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Master of Arts Education MAEDU IGNOU

The M.A. (Education) programme aims at producing a team of well-trained individuals knowledgeable in education & its various dimensions. More specifically, the M.A.(Education) programme intends to:

a) provide learning-experience, which will enable students to understand and appreciate knowledge structures and paradigms of education;
b) develop professionals for effective participation in educational actions in different areas of education; and
c) create a community of scholars adequately equipped for participation in educational discourse.
IGNOU MAEDU Eligibility: Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline with or without a Degree in Education from a recognized University.
Medium of Instruction: English, However, students can write assignments, Term-end-Examination and Dissertation in Hindi.
IGNOU MAEDU Duration: Minimum 2 years and Maximum 5 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.
IGNOU MAEDU Fee Structure: Rs. 18000/- for full programme (Rs. 9,000/- for 1st year & Rs. 9000/- for 2nd year respectively).
Programme Framework
The M.A. (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: Specialized Areas in Education
Programme Details:
Group A: Basic Course on Education (4 Credits)
This course provides a concise but comprehensive articulation of education. The course familiarizes learners with the various aspects and task areas in the field of education. It also provides a conceptual overview of education with its multiplicity and complexity.

Course Code Title of the Course Credits Download
MES 11 Understanding Education 4

Group B: Core Courses
The core courses are intended to provide an in-depth understanding of the significant aspects of education. They bring out a variety of concepts, processes, and tasks in education in a proper ‘educational’ perspective. With these in view, four courses are visualized, all of which are compulsory for all students.

Course Code Title of the Course Credits Download
MES 12 Education: Nature and Purposes 6
MES 13 Learning, Learner and Development 6
MES 14 Societal Context of Education 6
MES 15 Operational Dimensions of Education 6

Group C: Courses on Knowledge Generation in Education
The course structure of Group C is worked out in such a way that there is adequate scope for both theoretical understandings of the process of knowledge generation in education as well as ‘hands-on’ experience in research
activities. The theoretical understanding of the process of knowledge generation in education is presented in the course on “Educational Research”. Similarly, the practical experience in educational research has been visualised with a more meaningful and rewarding experience in the form of a dissertation

Course Code Title of the Course Credits Download
MES 16 Educational Research 6
MESP 1 Dissertation 10

Group D: Specialised Areas in Education
Under Group D, you have to complete four or five courses worth 24 credits in one specialized area. You have to choose one of five specialized areas. The specialized areas are Higher Education, Distance Education, Educational
Technology, Educational Management and Adult Education. If you have already acquired a Diploma / Post-Graduate
Diploma in any of the offered areas of specialization, you are required to choose one area of specialization from the remaining areas of specialization. For example, if you have acquired a PG Diploma in Educational Technology

(PGDET), you are required to choose one from the remaining areas of specialization i.e. Distance Education, Higher Education, Educational Management and Adult Education.

Course Code Title of the Course Credits Download
Higher Education
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
Distance Education
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
Educational Technology
MES 31 ET -An Overview 6
MES 32 Communication and Information Technology 6
MES 33 Computer Technology 6
MES 34 Designing Courseware 6
Educational Management
MES 41 Growth and Development of Educational Management 6
MES 42 Dimensions of Educational Management 6
MES 43 Organizational Behaviour 6
MES 44 Institutional Management 6
Adult Education
MAE 1 Understanding Adult Education 6
MAE 2 Policy Planning and Implementation of Adult Education in India 6
MAE 3 Knowledge Management, Information Dissemination and
Networking in Adult Education
6
MAE 4 Extension Education and Development 6

Course to be offered in 1st Year of the programme (Total 34 Credits) (All Compulsory)

Course Code Title of the Course Credits Download
MES 11 Understanding Education 4
MES 12 Education: Nature and Purposes 6
MES 13 Learning, Learner and Development 6
MES 14 Societal Context of Education 6
MES 15 Operational Dimensions of Education 6
MES 16 Educational Research 6

Courses to be offered in 2nd Year of the Programme (Total 34 Credits)

1. Out of the following Specialized Areas, a learner has to choose one specialized area.
A. Higher Education (24 Credits)
B. Distance Education (24 Credits)
C. Educational Technology (24 Credits)
D. Educational Management (24 Credits)
E. Adult Education (24 Credits)

2. Dissertation Work (10 Credits)
Admission to the Programme is under ‘offline mode’. Applicants are advised to download the Prospectus from the website, print the application form and submit the filled-in application along with relevant documents and registration fee of Rs.400/- (in the form of a DD drawn in favour of IGNOU and payable at the city of the Regional Centre)at the Regional Centre. The selection will be done by way of a merit list. Only selected candidates will be required to pay the Programme Fee within a stipulated date, for which they will receive an intimation from the Regional Centre.

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