Master of Education – M.Ed.

Master of Education (SLQF 9)

Eligibility for Admission

Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) from a recognized university or higher educational institution (HEI) with four years duration.


A degree with postgraduate diploma in education (PGDE) from recognized university or higher educational institute with experience in the teaching field appointed by the Ministry of Education.

Selection Criteria

The selection procedure is through open advertisement and interview.

Course Requirement

All candidates are required to obtain 36 credits from the programme with research at the end of the successful completion. The research is base on classroom teaching improvement on action research.


All students are required to satisfy 80% of attendance to get the eligibility to sit each subject examination of end of semester.

Medium of Instruction

Tamil Medium


Marks Systems

The performance of a student in each course will be evaluated in terms of percentage of marks Evaluation in each course shall be done through continuous comprehensive assessment (CCA) and end semester examination (ESE) which will be consolidated at the end of each semester. The evaluation system of the students shall have following two components Continuous Comprehensive Assessment (CCA) shall account for 30% of the final marks that a student will get in a particular course. The evaluation of students under CCA will be done on the basis of following parameters;

Individual Presentation
Field trip Assignment (Report)
Formative Evaluation- 30 marks

Summative Evaluation – 70 marks

Final Semester end Examination

Model of the question paper

3 C subjects: Answer four questions out of six.

Ed. Graduation Requirements
Students must complete all program courses.
To remain eligible for continuance in the M.Ed. and to be awarded the graduate degree, students must maintain progress toward completion of the program and may earn no grade lower than a C – in any individual subject, and maintain a B average (3.0 GPA) for all courses completed in the program.
Each student must complete a culminating research experience; this is an independent action research at classroom level project that integrates what he or she has learned during the research methods in education
Students must remain continuously enrolled while in the M.Ed. program.
Courses are offered during the week ends.
Structure of the Curriculum

Master of Education is a general post-graduate degree programme professional and research oriented post‐graduate programme in Education. To be at par with the professional requirement of the programme, the board of Studies in Education pooled the best expertise available in various areas to modify and improve the existing curriculum. The board has re‐formulated recently the this programme by diversifying the courses offered and strengthening the content and structure of the programme, in tune with the National Curriculum Framework for Teacher Education.

Status of the structure

Subject Code Subject Name Credits Teaching hrs
First Semester
MED 1113 Philosophical Perspectives of Education 3 45
MED 1123 Psychological Perspectives of Education 3 45
MED 1133 Educational Planning and Management 3 45
MED 1143 Monitoring and Evaluation of Secondary Education 3 45
MED 1153 Advanced Methods in Educational Research 4 60
Total Credits 16
Second Semester
MED 1213 Comparative and Historical Study of Education 3 45
MED 1223 Preschool and Primary Education 3 45
MED 1233 Educational Measurement and Evaluation 3 45
MED 1243 Contemporary  issues in Education 3 45
MED 1253 ICT and E – Learning  ( Theory 1C, Practical 1C) 2 15 +30
MED 1266 Dissertation – Research 6
Total Credits  20