Department of Education
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
Aligarh Muslim University
CELEBRATING CENTENARY YEAR OF ESTABLISHMENT
The Department of Education of Aligarh Muslim University was established in 1923. It is among the premier institutions of Teacher Education in India. For more than 97 years, it has been producing teachers who are competent and committed to their profession with a dedicated attitude to serve the cause of education not only in India but globally, having a broader outlook, scientific temper, and positive thinking. The products of this Department are not only spread over the whole country but are serving in different countries of the world. We are committed to producing such dedicated teachers who may, apart from a professional and humane teachership, also represent, through their educational endeavor, the harmonious heritage of Indian Unity in Diversity, the legacy of ancient Indian wisdom, Love, tolerance, and the spiritual temperament of the spirit of Indian National culture through the ages.
The Education Department has a century-long legacy of serving the Nation and contributing in her Educational, Literary, and Intellectual development with some of its Stalwarts Educationists, Writers, and Thinkers to name a few Prof. Habibur Rehman, Prof. K.G. Saiyadain, Prof. Akhtar Ansari, Ms. Ismat Chugtai, Prof. Sajida Zaidi and Dr. Sabira K. Zaidi etc.
The Department runs following academic programmes
Four Year Integrated Teacher Education Prpogramme (ITEP) (In Process, likely to start from 2023)
B.A. in Education
B.A. Hons. Four Year as per NEP 2020
M.A. in Education
Diploma in Teaching- DT
Ph.D. in Education
The Two Year B.Ed. Programme is also available at two other Centres of AMU i.e. AMU Center, Malappuram, Kerala, and AMU Center, Murshidabad, West Bengal.
VISION OF THE DEPARTMENT
To emerge as a center of excellence in the arena of Educational Foundations and Teacher Education with International Standards.
The Department of Education is committed to achieving the following in near future-
- Evolving the Department as a leading center for pedagogical, curricular, and research activities in compliance with National Education Policy and Socio-Cultural relevance.
- Developing competent and socially committed school teachers and teacher educators with modern skills and scientific temper.
- Preparing students with 21st-century challenges of teaching and creating a more effective teaching-learning environment.
- Motivating the minds to utilize education as the most effective tool for sustainable development.
- Blending educational practices with traditional and modern approaches for holistic development.
The Department provides excellent infrastructure facilities. The Library of the Department has around sixteen thousand books (including volumes and titles) and can claim to be one of the biggest reference libraries on education. It has a big reading hall with a seating capacity of more than 80 at a time, having a book processing section, and a journal and periodical section.
There are five well-equipped and maintained laboratories for the students to be used as an essential part of B.Ed. and M.Ed. Programmes.:
Home Science Lab
The Department has produced a number of Teachers who have been working in schools and different University Departments, Educational Institutions and serving society in different capacities both in India and abroad. Apart from it, a good number of students have been qualifying UGC-NET, JRF, over the years getting State and National Level Scholarships, conferring ranks in different Competitive Examinations every year thus adding to the cap of the Department many feathers each successive year by their hard work, achievements, and dedication in serving the humanity.
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