Marathi is native language to the people of India of the regions Maharastra, Goa,
Karnataka, MadhyaPradesh, Chattisgarh, Gujarat, Telangana etc. The language is spoken
by around 100 million people. Being the official language in Maharastra, the language
is also treated as official language in Daman and Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli,
Union territories of India. It is the fourth most spoken language of India.
Courses offered and academic eligibility:
- Certificate course in Marathi: Passing in School secondary Board examination
- Diploma in Marathi: Passing in 10+2 from a recognized board
- B.A. (Marathi Literature/ Oriental Language): Passing in 10+2 from a recognized
- M.A. (Marathi): A Bachelor degree in the language or equivalent
- M.Phil. in Marathi: Master degree in the language or equivalent
- Ph.D. in Marathi: Master degree in the language or equivalent
For some of the programs like M.Phil. and Ph.D. the admission procedure involves
Career prospect and expected salary:
The language provides number of opportunities for the enthusiasts. Teaching institutes,
print media, film and television industries are few of the major fields in which
the openings are found for the language experts.
Teaching profession: Teacher, lecturer, Assistant Professor and Professor are the
major occupations of the field. For being a teacher, the candidate must possess
a bachelor degree in the language besides the bachelor degree in education. Teacher
Eligibility Test (TET/CTET) is an eligibility test for being qualified as a teacher.
Though few of the private organizations recruit the teachers who didn’t qualify
TET or CTET, those who seek jobs in Government bodies in teaching positions must
qualify the exam. National Eligibility Test (NET) is the test for getting eligibility
for lectureship and also for getting an opportunity for the fellowship grant.
The average salary range starts with Rs. 5000/- and above for a fresh private teacher
and Rs.9000/- and above for a government teacher. The average salary for a private
lecturer starts from Rs. 8000/- and above and Rs.15,000/- and above for a government
Print media: Article writer, columnist, Journalist, novelist, story writer, Editor,
Poet, translator etc are the major roles of the field. Newspapers, magazines, publishing
companies are few of the work providing areas. Innovativeness, weaving words according
to the article in a contemporary style, grabbing attraction of the readers are the
major attributes for being in the field. Journalism or creative writing courses
help one for getting better opportunities. Many writing chances are also found in
e-companies. Online magazines, online papers, online translating companies and websites
require content writers. Permanent recruitments as well as freelance working are
offered which are either online or offline.
The salary range starts from Rs.5000/- and above depending on the popularity of
the paper and the job role.
Film and Television industry: Script writer, story writer, lyricist, content creator
etc are the major roles of language experts. The qualification is least bothered
and the end work is a major issue. The style of the work must always be updated
according to the contemporary styles. New comers as well as the experienced or popular
writers have equal prospects depending on the skills and talent.
The payment in the field ranges from Rs. 5000/- and above. The earning depends on
the opportunities. Fixed income can be guaranteed for the permanent recruiters and
high income sources for the skilled individuals.
Thus the language provides great number of opportunities that could compete with
the opportunities in the scientific fields.