Career Options after UGC NET
As far as my experience is concerned, most of the UGC NET qualifier choose the following first two options yet there are multiple career options after clearing UGC NET examination. Let’s explore these options which are as follow:
Joining the Job: Once your UGC NET examination is cleared, you are eligible for the post of Assistant Professor throughout the country. For this, you have to apply for the vacancies in colleges or university campuses. When you are shortlisted and you have cleared the interview, you can join the reputed post of Assistant Professor in university college or campus. You can apply for different sort of teaching jobs in colleges or campuses for example: Guest Faculty, Contractual Faculty or Permanent Faculty etc.
- Ph.D. or M.Phil : After clearing UGC NET, you can apply for M.Phil or Ph.D. for further research studies. If you have cleared NET with JRF and selected for the JRF post in university college or campus, you will be funded by UGC for the purpose also. If you are teaching as an Assistant Professor in a college or university campus and don’t want the avail the benefits of NET JRF, your Ph.D. will be so helpful your promotion to Assistant Professor post over there.
- Taking the Government Project: It is also another career option after UGC NET. You can join the Government project also. For the purpose you have to apply for the desired project and after selection you will be appointed for the particular project for a specific time. You can earn a handsome amount on such type of projects also. Moreover, you will earn a lot of research experience through all these experiences which will be further fruitful to you in your career.
- Other Options: As the UGC NET is one of the toughest exams in India, It opens the doors to multiple opportunities. After clearing UGC NET you can become an author, UGC NET expert and trainer or you can join the managerial or HR posts in public sectors such as BHEL, ONGC and IOCL etc.
Well, all jobs are fine and it depends upon you in which career option after UGC NET you are interest.
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