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Got A Good Score In UGC NET? Here Are The Career Options That You Can Choose From

You aspire to become a professor or researcher in one of the esteemed university/college and you have already started the process. You have given the UGC NET and cleared it as well. Now your UGC NET Result has a pretty good score. What next? Well, worry not because we are here to guide you about the career options that are available from which you can choose your career path.

What is UGC NET? How do you get UGC NET Result?

UGC NET is University Grant Commission National Eligibility Test which is conducted by CBSE twice a year. It conducts NET in 84 subjects in 91 examination cities.

The UGC NET Result is uploaded on , you can check your result there by following steps-

  • Enter your Application number
  • Enter your Roll number
  • Enter your Date of Birth
  • Click Submit and view your result

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What career options do you have after UGC NET Result?

Once you clear UGC NET, you are eligible for job post of Assistant Professor, but if you have also given UGC JRF you can apply for Junior Research Fellowship.

List down below are the career options that you can choose from after UGC NET Result –

  • Assistant Professor – This is the first step after UGC NET Result in field of lecturer. Eligibility criteria for this post is
  • Master’s Degree with 55% minimum marks in Indian University or licensed foreign university.
  • Candidates who have been awarded Ph.D. Degree in accordance to UGC Regulations, 2009 or as per the eligibility conditions of university, candidates may be relieved from eligibility of NET/SLET/SET for recruitment of candidates for the post in university.
  • Associate Professor – After Assistant Professor, you get post of Associate Professor, for this job post the eligibility criteria is
  • Good academic record and holding a Ph.D. Degree in allied discipline.
  • Minimum of 55% marks in Master’s Degree or equivalent examination.
  • Minimum of eight years of experience in teaching and/or research.
  • Minimum score in Academic Performance Indicator (API) based on Performance Based Appraisal System (PBAS), as set out in UGC Regulations, 2010.
  • Professor – This is the senior job post in the field of lectureship. For eligibility criteria, look down below-
  • 10 years of minimum experience in teaching in University/College or in research in University/National level institutions/industries.
  • Minimum score in Academic Performance Indicator (API) based on Performance Based Appraisal System (PBAS), as set out in UGC Regulations, 2010.
  • Candidate with good work experience and established reputation who has appropriate contribution to the knowledge in allied discipline.

For detailed version of job growth of Lecturers, look for table down below –

1 Junior Assistant Professor
2 Assistant Professor
3 Senior Assistant Professor
4 Assistant Professor (Selection Grade)
5 Associate Professor
6 Professor


  • PSU (Public Sector Undertaking) – Apart from being a professor, you can choose from other job options like in PSU. This is a job where you work for government organisation and get higher salary packages. On the basis of your UGC NET Result, PSU can shortlist you for job vacancies available. So your UGC NET Result score card is important. This job is good for those candidates who wish to pursue government jobs.

List of PSUs that offer jobs to UGC NET qualifiers-

  • Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL)
  • Oil India Limited (OIL)
  • Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL)
  • National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC)
  • Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC)
  • Power Grid Corporation of India Limited
  • Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL)
  • Naval Materials Research Laboratory (NMRL) Ambernath
  • Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL)
  • There are other options available for UGC NET qualified candidates who wish to pursue something different –
  • Author
  • Coaching tutor
  • Guest Faculty
  • Consultant
  • Transmission Executive
  • Lab Trainer, etc.
  • JRF (Junior Research Fellowship) – If you have cleared UGC JRF along with UGC NET or this one of the two, then you are eligible for applying for position of JRF in leading university/institutions like IIT. Also, these institutions can recruit you for full time research projects. But, for applying for JRF, you need to clear UGC JRF.

What salary prospect do you get after qualifying UGC NET?

  • Assistant Professors and other job positions related to academics get the following salary package in INR lacs-
  • Junior Assistant Professor – INR 4.92 lacs
  • Assistant Professor – INR 5.75 lacs
  • Senior Assistant Professor – INR 6.80 lacs
  • Assistant Professor (Selection Grade) – INR 9.33 lacs
  • Associate Professor – INR 9.33 lacs
  • Professor – INR 11.88 lacs
  • For other career options, such as PSU you can get Average salary of INR 25,000 to INR 45,000 per month.

Career Options for UGC NET SCORES

How to apply for Job after UGC NET Result?

UGC has started a job portal online for its NET candidates where you can get the suitable jobs. This not only helps job seekers but also the recruiters in finding the perfect candidate. Both of them can register and can create their profile on the website and recruiters can post about available job post or can look at candidate’s profile. Candidates can also upload their CV, look at the available job post according to the profile and can hence apply.

UGC helps NET/SET/Ph.D. qualified candidates in searching the perfect job. You can search for jobs in Academics, Professorship, JRFs, PSU, etc.

  • First step is to visit –
  • Register your profile. Fill in the necessary details and upload your Latest CV.
  • Now start looking for the jobs.
  • You can also find the latest posted jobs with no. of vacancy on the website. Click on the link of job post you wish to apply for.

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