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Five-day workshop-cum-training on testing and evaluation held at NTS-I

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Mysuru: The National Testing Service-India (NTS-I) organised a five-day workshop-cum-training programme on ‘testing and evaluation and question item writing’ in Tamil from June 5 to 9 2023. The workshop was organised for the Assistant Professors and Research Scholars from across India who are engaged in teaching Tamil language and literature, and linguistics.

Prof. PR Dharmesh Fernandez, Professor-cum-Deputy Director, CIIL presided over the inaugural session of the workshop and briefed the participants about the activities undertaken by NTS-I and CIIL. Prior to this, Dr. Biresh Kumar, Senior Resource Person, NTS-I briefed about the objectives of the workshop and emphasised the importance of language testing and evaluation.

Along with renowned experts from reputed institutions and universities across India, the NTS-I faculties, Dr. Biresh Kumar, Dr. R. Shakunthala, Dr. AR. Muthukkaruppan, Dr. A Eswaran,Ancy Thomas, KS Raghavan, and N Kashyap, trained the participants during the theoretical and practical sessions of the workshop.

The programme provided the participants with a comprehensive exposure to state-of-the-art teaching and testing methods/frameworks in the area of language education.

The valedictory session of the workshop was held on June 9. Dr. Pankaj Dwivedi, Officer-in-charge, NTS-I was present in the session and received the report of the workshop and also the feedback from the participants.

Dr. Dwivedi asked the participants to make use of this opportunity to improve their own professional and academic skills and also asked them to share the knowledge gained during the programme with other stakeholders in education. The participants were given away certificates.

Forty-eight Assistant Professors and Research scholars from various universities and colleges across India participated in this workshop. Dr. Pankaj Dwivedi, Officer-in-charge, NTS-I coordinated this programme under the patronage of Prof. Shailendra Mohan, Director, CIIL, Mysuru.

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