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Linguistics : Eligibility & Course Areas

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Educational: Linguistics, the science of language focus on the discovery of the universal aspects of languages. Linguistics curriculums involve the description and explanation of language, as well as its origin and evolution. Several under graduate and post graduate degree and diploma programs are conducted in the field of linguistics by various universities/institutes all over India. The minimum requirement for admission to undergraduate program is pass in 10+2 examination. To pursue education at post graduate level, one should possess a graduation in linguistics or degree in any stream. Preference is given to arts scholars or those with linguistic educational background. One can also go for Ph.D and M.Phil in linguistics after masters degree.

Personal attributes: In order to build a career in the field of linguistics, a person should have proficiency in reading, writing as well as speaking the language, in which he/she is conducting the study. A good memory, concentration, rapid responses, speed and accuracy are essential personal qualities one must posses. This field demands attention to detail, rigorous and logical thinking, the ability to develop excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to use language creatively. Organisational ability and good time-management skills, adaptability, good interpersonal skills and being an extrovert are also essential qualities to be in this career area.


Scale of pay varies with the kind and the place of work. A career in teaching can earn anything from Rs. 10,000/-p.m. to Rs. 20,000/-p.m. A lecturer's pay scale is between Rs. 10,000/-p.m to Rs. 13,000/-p.m and professors can expect over Rs. 18,000/-p.m. Those working as translators get paid between Rs. 50/- to Rs.100/- per page. An interpreter is paid on hourly basis and the rate varies from Rs. 300/- to Rs. 500/- per hour. For those working with embassies can get between Rs. 10000/- p.m. to Rs. 12000/- p.m.

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