Government jobs in India offer several benefits and command respect and prestige. It’s no wonder that many young people are eager to land government jobs. Here are some job-oriented courses and specialized courses in higher education that can help an aspirant succeed.
A bachelor of science degree in fields such as animal husbandry, agriculture, forestry statistics, public administration, and economics can lead to jobs in government universities. Other interesting positions include Project Assistant, Technician, Consultant, Research Officer, Statistical Officer and Data Manager.
Agricultural studies (B.Tech, B.Sc, BBA) can help students find jobs in organizations such as Food Corporation of India (FCI), National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) , IFFCO and the State Farms Corporation of India. . A postgraduate degree could help land a job with the Ministry of Agriculture.
Veterinary medicine and its branches have high potential due to India’s high ranking in livestock and commodities. However, entering a Bachelor of Veterinary Science entails clearing the NEET. One can be a veterinary doctor, veterinary surgeon, veterinary neurologist or epidemiologist. A master’s degree in the field opens up options such as veterinary assistant, dermatologist, pharmacologist, food inspection specialist, technician, pharmacologist, and associate veterinarian.
A graduate can obtain a Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) and appear in the nationwide Teacher Eligibility Test (TE) to land government employment in institutions such as Central Schools, Kendriya Vidyalayas, Navodaya Vidyalayas , Sarvodaya Vidyalayas and reputable government organizations. such as NCERT and NUEPA.
A law graduate has many opportunities not only at district and high court level, but in organizations such as Metro Rail Corporation, SEBI, IOCL and public sector banks. Roles range from paralegal to counselor. Direct recruitment exams are held by individual bodies, and one of the most important is the legal assistant exam held by the Supreme Court of India.
A B.Tech/BE in biotechnology or an ME/M.Tech in bioprocess engineering, biotechnology or food biotechnology can lead to opportunities with institutes such as the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and the National Institute agri-food biotechnology (NABI).
For those studying public administration, roles range from social worker to administrative officer or public relations officer in different government agencies. A master’s degree in this field offers the possibility of progressing higher in the system.
While these options expand the scope of obtaining government employment, students will first need to pass the necessary entrance exams and other recruitment processes.
The writer is founder and CEO of Pariksha.