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August 19, 2020 • 1:27 pm

Career Scope after Qualifying UGC NET Exam - Explore the Best Options!

UGC NET Study Material


To continue with the career aspect of becoming a Researcher or Lecturer, you must be willing to appear in the UGC NET.

NET Score is the important criteria to take admission for JRF-SRF or apply for Lectureship Jobs at different universities and colleges of India

But the career options are not limited to JRF and Assistant Professor only. There are various career destinations for the UGC NET Qualified candidates.

In this blog, you will get complete guidance about the UGC NET Career Scope along with their Salary Packages.

Subjects for which UGC NET Offer Job Opportunities

Career After UGC NET JRF

Career After UGC NET Lectureship

UGC NET Assistant Professor Salary Structure

UGC NET Career Options Other Than Academic Departments

Public Sectors Job After UGC NET

UGC NET Official Job Portal

How to Search for Jobs after Qualifying UGC NET?



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For Which Subject, NTA UGC NET offers the Job Opportunities?


UGC NET Exam is most popular amongst the candidates who are seeking to design their career in Teaching or Research Areas. As NTA UGC NET offers the widest range of subjects, many candidates opt this as their desired career destination.

Check the list given below and choose the subject in which you have done your graduation and post-graduation.


UGC NET Subjects [Syllabus PDF Available!]


Subject Code Subject Name
1 Economics
2 Political Science
3 Philosophy
4 Psychology
5 Sociology
6 History
7 Anthropology
8 Commerce
9 Education
10 Social Work
11 Defence and Strategic Studies
12 Home Science
14 Public Administration
15 Population Studies
16 Hindustani Music (Vocal/Instrumental)
17 Management
18 Maithili
19 Bengali
20 Hindi
21 Kannada
22 Malayalam
23 Odia
24 Punjabi
25 Sanskrit
26 Tamil
27 Telugu
28 Urdu
29 Arabie
30 English
31 Linguistics
32 Chinese
33 Dogri
34 Nepali
35 Manipuri
36 Assamese
37 Gujarati
38 Marathi
39 French
40 Spanish
41 Russian
42 Persian
43 Rajasthani
44 German
45 Japanese
46 Adult Education/Continuing Education/Andragogy/Non Formal Education
47 Physical Education
49 Arab Culture and Islamic Studies
50 Indian Culture
55 Labour Welfare/Personnel Management/Industrial Relations/Labour and Social Welfare/Human Resource Management
58 Law
59 Library and Information Science
60 Buddhist, Jaina, Gandhian and Peace Studies
62 Comparative Study of Religions
63 Mass Communication and Journalism
65 Dance
66 Museology & Conservation
67 Archaeology
68 Criminology
70 Tribal and Regional Language/Literature
71 Folk Literature
72 Comparative Literature
73 Sanskrit Traditional Subjects (including Jyotisha/Sidhanta Jyotisha/Navya Vyakarna/ Vyakarna/Mimamsa/Navya Nyaya/Sankhya Yoga/Tulanatmaka Darsana/ Shukla Yojurveda/ Madhv Vedanta/ Dharma Sastra/ Sahitya/ Purana-itihasa/Agama/Advaita Vedanta)
74 Women Studies
79 Visual Art (including Drawing & Painting/Sculpture/Graphics/Applies Art/History of Art)
80 Geography
81 Social Medicine & Community Health
82 Forensic Science
83 Pali
84 Kashmiri
85 Konkani
87 Computer Science and Applications
88 Electronic Science
89 Environmental Sciences
90 International and Area Studies
91 Prakrit
92 Human Rights and Duties
93 Tourism Administration and Management
94 Bodo
95 Santali
100 Yoga
101 Sindhi



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The exam convener body has fixed the selection criteria for all the above subjects. The candidates need to score more than the cutoff marks to qualify this most ambition exam.

For detailed information, you can visit – UGC NET Result and cut off marks declaration process.

Let’s have a look at the career options you can have after qualifying the UGC NET Exam!



1. UGC NET Career Options and Prospects after Qualifying JRF!


Those who are passionate about performing research and discovering new things can appear in the UGC NET JRF Exam and fulfill their career goals by qualifying it.

After being certified as UGC NET JRF qualified, you can go for various options listed below –


UGC NET Career Options after Qualifying JRF!


1. Choose the best universities or colleges amongst the List of NET Coordinating Institutes!
2. Find an experienced senior faculty who can guide you with the complete knowledge that you’ll require further in your career.
3. Select research projects of significant impact! (Think wisely! Choose the projects that have reasonable short-terms goals and the potential to develop Into long-term programmatic approach.)
4. Perform research in fields that can attract funding (more than one or two sources).
5. Focus more on practical learning rather than reading. Do as much research as you can!
6. Find out jobs in any of the famous organizations where you can proceed with your research career effectively.
7. Establish your own laboratory and recruit talented people to work with you! [Develop personnel and fiscal management skills in you to run your lab efficiently.]
8. Boost up your knowledge by training others.


If you choose to become a research scholar in any of the Indian colleges or universities, then your promotion chart will be as follows –


UGC NET JRF Job Positions and Promotions!

S. No. Positions Position after Promotion
1. JRF (Junior Research Fellow) SRF (Senior Research Fellow)
2. PF (Project Fellow) SPF (Senior Project Fellow)
3. PA (Project Assistant/Associate) SPA (Senior Project Assistant/Associate)
4. Author Senior Author
5. Project Manager Project Head


Tip: Upskill yourself with the abilities to learn, speak and write well so that you can perform effective communication while conveying your research works in front of others.


The stipend of a JRF will start from 31,000 per month and for next 2 years i.e. for SRF, the stipend will be 35,000 per month.



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2. UGC NET Career Scope as Assistant Professor/Lecturer – Teach the World!


To become an Assistant Professor or Lecturer in any Indian university is most opted after career destination for UGC NET qualified candidates.

The NET qualified candidates who choose this option are benefitted with decent salary packages in comparison to other jobs.


UGC NET Career Options after Selected as Assistant Professor!

1. Seek out the best universities and colleges that accept the UGC NET score and apply there for Assistant Professor posts along with your scorecard.
2. Depending on your position and skills, you may be expected to –

Teach Undergraduates

Educate Professional Students

Train Post-Doctoral Fellows

3. Conduct problem-solving sessions for students to guide them well.


Socially recognized as one of the respectable jobs, the regard and goodwill you can earn as a Professor or Lecturer is something worth treasuring. The thesis and other journals based on new research may become a part of magazine and newspaper publications, which are well acclaimed by young scholars.

These serve the basis of encouraging the youth to join the teaching profession and contribute their skill and knowledge educating them.

Sometimes, it is quite a challenging task to be an Assistant Professor as your performance will be constantly evaluated and based on the positive results and feedback, you can be promoted to various positions which are listed in the growth chart below.



UGC NET Assistant Professor Promotions and Growth Prospects!

S. No. Positions Position after Promotion
1. Junior Assistant Professor Assistant Professor
2. Assistant Professor Senior Assistant Professor
3. Senior Assistant Professor Assistant Professor (Selection Grade)
4. Assistant Professor (Selection Grade) Associate Professor
5. Associate Professor Professor
6. Professor General Head/Manager


Study the UGC NET Assistant Professor career in details, visit - UGC NET Lectureship - Know the Complete Profile [Benefits and Norms]



UGC NET Assistant Professor Salary Structure and Growth Chart!


Please explore the complete list of Salary Packages for a UGC NET qualified Assistant Professor.


NET Qualified Assistant Professor Growth and Salary Chart


Regardless of how much or how little teaching you do, you should do it well. So, to get into this field and career, you must prepare for UGC NET exam with the best study material. At Eduncle, you can get quality notes by experts and start your preparation. Download the sample study kit for your subject from the given table.




3. UGC NET Qualified – Career Options Across Other Academic Departments!


There’s no compulsion for UGC NET qualified candidates that they must perform the research or teaching tasks.

If your interests are different, then you can go for the following options –


Program Executive

Transmission Executive


Center Manager

IP Lead

Lab Trainer

Guest Faculty


Coaching Tutor – Online or Offline.


All the above career after UGC NET are good as per your interests but if you wish to get high salary packages, then go for Assistant Professorship.


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4. Public Sector Jobs for UGC NET Qualified Candidates!


UGC NET scorecard serves as a gateway to many lucrative public sector jobs. The candidates who are wishing to pursue their career in any of the government industrial organizations can use their UGC NET scorecard for entry in the recruitment process of such organizations.

The Public-Sector Institutions, now have direct access to your UGC NET obtained scores. Through the UGC NET job portal, the recruiting organizations can browse the academic profiles of any UGC NET qualified candidates and shortlist them for the vacant positions.

Below, we are listing most popular government industries that offer job opportunities to UGC NET qualified candidates.



Public Sector Organizations that offer Jobs to UGC NET Achievers!

S. No. Institutes
1. Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL)
2. Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL)
3. National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC)
4. Power Grid Corporation of India Limited
5. Naval Materials Research Laboratory (NMRL) Ambernath
6. Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC)
7. Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL)
8. Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL)
9. Oil India Limited (OIL)


Apart from these 9 institutes, there are many other institutes that offer the job opportunities to UGC NET achievers.

These PSUs recruit executives for suitable positions in the disciplines of science (R & D), management, corporate communications, human resources, finance, etc.



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UGC NET Job Portal [Official] – Search & Apply for the Best Suitable Job!


To ease out NET Exam rankers worries, University Grant Commission has started its own job portal through which the NET qualified candidates can search out their desired jobs in any field amongst – JRF, Lecturers, PSUs and Academics etc.

The job portal helps NET/SET/ PhD qualified candidates to bring their academic profile to the attention of universities/colleges and other employers with the ultimate aim to get them a suitable job. (aim to fetch a suitable job for themselves.)

The portal provides opportunities to both – Job Seekers and Recruiters. Both the group members can register and create their profiles online.


The employers can post the jobs and browse the candidates’ resumes and academic profiles.

Students can search out for the desired jobs that fit the best to their academic background.



How to Search for Jobs after Qualifying UGC NET? [Step by Step Guide]


Get the best job options after UGC NET. Follow the below steps and get placed on amazing packages.


Step – 1: Visit the following link ­-

Step – 2: Select the suitable option provided in the menu list given at the left side of the page.

(I). If you have not registered yet, then fill up the registration form and login to see the amazing job results.

(II). If you had already registered, then click on the login button.

Step – 3: After then you will land on the page where you must enter the required details to get the job results.

Select the Category

Enter Username/Email ID

Enter Password

Perform Verification and Click on Login Button.

Step – 4: Apply for the jobs which you like as per your interests and profile.


In the above article, we have provided complete details regarding the UGC NET jobs and career destinations.

To keep yourself updated with UGC NET details, please visit –


UGC NET Notification 2020

UGC NET Preparation Tips

How to Study for UGC NET?

UGC NET Coaching & Study Material.


If you have any queries, then share it with us through the comment box below.

We will solve it as soon as possible.


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