Vice Chancellor: Prof. Yedla C. Simhadri
Head of the Department & Dean: Dr. Md. Wasay Zafar
Brief Introduction of the Department: The Department of Education, Patna University, Patna was established as a separate department of Post-Graduate teaching and research in 1954. Prior to this, Master of Education (M.Ed.) programme was running in the Patna Training College, Patna University, Patna since 1934. The Department of Education is a centre of paramount importance in the field of Teacher Education in India. It is the first Post-Graduate Department of Education recognized by NCTE in Bihar and Jharkhand which prepares professionals for Teacher Training Colleges and University Departments of Education. Continuing it’s glorious past the department is engaged in performing higher level functions in the field of Education. It caters to the needs of Various Institution engaged in teaching and research in Educational Studies, Educational Planning & Management, Pedagogical Training & Educational Administration specially in the eastern region of the country.
Vision of the Department: Since teacher education has grown leaps & bounds, it is matter of concern to maintain its quality. NCTE is striving hard in this direction. The vision of the department is to perform the role model for teacher education at post-graduate level in the state and the nation at large.
Mission of the Department: The mission of the department is to convert itself to the Institute Of Advanced Studies In Education.
Objectives of the Department:
a) To prepare teacher educators to meet the requirements of the Teacher Training Institutions and Departments of Education of the Universities of the country in general and of the Bihar state in particular.
b) To prepare skilled manpower for research in education and the related areas.
c) To prepare professionals with high sensitivity towards women and other marginal groups of the society.
d) To increase the corpus of knowledge in the field of education through high quality researches.
e) To provide professional support to SCERT, SIET, DIETs, UNICEF and other voluntary organizations engaged in innovative practices, alternative teaching programmes, training and research in school education.
f) To provide professional support to various distance and open learning programmes of IGNOU, Nalanda Open University (NOU) and Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU), running in the state.
Courses Offered: Master of Education (M.Ed.) & Ph.D. (Education)
Medium of Instruction: Hindi/English
Institution Type: Co-Educational
Address: Baripath, Dariyapur, Patna- 800004 (Bihar)
Contact No.: 0612-2303937, 2302216
Contact Person: Raj Kumar (Office Assistant)