Literature Teacher

A literature teacher teaches students range of literature from all over the world. Depending on the medium of instruction a literature teacher can be one who specializes in literature pertaining to different languages like for example an English Literature Teacher or Professor, a Hindi Literature teacher or Professor or a Sanskrit Literature Teacher or professor. Additionally there are scopes to become teachers who specialize in literature pertaining to foreign languages like Spanish, French or German. These teachers help the students to analyze and interpret different forms of literature like prose, poetry, novels and plays.

Career Options

  • Depending on the degree a person holds he/she can be a teacher at secondary school level or at colleges and universities. They also work on literature related research or other related literary works.

Educational Qualifications

  • Minimum Qualification: 10+ 2 with at least 60% or more marks.

Personal Skills

  • - Excellent command over the language - Good oratory skills - In-depth knowledge of the language and its literature

Courses to be pursued

  • Honors Degree in Literature
  • Bachelor of Arts with major in chosen language (English
  • Hindi
  • Sanskrit
  • Urdu) Arts and Humanities
  • Post Graduate degree in Literature
  • Master of Arts in chosen language
  • Arts and Humanities
  • PhD in Literature.

Top Colleges

  • University of Delhi, New Delhi Address: St. Stephen's College University Enclave, North Campus New Delhi: 110007 Phone: 011-27666204 Website:
  • Jawaharlal Nehru University Address:New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi 110067 Phone: 011-26704054, 26741236 Website:

Working Conditions

There are various job opportunities for a Literature teacher or professor. Teachers in schools, as professors in colleges and Universities, Research Associates, Researcher, Linguist.

Top Companies

  • ST. Xavier's College, Mumbai Address: 5, Mahapalika Marg, Dhobi Talao, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Area, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001 Phone:022 2262 0661
  • Hindu College Address: hindu College Hostel, Hindu College, University Enclave, Kamla Nagar, Delhi, 110007 Phone: 011 2766 7184 Website:

Successful Persons

Homi K. Bhabha

Homi K. Bhabha is born on November 1, 1949. He is an Indian scholar and critical theorist. He is the Director of the Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard University. He also got the Padma Bhushan award.

Kumar Viswas

Kumar Vishwas is an Indian poet and a politician of Aam Admi Party. He also wrote a book on Koi Deewana Kheta Hai.

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