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Amrita Ghatak
Amrita Ghatak

Amrita Ghatak

Ph.D. Scholar in Economics at ISEC, Bangalore

Research institute: Institute for Social and Economic Change

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Could you tell us briefly about your family background?
I was born and brought up in a middle class family of teachers. My father has been a professor with the Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya and my mother is a principal as well as a teacher of English literature in a secondary school. My only younger sister is an Architect by training.
Required Reading:
1. The Capital by Karl Marx
2. Anticipations of the General Theory? And Other Essays on Keynes by Don Patinkin
3. Accumulation of Capital by Rosa Luxemburg
4. The sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
5. Hungry tide by Amitav Ghosh
6. Broken republic by Arundhati Roy
6. Hello Bastar by Rahul Pandit
The Decisions That Matter
1. Decision to Study Economics Honours after 10+2
2. Decision to pursue doctorate in Economics when my parents wanted me to get into MBA.
Job Profile:
I worked for about a year as a Research Associate at PHFI. Am currently working as Research Analyst in the Ageing project at ISEC. In both the work places I have had the experience of handling large sample data sets to conduct various types of statistical and econometric analysis in cross section.
The Journey So Far:
Is this site only for the people belonging to the corporate world? How do you ask everyone about the experience in corporate world directly? I am not engaged in any capacity with the corporate world.
Prized Accomplishment(s):
1. I have a mind for minute details in any work I pursue.
2. I am very analytic in thinking.
3. I sing well.
4. I believe in freedom and equality very strongly.
Working Life Management:
I try to manage time to keep a balance between my professional and personal lives.
Growth Strategy:
1. Finishing the final draft of my thesis so that it might be submitted within June, 2012.
2. Reading a lot and writing side by side on the issues other than my thesis work.
Advice For New Professionals:
Slow but steady wins the race.
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