Professors - Career Queries

A professor is someone who teaches at a university or college. A professor is a high ranking teacher in the university. The term professor is derived from a Latin word profiteor. The tasks of a professor are managing teaching, research, mentoring, conducting functions. In countries like USA and Canada a professor is the one with the highest rank and they hold the doctorate degree. There are two titles such as associate professor and assistant professor. They are the lower level professors. In European countries they do not consider such titles. To conclude we can say that a professor is an authority or an expert in their fields. Find frequently asked questions on career related to Professors answered by renowned Career Counsellors of India, and to know more on what, why and how's of becoming Professors

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Hello friend, The professor in university is a senior person who joined the university or college as Assistant Professor then promoted to Associate professor and then finally to Professor. To become a professor in a university, it takes generally 15-20 years, depending upon the performance of the person. As per the UGC (University Grant Commission) guidelines, the salary of a Professor is as follows: Assistant professor Grade One Rs 15600-39100 plus academic grade pay of Rs. 6600 per month. Total salary = 36240 Assistant Professor Grade Two Rs. 18600-39100 plus academic grade pay of

Dear friend, you have asked a practical question. Here you have not mentioned your ediucational qualifications. But I believe that you must be holding either masters or doctoral degree. The best way to find  jobs of a professor, is first to make yourself educationally as well as technically eligible. Since now a days the compitition for the job of a professor is very severe, therfore one has to improve the qualifications in terms of degrees, research publications, guiding students, publishing books or book chapters, attending or oraganizing national as well as international conferences, s

Dear friend, many thanks for your question, here you have not mentioned what is your academic qualifications and what you are doing at present. As you have asked about sound understanding of math to become  a professor, it depends upon in which field the person is working as professor. The professor of Sanskrit do not need to study math at all. On the other hand a professor of Hindi, English or any other language generally do not use math during study, teaching or research work. But math is really very important for person who is involved in research with some calculations and  mea

Professors have enormous and a variety of roles these days than only teaching. In the previous decade a professor only dealt with teaching and student record maintenance. But in the recent times professors have a lot more to do and I shall explain them in detail on here. 1. Regular lecturing:As mentioned, in the past almost every professoring dealt only with tutoring their students in class. And this practice has been still there even now. So a professor they will conduct regular teaching probably for 3-6 hours a day. 2. Conduct research:Apart from the regular teaching, a professor n

Dear aspirant I hardly get to hear very few students aspiring for a teaching career and i am so happy to hear your career interest about teaching in colleges. You are almost at the right path to a teaching career. There are three ways to get into teaching career in general. First is the teaching career at school as teachers, second is at the college as lecturers and the third is the teaching at universities as professor. I am expalining to you in brief one by one here. 1. Teacher: With a engineering degree in It, you can work as a teacher at local schools to teach students at 10

I guess you would like to learn English more and fluency in speaking.Speak in English with your well-wishers.Also tell them to correct it wherever and whenever necessary.Don't feel shy in speaking even if you are wrong. Read English newspaper daily,watch English news,keep practice in going through English dictionary etc. Best wishes.

Dear Aspirant, Yes, 53% is a problem and I agree with Ms. Meghana too. Having Distinction in B.Ed is a good achievement. Doing M.Ed would not help you teach in senior colleges if you are not NET/SET cleared. With 53% you will not be eligible for appearing for NET / SET exam. If you belong to the reserved category, then 5% relaxation is available and you can appear for NET / SET. I would suggest that you may think of teaching in junior colleges and schools with your current qualification of MA English and B.Ed. Best wishes   

Dear Kasturi, After MA Economics, try clearing the SET or NET Exam. Since this is the minimum eligibility for teaching in senior colleges. And finally as said, a PhD will be a wonderful thing for your entire life. Best wishes

Dear Aspirant, English Honors is a good under graduate qualification. Congratulations if you have already passed or have taken admission or thinking for the same. English Honors can give you good scope in Media, Journalism, Mass Communication, Foreign Language, etc. I would recommend that after English Honors you should choose one of the below: 1. Journalism 2. Mass Communication 3. Mass Media 4. Learn a foreign language which will lead to translation jobs 5. Editing jobs 6. Content Writing, Blog writing. Doing a PG course in one of the above will lead you to good careers in terms of growth an

Dear Aspirant, As discussed, Mass Communication and Journalism would be ideal where your English language proficiency will be helpful. You can get jobs in Editorial department, advertising, proof reading, corporate communication, content writing, blog writing, reporting, news editing, news reporting, investigative journalism. Best wishes

Dear Aspirant, When you learn a language at an under graduate level, then definitely careers related to it are suggested. Hope you wish to continue with English honours as the base for your future career selection and progress. With English honours, you can do any of the following options apart from completing Masters in English. These are high paying as well as satisfying: 1. Mass Communication 2. Media Studies 3. Journalism 4 . Advertising 5. Freelance Content Writing / Blog writing for companies 6. Translator 7. Teaching 8. Literature studies leading to writing stories, plays, films, etc. A

Communication skill plays  a vital role in every field.Some people inherited it generation wise and family teachings.It is also a God gifted art.For example,our noble laureate Rabindranath Tagore was a brilliant personality who had all the best qualities in his field without going to even formal School and founded world famous institute - 'Shantiniketan'. But certainly one has to make best efforts to learn,speak,analyse,participate in debate,discussion,critical thinking,understand psychology,writing flow,to earn knowledge in every field, careful observation capability,reading,delivery of

Dear Aspirant, I find it very common sense question. However, I would like to help you clarify meaning of face to face BEd program. Face to face B.Ed program mean regular course where 80% attendance is must. BEd is also offered as correspondence course for those who have at-least two years of teaching experience. For NCTE recognized BEd course, please browse the link : . I encourage you to check UGC website for various regulations related to courses: http://www.ugc.ac.in/page/ugc-regulations.aspx Hope this is helpful. With Best Wishes, Apurva Kumar Pandya, PhD

Hi There, As per the general rule for admission into B.Ed , the eligibility remains the same. A graduate in any field with a minimum 50%. The institute conducts an entrance exam which you need to clear before admission. Check: ; In this website, go to download prospectus ( Distance Mode) and check their eligibility there. One piece of advise as a Counselor i would suggest is that do not opt for a distance mode when it comes to B.ED Schools prefer regular or a full time B.ED So before you apply for this distance education program, contact few schools in your area and check their eligibilit

Hi Nagma, Wow.... Planning on becoming an entrepreneur. Very good. Any teachers training course is regulated by NCTE ( National council for Teachers education). Please check this website for more details:   Hope this helps. Wish you good luck.......

Dear Aspirant, Thanks for writing here. You can search for a job in Private as well as Government schools. Identify vacancy notifications from news paper advertisements, and your sources. Apply to schools where you want to work as a teacher. Wish you all the best for your career, Apurva Kumar Pandya, PhD