Gujarati is an official language in Gujarat, Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli
of India. It is native to 1.5 billion people. It is ranked 27 as most spoken native
language in the world. Many of the Gujarati people are settled in various places
around the world. With many dialects, Gujarati has great influence on other languages
like Saurashtra and Konkani. Being the birthplace to many freedom fighters like
Mahatma Gandhi, the land is also a great tourism area.
Courses available in the language:
- Certificate course in Gujarati
- Diploma Course in Gujarati
- B.A. (Gujarati)
- M.A. (Gujarati)
- M. Phil. (Gujarati)
- Ph.D. Degree in Gujarati
Few of the courses are offered as distance learning courses by few universities.
Academic eligibility for the courses:
Certificate course: Passing in Secondary School Certificate Examination i.e., class
10 or equivalent.
Diploma course: Certificate course in the language or equivalent
Graduation course: Passing in 10 + 2 with the language as 1st or 2nd language
Post Graduation Course: Graduation in the language or any other graduation degree
from a recognized university with the language as one of the papers.
M.phil.: Post Graduation in the language
Ph.D.: Post Graduation in the language
The admission process of the courses ‘M.phil.’ and ‘Ph.D.’ include entrance test.
Few colleges consider the entrance test for Graduation and Post Graduation also.
The major job roles are found in the following fields:
- Translation and other language services
- Print Media
- Advertising Companies or agencies
- T.V. Channels
The chief job titles and the range of salary:
Teacher/Lecturer/Professor: The field is one of the best options for many of the
language proficient. The graduation in the language or equivalent with Bachelor
degree in education (B.Ed.) enables one to become a teacher. Post Graduation and
the passing score in National Eligibility Test (NET) are the required qualification
for being a Lecturer or Assistant Professor. The higher degree Ph.D. enables one
to be a professor. The opportunities are found in both government and private organizations.
The salary in the private field depends on the experience. The basic salary for
a fresh graduate in private organizations is around Rs. 7000/-per month and above
and the government job offers more than 10,000 per month including allowances. There
is even a great scope in online teaching.
Poet/Story or Novel Writer/Article Writer: People who are confident of their language
skills choose these kinds of job roles. They work either as freelancer/individual
worker or under any reputed writer/ newspapers and magazines. Many like to take
three of the job roles to be a versatile writer. One can expect around Rs.5000/-
and above per month. Many experienced are taken as script writers for the television
programs and serials with higher payment.
Journalist/Editor: These job roles require a certificate or a course in the journalism
or equivalent besides the degree in the language. The job roles are found in mass
media like news papers, t.v. channels. The pay for the fresher ranges around Rs.
6000/- and above per month.
Translator/content writers: Many servicing companies are recruiting the language
experts for the works like translating, content writing etc. The online servicing
companies are taking a lion’s share in providing the opportunities in the sector.
The pay ranges around Rs.6000/- and above per month.
There are high prospective career options for the aspirant of the discipline which
enables to take up more than one as career option, simultaneously.