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Career as a university teacher

All you need to know about a career as a university teacher


University teachers not only work in the tertiary-level and research institutions, but also contribute their expertise to many national and international missions. In addition to ­universities/colleges, private institutes, private education content companies/web portals, and think tanks, some can be consultants to big companies and international bodies


* University of Pune; www.unipune.ernet.in
* University of Calcutta; www.caluniv.ac.in
* University of Delhi; www.du.ac.in
* Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi; www.jnu.ac.in


Maintain a consistently good academic record up to your ­masters/MPhil/PhD. The UGC conducts the National Eligibility Test for lectureship and for award of Junior Research Fellowship in 77 subjects. The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research holds the NET for life, physical, chemical, mathematical and earth atmospheric ocean and planetary sciences jointly with the UGC

Skills and traits

* Intellectual vitality
* High level of self-motivation, especially focus on research
* A genuine interest in the discipline as well as a desire to gain additional knowledge
* Analytical skills
* Strong verbal and written communication skills

Role call
University teachers  should have the ability to take all students along

Rs. I take home
Rs. 40,000 per month

I love my job because…
I get to interact with the young and stay young


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