Mysuru, June 5:- Dr P R Dharmesh Fernandez, Professor-cum-Deputy Director, Central Institute of Indian Languages (CIIL) and Head, Centre for Testing and Evaluation (CT&E) inaugurated the five-day training-cum-workshop on ‘Testing and evaluation and question item writing’ on Monday for the assistant professors of Tamil working in universities and colleges in Tamil Nadu.
The workshop is organised by the National Testing Service-India (NTS-I) at CIIL, from June 4 to 8 in the city.
In his inaugural address, Dr Fernandez explained to the participants about the activities of the CIIL and its various schemes.
The benefits gained by the teachers during this programme should be implemented in all the classroom activities, he added.
Prof Fernandez said that recruiting agencies and selection organisations can utilise the services of the outstanding participants of this programme as test developers and item writers.
Pankaj Dwivedi, officer In-charge of NTS-I, briefed about the objectives of the workshop. He expressed his happiness on seeing large group of teachers teaching Tamil, the oldest language in the world.
He assured the participants that NTS-I will facilitate in every possible manner to achieve their objectives. He further added that at NTS-I they can learn how to teach the language better and test the achievement of students more effectively and reliably.
Dr V Ilangovan and Dr R Shakunthala (academicians of NTS-I) were present.
Thirty seven assistant professors from various universities and government first grade colleges in Tamil Nadu who are engaged in teaching and research of Tamil are participating in this training workshop.