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Name – Kritika Anand
Profession – Teaching
Designation – Associate Professor
Organization – Banasthali Vidyapith
Age – 32
City – Niwai, Tonk
Work Experience (Years) – 5
Under-Graduation – B.Sc., Banasthali University
Post-Graduation – M.Sc., WII, Dehradun
Please give us a summary of your Career.
I started off as a science (Biology) teacher at Sacred Heart School, Chianki. After gaining a two-year work experience, I applied for the associate professor’s post at Banasthali Vidyapith. Currently, I’m in my fourth year of service there. Taking advantage of my workplace I enrolled for a suitable Ph.D. course. I’ve started my Ph.D. this year. As for my teaching work, I’m currently entrusted with teaching Zoology (Taxonomy) to B. Sc. 1st semester students and Histology and Genetics to B. Sc. 3rd semester students.
Please describe your current Job Responsibilities as Associate Professor.
My office hours start at 8 in the morning. My first task is to give lectures on wildlife habitations for about 2 hours. It is followed by taking a class for a field trip to the nearby sanctuary. The trip requires students to take notes about the food, behavior etc. of the various baby animals and the notes are verified by me later. Lastly, the final year students do practicals on dissection of various organisms under my supervision. These practicals an essential part of the final results that they receive at the end of the semester.
Average Income in this Profession in the current scenario
Starting out/Fresher – 2-5 Lakhs Per Annum
5 Years of Experience – 5-10 Lakhs Per Annum
10 Years of Experience – 10-20 Lakhs Per Annum
15 Years of Experience – 20-40 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?
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?
One can have a Ph.D. or Master’s degree in any of the available courses in life sciences.
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 becoming a Professor/Teacher?
Post-Graduation in Relevant Stream
How would you rate Stress-Level in your 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 Your Profession
Would you say that Education from top School/College plays a major role in the success in 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 of this profession?
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 Teacher/Professor?
First Personality Trait – Energized by people, enjoy a variety of tasks and good at multitasking
Second Personality Trait – Focus on facts and details and apply past experiences to come up with practical solutions to problems
Third Personality Trait – Prefer to make decisions by being sensitive and cooperative to others feelings
Fourth Personality Trait – Prefer to be organized and stick to plan
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 gets easily stressed out, angry and irritated
Please provide details
A peaceful work environment encourages a healthy life further ensures success in this profession.
What are some of the positives, which would encourage someone to become a Teacher/Professor?
As a teacher, the facts that you have studied keep getting revised which really helps you in your carrier. Moreover, you keep getting more experience in your field. You get to travel a lot with your students which really freshens the mind and soul. As a teacher, you come across a lot of students every day each trying to prove themselves in life and you get this golden opportunity to be their mentor who can be responsible for their success.
What are some of the negatives that you would want someone to be aware of when considering a career as Associate Professor?
Though the job that I have taken is in my personal interest, the salary that you get is quite low. The flexibility in the job is quite low, you cannot leave your job while doing it to attend to more serious matters. At last, the college does not even provide enough holidays. Mostly once a week, you get to work extra hours checking journals and assignments and don’t even get some extra stipend for it.
Recognition in your Profession
What is your family’s view of your Profession?
My Family is Neutral
What is Friends’ view of your Profession?
My Friends are Impressed
What is Society’s view of your Profession?
Society is Unimpressed
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?
Small Business (Annual Family Income up to 20 Lakhs)
What is the ease of starting own business in this field?
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?
If given the opportunity, I would choose to become a chef. Cooking has always been my passion and it would be interesting to pursue it as a career.