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




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


NET Scores are the important criterion 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 number of career destinations for the UGC NET Qualified candidates.



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Down the blog, you can get the complete guidance about the UGC NET Career Scope along with their Salary Packages. Please Stay Tuned! 




For Which Subjects, CBSE 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 CBSE UGC NET offers the widest range of subjects, more and more candidates opt this as their desired career destination.


Scan 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
96 Karnatik Music (Vocal Instrument, Percussion)
97 Rabindra  Sangeet
98 Percussion Instruments
99 Drama/Theatre
100 Yoga




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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 Cutoff 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 Salary of a JRF can start from INR 18,000 and vary up to INR 40,000 per month. Based on his/her performance, a JRF can be promoted on the senior level with the increment in his/her salary packages as well.




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 sought 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 researche form a part of magazine and newspaper publications, which are well acclaimed by the 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.







Regardless of how much or how little teaching you do, you should do it well.



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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 following options –



Program Executive

Transmission Executive


Center Manager

IP Lead

Lab Trainer

Guest Faculty


Coaching Tutor – Online or Offline.



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



4. Public Sector Jobs for UGC NET Qualified Candidates!



UGC NET Score Card 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 to take entry in the Recruitment Process of such organizations.



The Public-Sector Institutions have now direct access to your UGC NET Obtained Scores. Through the UGC NET Job Portal, 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 more institutes that proffer the job opportunities to UGC NET Scorecard Achievers.


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



The Salary Packages vary from INR 25,000 to 45,000 per month.




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



To ease out NET Exam rankers worries, UGC 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.



All the Best! Have a Bright Future Ahead! 



Dear Information Seekers,


In the above article, we have provided the complete details regarding the UGC NET Jobs and Career Destinations. If you wish to know more, then please call us on toll-free number 1800-120-1021 or Post your queries in the comment box below!


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



UGC NET Notifications 2017-18


UGC NET Preparation Tips to Score High in the Exam!


How to Study for UGC NET?


UGC NET Coaching & Study Material.






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35 thoughts on “Career Scope after Qualifying UGC NET Exam! Explore the Best Options!

  1. alok mishra

    is we become scientist after clearing csir net exam

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Alok,

      Greetings from Eduncle!

      Thanks for sharing your query with us!

      CSIR NET Exam is conducted to check the eligibility of a candidate for JRF and Lectureship. After successfully clearing the exam a candidate can apply for the position of Scientist at the 38 CSIR Labs and various labs under DRDO. For this the candidate has to undergo a separate recruitment process involving the interview round.

      Know about the 38 CSIR Labs in detail!

      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  2. Damini Pandey

    Sir after clearing net exam we will be assigned the job of assistant professor and after that what are the process or criteria to become a professor or genera head professor

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Damini,

      Greetings from Eduncle!

      Thanks for sharing your query with us!

      Kindly get all the details regarding the career scope and progression of a lecturer, kindly refer this blog on UGC NET Lectureship

      Hope this information helps you in clearing your doubts.

      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  3. Abinash pardhia

    Good evening sir ! I have completed my from IGNOU and I have recently written the final exam of M.Com from from IGNOU. Now I am preparing for cbsc net exam which will be held on 19th November , 2017. I know I can crack it , but I want to complete the Phd from ignou . after completed that what type of job can I get in future ? Again I have been running my tutorial class since a few years . Can I expand my services like coaching ? Will it be possible ?

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Abinash,

      Greetings from Eduncle!

      Thanks for sharing your query with us!

      First of all, we would like to appreciate your hard work and zeal to learn and excel your skills. The UGC NET qualification opens up many career opportunities for you. If you have UGC NET qualified certificate, then you can start your own Coaching Classes as well.

      We wish you good luck for your career plans ahead!

      For more queries, kindly stay tuned!

      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team


    sir i have a doubt.what type of jobs are eligible after clearing ugc net .Is there any chances to apply drdo scientists jobs

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Hareesh,
      Greetings from Eduncle!
      To apply for DRDO Scientist Post, you must qualify the CSIR NET Exam. Through its qualification, you can apply in 38 CSIR Laboratories & perform research tasks there.
      Hope the answer will be helpful to you. If you need any more assistance, kindly let us know.
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  5. sahila

    I want to apply for jobs at PSU through the NET score but I have less knowledge about the same. Can you please brief me about which exam to give as there are two categories of NET exam as mentioned. My highest qualification is PGDM.

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Sahila,
      Greetings from Eduncle!
      To get the Jobs in PSU, You can apply for any UGC NET Exam. But there would be an advantage if you appear for UGC NET JRF Exam that your JRF Score will be valid for Lecture-ship also.
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  6. Neha

    I am presently working in delhi metro. I have done mba in personnel management from scdl (symbiosis center of distance learning) pune. I have interest in labour welfare/personnel management subject code 55. what future prospects I can expect in this particular subject. does Delhi university colleges offer lectures in this particular subject? also wat is the minimum payscale offered???

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Neha,
      Greetings from Eduncle!
      We have listed all the career options in this blog. You may please check them out and find answers to your queries. Still, if you any further assistance, please contact us on Toll Free Number – 1800-120-1021.
      Thanks for asking your queries with us!
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  7. Biswajyoti Biswas

    Sir, I would like to know that if I clear UGC NET exam with ‘social work’,is there enough opportunity or vacancy so that I will be placed at any PSU after clearing it? What are the research opportunities in social work?

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Biswajyoti,
      Greetings from Eduncle!
      Please read the entire blog, we have mentioned certain career scope for NET qualifiers. You can opt any scope & seek for the ‘Social Work’ career opportunities in the same.
      Thanks for asking your query with us!
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  8. Samyarup Bhattacharya

    Sir i have a query.i have done my graduation and masters from ignou but there was a gap of almost 8 years before i have passed my graduation.Is this going to be a problem to get a job of a lecturer if i crack net exam?and i am almost 35 this also impact negatively to secure a job as a lecturer?

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Samyarup,
      Greetings from Eduncle!
      There’s no upper age limit for UGC NET Lecturer-ship Exam. You only need to have a valid score in your PG Degree and also make sure that you apply only for the subject or related subject of your PG degree.
      Thanks for asking your query with us!
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

      • Samyarup Bhattacharya

        Thank you sir

        • Eduncle Team

          Hello Samyarup,
          Greetings from Eduncle!
          Thanks for the kind words and appreciation! We value your generous feedback. For more such updates, Kindly stay tuned with Eduncle.
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  9. Ananya Dixit

    Sir..I have completed my graduation..
    Now I am confused between two option
    First is that should I do post graduate so that I become Eligible for NET exam or should I go for D.el.ed to get a school teacher job..
    I want to make my career in teaching..
    Sir I am getting an opportunity to do D.el.ed..
    So I want to ask that will it be a wise decision to go for NET
    Because if won’t get a job after that than I would miss both the opportunities

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Ananya,
      Greetings from Eduncle!
      If you’re planning to appear in UGC NET, then you would be required to have a post-graduation degree. But if you are from science stream, then you can appear in CSIR NET Exam with the graduation degree only. No matter in which NET Exam you appear, if qualify them you’ll have the opportunity to perform lectureship in India’s most prestigious university. But the difficulty level is tough of both the exams, so whatever decision you take just make sure that you would be able to achieve what you want.
      Thanks for asking your query with us!
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  10. Sk

    Hello sir… I have completed MBA in HR with correspondence if I will clear net exam then will I be eligible for lecturer post… Please reply… What will be my career options…

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello SK,
      Greetings from Eduncle!
      Yes you’ll be eligible to perform Lecturership if you qualify the NET Exam. The above mentioned job options are applicable for all the candidates. Now it depends on you how you grab the right opportunity by using your skill-set.
      Thanks for asking your query with us!
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  11. prachi dewangan

    Sir after qualified net exam… Is it compolsory to give PSC exam for govt job

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Prachi,
      Greetings from Eduncle!
      No! If you qualify the UGC NET Exam, then the employers/recruiters can fetch your score card and marks from the official UGC NET Portal. If they find you suitable for their vacant positions, they may contact you directly.
      Thanks for asking your query with us!
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  12. prachi dewangan

    After clearing net exam is it compolsory to give psc exam for govt job

  13. Shraddha

    What are the subject we can teach after passing net set in commerce faculty

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Shraddha,
      Greetings from Eduncle!
      After qualifying UGC NET Commerce, you can teach any subject which is related to Commerce.
      Thanks for asking your query with us!
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  14. chenimeni.jagadeesh

    Hellow sir,
    i am completed master of pharmacy in pharmacology.
    After completion of net exam what is the criteria to get govt fculty or govt scientist job? And how will be the growth nd salary in both pls let me know..

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Jagdeesh,
      Greetings from Eduncle!
      To get into govt job as a Lecturer or Scientist, you need to have a valid CSIR NET Certificate issued by the authorities after when you’ve qualified the exam.
      To check out the salary structure of a NET Lecturer, please visit the following link –
      Thanks for asking your query with us!
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  15. Ningraj N S

    Hi sir,
    I am BE(ISE) graduate with 4 years of industrial experience as software engineer. Mean while I completed MA in Public Administration from ignou and cleared UGC NET also. Presently im a freelance resource person for competetive exams. Now I’m looking for lecturer job. Where shall i get opportunities for my qualification. Please let me know…


  16. Taniyakhan

    Hlo sir. I have complete mcom with 54.55% can I eligible for net exam

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Taniya,
      Greetings from Eduncle!
      If you belong to reserved category, then you can be eligible. But if you’re from General Category, then you’re not eligible.
      Thanks for asking your query with us!
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  17. Shraddha

    How to search job after passing net set exam. Ugc job portal is not updated. Am confused..if u have any idea then please help

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Shraddha,
      Greetings from Eduncle!
      You can google for the latest JRF Posts and Recruitment details.
      Thanks for asking your query with us!
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

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