Principal, College

Minimum Masters Degree with NET or SLET/SET/JRF/Ph.D.

Not required

The tasks a Principal, College is expected to perform include:

Directing and co-ordinating educational, administrative and counselling activities of college

Developing and evaluating educational programmes to ensure conformance to state and university standards

Developing and co-ordinating educational programmes through meetings with staff, review of teachers' activities and issuing directives

Conferring with teachers, students and parents concerning educational and behavioural problems in the college

Establishing and maintaining relationship with colleges, community organisations and other colleges to co-ordinate educational, sports and cultural activities

Allocating supplies, equipment and instructional material, as needed

Directing the preparation of class schedules, cumulative records and attendance reports

Observing and evaluating teacher performance

Interviewing and hiring teachers

Monitoring safety and security within college premises

Planning and monitoring college budget and financial matters

Planning and directing building maintenance

Developing and administering educational programmes for students with mental or physical handicaps

Proficient in managing people and budgets

Skilled in performance review activities

Knowledge of logistics management

Skilled at personnel management and operations management

Knowledge of effective instructional practices and current trends in education

Knowledge of all the pertinent issues and current events related to curriculum, effective assessment and pedagogical strategies

Skilled at making decision in accordance to the governing bodies like UGC, etc.

Ability to make efforts in improving learning and teaching methods

Not required

Possess leadership skills


Good interpersonal and communication skills



It is not a desk job

The candidate will supervise a team of Teachers, College Staff and other Workers

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Colleges are usually open for 5/6 days a week and 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from college to college

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs

This job is not considered hazardous or dangerous

One may develop occupational hazards such as stress on eyes, mental and physical strain, vocal stress, etc. if not taken care of

For experienced candidates - INR 37,400 to INR 67,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Education Industry in India

According to a report by IBEF, India is an important educational centre in the global education industry. This is because the country has more than 1.4 million schools and more than 35,000 higher education institutes. Also, the vocational education and training is fast emerging as an important area of focus in India. According to data released by Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), the total amount of Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) inflow into the education sector in India stood at US$ 1,071.5 million from April 2000 to January 2015.

Under the new educational policy by the Government of India, a lot of initiatives are being adopted to boost the growth of distance education market, besides focussing on new education techniques, such as E-learning and M-learning. Furthermore, with online modes of education being used by several educational organisations, the higher education sector in India is set for some major changes and developments in the years to come.

Considering all this it is safe to say that there is demand for a Principal, College in the present and it will also be there in the future as well.



Other academic institutions of higher learning

Cities and towns across India