INTRODUCTION

The Faculty of education is recognized by the National Council for Teacher Education and is Affiliated to Dr.M.G.R.Educational and Research Institute ,University.The duration of the course is Two years from the academic year 2015-2016, on wards under new regulation dated.1-12-2014.

Courses

COURSES OFFERED

B.Ed Course - 2 Year

Students are trained well in both theory and practice of teaching methodologies in the various subjects related to the B.Ed. course. Students are given practical training in various schools under the expert guidance of experienced faculty members.

The core aim of the B.Ed. Course is to equip students with excellent skill and capabilities in the art of teaching both in the theoretical and practical methodologies.

COURSE CONTENTS

The Course of study includes

1.Compulsory Core courses

2.Elective Course

3.Optional Course – I

4.Optional Course – II

5.Practical Course

CORE COURSES (All the three core papers are compulsory)

1. Challenges in Education

2. Psychology of Teaching and Learning

3. Educational Innovations and Technology

ELECTIVE SUBJECT

A student should take up any ONE among the following papers, subject to be approved by the Principal.

1. Environmental Education

2. Population Education

3. Guidance and Counseling

4. Peace Education

5. Human Rights Education

OPTIONAL COURSES – SCHOOL SUBJECT – ORIENTED METHODOLOGY COURSES

Graduates and Post-Graduates who have Tamil or English as their main subject of study can take up both the optional subjects from the same subject, namely, Tamil or English as the case may be.

All graduates shall offer their respective major subject of study as Optional – II, Optional – I may be the subject they may opt from their ancillary / Tamil / English.

1. English

2. Tamil

3. History

4. Geography

5. Political Science

6. Mathematics

7. Physics

8. Chemistry

9. Botany

10. Zoology

11. Commerce

12. Computer Science

PRACTICAL

1. Internship and Teaching Aids and Practice

Teaching practice will have to be undertaken in a recognised high/higher secondary / matriculation / matriculation higher secondary or senior secondary school. The duration of the internship will be 40 working days.

2. Psychological Experiments and School / Community Based Activities.

INFRASTRUCTURE

Infrastructural Facilities

1.Modern Lecture Halls, Laboratories (Physical Science, Biological Science, Psychology, Language, Computer Science).

2.A beautiful, sprawling campus.

3.Highly qualified and experienced staff.

4.Updated Computer / Internet Facilities.

5.Modern Canteen Facilities.

6.Separate hostel facilities for male and female students.

7.Well-connected and convenient transport facilities.

8.Fully equipped library with recent publications/journals/magazines.

9.Co-curricular / extra-curricular activity opportunities. Seminars / Workshops / Conferences / Visits etc.

10.Tie up with 20 government schools for practical teaching experience.

Tie-ups

The Faculty of Education of Dr. MGR University, Chennai is having a tie-up with a large number of Government and management schools in Chennai and Thiruvallur Districts to provide for the requisite training in "Observation and Practice Teaching”.

Medium Of Instruction

The Medium of Instruction is English. The dedicated team of our faculty members will guide the students in their training and practice.

Placement

The students of our department have been successfully placed through campus interviews.

ADMISSION

The admission to the B.Ed. course at Dr. M.G.R. University is strictly based on the norms stipulated by The National Council for Teacher Education.

Eligibility for Admission to the Course

The Candidates should have passed the U.G.Degree Examination in the 10+2+3 stream, with the same main subjects in part III, for which he/she is seeking admission in the B.Ed.course. The Minimum marks required for each category is given below.

Community/Category

Minimum Marks

OC

50%

BC

45%

MBC/DCN

43%

SC/ST

40%

  • In the case of physically and visually challenged candidates a minimum pass in the degree is required

  • Candidates with P.G.Qualification alone will be considered for Economics , commerce and Home Science.

  • To Consider for P.G.qualified candidates, the candidate should have passed the UG in the same major subject.

Eligibility for Admission to University Examinations

A Candidate will be admitted to write the B.Ed Final Examination if he/she has secured a minimum of 80% attendance during his/her course of study.