Russian is spoken by around 250 million speakers including native and non-native
speakers. It is a recognized official language in Russian state, Belarus state,
Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. It is also one of the most spoken languages
in the countries Moldova, Lithuania and Ukraine though it is not a recognized official
Russians do have several relationships with India, politically and economically.
Because of the Free Trade Agreement and the cooperation in several sectors like
energy, science and technology etc, the transactions between the countries are rapid
that this creates the necessity to Indian learning Russian.
Courses and the eligibility criteria:
Though the nomenclature of the courses varied from institute to instate, the aim
of the courses remains same. Few institute offer level wise courses and few other
as long term and short term courses.
- B.A. (Russian Language Course) of three years with the eligibility of passing in
10+2 or equivalent
- M.A. (Russian) of two years with the eligibility of graduation in the language or
- M.phil. (Russian) of two years with the eligibility of Post Graduation in the language
- Ph.D. (Russian Study) of two years with the eligibility of a master degree in the
language and required score in the conducted entrance test.
- Two year full time course in Russian with the eligibility of passing in 10+2 and
in the English Aptitude Test conducted by the institute
- Post Graduate Diploma in Russian Language
- Certificate in Russian language
- Diploma in Russian language
The basic courses help the non-native speakers to understand and speak the basic
sentences of the language and awareness of Russian culture. The higher courses point
on speaking and writing skills of the Russian language. Ability to converse and
confidence of visiting and living in the countries where Russian language is spoken
are the other specifications of the courses.
Educational organizations and institutes, BPO companies, tourism organizations and
companies, importing and exporting companies are few of the fields that offer the
Learning the language is a good option for the business men so that they could establish
or expand their business in the Russian speaking countries or places. Many companies
need the language experts to deal with the customers or clients of the language.
The knowledge in the language enables one to choose any of the following occupations:
- Customer Relation Executive
- Import and Export businessman
Diploma courses are sufficient for the jobs like Customer Relation Executive or
the business men. The other job roles like instructor or teacher deserve a degree
or higher academic qualifications.
Lectureship needs a Master degree in the language along with passing score in the
National Eligibility Test, which also provide a chance of Junior Research Fellowship.
The Ph.D. in the language is the criteria for being a professor of the language.
When the point of pay raises, the one who choose the stream never needs to regret
as the payment in all the fields related to the language is handsome. The minimum
expected pay is Rs.6o,000/- per annum. Few of the occupations get nearly ten lakhs
Russian language is foreign language that provides prospective career option that
attracts many of the aspirants to choose it.