CSIR NET Salary, Job Profile & Career Opportunities for Professors

CSIR NET Salary, Job Profile & Career Opportunities for Professors

BySnigdha Singh  |  Updated on: Apr 26, 2021
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CSIR NET Salary 2022 is decided to UGC. CSIR NET is one of the most prestigious exams and one of the reasons for it is the attractive pay and career growth. Candidates who seek to clear NET must also know the salary and job profiles that come with it. 

Candidates can pursue PhD and earn a stipend or become LEcturer and earn a handsome salary. Clearing the CSIR NET exam comes with many perks. Below we have outlined all the details you must be aware of about CSIR NET Salary 2022.

CSIR-UGC NET Career Opportunities and Salary

Qualifying for the CSIR-UGC NET exam is not just like holding a certificate. You gain a lot of knowledge and experience during exam preparation. You can share your knowledge and experience with others. After clearing the CSIR-NET, the selected candidates can go for Junior Research Fellowship and Lecturership.

Applicants preparing for the upcoming CSIR NET Exam must go through all the job opportunities after CSIR-UGC NET along with salary details. 

NOTE:- Keep in mind that many factors like industry, geographic location, education, and competition may affect the salary profiles.

PhD After CSIR NET Exam

1. CSIR-UGC NET career option to pursue a PhD

  • Most NET-qualified candidates preferred to do a Ph.D. from recognized Indian Institutions/Laboratories/Universities. After qualifying for NET JRF you are eligible for Junior Research Fellowship if you will enrol for Ph.D. in any Indian Scientific Research Institute. CSIR provides a stipend of Rs. 31000 + HRA for Junior Research Fellows for the first three years of their Ph.D. This is just like making you financially independent with your studies.
  • The stipend is increased to Rs. 35000 + HRA for the next two years of Ph.D. for the position of SRF for selected candidates as per the criteria set by CSIR. All the research institutes and laboratories prefer CSIR qualified candidates for Ph.D. programs. Because the NET JRF-qualified candidates come with their own fellowships, they get dominance over those who don't qualify.

2. CSIR-UGC NET career option to pursue overseas PhD

  • If you are willing to do a PhD from abroad, CSIR NET can become helpful to you as many recognized foreign universities and laboratories consider this score. 
  • However, you are not eligible for a JRF fellowship in an overseas PhD program but you can get some other Fellowships from India and abroad according to your talent.

Assistant professor after CSIR NET Exam

CSIR UGC NET Career option as an Assistant professor at any College/University

  • Many of the candidates wish to become a lecturer or group leader that involves managing the entire research team, supervising research fellows, teaching, reviewing grants & papers, and presenting the work of the laboratory. Being a lecturer or assistant professor at a government university is considered a leading and honoured job. Among most of the candidates who apply for this job, the preference is given to NET qualified candidates and they grab the higher number of seats.
  • As per the UGC 7th Pay Commission Recommendations, the pay scale for Lecturer Jobs is somewhere around Rs. 37000- 67000/- and might be increased to Rs. 1.31 Lacs. The UGC Pay Revision of Assistant Professor Jobs is Rs. 37000-67000/- and would be upgraded to Rs. 1.44 lacs.

Other CSIR NET Career Opportunities

Career Option in Public Sector Undertakings after qualifying CSIR NET

  • Numerous eminent institutes like BARC, NEERI, IMTECH, NBRI, ICAR, CSIR, IGCAR, and ISRO and many others having the opening of scientific officers. You can reach the different scientist's grades like Scientist B, Scientist C, Scientist E, etc. This job profile includes a managerial role and creating products in companies and scientific research domains. These reputed organizations give higher importance to CSIR NET qualified candidates. The pay scale for different positions is different. For getting an idea the general overview of DRDO Scientist pay scale is giving below:


Pay Scale

Grade pay

Scientist B

Rs. 15600-39100


Scientist C

Rs. 15600-39100


Scientist D

Rs. 15600-39100


Scientist E

Rs. 37400-67000


Scientist F

Rs. 37400-67000


Scientist G

Rs. 37400-67000


Career Option after CSIR NET to establish your own laboratories

  • If you are interested and want to establish your own research laboratory, you need to apply and get permission from government authorities. You need to follow the guidelines and instructions strictly to start a research lab. The earnings from here are according to your own research potential. Several research grants are provided to selected research projects.

 Career Option after CSIR NET to opt for private sectors

  • Besides this many private corporate firms recruited the NET qualified candidates for various roles like research and innovative purposes. Indian cities like Bangalore, Hyderabad, and Delhi is a hubs for a wide range of scientific companies.
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CSIR NET Salary and Job Profile FAQs

  • Yes, apart from the stipend, HRA is also provided to candidates who clear CSIR NET JRF.

  • Yes, you can pursue PhD abroad as CSIR NET JRF is reputed exam and recognised in many foreign univerisities.

  • Yes, there is a hike of Rs. 2000 for candidates who become SRF.

  • The grade pay of scientist B is Rs. 5400.

  • Lecturers can earn Rs. 37000-67000 on average It can also increase based on many factors like pay commission changes, promotions, etc.