A doctoral fellow of MSU, Vadodara designed a test to help millions of special children in pursuing proper education. Breaking away from the trend of teaching aptitude tests that measure general teaching aptitude, Dr. Hemendra Mistry has created the concept of Inclusive Education Teaching Aptitude test (IETAT).
According to his statement, he has “proposed to construct and standardize a test that can measure teacher’s aptitude towards teaching in inclusive education and started work after approval from the University Grants Commission (UGC).”
Dr. Mistry is one of the seven recipients in the country to bag the UGC fellowship under Dr S Radhakrishnan post-doctoral fellowship in humanities and social sciences scheme. Completing his graduation to post-doctoral studies from MSU, he has not been defeated by his sensory neural hearing loss of 56%
He adds, “IETAT is first of its kind in the country which can be useful for measuring pre-service teachers’ aptitude towards teaching in inclusive schools. Due to lack of qualified teachers and limited training opportunities at pre-service level, admitting candidates with aptitude towards teaching in inclusive schools can improve scenario of inclusive education.”