In the modern world, we all know that assessment centers have been found to be used in the Second World War!
However, did you know that the methodology of Assessment Centers in India is known to have been used 1500 years ago in Kautilya’s _Arthashastra_?
Different methods of assessing a candidate for ministerial positions have been spelt out in the _Arthashastra_ including:
Assessments by those who knew the candidate
Other forms of testing
Even the idea of ‘Swayamvaras’ organized in ancient India is an ideal example of Assessment Centers
These ‘Swayamvaras’ were organized by emperors for choosing a suitable groom for their daughters from a group of prospective grooms!
𝙒𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙙𝙤 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙠 𝙖𝙗𝙤𝙪𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙨?