National Creativity Aptitude Test (NCAT-2015) Conducted at GD Goenka University

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Research on ‘executive success’ indicates that problem solving skill is perhaps the single most important factor in the success of individuals and organizations. The willingness and ability to work hard is a necessary condition for success, it is however not a sufficient one. In order to sensitize the students to the domain of creative thinking and motivate them to read, learn and practice the same, NCAT 2015, an initiative of International Forum for Excellence in Higher Education (IFEHE) was conducted at GD Goenka University in association with IFEHE on 20th February, 2015. GD Goenka University was one of the 165 Colleges/Universities across India who conducted this test. Round 1 test was given by 44 enthusiastic participants who are pursuing undergraduate programmes in engineering.

NCAT may throw up a set of students who don’t seem to be the front-runner in the curricular subjects as creative genius and motivate them to sharpen their talent. In this, there is separate test for students in different years of their degree courses in which student’s creative thinking and logical reasoning abilities are tested. The primary objectives of this test are one, to sensitize the students and two, to appeal to his/her competitive spirit to make him/her as achiever.

Since NCAT is conducted under a highly respected academic body, it is designed and structured to hone the skills of student throughout the time they prepare for it. NCAT also guides the students towards realizing the novelty required for strategic solutions. IFEHE, which is the conducting body, is governed by a board of directors. The board has professors from reputed institutions like the IITs. As a result, NCAT creates a benchmark for students to realize the level of excellence required at decision-making levels in organizations and skill development courses.

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