Mysuru, June 19:- Prof DG Rao, director, CIIL, inaugurated a 5-day training-cum-workshop on ‘Testing and evaluation and Question item writing’ for assistant professors and school teachers of Kannada and Tamil working in universities, colleges and schools in South India on Monday.
The workshop is organised by the National Testing Service-India (NTS-I) at Central Institute of Indian Languages (CIIL) at Manasagangothri here.
In his presidential remarks, Prof Rao stated that a teacher must be exposed with the state-of-the-art methods and techniques to assess their students’ learning outcome, competence and cognitive-motor abilities for the purpose of fair assessment and evaluation.
Speaking on the occasion, Prof P Perumalsamy, professor-cum-deputy director, CIIL briefed the participants about the research and academic activities undertaken by the institute. Prof P R Dharmesh Fernandez, professor-cum-deputy director, CIIL and head, Centre for Testing and Evaluation, asked the participants to make maximum use of the exclusive workshops and training programmes conducted by NTS-I in the area of testing and evaluation.
Dr Pankaj Dwivedi, officer-in-charge, NTS-I, welcomed the guests and participants and briefed the participants with the objectives of the workshop. He further added that in order to maintain quality standards in language education, NTS-I is developing standard tools, techniques and methods, producing academic materials, and creating trained manpower for teaching-learning of Indian languages.
Dr R Shakunthala compered the programme. Around 60 assistant professors and school teachers from various universities and government first-grade colleges of South India took part in the workshop. (MR)