The toughest choices in life reap the most benefits. When backed by calculated decisions, self-belief, and hard work, these seemingly hard choices produce the best results, believes Dr Tapas Chakravarty, Principal Scientist, TCS Research. His professional career has been shaped and elevated by the choices he had to make over the last three decades.
Dr Chakravarty’s story highlights perseverance even when the task at hand seems impossible. Getting research work published is an ordeal for budding researchers but the experience is worth the effort, he highlights. Being recognized for work among peers brings in invaluable self-fulfillment, according to him.
“Research as a career is a hard journey. It’s almost like a roller-coaster ride. In my opinion, at least 50% of the motivation is self-driven,” he says. The rest comes from the environment, through people, processes, and infrastructure. “Though a research-focused organization provides the necessary stimuli to foster innovation, self-evaluation, patience and the courage to accept failure; all are integral to success,” he adds.