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The Department of Education was established in the year 1973. Dr. Kulin Pandya was appointed as a Reader and Head of the Department. Under his able leadership, the department started functioning. After one year, eminent educationist Dr. Gunvant Shah was appointed as Professor and Head of the department. He led the department successfully, for twelve years. Under his dynamic leadership, the department conducted National and Inter National seminars, conferences and workshops for teacher educators. The department was pioneer in undertaking researches in the area of educational technology.

At present, the department offers one year full-time course leading to M.Ed. Degree. Every year 30 students are admitted in this course. Students are admitted on merits i.e. the marks obtained at the B.Ed. examination. 20% seats are reserved for the students coming from other universities. 3 seats are offered to the students on higher payment basis. The higher payment fee is Rs. 20,000/- p.a. Regular fee p.a. is Rs. 1,500/- . reservation policy has been adopted as per the Government rules.

Presently, M.Ed. course students have to study five papers. Three out of them are compulsory papers and the remaining two are optional, the name of the papers are as under:


Compulsory Paper -
1. Philosophical and Sociological Foundations of Education
2. Advanced Education Psychology
3. Methodology of Educational Research

Optional Group - B
1. Concept & Methods of Statistics in Education
2. Psychological Testing

Group - C
1. Principles of Educational Administration
2. Educational Planning & Finance

Group E
1. Educational Technology
2. Innovations & change in Education

The students are expected to undertake one educational research project and submit the research report in the form of dissertation. This research work carrys 200 marks. In all students are evaluated on five theory papers 100 marks each and a dissertation containing 200 marks. In all the evaluation is based on 700 marks. Out of which 30% marks are internal marks. The marks of dissertation has been divided in two parts. The dissertation carrys 150 marks and viva voce based on the research work carrys 50 marks.

Apart from the M.Ed. course, the department offers Ph.D. Degree in Education. All the six staff members are recognised as supervisor for guiding the Ph.D. students. The students having M.Ed. Degree in Education with minimum 55% marks are eligible to get registered as Ph.D. student.


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