ICT Academy in association with STEP – The Hindu Group, has launched "National Communication Skills Challenge 2019". The challenge is aimed at assessing the english communication skills of college students specific to reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. The challenge make every participant understand their current language skill levels through STEP PLUS self diagnostic test and help them develop their communication enhancement strategy through personalised report. The top performers at college level, territory level , state level and national level will be recognized with prizes and awards. This challenge is exclusive for the ICT Academy Member Institutions across India.
What Students Get?
Exclusively available for 300 ICT Academy member colleges
Each participating college shall enable 100 students to participate
The college SPOC shall organize NCSC Day at the college before 31 Dec 2019
Every participating student will receive personalised report on their skill levels
All participating students will access 20 free self-learning videos
The top 3 College level, Territory level, State Level and National Level will be recognized.
STEP plus is a diagnostic online test that helps in assessing the English language proficiency of a candidate. Some unique features of the STEP Plus diagnostic tool are as follows:
Assessment : The test will comprehensively assess the user on his/ her English proficiency across Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking skills.
Adaptive: A 60-minute long online test, it is customizable and adaptive in nature -the test would work for candidates with varied English proficiency.
A/V Recording : The user can activate the webcam and microphone from the browser and stream and record the entire test experience.
Reports: A detailed report on the user’s areas of proficiency and areas that need attention will be available for decision makers.
Assessment Cost: INR 800 Per License ( Provided at Free of cost of the NCSC 2019 participating students )
ICT Academy is an initiative of the Government of India in collaboration with the state Governments and Industries. ICT Academy is a not-for-proﬁt society, the ﬁrst of its kind pioneer venture under the Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) model that endeavors to train the higher education teachers and students thereby exercises on developing the next generation teachers and industry ready students. ICT Academy is recently endorsed and recommended by NITI Aayog (National Institution for Transforming India Aayog), the National Planning body of Government of India as one of the unique organization for dissemination and replication, which is aligned to the Skill India Vision of the Government of India.Know more
STEP from The Hindu Group is an initiative of The Hindu Group of Publication that provides online courses and services to develop the English language skills of an individual. Through various learning programs, STEP unleashes the individual's potential by improving his/her English language skills that would eventually help them to excel in their professional career or find their dream job or crack competitive exams.Know more
Timeline for the Championship
Conducting NCSC Day