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The School of Education was established in 2007. With its competent faculty, the School offers various courses. The Masters in Education provides opportunities for the capacity building of future teacher educators. The Department lays emphasis on Educational Technology, Teacher Education, Economics of Education, Educational planning and administration, Value Education Environmental Education and Guidance and Counselling. The Ph.D. programme is offered in areas of Education and allied disciplines promoting educational research from interdisciplinary perspective.

The faculty members have wide teaching and research experience, published many research papers and books. They have also been referees in national and international journals and are members in the National Committees.

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The School was established in 2007 with a nucleus Department of Education offering a Master’s Programme in Education. It has expanded its functioning after the appointment of full-fledged faculty in 2009. In addition to the two year M.Ed.Programme which is approved by the National council for Teacher Education (NCTE), the School offers Ph.D in Education and Post-Graduate Diploma in Teaching Skills (PGDTS) Programme. The PGDTS Programme is offered in the evening for two semesters for any graduate to develop competencies in teaching and working teachers, research scholars and students of higher education, etc. to gain skills related to a multi-disciplinary perspective. In 2023-24 we will be launching 4-year Integrated Teacher Education Programme (ITEP) which is introduced by NCTE. Students who wish to become teacher-educators can opt this programme on completion of School Education.

The specialisation areas include Educational Technology, Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment, Educational Planning, Policy, Economics and Financing, Educational Administration, Management and leadership. The Ph.D Programme is offered in thrust areas of education and allied disciplines promoting educational research.

The School of Education received the NCERT Awards for its innovative projects in the All India Competition on Innovative Practices and Experiments in Education for Schools and Teacher Education Institutions two times. The School of Education is credited with an Erasmus+ project on Content and Language Integrated Learning. Faculty of School of Education have obtained prestigious international fellowships like Alexander Von Humboldt fellowship and Common Wealth fellowship.

School of Education has a fully-fledged Multi-Media Laboratory equipped with latest gadgets, Internet and LAN connectivity, Educational software and Data Analysis software. The classrooms are equipped with DLP Projector, Home Theatre, Visualiser & Interactive White Board which are used by both students and teachers during curriculum transaction. The School has Educational Psychology Laboratory with more than 400 Psychological tests and materials available for teaching, research and extension activities. There are around 8000 books related to Education and allied disciplines under 2600 titles available in the Pondicherry University Central Library. More than 10 journals of national and international significance in addition to e-journals are available including ERIC Full Text.

Faculty members have worked/ are working on Projects funded by UGC, DST, ICSSR, NCERT, SSA, PMMMNMTT and other national institutions. All the faculty are recognized supervisors for guiding Ph.D. candidates. All the full time Ph.D. scholars are receiving research fellowships and scholarships which include UGC-JRF, MANF, RGNF and Pondicherry University Scholarship. Seven post-doctoral research fellows (PDFs) have been selected by UGC and ICSSR under the mentorship of SOE Faculty. They are involved in research cum teaching activities since 2015.

The School of Education has obtained grants under Special Assistance Programme (SAP DRS-I) of UGC, New Delhi. Obtained a Project funded by European Union under Erasmus+ Scheme. Received Grants under Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya National Mission for Teachers and Teaching(PMMMNMTT) Scheme, MoE/GoI Initiative to carry out Innovative Teacher Education Programmes, Workshops, Seminars, Minor Research Projects.

Since the inception of M.Ed. Programme, every year good number of students clear UGC-JRF-NET examinations and become eligible for Assistant Professorship and for pursuing research(Ph.D.). They have been placed in DIET’s, Colleges of Education, Teacher Training institutions, university departments, both at State and Central levels, government schools and other allied departments.

School of Education sets the standard for Teacher education. We have committed to creating and sustaining the conditions that enable all School of Education students to experience an unparalleled educational journey that is intellectually, socially, and personally transformative. With this, we help students to shape their lives by gaining a sense of what they want to do with their disposition, assessing their values and interests, and learn how best they can serve the world.

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