DR. Vaijayanti Pandit
Women Independent Director - Since 2013 on a couple of Boards
When the Ministry of Corporate Affairs made it mandatory for IDs to take up an online Proficiency Test, conducted by the IICA in Oct. 2019, my reaction was like everyone else… "why should we appear for an exam? We have all the education experience and knowledge”. When the idea behind it sunk in gradually, I decided to start studying and researching on how to clear this exam.
With lockdown announced, I started browsing 42 Learning Modules, classified as Board Basics and Board Practices wit...
h some very good case studies and soon I felt so enlightened and happy. Truly experienced that knowledge is empowerment and knowledge is enlightenment.
The mock tests are excellent flavor of the question papers. Acquiring a new skill and giving the first online exam at the age of 67 was truly a motivational experience. The technology team and the facilitators of the Proficiency Test are very proactive, supportive and prompt in their responses.
Big thanks to the team for their excellent initiatives in engaging and educating the Independent Directors. My best wishes.