opportunities for linguists as online content writer, technical translators and decoders. They also can join various jobs available in the field of entertainment, public relation, mass communication, BPO's and KPO's. However, English language Graduates and Post Graduates can take up teaching in schools, colleges and universities. They also can start private tutorials and coaching institutes for English language.
Top Colleges Offering UG/PG/Other Courses
Many colleges and Universities in India offer several courses (B.A/M.A/M.Phil/PhD) in English language. Some of the most important institutes are given below. English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad; Delhi University, New Delhi, Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi; Aligarh Muslim University, Aligharh; Gujarat University, Ahmedabad; Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar and University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad. Besides there are many open universities which offer various courses in English most importantly Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi; Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Open University, Ahmedabad; and Dr B.R. Ambedkar Open University, Hyderabad.
English language translators get Rs 50 to Rs 100 per page while interpreters in English language get Rs 300 to Rs 500 per hour. Teachers in English languages can earn Rs 10,000 to Rs 20,000 per month or even more depending upon their qualification and experiences. English language graduates working in tour and travel industry can earn Rs 15,000 to Rs 20,000 per month. There are different pay scales for English graduates in media and publishing houses.