Paper Title
Theorising Career Plateaus of Academics at Various Career Stages through the Protean Career

The changing landscape of higher education aligned with the government’s vision has compelled higher educational institutions with huge workloads, poor and possibly no work-life balance and stringent criteria for promotion. The study was theorised through the Protean career, which is viewed as awareness of one taking responsibility and independence to adapt and foresee current trends, skills and attitudes. The mixed methods approach was utilized. A model has been developed from the study. Keywords - Protean Career, Career Plateaus, Career Stages