JBT or Junior Basic Training courses are meant for those who want to excel as teachers in both the government and private schools in India. This teacher training course is an absolute necessity for aspirants who want to teach at the Elementary level. This is different from the B.Ed teachers training course which is primarily meant for those who want to crack the Middle or High School levels of teaching.
This course is aimed at preparing budding teachers to cope efficiently with new challenges in the field of education. Students nowadays are looking forward to be trained by professional individuals who would be instrumental in their emotional as well as physical development. The two year course helps trainees to develop a core understanding of the profession, with focus on different areas like training of young minds and making the overall learning experience a more pleasing one.

Thus the demand for the JBT courses is on rise with both the private and government institutes imparting the same. The future of a teacher at elementary level can be gauged from the fact that he can earn up to INR 59,756 – INR 433,736 p.a with the bonus added. Here is a list of the salaries of a JBT teacher based on several factors such as experience, gender, cities, industries and degree.

JBT Teachers Salary by Experience

Category Experience Salary ( INR )
Elementary School Teacher Less than a year 80 446 – 297 988
  1-4 years 70 467 – 311 112
  5-9 years 62 829 – 974 073
  10-19 years 69 531 – 1 604 108
  20 years— 71 667 – 342 000
Preschool Teacher (no Special Education) Less than a year 58 175 – 179 399
  1-4 years 49 405 – 248 752
  5-9 years 60 820 – 284 062
Primary School Teacher Less than a year 58 520 – 234 891
  1-4 years 69 992 – 276 000
  5-9 years 85 149 – 302 012
  10-19 years 77 651 – 302 789
  20 years— 176 874 – 268 584
Daycare Teacher 1-4 years 60 000 – 360 000
Special Education Teacher Preschool Kindergarten or Elementary School Less than a year 78 000 – 330 000
  1-4 years 49 347 – 234 891
  5-9 years 103 771 – 212 249

JBT Teachers Salary by Gender

Category Gender Salary ( INR )
Elementary School Teacher Male Required data not found
  Female 117 916 – 226 753
Kindergarten Teacher (but not Special Education) Female 66 000 – 168 000
Preschool Teacher (but not Special Education) Male Required data Not Found
  Female 61 237 – 174 979
Primary School Teacher Male 103 800 – 173 300
  Female 94 915 – 184 919
Daycare Teacher Female 60 000 – 182 328
Special Education Teacher Preschool Kindergarten or Elementary School Male Required Data Not Found
  Female 69 992 – 219 751

JBT Teachers Salary by Degree

Category Degree Salary ( INR )
Elementary School Teacher Bachelor’s degree 58 175 – 358 586
Preschool Teacher (but not Special Education) Bachelor’s degree 47 344 – 639 655
Primary School Teacher Bachelor’s degree 72 483 – 296 701

JBT Teachers Salary by Industries

Category Industries Salary ( INR )
Elementary School Teacher Government 97 527 – 647 706
  Private K 12 92 964 – 747 149
Kindergarten Teacher (but not Special Education) K 12 Schools 65 741 – 121 156
Preschool Teacher (but not Special Education) District Schools 49 075 – 161 776
  Private (K 12) Schools 53 076 – 170 777
Primary School Teacher District Schools 53 182 – 214 349
  Private (K 12) Schools 63 222 – 253 269
Special Education Teacher Preschool Kindergarten or Elementary School K 12 Schools 71 377 – 625 484

Now that you have a fair idea of what one can earn as a teacher after completing the JBT courses let’s have a better insight into the other aspects of the course.
Some of the subjects included in the training course are:

  • Child Development
  • Educational Technology
  • EVS Teaching
  • Sociological Perspective Technology
  • Teaching Mathematics
  • Physical Education
  • Teaching Hindi
  • Teaching English

Required Education

  • In order to enroll for a JBT course you need to clear your +2 level. A minimum of 45-50% is required in that case. If you are applying for the courses after completing your graduation, it is preferable if you have at least 45% marks.
  • Please remember that the percentage of marks required might vary according to institutions.
  • Some of the institutes also conduct entrance examinations.
  • Blooms Teacher Training College, Mahatma Gandhi College of Education, Rameshwari Teacher Training Institute are some of the eminent colleges in India conducting JBT courses.

Scope of JBT Teachers in India

There is ample scope for teachers with JBT courses in India. Delhi is one city where a number of jobs have opened up for teachers at the primary level. There is a wide scope for teaching at the KV Central schools, Army schools and the Navodaya schools.

Conclusion

It seems that women have made significant contributions in the field of primary and kindergarten education. While kindergarten schools have 100% female teachers and the field of primary education boasts of a whopping 89% females. There are tremendous chances of growth in this career. The education department of our nation is committed to the overall education of a child and is always coming up with new measures to ensure the same. JBT courses are the outcome of one such endeavor of the department and aspirants enrolling in the same sure have a bright future ahead.