I'm asking this question on my wife's behalf. My wife is a Govt. High School Teacher, teaches Kannada as a language in her profession. She is been working in this profession from the past 6+ years. Meanwhile she has done MA in Kannada and most importantly I'm proud enough to say that she is also qualified NET exam in 2007.
So, having been qualified with all these degrees, what you suggest her to do next so that her higher qualification is made usefull in achieving equallent in her profession..
In other of saying is that we do not have any idea as to how she can make use of NET qualification.
Kindly suggest us with step by step as a whole.
|Author: Kumaraditya Sarkar 08 May 2010 Member Level: Gold Points : 10 (Rs 8) Voting Score: 0|
|Hello Mr. Eranna!|
Passing the NET examination in Kannada means the eligibility for your wife for the lecturership in colleges and universities all over India in the Kannada departments. Had she opted for the Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) in her application form, she would also be eligible for that.
Please tell your wife that for the lecturerships in colleges, she has to go through an interview held by the College Service Commission of your state (You are from Karnataka I suppose, so please check out for the Karnataka College Service Commission webpage in in the internet). Usually, the College Service Commissions arrange two interviews in an year. Passing that interview will ensure her college lecturership.
Has she ever taught as a parttime lecturer in any college? Such experiences actually help as 0.5 marks are credited for each year's part-time college teaching experience in the College Service Commission interviews. Also, if she has any published article in any referred journal under her disposal, she will get 1 mark for each with a maximum of 5 marks for 5 articles.
If she has not published any, I strongly suggest: try to publish at least a couple of articles in those journals. Even 0.5 mark can be crucial in such interviews.
Regarding the lecturership in the universities, please keep track of the employment advertisements in the newspapers and elsewhere for lecturerships that universities bring out from time to time. Checking the university websites regularly is also a good idea for sometimes the adverstisements can also be found there. As far as I know, most of such advertisements come out in the weekly The Employment News so purchasing it regularly can be useful.
Now once an advertisement for university lecturership appears, contact the university personnel concerned. Here she must pass the interview held by the university.
Passing the NET also enables for the Junior Research Fellowship (JRF). As I have said above, your wife can only avail this if she had opted for it in her application form. Candidates longing to pursue academic researches can go for the JRF which can be availed for five years if certain criteria are concerned. Certain number of Junior Research Fellowships are allocated to the universities for which the candidates must pass the JRF test held by the university boards.
Please refer to link below to know more about JRFs.