UGC NET Exam: How to become a Professor in India?

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Key Details

To help you with major details, here is a detailed post on how to become a professor/lecturer in India. See it Eligibility, Salary, Exam, Qualification, Types of Professor and more.

Eligibility Criteria

UGC NET/ CSIR NET or an equivalent exam is required. Candidates might also pursue a Ph.D. degree in their chosen field since certain institutes need a doctoral degree.


Also a candidate must have a Master's degree for applying in UGC NET 2022. Candidates can also undertake the NTA’s SLET exam to apply to state-level universities.

Key Skills to become a Professor in India

Key Skills to become a Professor in India: Critical Thinking, Curriculum Planning, Good Communication Skills, Expertise in a Particular Subject, Research Analysis, Learning and Teaching Skills.

Salary and Pay Scale of Professor in India

An associate professor may earn between Rs 1600 to 40,000 per month in India. And the monthly salary of a professor could range from Rs 38,000 to Rs 68,000.

Types of Professor in India

Professor, Researcher, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor and Head of Institution.

Promotions of Professor

In chronology, Professor-Senior Professor- Professor of Eminence-Dean/Director- Pro- Vice-Chancellor- Vice-Chancellor-Chancellor.

Sectors to work as Professor in India

Private Institutions, Government Institutions, Coaching Institutes, Online Coaching Portals, Research-based institutions, Colleges and Universities and more.

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