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August 25, 2020 • 7:05 pm

UGC NET Lectureship- Know the Complete Profile [Benefits and Norms]

UGC NET Lectureship

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“It is truly said that teacher is the profession which creates all the profession.”

A successful teacher will create the right doctor, a dedicated engineer, an honest politician, and a responsible citizen of the nation. Many people think that this profession is a cakewalk, but the reality is beyond this misconception. To remove this misconception, here we will clear all the concept of UGC NET Lectureship.

To maintain the teaching standards in our nation, NTA conducts UGC NET Lectureship exam twice a year. If you want to make your career in lectureship through NET Exam, then this is the right place for you to know everything about the UGC NET Lectureship.

In this article you will find the following details: -

UGC NET Lectureship – Roles and Responsibilities

Career Prospects of Lecturer

UGC NET Eligibility Norms for Lecturer

Norms for Professor

Norms for Assistant Professor

Norms for Associate Professor

Relaxation Norms for Female and Disabled Candidates

Career Options for UGC Lecturer

Salary Offered

How to prepare for UGC NET Lectureship



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UGC NET Lectureship – Roles and Responsibilities!


UGC NET Lectureship - Roles and Responsibility


This profession adheres to responsibility towards you and your future growth.

For Lectureship, you need to be keenly interested in learning and researching new theories.

You should be aware of all the new learnings in your field.

Perform your duties in the form of teaching, tutorial, practical, seminar, and research work carefully with full of dedication.

Frank and communicative nature to express your views and knowledge.

Motivating nature so that students can agreeably speak out their thoughts and queries.

After qualifying UGC NET, candidates will get an opportunity to serve the job positions given below.



Career Prospects of Lecturer


There are various career prospects for UGC NET Lecturer aspirants.


Assistant Professor


Head of the Department



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UGC NET Eligibility Norms for Lecturer- Check them out! 


If you are going to apply for UGC NET Lectureship, then you should be aware of the norms which have been created by NTA.

To apply for Lectureship, you will require: -


UGC NET Eligibility for Lectureship


PhD aspirants who passed a master’s degree before 19th September 1992 with a minimum of 55% percentage marks & 10 years of working experience as a teacher.

Assistant Professor

A master’s degree with a minimum of 55% percentage marks.

Associate Professor

PhD aspirants who passed a master’s degree with a minimum of 55% percentage marks & 8 years of working experience as a teacher.


Below, you can check the detailed eligibility criteria for lectureship.

UGC NET Eligibility Norms for Lectureship



Norms for Professor


To apply for the post of Professor, you must have a PhD in a concerned stream. You should have high-quality work published and engaged with a minimum of 10 publications as research, books, and policy pagers. &

You must have a regular master’s degree with a minimum of 55% percentage marks from a recognized university. &

You should have 10 years working experience as a teacher in College/ University or practical observation of research at National Level Institutions, University, Doctoral Level and Industries. &

You must obtain a minimum score from the API (Academic Performance Indicator) presented by PBAS (Performance Based Appraisal System) of the University Grant Commission Regulation Act. OR

You should have excellent professional knowledge to make a reputation in the concerned area that gives a contribution to an allied stream.



Norms for Assistant Professor


You must have a master’s degree with a minimum of fifty-five (55%) percentage marks from UGC recognized University. &

You should have qualified NET (National Eligibility Test) or SET or SLET organized by University Grant Commission, CSIR or similar Authority. &

You must have PhD Degree with minimum procedure & standards mentioned in UGC Regulation.



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Norms for Associate Professor


For Associate Professors, you should have a PhD Degree in relevant/ allied stream from recognized University or Institution. &

You must have a master’s degree with a minimum of fifty-five (55%) percentage marks. &

​​​​​​​You must have at least eight (08) years practical experience in the service of Teacher, Research or Research in Academics in College, University, Industry, and Research Institution. &

​​​​​​​You should draft new courses, curricula, or technology as the contribution to the innovating education. &

​​​​​​​You must obtain a minimum score in API based on PBAS of University Grant Commission Regulation Act. 


To know the complete criteria for lectureship post, check NTA UGC NET Eligibility.



Relaxation Norms for Female and Disabled Candidates


As per the norms for females and differently-abled research scholars, they will be given eight years of relaxation instead of the current six years to complete their PhD degrees and three years instead of two to complete M.Phil. degrees.

Female candidates will also be provided maternity; childcare leaves for up to 240 days once in the entire duration of their M.Phil. or PhD degrees.



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Career Options for UGC Lecturer [Salary and Growth]


The career path of a lecturer in any college or university is discussed here under in the increasing order of their designations:

Assistant Professor

​​​​​​​Assistant Professor (Senior Scale)

​​​​​​​Assistant Professor (Selection Grade)

​​​​​​​Associate Professor

​​​​​​​Senior Associate Professor


​​​​​​​Senior Professor

​​​​​​​Professor of Eminence


​​​​​​​Pro- Vice-Chancellor




Career Options for UGC Lecturer [Salary and Growth]



What is the salary package for NET qualified Professor?


Salary is the basic issue people have with their profession. But after qualifying NET Exam, candidates might get the sophisticated salary packages for their posts.


UGC NET Lecturer or Assistant Professor Salary


Salary Structure

Assistant Professor (Junior)

Minimum CTC 4.92 Lakhs/annum

Assistant Professor

Minimum CTC 5.75 Lakhs/annum

Assistant Professor (Selection Grade)

Minimum CTC 6.80 Lakhs/annum

Assistant Professor (Selection Grade)

Minimum CTC 9.33 Lakhs/annum

Associate Professor

Minimum CTC 9.33 Lakhs/annum


Minimum CTC per year 11.88 Lakhs



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How to prepare for UGC NET Lectureship [Know the Mantra]


Candidates of Indian nationality prepare for UGC NET Exam throughout the year. So here we are providing you the right direction to shine up your future as a lecturer.

First, you need to have a plan which you can implement to secure your rank in UGC NET Exam.

​​​​​​​Know the complete UGC NET Syllabus of the 2020 exam for UGC NET Lectureship.

​​​​​​​Study material plays a very important role in your exam preparation; hence you must choose it wisely. It helps you to prepare better for the exam. At Eduncle, we are providing you the sample UGC NET Study Material for Lectureship. You can get it from below: -



​​​​​​​Solve the UGC NET Online Mock Test Series and previous year question papers to improve your practice.

​​​​​​​Preparation Tips will always benefit you to ignore your minor faults which can cause you to fall off your UGC NET preparation.

Note - If you are willing to give UGC NET for JRF then you might want to know complete details about UGC NET JRF profile.


UGC NET is the stepping-stone towards NET qualified teachers. And this is one of the professions to make our youth more educated and liberated. A teacher can give many people the profession of their choices, so for giving more and more people the profession of their choice, teachers need to stay updated and full of knowledge themselves.


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Hope this article has given you the vital knowledge about the profession. Spread it out with other candidates who aspire to become a lecturer and make our country proud.

If you have any queries about lectureship post then you can refer to UGC NET Exam FAQs or write to us in the comment section below. We will solve all your queries as soon as possible.

Thank You!



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