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Master of Education (M.Ed.)

Azim Premji University is launching a M.Ed. Programme (Master of Education) with specialisation in Elementary and Secondary education. The programme will commence in July 2018. We seek to enrol students who are interested in a deep engagement with the process of teacher education through specialized domains of knowledge. The eligibility criteria for students entering this programme will be as per the NCTE norms.

The two-year full-time Master of Education (M.Ed.) programme aims to develop professionals with sound disciplinary knowledge along with critical perspectives on education, curriculum, teaching and learning, and capable of analysis, reflection, conceptual thinking, and meaningful action.

Programme Overview

Teaching about teaching is complex. It includes knowledge of curricular content, teaching and learning and understanding of how knowledge base for teaching is acquired. It is also important to address the beliefs of the prospective teacher educators with respect to various aspects of education including content, pedagogy, learners and their contexts. It is hoped that the proposed program will develop all these capabilities, attitudes and commitment required for a teacher educator.

This is a two-year, full-time, professional teacher educator preparation programme that awards a M.Ed. Degree. The programme focuses on:

  1. Critical perspectives about education
  2. Knowledge in the disciplines of Mathematics and Science
  3. Sensitivity towards contexts of teaching and teacher education
  4. Continuum of pre-service to in-service teacher education
  5. Field practice in schools and teacher education institutions.
  6. 'Hands on-Minds on' workshops
  7. Research related to teacher education

Programme Structure

This M.ED is a full time postgraduate professional programme of 72 credits.

Students are required to take Core Courses, Electives (Discipline Area courses and Advanced Educational Studies), Workshop courses and also complete a Dissertation. They will also have field engagements across the Semesters.

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Eligibility

The eligibility criteria for students entering this programme will be as per the NCTE norms.

I. The candidates seeking admission to the Master of Education Programme (M.Ed.) should have obtained at least 50% marks or an equivalent grade in any one of the following programmes:

  • B.Ed.
  • B.Sc.B.Ed.
  • B.El.Ed. (with Optional Mathematics / Science and the corresponding pedagogy course)
  • D.El.Ed. with an Undergraduate Degree (with 50% marks in each).

II. The candidates must possess an undergraduate degree in Sciences or Mathematics or Engineering and have obtained at least 50% marks or an equivalent grade.

Write to Admissions office (admissions@apu.edu.in) for any clarification on the Eligibility.

Relevant school teaching experience and/or a Master's degree in Science/Mathematics will be an added advantage

Career Opportunities

A large cadre of committed and capable Teacher educators to meet the call of the NCFTE* (2009) for the professionalization of teaching.

Competent teacher educators are required to provide support to practicing teachers on the recent developments related to teaching and learning, curriculum, assessment and the like. They can look forward to work as Curriculum Specialists, Policy makers, School Administrators and Researchers.

We have campus recruitment and our active placement cell will facilitate career opportunities for you.

* NCFTE - National Curriculum Framework for Teacher Education

Application Form

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If you need to apply offline, please write to admissions@apu.edu.in for the Application form.

Selection Process

The First round of Selection process will be held on 27th May 2018 (Sunday) at Bangalore, Delhi and Kolkata. Candidates who have completed the application forms will receive the admit card.

University may decide to conduct one more round of Admissions in June 2018. The Selection process with be held at Bangalore.

Applications can be made online

The Academic session will start in July 2018.

Entrance Test Pattern

The entrance test will have 60 multiple choice questions and one long essay.

The total duration of the test will be 2 ½ hours

Part A (30 questions) Questions about understanding in education, including policies and recommendations
Part B (30 questions) Questions on discipline specific content upto Undergraduate level (Candidates can choose the discipline depending on their UG/ PG degree and teaching subject in B.Ed - Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology)
Part C (Essay)- 500-750 words
Candidates have to answer one out of the three questions
Questions that will require students to provide some arguments, justifications regarding issues related to education and teaching.

Fees and Financial Assistance

Azim Premji University has an explicit commitment towards supporting students and provides extensive financial assistance to deserving students for pursuing higher studies.

Family income of less than Rupees 5 Lakhs per annum will be considered for various categories of scholarships (100%, 70% or 50%) covering tuition fees, accommodation and food charges.

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Time Line

The Academic session will start in July 2018.

Contact Us

For admission related queries, contact us at:


Azim Premji University, Admissions Office
PES Campus, Pixel Park, B Block
Electronics City, Hosur Road,Bengaluru - 560 100

Toll free help line : 1800 843 2001
Mobile No : 8971889988 
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Emailadmissions@apu.edu.in