My Choice, My Future (MCMF) Self Assessment Form for Career Choice

16 Nov

Professor M. S. Ananth, Former Director, IIT Madras, launched MCMF (My Choice, My Future) on October 17, 2014. It is an online, indigenous, self-assessment form that has been developed through the collaborative efforts of faculty and alumni of the Department of Management Studies, IIT Madras and BodhBridge Educational Services Private Limited, Chennai.  The event was presided over by Prof. R Nagarajan, Dean (International & Alumni Relations), IIT Madras and Prof. T. J. Kamalanabhan, Head, Department of Management Studies, IIT Madras was the guest of honour.

The MCMF (My Choice, My Future) form enables respondents, mostly students in the higher secondary stage and beyond, to gain a better understanding of the underlying dimensions of their individual personalities characterized using twelve personality traits.  It also enables them to map their modal personality dimensions to relatively more suitable career choices/opportunities.

The MCMF form will be available for use in multiple Indian languages (Thamizh, Telugu, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, etc.) in order to enable students from various socio-cultural backgrounds to access it.

The MCMF form has been developed based on research and interviews with working professionals.  Pilot tests conducted using school and college students have yielded very strong and reliable results, and the form has received very good feedback.  The MCMF form can also be used by young working professionals and by Human Resources Management Departments of business and industrial organizations who wish to make efficient job or responsibility allocations.

Product Development Team

Dr. Priyadharshini S.K

Dr. Priyadharshini S.K holds a PhD in human resource management from the department of Management Studies, IIT Madras. She has her masters and under graduation in Psychology. Her PhD research focused on the human resource management disclosure and its influence on the financial performance of the firm. She is a recipient of DAAD fellowship and spent a semester in Germany. She has experiences in academia and industry. She has been offering courses at the University of Passau, Germany. She also offers consulting support to start-up and mid size companies.

Mr.Balaraju Kondaveeti 

Mr.Balaraju Kondaveeti completed M.S (Entrepreneurship) in 2009 from the Department of Management Studies, IIT Madras. As part of M.S (Entrepreneurship), Mr.Balaraju founded a company in 2006 and filed 4 patents in the area of Internet Security. These patents were licensed to Lasersoft Infosystems, a Polaris group company. Mr.Balaraju won the National Budding Innovator Award for the year 2009 from NRDC, a Govt. of India Enterprise.In 2009, Mr.Balaraju co-founded BodhBridge Educational Services Private Limited and was incubated in the C-TIDES, Department of Management Studies, IIT Madras. BodhBridge has been selected for Nasscom Emerge 50 Awards, 2011.

Prof. L.S Ganesh

Prof. L.S Ganesh is the former Dean of Students, IIT Madras. He is a Professor at the department of Management Studies, IIT Madras. He also served as the head of the management studies department from 2004 until 2008. Prof. L.S Ganesh’s research work involved the application of time series forecasting models and system dynamics concepts to educational planning in Tamilnadu schools. He was a key member of some national-level projects sponsored by ISRO and MHRD, and also of international projects concerning Integrated Coastal Zone Management sponsored by the World Bank and the UNDP. He also coordinated the establishment of strategic academic relationships through MoUs between IIT Madras and leading national and multinational institutions (Indian School of Business at Hyderabad; Universities of Mannheim, Passau, and Bremen in Germany; Management Center at Innsbruck in Austria; State University of New York, Binghamton) and business organizations (Caterpillar; LIC of India; @Road Software; SCOPE International).

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