Department of Education
The Department has the distinction of initiating Bachelor of Education course in 1962 when it has been College of Education affiliated to University of Rajasthan, Jaipur. It is one of the pioneer department of this Institution that shares major credit to its name. Most of the students passed out from this department are appointed in various educational institutions of repute. In 1998, another branch of B.Ed. (Enriched), has been initiated with the approval of NCTE. It is an entirely learner - centered teacher preparation programme. It is one of the kind in the whole country and
has won wide acclaim from several national as well as international
The Masters degree programme provides a rigorous exposure to students
with two fold view of
- Developing an understanding of education as a
- Preparing them adequately in understanding
and carrying out educational research.
They learn through group
discussions, seminars, dissertation and library work. They are provided
ample actual hands-on and/ or field experience in this area of
specialization. They are associated with teachers in providing guidance
to B.Ed. students during practice of teaching as well as classroom
The Department is actively engaged in research. The Ph.D. programme was instituted in the Department as early as 1965 and there are 11
teachers recognized as Ph.D. guides. Till date, over 43 candidates have
been awarded the degree. At present, there are about 65 registered
research scholars pursuing their doctoral studies. Besides these, the
staff undertakes research projects – both sponsored and self initiated,
on themes of topical and field relevance. A noteworthy feature is that
the innovative practices tried out in the department are subjected to
systematic study and documentation. This helps in enhancing the level
of conceptualization. Several projects financially supported by several
agencies such as NCTE, UGC, MHRD and NCERT have been carried out.
The Department has a team of technically qualified and academically competent teachers. Teachers are engaged not only in teaching but also
in undertaking research projects and guiding research. They actively
participate in several academic fora at regional, national and
international levels, such as seminars, conferences and workshops.
The Department regularly provides academic platform for teachers to
participate in and interact with other field functionaries. These are
in the form of regional and national seminars on relevant themes,
workshops and refresher courses. The Department has also good liaison
with other university departments of education, national organisations
such as NCTE, NCERT, NIEPA, CCRT, CEE, UGC and the NAAC and also with
several other organisations such as INTEL, WIPRO & Diganter etc.
student of B.Ed., M.Ed. & M.A. (Education) are exposed to a wide
variety of learning experience in order to demonstrate to them the
potential of these about which they study as also to enhance the quality
of the programme. Such exposures prepare them better for any situation
in which they may have to work in . These include:
- Classroom Lectures
- Group Discussions
- Field Observations: Visit to Schools, Class Room Observation
- Programmed learning using various
instructional media, including the recorded, audio, visual and
audio-visual, (OHP, slide projector, movie projector, tape recorder),
Printg (PLM, self learning material, resource material), Digital (LCD)
and face to face.
- Field Practice: Classroom Teaching, Testing Programme, Organizing School Activities.
- Use of ICT in teaching
- Project based learning
- Simulated exercise using multiple sources for effective teaching: references, documents, reports and browsing search engines
The department has the distinction of providing
an entirely learner evolved, learner centered teacher education
programme namely, B.Ed. (Enriched) which is one of the kind in the whole
country. This programme was instituted in 1998 and has the approval of
the NCTE. It has won wide acclaim from several national as well as
Main Resource Support
Department has a well evolved Library which is a very strong resource.
There are about 25,000 volumes which include course related reading
material, self learning material, reference books, encyclopedia,
technical dictionaries, educational reports and documents, doctoral
theses, dissertation and research papers, as relevant resource material for
school teaching and textbooks. Many of these are available both in
Hindi and English . Around 40 periodicals including 13 foreign journals
enable the staff and students to keep in touch with the field.
The departmental Library is in the process of getting totally digitalized.
The library is widely used by not only the staff and students of the
Department but also other P.G. students and teachers on campus as well
as research scholars and teacher educators from other institutes.The
daily readership is over 200 per day.
Technical & Substantive Units:
The Department is well equipped with resources needed for providing
hands-on experience in the various learning task of students. For this,
there are separate units with necessary equipments, gadgets and other
materials. Main ones are:
Educational Technology unit- provides learning inputs for handling and
using gadgets for teaching and preparation of software for these such
as OHP, Slide Projector, Video and Audio tapes, Video Camera and
public address system.
ICT unit- provides ample opportunities to all the students in using computers of the department as well as IT Labs of the institutions. Thus developing self made material through different computer software and also internet browsing for discerning learning resources and integrating matter from them in their classroom teaching and other teacher roles.
The course on Computer Assisted Learning Teaching (CALT) has been an integral part of
B.Ed. and M.Ed. curriculum since 1991. Initially, it was an optional
course but in the last 7 years it has been made a compulsory component of
teacher education programme.
The Vidyapith has signed an MOU with Intel Teach to the Future in
2003. Through this, Intel Teach constantly provides technical support to
teachers and student teachers in the form of learning modules,
periodic technical reorientation and web support.
Psychological unit comprises several psychological tests such
as intelligence, interest inventories, learning experiments - attitude, aptitude, personality achievement motivation and projective tests. This unit is of great use to all students, teachers and researchers at all levels.
provide and develop varied subject related materials useful as instructional supports. These are in the form of models, charts, maps, transparencies and other relevant material and are separately maintained for Sciences, Mathematics, Social Sciences, Language and Home Science.These subject unit also provide training in improvisation techniques for developing instructional support material.
SUPW unit has provision for training in several creative, productive
activities which includes Bandhej, Regzine work, Furniture polishing, Doll making and Low cost no cost.
Students’ Activity unit deals with organization of various cultural,
sports and social activities and celebration of important days.
‘Students Guidance Corner’ is a practical group run by the students
specializing in Guidance and Counselling at both B.Ed. and M.Ed.
levels. Actual problems and queries of school children are analysed and
answers prepared by them through a display board. Once a year this unit
organizes the Guidance Day, where at displays and discussion with field
experts are arranged on issues of relevance to children's further
education and career.