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Education plays an important role in the progress of an individual, society, and the country. So every child born in India should have the opportunity to get an education and this is the India should have the opportunity to get an education and this is the primary reason for education becoming a fundamental right of everyone and education becoming compulsory for children between six and fourteen in India.

The education system in India is multi-layered: pre-primary (nursery, P1 and P2), primary (class 1 to class 5), upper primary (class 6 to class 8), secondary (class 9 and class 10), higher secondary (class 11 and class 12), graduation (engineering, arts, fine arts, science, commerce, medicine), and post graduation (MBA and master’s) and doctoral (MPhil, PhD) are the various sub-sectors. The skill sub-sector deals with school drop-outs and is typically linked with certification, diploma, and integrated courses.

Did you know this?

  1. That 24 million children are born every year in India and almost every child is enrolled into one of the 800,000 primary schools spread across India? That 259 million children go to one of the 1.4 million schools every day? That even though 27.1 million children join classes 1 (including older children) only 13.2 million children pass out of class 10 and 8.3 million children pass out of class 12, every year? That two out of three children will not complete class 12?
  2. With approximately 28.1 per cent of India’s population in the age group of 0-14 years, educational industry in India provides great growth opportunity.
  3. The spending in higher education sector is expected grow at 18 per cent from Rs 46,200 crore in 2016 to reach Rs 232,500 crore in the next 10 years.
  4. The country has more than 1.5 million schools with over 260 million students enrolled. School enrolment for the age group 6-14 reached 96.9 per cent 2016.
  5. With 34.2 million students enrolled in approximately 42,047 colleges and institutions for pursuing higher education. India’s higher education segment is the largest in the world.
  6. Government target of Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) of 30 per cent for higher education by 2020 to drive investments. The education industry in India is estimated to reach US$ 144 billion by 2020 from US$ 97.8 billion in 2016.
  7. Higher education sector in India is expected to increase to US$ 35.03 billion by 2025 from US$ 15 billion in 2016.
  8. India has become the second largest market for e-learning after the US. The sector is currently pegged at US$ 2 billion and is expected to reach US$ 5.7 billion by 2020. Users of online education in India are expected to reach 9.6 million by 2021 from 1.6 million in 2016


Entry-Level Job Roles in Education Sector


Job Description
Teachers are coaches, mentors, and guides and play a very important role in a student’s life. As a Teacher, you will be responsible for instilling quality education in students based on a particular curriculum decided and adopted by the school.

Typical Responsibilities

  1. Creating and completing lesson plans on a daily basis.
  2. Monitoring the performance of the whole class and each student.
  3. Helping weak students by providing them special classes and tuitions.
  4. Conducting regular tests to assess student performance.
  5. Making the class interesting by making it interactive.
  6. Conducting extracurricular activities and outings once in a while.
  7. Guiding students who participate in inter-school competitions.
  8. Interacting with parents and giving feedback on their child.
  9. Complying with the school’s policies and procedures.
  10. Instilling a passion in students for the subject and encouraging them to excel.



Job description:
A Student Counsellor is someone who guides, educates, and helps students and their parents to take decisions regarding their careers. Student Counsellors also help students build confidence levels by constantly motivating them to take up the right career path without any fear. They take care of any special requirements and difficulties that a student is facing. A Student Counsellor demonstrates high levels of maturity in dealing with a variety of student issues.

Typical Responsibilities:

  1. Interacting with students to establish a bond so that they open up with their issues.
  2. Talking to them in such a way that they develop trust in you.
  3. Listening to their issues with attention.
  4. Motivating and encouraging them to take the right decision.
  5. Guiding them to the right channels, in case they are facing financial or emotional problems.
  6. Maintaining a detailed record of student details and interactions with them.



Job Description:
What is mobilization? Every year a large number of children complete class 10 and class 12 and seek admission into vocational courses like ITIs/diplomas, graduation courses like BA and BTech. How does a student get information about a college or a course? She/he finds out through a Student Mobilizer who connects with the parents and students, shares information, and invites the parents to the college. The main objective of a Mobilizer is to ensure that the courses offered are full. She/he sets up and manages a group of agents who work on a commission basis. The profitability of the institute depends upon the success of mobilization and hence this is a critical role.

Typical Responsibilities:

  1. Coordinating and planning end-to-end activities for student mobilization.
  2. Have a detailed understanding of the courses offered.
  3. Identify and visit schools, housing colonies to identify prospects.
  4. Identify new catchment areas for mobilization.
  5. Set up and manage a battery of mobilization agents.
  6. Meet parents of prospects.
  7. Handle student/parent queries and help them understand the courses offered.
  8. Follow up and collect admission forms/registration forms.
  9. Take part in education fairs organized by newspapers and TV channels to promote the college and the courses.
  10. Understand the market demand on courses and update the Centre Coordinator.



Job Description
When students pass out of colleges, they have to be ‘corporate-ready’. Therefore, educational institutions are now hiring Skill Trainers who can help students acquire soft skills such as communication, analytical, logical, and interview skills. In addition to soft skills, Skill Trainers are required to impart technical skills like welding, carpentry, and so on.

What is the primary difference between education and skills? Education is about ‘theoretical knowledge on what to do and how to do’ and is often assessed by written and oral exams. Skills are about ‘doing and demonstrating’ and are assessed by practical exams. So Skill Trainers are often practitioners of the skill they teach and hence come with work experience.

Typical Responsibilities:

  1. Taking classes on a daily basis.
  2. Motivating students to excel in the skill.
  3. Conduct classes in an atmosphere that promotes positivity.
  4. Plan, coordinate, and prepare the curriculum.
  5. Conduct regular assessments.
  6. Give important practical tips.
  7. Give one-to-one counselling to students who are struggling in the class.

Author: T. Muralidharan
Name of publication: Telangana Today
Date published on: 28/05/2018
published in: Hyderabad
Tags: Jobs and Careers

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