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  Educational Qualifications
  Academic Experience
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Seminars, Workshops and other Academic Programmes
  Conducted RLCs programmes
  Other Academic assignments


 Address
  Office : RRO and Head
Centre for Testing & Evaluation, and
National Testing Service-India
Central Institute of Indian Languages (CIIL)
(Ministry of HRD, Dept.of Secondary & Higher Education
Govt. of India), Manasagangotri, MYSORE-570 006, KARNATAKA, INDIA.
Tel. (O) : +91 0821-2345011 / 2345025 / 2345026
Fax (O) : +91 0821-2411414 (NTS-India) / 2515032 (CIIL), Grams : BHARATI
E.mail : balakumar@ciil.stpmy.soft.net
  Residence :

Local




Origin


No. 929, 10th cross, 5th Main, E & F Block
Ramakrishnanagar, MYSORE – 570 023
KARNATAKA, INDIA.
Tel. : 0091 821-2568843.

S / O Sri S.P.Muthaiyan (Late)
32, Pillaiyar Koil Street, Singanallur
Coimbatore Dist., TAMIL NADU - 641 005, INDIA
 I. Educational Qualifications
 M.A ( Madurai Kamaraj University ) Linguistics
 M.A ( Madurai Kamaraj University ) Tamil Language & Literature
 Ph.D ( University of Mysore ) Linguistics
 PGD ( IGNOU, New Delhi ) Distance Education
 PGD ( Madurai Kamaraj University ) Journalism & Mass Communication
 II. Academic Experience

(i) Research Experience

(a) Projects Completed

  1. Language Attitude in Tamil Textbooks (1983)
  2. Demographic Profile of Linguistic Minorities in Mysore city (1984)
  3. Identifying Topics for Computer Aided Instruction in Tamil for Secondary Level (1985)
  4. Refresher Course Reader in Tamil (1993)
  5. A Study on Language Proficiency of L2 Learners in Tamil (2002)

(b) On-going projects: Co-Ordinating with Head, Centre for Testing & Evaluation

  1. Multipurpose Indian Languages Evaluation System (MILES)-R & D Extension
  2. Preparation of Introductory Reference materials in Evaluation Concepts in Indian langs.
  3. MILES Website development and Application programme.

(ii) Teaching Experience

  1. 8 years of teaching Tamil as L2 for teacher trainees of Southern Regional Language Centre, Mysore from 1985 to 1993.

 III. Publications

(a) Books with other resource persons

  1. General Frame of Reference: Language, Literature, Objectives of Education
  2. (Glossary of Terms Language, Literature, Personality) - CIIL: October, 2002.

  3. Assessing mastery of language in Tamil - CIIL: February, 2003.
  4. Tests of Language Proficiency in Tamil - CIIL: May, 2003.
  5. Assessing personality through Language – (in Tamil) CIIL: August, 2004

(b) Published Articles:

  1. Moli enpatu – Ilaiya Karankal : issue no.5-1982. pp. 16-19
  2. Uyir puraa oru paarvai - Tulikal Tamil magazine - issue 1982, pp. 46-48
  3. Inraya italgalum ilaya karangalum -Ilaya Karangal - May 1983, pp.15-18
  4. The importance of Textbooks – in All India Tamil Teacher’s Association (AITTA)
  5. 17 th Conference Volume – 1985, pp. 441-445

  6. Computer as a teaching aid – in All India Tamil Teacher’s Association (AITTA)
  7. 18 th Conference Volume – 1986, pp. 212-215

  8. Kanipporiyum Molipayirrutalum– oru Kannoottam–Moliyiyal magazine; 1987, pp. 109-115
  9. Moliyiyal oru kaalattevai – Valalrum Tamil Ulagam – September 1988, pp.19-20
  10. Teru naatakangal oru paarvai -Valarum Tamil Ulagam - December 1988, pp.26-27
  11. Moli payirrutalil pudumai – Valarum Tamil Kalagam – July 1989, pp. 10-12
  12. Kaanip palankudigalin avala nilai – Dinamani 11.11.92
  13. Veerkal viittil irukkinrana – Dinamani daily 6.2.93
  14. Inaippu Paalam – Dinamani Daily - 11.6.2002
  15. Matippiidum Molinunteervum–in the felicitation volume of Dr.S.Rajaram-02, pp. 286-292
  16. Taay molitinam: kondattam een: Dheemtharikida–February– March 04, pp. 12.
  17. Kaalam tirmanikka vittuvidalam –Dheemtharikida April 2004, pp. 22-23
  18. Moliyaik karpatarkaana suulal - Dinamani daily newspaper, 13.04.05, pg.6
  19. Cemmoli : Kavalaigalum mysore tarum nampikkaiyum - Dheemtharikida Journal,
    November, 2005 issue pp.44-46.
  20. Kondaata oru tinam - Dinamani daily newspaper,21.02.06, pg.6

(c) Unpublised Manuscripts

  • Film strip Lessons for Teaching Tamil script -( with Dr.Sam Mohan Lal ) - 1986
  • Lessons for Listening comprehension in Tamil - 1987
  • A workbook in Translation:English to Tamil – 1988
  • Lessons for Reading Comprehension in Tamil- 1989
  • Lessons for Refresher Course in Tamil - 1990

 

 IV. Seminars, Workshops and other Academic Programmes

(i) Co-ordinated

(a) Seminar

  1. on language proficiency of learners in first language and second language held at CIIL Mysore from 24. 11. 99 to 26.11.99.

(b) Workshops

MILES-R & D workshop

  1. for developing model items for assessing mastery in Malayalam language held at CIIL, Mysore from 1.2.94 to 10.2.94.
  2. for developing model items for assessing mastery in Kannada language held at CIIL, Mysore from 7.3.94 to 14.3.94
  3. for developing model items for assessing mastery in Kannada language - II phase held at IKS, Karnatak University, Dharwad from 24.3.94 to 2.4.94.
  4. for developing model items for assessing mastery in Bengali language and literature part held at Netaji Institute of Asian Studies, Calcutta from 27.3.95 to 2.4.95.
  5. for developing model items for assessing personality in Kannada and Malayalam language & literature held at CIIL, Mysore from 20.11.95 to 4.12.95.
  6. for developing model items for assessing mastery in Kannada literature held at IKS, Karnatak University, Dharwad, from 30.10.96 to 9.11.96.
  7. for developing model items for assessing mastery in Malayalam language and literature held at the Dept. of Malayalam, University of Calicut, Calicut, from 24.3.97 to 3.4.97.
  8. for review and finalisation of model items for assessing mastery in Malayalam language held at CIIL, Mysore from 1.12.98 to 5.12.98.
  9. for review and finalisation of model items for assessing mastery in Malayalam literature held at CIIL, Mysore from 10.12.98 to 14.12.98.
  10. for review and finalisation of model items for assessing mastery in Kannada Language held at CIIL, Mysore from 16.1.99 to 27.1.99.
  11. for review and finalisation of model items for assessing personality (affective) in Tamil language and literature - Phase I: held at CIIL, from 20.2.99 to 25.2.99.
  12. for review and finalization of model items for assessing personality (cognitive) in Tamil language and literature - Phase I held at CIIL, from 12.3.99 to 16.3.99.
  13. for review and finalization of model items for assessing personality (Psychomotor) in Tamil language and literature - Phase I held at CIIL, from 20.3.99 to 26.3.99.
  14. for review and finalisation of model test items for assessing mastery in Kannada literature held at CIIL, Mysore from 30.3.99 to 4.4.99.
  15. for developing model items for assessing personality in Kannada and Malayalam language and literature held at Linguistics Dept., Kerala University, Thiruvananthapuram from 18.12.2000 to 22.12.2000.
  16. for developing model items for assessing personality in Kannada language and literature held at CIIL, Mysore from 15.10.01 to 31.10.01.
  17. for developing model items for assessing personality in Malayalam language and literature held at CIIL, Mysore from 24.12.01 to 6.1.02.
  18. for finalizing the test item resources for assessing personality in Kannada langauge and literature held at CIIL, Mysore from 16.12.03 to 4.01.04.
  19. for preparing item resources for MILES Database creation in Tamil phase-I language & literature held at CIIL, Mysore, from November - December, 2005.
  20. for preparing item resources for MILES Database creation in Tamil phase-II language & literature held at CIIL, Mysore from Jan. 2006.
  21. PROFICIENCY TESTS workshop

  22. for review and finalisation of Proficiency tests in Kashmiri held at CIIL, Mysore from 6.11.2000 to 30.11.2000.
  23. for review and finalisation of Proficiency tests in Tamil held at CIIL, Mysore from 29.5.2000 to 3.6.2000.
  24. for review and finalisation of Proficiency tests in Kannada held at CIIL, Mysore from 4.6.2000 to 8.6.2000
  25. Workshop for review and finalisation of Proficiency tests in Urdu held at CIIL, Mysore from Feb.- March 2000
  26. for the review & finalization of Proficiency tests in Oriya and Telugu held at CIIL, Mysore from 5.02.03 to 28.02.03
  27. for the review & finalization of Proficiency tests in Oriya Phase- II held at CIIL, Mysore from 15.03.03 to 31.03.03.
  28. for review and finalization of proficiency tests in Hindi. Phase - I held at CIIL, Mysore from 27.01.04 to 09.02.04
  29. for review and finalisation of proficiency tests in Hindi phase – II held at CIIL, Mysore from 31.03.04 to 12.04.04
  30. for review and finalization of proficiency tests in Malayalam phase –I held at CIIL, Mysore from 6.12.04 to 12.12.04
  31. for review and finalization of proficiency tests in Bengali – phase I held at CIIL, Mysore from 25.12.04to 2.01.05
  32. for review and finalization of proficiency tests in Bengali & Malayalam.–Phase II (decentralized) held at Mysore & Annamalai nagar from 22.01.05 to 31.01.05
  33. for review and finalization of proficiency tests in Oriya-phase III (decentralized) held at CIIL, Mysore from Jan to March, 2006
  34. for review and finalization of proficiency tests in Marathi-phase I held at CIIL, Mysore from 23.03.06 to 29.03.06
  35. for review and finalization of proficiency tests in Assamese phase I held at CIIL, Mysore from 29.03.06 to 06.04.06
  36. for review and finalization of proficiency tests in Gujarati-phase I held at CIIL, Mysore from 29.05.06 to 02.06.06
  37. for review and finalization of proficiency tests in Gujarati-phase II decentralised workshop held at Ahamadabad from 25.06.06 to 30.06.06
  38. for review and finalization of proficiency tests in Punjabi-phase I held at CIIL, Mysore from 21.06.06 to 01.07.06
  39. for review and finalization of proficiency tests in Sindhi-phase I held at CIIL, Mysore from 03.08.06 to 11.08.06
  40. GRADATION workshop

  41. for preparation of graded tests for various levels in Tamil held at CIIL, Mysore from 6.11.200 to 30.11.2000
  42. for administering graded tests for various levels held at Linguistics department of Bharathiyar University, Coimbatore from 27.10.02 to 29.10.02.
  43. for administering graded tests for various levels held at linguistics department of Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai from 31.10.02 to 2.11.02.
  44. for obtaining the views of practitioners on the opinionniare on Graded Syllabi at Linguistics Department, Bharathiyar University, Coimbatore from 19.04.03 to 23.04.03
  45. Strategy workshop on Graded Syllabi held at CIIL, Mysore from 25.06.03 to 27.06.03
  46. for review & finalization of Graded syllabi held at CIIL, Mysore from 26.03.04 to 30.03.04
  47. for the preparation of Graded item resources in Primary to Higher secondary for language part phase – I held at CIIL, Mysore from 17.06.04 to 22.06.04
  48. for the preparation of the graded item resources in primary to Higher secondary level for literature part phase – I held at CIIL, Mysore from 26.06.04 to 1.07.04
  49. for the finalisation of graded item resources Phase- II Primary to Higher secondary for language and literature part held at CIIL, Mysore from 9.09.04 to 11.09.04
  50. for the preparation of graded item resources in literature part for Graduate to Research levels Phase – I held at CIIL, Mysore from 3.11.04 to 7.11.04
  51. for the preparation of graded item resources in language part for Graduate to Research levels Phase – I held at CIIL, Mysore from 3.11.04 to 9.11.04
  52. for review and finalization of graded item resources for Graduate to Research levels phase – II language and literature held at CIIL, Mysore from 16.03.05 to 21.03.05
  53. WS for preparation of concept based continuum of graded syllabi and items for cross validation, Primary to Hr. Sec. School phase-I - 30.09.05 to 5.10.05
  54. WS for preparation of concept based continuum of graded syllabi and items for cross validation, Primary to Hr. Sec. School phase-II - 19.12.05 to 23.12.05
  55. WS for preparation of concept based continuum of Graded Syllabi and items for cross validation, Graduate to Research phase-I - 21.03.05 to 25.03.05
  56. WS for preparation of concept based continuum of graded syllabi and items for cross validation, Graduate to Research phase-II - 26.08.05 to 30.08.05
  57. BASIC REFERENCE MATERIALS workshop

  58. for review & finalization of Terminology parallel of evaluation terms in Tamil and Urdu at CIIL, Mysore from 19.03.03 to 23.03.03.
  59. for review & finalization of Terminology parallel of evaluation terms in Kannada from 24.03.03 to 31.03.03
  60. for review and finalization of Terminology parallel of Tamil, Kannada and Urdu held at CIIL, Mysore from 29.10.03 to 2.11.03
  61. for the preparation of basic reference material on evaluation concepts - phase II in Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu at CIIL, Mysore from June-December, 2003.
  62. for review and finalization of Terminology parallel of Tamil, Kannada and Urdu held at CIIL, Mysore from 29.10.03 to 2.11.03
  63. Decentralized workshop for Review and finalisation of basic reference materials in Kannada held at Mysore from November, 2004 to March, 2005
  64. on developing basic reference materials on Evaluation concepts - phase III in Tamil held at CIIL Mar.-May 05
  65. Decentralised WS for review & finalisation of basic reference material in Tamil from June 2005 to March, 2006

(c). Training programme on evaluation for r esearch scholars held at CIIL, Mysore

  1. for research scholars Batch I from 27.03.03 to 05.04.2003
  2. for research scholars Batch II from 20.01.04 to 29.01.2004
  3. for research scholars Batch III from 9.02.04 to 18.02.2004
  4. for research scholars Batch IV from 23.02.04 to 3.03.2004
  5. for research scholars Batch V from 9.02.05 to 5.02.2005
  6. for guest lecturers of RLCs for 21 days from 24.05.05
  7. for Teachers of DIET from 23.01.06 to 28.01.06
  8. for Teachers of B.Ed. College from 06.02.06 to 11.02.06

(ii) Participated

(a) Papers presented in seminars

  1. “Inraya Italgal“– in the seminar conducted by Ilayakanangal literary magazine held at Lakshmi mills hall, Coimbatore on 30.05. 1983
  2. “Educational Problems of scheduled caste children” in the Seminar on Educational problems of socially disadvantaged children, held at CIIL, Mysore from 12-15 th Nov. 1984.
  3. “Language teaching through computer – a review” - in the Seminar on Current trends in second language teaching held at SRLC from 19-20 th Sep. 1985.
  4. “Grammatical errors of second language learning Tamil” in the Seminar on Error Analysis held at SRLC, Mysore from 7 - 9 th Feb.1990.
  5. “Language teaching & testing of grammar in L2 Context “ in the Seminar on Grammatical models of Indian languages held at IKS, Mysore Univ., from 31.1.1996 to 2.2.1996.
  6. “Intricacies of assessing comparative levels of language proficiency of L 1 & L2 learners” in the seminar on language proficiency of learners in first language and second language held at CIIL, Mysore from 24 – 26 th Nov. 1999.
  7. “Moli nunteervu – Oru Kannootam“- in the seminar on current trends in Tamilology, held at Tamil University, Tanjavur from 28 & 29th November, 2002.
  8. “Constructing tests for assessing mastery in mother tongue / 1 st language” in the seminar on Mother tongue / 1st language/ 2nd language teaching and learning at the school level conducted by SRLC and Dept. of linguistics MKU at Madurai from 18.03.04 to 20. 03.04

(b) Workshops

  1. National Seminar cum Workshop on code choice & code switching in a multilingual situation held at CIIL, Mysore from 16.01.84 to 20.01.84.
  2. Workshop on developing film strip in Indian languages held at CIIL from 12.10.85 to 21.10.85 and prepared filmstrip on Tamil Scripts.
  3. Workshop of Regional Language Centre’s Principals & Lecturers held at ERLC, Bhubaneswar from 23.06.86 to 25.06.86 & prepared passages for listening Comprehension.
  4. Workshop for the preparation & finalisation of Language Proficiency Tests in Indian Languages. held at CIIL, Mysore from 23.05.88 to 27.05.88 revised & finalized proficiency test items in Tamil.
  5. MILES Workshop for developing test items in Tamil for assessing mastery held at CIIL, Mysore from 18.3.1992 to 25.3.1992
  6. MILES workshop for developing model items held at CIIL, Mysore from 23.12.1993 to 30.12.1993.
  7. MILES workshop for developing test items in Tamil for assessing cognitive domain held at CIIL, Mysore from 4.4.1994 to 10.4.1994
  8. MILES workshop for developing model items for assessing Cognitive domain for language part of Tamil held at CIIL, Mysore from 10.11.1994 to 16.11.1994
  9. MILES workshop for developing model items for assessing Affective domain for language part of Tamil held at CIIL, Mysore from 27.11.1995 to 26.12.1995
  10. MILES workshop for developing model items for assessing Psychomotor domain for language part of Tamil held at CIIL, Mysore from 27.3.1996 to 4.4.1996
  11. Workshop for the preparation of the format for the pedagogical grammar in Indian Languages held at CIIL from 12.2.1996 to 16.2.1996.
  12. MILES workshop on methods for gradation and prepared test items in various educational levels held at CIIL, Mysore from 3.11.1997 to 16.11.1997
  13. Workshop for reviewing and developing support materials for MLL based VI std EVS-II Geography text book of Tamilnadu Govt. held at RIE, Mysore from 4.1.1999 to 6.1.1999.
  14. Workshop for the prep. of test items in test methods for gradation in various educational levels–language part in Tamil held at CIIL, Mysore from 1.03.2001 to 21.04.2001.
  15. Workshop for the prep. of Model items in test methods for gradation of various educational level–lang. part in Tamil held at CIIL, Mysore from 19.11.2001 to 7.12.2001.
  16. Workshop for review and finalisation of Terminology parallels of Tamil held at CIIL, Mysore from 26.10.2003 to 23.03.2003.
  17. Workshop for the preparation of item resources for L2 Testing phase-I Basic course for 21 days from 22.05.06
  18. Workshop for the preparation of item resources for L2 Testing phase-II : Intermediate & Advanced Course for 21 days from 26.06.06

(c) Other Academic meetings

  1. 2 day meeting on statistical techniques in lang. processing held at CIIL on 11 & 12th June,01
  2. 2 day meeting of evaluation committee to finalize the lessons of the courses to be conducted by Tamil Virtual University, Chennai held at Chennai on 10 & 11th August, 2001.
  3. Meeting on Road map for testing materials for online teaching programme held at CIIL, Mysore from 3.'0.2001 to 5. 10.2001
  4. 2 day meeting to discuss evaluation process and testing procedures to be adopted for the courses of Tamil Virtual University, Chennai held at CIIL, from 23 & 24th May, 2002.
  5. High level Multidisciplinary committee meeting for assessing draft proposals of NTS and MILES programme held at CIIL, Mysore from 5.01.04 to 6.01.04
  6. Meeting to discuss evaluation process and testing procedures to be adopted for the courses of Tamil Virtual Univ., Chennai, held at CIIL, Mysore on May, 2003
  7. First Project Admission Committee meeting for Antiquity of Tamil on interdisciplinary research held at Dept. of Tamil, Univ. of Madras, Chennai on 17.02.06
  8. Tamil Board Meeting on Tamil Classical Language Scheme held at CIIL, Mysore on 15.07.06.

(d) Refresher Courses, Orientation Courses, and Training Programmes

  1. The refresher course in Applied linguistics conducted by CIIL and Academic staff college of University of Mysore held at CIIL, Mysore from 23.5.1996 to 15.6.1996.
  2. The orientation programme on Computers in Language Education held at British Council, New Delhi from 1.4.1986 to 4.4.1986.
  3. The orientation programme on effective communication skills conducted by Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussorie and CIIL, held at CIIL, from 30.1.1995 to 3.2.1995
  4. A course on Computer & Linguistics conducted by CIIL, at Mysore from 5.12.84 to 5.1.85.
  5. A course on Computer & Linguistics conducted by CIIL and Institute of Applied Linguistics, Mysore held at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore from 31.8.85 to 15.9.85
  6. Training programme on Human Resource Planning for Education sector conducted by Inst.of Applied Manpower Research held at IAMR, New Delhi from 8.12.97 to 12.12.97.
  7. Training Programme in the use of Computer MS Office, Word, Power Point, Excel, Access and Internet conducted by NIIT at CIIL from 7.3.2002 to 3.4.2002.
  8. Training workshop on Evaluation of training organized by DR. MCR HRD Institute of AP at MCR HRDI, Jubilee Hills, Hydrabad from 8.12.03 to 12.12.03
  9. Training-cum-workshop on Training of Trainers course on Direct Trainer skills (DTS) organised by Dr. MCR, HRD Institute of AP, Hyderabad from 5.12.05 to 9.12.05

 

  V. Conducted RLCs programmes

(a) Refresher Courses for Tamil Trainees

1. held at Sarvajana Higher Secondary School, Coimbatore from 18.5.1986 to 11.6.1986
2. held at Vellaisamy nadar College, Madurai from 12.10.1987 to 1.11.1987
3. held at Gandhi Peace Centre, Madras from 11.5.1990 to 21.5.1990
4. held at Gandhigram Rural University, Dindukal from 15.6.1992 to 7.7.1992

(b) National Integration Camps for Tamil Trainees

5. held at Gandhi Peace Centre, Madras from 21.6.1991 to 30.6.1991
6. held at Gandhigram Rural Univesity, Dindukal from 28.6.1992 to 7.7.1992

(c) Co-ordinated the contact-cum-correspondence course in Tamil of SRLC
      programme for the batches of 1989-91

(d) Environmental Tours to Tamilnadu

7. from 12.1.1986 to 27.1.1986 with Dr.Sam Mohan lal
8. from 18.1.1987 to 301.1987 with Dr.N.Nadarajapillai
9. from 3.2.1989 to 21.2.1989 with Dr.K.Ramasamy
10. from 10.11.1991 to 25.01.1991 with Dr.K.Ramasamy

(e) Contact Programmes for correspondence course in Tamil

11. held at Vellaisamy Nadar College, Madurai from 12.10.1987 to 10.11.1987
12. held at PG Centre Karaikal, Pondicherry University, from 14.5.1988 to 16.6.1988
13. held at Spade organisation, Trichy from 12.2.1990 to 26.2.1990
14. held at SRLC, Mysore from 12.10.1990 to 26.10.1990
 VI. Other Academic assignments
  1. Evaluated the IV std text book of Tamil prepared by Mauritious Government from Oct. 1997 to March 1998.
  2. Taught Tamil for Volunteers from Germany under VSO programme on Indian Languages for 15 days from 7.9.1998 to 23.9.1998 at CIIL, Mysore and also prepared teaching materials along with Dr.G.Shankarnarayanan of CIIL.
  3. Paper settings for FTM course in Tamil of Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi in the years 2001 -02 and 2002 – 03
  4. Officiated as a judge for the South Zonal level Balashree Selection Camp conducted by National Bal Bhavan, New Delhi at Bal Bhavan, Mysore from2.9.2001 to 4.9.2001
  5. Reviewing of Tamil Books for Grant in Aid Scheme of CIIL and others.
  6. Invited to write a research paper on Sankam literature and linguistic theories in Tamil for a compilation of Sankam literature and theories by Central University of Pondicherry in March-June, 2006.


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