Workshop on Testing and Evaluation for Urdu teachers held

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.

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