Excellence in Action
The Department of Education established in 1986 has been serving the major objectives of higher education providing equitable access to all social and economic categories of the immediate community. While serving it, has been striving to maintain quality adopting national priorities.
The Department, within a short period of its establishment has ascended to great heights through its competent and committed teaching and administrative staff with the ample support of university administration.
This department has the stalwarts of education such as Dr.Pavanasam-Founder Head, Dr.S.Mohan-Cognitive Psychologist and Renowned Educationist who is familiar throughout country. Dr.P.Prema who was very familiar with the agencies MHRD, SSA, Women education and all the other educational agencies, Dr.R.Krishnaraj educational technology expert who developed many coursewares. The department has its own identity by the contribution of those faculties. Presently this department is running under the headship of Prof.Dr.G.Kalaiyarasan and other seven faculty members who are contributing to the field such as teacher education, primary education, science education, curriculum and instruction, educational technology, cognitive psychology and environmental education and so on.
Since its inception, this department has produced more than 400Ph.Ds and completed more than 100research projects. The department is a nodal agency to the SarvaShikshaAbhiyan, MHRD and generated funds from UGC, ICSSR, BVLF Netherland, DST and other International and National level agencies. The full time doctoral and post-doctoral scholars are working in this department with the UGC-fellowship and university fellowships. The thrust areas of the department are intelligence, cognitive science, teacher education, constructivism, science process skills, inclusive education, educational technology, environmental education and instructional techniques etc.
The department of education has good relationship with various agencies. It offers research consultancy to the surrounding colleges of education and organized various joint seminars and programmes. The department also gives its hand to the different DIETs and SCERT to the module development, competence development, training to the teacher educators and teachers. The department is regularly doing research activities and monitors the activities of CRCs BRCs and SSA schemes. This department has good rapport with other state and central universities in terms of Board of Studies, content development, seminars, examinations, evaluation, sharing expertise etc.
Articles in Journals, Books, Souvenirs, Monographs, Magazines and other manuals are published by the faculties of the department. The department is also conducting many national and international conferences, Seminars, Symposium, Panel discussion, Workshops, Research forum and other educational activities. Through which the volumes are also bringing out and staff have published more than 350 articles in the stated sources.
Candidates seeking admission to the M. Ed programme should have obtained atleast 50% marks or an equivalent grade in the following programmes:
Based on the marks scored by the candidate in entrance examination.
Five Zero (1 Basic Unit)
The medium of instruction is English)
The ratio of Internal Evaluation and External Evaluation is 1:3 (25:75) for Theory Papers and 2:3 (40:60) for dissertations. Viva – voce exam is totally external.
The pattern of Question Paper will be as follows:
Each written paper shall be for the duration of three hours. The question paper will be set according to the following pattern: -
A student is required to undergo all the core components, viz., Three core papers in First semester, papers in second and Four Core Papers in first three Semester, and four core papers including dissertation in the fourth semester.
Each student is required to choose any One of the Elective Papers in all the Four Semesters.
The student is required to undergo the two practicum in the first semester, one at the second semester and two practicum in the third semester.
Each student will have to undergo two internship training for a minimum of 6 weeks for both the teacher education institution (during second semester) and software production centre (during third semester). He/ She is required to produce a CAI/e-content and also submit the report of the classroom communication strategy and Educational Institution on completion of their Internship Training.
The maximum marks awarded for dissertation is 100; the guide will award marks for a maximum of 40 while the external examiner will award marks for a maximum of 60.
The marks for Viva – voce examination is for a maximum of 100, to be awarded by the viva – voce examination board.
The weighted average of the Grade points of all completed courses in a semester by taking the credits as weights is called Grade point Average. This shall be computed for courses in each semester. In other words, for each semester
GPA = (sum of the products of the grade point and the respective credit of all completed courses) / (sum of the credits of these courses)
Mathematically, for each semester,
∑j Cj (GP)j
GPA = ----------------
Where (GP)j is the grade point for course j
Cjis the credit for course j
∑j is the sum over all courses of that semester
The cumulative Grade point Average gives an overall measure of the performance of a student in all semesters. This shall be calculated for each semester by dividing the sum of products of grade point and the credit (of all completed courses) by the sum of the credits (of these courses). In other words, the weighted average of the grade points of all completed courses in a program by taking the credits as weights is called Cumulative Grade Point Average. That is,
CGPA = (sum of the products of the grade point and the respective credit of all completed courses)/ (sum of the credits of these courses)
CGPA = ----------------
For each programme, the overall performance of the candidates shall be classified on the basis of the CGPA obtained as per the details given in the following table. The class of the students is specified on the grade and CGPA.
M.ED. DEGREE (TWO YEAR) PROGRAMME (Face to Face)
*Course offered by the Dept. of Special Education
* Course offered by the Dept. of Computer Science
** Course offered by the dept. to other Dept. Students.
Extra Credit Course 2(a) + 2(b) 1 Credit each
Former Vice-Chancellor, M K University
Correspondent, SriVidyaGiri Group of Institutions.
Former MP, Full-time Politician
(Former Director, SSA ), Vice Chairman, SRC
Government of India
Former Director, DSC, Govt. of Tamilnadu
Director, School Education, Tamilnadu
Former Registrar, Alagapppa University
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