About the Academic Programmes
Doctor of Philisophy (Ph.D.) Programme in Education
The Doctoral Programme in Education aims to develop an understanding of research, public policy and educational practice, and the relationships among them. It begins with a study of specific courses followed by rigorous research leading to a dissertation.
The coursework allows students to study individualised courses tailored to their research interests. These could be a combination of courses designed within the Department of Education and those chosen from courses across disciplines offered by other departments of the University of Delhi, including courses on qualitative and quantitative research methods. The doctoral program is based on the premise that rigorous research will help develop a cadre of professionals who can acquire specialised knowledge in educational practice and public policy areas. The programme prepares students to assume roles as university faculty members, senior-level educational leaders, professional practitioners, policymakers, and researchers.
Prospective students should investigate the research interests of the Department faculty and discuss courses that can be offered to complete the application for admission.
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 Two-years duration. The M.Ed. programme has gained considerable popularity, reflected in almost 800 aspirants competing for 50 seats this year. The M.Ed. scholars, apart from receiving a rich grounding in Educational Theory, are encouraged to take up Dissertation work in diverse areas of Education as part of their research training. These areas include Special Education, Mental Health Education, Educational Administration, Science and Social Science Education, Teacher Education, Educational Technology and Curriculum and Pedagogy this year. The M.Ed. Scholars are also being trained for tutorship and school supervision. In addition, regular in-house Research Seminars are conducted to develop their research acumen and potential.
Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) Programme
The Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) is the full-time Two-Years duration 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 conceptualising and developing an innovative two-year programme. B.Ed. is the first formal preparation for educators, although its primary focus is secondary school teaching. It is also seen as an initial professional degree for those who may wish to pursue further studies and professional specialisations in management institutions and systems, policy-making and planning, curriculum development, managing examinations, developing textbooks, guidance and counselling, 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, an EPC Programme for students and many Co-Curricular Activities, including Sports, which contribute towards more holistic teacher preparation. B.Ed. is offered in two other colleges of the University of Delhi and the CIE. An effort is made for facilitative inter-institutional collaboration and coordination on all-important decisions concerning this programme.
B.Ed. Special Education Programme
The Department runs two different B.Ed. Special Education Programmes in two of its affiliated Colleg es. B.Ed. Special Education for Visually Challenged (VI) is situated in Durgabhai Deshmukh College for Special Education and B.Ed. Special Education for Mentally Challenged is housed in Lady Irwin College. (B. Ed . Special Education-Intellectual Development is being offered in Lady Irwin College) 75th Foundation Day, December 19, 2022, CIE Annual Report 2022 Many of their students have been placed in different organizations and schools and some of them are pursuing higher education. The Department scaffolds the academic and practicum activities of these institutions on a regular basis. The colleges were visited by representatives of various national and international institutions of education and special education. Dr. Swati Sanyal coordinates the programme in Durgabai Deshmukh College and Prof. Mani Bhasin Kalra (Dr. Richa Mehta) in Lady Irwin College.
ITEP (4 Years Teacher Education Programme)
The Integrated Teacher Education Programme (ITEP), is a four-year degree programme offered at the tertiary level. It is founded on the vision of NEP 2020, exemplifying the processof developing a multidisciplinary approach to learning in higher education. The program aims at preparing teachers for the Foundational, Preparatory, Middle and Secondary stages as per the new school structure of NEP2020. It aspires that young adults with deep desire and dreams to be school teachers will enter the programme after completing school education. The programme offers a degree with double majors. It means that the students can pursue all the pathways associated with each major studied during this programme. The programme ensures students’ progress in every sphere along with providing a firm grounding in comprehending the intersectionality across both, the liberal and the professional discipline. With the vision and design the programme promises to change the landscape of teacher preparation in India.