|Course Type||Post 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.
Mentioned below are some of the basic highlights of the course.
|Name of the course||MA Education|
|Course Level||Post Graduation|
|Duration||2 years, full-time/ Distance Learning|
|Eligibility||Bachelor’s degree in Arts stream|
|Admission Process||Merit basis/ Entrance exam + Group Discussion/Personal Interview|
|Average Course Fee||INR 1K to 1 Lakh|
|Average Starting Salary||INR 3 to 9 Lacs|
|Top Recruiting Areas||Coaching Centers, Education-based Consultancies, Education Department, Home Tuitions, Museums, Private Tuitions, Publishing Houses, Research and Development Agencies, Schools, etc.|
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.
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.
|Institute||State||Tuition Fees (in INR)|
|LADY SHRI RAM COLLEGE FOR WOMEN||New Delhi, Delhi NCR||17,876|
|LOYOLA COLLEGE, CHENNAI||Chennai, Tamil Nadu||5,010|
|ST. XAVIER'S COLLEGE, MUMBAI||Mumbai, Maharashtra||7,153|
|CHRIST UNIVERSITY, BANGALORE||Bangalore, Karnataka||62,500|
|MIRANDA HOUSE COLLEGE, NEW DELHI||New Delhi, Delhi NCR||15,823|
|PRESIDENCY COLLEGE, CHENNAI||Chennai, Tamil Nadu||865|
|MADRAS CHRISTIAN COLLEGE - [MCC], CHENNAI||Chennai, Tamil Nadu||13,607|
|HINDU COLLEGE, NEW DELHI||New Delhi, Delhi NCR||12,307|
|HANS RAJ COLLEGE - [HRC], NEW DELHI||New Delhi, Delhi NCR||12,307|
|FERGUSSON COLLEGE, PUNE||Pune, Maharashtra||3,148|
|JESUS AND MARY COLLEGE - [JMC], NEW DELHI||New Delhi, Delhi NCR||12,823|
|PRESIDENCY UNIVERSITY, KOLKATA||Kolkata, West Bengal||3,810|
|GARGI COLLEGE, NEW DELHI||New Delhi, Delhi NCR||7,541|
|SRI VENKATESWARA COLLEGE, NEW DELHI||New Delhi, Delhi NCR||10,976|
|ST XAVIER'S COLLEGE, AHMEDABAD||Ahmedabad, Gujarat||1,335|
|SHRI RAM COLLEGE OF COMMERCE - [SRCC], NEW DELHI||New Delhi, Delhi NCR||29,625|
|KISHINCHAND CHELLARAM COLLEGE - [KC COLLEGE] CHURCHGATE, MUMBAI||Mumbai, Maharashtra||50,100|
|ST. MIRA'S COLLEGE FOR GIRLS, PUNE||Pune, Maharashtra||3,000|
|LADY BRABOURNE COLLEGE - [LBC], KOLKATA||Kolkata, West Bengal||15,637|
|JADAVPUR UNIVERSITY, KOLKATA||Kolkata, West Bengal||2,470|
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.
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:
A semester- wise breakup of the course’s syllabus is given here.
|Semester I||Semester II|
|Philosophical & Sociological Foundations of Education I||Philosophical & Sociological Foundations of Education- II|
|Educational Psychology I||Educational Psychology- II|
|Educational Research and Statistics I||Educational Research & Statistics- II|
|Educational Measurement and Evaluation I||Educational Measurement & Evaluation- II|
|Guidance & Counselling I||Guidance & Counselling- II|
|Educational Technology I||Educational Technology- II|
|Special Education I||Special Education- II|
|Population education & Environmental Education I||Population Education & Environmental Education-II|
|Value education & Human Rights Education I||Value Education & Human Rights Education- II|
|Educational Administration & Management I||Educational Administration & Management- II|
|Life Long Education I||Life Long Education - II|
|Semester III||Semester IV|
|History & Contemporary Issues of Indian Education I||History & Contemporary Issues of Indian Education- II|
|Curriculum Development I||Curriculum Development- II|
|Educational Measurement & Evaluation III||Educational Measurement & Evaluation- IV|
|Guidance & Counselling III||Guidance & Counselling- IV|
|Educational Technology III||Educational Technology- IV|
|Special Education III||Special Education- IV|
|Population Education & Environmental Education III||Population Education & Environmental Education- IV|
|Value Education & Human Rights Education III||Value Education & Human Rights Education- IV|
|Educational Administration & Management III||Educational Administration & Management- IV|
|Life Long Education III||Life Long Education- IV.|
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.
|Job Title||Job Description||Average Annual Salary in INR|
|Lecture||Lecturers 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|
|Professor||Professors 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|
|Principals||Principals 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|