Department of Education

About Department of Education


Vision Of The Department

  • To prepare teacher educators who have sound knowledge base, essential professional skills and human qualities.
  • To break new grounds in educational research, nurture the existing potentials and encourage inter-disciplinary and collaborative research.
  • To groom prospective teachers to meet the challenges encountered by advancements in the use of ICT in classroom instructions.

At A Glance

The Department was started in 1963 with one M.Ed. course through regular mode. In due course of time M.Ed. (Evening); M.Phil., M.Ed.(Guidance and Counselling) and M.Ed. (Educational Technology) were added in 1969, 1979 and 1991 but presently in abeyance.

Currently the programs being run in the Department are M.Ed. (General; Approved by NCTE)), M.A. (Education) and Ph.D. in Education.

The Department of Education is a Nodal Research Centre of Panjab University for conducting Ph.D. program in Education. Regular Ph.D. Course Work is organized for Ph.D. scholars registered in Department.

The faculty of Department is actively engaged in research pursuits. Research work in new and challenging areas is being pursued by faculty as well as research scholars and students at Masters level. Each faculty member of Department is entitled to enroll Eight Indian research scholars and one foreign scholar for supervising doctoral research.

The Department was awarded Special Assistance Program (DRS) Phase-I-III w.e.f. 01.04.1995 by U.G.C. w.e.f. from 1-4-95 to 31-3-2012. Further SAP (DSA) status is w.e.f. May 2013.

The Department of Education has been sanctioned Centre for Academic Leadership and Educational Management (CALEM) under PMMMNMTT Scheme of MHRD w.e.f September 2018 with a budget of Rs. 6.63 Crore. A total of 27 programs have been conducted under CALEM till date. It includes two, 21 Days: 13, Seven Days and 12, Two Days programs.

Thrust Areas of Department: Education for Peace, Values & Sustainable development, Philosophical, Sociological and Psychological foundations of Education, Guidance & Counselling, Educational Technology, Measurement and Evaluation, Social and Economic Context of Education, Special and Inclusive Education, Environmental Education, Educational Administration and Educational Research.

Placement: The Department maintains year wise data of student profiles. Resource Persons from different fields (Educational Institutes; Guidance/Employment Bureaus; Professionals from Hospitals/Psychiatry Department etc.) are invited to deliver expert talks and interact with students. Students opting for Guidance & Counselling as optional paper have a mandatory visit to Employment Exchange and Guidance & Counselling Bureau. Placement Cell of Department intends to increase interaction with experts working towards better placement opportunities for students of the Department.

Alumni: The alumni is associated with Department through DEESA (Department of Education Ex-Students Association).  


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