A Professor is a professional who teaches the students at the University or Institute level in a specific stream of education. A professor is generally specialized in one specific subject that he teaches in university.
The professors with adequate knowledge and experience in the field can also go for research in the respective fields and write research papers. A Professor can pursue his career in a private or government-based University/Institutes. They can also go for research-based institutes as well as coaching centres.
On a daily basis, Education Professors keep abreast of developments in the field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences. They serve as a liaison between the university and other governmental and educational Agencies.
Those interested in becoming a college professor should have excellent verbal and communication skills; they should have a high level of knowledge and be well organized.
Good personality traits for college professors include a high level of enthusiasm, self-confidence and the willingness to mentor students.
Vacancies for the Post of Professor are available at Universities, Autonomous Institutions, Degree Colleges and under research institutions as a guidance counsellor for Doctorate students.
Some of the top Universities, Aspirants can consider are Delhi University, Indraprastha University, Hamdard University, Jamia Milia Islamia University, Hyderabad University and other.
Aspirants can start their Teaching career as Lecturer and Demonstrator or directly as Assistant Professor after acquiring requisite qualifications.
Assistant Professors are promoted or may apply for the post of Associate Professor in a different institution after acquiring minimum required experience and fulfilling criteria such as minimum required publications, API score and other.
An Associate professor is promoted to the post of Professor after attaining 12/14 years of teaching/research experience and publishing minimum stipulated number of Books/research papers.
Lecturer/Demonstrator> Assistant Professor> Associate Professor> Professor. You will occupy the following positions:
The salary package depends on the experience, locality or the college. The minimum salary package starts from Rs. 30,000 and can go beyond Rs. 1 Lakh. It depends on the experience, college, and the location.