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Working In India

The Indian job market is seeing a boom. Together with the rising number of students graduating from India’s colleges and higher education institutes each year, the opportunity is available to intern at some of the top firms and exciting start-ups in the country. Interns who display leadership and innovation potential are also absorbed into organizations.
Additionally, there are professional services that enable students to intern. Firms such as Internshala, MakeIntern, AIESEC India, LetsIntern, to name a few, are a gateway for students into the corporate world.
After graduation, you have a plethora of options to establish a great career. Jobs are being created in new industries, such as Digital Marketing, Sports Management, as well as Management jobs. Interestingly, nearly 9 in 10 global respondents (86%) in the 16th annual Corporate Recruiters Survey conducted by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) said their company planned to hire new MBA graduates in 2017. Also, there is an increased demand for graduates of business master’s programmes such as Master in Management, Master of Accounting9.

Eligibility to Work in India

You will do well taking note of these pointers, which will help you decide on working in India10:
  • Foreign passport holders are not allowed to work during their study period in India.
  • Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) and Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) are exempt from this rule and can work and study in India.
  • International students can take up internships and training in India. This, however, has to be part of the program that they are pursuing.
  • OCIs and PIOs need to take permission from the university or institute they are enrolled with before taking up any part-time jobs.
  • There is no hourly limit on jobs for OCI and PIO students who want to work and study in India.
  • The internships and training taken up by foreign students should be relevant to the program they are studying.
  • India does not have any provision for work permit for international students studying in the country. However, students who want to explore work opportunities after study can be given work permits provided they fulfil the required criteria demanded by the immigration office and have been hired for a paid job by an organization.

Working Life In India

Indians are passionate about their work. You will find the hierarchy structure in many workplaces, and a strong sense of adherence to the same. Employees work towards rising up the ranks in the corporate structure, and connect with their colleagues and superiors efficiently. There is plenty of idea-sharing amongst the colleagues working on a project; this further strengthens the working relationship that employees share with each other.
Important work decisions that have implications across the organization are taking by the top management. Whereas, every employee is expected to, and given the freedom to, take his/her own decision concerning the project/task they are involved with11.
Time-management is another factor that Indians are mastering. Companies rely on software to measure the time spent on performing a task/project, and encourage their employees to work efficiently.

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