how to choose “English” as a career?



English is a worldwide spoken language and a career in English is filled with plenty of opportunities in India and abroad. Graduates in literature have lucrative job opportunities in various fields like education, media, journalism, publishing companies, translations, interpretations, etc. Students who are interested in literature and have a good imagination with matching research skills can choose this field to pursue their dream jobs.

English literature is one of the most sought-after courses in India today, because of the immense career opportunities offered in this field. A career in language is also helpful in developing many of your skills and is generally much interesting, when compared to other career options. Teaching is a main field of profession for English graduates, and they can continue studying till they obtain a Ph.D.

A literature graduate earns about INR 3 to 4 lacs per year in India.


There are plenty of opportunities for graduates in such field in India and abroad. There is a high demand for such a career as a foreign language teacher, throughout the world. Globalization has brought about an immense increase in the career opportunities. Since a large number of candidates take up, only the best and most dedicated students thriving for language can shine in this field. Literature offers a variety of options that are unique and interesting.

Job Profile
  • Journalist
  • Writer
  • Editor
  • Teacher
  • Lecturer
  • Translator
  • Interpreter
  • Content developer
  • Copywriter
  • Blogger
  • Lexicographer
  • Anchor or news reader
  • Public relations officer
  • Librarian
  • Proofreader

For Bachelor courses: Students who have passed their 10+2 examination in any stream from a recognized board can apply for their bachelor degree in such field. The duration of the course is 3 years.

For Master Courses: Students who have obtained their Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university with required marks can apply for a master degree in such field.

Master’s degree can be followed by M.Phil. and Ph.D. in English.

Entrance Examinations
  • University of Delhi Entrance Exam
  • BHU Entrance Exam
  • Presidency College Entrance Exam
  • Loyola College Entrance Exam
Courses offered in this field
Bachelor Courses
  • Bachelor of Arts in English Literature
Master Courses
  • Master of Arts
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