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    Does master degrees from distance education are valid for assistant professorship in govt college?


    Are you pursuing post graduation in distance mode? Wondering if beck out tiros one can then apply for a teaching job and become an assistant professor? Check out this page where you can get answers to your query from experts.

    I am pursuing my master degree in English from Gauhati University from their Distance education institute IDOL and now I'm in final year(3rd semester). I don't have any B.Ed or D.El.Ed degree. But I'm planning to crack UGC net exam. After cracking the net exam & getting my Master's degree will I be eligible for assistant professorship in any govt college.
    As I have done masters from distance education, will it effect on my dream to achieving professorship in Govt. College?
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  • Any Master's degree holder can apply for NET examination if the following criteria are met:

    1. Master's Degree holders with a minimum of 55% marks are eligible to apply. 50% for reserved category people.
    2. Final year students or people who are awaiting their results can also apply.
    3. PhD holders who completed their PG before September 19, 1991, will be considered for 5% relaxation in aggregate marks.
    4. Age limit is 30 years.
    5. SC, ST, OBC, PWD, Transgender and Women candidates are given an age relaxation of up to 5 years.

    Once you are qualified in NET you will be given a chance to attend interviews for teaching faculty. Qualification obtained by correspondence course is also recognised.

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  • Masters degree from any recognised institute either in regular mode or distance mode are acceptable as an eligibility for appearing in NET examination. While applying for NET examination one has to mention whether one is only applying for becoming eligible for the Assistant Professor or for both that is Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and Assistant Professor. It is to be noted that NET is a gateway to JRF also in addition to Assistant Professor career. NET test is conducted by NTA (National Testing Agency).

    The details of eligibility criterion is as follows -

    1. A Master's degree holder having secured 55% marks can apply for NET examination. For reserved categories (SC, ST, OBC, PWD, Transgender and Women candidates) this limit is only 50%.

    2. A student studying in the final year of his post graduation can also apply for the NET subject to the condition of acquiring the minimum stipulated marks in his Master's degree.

    3. PhD Candidates who have done their Maser's before 19th September 1991 have to go through NET route and will be given a relaxation of 5% marks in their Master's degree for eligibility for NET.

    4. Other PhD qualified persons need not to go through NET and can directly apply for the vacancies of Assistant Professor.

    5. There is no age limit for NET - Assistant Professor but for applying NET - JRF the upper age limit is 30 years.

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  • Regarding the eligibility criteria of NET, the following points should be considered -
    1) You must have secured at least a post graduate degree securing not less than 55 percent marks from a recognised university immaterial whether it is distance mode or a regular one. For the reserved categories ie SC, ST, OBC, PWD, women candidates and Transgenders, a concession of 5 % has been allocated.
    2) For the aspirants appearing for their final examination in their masters degree are eligible to apply for NET test provided their final aggregate is within the accepted limit approved for this test.
    3) Ph.D holders having done their masters before 19- 9 - 91, have to undergo through the NET rout enjoying a relaxation of 5 % marks in their Masters course so as be eligible for NET but there is no such bar for the Ph.D holders having completed the same after this date and for them, they need not appear for the NET test. In this respect, the decision of the selection board would be final in respect of selection of such candidates.
    4) There is no age limit for the NET aspirants to be selected as Asstt. Professor but for the aspirants interested for JRF, the upper age limit should not exceed beyond 30 years of age.
    Once you pass this test, you would be eligible to be considered for the post of Asstt. Professor of the constituent college. The degree obtained through the distance mode is not likely to interfere any way in the process of your final selection provided you fulfil the other eligibility criteria.


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