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‘Only studying isn’t enough, focus on developing your personality skills as well’

Sushmita Sharma, Apeejay Charkhi Dadri alumna and Chemistry faculty at BYJU’S, says personal development is a vital part of an individual’s growth and progression



A versatile book writer, proficient in researching, writing and editing diverse content, Sushmita Sharma is the writer of three Chemistry books for CBSE and ICSE. The Apeejay School Charkhi Dadri alumna is currently working as the Chemistry subject educator faculty (K-10 segment) at BYJU’S. In a brief interview, Sushmita discusses her dream of launching her edtech company in the near future, her passion for teaching and credits her teachers at Apeejay School Charkhi Dadri. Edited excerpts:

Please tell us a bit about your current work profile?

I am currently working as the K-10 Chemistry Educator with BYJU’S. We focus on the Classes 4 to 10 segments. My responsibilities include teaching, creating interesting content for offline and online classes, working with the latest pedagogy, performing experiments offline, dealing with parents and keeping a track of the progress of the students. 

Please tell us about some of your best memories from school?

My best memories are from the games and dance competitions, school trips and of course, all the activities we used to do at school everyday. The teachers were a great influence for me. Music classes, dance sessions, physical training sessions – these all used to be my favourite part of the day. I hated maintaining notebooks, so class monitors were not always my friends. (Laughs).

How did Apeejay Charkhi Dadri help you to become what you are at present?

Apeejay school has been an integral part of my life. Apart from providing me with education, Apeejay Charkhi Dadri provided me with the best environment a student can ask for. I find myself very comfortable and confident in all the situations that I face in life today – the school prepared us to deal with any situation – good or bad. I am very grateful to Apeejay Charkhi Dadri and all my teachers.

A word of advice for a current student at the school?

Just go with the flow. All you have to do is attend your classes and be involved in as many activities as you can. Only studying isn’t enough. For overall personality development, you need to be interactive, you must have the ability to plan, organise and priotise your work and be involved in whatever you do. These will help in your overall growth and make you confident and a mature professional.

What are your future targets in life?

My goal is to have my own edtech company. I have been working towards it. I never knew that I would develop so much interest in teaching, but now that I have, I can’t think of anything more important and fun. This field keeps me happy and active. Working with kids always seems like a very fulfilling experience.

Arijit Roy is a young correspondent at Apeejay Newsroom. He has done his masters in English literature from Delhi University and has a book of poems published by Writers Workshop India. He can be reached at [email protected]