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Date: 13 Jun 2016    Group: Career Guidance    Category: Teaching Jobs   

I have done M.Tech Electronics and am working since 9 years in the industry. Now I would like to shift to teaching profession. Will the industry experience be taken into consideration for teaching job in engineering colleges or I will be treated as a complete fresher? Since the pay scale will depend on this experience.
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Author: Seema Shah    13 Jun 2016      Member Level: Gold     Points : 3  (Rs 3)    Voting Score: 0

After MTech you can join the teaching profession, and you will be eligible for Assistant Professor's position.
Agreed that industry experience will add to the salary package.
Regarding the number of years: It depends on the university / college for how much of industry experience to consider. You will not be a total fresher, but I feel that atleast a few years of experience will be definitely considered.
Be prepared to take up PhD later, since you will be eligible for designation after PhD.
You can also check AICTE website for teaching position norms.
All the best!

Author: Raja    13 Jun 2016      Member Level: Silver     Points : 3  (Rs 3)    Voting Score: 0

Goodday Mate,
Its good you have done M.Tech in Electronics. I hope your Undergraduate degree should also be in Engineering stream if i am not wrong. Since you have worked for 9 years in the industry there is a good option you can go for teaching. Industry experience more than 10 to 15 years of working in the industry in the specialised field has fetched many people as professors based on the experience in the field and in the specific subject they have specialised in those years of working in the field.
Doing a PHD in the same stream might fetch you as Head of Department along with the teaching position in Electronics. The salary is according to the AICTE. Some
Management Top colleges are also good in pay . NIT, SASTRA in Trichy are also good in these payscales.

All the Best

Author: Kailash Kumar    13 Jun 2016      Member Level: Platinum     Points : 1  (Rs 1)    Voting Score: 0

There are many private colleges nowadays where it is likely to be possible for the author to get teaching job. However he may have to demonstrate the employer that he has capability to teach and control the class. The best way may be identify few colleges in the area of his choice and then contact the same through emails, phone calls and personal meetings. Another option is to join computer coaching industry for teaching profession or even open his own computer coaching center.

Author: Mahesh    14 Jun 2016      Member Level: Gold     Points : 3  (Rs 3)    Voting Score: 0

You have 9 years of industrial experience. You can use this experience to teach students about how industry works. Also you can use the training for starting your own private institute like this. Most of the students want to get the industrial training and this knowledge can be really helpful.

Now if you wish to get into training, then it helps if you want to make use of the knowledge that you have already. You can apply using the NET/SET exam for the engineering colleges. If you wish to apply in private college, then in that case you'd have to approach privately. This works if you can show them the experience that you have in the resume.

Author: [Anonymous]    16 Jun 2016      Member Level: Gold     Points : 2  (Rs 2)    Voting Score: 0

As you have done M.Tech, You are eligible for teaching Engineering students. And You will not be considered as complete fresher but I too doubt, whole 9 years experience will also come into effect while deciding Pay scale. But that experience will definitely be considered. As now completely turning into practical experience based rather than theory based, the industrial experience you have will help you to teach the students how the concepts of the subject was applied in the industries.

Author: Sheo Shankar Jha    16 Jun 2016      Member Level: Gold     Points : 3  (Rs 3)    Voting Score: 0

Since you have done M. Tech in Electronics and interested to move in teaching line hence forth, you can do the same and your industrial exposure to the extent of nine years would be taken as your total experience.
After switching over your teaching line, you can narrate your experience to the prospective students and your revealation regarding the industrial experience would definitely benifit them. You should also endeavour hard to gain Ph.D at the later stage for your further prospects in the teaching line. Being a M. Tech in Electronics, you need not appear for the Net test required for a candidate having a BE degree in Electronics.

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