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How do i make career in the Teaching Field in Colleges and Universities?


Hi, teaching is a noble profession from the last decades. As you wanted to become an assistant professor you must have graduation degree in education. The Candidates need to clear national or state level test after the graduation which are conducted for the teaching and lectureship. If you are interested to become a lecturer in university you may apply for the UGC NET Examination- https://www.eduncle.com/cbse-ugc-net-exam. It is a national level test held for the determination of the candidates for assistant professor posts in universities or colleges or to pursue the PhD and for JRF award. The candidates who have completed master's degree are eligible for the NET exam, and there is no age limit criteria to apply for the UGC NET lectureship. amish J.

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Treasa’s Answer

Earn an undergraduate degree

The path to becoming a professor begins with a bachelor’s degree. It is a prerequisite to entering graduate school. A student may know the subject they want to specialize in from their first day of college, or may discover it later on.
Choose a subject to specialize in

People who want to become a professor must choose a subject to teach and begin gaining expertise in that area, usually by studying the subject while pursuing their undergraduate degree but not always. In addition to taking coursework in a specific subject matter area, participating in an internship program in their undergraduate years can also help future professors develop their knowledge and skills.
Earn a graduate degree

Hopeful professors must continue their education with a graduate degree. Generally, those who want to work as professors at community colleges are required to earn a master’s degree, while those who want to teach at four-year colleges and universities should earn a doctorate. However, when there are a lot of job candidates to choose from, community colleges may also favor those who have earned a doctoral degree.
Participate in an assistantship

During their graduate years, students who want to become professors should participate in an assistantship program at their school, which is a kind of financial aid that allows students to get full or partial tuition remission and a stipend as they gain work experience under the supervision of a professor. In some cases, students may also be able to earn graduate credit hours toward their degree when they participate in an assistantship.
Get post-doctoral experience

In order to successfully compete for professor positions, people should obtain post-doctoral experience. This allows those who completed their Ph.D. to conduct original research and begin to amass a catalog of studies published in academic journals.

Post-doctoral jobs are generally positions at a college or university that last two or three years. Those who want to teach in scientific disciplines, such as biological science, chemistry, and physics, may be expected to have this type of experience in order to land a position.
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Madhusudhan’s Answer

Teaching or to educate someone is not only a career option, but it is also a special opportunity to shape the future of the country by becoming a part of the education system. It is one of the most attractive career options, as Teaching profession offers more stability, job security, attractive salary and a lot of holidays, apart from these perks Teachers are bestowed with respect in the society.
Depending on one’s choice, aspirants can choose to teach at Schools or Higher Educational Institutions viz. College/University level as Professor
The Candidate should have Master’s Degree in the concerned or relevant subject along with good academic record throughout one's academic career to apply for the post of Lecturer/Demonstrator.For private universities or a college, sometimes they may not have a mandatory requirement of UGC qualification and should have qualified National Eligibility Test (NET) or equivalent from UGC/CSIR or equivalent, alternatively, PhD in the relevant discipline.
To become a Professor, an Associate Professor should have Ph.D. in the concerned field and should have published work of high quality, should be actively engaged in research of high quality with a minimum of 10 Publications as books or research or policy papers with evidence of Published work, as per the specific norms of institutions, candidate should have acquired minimum 12-14 years of experience in Teaching/research field.
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Sharan’s Answer

Universities generally expect you to have a masters. Mtech/MBA/MCA etc. Considering that you are looking for technical career in Colleges, M.Tech/MCA would be very useful.

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Madhusudhan’s Answer

Teaching or to educate someone is not only a career option, but it is also a special opportunity to shape the future of the country by becoming a part of the education system. It is one of the most attractive career options, as Teaching profession offers more stability, job security, attractive salary and a lot of holidays, apart from these perks Teachers are bestowed with respect in the society.
Depending on one’s choice, aspirants can choose to teach at Schools or Higher Educational Institutions viz. College/University level as Professor
The Candidate should have Master’s Degree in the concerned or relevant subject along with good academic record throughout one's academic career to apply for the post of Lecturer/Demonstrator.For private universities or a college, sometimes they may not have a mandatory requirement of UGC qualification and should have qualified National Eligibility Test (NET) or equivalent from UGC/CSIR or equivalent, alternatively, PhD in the relevant discipline.
To become a Professor, an Associate Professor should have Ph.D. in the concerned field and should have published work of high quality, should be actively engaged in research of high quality with a minimum of 10 Publications as books or research or policy papers with evidence of Published work, as per the specific norms of institutions, candidate should have acquired minimum 12-14 years of experience in Teaching/research field.
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Lovekesh’s Answer

Most of government colleges and universities require both a Masters degree as well as UGC qualification to help you get a job.

For private universities or a college, sometimes they may not have a mandatory requirement of UGC qualification and only a Master's degree may be sufficient.

One plus point is - if you also have industry experience, it can be an added advantage.

And last but not the least, it is important that you are an active member of few research organisations (e.g. IEEE) and actively contributing in these forums.

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Whitney’s Answer

Most universities require at least a masters degree in the desired teaching field to be an adjunct professor. To be a tenured professor at a university you must posses a PhD in that field.

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