Career Opportunities In Humanities And Social Science In India
The discipline has caught the attention of recruiters and regulators in a big way and the recruiters prefer the hiring of students from the field of Humanities and Social Science.
Humanities and Social Science have become more and more promising career opportunities in modern times. The corporate has become more and more inclined to hire young graduates from the field of Humanities and Social Science. Humanities and Social Science is one of the fastest emerging disciplines in an exponentially dynamic national environment.
The major subjects covered in the area of Humanities include but is not limited to History, Music, Arts, Music, Literature etc. and Social Science area includes but is not limited to Political Science, Anthropology, Archaeology, Social Work, Sociology etc.
In earlier times, Humanities and Social Science was not considered very promising and was an option of last resort with the students when they could not secure admission in Engineering, Medicine, and Management etc. But in modern times this discipline has caught the attention of recruiters and regulators in a big way and the recruiters prefer the hiring of students from the field of Humanities and Social Science.
Eligibility for Admission
The students are expected to have around 50 per cent marks in 10+2 or equivalent for admission in the Undergraduate Programmes in Humanities and Social Science. In the case of Masters, students are expected to have around 50 per cent marks at the graduation level. The Percentage of Cut-Off for admission varies across different universities.
The students are able to enhance their domain knowledge, skills and competencies on successful completion of their programme. Students should have and focus on enriching their communication skills, research skills, reading skills, decision-making skills, critical thinking skills, problem-solving skills, leading skills, organizing skills, presentation skills, creativity and innovation etc.
Most of the Universities give admission in the discipline of Humanities and Social Science on the basis of the marks obtained in the qualifying examination, leading universities to take admission on the basis of AIMA-UGAT or other state government examinations/University entrance examinations, equivalent to the same and/or interview.
IITs, Indian Institute of Science and other leading Universities are offering undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in the discipline of Humanities and Social Science.
The students who pass out from Humanities and Social Sciences become a round-shaped professional having an optimal blend of Knowledge, Skills and Competencies having a diverse understanding of human behaviour & interaction in political, economic, social and cultural contexts.
This discipline enables the students to evolve a strong approach towards society and human beings with a holistic approach. The Higher Educational Institutions and various universities including private universities are getting a large number of foreign students coming from foreign countries from South Africa and other nearby countries.
The student pursuing a programme in Humanities and Social Science is likely to get a diverse set of students from India and abroad due to increasing demand in India and abroad.
The discipline is continuously evolving and has many journals which are receiving research papers from academicians and researchers of India and abroad. The journals in this discipline are focusing on interdisciplinary research.
The global trend of research and publication has also been witnessed in the discipline of Humanities and Social Sciences. The students of undergraduate and Postgraduate Programmes are required to focus on conducting primary and secondary research and get the same published in peer-reviewed journals.
The focus on outcome-based education and Learning Outcomes Curriculum Framework is increasing in India in the discipline of Humanities and Social Science like all other disciplines.
The students pursuing Bachelors and Masters Programmes in the domain of Humanities and Social Science get jobs as Assistant Professor or Teacher, Research Analyst, Editor, Geologist, Museum Curator/Manager, Historian, Language Interpreter, Statistician, Oceanographic Manager, Linguistic Anthropologist, Education Counsellor etc. The corporate world is hiring the students passing out with Bachelors and Masters Degrees from the field of Humanities and Social Sciences at attractive salary packages as the retention of professionals from this domain is higher in comparison to professionals from other domains.
To conclude, it is highly recommended to the students and parents to consider joining a programme in the discipline of Humanities and Social Science to make a successful career in India and abroad at lucrative salaries.
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