Importance of Education
Name – Sunita Saxena
Profession – Government Service
Designation – JTO-Architect
Organisation – BSNL
Age – 59
City – Mumbai
Work Experience (Years) – 38
Under-Graduation – B.Arch, Mumbai University
Please give us a summary of your Career.
I have worked in this company for more than two decades now, it has been a really nice experience so far. I get to learn something new from each project that I work on. Now, I work as a JTO Architect for Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited. Being a government job, it is very easy going. There is hardly any stress and everyone is very helpful. You are respected by your bosses and there is no chance of partiality or foul-play. My job mainly includes designing different types of buildings given to me by the company as well as clients from outside.
Please describe your current Job Responsibilities as JTO Architect.
Being an architect, my main job is designing buildings. The projects are given to us by my own company, BSNL, and also from our clients outside. I need to make sure that my design is being executed well by the builders and everything fits in the budget provided. At times, I am also required to go on the site to see if the builders are doing a good job. I need be sure that whatever designs are being provided to the client are fit for his or her needs, for which I need to communicate with the client thoroughly.
Average Income of a JTO Architect in this Profession in the current scenario
Starting out/Fresher – 20-40 Lakhs Per Annum
5 Years of Experience – 20-40 Lakhs Per Annum
10 Years of Experience – 40-80 Lakhs Per Annum
15 Years of Experience – 40-80 Lakhs Per Annum
20 or more Years of Experience – 40-80 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?
Being the JTO Architect how often are you required to work in night-shift?
Does your work as JTO Architect 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?
Overall, how would you rate Job Stability of your Profession?
What are the different ways of entering this profession?
You need to clear the NATA exam and have a B.Arch degree to be eligible for the same.
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 as JTO Architect 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?
Manipal Institute, IIT-Roorkee, JJ College- Mumbai University
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 JTO Architect?
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 by being sensitive and cooperative to others feelings
Fourth Personality Trait – Prefer to keep flexible plan and keep options open
Fifth Personality Trait – Prefer routine and stable life
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
One needs to have good communication skills and a great eye for precision to be a JTO Architect.
What are some of the positives, which would encourage someone to become a JTO Architect?
Being a government job, it is not at all stressful. Everything is very easy-going and my colleagues are also very helpful. Other than that, BSNL has various other organizations like TWWO for Women Empowerment, so there is always something to to apart from your daily 9-5 job also. You are never expected to work after hours, given you reach the deadline of the project. Hence, you get more than enough amount of time to spend with your family.
What are some of the negatives that you would want someone to be aware of when considering a career as a JTO Architect?
One thing that I would like to complain about is the salary. As compared to a private sector job, the salary is pretty low. Als,o the infrastructure of the office could have been better. Even though most of the BSNL offices are renovated regularly, it has been quiet a while since this one has been renovated. Apart from that, the job is amazing. You get amazing opportunities and the campus is lush green, near the beach which gives us a sea view from our office.
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?
How easy is it to move to a different country in this profession?
May be 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 pick the same profession & Would still be a JTO Architect.