(Education in Hindi translation/ job in Hindi)
Forgive your friends, for they know not what they speak! In fact, Hindi is becoming a popular subject at the college level, even in prestigious campuses like Delhi University. You could either teach in school after doing your Bed or join the print or electronic media as a journalist, web content creator, announcer, newsreader, anchorperson or scriptwriter or travel guide.
The proliferation lf the media 100+TV channels and soon 300+FM stations-has spawned the need for youngsters who can communicate with style, ease and competence in Hindi (preferably bilingual).
If you have a way with words, you could also become a copywriter in an advertising agency, technical writer public relations executive or join the tourism industry. Mahatma Gandhi Antarrashtriy Hindi Vishwavidyalaya, Wardha (a Central University) offers a postgraduate diploma in cultural tourism management. Details are available on http://www.hindivishwa.org/.
An additional course in PR, journalism, advertising or mass communication would give you the necessary professional edge.
Familiarity with another language can open up avenues in translation amongst others. Several universities offer one-year diploma courses in translation for graduates.
Hindi translators are recruited by various government departments including the ministry of home affairs and ministry of external affairs.
In situation like the National book Trust, the Bharatiya Gyanpeeth, the Sahity Akademi, the sangeet-Natya Akademi, the Central Hindi Directorate, The National School of Drama and the Bureau of Translation also support talented and upcoming translators.
They are also required in foreign embassies, banks, print and electronic media, theatre, film industry, advertising and pr and travel agencies, MNCs, etc.
The typical eligibility required is a Masters degree in Hindi/English as the main subject.
There is also a large requirement for people who can do DTP work in Hindi. Knowledge of computers and good typing skills would be very helpful in this area. Domestic call centre’s, particularly in North, also require people with good spoken Hindi.
Hindi being our national language, there are several jobs at the clerical level and for typists and stenographers in banks and government offices.
You can also opt for teaching at the higher level there are a lot of universities and colleges perpetually short of faculty.
And if that’s not enough, there is a need for Hindi language teachers even in the US!