Interview with Dr. Mahender Mahi
Dr. Mahender Mahi
Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh, India
Q1. Please share your educational and professional journey?
I was born in middle class family hailing from Kothapalem a remote village and I completed my Primary education where electricity was not available during that time. Later I moved to another village for upper primary study that was completed by walking 8 kilometers per day. (4 km up and 4 km down). Later on moved to Mandal level for my High school section there I spent 3 years in B.C welfare Hostel where providing poor quality food and least infrastructure.( Some times we were sleeping in verandah with torn blankets.)
For intermediate, Graduation and Post graduation completed in Government institutions only because during those days high preference was given to Govt. Institutes and I completed Ph.D from Osmania University with maximum hurdles and struggles.
Initial days of my professional journey I worked as School Biology teacher with least earning 250 rupees per month. Later I taught for Graduate and Post graduate students realized myself there was no growth in finance so I turned my teaching career into Intermediate sector as a NEET faculty. Now I am comfortable with this.
Q2. What did attract you towards teaching (zoology) instead of any corporate job?
I was not attracted by anyone because by passion I want to be in teaching job and one thing surely I can tell you I was much inspired by my Post graduate teacher (Prof.Swamynathan his teaching was high quality in subject, way of presentation and punctual with dedication). After listening his classes I was much inspired like I would be in teaching job instead of corporate job.
Q3. How do you motivate yourself at every morning?
In every morning I should think myself like I should do, I should give something new to my students based on this I might be ideal for them.
Q4. Where do you want to see yourself after 10 years in career?
Yah I want to be a rich in knowledge and dignified in profession and model for many students.
Q5. Which one thing do you want to change in yourself and why?
Friendly nature and easily mingling nature with others because of this others are underestimating me. So I want to change myself.
Q6. What do you do in your free time? Do you update yourself in terms of education?
During my free time mostly I spend time with my family and friends. Yes I always keep trying to update my knowledge by reading Articles, Journals, Books through internet.
Q7. Tell us about one of the moments which changed your perspective towards life?
The movement I able to understand the hard work of my parents to provide me this kind of education then I decide myself to stand in a good place.
Q8. Which one skill do you like most about yourself?
I am very active, hard work I do for any cause and positive thing skill.
Q9. How do you excel students in their career and education?
I always motivate the students by taking their own parents as a roll model because they do much hard work for providing better career to their kids. So they are only real heroes as like my parents. I strongly believe that if you do hardwork by comparing your parents definitely you would reach high positions in your career.