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Name – Debjani Mukherjee
Profession – Education
Designation – Music Lecturer
Organisation – Gout Teachers’ Training College
Age – 47
City – Kolkata
Work Experience (Years) – 19.5 years
Under-Graduation – B.A. in History, Vivekananda College for Women
Post-Graduation – M.A. in Music, Rabindra Bharati University
Professional Qualification – Ph. D. (pursuing)
Please give us a summary of your Career.
I started my career in early 1999. First, I joined Urdu Medium School in Hooghly as a Music Professor. I had an experience of 11 years in that school and was transferred after several requests to the Bikash Bhawan as my workplace was far away from the residence. Next, I joined Laudona College in Burdwan as the Music Lecturer where I worked for another 3 years. As in my profession on is regularly transferred, I was next transferred to my present college in Kulpi. Presently, I am the Music Directorate in Jaynagar District Institution for Education Training(DIET).
Please describe your current Job Responsibilities.
As the Music Directorate in Joynagar DIET, I have to visit the campus at least thrice a week and look after the doings of the upcoming teachers. At my college, i.e, at Gout teachers’ training college, every day I have to reach early in the morning to conduct the prayer with total devotion and rapt attention. This is one of the most important duties taken care of by me. Next, I have to look after the working and doings of teachers and guide them accordingly. Conducting classes on education and music are also important in my case.
Average Income for a Music Lecturer 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?
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 for a Music Lecturer?
Would you consider being a Music Lecturer Risky?
Overall, how would you rate Work-Life Balance for a Music Lecturer?
Overall, how would you rate Job Stability for a Music Lecturer?
What are the different ways of entering as a Music Lecturer?
Post Graduation with 1st class in Masters. Ph.D. is preferable at times and students need to have 5 years of teaching experience.
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?
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 your Profession?
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 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 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 should enjoy their subject and should be able to manage their stress levels.
What are some of the positives, which would encourage someone to join your Profession?
Positives in my profession are many. As it is a government job, it is highly stable and chances of losing on the job are negligible. It is a noble profession and earns respect from people of all strata of the society. Financially, it is a very good job where you can definitely earn a lot investing very little college hours. My profession refreshes my mood daily. It energizes me to a great extent.
What are some of the negatives that you would want someone to be aware of when considering a career in your Profession?
The negatives associated with profession include professional challenges are limited as one is focused on his/her part and very little scope of increment. The co-workers in the field are very competitive and you have to be the one out of them. Transferable job definitely has their own round of negatives. Lastly, family life is hampered as you have to devote most of your time for the profession.
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?
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?
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?
I would have rather planned to stick to my profession as I am totally satisfied with it.