Importance of Education
Name – Bithi Das
Profession – Business Owner
Designation – Director
Organisation – Aptrise Educations
Age – 38
City – Kolkata
Work Experience (Years) – 12
Under-Graduation – B.A, Calcutta University
Post-Graduation – M.Sc., Sikkim Manipal University
Professional Qualification – B.ED
Please give us a summary of your Career as an Owner of Abacus school.
I was a medical professional from 2001 to 2004 under West Bengal Government of India. During that time, I was frustrated because I wanted to do something different. That is why I decided to start my own business.
After 2004, I completed my abacus training program from Chennai. Then I left my job and started my own business as an entrepreneur. In the beginning, it was tough and challenging but after that, it was very enjoyable and enthusiastic.
Now, I have 7 branches. They are at Bansdroni, Brahmapur, Behala, Garia, Baghajatin, Kalyani and Midnapore.
Please describe your current Job Responsibilities as director of an Abacus school.
The entire responsibility is mine. Now there are about 800 students studying in the institution. Students are like flowers and so besides teaching them, I take care of them, nurture them with love and affection. I mainly teach Maths. Abacus is around 3000 years old concept. Abacus is an instrument. The student uses it so as to calculate any mathematical calculations in a fraction of second. I train them the way to use it. In future, they are bound to turn out genius in calculations.
There are about 76 to 77 teachers working with me.
Average Income in this Profession in the current scenario
Starting out/Fresher – 0-2 Lakhs Per Annum
5 Years of Experience – 2-5 Lakhs Per Annum
10 Years of Experience – 5-10 Lakhs Per Annum
15 Years of Experience – 10-20 Lakhs Per Annum
20 or more Years of Experience – 20-40 Lakhs Per Annum
How do you rate the Income Potential in your career?
On an average, how many hours do you work per day?
Less than 7 hours
On an average, how many days in a week do you work?
All 7 days
How often are you required to work in night-shift?
Does your work require you to travel?
Does your work require you to relocate to different town/cities?
How would you consider the job security in your profession?
Would you consider this Profession Risky?
Any business comes with a lot of challenges. Hence, it may be risky if it does not succeed for someone.
Overall, how would you rate Work-Life Balance in your Profession?
Overall, how would you rate Job Stability of your Profession?
What are the different ways of entering this profession?
Minimum qualification should be a master degree.
How would you rate Stress-Level in your Profession?
As it should be
How would you rate your office/work infrastructure?
How would you describe your co-workers?
Generally speaking, your work is
Overall, how would you rate Work-Culture in your Profession?
Importance of Education in Your Profession
Would you say that Education from top School/College plays a major role in the success of this Profession?
What level of Education is sufficient to be successful in this Profession?
Post-Graduation in Relevant Stream
Would you say that Studious students are generally successful in this Profession?
How would you consider the Cost of Education post 12th?
At present, which institutes are best for the education of this profession?
Obviously, my own – APTRIS EDUCATIONS & Co.
What is the cost of education (post 12th) of this profession at present?
Overall, how would you rate the role of Education in your Profession?
According to you, what kind of person is likely to be Happy & Successful as an Owner of an Abacus School?
First Personality Trait – Energized by people, enjoy a variety of tasks and good at multitasking
Second Personality Trait – Focus on possibilities and value innovation to come up with creative solutions to problems
Third Personality Trait – Prefer to make decisions by being sensitive and cooperative to others feelings
Fourth Personality Trait – Prefer to keep the flexible plan and keep options open
Fifth Personality Trait – Prefer to seek new experiences and create new things
Sixth Personality Trait – Prefer to be self-disciplined and organized
Seventh Personality Trait – Prefer to be cooperative and compassionate
Eighth Personality Trait – His/Her Family and Friends agree that S/he is usually relaxed, calm and happy
Please provide details
Patience, Motivation, Enthusiasm
What are some of the positives, which would encourage someone to join your Profession?
The first and foremost positivity is that I am independent and free.
Secondly, since the subjects taught are specific so comparatively, competition is less.
Thirdly, since competition is less hence the chance of progress in this career is great and huge.
Fourthly, cordial relationships are built with different families and the circle of contact expands.
Fifthly, the working environment is friendly and adjustable.
Lastly, the working-hours for females are also preferable.
What are some of the negatives that you would want someone to be aware of when considering a career in your Profession?
Firstly, the struggle encountered initially while starting the business is very tough to face, which includes space, time and funds.
Secondly, since I am a lady, I need to balance both my institutions as well as my home. So, the entire battle is very crucial though enjoyable.
Thirdly, if any controversial situations arise, then I need to solely handle them totally and as a lady, I sometimes feel frightened but again I deal with them confidently.
Fourthly, since it is a business, so there is a fear of political interventions.
Recognition in your Profession
What is your family’s view of your Profession?
My Family is Impressed
What is Friends’ view of your Profession?
My Friends are Impressed
What is Society’s view of your Profession?
Society is Impressed
Overall, how would you rate the Recognition aspect of your Profession?
General Information of your Profession/Business
What kind of family’s financial background can maximize success in this profession?
Medium to Large Business (Annual Family Income upwards of 20 Lakhs)
What is the ease of starting own business in this field?
Maybe Easy for Few
How easy is it to move to a different country in this profession?
Maybe Easy for Few
Now you have several years of work experience and you have seen professions of others. If you are taken back to 10th/12th class and allowed to pick a profession, then which profession will you pick and why?
Obviously, I will again like to be a teacher as this job is secure, respectable and enjoyable.