Hi, my name is Arghya Chakraborty, by profession I am GIS
Consultant. I did Masters in Remote Sensing and GIS from
Vidyasagar University in 2013, and then I joined West Bengal
state Remote Sensing Center as a junior research Fellow,
Simultaneously I did a certification course on WEB-GIS from
Jadavpur University. Till now I have worked for Different
companies as a GIS-Specialist like; Reliance Jio Infocomm, Tata
Power, Tata Consultancy Services, Orissa Dept. of Steel & Mines,
and a few more. I was privileged to provide special training on GIS
to our Indian Army officials. Now I am associated with one of the
reputed multinational companies and also pursuing an executive
post-graduate diploma in Business Administration.
In the 7th standard, I discovered geography is a wonderful subject.
My love for the subject became my passion when I decided to
pursued geography Hons. I found apart from being a geography
teacher, there is also a way to survive in this field. That’s when I did
research and instantly decided to join the dept. of the Remote
Sensing and GIS. Now I am really happy to say, I didn’t make the
Starting from Different companies, Different Projects, Different
Work Culture, Different Atmosphere, from junior research fellow to
Subject matter Expert my career has passed through unexpected ups
and downs, but in every situation, only one thing helped me that’s
my continuous learning and love towards my Subject. If you want
to sustain in your field you have to be ready to learn new
technologies, upgrade your skills, and be aware of the current
situation. From how to draw a simple vector line to write a simple
python or SQL Code you have to be ready for everything.
It’s not about the company; it’s all about the people who are working
for the company. Every individual has their own rules and ethics. I
have also worked for very small domestic companies who are
having a few numbers of employees and also for giant companies
who have a large set of employees around the globe. The strength of
employees and local Govt, influence the rules and ethics of a
company. It’s true as an employee you can get better compensation
and benefits from a foreign company. But it may vary from case
to case. Work stability may be there in an MNC but a small
company makes you responsible.
Yes, I do. Every day begins with a new opportunity and throws at
us new challenges, and as a part of the corporate family, we all have
to keep updating ourselves. Not only in the GIS domain. We have
to be ready for new responsibilities. Now I am using online
platforms to study, learn, and also pursue a diploma in Business
Administration to learn how to handle major corporate
Yes, Sometimes, mostly motivational books. As a human being,
you have to take care of your mental health, personal, and social
life. It’s difficult to mention one because every book has its flavor.
These days I am reading a book, named “Life’s Amazing Secrets -
written by Gaur Gopal Das”.
I'm just trying to be the best version of myself.
After 10 years,
Sharing my knowledge with newcomers, finishing a challenging
task with wonderful colleagues.
Having a delicious lunch in the office canteen.