How to Become a Professor In University, Career Opportunities Things you should Know

how to become a professor in University or College, best career opportunities, UGC NET, SLET/SET and top things you should to become a professor & process

To be a University Professor

Is teaching your passion? Want to be a professor by profession? Here is good news for all the graduates who aspire to become professors and make their dream come true. Teaching is the only field where one enjoys shaping professionals and at the same time learns new updated stuff.

Teaching is as divine as God. Teachers/ Professors, the one who lighten up the thoughts are worth worship. “Education is the most powerful weapon used to change the world”. And “A good teacher is a doctor who heals ignorance and an artist who inspires creativity”. The more lively and comfortable job is teaching these days. Now-a-days people basically feel like it is the only profession where we get low salaries, which is not exactly true. Professors in India take highest pays.

Professor Posts in India 2016

  • Qualification:

Candidates who are interested to become a professor should get above 55% marks in post-graduation degree. The candidates should then clear the NET examination (National Eligibility Test)   conducted by the UGC (University of grants commission). Masters in Arts, Science, medicine, technology, Computers, education, commerce, library sciences are eligible for the NET examination. Students appearing for the post-graduation final examinations can apply for NET. The Net qualified candidates can become professors in top universities in India.

  • Age Limit:

Age limit & relaxation of age is later decided by the University of Grants commission. We will update you once they confirm this column.

Career as a professor

The growth in teaching profession may take much time when compared to the other professions. But the pay scale after the promotions is really fruitful. Candidates who can now focus on becoming a professor can be a head of the department, vice-principal, principal and also a chancellor of an institution/ University. The other advantage in choosing teaching as profession will help you enjoy most of the holidays which you enjoyed as a student once. Being a professor, one can work on their doctorate while teaching the undergraduates. High level of subject knowledge which they opt to teach, fabulous communication skills, able to evaluate student’s performance are the skills required to be in the field of teaching as a professor.

Things you should know to become a Professor

After all this briefing about the career as professor, you may be eager to become a professor soon, for this you just need to concentrate on the NET examination conducted by University grants commission. SET (State Eligibility test) is another competitive exam conducted in each state by University Grants commission. Candidates can also prepare for this examination to become Assistant professor or guest faculty, in their respective state. Selection is done on the merit basis. Top 15% merit candidates will be selected. Start putting efforts in a right direction to design your career as a professor. “Never too late”, start dreaming big to become a professor in top University/ Institution.

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