Interview with Dr. Rahul Kher
Dr. Rahul Kher
Anand, Gujarat, India
Q1. Please share your educational and professional journey?
I completed my B. E. in Electronics Engineering from BVM Engineering College, Vallabh Vidyanagar, Gujarat in 1997. I did M. Tech in Electrical Engineering (with specialization in Measurement & Instrumentation) from Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee in 2006. I obtained Ph. D in Electronics & Communication Engineering from Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar in 2014.
Q2. What did attract you towards teaching instead of any corporate job?
After completing B. E. within a week’s time, I got the opportunity to work as a Visiting Lecturer in my alma mater- BVM Engineering College. I enjoyed teaching job and then never thought of changing to a corporate job.
Q3. How do you handle stress in this fast and competitive life?
I am still searching the perfect technique for it. However, regular exercise and some form of yoga can definitely help.
Q4. Which one thing do you want to change in yourself and why?
I would like to change the inherent reservedness (particularly towards students) of my nature. Due to this, I feel that there has been a vast distance between me and students as they hesitate to connect with me. I need to be more extrovert and friendly with the students.
Q5. How do you excel students in their academics and career?
I have always advised the students to think on a bigger perspective. I tell them to think beyond marks and grades. Identifying the domain/ field that interests you will definitely lead towards excellence in academics as well in career.
Q6. Tell us about one of the moments which changed your perspective towards life?
I was fearing from many things previously. But the moment I realized that fear has to be overcome, I experienced that life is very simple. Our fear and (mis)beliefs make it complex.
Q7. How do you see new online study pattern? Is it impactful like old offline study pattern?
It is really challenging to teach effectively using online platforms. There are many issues in it. Particularly the mathematical subjects are really difficult to teach to the students. I personally feel that it’s a stop-gap solution, which cannot replace the offline mode of teaching/ learning.
Q8. What message would like you like to give to the young students for their professional life?
Identify your interests; pursue them with your 110%. Success is yours!
Q9. Which one skill do you like most about yourself?
Organizing and Documentation skills