• Education- UGC-NET-JRF qualified students can work as lecturers in public and private colleges. Some government institutes require students to also have a doctorate or are pursuing a doctorate; the condition varies from state to state.
  • Doctorate- Government job opportunities for PhD students have increased significantly over the years. Aspirants can pursue full-time or part-time doctorates. Doctoral degree holders can work as assistant professors, scientists, senior researchers, etc., in various government and private institutes. According to UGC regulations, it would be mandatory to have a doctorate to become an assistant professor after July 2023.
  • Research Assistant/Research Associate- UGC-NET qualified students can work as research assistants in various government institutes (like universities, research institutes, ministries, etc.), private institutes (like universities, companies, research firms, etc.) .), colleges or under the guidance of professors. The assistantship is of short duration, according to the schedule of the project. However, it helps students get a taste of what research looks like and how it is done. The certificate of experience will also help students during interviews.
  • Corporate Jobs- Qualifying for the UGC-NET exam can open many corporate job opportunities for students. For example, if an M.Com student qualifies for UGC-NET-JRF, they can apply to various companies like Deloitte, KPMG, etc.
  • PSU- Various PSUs like IOCL, ONGC, BHEL, GAIL, SAIL, etc., and ministries are recruiting qualified UGC-NET students for various positions. Qualified UGC-NET-JRF students are not required to take the entry tests for the positions and can go directly to the interviews.