Teaching Jobs

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Teaching Job Vacancies

If you have a passion for education and are looking to shape young minds through your job and work, India has plenty of teaching job opportunities for you. The pandemic has disrupted the sector in a major way, and yet, teachers are still in demand and thousands of new teaching jobs have been created. 

 What are the types of teaching jobs available in India? 

Despite the shifts in the education sector due to COVID-19, teaching is an evergreen vocation, and thousands of teaching jobs are being advertised every day. One of the key shifts is the move from offline classes to virtual classes or online classes. This move has impacted teaching jobs across the spectrum of teaching opportunities. 

Additionally, private tutoring has also embraced the virtual world, and technology is bridging the gap to help deliver education to students at their homes. 

The demand for virtual teachers across all subjects - from Mathematics to IT has shot up. As more universities launch online programmes such as MBA, MCA, BBA and BCA, the demand for academics with contemporary subject knowledge is rising. 

Additionally, tutor discovery platforms as well as online education providers have emerged with plenty of teaching job opportunities. 

 What are the most in-demand skills required in a teaching job? 

Skills required in a contemporary teacher have evolved in the last five years or so. Requisite thorough domain knowledge is an absolute must. Staying up-to-date on one's subject is also critical, especially in a post-internet world where information moves faster than the speed of light. 

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are prerequisites at all levels of education. Over the last few years, and especially in the post-pandemic world, teaching jobs demand a certain savviness with popular virtual platforms - from video conferencing tools to cloud-based learning platforms.  

Additionally, the ability to create assignments and projects that help students develop practical skills is a growing need. 

 How much does a teacher earn in India? 

Post the 7th Pay Commission, the salaries of trained graduate school teachers is between INR 29,900 to 1,04,400 a month as basic, plus additional grade pay and allowances. 

In private schools and institutions, the salary can vary drastically as there is no uniform structure being followed. Salaries can vary from INR 25,000 to 35,000 for a trained graduate. 

International schools following IB and GSCE boards may pay between INR 50,000-60,000, and they seek qualified, experienced and savvy teachers. Having said that, a teacher’s salary depends on various factors including the sector you are in (govt & private), what kind of school you are teaching at and your experience and education qualifications. 

 Which are the top institutions hiring for teaching jobs in India? 

Thanks to the virtual revolution, a wide range of institutions hire teacher in India. From schools, colleges and universities, to private tutoring platforms and coaching institutes. The jobs opportunities are available in the bigger cities as well as the smaller towns, and in the government as well as private institutions. 

 What are the qualifications required for teaching jobs in India? 

The qualifications completely depend on the level at which you will be teaching. Here's a snapshot of the various levels and the required qualifications: 

  • Nursery school teachers must have a Diploma in Teaching Education (TEd)/ Montessori Training Programme. 
  • Primary school teachers must have a Diploma in Education (D.Ed.), which can be pursued after Class 12. 
  • Middle school teachers must have a Bachelor's in Education (B.Ed.), which can be pursued after completing a Bachelor's degree in any discipline. 
  • High school and Higher Secondary school teachers must have a Master's Degree and a Bachelors in Education. (B.Ed.) 

To further enhance their profile and prospects, teachers can also take the state-based TET (Teacher Eligibility Test), as well as the CTET (Central Teacher Eligibility Test). 

Additionally, excellent written and verbal communication skills, interpersonal skills and technical expertise, as well as the ability to mentor students, will further enhance your employability chances. 

 What are the kinds of questions asked during teaching jobs interviews? 

Interview questions are usually a mix of domain-related questions, educational background, and your engagement experiences with students. Here's a snapshot of some questions that are asked in interviews: 

  • What inspired you to become a teacher? 
  • What made you specialise in your chosen subject? 
  • How would you deal with a student who is not responding to classes? 
  • What are some of the ways in which we can make virtual classes more engaging? 
  • You will be teaching children below 8 years old. How can you keep them engaged for long periods of time through online classes? 
  • Do you have any success stories with students who weren't inclined towards academics?


 How to prepare for the interview process while applying for teaching jobs in India? 

Being prepared is the most important mantra to help you bring your A-Game for any job interview, especially when the competition is growing. 

  • Do your research on the institution you are applying to. Understand its history, legacy and culture. 
  • Understand the profile of students, their backgrounds, as well as the culture of learning. 
  • Get a sense of the institution's tech-savviness so that you are prepared to take on this aspect. 
  • Make a list of your successes and learnings from your past experiences and how they can be leveraged in new job profiles. 

 What languages should I know to get a teaching job? 

Geography plays a key role in navigating the language access. Being able to speak, write and communicate in English, Hindi, and the regional language can help you communicate easily with students. Of course, if you are a language teacher, you must excel in that particular language, while having a working knowledge of the primary language of engagement. 

 How to search and find teaching jobs in India? 

There are many ways to find a good teaching job. One of the most effective ways is to scour the job boards like foundit.com, which host a wide spectrum of niche as well as generic teaching jobs. You can directly visit an institution's website and seek out relevant opportunities.