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University of Delhi, New Delhi

About Department of Education - University of Delhi

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:

  • Bachelor of Elementary Education (B.El.Ed.): Offered in 8 affiliated colleges of the University of Delhi, one can opt for this programme after completing 12 years of schooling. It is a four-year full-time professional programme in elementary teacher education.
  • Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.): Offered in 3 affiliated colleges of the University of Delhi, Shyama Prasad Mukherjee College, Lady Irwin College and Maharshi Valmiki College of Education, besides CIE, one can opt for this programme after graduation or post graduation. It is a one-year professional teacher education programme which is full-time in nature.
  • Bachelor of Special Education (Visual Impairment): Offered in Durgabai Deshmukh College, this is a one-year professional teacher education programme which is full-time in nature.
  • Bachelor of Special Education (Mental Retardation): Offered at Lady Irwin College, this is a one-year professional teacher education programme which is full-time in nature.
  • Master of Education (M.Ed.): This is a one-year advanced programme in education which is full-time in nature.
  • Master of Education (M.Ed.): Designed for in-service teachers and other educational practitioners, this two-year advanced programme in education is part-time in nature.
  • Master of Philosophy (M.Phil): This course for working professionals in education can be taken up either on a full-time basis (18 months) or on a part-time basis (24 months).
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.): This is a doctoral research programme.
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Special Education (Multiple Disabilities: Physical and Neurological): This programme of 1 year, with 3 months internship is run by Action for Ability Development and Inclusion (AADI).

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.

  • The college has a vibrant campus life with a wide range of opportunities to fill your free time
  • The college has an impressive and pollution-free campus with panoramic green surroundings, elegant landscaping and beautiful flower-beds
  • The college has separate individual departments for all subjects with young, dynamic faculty and non-teaching staff and with good results
  • The college has the most eminent Faculty members and they are really well qualified, experienced and truly committed towards enhancement and development of the students
  • The college has well-equipped with modern facilities like library, laboratory, classrooms, computer lab, canteen, seminar halls, common rooms, auditorium, multipurpose halls, playground & hostel etc.
  • A sufficient number of classrooms with varying sizes are made available for the smooth conduct of different classes in the college
  • The college has a library with a good number of books (both text and reference) on various subjects to meet the needs of the students as well as the teachers with reading room facility. Daily Newspapers and selected journals are also regularly subscribed
  • The college has a book bank for helping the poor and backward class students
  • State of the Art Laboratories with sufficient space and all the necessary equipment are made available to various departments
  • The college has taken up the responsibility of imparting necessary, effective and practical education to the students so that they can reach great heights and attain maximum achievements in their life
  • The college runs a canteen inside the campus where staff and students can have meals and snacks prepared in a hygienic manner and at an affordable cost
  • Internet & Wi-Fi facilities may be availed for the students and teachers as per their needs
  • Transportation facility is available for the students
  • The college also has a hostel with providing all the facilities, security and good atmosphere, best suited for studies of the boys & girls coming from far-off places
  • The college has a large playground with well-equipment for different sports
  • A medical facility has been available in the college for the benefit of the students
  • State Government and Central Government offers a number of scholarships to the meritorious students and the students belonging to SC / ST / OBC
  • A special complaint cell (Sexual Harassment Cell) has been formed for the female students in the college. Students can directly complain orally or by written application to the head of the cell. Apart from this, Ragging is strictly prohibited on the college campus
  • The college also organizes workshops, seminars, and conferences for improving teaching skills and methodology
  • The college consists Women Cell to help female students. This cell helps and guides girls to sort out from their personal problem and avoid them from any harassment
  • To support their academic program, workshops, seminars and special lectures in various areas are organized in the college from time to time by eminent professionals from diverse fields
Levels of study
Streams Mode Duration Eligibilty
Bachelor of Education Full Time 2 Years 10+2+3
Master of Education - (M.Ed) Full Time 2 Years B.Ed
  • Library
  • Sports
  • Hostel
  • Laboratories
  • Internet
  • Auditorium
  • Bank/ATM
  • Classroom
  • Placement
  • Scholarship
  • Workshop
  • Wi-Fi
  • Seminar Halls
  • CCTV Surveillance System
  • Playground
  • Curricular Activities
  • Multipurpose Hall
  • UPS
  • Medical Facility
  • Common Rooms
  • Computer Lab
  • Cafeteria/Canteen
  • Anti Ragging
  • Women Cell
  • Anti-Sexual Harassment Committee
  • Campus Security(24x7)
  • Public Transportation
  • Training





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