UGC NET 2023 December Cycle has been released on official website. All the interested candidates will be going to search for job opportunities after UGC NET 2023 qualified. All the aspiring candidate wants to know about career perspectives after clearing UGC NET Exam, Salary, Fellowship programs, Benefits and many more. UGC NET exam is an eligibility examination to teach in colleges as Assistant Professor or JRF. Here we are going to know more about Career After UGC NET and their Stipend, Salary Structure And Other Allowance.
UGC Hiked JRF Stipend
University Grant Commission has released the official notice regarding JRF Stipend hiked. UGC has hiked stipend of JRF, SRF and Research Associate Fellowship Amount which are applicable from 1 January 2023. Candidate who are doing fellowship i.e. Savitribai Jyotirao Phule Fellowship, D.S Kothari Post Doctoral Fellowship and Post Doctoral Fellowship for Women, SC/ST and having JRF, SRF , they can check the below article to know more about UGC Hike.
What is UGC NET?
University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test or UGC NET is a national eligibility test for the post of Assistant Professor and/or JRF (Junior Research Fellow).UGC NET examination has been oragnised by NTA for 83 subjects in all over India. The exam is conducted twice a year in online mode and consists of two papers: Paper-I and Paper-II.
Paper-I is common for all candidates and tests their teaching and research aptitude, while Paper-II is subject-specific and tests the candidate’s knowledge in their chosen subject. Candidates who qualify the exam are eligible for recruitment as Assistant Professors in universities and colleges across India and can also apply for the JRF scheme of the UGC.
UGC NET Job Profile
University Grants Commission National Eligibility Test (UGC NET) is a national-level exam which has been conducted to determine eligibility of Indian nationals for ‘Assistant Professor’ and ‘Junior Research Fellowship and Assistant Professor’. National Testing Agency (NTA) has been conducting the UGC NET exam. UGC NET qualified candidate can apply for Assistant professor Post in colleges UGC NET JRF qualified candidate can apply for Ph.D and also gest fellowship from universities.
Emoluments for UGC NET JRF/SRF/RA
Junior Research Fellow (JRF) and Senior Research Fellow (SRF)
The emolument amount for JRF and SRF with their duration, qualification has been mentioned below.
|Junior Research Fellow (JRF)||2 Years||Post Graduate Degree in Basic Science, Humanities and Social Science||Rs. 37,000/-|
|Graduate/ Post Graduate Degree in Professional Course selected through UGC NET Exam, GATE Exam, or other National-Level Exams Conducted by MHRD & it Agencies & Institutes Such as UGC, IIT, IISc, IISER, IIIT etc.|
|Senior Research Fellow (SRF)||3 Years||Qualification prescribed for JRF along with two years of research experience.||Rs. 42,000/-|
Contingency Rate for the JRFs and SRFs
The contingency Rate for JRF and SRF for Humanities, Science and Social science students has been mentioned below.
|The Enhanced Contingency Rates|
|Contingency A||Rs.10,000/-p.a. for initial two years||Humanities & Social Sciences|
|Rs.20,500/-p.a. for remaining tenure|
|Contingency B||Rs.12,000/-p.a. for initial two years||Science|
|Rs.25,000/-p.a for remaining tenure|
|Escort/ Reader Assistance||Rs. 2,000/-p.m||In case of physically handicapped & blind candidates|
Qualification : Ph.D/MD/MS/MDS or equivalent degree or having completed 3 years of research teaching and design and development experience after M.Sc/ M.Pharma/ ME/ M Tech with at least one research paper in Science Citation Indexed (SCI) Journal.
Depending on the qualification and experience, the emolument of the Research Associate any fall into the 3 pay levels mentioned below:
|Category||Emoluments (Per month)|
|Research Associates-I||Rs. 58,000/-|
|Research Associates-II||Rs. 61,000/-|
|Research Associates-III||Rs. 67,000/-|
Service Conditions for UGC NET JRF/SRF/RA
DA or Dearness Allowance is a fixed percentage of salary, provided to government employees. Its objective is to keep up with the inflation for employees. JRFs, SRF, and RAs are also entitled to DA.
House Rent Allowance
The research fellows are provided with hostel accommodation wherever it is available. Point to be noted, research fellows residing in the hostels are not given any HRA. In case of, no hostel accommodation available in the hostel, research fellows are entitled to the HRA as per the Central Government norms based on their location/city.
Medical Allowance is provided to the research associates and research fellows as applicable in the institute they are associated with.
Leave and other entitlements
The JRFs and SRFs are entitled to casual leaves; however, research associate leaves are determined by the host institute. With due approval from the host institutes, the fellows are allowed to participate in scientific events/ workshops held in India and Abroad will be considered as “on duty”. Participation in aforementioned travels to scientific events/ workshops are the same as earlier in 2nd AC by Rail. As per the government guidelines, maternity leaves will be issued to female candidates in all categories.
Bonus and Leave Travel Concession
These allowances will not be available for the JRFs/SFRs/RAs.
There is no retirement benefit available for the JRFs/SFRs/RAs.
Scope of UGC NET JRF Qualified
The most lucrative benefit of qualifying UGC NET JRF is that the candidates become eligible for attractive salary packages when they apply for the Post of Assistant Professor. They become eligible to apply in various Government and Private Colleges/Universities/ Institutions. Following are the various other benefits of UGC NET JRF Qualified:
UGC NET JRF Stipend
UGC NET JRF qualified candidates are awarded a certificate and opportunity to join premier Universities in India to pursue their Ph.D. candidates are also eligible for stipend as mentioned above. UGC has hiked the JRF SRF stipend which ahs been mentioned in below article.
UGC NET JRF Promotion
After the successful completion of UGC NET JRF candidates are eligible for not just the job opportunities but their chances of getting future promotion also increases substantially. The candidates enjoy better promotion chances in Private jobs as well.
UGC NET JRF PSUs
The completion of UGC NET JRF opens opportunities in various PSU jobs as well. The candidates are eligible to apply for various lucrative jobs in Public Sector Undertakings.
|UGC NET Important Links|
|UGC NET 2023 Notification||UGC NET New Syllabus|
|UGC NET Previous Year Papers||How to Download UGC NET Certificate Online?|
|UGC vs B.Ed – Which one is Better for You?||Which is Better UGC or SET Exam?|