How to become a Sociology Professor in degree college?

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Author: DR.N.V. Srinivasa Rao      Post Date: 08 May 2023        
A degree college, generally will not employ professors, as far as my knowledge goes. A degree college will have Assistant Professors. An Assistant Professor post is equal to a lecturer post.

During the 1980s there were no designations like Assistant Professors and Associate Professors. Those days the designations are Lecturer, Reader and Professor. So it is very difficult to become a Professor in a degree college. Becoming an Assistant Professor in a college required the following.

1. The candidate should have passed a Post graduation in Sociology or any related subject with a minimum of 50%.

2. The candidate should also complete PhD in the concerned area. Candidates who submitted their thesis can also apply. But they should produce their PhD certificate at the time of joining the job.

3. The candidate should also clear the NET examination and should qualify for a lecturership.

Such candidates should apply for the Assistant Professor post in a college against their notification. The college may conduct an interview and based on the performance the candidate will be selected for the post.

Assistant professors having 8 years of experience are eligible to apply for the post of Associate Professor. Some institutes may ask for research experience also supported by publications in peer-reviewed journals.

Associate Professors can apply for a Professor post if they have a minimum of 8 years of experience as Associate professors. They should be actively involved in research activities and should also guide some research scholars for their PhD. They should have some publications in peer-reviewed journals or in journals listed by UGC. At least 3 or 4 students might have obtained their PhDs under the guidance of the candidate. Such Associate Professors may get promoted to Professors.

As far as my knowledge goes chances of becoming a Professor in a Degree college are remote. A candidate should think of becoming a lecturer (Assistant Professor) in the degree college initially.

I was a Guest Faculty in a state university in Karnataka for some time. During that time I was discussing with full-time professors there and gathered the above information.
Author: Dinesh Sood      Post Date: 04 May 2023        
Many of my friends are teaching as Professors in degree colleges in India. I am giving hereunder some details on how to become a Professor in Sociology at a degree college in India:

A Professor of degree colleges instructs students in a variety of academic, career, and technical subjects beyond the school level and also conducts research work on the same.

First of all, the major required for Professor Sociology is Ph.D. Degree in the related field as required by University Grant Commission. Must have huge experience as Associate Professor in the related field. Must have been published in trade journals or textbooks.

Minimum Qualification and Experience as per UGC Guidelines
An eminent scholar with a Ph.D. in the concerned/ allied/ related discipline and published work of high quality, actively engaged in research with evidence of published work with at least 10 research publications n the Peer Reviewed/ UGC listed Journals. At least ten years of teaching experience in a University/College as an Assistant Professor/ Associate Professor/Professor, and/or research experience at an equivalent level at the University/ National Level Institute/ Industries with evidence of having successfully guided a doctoral candidate.
An outstanding professional with Ph.D. Degree in related/allied/applied discipline from academics/ research institutions/ industries, who has significant contributions to the knowledge in the concerned discipline.

If anyone has the above qualifications and experience then he/she can be a Professor in Sociology.
Author: Dr. Sanchita Ranjan      Post Date: 10 May 2023        
Many friends are now working as an assistant professors in government colleges. The minimum eligibility criteria to become an assistant professor in college are-

1. Candidate should have passed post-graduation with a minimum of 55% marks in the sociology subject.
2. The candidate must have cleared the National Eligibility Test (NET) conducted by the UGC.
3. Candidate should have a Ph.D. degree in sociology subject.

All these qualifications are essential for an assistant professor in any government college. Many university conduct written examinations followed by interviews for the post of assistant professor. Selection is to be done on the basis of performance in written and interviews.

Associate professor: To become associate professors candidates should have a minimum of 8 years of teaching experience. Besides, they may ask for some publication and research experience.

First, you can apply for an assistant professor in a government college. After getting experience, you can apply for associate professor and further.
Author: Hakimuddin Kuwakhedawala      Post Date: 04 May 2023        
If you want to become a professor in Sociology at any degree college, you must have the following eligibilities:

  • You must have a master's degree in sociology from any recognized university with an aggregate of 50% marks.

  • You must have completed a P.hD. degree in a relevant subject.

  • You have to clear the NET examination to be a professor in any college.
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