What are the Spanish Language Jobs in the Indian Government?
Did you know?
Spanish is one of the most popular foreign languages in India.
Well, it makes sense! After all, Spanish is spoken by more than 500 million people across the globe, making it the third most spoken language in the world. (after English and Mandarin)
Also, as far as the content volume is concerned, Spanish is one of the most commonly used languages on the internet.
It’s the national, official, and widely spoken language in 44 countries, including the US.
Here’s Why You Should Learn Spanish in India?
India is becoming seemingly attractive for more and more Spanish companies which, in turn, are offering great career options involving Spanish to Indians.
If you are looking for a job in Spanish, there are multiple career options available.
Some of the booming industries where you can easily find a Spanish language job are tourism, translation, foreign services, interpretation, teaching, journalism, export and import, and international business. Spoken and written fluency in Spanish are the key assets for these jobs.
If you know what outsourcing is, then you must also be aware of the fact that BPO (Business Process Outsourcing) is one of the fastest-growing sectors in India. MNCs, find India a lucrative destination for BPO and KPO.
Now, most of these MNCs come from the USA. The interesting thing to note is that Spanish is the second most important language in the US. So one can find plenty of Spanish Jobs in BPO, KPO, call centers, etc.
But, here’s the thing. All of these are *private-sector jobs.*
So, if you are **specifically** looking for Spanish language jobs in the Indian government, then the following information might be valuable to you.
3 Spanish Language Jobs in the Indian Government
1. Foreign Language Advisor (Spanish) Intelligence Bureau
The Intelligence Bureau, under the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), central government departments, offers the job of Spanish language advisor.
The Intelligence Bureau is India’s domestic internal security and counter-intelligence agency. It was founded in 1887 as Central Special Branch. The IB is considered to be the oldest such organization in the world.
IB is headquartered in Delhi, and the recruitment for the post of foreign language advisor is stationed for Delhi only.
The job is offered on a deputation basis. The selection procedure involves an offline application submission followed by a walk-in-interview.
The post requires a minimum of one to two years of work experience.
The average salary for a senior foreign language advisor at IB is around INR 1,31,100 to 2,16,600 per month.
2. Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan Spanish Teacher
So, for those of you who don’t know what Kendriya Vidyalayas are, a KV is a central government-managed school.
And, the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) is a system of government schools in India, instituted under the aegis of the Ministry of Education, GOI, run and managed by the central government.
So, the difference between a regular government school and a KV is the management structure. KVs are the central government-run schools. While regular government schools are managed by state governments.
As of 2021, there are a total of 1,248 KVs in India, and three abroad in Tehran, Kathmandu, and Moscow.
So, the Kvs offer Spanish, German, French, and Mandarin as the third language in their curriculum. You can apply for a Spanish teacher job at KVS.
The average salary of a Kendriya Vidyalaya teacher is around INR 5 lac per annum.
3. Spanish Professor, Assitant Professor, Associate Professor, Visiting Faculty
So, while the KVS offers Spanish teacher jobs, there are many governments/public universities in India which recruit Spanish language professors.
- Delhi University
- Jawaharlal Nehru University
- Jamia Milia Islamia
- University of Mumbai
- University of Mysore
- Goa University
- University of Rajasthan
- University of Madras
- Calcutta University
- Pondicherry University
- Karnatak University
- Savitribai Phule Pune University
- Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gorakhpur University
- MDU Rohtak
The Spanish language courses offered at these universities include MA, BA (Hons), M.Phil, Ph.D., Part-Time Courses, Diploma in Foreign Language Education, and Advanced Diploma.
The recruitment process for each university is separate.