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Professors and lecturers can be hired at the college/university level by postgraduates from any area. Across the country, they work for a variety of government and private universities, as well as research institutes. In addition to teaching, many professors write research articles on a regular basis to participate in and contribute to research breakthroughs in their fields.

- Career Scope as a Professor

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In most universities, a Permanent Professor maintains an open-ended job that includes teaching, research, and administrative responsibilities. Professorships with tenure are tenured posts. On the basis of Basic Pay and Grade Pay, a candidate typically begins as an Assistant Professor and may be promoted to Senior Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Associate Professor (Sr), and Professor based on his or her research record. Promotional experience varies across Central Universities and State Universities, as well as between Open and Promotional Positions.

- How to Opt for a Career a Professor

Path     Stream         Graduation           After Graduation After Post Graduation
1        Pass 12th Class in Any Stream Pursue Graduation for 3-4 years in any discipline Pursue Post Graduation for 2 years in any discipline/concerned discipline Pursue Ph.D for 3-5 years in the same discipline/Clear UGC or CSIR-UGC NET


- Quick Facts 

  • Most colleges have an eligibility criteria of minimum 50% aggregate marks in Class XII / and some of minimum 60%. For Post Graduation program some colleges/universities do their own Entrance test and/or Interview for selection.


- Important Entrance Exams

  • Postgraduate
College Tentative Date Important Elements
UGC National Eligibility Test (NET) December and june Subject-matter specific questions
CSIR-UGC NET December and June Subject-matter specific questions


- Job Description

  • Lectures, seminars, and tutorials are given.
  • To reflect changes in research, develop and implement new teaching approaches.
  • Set up exam papers and grade/score exams
  • Assist students in a pastoral or advising capacity.
  • Participate in own research initiatives and actively contribute to the research profile of the university.
  • Prepare research papers for publishing by writing them.
  • Oversee the research efforts of students.
  • Participate in staff training and complete continuous professional development (CPD).
  • Carry out departmental administrative activities such as student admissions, induction programmes, and participation in committees and boards.


- Pros & Cons of a Career as a Professor

Pros - 

  • It is a well-respected and solid occupation.
  • Professionals receive good monetary and non-monetary benefits.
  • Professionals get the power to influence the brains of children.

Cons - 

  • Because a Ph.D. is usually required, the educational path for this occupation is long.
  • Professionals must keep their expertise up to date and current at all times.
  • For many people, the job can be monotonous and predictable.