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Profile Details
Name – Pappu Bhowmick
Designation – Group A Chemist
OrganisationGeological Survey of India
Age – 29
City – Kolkata
Work Experience (Years) – 10
LinkedIn – Pappu Bhowmick
Under-Graduation – B.Sc in Chemistry, Vivekananda College
Post-Graduation – M.Sc in Chemistry, IIT-Kharagpur
Professional Qualification – SCTW10

Please give us a summary of your Career.

After completing my Masters in Chemistry, I was really interested in pursuing a career that will allow me to apply chemistry in daily life as well. So I started preparing myself for the UPSC examination and meanwhile engaged myself in providing a large number of students private tuition at home in chemistry. I enjoyed my teaching career a lot and had total satisfaction. I have qualified NET, GATE, SET, UPSC(thrice) and then, at last, took the decision of joining as Group A chemist. To be honest, I decided to go for the profession as it called for the actual application of chemistry.

Please describe your current Job Responsibilities as Group A chemist.

My work completely involves fieldwork. The daily responsibilities include a number of works including sample analysis. Water and steam sedimentation that actually helps in mineral exploration come under one of the very basics in my fieldwork. Besides these, I do have a number of office work that includes having a clear understanding of all the samples analyzed and help my workers have a clear understanding of what they are actually doing. It is a work for the entire nation and thus, requires utmost patience and accuracy.

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 – 10-20 Lakhs Per Annum
20 or more Years of Experience – 10-20 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?
5 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?

Overall, how would you rate Work-Life Balance in your Profession?
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Overall, how would you rate Job Stability of your Profession?
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What are the different ways of entering this profession?

A minimum of Post graduation and recently a P.hD maybe required to enter into this field.


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?
Very Competitive
Generally speaking, your work is
Field 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 in this Profession?
What level of Education is sufficient to be a successful Chemist?
Post-Graduation in Relevant Stream
Would you say that Studious students are generally successful as Chemist?
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?
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According to you, what kind of person is likely to be Happy & Successful Chemist?

First Personality Trait – Prefer working alone or in small groups and focus on few tasks at a time
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 pros and cons
Fourth Personality Trait – Prefer to keep 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 organised
Seventh Personality Trait – Prefer to be just and fair and not try to make everyone happy
Eighth Personality Trait – His/Her Family and Friends agree that S/he is usually relaxed, calm and happy
Please provide details

You have to be very organized and focused in your professional life.

What are some of the positives, which would encourage someone to join the Geological Survey of India as a Chemist?

My profession is such that it is a work for the nation. It not only enlightens us but also helps to develop a strong bond with our own motherland. Job as chemist provides an opportunity to apply chemistry directly in the daily life. It breaks the stereotypical outlook that chemistry is studied only to enter into the teaching profession. It may help one to gain knowledge in geochemistry. The job stability is the best of all.

What are some of the negatives that you would want someone to be aware of when considering a career as Chemist in Geological Survey of India?

Negativity is associated with every profession and is an integral part of every profession. My profession allows only a limited part of chemistry to be applied. I am in charge of a number of individuals who are actually involved in sample analysis but as I am the head, I am answerable to the authority for any wrongdoing. It is diverted from pure chemistry. It does not allow own plans to be executed.

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?
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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?
May be 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?

According to the ideology of Acharya Prafulla Chandra Ray, I would like to set up a firm like Bengal Chemicals that will provide employment to the youths of the nation. This will make Indians self-dependent and self-reliable.

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