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Work-Life Balance

Job Security

Income Potential

Work Culture

Importance of Education


Profile Details
Name – Rajlaxmi Deogam
Profession – Telecom Engineering
Designation – Deputy Manager
Organisation Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited, New Delhi
Age – 33
CityNew Delhi
Work Experience (Years) – 10
Under-Graduation – B.Tech, BIT Sindri

Please give us a summary of your Career.

After graduating from BIT Sindri in Electronics and Communication Engineering, the initial phase of my career started in May 2008 when I was posted in Vodafone. I worked there as an engineer for approximately a year.
In August 2009, I joined Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited in New Delhi. Initially, I joined the firm as an Engineer but gradually rose to become the Deputy Manager. I currently serve as the Deputy Manager at MTNL.

Please describe your current Job Responsibilities.

As a deputy manager at MTNL, my primary job responsibility is managerial work in the Telecom Sector. We can be called the bridge between the firm and the telecommunication technology. Sometimes, I also supervise the sector that handles customer care. My job responsibilities also include designing, provisioning, operating, maintaining and expanding of the Broadband Network. The main aim is to provide support to providers of telecommunications, and other network services.

Average Income for a Telecom Engineer 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 – 2-5 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?
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Work-Life Balance

On an average, how many hours do you work per day?
7-9 hours
On an average, how many days in a week do you work?
6 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 for a Telecom Engineer?
Would you consider being a Telecom Engineer Risky?
Not Risky

Overall, how would you rate Work-Life Balance as a Telecom Engineer?
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Overall, how would you rate Job Stability for a Telecom Engineer?
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What are the different ways of entering this profession?

One can enter this field through academic degrees such as B.Tech, M.Tech or even diploma courses.


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
Office Work
Overall, how would you rate Work-Culture in your Profession?
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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?
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 for a Telecom Engineer?

For engineering, the best institutes in India

What is the cost of education (post 12th) of this profession at present?

It is very expensive in private colleges but relatively cheaper for Government ones.

Overall, how would you rate the role of Education in your Profession?
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According to you, what kind of person is likely to be Happy & Successful in your 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 to seek new experiences and create new things
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

One has to be spontaneous and problem solver in this field. You need to be a multi-tasker. You also need to maintain cordial professional relationships that again requires cool temperament and good communication skills.

What are some of the positives, which would encourage someone to join your Profession?

The first major positive thing about the field is the knowledge and personal growth this job has. We get regular exposure to new projects where we not only participate but also contribute socially as citizens. These projects include the Commonwealth Games, WiFi services to all NDMC area in Delhi, Health Mela, India Trade Fare, and FTTH in Delhi etc. The work culture is generally good and co-operative. Also, the job is considerably lucrative in terms of money.

What are some of the negatives that you would want someone to be aware of when considering a career in your Profession?

It is difficult to maintain a work-life balance in this field. At some point, there emerges a time constraint for even minutes of leisure. Secondly, due to the humongous number of engineers graduating every year, the scope of employment is reducing. This is leading to a lower income potential in the field. This profession also establishes a stable yet monotonous life routine due to which ambition and risk-taking attitude fade away gradually.

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 Neutral
Overall, how would you rate the Recognition aspect of your Profession?
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General Information of your 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?
Very Difficult
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?

I would have prepared for UPSC.