- Dr. Sandeep Singh holds a PhD and four Master’s degrees Punjabi, journalism and political science.
- He was a lecturer at Punjabi University in Patiala for 11 years as a contractual professor
Cases of graduates tarmacking for years without finding meaningful employment is common in Kenya. This sentiment appears to resonate in other countries as exemplified by individuals such as Dr. Sandeep Singh, who holds a PhD and four Master’s degrees.
The 39 year old hawks vegetables to eke a living as reported by ndtv.com. Prior to this, Dr. Sandeep Singh worked at Punjabi University in Patiala for 11 years as a contractual professor.
Apart from his PhD in law, he has Master’s degrees in Punjabi, journalism and political science and is still pursuing studies.
He called it quits from his job at the university over delayed pay and salary cut to take up selling vegetables to fend for his family.
“I had to leave the job because I didn’t use to get my salary on time and there was frequent pay cut. It had become difficult for me to make ends meet with that job. That’s why I switched to selling vegetables for the survival of me and my family.”
He has christened his cart ““PhD Sabzi Wala”, which he uses to go from home to home selling vegetables.
According to Dr. Sandeep Singh, he makes more from selling vegetables than he did as a professor. After his daily hustle, he retreats to his home to study for his exams.
The small trader has aspiration of starting his own tuition centre one day.