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Career scope in Education: Where to enrol for UG and PG courses, and job roles

Shreya Bose
Shreya Bose
Posted on 04 Dec 2021
16:13 PM
A degree in education can open doors to classroom teaching,  administrative work, consultancy and community education.

A degree in education can open doors to classroom teaching, administrative work, consultancy and community education. Source: Shutterstock

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Summary
At least 50% aggregate is needed in Class XII board exams or equivalent exams to get admission to a BA course in Education
Classroom teaching, administrative work, consultancy and community education are popular for Education degree-holders

With a degree in Education, you are very likely to be in touch with the teaching community in some way. You can also provide psychological counselling to young people, manage their access to educational resources and get into education management.

Going for a BA and MA in Education

  • You need to clear your Class XII board exams with at least 50% marks to get admission to a BA course. Different colleges set different cut-offs for admission at the graduate level.
  • A bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a UGC-recognised university with 50% aggregate is required for postgraduate courses. Some universities conduct their own entrance exams for admission to the course. After a postgraduate degree, you may also go for an MPhil or PhD in Education.
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Some leading institutes for BA in Education:

Loreto College, Kolkata

  • Course offered: BA in Education.
  • Duration: Three years.
  • Eligibility: Clear your Class XII board exams with a minimum of 50% marks along with English as one of the mandatory subjects.
  • Admission: Merit-based.

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Gokhale Memorial Girls’ College, Kolkata

  • Course offered: BA in Education.
  • Duration: Three years.
  • Eligibility: At least 55% aggregate in your Class XII board exams with Education as a mandatory subject.
  • Admission: Merit-based.

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BJB Autonomous College, Bhubaneswar

  • Course offered: BA in Education.
  • Duration: Three years.
  • Eligibility: You need to clear your Class XII board exams with the cut-off set by the college in a specific year.
  • Admission: Merit-based.

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Sivanath Sastri College, Kolkata

  • Course offered: BA in Education.
  • Duration: Three years.
  • Eligibility: You need to clear your Class XII board exams with the cut-off set by the college in a specific year.
  • Admission: Merit-based.

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Shri Shikshayatan College, Kolkata

  • Course offered: BA in Education
  • Duration: Three years.
  • Eligibility: You need to clear your Class XII exam, High School Senior Secondary exam by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), or any equivalent exam conducted by any state board with at least 50% aggregate and 45% in Bengali. You can still be considered for selection if your aggregate is less than 50% but more than 45% — you need at least 55% marks in Bengali for that.
  • Admission: Merit-based.

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Some leading institutes for postgraduation in Education:

Jadavpur University, Kolkata

  • Course offered: MA in education.
  • Duration: Two years.
  • Eligibility: You are a BA degree in Education with at least 50% aggregate.
  • Admission: Merit-based.

Check out here for more.

University of Lucknow, Lucknow

  • Course offered: MA in Education.
  • Duration: Two years.
  • Eligibility: You need to graduate in Education with at least 40% aggregate to qualify for an entrance test based on the UG syllabus of Lucknow University.

Check out more here.

University of Calcutta, Kolkata

  • Course offered: MA/MSc.
  • Duration: Two years.
  • Eligibility: You need a BA degree in Education with at least 40% aggregate. However, the university may change the cut-off for admission to the postgraduate course.

Job prospects with a degree in Education:

  • Teaching: You can specialise in early childhood education, secondary education or special education. Responsibilities will include preparing lesson plans and conducting tests to educate students based on their age and skills. Creating and enforcing classroom rules and informing parents of their children’s progress are other aspects of this role.
  • Education administrator: An administrator designs school programmes and helps teachers prepare their lesson plans in keeping with state- and national-level standards. They also provide teachers with instructional guidance for professional development.
  • Educational mental health practitioner: These professionals help young people deal with mental health issues and offer them the support they need.
  • Education welfare officer: They provide advice and guidance to students, helping them to reach their full potential. They work for local education boards or education regulatory bodies.
  • Education consultant: They are hired by educational institutions to monitor the performance of teachers, work on the allotment of the budget with the administration and identify the focus areas for educators.
  • Community education officer: They work in the public sector and usually work with diverse communities. These professionals help organise education and training campaigns in those communities.
  • Training and development expert: They are hired by companies and public sector entities to train their workforce. These experts are hired by healthcare service providers, law firms, financial companies and retail organisations.
Last updated on 04 Dec 2021
16:13 PM
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