Mysuru: A five-day training cum workshop on Testing & Evaluation and Item writing for the Assistant Professors / Lecturers / Teachers (Secondary and Higher Secondary) and Research Scholars across India and who are engaged in the teaching of Tamil (language, linguistics and literature) began at National Testing Service-India (NTS-I) of Central Institute of Indian Languages (CIIL), Mysuru on Monday.
Prof P R Dharmesh Fernandez, Deputy Director of CIIL and Head, CT&E briefed about the activities undertaken by CIIL and its schemes.
He also highlighted the importance of testing and evaluation methods in the current education system including competitive examinations, of the country.
Prof Fernandez encouraged the participants to make use of this opportunity.
Dr Pankaj Dwivedi, Officer Incharge of NTS-I welcomed the participants and briefed the participants about the objectives of the programme as well as about the activities of the NTS-I.
Dr L R Prem Kumar, OIC, BVP, who was also present on the occasion, said that “teaching and testing are the two faces of the same coin. So, a teacher must evaluate the progress of student in every step of learning.”
Prof P Ratnasabapathy, former Director, TIERA, Chennai, Prof T Sethupandian, former Professor of Linguistics, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, Prof Sam Mohanlal, former Professor cum Deputy Director, CIIL and Dr M Balakumar, former Head, NTS-I, CIIL, Dr V Ilangovan, formerly SRP of NTS-I and NTS-I faculties viz., Dr R Shakunthala, Dr A R Muthukkaruppan, Dr A Eswaran and technical JRPs viz., Ancy Thomas, K S Raghavan, Dr Amit Kumar Jha and Kashyap will train the participants in various academic and technical sessions of this online workshop.
Dr Pankaj Dwivedi, lecturer cum Junior Research Officer, CIIL & Officer-In charge, NTS-I is the Coordinator and Dr Prem Kumar, Lecturer cum Junior Research Officer, CIIL & Officer In-charge of Bharatavani Project is Co-coordinator of this workshop under the supervision of Prof P R Dharmesh Fernandez, Deputy Director, CIIL & Head, CT&E. Prof Shailendra Mohan, Director, CIIL, Mysuru is overall patron of the workshop.
About 126 Assistant Professors, school teachers and research scholars, who have engaged in teaching of Tamil from various Schools, Universities and Colleges of India, are participating in this online training workshop.
– Team Mysoorunews