Mysuru, March 20:- A Five-day training cum workshop on Testing and Evaluation and Item writing for the Urdu teachers of South India, begins at National Testing Service-India (NTS-I) of Central Institute of Indian Languages (CIIL), Mysuru in the city on Monday.
Prof P R Dharmesh Fernandez, Professor cum Deputy Director, CIIL and Head, Centre for Testing and Evaluation, in his inaugural address, emphasized on the importance of practice in item writing in understanding the concept of testing and evaluation.
Further, he added that the benefits gained by the teachers during this programme shall be passed on the students by making appropriate changes in the classroom activities.
Prof Fernandez said that educational agencies like NCERT/SCERTs and UGC employ the teachers who are good at item writing.
Pankaj Dwivedi, Officer In-charge of NTS-I, briefed about the objectives of the workshop.While he briefing he highlighted importance of understanding of educational theory and practice.
Further, he assured that this training cum workshopwill provide the teachers and research scholars with solutions to deal with the common problems faced bythe students while writing the examinations.
Dr G.M. Ansari and Dr Md. Saleem (both NTS-I Junior Resource Persons-Urdu) welcomed the guests and participants.
Thirty two Assistant Professors and Research Scholars from various Universities and Government First Grade Colleges of Southern states of India who are engaged in teaching and research of Urdu are participating in this training workshop.
Prof Rafathunnisa Begum, faculty of Urdu, University of Mysore, Mysuru and Abdur Rahman Khan, Former Principal DIET, Mysuru and NTS-I faculties viz., Dr V Ilangovan, Dr Biresh Kumar, Dr G.M. Ansari, Dr Md. Saleem, Dr R Shakunthala and Dr Sanjay Prasad Srivastava and others were present.