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Work-Life Balance

Job Security

Income Potential

Work Culture

Importance of Education

Recognition

Profile Details
Name – Amit Puri
ProfessionEducation
DesignationAssistant Professor
OrganisationNational Project Implementation Unit
Age – 38
City – Firozpur
Work Experience (Years) – 6
Under-Graduation – B.Tech, Guru Nanak Dev University
Post-Graduation – M.Tech, Guru Nanak Dev University

Please give us a summary of your Career.

I started as an Assistant Professor at NIT, Hamirpur where I taught the fundamentals of Computer Science to the First Year students, and Object-Oriented Programming Language to the Second Year students. I worked there for almost 2 years and it was a great experience and after that, I move to work to another engineering college where I am currently working and it is a great experience working here and the work-life balance is great. There is a mental satisfaction to see your students grow and eventually play a role in developing the country.

Please describe your current Job Responsibilities as Assistant Professor.

Being a teacher, my primary job responsibilities include not only to teach theory to the students but also shape perspectives and thought processes of young minds. My responsibilities as an Assistant Professor include lecturing, taking routine tests, exams and ensuring a holistic development of the students. The general background of children who come to study here is not very progressive. I constantly strive to shape their minds positively. I also help in implementing the updated policies and teaching methods that the government introduces for the students’ benefit. When necessary, I also enforce rules and disciplinary action against misconduct, if the need arises.


Average Income in this Profession 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 – 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?
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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?
Rarely
Does your work as Assistant Professor require you to travel?
Rarely
Does your work require you to relocate to different town/cities?
Rarely
How would you consider the job security in your profession?
Secure
Would you consider this Profession Risky?
Maybe

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?

You need to complete your graduation and apply for the job.


Work-Culture

How would you rate Stress-Level in your Profession?
As it should be
How would you rate your office/work infrastructure?
OK
How would you describe your co-workers?
OK
Generally speaking, your work as Assistant Professor 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 in this Profession?
No
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?
Yes
How would you consider the Cost of Education post 12th?
OK
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 – Prefer working alone or in small groups and focus on few tasks at a time
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 be organised and stick to plan
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 cooperative and compassionate
Eighth Personality Trait – His/Her Family and Friends agree that S/he is usually relaxed, calm and happy
Please provide details

You need to have patience and do your work properly in an organized fashion as you need to follow a schedule for your job.

What are some of the positives, which would encourage someone to become an Assistant Professor?

There are a lot of vacations. So you get plenty of time for your personal vacations. Even if you need a personal day off, you get it without much hassle. There is a good income for the job. If you get a good income, then other negatives of the job can be neglected and you get to go home early before the evening. It is very important and in this profession, you have the opportunity to learn something from every person you encounter.

What are some of the negatives that you would want someone to be aware of when considering a career as Assistant Professor?

Stress levels can be extremely high at times, especially when students are non-cooperative. So, you have to learn to work your way around such obstacles. The day starts early and you may have to create a rigid schedule on weekdays, especially if you manage a household as well. A student’s failure can be perceived as your failure as well. You have to be the link between students and the administration, which can be tasking at times.


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 Neutral
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 as an Assistant Professor

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 choose the same profession.


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