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Assessment of competence test launched in SMU

Written by: Staff

Gangtok,Mar 6 (UNI) A unique assessment test to assess various skills of professionals was launched in the Sikkim Manipal University of Technology.

National Association of Software and Services Companies(NASSCOM), country's premier trade body with more than 950 members spread across India and abroad, launched the assessment of competence(NAC) for the first time in the country in Sikkim.

The test, which began on Friday, was completed yesterday.

Sikkim Manipal University of Health Medicine and Technological Sciences Vice-Chancellor P Jaykumar said the programme aimed at integrating the industry's requirements with university and colleges by evaulating the students for their competence in several performance dimensions.

The system would help the students to appear for the scientific assessment of their talent, recognise their areas of strength and weakness and demonstrate leadership in their respective fields.

''We introduced the system as the industries have neither the time nor funds for reorienting the professional to help them perform efficiently in an industrial settings and have left it to the academic institutions and the students,'' the Vice-Chancellor said.

Designed by inputs from industry players and managed by Hewitt Associates, India, the focus of the programme is to build NAC test as certifying one on the lines of SAT,GMAT and GRE examinations.

The assessment test will create a standard for recruitment of professionals at the entry level, save substantial amount of sourcing cost of industry and filter out non-serious candidates.

It would help the state governments analyse the characters of their talent pool, attract investors and help reduce the gap between employable and total talent pool, Mr Jaykumar said.


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