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February 27, 2021 • 5:04 pm

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

UGC NET 2021 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 UGC NET Assistant Professor Jobs at different universities and colleges of India.

But the career options are not limited to JRF and Lectureship. There are various UGC NET Jobs available for qualified candidates.

In this blog, you will get complete guidance about UGC NET Career Scope along with salary packages.

Subjects for which NTA Offers UGC NET Job Opportunities

Career After UGC NET JRF

Career After UGC NET Lectureship

Other UGC NET Career Options

PSU Job Through UGC NET

UGC NET Job Portal

How to Get Job Opportunities After Qualifying UGC NET?

Frequently Asked Questions



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For Which Subject NTA offers the UGC NET Job Opportunities?


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

Check the list of UGC NET Subjects and choose in which you want to make your career after qualifying UGC NET.


Note - 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 exam.

For detailed information visit – UGC NET Result and UGC NET Cut Off.

Let’s have a look at the UGC NET Jobs you can have after qualifying the exam.


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1. UGC NET Jobs and Prospects after 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 to guide you with the complete knowledge that is required for your career.
3. Select research projects of significant impact. For eg which 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 on practical learning and research rather than reading.
6. Find out jobs in any famous organization 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 to run your lab efficiently.]
8. Boost your knowledge by training as a researcher.


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


UGC NET Job Positions and Promotions for JRF

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


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



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2. UGC NET Career Scope as Assistant Professor/Lecturer


Becoming an Assistant Professor or Lecturer in any Indian university is most preferred job opportunity by UGC NET qualified candidates.

The NET candidates who choose this option get decent salary packages in comparison to other jobs.


UGC NET Qualified Jobs after Selected as Assistant Professor!

1. Apply for Assistant Professor post in top Indian universities.

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.


As Assistant Professor as your performance will be constantly evaluated and based on the results and feedback, you will be promoted to senior positions. Following is the growth chart for the lecturer.



UGC NET Jobs - Promotions for Assistant Professor

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


Salary Structure


For the complete information of this profile visit - UGC NET Lectureship 


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3. UGC NET Job Profile Across Other Academic Departments


There are many other UGC NET Jobs for qualified candidates apart from research & teaching.

If your interests are different, then you can go for the following career options after UGC NET –

Program Executive

Transmission Executive


Center Manager

IP Lead

Lab Trainer

Guest Faculty


Coaching Tutor – Online or Offline.

All the above mentioned UGC NET Jobs are good opportunities for NET qualified candidates.



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4. UGC NET Jobs in PSUs


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

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

Below are the most popular UGC NET government jobs that offer job opportunities for UGC NET qualified candidates.



UGC NET Jobs in PSUs

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, there are many other institutes that offer job opportunities to UGC NET achievers.

These are the suitable PSU jobs for UGC NET qualifiers in science (R & D), management, corporate communications, human resources, finance, etc.



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UGC NET Job Portal [Official] – Apply for Best Opportunities


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

The UGC NET 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 of suitable job.

The portal provides opportunities to both – job seekers and recruiters.

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 Get Jobs Through UGC NET? [Step by Step Guide]


Follow the steps given below to get the best job opportunities after UGC NET Exam. 


Step – 1: Visit the following url - UGC NET Job Portal.

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 list of UGC NET Jobs.


 Username/Email ID


 Verification Code

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



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UGC NET Frequently Asked Questions


Here, we have compiled the frequently asked questions, if you also have a query then you must read the following question.

You can also refer to our UGC NET FAQ blog where we have covered all the exam related general queries.



Q1. Do National Eligibility Test qualifiers get UGC NET jobs easily in India?

Ans. UGC NET provides excellent job opportunities for qualified candidates throughout the country.

You can easily get a job of lecturer or researcher in the top Indian Universities & organizations by presenting UGC NET certificate.



Q2. Does NTA guarantee a UGC NET jobs after qualifying JRF Exam?

Ans. Clearing the JRF doesn’t guarantee a job but a research scholarship for 2 years. Candidates can pursue PhD in their respective subjects and apply for jobs thereafter.



Q3. Is there any jobs in PSU through UGC NET exam?

Ans. No UGC NET jobs in PSU available for 2021. Last time, UGC NET PSU jobs were available in 2019. 



Q4. Are JRF UGC NET jobs or scholarship programs?

Ans. JRF (Junior research fellowship) is provided to the UGC NET JRF qualified candidates for a time period of 2 yearS.

It is not a job but a scholarship program through which students can pursue PhD in their respective subjects. 



Q5. What is the salary after clearing UGC NET exam?

Ans. The salary for Assistant professor is 41000/month. Whereas, JRF qualified candidates receive a scholarship of 31000/month for 2 years.



Q 6. Has Eduncle recently conducted the Webinar for UGC NET Aspirants?

Ans. Yes, Eduncle has recently conducted a webinar on 10th February with Mahak Mahajan, UGC NET Expert. She shared her valuable tips to prepare for the UGC NET Exam. You can watch the webinar HERE.


Suggested Read –


UGC NET Notification 2021

UGC NET Preparation Tips

UGC NET Coaching & Study Material.


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

If you have any queries related to the UGC NET Qualified Jobs, then share them with us through the comment box below.

You can also join India’s No.1 Learning Community for UGC NET, where you will get doubt solution for all your exam-related queries from the nation wide experts. To join the community, you can download the Eduncle app now.  


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  • Rima
    Hi I am rima ..I am an MBA graduate ,(2014 passout). Can I appear for ugc net exam ? Will my break after studies affect the results or selection process
    Hello Rima,
    Greetings from Eduncle!
    Yes, you are eligible to apply for the UGC NET examination after the break as well.
    Thanks for asking your query with us!
  • Mutum thoilemba meetei
    Can I become Assistant Professor without Phd. but with NET
  • Rovina
    hello. iam in my final semester of msc agricultural extension and i have applied for ugc net adult education. is there any scope for me if i clear the exam?
    Hello Rovina,
    Greetings from Eduncle!
    Yes, there are various career options after qualifying the UGC NET exam and you can get the information related to them in the above...
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  • Roshni Nagawat
    Hello team eduncle. After clearing UGC NET, do i become JRF or Assistant Professor? Does that depend on the scores? Also please tell if higher score means JRF or Assistant Professo...
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    Hello Roshni,
    Greetings from Eduncle!
    Yes, it is all depend upon the marks you will get in UGC NET. You can get the qualifying criteria for the exam from -
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  • Anchal
    I M semi qualified ca and currently working in fmcg firm as an excutive accounts. and qualified with 56.8 per. i do not want to do phd so is there is any scope in commerce (U...
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  • Yash agarwal
    which stream has better job opportunity? economics, law, history, commerce or english?
    Hello Yash,
    Greetings from Eduncle!
    You will get good career options in all these subjects after qualifying in UGC NET Exam.
    Thank You!
  • Bharat damodar vayeda
    I am B com + PGDHRM hearing handicap complete my 54 years of age working as assistant office superintendent in Indian oil corporation ltd from last 17 years, pass my ugc net june 1...
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    Hello Bharat
    Greeting From Eduncle!
    Yes, you can apply as HR officer in PSUs but make sure that you fulfil other eligibility criteria also.
    Thank You!!
  • Saara
    Saara Hello sir, Is frm ignou eligible to apply for ugc net? Will a distance degree be considered
    Hello Saara,
    Greetings from Eduncle!
    Yes, you are eligible to appear in UGC NET Exam with a distance degree. Make sure that you have secured minimum aggregate marks in po...
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    Hello Saara,
    Greetings from Eduncle!
    Yes, you are eligible to appear in UGC NET Exam with a distance degree. Make sure that you have secured minimum aggregate marks in po...
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  • Aditya kumar
    Hello sir,is it necessary to clear NET for getting admission into PHD in some elite class university like JNU,BHU,etc.
  • Sahasra
    Hi, I've completed my PG in Pu lic policy and governance. I'm planning to apper for UGCNET 2019. As there is no option for public policy and governance i'd like to apply for one am...
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