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  Educational Qualification   Areas of interest
  Previous Teaching and Research Experience:
  Major Publications: Books:
  Current Responsibilities   Specific Interests and Hobbies
  Current Projects      

Educational Qualification:
  • M.A. in Linguistics from Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai (1982)
  • M.A. in Tamil from Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai by correspondence(1987)
  • Ph.D. in Linguistics from University of Mysore, Mysore.(1993)

Previous Teaching and Research Experience:
  • 18 years research experience in the Central Institute of Indian Languages from 1983.
  • 8 years experience in Teaching Tamil in the Southern Regional Language Centre from 1985 to 1993.

Current Responsibilities:
Now, working in the Evaluation & Testing Unit and involving in the preparation of model test items for assessing proficiency, mastery, personality and intelligence in Language and Literature part of Tamil. Besides this, also coordinating similar programmes in other Indian Languages.

Current Projects:
A study on the Proficiency of L2 Learners (Tamil). Finalisation of the report is in progress.

Areas of interest:
Testing & Evaluation, Language Teaching & Tribal Studies

Major Publications:
Books-Preliminary editions published in 1996
  • Importance of Text book -Aayvukkovai AITTA Conference 17th volume:1985(pa.4441-444)
  • Computer as a Teaching aid-Aayvukkovai-AITTA Conference 18th volume: 1986 (pa212-215)
  • Kanipporiyum Molipayirrutalum-orukannoottam(in Tamil) Moliyiyal: 1987(pa.109-115)
  • Moliyiyal oru kaalatteevai(in Tamil) Valarum Tamil Ulagam :July 1988 (pa.19-20)
  • Aspect -wise Item Models for Mastery Testing in Language-Tamil (with other experts)
  • Aspect-wise Item models for Personality Testing in Language-Tamil (with other experts)

Specific Interests and Hobbies:
Writing poems and short stories in Tamil and also interested in playing Carrom, Cricket and Tennis.

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