Mahindra University’s Indira Mahindra School of Education has introduced a new two-year, full-time MA (Education) program that will commence in August 2023. The university is now accepting applications from eligible undergraduate students who aspire to pursue a career in the field of Education. With the launch of the MA in Education program, Mahindra University joins a prestigious group of institutions dedicated to equipping students for the expanding education sector in India.
The introduction of MA in Education by Mahindra University fills in a void of preparing well-rounded, critical and well-informed future thinkers and leaders in the education sector. The program envisages training of students in critical research skills, theoretical knowledge, thematic and analytical exposition, and a clear linkage with field-based learnings, all of which are in-built into the curriculum by way of making students to write a detailed Master’s dissertation.
The faculty at Indira Mahindra School of Education are trained at and have taught Educational Studies in reputed Universities and research centres in India and abroad. They bring long years of engagement with various nationally and internationally well-known organisations and think tanks. Their research on various aspects of education inform the teaching and learning processes in the classrooms.
Announcing the launch of MA Education program, Professor S. Srinivasa Rao, Dean, Indira Mahindra School of Education, said ‘’As we move into an era of revolution in terms of expansion of education at all levels (elementary, secondary, higher, vocational and early childhood education), we need more and more well-trained professionals who could go beyond the teacher training programmes, and are drawn from a wider pool of multi-disciplinary areas and subjects into Education programs. At Mahindra University, we welcome students who have completed their under-graduation in any subject (B.A/ B.Com/B.Sc/B.Tech/B.B.A/B.El.Ed/B.Ed) and have a desire to enter into Education/Development Sectors. Also, students who wish to pursue research careers in Educational Studies or consultancy services”.
Further, he said, “We want our students to challenge the way Education policies, processes and practices are understood currently in conventional institutions of education, which will then enable them to make meaningful contributions to the country and world at large”.
What is unique at Indira Mahindra School of Education is that the students are provided with training in liberal arts perspectives (from Economics, Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology, History, Political Science and Management) to help them grasp the interconnected ways in which the Education sector functions. Moreover, the School will bring grassroots practitioners and professionals working in various developmental organisations and CSR initiatives to come to campus to share their experiences with budding students of MA Education. This is in addition to interactions with well know national and international thought leaders, researchers and practitioners in education.
For more information and applications, students can visit the university website. The tuition fee for this two-year program is INR 1,00,000 per annum. The last date to apply is 05th June 2023 and the 1st Batch of MA (Education) admissions are starting in Aug 2023. To be eligible for this program a candidate should have a minimum of 55% marks in any bachelor’s degree from any discipline/subject (sciences or humanities or Commerce or liberal arts or engineering or management or education). Those who have completed B. Ed or B. El. Ed with Min. 55% marks or students with valid CUCET (PG) scores are also eligible to apply. The university will also award a stipend of Rs 18,000 per month towards teaching assistantship for eligible candidates.