Academic Programmes

Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) Programme

The Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) is the flagship programme of our Institute. It is rated as one of the best programmes of its kind in the country. Through the 60 years of its history, this programme has undergone many transformations, at least some of which have contributed to its continued relevance to the changing demands of teacher education in our country. Currently we are engaged in the process of conceptualizing and developing an innovative two year programme.

B.Ed. is perceived as essentially the first formal preparation for educators, although its primary focus is on secondary school teaching. It is also seen as an initial professional degree for those who may wish to pursue further studies and professional specializations in management institutions and systems, policy making and planning, curriculum development, managing examinations, developing textbooks, guidance and counseling, working in alternative school systems, teacher education and educational research.

The B.Ed. programme in CIE at present is characterised by a rich School Experience Programme, a Technology Awareness Programmes for students and many Co-Curricular Activities including Sports which contribute towards more holistic teacher preparation.

B.Ed. is at present offered in two other colleges of the University of Delhi in addition to the CIE itself.  An effort is made for facilitative inter institutional collaboration and coordination on all-important decisions concerning this programme.

Master of Education (M.Ed.) Programme

The Master of Education (M.Ed.) programme is a crucial step in the preparation of Educational Researchers, Educational Administrators and Teacher Educators. CIE has a full-time programme of one-year duration and a part-time one of two-years duration. The part-time programme, particularly, serves as a gateway for practitioners like school teachers to pursue academic training in the discipline of Education. The M.Ed. programme has gained considerable popularity which was reflected in almost 800 aspirants competing for 50 seats this year! The M.Ed. scholars apart from receiving rich grounding in Educational Theory are encouraged to take up Dissertation work in diverse areas of Education as part of their research training. This year these areas include Special Education, Mental Health Education, Educational Administration, Science and Social Science Education, Teacher Education, Educational Technology and Curriculum and Pedagogy. The M.Ed. Scholars are also being trained for tutorship and school supervision. To develop their research acumen and potential, regular in house Research Seminars are conducted.