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.