Mysuru: A five-day training-cum-workshop on Testing & Evaluation and Item writing for the Kannada Research Scholars of Karnataka, was held at National Testing Service-India (NTS-I) of Central Institute of Indian Languages (CIIL), Mysuru from Aug.27.
Pankaj Dwivedi, Officer In-charge of NTS-I, in his presidential remark emphasised on the importance of practice in item writing in understanding the concept of testing and evaluation.
He assured that this training-cum-workshop will provide the teachers and research scholars solutions to deal with common problems faced by students while preparing for tests and writing their examinations.
Dr. V. Ilangovan, Senior Resource Person, NTS-I briefed about the objectives of the workshop. Dr. R. Shakunthala, Junior Resource Person-Academic, welcomed. Dr. N. Murali Mohana proposed a vote of thanks.
Prof. N. Nadaraja Pillai, former Professor-cum-Deputy Director, CIIL, Mysuru; Prof. A. Murigeppa, former Vice-Chancellor, Kannada University, Hampi; Prof. Yashodhara, former Professor of Education, University of Mysore; M.N. Venkatesh, Assistant Professor of Education, BGS College of Education, Nagamangala, Mandya and NTS-I faculties — Dr. Biresh Kumar, Dr. Md. Saleem Ahmed, Dr. M. Manjunatha and K.K. Pradeep were present.
External experts together with NTS-I faculties trained participants. Dr. Shakunthala and Dr. Murali Mohana coordinated the workshop under the overall guidance of Prof. P.R. Dharmesh Fernandez and Pankaj Dwivedi. Prof. D. G. Rao, Director, CIIL, was the overall patron of the workshop.
Forty Research Scholars, who are engaged in research of Kannada, from various Universities of Karnataka participated.