Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has released the University Grants Commission (UGC) National Eligibility Test (NET) 2018 results. The autonomous organisation under the HRD Ministry, CBSE, will not be conducting UGC NET hereon because the responsibility has been transferred to the newly formed National Testing Agency (NTA).
National Testing Agency (NTA), which was approved by the government of India in 2017, is an autonomous and self-sustained testing organisation. NTA will be conducting the next UGC NET in the month of December.
With the announcement of UGC NET results, candidates who passed the exam might be thinking about the post of Assistant Professor besides the research fellowship. However, passing UGC NET is not limited to these opportunities. There are many career options one can take up after passing UGC NET.
Understand The Qualifying Criteria Of UGC NET
After passing UGC NET, successful candidates will not get any direct recruitment from any of the Indian universities or institutions. One has to do their research and start applying for the colleges or institutes individually with their UGC NET scorecard to get a placement.
Career Options For JRF After Passing UGC NET
Candidates who qualify for a JRF have to pursue research in their respective postgraduate subject and can choose the universities and/or colleges amongst the NET coordinating institutes. Many organisations recruit the qualified JRF candidates to carry out the research work for the benefit of their company.
One can also think about establishing their own laboratory to carry out the research work. The most important thing is candidates who qualify in JRF are eligible to take up the post of Assistant Professor which is not possible for candidates who qualify as an Assistant Professor.
Career Options For Assistant Professor After Passing UGC NET
One who qualifies for Assistant Professor post through UGC NET can explore the best institutes spread across the country and start applying with their scorecard. One will get a lucrative pay based on the colleges and skills.
One can opt for the undergraduate or professional education to train the students. They can even apply for teaching the postdoctoral fellows. They will also get recruitment calls from the coaching institutes to train the aspirants of UGC NET.
Public Sector Jobs After Passing UGC NET
With the scorecard of UGC NET, the doors are open for various positions in the public sector. Candidates who are aspiring to work in a government organisation can apply for the recruitment process with their UGC NET scorecard.
Most of the public sector companies have direct access to the UGC NET scores through the official website. They can shortlist the profile based on the score or skills. Some of the top recruiting PSU jobs are BHEL, IOCL, OIL, NTPC, ONGC, etc.
Know How To Access The UGC Academic Job Portal
This academic job portal was launched by UGC to help the qualified candidates of NET/SET/PhD. This is a platform where the universities/colleges and other employers can search for the appropriate candidates. Here, candidates who qualify in the exam can create their online profile.
Here is the direct link for UGC job portal - http://www.ugc.ac.in/jobportal/.
Reappearing For NET In December 2018
As the competition for UGC NET is massive, passing the exam is a tough task. Aspirants who are determined to pass can think about reappearing for the examination. However, aspirants are suggested to go through the changes in UGC NET meticulously.
As stated above, the National Testing Agency (NTA) will be conducting the next UGC NET from December 2 to 16, 2018. The online submission of application forms will take place between September 1 and 30, 2018. However, the results will be declared during the last week of January 2019.