Master of Arts(Education) (MA(Edu))

Updated on 17 Jun, 2014

Master of Arts(Education) (MA(Edu))

Minimum Duration: 2 Years
Maximum Duration: 5 Years
Course Fee: Rs. 13,500
Minimum Age: No bar
Maximum Age: No bar


Bachelors degree in any discipline,with or without a degree in education from a recognised University.

MA (Edu) programme would provide learners a wider and more comprehensive understanding of education as field of knowledge and would accommodate a wide variety of learning needs of learners.


Master of Arts (Education) is aimed at developing professionals for effective participation in educational actions in different areas of education. The Programme is an innovative Post-Graduate programme in education, which emphasises both disciplinary and professional dimensions of education as an area of study. The target group is a Graduate with or without a degree in education.


The Programme comprises five compulsory courses, one course on educational research and four courses in one of the specialised areas e.g. higher education, educational technology, educational management, etc. Apart from the theoretical courses, a student is required to submit a research report in the form of a dissertation.


The Programme would provide both theoretical and practical inputs.


The MA (Education) Programme comprises four groups of courses with differential weightage. The total number of credits will be 68 and each student is expected to cover 34 credits each year.
  • Group A: Basic Course on Education
  • Group B: Core Courses
  • Group C: Courses on Knowledge Generation in Education
  • Group D: Specialised Areas in Education


MA (Edu) programme would provide learners a wider and more comprehensive understanding of education as field of knowledge and would accommodate a wide variety of learning needs of learners.


First Year

CourseCode     Course Name Credits 
 MES-016  Educational Research  6
 MES-011  Understanding Education  4
 MES-012  Education: Nature and Purposes  6
 MES-013  Learning, Learner and Development  6
 MES-014  Societal Context of Education  6
 MES-015  Operational Dimensions of Education  6

Second Year

CourseCode     Course Name Credits 
 MES-101  Higher Education: Its context and Linkages  6
 MES-102  Instruction in Higher Education  6
 MES-103  Higher Education: The Psycho-social Context  6
 MES-104  Planning and Management of Higher Education  6
 MES-031  ET-An overview  6
 MES-032  Communication and information Technology  6
 MES-033  Computer Technology  6
 MES-034  Designing Courseware  6
 MES-111  Growth and Philosophy of Distance Education  4
 MES-112  Design and Development of Self-Learning Print Materials  4
 MES-113  Learner Support Services  4
 MES-114  Management of Distance Education  6
 MES-115  Communication Technology for Distance Education  6
 MES-041  Growth and Development of Educational Management  6
 MES-042  Dimensions of Educational Management  6
 MES-043  Organisational Behaviour  6
 MES-044  Institutional Management  6
 MAE- 001  Understanding Adult Education  6
 MAE- 002  Policy Planning and Implementation of Adult Education in India  6
 MAE -003  Knowledge Management, Information Dissemination and Networking in Adult Education  6
 MAE-004  Extension Education and Development  6


Teleconferencing is a one-way video and two-way audio facility. Teleconferencing will be held every month. During teleconferencing session, you will get an opportunity to interact by phone in facility or fax with the resource persons/experts who participate in teleconferencing session and clear your doubts immediately.


The teleconferencing facility will be available at the Regional Centre and Selected Study Centres. The teleconferencing schedule will be sent to the Programme In-charge and Regional Director who would inform the students. Teleconferencing is done through Gyan Darshan Channel. Students must regularly attend these sessions. These will help them clarify doubts and interact with other learners all over the country.


Radio Counselling

Radio counselling will be held through FM and students can ask questions free of cost with phone in facilities right from their homes. A toll free telephone number 110012345 has been provided for this purpose.



The programme will also be telecast through DD Metro channel and schedule will be informed to students in advance.


Audio-video Programme

Audio and video programmes for each course have been prepared to support learning for the students. These Audio-video programmes in the form of cassettes are available at all Programme Study Centres. These Audio and video cassettes will be provided for viewing and listening. They can also hire the cassettes for viewing and listening.



Students will be required to complete seventy-five percent attendance in theory counselling to become eligible for appearing in Term-end Examination. Similarly, they will be required to complete ninety percent attendance in practical contact sessions to become eligible for appearing in practical examination.


Continuous Evaluation of Theory Component


Assignment is a means of continuing assessment of theory and practical. Assignments will help you to recapitulate the theory and go back to the text again in case students are unable to answer a particular question. Thus assignments also help to reinforce learning in distance learning system of education. These assignments consist of a set of questions and activities that you will answer at your own place by referring your blocks.


The assignments will cover all types of questions (long answer type, short answer type, objective type, multiple choice questions and case studies).


The assignments will carry thirty percent weightage. Students will be required to obtain fifty percent marks as pass percentage in each assignment separately. Each assignment will carry 100 marks. In the final result assignments will carry thirty percent weightage.


Term-end Examination

As stated earlier, term-end examination is the major component of the evaluation system and if carries seventy percent weightage in the Final result. The University conducts term-end examination twice a year i.e., in June and December. They can take the examination only after completion of the course, failing which students can take the same in December or June of subsequent years years within the total span of the programme.


In case any student fail to get a pass score in the Tern-end Examination, the person will be eligible to reappear at the next Term-end Examination for that course as and when if is held, within the total span of the Programme.

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