Master of Arts [MA] (Education) - Course Overview

  • STREAM

    ARTS

  • DURATION

    2 YEARS

  • COURSE

    Education Management

  • COURSE TYPE

    Post Graduation

    Master of Arts (M.A.) Education Top Colleges, Syllabus, Jobs, and Salary

    Sakshi Gupta Sakshi Gupta
    Content Curator
    StreamEducation
    Duration2 years
    CourseM.A.
    Course TypePost Graduation

    M.A. Education is a 2-year postgraduate course spread over 4 semesters, with the duration of the course varying across institutes. The eligibility for this course is bachelors degree in education or any related domain with securing minimum aggregate marks as required by the institute or university. 

    Top Institutes offering M.A. Education are:

    The average course fee charged by institutes ranges from INR 1k to 1 Lac. 

    MA Education course is offered via both regular and correspondence modes of education. It is a pedagogical course designed to impart to eligible candidates advanced lessons in theoretical and practical educational thought and processes. The course concludes with the submission of a research dissertation. MA Education and Master of Education are both different courses, with slightly alike course components.

    The average monthly salary offered to successful postgraduates of the course in India ranges between INR 15,000 and 28,000, increasing with the candidate’s experience.

    MA Education: Course Highlights

    Mentioned below are some of the basic highlights of the course.

    Name of the courseMA Education
    Course LevelPost Graduation
    Duration2 years, full-time/ Distance Learning
    StreamEducation
    Examination TypeSemester/Yearly
    EligibilityBachelor’s degree in Arts stream
    Admission ProcessMerit basis/ Entrance exam + Group Discussion/Personal Interview
    Average Course FeeINR 1K to 1 Lakh
    Average Starting SalaryINR 3 to 9 Lacs
    Top Recruiting AreasCoaching Centers, Education-based Consultancies, Education Department, Home Tuitions, Museums, Private Tuitions, Publishing Houses, Research and Development Agencies, Schools, etc.

    MA Education: What is it About?

    MA Education is a postgraduate course that deals in fundamental aspects of Education and its related factors. Students get to learn about Education Psychology, value education, human rights, environmental education, lie sciences and much more. 

    The course primarily aims to build in enrolled students proficiency in pedagogy and leadership. It aims to improve the understanding of schooling and appreciation of the political, economic and social forces that influence the decisions of educational leaders. 

    MA Education hones students’ skills needed in analyses and discussions of education-related theories for application to real-world experiences along with providing competency in educational leadership.

    MA Education: Top Institutes

    The average tuition fee charged in India for M.A. Education ranges between INR 1,000 (government institutes) and 1 lakh (private institutes).

    Listed below are some of the top institutes in India that offer M.A. Education.

    InstituteStateTuition Fees (in INR)
    LADY SHRI RAM COLLEGE FOR WOMENNew Delhi, Delhi NCR17,876
    LOYOLA COLLEGE, CHENNAIChennai, Tamil Nadu5,010
    ST. XAVIER'S COLLEGE, MUMBAIMumbai, Maharashtra7,153
    CHRIST UNIVERSITY, BANGALOREBangalore, Karnataka62,500
    MIRANDA HOUSE COLLEGE, NEW DELHINew Delhi, Delhi NCR15,823
    PRESIDENCY COLLEGE, CHENNAIChennai, Tamil Nadu865
    MADRAS CHRISTIAN COLLEGE - [MCC], CHENNAIChennai, Tamil Nadu13,607
    HINDU COLLEGE, NEW DELHINew Delhi, Delhi NCR12,307
    HANS RAJ COLLEGE - [HRC], NEW DELHINew Delhi, Delhi NCR12,307
    FERGUSSON COLLEGE, PUNEPune, Maharashtra3,148
    JESUS AND MARY COLLEGE - [JMC], NEW DELHINew Delhi, Delhi NCR12,823
    PRESIDENCY UNIVERSITY, KOLKATAKolkata, West Bengal3,810
    GARGI COLLEGE, NEW DELHINew Delhi, Delhi NCR7,541
    SRI VENKATESWARA COLLEGE, NEW DELHINew Delhi, Delhi NCR10,976
    ST XAVIER'S COLLEGE, AHMEDABADAhmedabad, Gujarat1,335
    SHRI RAM COLLEGE OF COMMERCE - [SRCC], NEW DELHINew Delhi, Delhi NCR29,625
    KISHINCHAND CHELLARAM COLLEGE - [KC COLLEGE] CHURCHGATE, MUMBAIMumbai, Maharashtra50,100
    ST. MIRA'S COLLEGE FOR GIRLS, PUNEPune, Maharashtra3,000
    LADY BRABOURNE COLLEGE - [LBC], KOLKATAKolkata, West Bengal15,637
    JADAVPUR UNIVERSITY, KOLKATAKolkata, West Bengal2,470

    M.A. Education: Eligibility 

    Listed here are the minimum criteria of eligibility needed to be fulfilled for admission to the course.

    • Bachelor’s degree in any discipline (including Physical Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, Engineering, Medicine, Agriculture, Environmental Sciences, Commerce, Management, etc.) from a recognized university.

    • A minimum aggregate score of 45% at the level of graduation.

    MA Education: Admission Process

    Most institutes shortlist students for MA Education course on the basis of their performance in a relevant entrance test. Some institutes conduct their own entrance tests for offering admission. Admission process may vary from college to college. Some institutes in the country also offer admission on the basis of the candidate’s obtained merit at the level of graduation.

    Some such entrance exams conducted in India for admission to the course are:

    • Punjab University Entrance Test
    • Sri Venkateswara University Admission Exam
    • Indira Gandhi National Open University Entrance Test
    • Alagappa University Entrance Exam
    • Madras University Admission Test
    • Mumbai University Entrance Exam
    • Periyar University Entrance Test
    • Netaji Subhas Open University Entrance Exam
    • Nalanda Open University Admission Exam.

    MA Education: Syllabus and Course Structure

    A semester- wise breakup of the course’s syllabus is given here.

    Semester ISemester II
    Philosophical & Sociological Foundations of Education IPhilosophical & Sociological Foundations of Education- II
    Educational Psychology IEducational Psychology- II
    Educational Research and Statistics IEducational Research & Statistics- II
    Educational Measurement and Evaluation IEducational Measurement & Evaluation- II
    Guidance & Counselling IGuidance & Counselling- II
    Educational Technology IEducational Technology- II
    Special Education ISpecial Education- II
    Population education & Environmental Education IPopulation Education & Environmental Education-II
    Value education & Human Rights Education IValue Education & Human Rights Education- II
    Educational Administration & Management IEducational Administration & Management- II
    Life Long Education ILife Long Education - II
    Semester IIISemester IV
    History & Contemporary Issues of Indian Education IHistory & Contemporary Issues of Indian Education- II
    Curriculum Development ICurriculum Development- II
    Dissertation ProposalDissertation
    Educational Measurement & Evaluation IIIEducational Measurement & Evaluation- IV
    Guidance & Counselling IIIGuidance & Counselling- IV
    Educational Technology IIIEducational Technology- IV
    Special Education IIISpecial Education- IV
    Population Education & Environmental Education IIIPopulation Education & Environmental Education- IV
    Value Education & Human Rights Education IIIValue Education & Human Rights Education- IV
    Educational Administration & Management IIIEducational Administration & Management- IV
    Life Long Education IIILife Long Education- IV.

    MA Education: Career Prospects

    MA Education course has been designed to address the emerging demand for experts in the fields of teaching and training at different levels of education, including administration and management of education. Upon successful completion of the course, postgraduates interested in further studies in the discipline may go for pursuing M.Phil., or Ph.D. in the subject.

    Such postgraduates are professionally responsible for developing academic curricula or serving as educational administrators, counsellors or researchers in the field of education.They are hired in capacities such as Lecturer, Professor, School Teacher, Private Tutor, Education Consultant, Education Counsellor, Vice Principal, Principal, and such.

    Coaching Centers, Education Consultancies, Education Department, Home Tuitions, Museums, Private Tuitions, Publishing Houses, Research and Development Agencies, Schools, etc. are some of the most common areas of employment for such professionals.

    Some of the popular professional avenues open to successful postgraduates of the course are listed below with the corresponding salaries offered for the respective positions.

    M.A in Education
    Job TitleJob DescriptionAverage Annual Salary in INR
    LectureLecturers teach students at undergraduate and graduate levels, assess and evaluating candidates’ works, impart educational instruction, and invigilating examinations, among others.3,24,896 – 5,16,932
    ProfessorProfessors or College Instructors typically teach courses in their branch of knowledge, assess students’ works, and build advanced knowledge of the discipline in enrolled candidates.2,63,482 – 5,00,293
    PrincipalsPrincipals oversee and manage the daily operations of private/public secondary schools. Their obligations include working with other school functionaries, authorities, devising and achieving scholarly objectives and educational programs, and such.5,56,262 – 8,20,475

    Master of Arts [MA] (Education) Fee Structure in India


    2.67 K (Minimum Fee)PUBLIC COLLEGES2.18 L (Maximum Fee)
    33 K (Average Fee)
    2.6 K (Minimum Fee)PRIVATE COLLEGES2.73 L (Maximum Fee)
    49.81 K (Average Fee)

    Master of Arts [MA] (Education) Fee Structure by State


    Uttar Pradesh

    5.47 KPUBLIC COLLEGES38.21 K
    19.53 K
    2.6 KPRIVATE COLLEGES1.62 L
    33.65 K

    Rajasthan

    9.55 KPUBLIC COLLEGES70 K
    39.89 K
    18 KPRIVATE COLLEGES1.05 L
    48.45 K

    Delhi NCR

    5.72 KPUBLIC COLLEGES2 L
    67.42 K
    14.74 KPRIVATE COLLEGES1.7 L
    70.75 K

    West Bengal

    2.67 KPUBLIC COLLEGES65 K
    15.26 K
    8.46 KPRIVATE COLLEGES1.92 L
    68.16 K

    Assam

    9.2 KPUBLIC COLLEGES22.48 K
    15.83 K
    19.6 KPRIVATE COLLEGES1.6 L
    52.05 K

    Madhya Pradesh

    16.1 KPUBLIC COLLEGES60 K
    27.29 K
    12.8 KPRIVATE COLLEGES80 K
    45.29 K

    Punjab

    22 KPUBLIC COLLEGES97.03 K
    59.51 K
    19.92 KPRIVATE COLLEGES1.15 L
    61.04 K

    Haryana

    5.72 KPUBLIC COLLEGES2 L
    66.99 K
    11.13 KPRIVATE COLLEGES1.7 L
    47.98 K

    Maharashtra

    10.5 KPUBLIC COLLEGES88.6 K
    30.72 K
    2.73 LPRIVATE COLLEGES2.73 L
    2.73 L

    Orissa

    2.67 KPUBLIC COLLEGES53.97 K
    19.76 K
    30.3 KPRIVATE COLLEGES80 K
    55.15 K

    Uttarakhand

    3.44 KPUBLIC COLLEGES39.39 K
    12.92 K
    14.4 KPRIVATE COLLEGES1 L
    64.09 K

    Chhattisgarh

    14.4 KPUBLIC COLLEGES60 K
    34.35 K
    38.2 KPRIVATE COLLEGES63 K
    51.28 K

    Tamil Nadu

    7.7 KPUBLIC COLLEGES19.96 K
    15.04 K
    30.8 KPRIVATE COLLEGES30.8 K
    30.8 K

    Karnataka

    39.08 KPUBLIC COLLEGES64.5 K
    47.65 K
    1.24 LPRIVATE COLLEGES1.8 L
    1.52 L

    Arunachal Pradesh

    23.8 KPUBLIC COLLEGES29 K
    26.4 K
    5.24 KPRIVATE COLLEGES76 K
    51.75 K

    Jharkhand

    30 KPUBLIC COLLEGES30 K
    30 K
    22 KPRIVATE COLLEGES1.4 L
    56.17 K

    Gujarat

    42 KPUBLIC COLLEGES42 K
    42 K
    6 KPRIVATE COLLEGES40 K
    23 K

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    Heeraram

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    14 Oct, 2019 14:21
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    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Heeraram, kindly check the Admission Procedure of MLSU Udaipur for the concerned course from here.

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