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Name – Mahuya Das Mitra
Profession – Teacher
Designation – Assistant Teacher
Organisation – Paikpara Rajamanindra Memorial High School
Age – 45
City – Kolkata
Work Experience (Years) – 21years
Under-Graduation – B.sc Zoology Honours, Bethune College
Post-Graduation – M.Sc. ( Zoology, Fishery specialization), Calcutta University
Please give us a summary of your Career.
After passing M.sc from Calcutta University, I got my first job in the year 1997. I joined a school named Paikpara Rajamandir Memorial High school. And, I haven’t moved away ever since. I joined that school as a teacher. After a few years, my hard work paid me off and I was promoted to be an assistant teacher. Good work culture, amazing colleagues plus job security made by profession my hobby. As a teacher, I feel proud to be a part of the nation-building process directly as well as indirectly. I have been serving as a teacher with a full dedication which pays off every time.
Please describe your current Job Responsibilities.
I have been working in the same institution for more than 15 years. A number of responsibilities are bestowed upon me as an assistant teacher. Every day, I take the theory as well as practical classes. Mainly, I teach the higher secondary classes. I guide them in their personality development and future plans. Also, I help them score good marks in their board exam. I check their exam copies as well as conduct school exams. It is my work to increase the knowledge of the students by teaching them some topics which are not in the syllabus.
Average Income in this Profession in the current scenario
Starting out/Fresher – 2-5 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 – 5-10 Lakhs Per Annum
20 or more Years of Experience – 5-10 Lakhs Per Annum
How do you rate the Income Potential in your career?
On an average, how many hours do you work per day?
On an average, how many days in a week do you work?
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 the Teaching profession?
Would you consider this Profession Risky?
Overall, how would you rate Work-Life Balance in Teaching Profession?
Overall, how would you rate Job Stability of Teaching Profession?
What are the different ways of entering in the Teaching Profession?
If you are fond of young kids with great minds, it’s an easy task to enter the Teaching profession. All you need is to complete your graduation and post graduation.
How would you rate Stress-Level in Teaching Profession?
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 Teaching 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?
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 in Teaching Profession?
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 using logic by weighing the pros and cons
Fourth Personality Trait – Prefer to keep the flexible plan and keep options open
Fifth Personality Trait – Prefer routine and stable life
Sixth Personality Trait – Prefer to be easy-going and flexible with life
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
The person who is calm, composed, patience and passionate about his/her work.
What are some of the positives, which would encourage someone to join the Teaching Profession?
- The working hour and days are limited as a teacher. You mostly work during the day.
- There is rarely any type of emergency.
- The work culture is very nice. Most of the work is classroom based.
- The job is not that pressurizing so your mental health is at peace.
- You make a great bond with your students.
- Because you are always around the young blood, you never really get old.
What are some of the negatives that you would want someone to be aware of when considering a career in your Profession?
- At times the job becomes monotonous as you do the same thing every day.
- There is a limited advancement in this profession.
- You rarely travel, so there is no opportunity to explore new places.
- The syllabus which we have to teach is not updated most times.
- Nowadays some people take up this profession and make it a mere business. But teaching is considered to be one of the most sacred professions of all and should be kept like that.
Recognition in Teaching 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 Teaching Profession/Business
What kind of family’s financial background can maximize success in this profession?
It Doesn’t Matter
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?
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?
If I am taken back to 10th or 12th class and allowed to choose a profession, I would like to do an administrative job.