Self Assessment Form Launched

Published: 24th October 2014 06:11 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th October 2014 06:11 AM   |  A+A-


CHENNAI: The new generation are no run-of-the-mill career choosers. Switching fields and dabbling in different areas is becoming more common than ever. To help students understand their personalities better, ‘My Choice, My Future’ (MCMF), a self assessment form for career choice and realignment was launched at IIT-Madras.

MCMF is an online, indigenous method that was developed through the collaboration of the faculty and alumni of the Department of Management Studies of IIT- Madras to enable students, especially at the higher secondary stage, to understand their personality traits.

M S Ananth, the former Dean of IIT Madras, launched the event and encouraged students to think creatively and intuitively.

“I encourage students to guess answers and then work out the logic, so that they can see how often their intuition is right. Ananth spoke about the importance of invention and innovation, and how the idea of education is more about jobs than learning." he said.

“Most jobs anyway do not make use of what they have learnt academically, except the job of a teacher. So education should not just train you for a job, it needs to refine your mind,” he said.

While recognising the importance of parents’ opinions, he stressed that one needed to rebel if one was passionate about a particular career path. 

Professor T J Kamalanabhan, HoD of Management Studies, IIT-Madras, was the guest of honour.

The MCMF form will be available for use in multiple Indian languages in order to enable students from various socio-cultural backgrounds to access it. It can be used by school and college students, as well as working professionals.

MCMF will be available free for a period of one month and can be accessed on

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