Career Option in Religion & Culture

A. Field description:

A religion is a set of stories, symbols, beliefs and practices, often with a supernatural quality, that give meaning to the practitioner's experiences of life through reference to an ultimate power or reality. It may be expressed through prayer, ritual, meditation, music and art, among other things. It may focus on specific supernatural, metaphysical, and moral claims about reality which may yield a set of religious laws, ethics, and a particular lifestyle. Religion also encompasses ancestral or cultural traditions, writings, history, and mythology, as well as personal faith and religious experience.

B. Education Guide

Education Details & Eligibility:

To form a career in the religion sector field one should have a graduate degree or at least a diploma in related fields. The degree and postgraduate degree courses are offered by the private and government colleges in India and around the globe.

Basic eligibility criteria:

10th, +2 (Higher Secondary students) with any group as the majors can choose these courses.

Course Duration:

Training in this field is available at a number of schools and institutes all over India. These courses are offered at the levels of

The course duration for the various programs is as follows:

  • B.A. is around three years.
  • M.A. is offered as a two year program in various universities.

Approximate Education Expenses:

The Total expense is as follows
B.A. - Rs.21000/ per year - (3 Years)
M.A. - Rs.29000/ per year - (2 Years)

Bank loans and private loans can be easily arranged by directly contacting the banks through the college administrative.

C. Institutions that Offers this Education

Almost all the deemed and general universities offer these courses. Some of these institutes are:

D. Job Opportunities and Job Roles

The jobs available are:

  • Preschool Director/Teacher
  • Director of Social Services
  • Community Program Manager
  • Religious Researcher
  • Missionary
  • Public Relations
  • Cultural Affairs Officer
E. Approximate Salary Range

The salary can be from Rs.9, 000 to Rs.15, 000 for starters and increases with the persons experience and knowledge.

F. Related Links

International Society for the Sociology of Religion Web site link:

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