UGC/6th Pay Commission Pay Scale
Assistant Professor/Lecturer    Rs.15600-39100 PB-3    AGP 6600/-

Minimum Entry Level Pay after 7th Pay Commission: Rs. 67700/-

Eligibility & Qualification for Assistant Professor in various streams

Assistant Professor Qualification for General Sciences, Applied Sciences/ Arts & Humanities/ Commerce Subjects:

  1. Master’s Degree from Indian University or equivalent degree from accredited foreign university
  2. At least 55% marks in the qualifying examination, good academic record throughout education.
  3. National Eligibility Test (NET) conducted by UGC/CSIR or SLET/SET
    Candidate with Ph.D are preferred, who are exempted from qualifying NTE/SLET/SET.

 

Engineering Faculty Qualifications

Assistant Professor Qualification for Engineering Faculties:-
2) Essential: Masters Degree (M.E/M.Tech/ M.S) in the respective discipline
3) Experience in teaching/ Industrial Research/professional experience in an industry desirable.

Should have published papers in referred journals or papers presented at conferences.

 

Medical Faculty Qualification

Entry Level Teaching Specialist qualification:

1) MBBS
2) PG Degree
3) 3 years teaching experience

Highest Paying Institutions for Assistant Professors

Some of the premier public institutions in India, paying highest salary range to assistant professor/ lecturers are as follows:

  • IITs
  • AIIMS
  • IIMs
  • BITS Pilani
  • Anna University

Assistant Professor Salary in Private Educational Institutions

Educational Sector Average Salary (per year)
General Education (post secondary institutes) INR 2.40 Lakhs to INR 6 Lakhs
General Education (University) INR 2.40 Lakhs to INR 8 Lakhs
Technical Colleges INR 2.24 Lakhs to INR 8.50 Lakhs
Mechanical Engineering Institutes INR 3.00 Lakhs to INR 9.20 Lakhs
Biotechnology Institutes/ Research & Development Institutes INR 2.80 Lakhs to INR 8.00 Lakhs

Assistant Professor Salary as Per Various Degrees

Degree Average Salary (per year)
Master’s Degree INR 2.40 Lakhs to INR 7.20 Lakhs
Master of Business Administration (MBA – Finance) INR 3.00 Lakh to INR 8.00 Lakhs
Master of Business Administration (MBA – Others) INR 2.88 Lakhs to INR 7.50 Lakhs
Doctorate Degree (PhD) INR 4 Lakhs to 12 Lakhs

Pay Scale and Required Qualifications of Top Private Institutes for Assistant Professor/ Lecturers in India

Name of Institute Qualifications Required Pay Scale Perquisites Offered
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) 1st class PhD or equivalent with 3 years of research/teaching/industrial experience INR 12,000 – 18,300 + allowances (as per Central Government regulations) 1.Initial grant up to INR 1,00,000
2.Full funding to attend
2 national conferences in a year
3.For attending international conference, or for presenting paper
financial assistance up to INR 1,00,000 in a year.
4.Contingent grant of INR 4,000 in a year.
5.Reimbursement of 75% membership fee
(for one international professional society).
All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) INR 15,600 – 39,100 NPA (applicable for medical candidates), subject to minimum scale of INR 30,000
with academic grade salary of INR 8,000.
Institutes having 4-tier faculty structure 1st class Ph.D. with very good academic and research publication record plus a minimum of 2 years-post PhD research/teaching/industrial experience INR 15,600-39,100 AGP of INR 8,000
Minimum basic of INR 30,000 (including advance increments)
Additional AGP of INR 8,000
Institutes with 3-tier faculty structure M.Tech in Engineering and PhD in Social Science, Science, and Humanities INR 15,600 -39,100 AGP of INR 7,000
3 advance increments to M.Tech
6 advance increments to PhD
Indian Institute of Management (IIM) PhD degree with a minimum of research/teaching/industrial experience. A fresh PhD is also considered on contractual basis. INR 15,600 – 39,100 AGP of INR 8,000

Growth Opportunity for Assistant Professor/ Lecturers

Under the UGC (University Grants Commission) rules and regulations, an assistant professor/ lecturer with a PhD degree will be promoted to the post of Associate Professor after completion of twelve years of service, of which 4 years at the AGP of INR 6,000, 5 years at the AGP of INR 7,000, and 3 years at the AGP of INR 8,000. Candidates working as assistant professor/ lecturers with an M.Phil degree or a postgraduate degree in a professional course will be moved to the post of Associate Professor after completion of 13 years of service. Candidates with neither M.Phil nor PhD degree will be qualified to become Associate Professor after completion of 14 years of service.
Academic Certifications required for an Assistant professor/ Lecturer
The basic certifications needed for the post of assistant professor/ lecturers in UGC recognized institutes are as follows:

  • Overall good academic records, with a minimum of 55% in master’s level.
  • However, some leading institutes prefer candidates with a PhD degree.
  • Candidates need to qualify in NET (National Eligibility Test) or an accredited SET/SLET (State Level Eligibility Test).

Quick Facts Assistant Professor

  • The percentage of males for assistant professor/ lecturer posts in India is 68.
  • The percentage of females for assistant professor/ lecturer posts in India is 32.
  • The average salary range for female assistant professor/ lecturers in India – INR 2.40 Lakhs to INR 4.50 Lakhs
  • The average salary range for male assistant professor/ lecturers in India – INR 2.5 Lakhs to INR 5 Lakhs.
  • Percentage of assistant professor/ lecturers in India with less than 1 year experience – 8
  • Percentage of assistant professor/ lecturers in India with 1 to 4 years of experience – 47
  • Percentage of assistant professor/ lecturers in India with 5 to 9 years of experience – 27
  • Percentage of assistant professor/ lecturers in India with 10 to 19 years of experience – 16
  • Percentage of assistant professor/ lecturers in India with more than 20 years of experience – 2