Brief Introduction of the Department: The Department of Education, Patna University, and 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 Institutions/organizations engaged in teaching and research in Educational Studies particularly Teacher Education. . Continuing with its glorious past the department has been performing higher level functions in the field of Teacher Education and allied areas.
Vision of the Department: Vision of the Department of Education is to grow into one of the premier institutions of Teacher Education in India and serve the society with full commitment, dedication and responsibility.
Mission of the Department: Department: Mission of the Department is to prepare excellent professionals and researchers with distributive justice and to make significant contribution in the domain of knowledge in the field Education and related areas.
Objectives of the Department:
a) To prepare professionals for meeting the requirements of the Teacher Education Institutions at various levels in general and 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 voluntary organizations engaged in innovative practices, alternative teaching programmes, training and research in school education etc.
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)