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Inspire Your Future: Work for the Indian Government

Team StoryWeavers|August 17, 2022, 16:39 IST| 9

Every citizen of India plays an important role in bringing progress to the nation. So do you. It’s time to be the change you want to see in little ways like pursuing a career with the Government of India, paying your taxes, work with NGOs and fighting discrimination too. Discover opportunities that inspire progress for you, and the nation. 

Indian visionaries Homi Bhabha, Nehru, Gandhiji and several other scientists, lawyers, and engineers who worked through Indian independence, played a crucial role in shaping Modern India. With the mindset to contribute to the nation’s growth, India is now on the map for shaping progress on a global level too.

Why you should consider a career with the Indian Government

A sense of purpose, a progressive life, and good work-life balance are essentials that most humans wish to achieve while searching for a job. Government jobs provide all these essentials in life, allowing you to work towards the future.

  • Government jobs often provide the comfort of having a schedule, giving room to pursue a passion or explore other interests.
  • Explore diverse work environments based on interest: experience political hubs, urban areas, or even rural communities.
  • Add a sense of purpose to your life while working towards the greater good.

Careers in the Indian Government

Explore Government Jobs to Inspire Change for the Greater Good


Becoming a scientist is more of a continuous learning process than just reaching a job designation. Seek for inspiration from experts in the field like Homi Bhabha or Vikram Sarabhai. Spend your time studying, observing and researching. Alongside, work with top institutions like ISRO, NCDC, and INC to become an aspiring scientist, exploring science for the greater good.

How to become a Scientist?

Once you graduate as an engineer, pursue your MSc or MTech in the field, followed by a PhD or doctorate in CSE; The entire process will help you become a researcher or scientist. Alongside that, explore your area of interest, test assumptions, write papers and clear all academic goals.

Top government institutions recruiting Scientists:

  • ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation)
  • IACS (Indian Association for Cultivation of Science)
  • NCDC (National Cooperative Development Cooperation)
  • BARC (Bhabha Atomic Research Centre)
  • IITM (Indian Institute of Tropical Researcher)
  • CSIR (Council of Scientific and Industries Researchers)

Public Sector Undertaking (PSUs)

Organisations whose paid share capital is 51 per cent or more are owned by the government, called PSUs. You can secure  Central PSU or State PSU jobs as these services maintain a relationship between the government and its stakeholders. 

Various PSUs hire engineering graduates annually, alongside the federal government and state governments. With increasing vacancies, engineering students apply for these government jobs. Being associated with Public Sector Undertaking jobs spark innovation, making it a reason why most Indians explore PSUs as career options.

How do PSUs recruit?

Most PSUs recruit through GATE, followed by a Group Discussion and Personal Interview. Keep an eye on the notifications released by PSUs on their respective websites.

Central PSUs that BTech final year students can explore:

  • Gas Authority of India Limited
  • Indian Space Research Organisation
  • Indian Oil Corporation Ltd.
  • Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency 
  • Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited

Top PSUs job opportunities:

  • Assistant Executive Engineers
  • Government Doctor
  • Superintendent Engineers
  • Assistant Engineers
  • Junior Chemical & Metallurgical Assistant

Defence Services – Navy, Army, and Air Force

Take charge of the country’s defences when working towards defence services. The  Joint defence service training institute by the Indian Armed Forces trains cadets across three services i.e. the Indian Navy, the Indian Army, and the Indian Air Force. If you are looking for a job that can give you inspiration for a life of adventure and discipline, this is your way in. Explore careers in the Indian Army, Indian Airforce, Merchant Navy and more such defence institutions. 

What does it take to secure a career in Defence?

Join NDA training by qualifying for 10+2 exam in physics and mathematics, or equivalent examinations from recognised boards. 

Top opportunities in Defence sector:

  • SSC Submarine

  • SSC Technical

  • Special Naval Architect Entry Scheme – SNAES

  • TGC for Engineering Graduates

Central Government Jobs

Central Government jobs are trending jobs in India. Most aspirants aim for jobs in the central government to explore exciting entry-level job opportunities. Central government jobs have  opportunities across sectors such as Railways, Bank, Police, Defence, PSU, PSC, and more.

How to secure a Central Government job?

Prepare for the upcoming UPSC exam for great central government job opportunities. Engineers can associate with public sector institutions while taking government employment tests such as IPS, IES, IAS, and IFS. 

Top positions in Central Government jobs:

  • IPS (Indian Police Service)
  • IAS (Indian Administrative Service)
  • IFS (Indian Forest Service)
  • IES (Indian Engineering Services)


Indian Railways are a prestigious network to be reckoned with. Being the world’s second-largest railway network, it is crucial to upkeep at the best costs. The growing operation developed various jobs, including junior engineers, inspectors, trainers, technicians, senior management, loco pilots, group general manager, and more. Secure a job where you can travel around the country and explore various positions in the field.

How to get a job in the Railways? 

Railway Recruitment Board or RRB organises examinations for recruitment in railways. Apply under the 21 zones that RRB offers, which provide region-wise notifications for exams too.

Explore top positions in Indian Railways for engineers:

  • Central Engineering Service
  • Electrical Sectional Engineer
  • Department Engineer
  • Sr. Section Engineer
  • Junior Engineer
  • Project Engineer
  • Assistant Divisional Medical Officer
  • Telecommunication Engineer

SSC (Staff Selection Commission)

Staff Selection Commission is an organisation under the government of India. It recruits people into various posts in the ministries and departments of the government and its subordinate offices. Engineering graduates can explore SSC jobs to work in a dynamic, collaborative workplace. Challenge yourself by exploring a career with SSC.

How to prepare for SSC exams?

Study your theory for exams like SSC CGL while preparing for the applicants’ physical ability testing. 

Top Positions in SSC:

  • Inspector in Income Tax
  • Scientific Assistant
  • Assistant Enforcement Officer 
  • Inspector in Central Excise
  • Assistant in Central Vigilance
  • Junior Engineer

Bank PO

A beneficial, efficient, and prestigious job associated with the centralised banking systems shows potential in our nation. National banks often look for Specialist IT Officers, mostly IT/CS and ECE Engineers. PSU Banks, including Bank of Baroda, Reserve Bank of India (RBI), and rural banks, recruit engineers each year. This career path is a good option for people interested in data engineering who understand the Indian financial sector and wish for a stable life with slightly challenging work environments.

How to become a Bank PO?

You can enter via a common entrance examination like IBPS, opening doors to the State Bank of India and Central Bank of India. 

Top Opportunities in Banking:

  • Bank Manager
  • Financial Analyst
  • Management Trainee
  • Administrative Officer

Government University Lecturer

Inspire learning after graduating by getting appointed as a lecturer in the Central or State University. The Central Govt of India releases notifications to recruit college graduates, diploma holders, engineers and candidates who have completed their master’s degree. A great learning experience, become an educator to ensure continuous growth amongst students. Teach your area of specialisation, including medicine, physics, mathematics, and more.

How to get started as a lecturer? 

Clear the National Eligibility Test (NET) in your area of specialisation to become a lecturer. Apply for central and state government universities to secure a job in your area of study.

Top opportunities in teaching sector:

  • Lecturer/Professor/Assistant Professor in the area of specialisation

  • Teacher Assistant in the area of specialisation

  • JRF, Technical Assistant/ Research Associate

Popular Government Organisations That May Interest You

  • National Environmental Engineering Research Institute

  • Indian Space Research Organisation

  • Bhabha Atomic Research Centre

  • Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute

  • Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science

  • Central Intelligence Agency

India is our home. We grew up here, lived here, and now have the opportunity to make a living with the nation too. If you are passionate about creating real progress, government careers are the perfect space to explore.

Do you feel inspired? Tell us how you’d want to build a better India.

About the Author

Priyanka writes for a living and comes from the city of joy. She loves to cook and wanders around, gazing at trees whenever possible. She believes exploring thoughts, ideas and places give her the space to discover people, their worlds and beyond! Priyanka pursued her Master`s degree in Education, seeking ways to educate all. To shake things up, she pursued her career in marketing. She inspires people to explore the world (and beyond) with her content!

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September 1, 2022

Very much inspiring, motivational with lots of new unknown hidden knowledge


August 26, 2022

Thank you for such a great information.


August 21, 2022

Thanks Byjus


August 18, 2022

What about students studying commerce?


August 18, 2022

Eye opening. This really helps…


August 18, 2022



August 15, 2022

It’s great for to do something for my country India 🇮🇳


August 14, 2022

Very useful information 👍


August 14, 2022

I became a Doctor inspired by this


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