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    Potential of Philosophy Assistant Professor in Government colleges.

    Aspiring to become a professor in a government university in the philosophy stream? Wondering if this is possible and how to go about it? Check out this Ask Expert page and decide how to take such a job.

    Is there any scope in Philosophy Assistant Professor in government college?
    How many vacancies per year are there in government universities, specifically for the Philosophy professor? Is it easy to get such a position?
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  • You might be aware that for becoming Assistant Professor in Philosophy one should be qualified as M.A. in Philosophy and also should clear the NET (National Eligibility Test) examination. After this only one can apply for the position of Assistant Professor.

    Another alternative is that after M.A. in Philosophy one should go for PhD and then apply for the position. A PhD person need not to complete NET for applying for Assistant Professor post.

    The job position in our country is not good and there is rush everywhere and a lot of candidates will be there to apply for the advertised vacancies. You have to keep a watch o the employment portals like or similar others to find out the vacancies in this line.

    At any time on an average you will find only a total of 40-50 such posts in the universities or other institutions in India. I am afraid there will be hundreds to apply against those coveted posts of Assistant Professor. If you have a outstanding academic record so far, you can hope to compete in this competition. It is difficult to get through only based on the interview.

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  • If you have a PG in Philosophy subject with minimum 50% marks you are eligible to write the NET examination. Once you are qualified in that examination you are eligible for a lecturer post (Assistant Professor post) in government colleges and universities. The degree colleges will also have BA course with philosophy as a subject. There also some lecturer posts may be available.
    You can go for a PhD also in the same subject after completing your MA. But recently I have seen somewhere that people who obtained their PhD before 2007 are only eligible to lecturer post without clearing the NET examination.
    So I feel it is better to complete the MA and then clear the NET examination. Then while working as a lecturer you can do your PhD.
    The subject is not very popular and the subject will be there in a few colleges only. So the posts are also less. So you can think of doing BEd so that you can become a teacher after your PG.

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  • The basic eligibility for becoming an assistant professor in a university is that you should have qualified Master's degree in philosophy and NET exam (National eligibility test). If you have only a master's degree in philosophy but not qualified NET, you are not eligible to apply for an assistant professor in any university of the country. So prepare for the NET exam conducted by UGC and qualify, then you are eligible for the assistant professor

    However, there is one more option for being eligible for an assistant professor is that you can go for PhD. A PhD candidate is also eligible for applying as an assistant professor even if you don't have qualified NET.

    So, to be eligible for an assistant professor, you should have either qualified NET exam or completed PhD.

  • The basic requirement to be an Asstt professor in Philosophy is the post graduate degree in the same subject with a minimum of 50 percent of marks and on this basis, you need to appear for NET test conducted by CBSE.
    Upon the clearance of the said test, you will be offered the post of Asstt. Professor in Philosophy fro the panel of the selected candidates.
    The other option is you should have a Ph. D holder in the same subject and apply for the same post to the respective college. You will be interviewed by the panel of the selection committee and upon satisfactory performance in the interview, you will be selected subject to fulfilment of other criterias such as minimum marks in your M.A degree and the length of experience in teaching the same subject in any private college or constituent college.

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