In 1947, Department of Education - University of Delhi, North Delhi, which is a constituent unit of the University of Delhi, was founded as Central Institute of Education (CIE). In the early years after its establishment, a great deal of interest was shown in the progress and the activities of the institute by the then prime minister and education minister of India, late Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, and late Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, respectively.
The sole aim of Department of Education - University of Delhi is to be a front-runner in advancing education and providing the best of professional education so those budding teachers can develop into educators with a vision and values.
Currently, Department of Education - University of Delhi offers courses as per the rules and regulations of University of Delhi, New Delhi. The department is approved and recognized by National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE), Jaipur and the Institute of Advanced Studies in Education (IASE). It has also launched the Maulana Azad Centre for Elementary and Social Education (MACESE).
The unique philosophy of Central Institute of Education is reflected in its academic programmes. The academic programmes offered here are as follows:
In the current campus, two courses on education are offered. These are Bachelor of Education and Master of Education, which are offered for a period of two years.
Bachelor of Education (B.Ed): Candidates who want to apply to this course must have completed their graduation from a reputed college with 50% marks. SC, ST and OBC candidates are given a relaxation of 5% marks.
Master of Education (M.Ed): Candidates who want to opt for this course must have got their B.Ed. degree from a reputed college with 50% marks. SC, ST and OBC candidates are given a relaxation of 5% marks.