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February 10, 2024 • 20:27 pm

Career Scope after Qualifying CSIR NET - Salary and Job Benefits

Career Scope after Qualifying CSIR NET

Qualifying CSIR NET has always been a matter of pride for every candidate. There are various career scopes after qualifying the exam, yet students find themselves with a lot of questions regarding these opportunities, such as:

What to do after qualifying the exam?

What are the career options after clearing the exam?

After CSIR NET qualified what can I do?

We have come up with this article to answer these questions and help students understand the best career opportunities available for them.

Here are some Possible Steps:-

  1.    Research Fellowship
  2.    PhD Pursuit
  3.    Teaching Positions
  4.    Industry Jobs
  5.   Postdoctoral Research
  6.   Scientific Writing and Journalism
  7.   Entrepreneurship

In this article, you will find: -

PhD After CSIR NET Exam

Research Fellow in Labs

    Career as a Laboratory Technician or Support Executive

Job after qualifying CSIR NET Lectureship or Assistant Professor

Work as a Scientific Officer

PSU Job Opportunities



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PhD After CSIR NET Exam


Candidates with good rank in NTA CSIR NET can pursue PhD programs & add Doctoral or Post-Doctoral degrees to their portfolios. By opting a PhD degree, you can gain expertise in your field of science like: Physics/Mathematics/Chemistry or any other field.

Most of the research universities and institutes also prefer a student who qualified the CSIR NET Exam and wants to pursue PhD as the knowledge of such students will help to pursue PhD with a proper approach.

So, if you clear the CSIR NET Exam, then you will have to make less effort to get selected for PhD position.



Research Fellow in Laboratories


Candidates can work as a researcher by applying for Research Fellow Positions in any of the reputed CSIR Research Laboratories.

Students can also establish their own Research Lab, with the permission of Government authorities and by strictly following the guidelines issued by them to start their laboratories.

The Council of Scientific & Industrial Research present scholars and researchers with CSIR Awards and prizes to honor them for their efforts and hard work.


Please visit the following blogs for more details –

CSIR Scholarships/Fellowships to NET qualified candidates!

CSIR SPM Fellowship for NET JRF Top Rankers!



Laboratory Technician or Support Executive


You can work as a Scientific Laboratory Technician or Support Executive after qualifying the exam.

As a Scientific Laboratory Technician, you'll be involved in a variety of laboratory-based investigations like sampling, testing, measuring, recording and analyzing results within biological, chemical, physical and life science areas.

As a scientific laboratory Support Staff, you'll assist the Research Analysts.

While working as a Support Executive in the Research laboratory, your tasks will be to carry out work that assists in the advancement and development of modern science and technology.




Lecturer or Assistant Professor


Assistant Professor or Lecturer post is considered as one of the most prestigious CSIR NET jobs these days.

After receiving the CSIR NET Certificate for lectureship, candidates can apply for this post in various government universities.

Apart from this, CSIR NET Qualified candidates are considered on a priority basis in the Private Universities too.

Such candidates can be promoted to higher positions like – ‘Head of Department’, ‘Principle’, ‘Vice-Chancellor’ or ‘Director’.

Candidates can read the work-life of Mr. Bapuji Maringanti, a former scientist at the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Bhubaneswar.



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PSU Jobs through CSIR NET & Opportunities!


CSIR NET Jobs in Public Sector Organizations are highly popular amongst the young candidates. These units offer a wide range of benefits and wonderful salary packages to talented people.

Many Public-Sector Undertakings have started taking interests in the recruitment of CSIR NET qualified candidates. At the time of selection of scientists for research, they consider CSIR scorecards as a priority and hire the candidates based on their abilities.

We are listing a few organizations that offer opportunities to the CSIR NET qualified candidates.


S. No.

Institutes Names


Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO)


Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR)


Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR)


Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore


Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI)


Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI)


Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS)


Bhabha Atomic Research Center (BARC)


Department of Atomic Energy (DAE)


Centre for Studies in Social Sciences


Please Read – CSIR Achievements: Glorious Past, Challenging Present, Promising Future!

Note – All the above-mentioned PSUs have recruited many candidates for various posts of the R & D Department. In the forthcoming years, it is expected that all state-level companies will consider CSIR NET exam qualified candidates for their hiring process.


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Work as Scientific Officer


There are some top institutes & companies in India like SAI, NBRI, IMTECH, NEERI, CPRI etc. that offers a post of Scientific officer to the CSIR NET Qualified candidates to create new products of their company by playing a role at the management level.

Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) is an agency under the Department of Defence Research and Development in Ministry of Defence of the government of India.

Among all these, DRDO is one of the well-known organizations through which CSIR NET Qualified candidates are selected in its top laboratories. Here we are sharing some of DRDO’s labs name –

Advanced Numerical Research & Analysis Group (ANURAG)

Centre For Air Borne System (CABS)

Defence Bio-Engineering & Electro Medical Laboratory (DEBEL)

Defence Institute of Bio-Energy Research (DIBER)

Defence Research & Development Laboratory (DRDL)

Defence Scientific Information & Documentation Centre (DESIDOC)

DRDO Young Scientist Laboratory (DYSL-CT)

Laser Science & Technology Centre (LASTEC)

For complete list of DRDO labs Click Here.


Hope the above information will be beneficial to you. We have mentioned all the CSIR NET Career Scopes available. If you have any queries regarding the above information, kindly write to us in the comments section below. We’ll try to respond you as soon as possible.

You can also share these options with your friends and colleagues to help them decide their careers after qualifying the exam.

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Showing 10 comments out of 53
  • Mayank

    hello, i am, physics) technology) can i eligible csir net from mathematics subject?

  • Brundha

    Hello! It's my long time doubt!! Suppose that I qualified for csir net Mathematics (say it's lectureship). Then what next?? How can I get govt posting after this? Should I apply for something or whatever in some universities?? I'm clueless

  • Harish k c

    Hi, i completed my MSc in 2005, till now i thought +2 level, now im interested to take CSIR Exam and i want to qualify for LS how you can help me


    Hello Harish,
    Welcome to Eduncle!
    We will be glad to help you with the CSIR NET Exam preparation.
    Kindly share your queries here . Our support team will reach out to you and share free CSIR NET sample study material and course features with you.
    Thank You!!

  • Anu radha

    application form for csir 2021 has been released ???


    Hello Anuradha,
    Greetings from Eduncle!
    The CSIR NET 2021 Application Form process is expected to start in September 2021. You can fill up the form by visiting the official NTA website through online mode only.
    Thank You!!

  • Simran sagar

    I need more info regarding assistant professor jobs. Can we apply for assistant professor after qualifying CSIR NET or we have to do phd as well?

  • Prashant kumar srivastava

    I am 40 yrs young working in a gov. sector on salary of 50 thousand, should I go ahead for preparing for NET in Physics. I have 61 percent in my PG. what is the job Opportunity and its feasibility in my case.


    Hello Prashant,
    Welcome to Eduncle!
    Thanks for showing your interest.
    Kindly share your queries here . We would be happy to help you.
    Thank You!!

  • Roja. s

    I'm roja still I'm persuing bsc biotechnology can I opt fr csir net exam . After completing csir exam Wht is the job opportunities?????


    Hello Roja,
    Greeting From Eduncle!
    You can check our blog of CSIR NET Eligibility to know that you are eligible for the exam or not.
    Thank You!!

  • Anshika agarwal

    After clearing csir net , for DRDO job again I've to give an exam or selection will be based on interview? and also will i be eleigible for LS even without Phd?


    Hello Anshika,
    Greetings from Eduncle!
    To get job in DRDO, you have to apply for the DRDO Exam and clear the interview round also. And as per new UGC Rule, PhD is compulsory to get lecturer post.
    Thank You!!

  • Nasreen ashraf

    hiii....., i am a pharm d graduate, am i eligible for CSIR for JRF exam?????? what are the job opportunities after cracking this exam?????

  • Shumaila abid

    hey shumyla here I will be completing my msc in microbiolgy in june in which i can appear in csir net?


    Hello Shumyla,
    Greetings from Eduncle!
    Since you have completed M.Sc in Microbiology, the perfect option will be Life Science for you.
    Thank You.


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