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Date: 15 Mar 2016   Posted By: Prateeksha     Group: Career Guidance    Category: Teaching Jobs   

I am a CA. I am neither attracted to practice nor to MNC jobs. I want to share my knowledge and would like to teach. I had volunteered in a school to teach kids and I loved it. I understand it is different teaching kids and youth. I want to try this.
What are the steps to take up a lecturer post for Accounts / Tax subjects in any college?
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Author: Juana    15 Mar 2016      Member Level: Diamond     Points : 6  (Rs 6)    Voting Score: 0

It depends on where you want to apply. Government colleges have a strict selection process, deemed universities and private colleges allow for some relaxation, provided the required qualification is completed within a specific period.

You will need to be a post graduate in the subject that you want to teach. If you are looking for a position in colleges run by the centre/state then you will have to do the following –

Clear the National Eligibility Test (NET) conducted by University Grants Commission (UGC) or State Eligibility Test (SET) conducted at the state level. The former exams are conducted biannually in June and December.

Requirements for appearing for NET
1. Candidate should be of Indian origin
2. Post graduate with 55% marks
3. Marks relaxed to 50% for SC/ST candidates
4. Age limit 28 for GC, 31 for OBC and 33 for SC/ST
5. No restriction on the number of attempts for clearing the exams.

Since you like teaching you can also think of opening a coaching centre where you can teach batches of students. It is a very lucrative business. You will need a big room that can occupy 40-50 students. Tables and chairs. Fans, blackboard etc. If you are really good you will have students flocking to you for admission. You can have multiple batches – starting from as early as 5:30 in the morning. I know of people who have given up permanent teaching jobs to begin tuition/coaching classes.

Author: Partha Kansabanik    15 Mar 2016      Member Level: Diamond     Points : 3  (Rs 3)    Voting Score: 0

To become a lecturer, you have to clear the NET or SLET (of a particular state). The eligibility of appearing at NET is 55% in Post-Graduation (for General category). Fore lectureship, there is no age-limit. However, for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF), the age-limit is 28 years for General category. So,to become a lecturer of Commerce, you must possess an M.Com. degree or equivalent with 55% marks. There is no restriction in number of attempts.

For SLET, the eligibility conditions are similar.

Author: [Anonymous]    15 Mar 2016      Member Level: Diamond     Points : 4  (Rs 4)    Voting Score: 0

You have following options which you can follow to fulfill your dream of being teacher-
1. Clear government exams like SET, NET conducted by UGC, CSIR or any other lectureship exams. For this, you should be graduate with minimum 55% marks.
These exams are conducted twice in a year- June and Dec month of every year.
Once, you crack this exam with some good score, you can apply for lectureship in reputed government colleges.
This will give you good salary.

2. You can try for teaching job in junior colleges depending upon the experience you have. This may give you lesser salary than above mentioned option.

3. If possible, go for self employment option and open a coaching institute. It will give you freedom to work and earn. The more you work, the more you will earn.

Author: Mahesh    15 Mar 2016      Member Level: Gold     Points : 3  (Rs 3)    Voting Score: 0

There are many ways you can teach students these days.

In order to be a lecturer you have to pass the NET exam. And from there you can then teach within the university campus or the college on govt. approved salary. This way you'd have the specific fixed source of income. In between you can teach as guest lecturer and get paid some specific amount.

You can take tuition and establish your credibility before you go for college lectures. For example there are some of the CA who teach you taxation and other topics. In such case you have to find the few initial students.

There are also some established coaching institute where you can teach. Such teaching experience will help you establish. Most people learn how to teach and manage students with such experience.

Author: Monika Kushwaha    17 Mar 2016      Member Level: Gold     Points : 3  (Rs 3)    Voting Score: 0

Its good to know that people like you are also here who love to share their knowledge instead of fulfilling their personal benefits.
Well, to pursue a career as a college lecturer you need to attain a masters degree in the subject you want to teach with a minimum of 55% marks. In case you belong to sc/st category the % of minimum marks will be 50%. For obc category it is the same as general category. After completing you must clear either the national eligibility test (NET) if you are interested to serve all over India or state eligibility test (SET) if you are willing to serve only in your state.
After qualifying either of the two tests you need to fill up the vacancies for the recruitment for the post of college lecturers . If you qualify the written examination for the post of lecturers you will be called for an interview where your performance will decide your fate as a government lecturer.
You can however apply in the private colleges just after you qualify NET/SET.

You can also pursue your career as a school lecturer but for that you need to have a b.ed degree along with ctet or your state tet.

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