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Center for Psychometric Testing & Research

About the Center:

 

Competent people are assets to any successful organization and thus are of great value. Here, an important research tool i.e., psychometric testing plays a crucial role in enabling the identification and consequent development of the competencies. Psychometric testing has its relevance for HR professionals for various endeavors like selection, training, promotion, counselling and development of job-incumbents. Therefore, a research-based understanding of psychometric testing would be beneficial for handling people-related issues.

 

Understanding of psychometrics is concerned with the comprehension of theory and technique of psychological measurement, which aids measurement of knowledge, abilities, attitudes, and personality traits. The field is primarily concerned with the construction and validation of measurement instruments and their administration.

 

Center for Psychometric Testing & Research (CPTR) provides an intellectual space for psychometric research and testing at FORE School of Management. In collaboration with other reputed institutes renowned in the area, CPTR promotes education, research and training in psychometric research. With its in-house trained faculty, CPTR conducts workshops, management development programs, consultation, training, etc.

 

Thrust Areas:

 

  1. CPTR is focused on a wide range of activities such as teaching, training and consulting in the areas of psychometric test development, assessment, and application.

 

  1. CPTR conducts research for the development of psychometric tests, revision and validation of psychometric tests.

 

Research Themes and Goals:

 

  1. The Center endeavors to establish a base for research and training on psychometric tests for application in the organisations.

 

  1. The Center deals with development of psychometric tests related to intrinsic motivation of an individual, one of the important aspects of people management today.

 

  1. The Center is a platform encouraging a strong link between the research and practice in the area of psychometrics through workshops and training programs for students, researchers, and corporate. It invites leading experts in the field to enable effective research in the field.

 

Achievements:

 

CPTR completed its FORE Research Project (FRP) “Development of a Psychometric Test on Motivational Potential”.

 

Two of the main outcomes of the project have got published in “International Journal of Indian Culture and Business Management” which is listed in IBSS [International Bibliography of the Social Sciences] (Proquest); and indexed in Australian Business Deans Council Journal Rankings List 2013, Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS) Academic Journal Guide, Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA).

 

 

 

CPTR Events:

 

Upcoming Events:

  1. Seminar on “Critical Competencies at Work” October 3, 2018, for students.

 

  1. Organize a Workshop on “Psychological Assessment- Prospects and Challenges”, November, 2018, for students, research scholars, faculty members, corporate professionals.

 

  1. Seminar on “Enhancing interpersonal relationship at work” December 6, 2018, for students.

 

  1. Workshop on “Understanding Psychometric Tests” for students in December 7, 2018.

 

Events Held:

  1. The CPTR organized a panel discussion on “Psychological Assessment at Workplace- Prospects and Challenges” on November 14, 2017, of 2 hrs. duration, 120 (1st and 2nd Year) students participated.

 

Conveners were- Dr. Prachi Bhatt & Dr. Sanghamitra Buddhapriya

 

Following were the invited panelists:          

  • Rashmi Mansharamani, Corporate Head- Human Resources, Wave Infratech, Noida.
  • Subir K. Ghosh, Head- Human Resources, Multiplier-Mudra, Gurugram.
  • Amitabh Jha, L&D Strategy, Corporate L&D, BHEL, New Delhi.
  • N. K. Chadha, Former Professor and Head, Department of Psychology, Delhi University, Delhi.
  • Archana Kumar, Chief Human Resources Officer, Ireo City, Gurugram.

 

The panel discussion was well-received by the students. The discussion mainly revolved around today’s business contexts and the benefits of using psychological assessments of employees. The panelists highlighted and the ways in which psychological assessments add value to the organizations, the assessment tools organisations use, and their practical applications in various human resource/organizational functions. Additionally, discussion involved issues with respect to psychological measurements to be used for an integrated evaluation strategy at workplace.

 

  1. CPTR organized two seminar courses for the FORE students.

 

  1. “Understanding of Psychometric Tests" by Dr. Prachi Bhatt, on December 5, 2017.
  2. “Enhancing Interpersonal Skills” by Dr. Sanghamitra Buddhapriya, on January 8, 2018.

 

  1. CPTR organized a workshop titled “Psychometric Testing and Applications for on February 22-23, 2018. The workshop had a total of eight participants (researchers/ faculty/ corporate).

 

 

Center Head: Prof. Prachi Bhatt

E-mail: cptr@fsm.ac.in

 

 

 
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