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Salary of Assistant Professors and JRF Under UGC 7th Pay Commission

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There are a large number of candidates who appear yearly for the UGC NET examinations in an attempt to crack it and get a job as an assistant professor or other teaching jobs among various colleges and universities. The benefits in turns of salary and perquisites that assistant professors or professors receive are proportional to the recommendations and instructions by the UGC pay commission. Recently, Through UGC’s 7th pay commission, The central government and  UGC have upgraded and hiked the pay scales for qualified lecturers and people employed in various roles in Colleges. If you are still unsure whether you should try to enrol in the UGC NET exam, This blog will discuss the various upgrades in salaries and perks an assistant professor and other lecturers will receive, according to the recommendations of the UGC 7th pay commission, to help you decide that going for the UGC NET exam and becoming an Assistant Professor will be a lucrative option as an Assistant Professor salary 

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UGC 7th pay commission has revised the salaries of JRF( Junior research fellowship) and an assistant professor salary up to a certain percentage, ranging from 8%, 16% to 24%, according to the dearness allowance paid by the employer, which signifies a huge change in salaries of the University professors.

Important Points Related to UGC 7th Pay Commission

Let’s take a look at the key highlights of the recommendation of the UGC  7th pay commission:

  • As per the report of the UGC 7th pay commission review committee, The Universities grants commission will dispatch its funds to all the colleges and universities that are UGC approved, as soon as they receive them from the ministry of finance.
  • One of the major recommendations stated by the UGC 7th pay commission is that there will only remain three designations in the universities and Colleges, namely Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and Professor.
  • UGC 7th pay commission has also increased the pay for entry-level lecturers. The earlier band for entry-level lecturers stood somewhere between ₹37,400 to ₹67,000, but after the recommendations of the UGC  7th pay commission, it stands at a whopping amount of ₹1.31 lakhs.

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  • According to the UGC 7th pay commission recommendations, the entry-level pay for assistant professors, which stood at a fixed band of anywhere between ₹37,400 to ₹67,000, with an initial Grade pay of  ₹10,000, will now be increased to a whopping amount of ₹1.44 lakhs. So now, The pay scale of an Assistant Professor would stand at about ₹1.31 lakhs. 
  • According to the UGC 7th pay commission report, The Principal and Vice-Principal of the undergraduate colleges with UGC certifications will be paid an amount that will be equivalent to the pay scale of the associate professors working in colleges and universities which are UGC certified.
  • The UGC 7th pay commission has also recommended that The Principals of all the Post Graduate colleges will be paid an amount that is equal to the pay scale designed for those who take the job as a Professor and the special allowance for them will stand at ₹3,000 per month. 

Let’s take a look at the UGC pay grade designed for each post in colleges and universities with UGC certification.

UGC Pay Grade for Different Posts in Colleges and Universities

Post

Grade Pay

Assistant professors pay grade

₹ 6,000

Assistant Professor/Librarian/Director of Physical Education (Senior Scale) pay grade

₹7,000

Assistant Professor/Librarian/Director of Physical Education (Selection Grade) pay grade

₹8,000

Assistant Professor (Selection Grade with more than 3 years of experience) pay grade

₹9,000

Vice-Chancellor pay grade

₹10,000

Professor/Librarian/Director of Physical education pay grade

₹11,000

Now, let’s take a look at the existing and revised pay scale according to the UGC 7th pay commission.

Revised Pay Scale According to UGC 7th Pay Commission

Teaching Jobs Positions

Existing UGC Pay Scale for Assistant Professor & Teachers

New Pay Scale of Assistant Professor & Other Posts

University Teacher’s Salary (Grade Pay)

Assistant Professor

₹47000

₹58000

₹6000

Assistant Professor (Senior Scale)

₹56000

₹69000

₹7000

Associate Professor

₹117480

₹131400

₹9000

Professor

₹116000

₹144200

₹10000

Vice-Chancellor

₹175200

₹225000

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Also read: Learn About Professor Salary in India

The pay scale under UGC 7th Pay Commission is as follows:

  • Salary of associate professor and assistant professor has been kept in the same pay band of ₹15600-₹39100 in the new recommendations of the UGC 7th pay commission. However, there is a change in the grade pay for assistant and associate professors. Assistant Professors are under the grade pay of ₹6600, whereas  Associate Professors are under the grade pay of ₹8000. 
  • The Pay scale for Professors, under the UGC 7th pay commission, will stand at somewhere around ₹37400-₹67000, and they will also be entitled to get a grade pay of ₹11000, which will lead to a substantial increase in their take-home salary, after all the deductions 
  • Under the UGC 7th Pay Commission, Vice-Chancellor will be paid a salary under a fixed pay scale of ₹80000. Since there has been a large increase in the current pay scale of a Vice-Chancellor, They are not entitled to any grade pay under the new rules. Also, the Pro Vice-Chancellors will be paid at the same pay scale as the Professors.
  • The Non-teaching staff, such as the librarian and directors of Physical education, will now be paid, according to the recommendations of the UGC 7th Pay Commission, pay scale, which will be the same as the teaching staff. The pay scale recommended for librarians and directors of Physical education stands anywhere between ₹15600 to ₹39100

Increment and Promotion Rules According to UGC 7th Pay Commission

  • For Those who have a Ph D degree: For PhD degree holders, there is a special provision to provide five advance increments, compared to the previously provided four advance increments to PhD holders.
  • For those who have an M. Phil degree: According to the new provisions, three advance increments are provided to the candidates who hold the prestigious M. Phil degree holders, while previously, Candidates who had an M. Phil degree were allowed two advance increments in the past.
  • For Those who have either of M.A / M.sc/ M.com degree: Candidates who complete the master of arts ( M.A), Master of Science ( M.sc) or Master of commerce (M.com) degree will be entitled to two advance increments per year.
  • Associate Professor: The salary of an associate professor, who has just joined the college or a university, will include two advance annual increments annually. Teachers who are presently in service and have not yet completed their PhD degrees will be provided with three advance increments annually, and when they attain their PhD degree, they will be allowed two advance increments per year.
  • People working with high merit were eligible for five advance increments per year previously according to UGC guidelines, but now according to the UGC 7th pay commission, they will be eligible for seven advance increments annually.

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Conclusion

Assistant Professor’s salary has been hiked to a large extent after the UGC 7th pay commission recommendations. The salary of associate professors has also been hiked to a reasonable extent along with the salaries of all other teaching and Non- Teaching staff in Colleges and Universities through the UGC 7th Pay Commission, making the Profession of teaching in Colleges and Universities become a more lucrative option for the aspiring candidates who are willing to undergo and take the UGC NET examinations. 

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FAQs

Q: What were the existing pay scale and the newly revised pay scale for an assistant professor?

Ans:

The existing  Pay scale for assistant professors is roughly about ₹56,480 whereas, under the UGC 7th pay commission report, it has been increased to ₹68,900.

Q: How many advance annual increments are allowed for an associate professor who has just joined a college or a university?

Ans:

According to the UGC 7th pay commission report, An associate professor will be allowed two advance increments annually. Teachers who are presently in service and have not completed their PhD will be allowed three advance increments and after completing their PhD they will be allowed two advanced annual increments.

Q: What are the changes in salary of non-teaching staff after recommendations by the UGC 7th pay commission?

Ans:

The pay scale for the non-teaching staff will be the same as the teaching staff, according to UGC 7th pay commission report. The pay scale for the non-teaching staff stands between ₹15600-₹39100.

Q: Explain the associate professor pay scale and salary of associate professor after recommendations from the UGC 7th pay commission?

Ans:

The salary of associate professors is in the same pay band as before, which is ₹15600-₹39100 but the grade pay of associate professors has been increased to ₹8000, resulting in higher take-home pay for associate professors.

Q: What is the Assistant Professor’s Salary after the UGC 7th Pay Commission?

Ans:

 The salary of an assistant professor earlier stood at a fixed band of ₹37400-₹67000, but after the recommendations of the UGC 7th pay commission, it stands at a whopping amount of ₹1.31 lakhs.

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