Monday, October 21, 2013

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HOD of a Engg College, Mr. Abhishek Bhattacharya shares his Opinions about Career as a Engineering College Professor.

Abhishek Bhattacharya is working as Head of the Department of BCA, M.Sc (Information science) with Institute of Engineering and Management. He is into this feild from the past 9 years, He has pursued his M.TECH (CSE) from Birla Institute of Technology, Ranchi. We thought his Experience in Teaching Field will be of great help to Students and Newcomers aspiring to take-up Teaching and Academic Administration as a Career.

So we thought it would be useful to publish his interview to share his expertise about teaching  profession at an Engineering & Management College,  please go through this small interview we had over a cup of coffee.

CT: Tell Us About You?
Name : Abhishek Bhattacharya 
Designation : Head of the Department of BCA,M.Sc(Information science) 
Educational background: MCA,M.Tech(CSE) BIT,Mesra
Academics Experience: 9 years
Presently working as Head of the Department of BCA,M.Sc (Information science) Dept. in Institute of Engineering & Management,Kolkata
Research Interest: Distributed Computing,Network security

CT: About Your Profession (Head of The Department) in Few Lines
My Job involves Teaching , Educational Leadership , Curriculum Design , Curriculum Development ,Teacher Training , E-Learning, Lesson Planning , Tutoring ,Lecturing Classroom Academic Administration, Educational Research

CT:  Please explain about the following in single word ?
1. Career Growth - Good (3/5)
2. Stress  - Moderate (4/5)
3. Job Satisfaction - High (5/5)
4. Challenge - High (5/5)
5. Respect and Fame - High (5/5)
6 . Family Life -  Work Life Balance is Good (4/5)

CT: Tell us about working hours of a HOD of Engg College ?
Working Hours: 9 am to 5 pm.
Total 35 holidays according to Institute Calender.
Timings are not Flexible

CT :DO you engage in Work related activities after working hours?
Yes, Whenever Required .

CT: Things you like about Being a HOD of Engg College?
  1. You are working with young minds who are hopefully motivated to learn.
  2. You teach children from different backgrounds and beliefs.
  3. You feel satisfied you have made a difference on children.
  4. You form a good relationship with parents and Caretakers , You are teaching the next generation.

CT: Things you don't like about your Profession ?
Escalating negative rhetoric about teachers--or what is has called the "demonization" of teachers--over the last few years, especially by politicians and other public figures.

CT: Work Location and Job Availability in Different Countries?
Teaching Profession has its presence globally, So You will have plenty of job opportunities anywhere in the world

CT: Please explain us typically,how career graph of a  person who is into teaching profession ?
Within 2 to 5 years:  Persons entering the teaching profession in Universities and Colleges shall be designated as Assistant Professors and shall be placed in the Pay Band of Rs.15600 - 39100 with AGP of Rs,6000.

Within 5 to 10 years: Directly recruited Associate Professors shall be placed in the Pay Band of Rs. 37400-67000 with an AGP of Rs. 9000, at the appropriate stage in the Pay Band in terms of the conditions of appointment.

After 10 years: The pay of a directly recruited Professor shall be fixed at a stage not below Rs. 43000 in the Pay Band of Rs. 37400-67000, with the applicable AGP of Rs. 10000.

CT: Skills or qualities required to become a HOD of Engg College?

  1. being good at explaining things.
  2. being a people person and enjoy working with a wide range of people.
  3. enthusiasm.
  4. having a strong knowledge in particular subject areas.
  5. being a good time manager.
  6. having patience and a good sense of humor.
  7. being fair-minded.
  8. enjoying a challenge.

CT:Your suggestion to aspirants,who want to pursue teaching as a profession?
"Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable... Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals."
Martin Luther King, Jr.

CT: How to get into your Profession ?
BE / BTech/ ME / M. Tech in relevant branch with First Class or equivalent either in BE/BTech or ME/MTech 

BE/ BTech and MCA with First class or equivalent in either BE / BTech or MCA 
MCA with first class or equivalent with two years relevant experience

CT: Name 5 top companies who Offers jobs in your Profession?

  1. 1. Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani
  2. 2. Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra
  3. 3. Indian Institute of Technology Madras
  4. 4.Indian School of Mines
  5. 5.National Institute of Technology, Warangal1. All universities,IITs and NITs

CT: Your contact details, So that Students or interested new comers may contact you or follow you?
Email id:
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Career Teacher Thanks Mr. Abhishek Bhattacharya for his invaluable suggestions and his valuable time